If you’ve noticed you are sweating more than usual—not just on your palms and soles, but all over—take a look at your medication list. The new occurrence of excess sweating everywhere on your body can be a result of many causes including diabetes, thyroid disease and infection, so it requires a careful evaluation by your doctor—but medications are a common offender.
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An unexpected increase in weight can be concerning for anyone. But it’s an unfortunate side effect of many common medications. Insulin, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and even migraine medications can all cause weight gain, and some may even worsen the health conditions they’re trying to treat.
Sudden weight gain is never a reason to stop your medication without seeing your doctor first. See More
After practicing medicine for 20 years, I’ve become adept at “clarifying” to life insurance companies why patients are taking certain medications. The same medications appear to trigger red flags for both long-term care and life insurance companies.
Their “concern” makes sense for some medications because they are used for serious chronic illnesses, but for others, the insurance companies are worried about your lifestyle. See More
Your eyes have a combination of a relatively small size with a rich blood supply that makes them extra vulnerable to negative side effects from medications.
These side effects vary—and may involve the lens, retina or cornea. If you’re older, or using a medication at a high dose for a longer period of time, be aware that your risk will be higher.
Here are ten oral medications known to have adverse effects on the eye:
- Alendronate (Fosamax) is taken once a week and belongs to a class of medications used for osteoporosis called bisphosphonates. See More
Now we know it’s ten, not five. For women with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, recommendations have changed in the last year regarding tamoxifen. Women who are not candidates for aromatase inhibitors like anastrozole (Arimidex) and letrozole (Femara) take the daily pill tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer recurrence. This year the recommendation changed for the duration of tamoxifen for breast cancer, and it’s longer. See More
You’ve survived cancer, now how much will it cost to keep it that way? Breast cancer survival for women with hormone receptor positive cancer has improved because of two classes of medications. This is awesome news for women, though just when you think you are all done with surgery and chemotherapy, you may then be told to take another medication for 5 to 10 years. These medications are now available as generics but they can still put quite a dent in women’s wallets. See More