WARNING

You should call your doctor immediately if you develop any side effect while taking a drug. If you do develop side effects it is vitally important that you speak to your doctor before you stop taking your pills. Remember that this list of side effects isnít complete - you can develop virtually any side effect with virtually any drug - and remember too that some of these side effects are quite uncommon and many patients can take a drug without getting any side effects. Always follow your doctorís advice about how and when to take a drug - and if you are in any doubt at all then ask for a second opinion. The fact that one drug may be accompanied by a long list of possible side effects does not mean that it is necessarily more or less dangerous or more or less likely to produce problems than a drug which has a shorter list of possible side effects.



GAMANIL

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of the symptoms of depressive illness.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually two or three times daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Hypotension, tachycardia; dizziness, drowsiness, agitation, confusion, headache, malaise, paraesthesia and hypomania and convulsions; dryness of mouth, constipation, disturbances of accommodation, urinary hesitancy, urinary retention, sweating, tremor; skin rash, allergic skin reactions; nausea, vomiting. The following side-effects have been found in patients under treatment with tricyclic antidepressants and should therefore be considered as theoretical hazards: psychotic manifestations, including mania and paranoid delusions, may be exacerbated during treatment with tricyclic antidepressants; withdrawal symptoms may occur on abrupt cessation of therapy and include insomnia, irritability and excessive perspiration; adverse effects such as withdrawal symptoms, respiratory depression and agitation have been reported in newborn babies whose mothers have taken tricyclic antidepressants during the last trimester of pregnancy.


GASTROBID CONTINUS

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia etc.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually twice a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Muscle spasms, drowsiness, diarrhoea, lethargy, dizziness, headache, insomnia, flatulence.


GASTROMAX

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the menagament of nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia etc.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Muscle spasms, restlessness, fatigue, dizziness.


GLUCOPHAGE

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes when diet has failed and especially if the patient is overweight. In insulin-dependent diabetes, Glucophage may be given as an adjuvant to patients whose symptoms are poorly controlled.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually one 850 mg twice a day or one 500 mg tablet three times a day, with or after food. Good diabetic control may be achieved within a few days, but it is not unusual for the full effect to be delayed for up to two weeks.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Gastro-intestinal disturbances; lactic acidosis (a medical emergency which must be treated in hospital).


GOPTEN

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of high blood pressure.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Cough, headache, asthenia, dizziness, rash, hypotension, palpitations, angioneurotic oedema, nausea.





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