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.



NAPROSYN

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of different types of arthritis

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once or twice daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, epigastric distress, gastro-intestinal bleeding, peptic ulceration, skin rashes, hair loss, headache, sleeplessness, inability to concentrate, blood problems, tinnitus, hearing impairment, vertigo, jaundice, liver problems, visual disturbances, renal problems.


NAPROXEN

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of different types of arthritis.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once or twice daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, epigastric distress, gastro-intestinal bleeding, peptic ulceration, skin rashes, hair loss, headache, sleeplessness, inability to concentrate, blood problems, tinnitus, hearing impairment, vertigo, jaundice, liver problems, visual disturbances, kidney problems.


NAVISPARE

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of mild to moderate hypertension.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually one or two tablets taken once a day in the morning.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, discomfort/pain in the chest, skin rash, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, sleep disturbances, depression; nasal congestions, tinnitus; muscle cramps, joint pain; dryness of mouth, hair loss; blood, heart and liver problems.


NEO-NACLEX

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: Retained fluid, high blood pressure.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually mornings (so that you don't have to pass urine at night).

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Rash, gastrointestinal upset, blood problems, anorexia, dizziness, pancreatitis, impotence.


NIFEDIPINE

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For treatment of heart pain and high blood pressure.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: To be taken orally with a little fluid.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Headache, dizziness, flushing, nausea, lethargy, increased frequency of passing urine, dyspepsia, heartburn, palpitation, eye pain, depression.


NIFENSAR XL

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Headache, dizziness, flushing, rash, nausea, lethargy, tremors, impotence, jaundice.


NITRAZEPAM

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: Nitrazepam is a benzodiazepine with sedative properties. It works in 30 to 60 minutes to produce sleep which lasts for between six and eight hours. The drug is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia when it is severe, disabling or subjecting the individual to unacceptable distress, and where daytime sedation is acceptable.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: To be taken at night. In elderly or debilitated patients dosage should not exceed half doses normally recommended. The dosage should be adjusted on an individual basis. Treatment should, if possible, be intermittent. The lowest dose which can control symptoms should be used and treatment should not be continued at full dose beyond four weeks. Long-term chronic use is not recommended. Treatment should always be tapered off gradually and patients who have taken benzodiazepines for a prolonged time may require a longer period during which doses are reduced. Nitrazepam should not be used alone to treat depression or anxiety associated with depression, since suicide may be precipitated in such patients. In cases of bereavement, psychological adjustment may be inhibited by benzodiazepines. Like all medicaments of this type, nitrazepam may modify patients' performance at skilled tasks (such as driving, operating machinery, etc.) to a varying degree depending upon dosage, administration and individual susceptibility. Alcohol may intensify impairment and should, therefore, be avoided. the dependence potential of the benzodiazepines increases when high doses are used, especially when given over long perods. This is particularly so in patients with a history of alcoholism or drug abuse, or in patients with marked personality disorders. Regular monitoring in such patients is essential. Routine repeat prescriptions should be avoided and treatment should be withdrawn gradually. Symptoms such as depression, nervousness, rebound insomnia, irritability, sweating, and diarrhoea may occur if treatment is suddenly stopped in patients receiving even normal doses for short periods of time. Withdrawal following excessive dosages may produce confusional states, psychotic manifestations and convulsions. An underlying cause for insomnia should be sought before a benzodiazepine is used to treat sleeplessness.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Drowsiness, sedation, unsteadiness and ataxia; headache, vertigo, hypotension, gastro-intestinal upsets, skin rashes, visual disturbances, changes in libido, urinary retention. Blood dyscrasias, jaundice. Paradoxical aggressive outbursts, excitement, confusion and the uncovering of depression with suicidal tendencies; The elderly are particularly sensitive to the effects of centrally depressant drugs and my experience confusion, especially if orgainic brain changes are present. Little is known regarding the efficacy or safety of benzodiazepines in long-term use.


NITROLINGUAL SPRAY

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment and prophylaxis of angina pectoris.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually one or two metered doses sprayed under the tongue.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Headache, postural hypotension, flushing, tachycardia and paradoxical bradycardia, dizziness.


NU-SEALS ASPIRIN

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: Wherever high or prolonged dosage of aspirin is required. It is useful in secondary prophylaxis following myocardial infarction and in patients with unstable angina or cerebral transient ischaemic attacks. Nu-Seals Aspirin is unsuitable for the short-term relief of pain.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Nu-Seals Aspirin is for oral administration to adults only.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Hypersensitivity, asthma, urate kidney stones, chronic gastro-intestinal blood loss, tinnitus, nausea and vomiting.


NYCOPREN

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: The treatment of many types of arthritis.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually twice daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, epigastric distress, gastro intestinal bleeding, peptic ulceration, skin rashes, hair loss, headache, sleeplessness, inability to concentrate, blood problems, tinnitus, hearing impairment, vertigo, jaundice, liver problems, visual disturbances.





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