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.



ODRIK

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment 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.


OMEPRAZOLE

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of oesophageal reflux disease. Treatment of duodenal and benign gastric ulcers.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Skin rash, urticaria and pruritis; photosensitivity, bullous eruption erythema multiforme, angioedema and alopecia; diarrhoea, headache; constipation, nausea/vomiting, flatulence and abdominal pain; stomatitis and candidiasis; paraesthesia; dizziness, lighteheadedness and feeling faint; somnolence, insomnia and vertigo; reversible mental confusion, agitation, depression and hallucinations; arthritic and myalgic symptoms; blurred vision, taste disturbance, peripheral oedema, increased sweating, gynaecomastia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, malaise, fever, bronchospasm, encephalopathy in patients with pre-existing severe liver disease, hepatitis with or without jaundice, interstitial nephritis and hepatic failure.


OPTICROM EYE DROPS

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the relief and treatment of allergic conjunctivitis such as hay fever, chronic allergic conjunctivitis and vernal kerato conjunctivitis.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: One or two drops into each eye four times daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Transient stinging and burning may occur after instillation.


ORUDIS

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of rheumatiod arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute articular and periarticular disorders, fibrositis, cervical spondylitis, low-back pain, painful musculoskeletal condions, dysmenorrhoea, acute gout and control of pain and inflammation following orthopaedic surgery.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Available as capsules and suppositories. Orudis is administered orally and/or rectally; to limit occurrence of gastro-intestinal disturbance, capsules should always be taken with food. Oral dosage is twice daily and should be taken early in the morning and late at night. Rectal dosage is one suppository late at night supplemented as required with the capsules during the daytime.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Indigestion, dyspepsia, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and various types of abdominal discomfort; headache, dizziness, mild confusion, vertigo, drowsiness, oedema, mood change and insomnia; peptic ulceration, haemorrhage or perforation; thrombocytopenia, hepatic or renal damage, dermatological and photosensitivity reactions, bronchospasm and anaphylaxis.


OXITROPIUM

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For asthma and similar disorders.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually two or three times a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Blurring of vision, hesitancy of micturition, local irritation of the throat and nose, nausea, dry mouth.


OXIVENT

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of asthma and similar disorders.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually two or three times a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Blurring of vision, hesitancy of micturition, local irritation of the throat and nose, nausea, dry mouth.


OXPRENOLOL

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually twice a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Coldness of hands and feet, hypotension, heart failure; dyspnoea, bronchospasm; skin rash; dizziness, sleep disturbances, headache; nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrheoa, constipation, dry mouth, disturbances of vision; loss of libido.





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