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.



SALBULIN

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Available to be used as an inhaler.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Mild tremor, headache, increase in heart rate, muscle cramps, palpitations, paradoxical bronchospasm.


SALBUTAMOL

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Available to be used as tablets, capsules syrup, inhaler etc.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Fine muscle tremor, headache, increase in heart rate, muscle cramps, hypersensitivity reactions.


SECURON

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

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

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Constipation, flushing, headaches, nausea, vomiting.


SENOKOT

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of constipation.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: The correct dose is the smallest required to produce a comfortable soft-formed motion. It varies between individuals. Senokot is best taken as a single dose, at bedtime by adults and in the morning by children.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Temporary mild griping during adjustment of dosage.


SEPTRIN

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually twice daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Nausea, with or without vomiting, and skin rashes; more severe skin sensitivity reactions; blood problems; aseptic meningitis; allergic reactions, shortness of breath, kidney problems, liver problems; diarrhoea, convulsions, vertigo, tinnitus.


SEROPHENE

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Ovarian enlargement, abdominal/pelvic discomfort, vasomotor symptoms, nausea, vomiting, breast discomfort, visual symptoms, nervousness, insomnia, headache, dizziness, increased urination, heavier periods, depression, fatigue, skin reactions, weight gain, temporary hair loss.


SERTRALINE

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Dry mouth, nausea, diarrhoea, ejaculatory delay, tremor, increased sweating, dyspepsia, insomnia, somnolence.


SIMVASTATIN

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: To lower blood cholesterol.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once every evening.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Constipation, flatulence, headache, asthenia, nausea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, rash.


SLOW-FE

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually one or two tablets daily.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation.


SLOW TRASICOR

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually once a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Dizziness, headache, dry mouth, loss of libido, gastro-intestinal disturbances, low blood pressure, breathing difficulty, heart failure, skin rashes, dry eyes, depression, sleep disturbances.


STEMETIL

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of vertigo, nausea, vomiting.

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

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Jaundice, low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, respiratory depression, skin rashes.


SULINDAC

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

HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Usually twice a day.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Gastro-intestinal pain, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, anorexia, dizziness, headache, nervousness, tinnitus, rash, vertigo, insomnia, sweating, convulsions, depression, psychosis, aseptic meningitis, blood problems, liver problems, kidney problems, heart problems, visual disturbances, decreased hearing, metallic or bitter taste.


SURGAM

POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the treatment of arthritis, backache, sprains, strains and other pains.

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

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Dyspepsia, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, anorexia, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, gastritis, flatulence, diarrhoea, peptic ulcers, cystitis, headache, drowsiness, skin rash, hair loss.





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