Curious Odd Rare and Abnormal Reactions to Medications

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It is an inescapable truth that people are taking increasingly more over-the-counter and prescription medications. New drugs for all types of disorders-high blood, pressure, stomach ulcers, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.-are appearing in the medical marketplace on an almost daily basis. Unfortunately, there are more adverse drug reactions arising form these medications and some can cause unusual and uncommon reaction patterns such as eyelash growth, hiccups, and yawning. This book will discuss these medications...

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Overview

It is an inescapable truth that people are taking increasingly more over-the-counter and prescription medications. New drugs for all types of disorders-high blood, pressure, stomach ulcers, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.-are appearing in the medical marketplace on an almost daily basis. Unfortunately, there are more adverse drug reactions arising form these medications and some can cause unusual and uncommon reaction patterns such as eyelash growth, hiccups, and yawning. This book will discuss these medications and reactions that result to the user.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569803677
  • Publisher: Barricade Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Adverse Drug Reactions 13

Part A Nervous System Reactions 25

Chapter 1 Compulsions 25

Compulsive Overeating (Binge Eating) 25

Compulsive Gambling (Pathological Gambling; Ludopathy) 30

Compulsive Shopping (Oniomania) 33

Chapter 2 Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Penile Disorders 39

Erectile Dysfunction (ED); (Impotence) 39

Peyronie's Disease (Bent Penis or "Bent Nail" Syndrome) 43

Priapism (Painful Erection) 44

Chapter 3 Hallucinations 49

Visual Hallucinations 49

Auditory Hallucinations 52

Olfactory Hallucinations (Parosmia/Phantosmia) 54

Tactile Hallucinations (Formication) 56

Gustatory Hallucinations 59

Chapter 4 Sleep Disorders 61

Abnormal Dreams 61

Nightmares 66

Insomnia 70

Snoring 78

Sleepwalking (Somnambulism; Noctambulism) 83

Chapter 5 Nervous System Disorders-Miscellaneous 87

Convulsions (Epilepsy; Seizures; Fits) 87

Depression 92

Migraines 96

Parkinsonism 101

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) 104

Paresthesia (Burning, Tingling, Prickling of the Skin) 108

Suicidal Ideation 113

Part B Skin And Hair Disorders 117

Chapter 1 Skin 117

Acne 117

Hives (Urticaria) 122

Itching (Pruritus) 128

Lupus Erythematosus (LE) 135

Psoriasis 138

Pigmentation 142

Excessive Pigmentation 143

Sweating (Perspiration, Diaphoresis) 145

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) 148

Body Odor (Bromhidrosis) 150

Chapter 2 Hair 157

Hair Loss (Alopecia) 157

Excess Hair (Hirsutism; Hypertrichosis) 160

Eyelash Growth (Trichomegaly) 163

Part C Mouth/Tongue/Teeth/Gum Disorders 165

Chapter 1 Mouth 165

Burning Mouth/Tongue Syndrome (BMS) (Stomatopyrosis; Stomatodynia; Glossopyrosis; Glossodynia)165

Black Hairy Tongue (Lingua Villosa Nigra) 168

Canker Sores (Aphthous Stomatitis) 170

Drooling (Sialorrhea, Hypersalivation, Ptyalism) 173

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) 174

Halitosis (Bad Breath; Foetor Oris; Foetor Ex Ore) 179

Chapter 2 Teeth and Gums 183

Clenching and Grinding Teeth (Bruxism) 183

Tooth Pigmentation (Colored Teeth) 185

Swollen Gums (Gingival Enlargement; Gingival Hyperplasia) 186

Part D Hearing Disorders 189

Hearing Loss (Deafness) 189

Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) 193

Part E Nose and Smell Disorders 199

Introduction (Olfaction) 199

Smell Disturbances and Loss of Smell (Anosmia, Odor Blindness, Anosphrasia) 203

Sneezing (Sternutation) 206

Part F Taste and Taste Disorders 213

Loss of Taste (Ageusia) 215

Distorted Taste (Dysgeusia) 217

Part G Miscellaneous Reaction Patterns 221

Color Blindness (Dyschromatopsia; Impaired Color Vision) 221

Flatulence (Farting) 223

Goosebumps (Cutis Anserina) 229

Gynecomastia (Breast Enlargement in Males) 230

Hiccoughs (Singultus) 234

Hot Flashes (Hot Flushes) 239

Leg Cramps 241

Nail Pigmentation (Melanonychia) 244

Shivering (Chills; Hypothermia; Rigors) 245

Stuttering (Stammering) 247

Yawning 251

Indexes 255

General Index 255

Name Index 259

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