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CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE and Tikosyn

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CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE Symptoms and Causes

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The main cause of COPD is long-term exposure to substances that irritate and damage the lungs. This is usually cigarette smoke. Air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust can also cause it.

At first, COPD may cause no symptoms or only mild symptoms. As the disease gets worse, symptoms usually become more severe. They include

  • A cough that produces a lot of mucus
  • Shortness of breath, especially with physical activity
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness

Doctors use lung function tests, imaging tests, and blood tests to diagnose COPD. There is no cure. Treatments may relieve symptoms. They include medicines, oxygen therapy, surgery, or a lung transplant. Quitting smoking is the most important step you can take to treat COPD.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Tikosyn Side Effects

Atrial Fibrillation (267)
Dizziness (156)
Fatigue (116)
Dyspnoea (110)
Headache (94)
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (86)
Heart Rate Increased (83)
Condition Aggravated (79)
Arrhythmia (74)
Asthenia (68)
Nausea (62)
Chest Pain (61)
Diarrhoea (52)
Palpitations (48)
Feeling Abnormal (48)
Torsade De Pointes (45)
Urinary Tract Infection (40)
Blood Pressure Increased (39)
Cardiac Disorder (35)
Insomnia (34)
Heart Rate Irregular (32)
Pneumonia (31)
Hypertension (31)
Death (30)
Blood Potassium Decreased (30)
Malaise (30)
Ventricular Tachycardia (30)
Pain In Extremity (28)
Weight Decreased (27)
Vision Blurred (26)
Arthralgia (25)
Heart Rate Decreased (25)
Cough (25)
Weight Increased (24)
Anxiety (23)
Nasopharyngitis (22)
Tremor (21)
Hyperhidrosis (21)
Blood Creatinine Increased (20)
Chest Discomfort (20)
Renal Impairment (20)
Fall (20)
Muscle Spasms (19)
Vomiting (19)
Infection (19)
Blood Pressure Decreased (19)
Bronchitis (18)
Cardiac Failure Congestive (18)
Depression (18)
Dysphagia (18)

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Common Meds

Abilify (10132)
Adderall (1304)
Amlodipine (6664)
Amoxicillin (4387)
Benadryl (1568)
Celebrex (12876 )
Celexa (1342)
Cialis (2975)
Cipro (8580)
Citalopram (7792)
Crestor (18839)
Cymbalta (14373)
Doxycycline (1757)
Effexor (7289)
Flexeril (435)
Flomax (2177)
Fluoxetine (4261)
Gabapentin (4593)
Hydrocodone (2469)
Ibuprofen (8222)
Lantus (10968)
Lexapro (3499)
Lipitor (17769)
Lisinopril (8919)
Lyrica (27148)
Medrol (650)
Mirena (41254)
Mobic (957)
Morphine (5356)
Naproxen (538)
Neurontin (6501)
Oxycodone (4438)
Pradaxa (13372)
Prednisone (5926)
Prilosec (2631)
Prozac (1954)
Seroquel (27216)
Simvastatin (8348)
Synthroid (4452)
Tamiflu (5585)
Topamax (3748)
Tramadol (5054)
Trazodone (1458)
Viagra (5394)
Vicodin (1153)
Wellbutrin (6324)
Xanax (2847)
Zocor (5718)
Zoloft(6792)
Zyrtec(1669)

Recent Reviews

Has anyone had any side effects when taking amoxicillin with Tikosyn?

I have been on Tikosyn (500mg 2X/day) for a month and have experienced similar side effects as Janet in Oklahoma. Specifically weight gain and joint pain and stiffness.

I started Tikosyn 3 days ago. I stayed in hospital as per the instructions regarding usage of this drug. I suffered no side-effects and my correct dosage - 500 mg twice daily in my case - was safely established.

I'm on a regimen of Tikosyn, 25mg twice a day. I came to Europe, decided to stay and extra week which means I'll need more Tikosyn. I had someone ship it to me with all the necessary papers and it's stuck in custom in Frankfurt. So...is the

Since starting Tikosyn, I have experienced muscle pain, stiffness, bradycardia,weight gain, fatigue. Are these symptoms common and how do you combat them.

A flu epidemic at a boarding school would be a concern for the Centers for Disease Control true or false?

Why do doctors keep the availabilty of the test for DPD deficiency a secret??? My sister is a doctor, infectious disease, at St Francis in Charleston, SC. Our father was treated by an oncologist well known to my sister, a 'colleague' you might s

I am having cramps, muscle pain, memory loss, I have been on Revlmid for about 1 year. Does anybody else my age have this disease, I am only 46 yr woman.

<b>Describe Your Ezetrol Experience Here:</b>Sleeplessness severe pain in muscles and joints nausea and abdominal pain headaches and pain behind eyes chronic fatigue and flat mood

<b><span style=' padding: 0px; margin: 0px;'>Hi Can any1 tell me why this medicine (Betaserc) people use and if the disease is dangerous....plz tell me on urgent basis...any1 thnx</b>

My father is suffrering from idiotypic Pulmonary Fibrosis. In medication he is taking Prednisone,Perfenodone and azathropine. he is now geeting bleeding from his nose.Can anybody inform me that this is just a side effect of any d

<strong>I am on Cipralex now for about 2-3 months -10mg in the morning for depression, and now am experiencing chronic muscle weakness, chronic pain in both wrists and left hip, chronic fatigue, nausea, constant dizziness, tremors/shaky, restle

<strong>I have very high blood pressure, was put on this drug approximately 5 weeks ago. I was on Coozar previous to this. I also take paracetamol x 1 bd, ceres x 1, venlafaxine x 1, omeprazole x 1, aspirin x 1, have Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

48 yr old male, ~190lbs, started ~4 weeks ago on 25 mg nortriptyline / 1x per day for chronic headaches / migraines. Very tired first few days to the point where I was sleeping 12+ hrs / day. Evened out over time. Now I

55 yo dx with osearthritis and degenative disc disease, prescribed Mobic 15 mg once a day on medication for past year with no problem.For the past 6weeks had gradual onset of facial and extremity edema , esophageal spasm and expir

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting PVI Using Cryoablation Alone in Paroxysmal AtF Patients Converted From Persistent AF With Dofetilide
Condition: Persistent AF Converted to Paroxysmal AF or Sinus Rhythm
Intervention: Procedure: Ablation
Outcome Measure: Freedom from atrial fibrillation/flutter
2 Recruiting Catheter Ablation for Recently Diagnosed Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Interventions: Drug: Antiarrhythmic drug;   Procedure: Catheter ablation
Outcome Measures: Percentage of AF burden;   All-death death
3 Recruiting Comparison of Reverse Remodeling and PVI Versus CFAE and/or Linear Lesions and PVI for Persistent AF
Condition: Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention: Procedure: Ablation
Outcome Measure: Freedom of atrial fibrillation/flutter
4 Recruiting Catheter Ablation vs Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Arrhythmia
Interventions: Device: Left atrial ablation;   Drug: Rate or Rhythm Control Therapy
Outcome Measures: LA catheter ablation is superior to rate or rhythm control drug therapy for decreasing the incidence of the composite endpoint of total mortality, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest in patients warranting therapy for AF.;   LA catheter ablation is superior to rate or rhythm control drug therapy for reducing total mortality;   Total mortality or cardiovascular hospitalization;   Cardiovascular death;   Cardiovascular death or disabling stroke;   Arrhythmic death or cardiac arrest;   Heart failure death;   Freedom from recurrent AF;   Cardiovascular hospitalization;   Medical costs, resource utilization, and cost effectiveness;   Quality of Life;   Composite adverse events;   Left atrial size, morphology and function and its relationship to morbidity and mortality