Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. It can make it hard for you to read, write and say what you mean to say. It is most common in adults who have had a stroke. Brain tumors, infections, injuries and dementia can also cause it. The type of problem you have and how bad it is depends on which part of your brain is damaged and how much damage there is.
There are four main types:
- Expressive aphasia – you know what you want to say, but you have trouble saying or writing what you mean
- Receptive aphasia – you hear the voice or see the print, but you can't make sense of the words
- Anomic aphasia – you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places or events
- Global aphasia – you can't speak, understand speech, read or write
Some people recover from aphasia without treatment. Most, however, need language therapy as soon as possible.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
All medicines have benefits and risks. The risks of medicines are the chances that something unwanted or unexpected could happen to you when you use them, such as Aphasia. Side effects can be temporary or long-lasting, and vary in seriousness. It is important to monitor drugs for Aphasia and any other side effects. Sometimes Aphasia can be reduced with the right treatment.
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Drug Side Effect Episodes associated with Aphasia
Record and Track Your Side Effects
It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.