Questions tagged [medications]

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Do coca leaves help relieve symptoms of altitude sickness?

Coca leaves are widely used to relieve symptoms of altitude sickness in some South American countries, either chewed or brewed into a tea. Wikipedia says that no study has studied their effectiveness ...
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Does sweating help to cure the flu

Many people advise you to put some warm clothes on, get under the blankets and sweat a lot to help cure flu/fever. On one hand there is a lot of opinion on the Internet saying that it does not work, ...
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Would Mefloquine be approved under today's regulations?

The anti-malarial drug Mefloquine (aka Lariam, Mephaquin or Mefliam) is known to frequently induce strong neurologic side effects. I have heard a number of times that this drug would fail to get ...
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Can 7-Keto DHEA permanently increase the resting metabolic rate in humans?

The latest fad weight loss pill is 7-Keto DHEA. It's been featured and recommended on the show "Dr. Oz", and their website claims: 7-Keto works to counter this [dropping DHEA levels] by stimulating ...
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Do beard growth oils increase beard growth speed?

There are several topical oils that promise to speed up the growth of beards. Here's an example of the type of product I'm talking about: Beard Growther on Amazon About the Product Grow Your Beard ...
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Can SSRI make things worse in the long term or cause delayed depression?

I found these two articles that mention that taking SSRI for depression can actually make the depression worse. Is it true? Can Tardive Dysphoria (delayed depression) be caused by SSRI? http://www....
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Do Testofen supplements “increase drive, improve performance, and enhance muscle mass”?

This is a paid ad for a testosterone booster, which seems to be pretty widely displayed The ad makes the following claim: Studies from India and Queensland, Australia have shown strong and even ...
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Does taking paracetamol when pregnant cause autism?

A 2016 scientific report suggests that taking the painkiller paracetamol (also called acetaminophen in some countries) may cause autism or hyperactivity in children if taken while pregnant. This ...
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Can Clonazepam (Klonopin) use result in addiction?

Referring to an article America’s Most Dangerous Pill? Klonopin, written by Christopher Byron: Klonopin takes longer to metabolize and passes through your system more slowly than other benzos, so ...
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Does Brain Toniq soft drink improve cognition?

Brain Toniq is a non-caffeinated soft drink that contains: Rhodiola root, Choline, DMAE, and organic wild-harvested Blue Green Algae extract While their web-site and their Facebook page make no ...