Category Archives: Nervous System Diseases

Lightheadedness and Dizziness Due to Side Effects of Medications

Medicines May Cause One to Feel Lightheaded Q: I was diagnosed with migraine and currently using Flunarizine, Arix, Propranolol and peritol since last November. Sometimes I feel so sleepy and very lightheaded, like I’m about to faint. Is this due to those medications or due to any other reason. Please help me. By: Chamika Reply: It is […]

Need of Multidisciplinary Approach in Neurodevelopmental Problems

Neurodevelopmental Conditions Require a Multidisciplinary Approach Q: My 2 year old son has been to the neurologist and has had tests done on his brain. Doctor said tests seemed that of a normal kid, and that his symptoms weren’t all compatible with autism. He said that even then there could be something else wrong. He […]

What Causes Calcified Granuloma of Brain?

Calcified Granulomatous Lesions of Brain Whenever an inflammation occurs, the tissue affected respond producing an inflammatory exudate and a granuloma is formed. A granuloma in the brain is nothing but a localized area of inflammation. This inflammation may be due to some infection, vascular problem, injury or any other trigger. Products of inflammation are formed […]

What Are the Side Effects of Fluoxetine (Prozac)?

Adverse Effects of Fluoxetine Q: I am 36 years old female. I am taking Fluoxetine hydrocholoride since one month. Does it have any side effects? -By Bharti Reply: The drug fluoxetine belongs to the SSRI group. They are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. All patients taking the drug need not manifest similar side effects. Some people are […]

SSRIs Preferred Over Deanxit Due to Side Effects

SSRIs Preferred Over Deanxit Due to Adverse Effects Deanxit has many side effects. It has been banned in many countries including Denmark (the country where it was manufactured) and the U.S. This drug is basically a combination of two psychoactive components. They are- flupentixol and melitracen. The second component (melitracen) is still not fully studied, […]

How to Control Drug Induced Tremors?

Prognosis and Management of Shaking Caused by Medicines Q: What is the prognosis of drug induced tremor? -By Michael Reply: Drug induced tremors are not dangerous. They will go away as you stop taking the medicines causing them. Certain medicines produce tremors as a side effect. Tremors are involuntary movements (movements caused without our will) […]