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Side effects of Avil capsules usage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doc, i have been taking 4 avil 50mg tablets at a time since last 3 years for getting sleep in the night. Please let me know the side effects and any treatment to wash off the traces of avil 50 as I have recently stopped since the past 4 days.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Avil is an antihistamines.
Doctor :   The effects of the medication remain for about 24-36 hours.
User :   OK
User :   AND?
Doctor :   Over dosages can cause drowsiness, compromise your breathing, reduce heart rate.
Doctor :   There have been reports of convulsions too with over dosage.
User :   i also get deafness in both the ears for about 30 - 45 secs
User :   what are the remedies, if any to come back to normal
Doctor :   This is not a feature of avil usage.
User :   deafness started since sep 10
User :   what is not a feature?
Doctor :   I mean hearing disturbances is not a feature of avil usage.
Doctor :   Deafness/reduced hearing needs evaluation.
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   You will need a physical examination, audiometry studies to diagnose the cause of the condition.
User :   audimetry done is neg
Doctor :   you mean the audiometry was normal?
Doctor :   Have you seen an ENT doctor for reduced hearing?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know what his opinion regarding this was?
User :   just a sec doc
User :   bilateral minimal to mild condictive hearing loss
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Conductive hearing loss can occur due to external ear or middle ear problem
User :   yes
Doctor :   A physical examination of the ear can provide more clues regarding where the pathology is
Doctor :   You may need medications/surgery to correct it.
User :   that was already done
User :   sorry doc, only audiometry was done.
Doctor :   You need to see a doctor/ENT specialist
Doctor :   and most often this cause can be corrected to almost normal.
Doctor :   Rarely you may need hearing aid.
User :   do i have to evaluate with any specialist w.r.t. my avil 50 consumption and deafness?
Doctor :   So I advice you not to wait for a long
Doctor :   Get to an ENT specialist as soon as possible.
User :   but why this hearing loss doc?
User :   is it any wax formation as there is no pain accompanied
User :   or excessive mobile calls
Doctor :   Wax formation can impair hearing
User :   i talk for about 40 to 50 calls/day
Doctor :   Studies still on to see the effects of mobile usage on hearing.
Doctor :   The results are still on.
Doctor :   Strong, high pitches sound can cause injury to the tympani membrane(ear drum)
Doctor :   which can cause conductive hearing loss.
User :   so is hearing loss related to avil 50? what can be the side effects for such a lonog period of consumption?
Doctor :   I cannot comment the exact cause, without a physical examination.
Doctor :   No avil is not the cause of hearing loss.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i have done an mri and eeg the mri says that i got a scar possible a tape worm and the eeg says that my brain is still working during the sleep can any of this be the cause
Doctor :   Tape worm scars specifically causing hearing loss is uncommon.
User :   HI
Doctor :   Hi
User :   can we continue
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   your views about the eeg and mri
Doctor :   Tape worm scars rarely cause hearing impairment.
User :   i am not relating this to hearing loss but to the avil 50 issue
Doctor :   and again or any other intracranial pathologies cause sensori neural hearing loss and not conductive hearing loss.
User :   what is neural?
Doctor :   Senori- neural hearing loss is one form of hearing disturbances
Doctor :   They indicated a problems in the inner ear or higher up in the brain.
Doctor :   Since your audiometry tests reveal conductive hearing loss, brain and inner ear.
User :   but that is not the case with me, or is it?
User :   as my ent said it is a conductive
Doctor :   Yes, as it is conductive hearing loss, the tape worm scar is not the cause
User :   audiometry said only ear but mri & eeg said brain
Doctor :   May I know the reason why MRI and EEG was performed?
User :   PTA IS LEFT-23DB & RIGHT-31 DB
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The seizures can be explained by the scars that you had, but not the hearing loss.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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