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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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My husband has A/F, cardiac failure, diabetes, CAD,

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My husband has A/F, cardiac failure, diabetes, CAD, peripheral vascular disease & anxity/depression. He has been taking Targin 20mg for chronic pain for some time with good affect. He is now experiencing uncontrollable twitches which are affecting his whole body - been going for 1 1/2 hours now - BSL is 7.2, blood pressure is 114/47 which is a bit low for him. Is this a side effect from the Taegin & do I need to take him to the E.D. which will be an exercise in itself!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for the question.

I am a double board certified clinical doctor and I will help you with this. Use reply for any questions.

it is not a usual side effect but can happen.

The drug can have neurological and muscular side effects.

If he has no other problems, you might want to call his doctor now.

He might want to lower the dose, wait or change the medication.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou you have answered my question & given me follow up advice
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Please click a positive at the top of the page. I hope a 5 as that is how we are paid.

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