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|Italian to English translations [PRO]|
|Italian term or phrase: testa pessante|
|In a list of adverse events/side effects of a blood pressure drug, the term "testa pessante" appears.|
In EN "heavy head" doesn't mean much. What would a good EN translation of the IT be?
Thanks very much!
Hi, there are numerous pharmaceutical sites that use this term. I found it simply by considering that the opposite of lightheadness might be heavy-headedness.
This is taken from the site listed below for a specific drug called "parlodel", but if you check Google and type in "heavy-headedness" you find others. Many also refer to blood-pressure medication.
Rare side effects may include:
Abnormal heart rhythm, blurred vision or temporary blindness, cold feet, fast or slow heartbeat, hair loss, heavy-headedness, increase in blood pressure, lower back pain, muscle cramps, muscle cramps in feet and legs, numbness, pale face, paranoia, prickling or tingling, reduced tolerance to cold, severe or continuous headache, shortness of breath, sluggishness, tingling of ears or fingers
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I suppose it's "pesante" w. one "s." right? I don't think "testa pesante" is part of the "official" phraseology. I found that the expression is used mostly by the patient, not the doctor. But in many sites I found it together with other cold symptoms, so I think it's the "proverbial" stuffy head.
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... required to control high blood pressure there ... a severe rise in blood pressure if doses ... Possible
Adverse Reactions [Top ... can cause drowsiness, dry mouth ...
More Results From: www.cix.co.uk
... had a prior adverse reaction to it ... Severe drop in blood pressure resulting in weakness,
dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, or ... of foods high in sodium ...
More Results From: www.wholehealthmd.com
Anti-Epileptic Medication Adverse Effects - 2000
... of rash in approximately 10% of patients; Neurotoxic Adverse Effects - Drowsiness,
dizziness, blurred or double vision, lethargy, headache; Rare Adverse Effects ...
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