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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Chia seeds: There have been reports of chia seeds when eaten in large quantities may cause "blood thinning" or increase bleeding risks. Eliquis may cause increase of bleeding risks. Thus, consume chia seeds in moderation and be on the lookout for any signs or symptoms of bleeding from Eliquis.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) helps to shrink ovarian cysts (functional cysts). Usually the cysts will go away within 1-3 months. If you develop new cysts, your doctor may place you on birth control. Treatment of ovarian cysts depend on your age, size of cysts, your period, and symptoms., Most cysts are benign in women of childbearing age.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Doxy and IIH: The class of antibiotics tetracycline (i.e., tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, etc.) has been linked to intracranial hypertension. Since doxycyline is a "tetracycline", my advice is to avoid this medication and discuss with your doctor other options.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal angina, or variant angina (spasm of coronary arteries) is a rare but chronic condition. The long term survival for PA is good for those patients who tolerate calcium channel blockers (CCB) and do not smoke. Poor prognosis would include those patients who smoke, have coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), an intolerance to CCB, and spasms of coronary artery.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Alive vitamins: Alive brand of multivitamins is a reputable brand of vitamins to take.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Blood clot : Seek help immediately if you think you have a blood clot. Ultrasound imaging and by D dimer blood tests will be used to help diagnose blood clots. Signs and symptoms can include redness, swelling, or pain. During pregnancy, heparin is the preferred drug of choice to treat the clot.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) and periods: Fluoxetine can affect menstruation patterns. Fluoxetine takes about 6 weeks to fully achieve positive effects. Anxiety and headaches are side effects. Talk to your doctor if you are unable to tolerate these side effects. Do not stop fluoxetine abruptly as these side effects can worsen.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Wait and see: It will take time for your eyes to recover from the burning sensation. If you do not experience pain or vision changes then I suggest wait and see. An eye wash solution may help. Seek medical help if you have pain or vision changes.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Contact your doctor: Propranolol is a beta blocker antihypertensive medication. Occasionally, it can be used to treat short term anxiety. Its side effects include dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, diarrhea, and cold hands and feet. It lowers your blood pressure and heart rate. Patients with diabetes or asthma should not use this medication. Talk to your doctor to discuss other drug options.
A male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 16 years experience
See pediatrician: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used for pain, it doesn't help with allergies. What are his allergy symptoms? How long has this been going on? Please contact your pediatrician for best advice.
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