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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Interesting: Very interesting, odd effect. No simple answer. Since you were on Requip (ropinirole) for many years are you sure this isn't an independent process ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not unusual story: No reason to stay on Requip (ropinirole) which does characteristically cause a behavioral dyscontrol syndrome, such as gambling. Do not know if this ... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alternative meds: It is not a good idea to get off Warfarin, without consulting your doctor. You may wish to discuss alternative medication to Warfarin. Wish you good h ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Krokodil: Got its name in Russia possibly related to the chemical name of its precursor alpa-chlorocodide, or similarity of a skin damaged by the drug use, to c ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Damaged skin: The damaged skin of abusers of this drug can get a leathery crocodile - "krokodil" - skin appearance.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Likely nothing: The first sign of overdose may be death- no other warning. This is true if we are talking about opioids, sedatives and perhaps alcohol. If we are ta ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What drugs?: None of the commonly used drugs would be transferred to you by skin to skin contact with the person taking the drug. For good health - Have a diet ric ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Not easy: Though we have much info on "meth' and similar drugs, it often goes back to the individual's personal addictive personality. This may be an issue for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Drug user: Rehabilitation programs are helpful, both for detox as well as rehab.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Yes and no: Generally physicians considered experts in their field are paid for lectures, research, etc. This does not necessarily label then as "company people ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Tough one.: If close to this person, have a chance influence. He or she has to get the message that you are there for them, you care, your not going to enable the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You don't: It passes on it's own sweet time.

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