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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not true: Methotrexate is not excreted in the semen in any amount that would cause a problem with swallowing semen.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Absolutely not...: Low dose (10 to 25mg) weekly Methotrexate is probably the best, most effective first line medication for ra. However, if you drink alcohol (any) or ha ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, by specialist: The combination can result in increased levels of Methotrexate & possible toxicity. The doc who prescribed it/them (rheumatologist or oncologist) will ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not dangerous: A single Methotrexate dose has very low risk.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, if no indicatio: It will be harmful if no indication to take. However, if there is a strong indication- it is something that is tolerable. Just like any other medicati ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy can have many side effects. If you are receiving chemotherapy the benefit may outweight the risk. Talk to your oncologist about side effe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pradaxa: Pradaxa is an oral blood clotting preventer. The biggest side effect is bleeding which can be fatal. The person can bleed to death or bleed into the b ... Read More
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Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Possible: Chemotherapy is a broad term for a large number of drugs used alone or in combination. Also the doses vary depending upon the disease. The are also va ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is sometimes: fatal. Plasmodium falciparum can be especially dangerous.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
34 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Dioxin exposure: The epa has set its threshold for safe dioxin exposure at a toxicity equivalence (teq) of 0.7 picograms per kg of body weight per day. Anything above ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It is safe in small amounts. The average Methotrexate dose ranges from 7.5 to 25 mg weekly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Often not fatal: For most otherwise healthy people coccidioidomycosis is a mild self-limited disease. Probably a surprisingly high percentage of the us population has ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Taking controlled substance without talking to a doctor is not advised.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Diclo: Either way is not completely safe. Any NSAIDs can cause kidney function problems or stomach gastritis and bleeding. Suggest in moderation only and not ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many bad effects: Lead poisoning can cause headaches, abdominal pain, anemia, loss of vision, and dementia. In children, it can interfere with their ability to learn.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Blood serum level: Serious, often fatal consequences occur when the blood serum concentrations are found to be of more than 2 mq per liter. More important than the dose ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Van norman
33 years experience Psychiatry
Lithium toxicity: Can occur at doses very close to therapeutic dosing. 0.5mEq/kg/d usually puts a person at about 1.5 mEq/L serum levels. For a 70 kg person with normal ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Huang
8 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Appropriate amounts of copper in the daily diet is not dangerous. The recommended intake of copper for healthy adult men and women is 900 micrograms/d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Not directly: But symptoms that stelazine is treating may come back. Unless you are being directed to reduce dose by your doctor, this is a bad idea. Recurrence of ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Thioridazine: Also known as mellaril, is one of older antipsychotic medications with significant side-effects especially if used with other medications, to include ... Read More
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Politics: Marijuana is only considered a lethal drug by the U.S. Government. There is no scientific evidence of that (provided your only drug is marijuana). I ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Depends....: It really depends, all medications are dangerous to a degree. Acetaminophen is an analgesic that is not addictive and safe to take in mild to moderate ... Read More
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