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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Not antibiotic: Elmiron (pentosan) is not an antibiotic. It is used as an ongoing treatment for Interstitial Cystitis. This disorder is not infectious
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
A few thoughts: If you have no insurance, perhaps you can try and contact your State to see if they participate in the Accountable Care Act. Some pharmaceutical com ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elmiron (pentosan) SE: Elmiron (pentosan) is a long term medication used for interstitial cystitis. Side effects are very uncommon. The most common side effects are gastroin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Few, but watch for..: ..Upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools. Headache has been reported as well. Some patients experience hair loss, which is temporary and will grow b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
IC: Yes it does. Having said that, you need to do some diet modification and you may need to be carefully evaluated to rule out other painful conditions t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience in Urology
Long : IC is a painful disease. Bladder instillation of a medicine called DMSO(dimethyl-sulfoxide).This is the only FDA approved instillation but needs to be ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
22 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: Appearence, cooperative, eye contact, speech, language, sensorium, thought disorder, perceptual disorder, suicidal and homocidal ideation, mood and it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: If you're sick, you end up spending money on doctors, meds, and home and/or hospital stay. If you're healthy, you can work to multiply your wealth. H ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
32 years experience in Urogynecology
Yes: Yes, Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been shown to be helpful in some patients. Other treatments may consist of behavioral and lifestyle changes, dietary res ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes those two medications can be used together.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Cavities: The single most prevalent childhood disease is dental caries, i.e. Cavities.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience in Urology
Decrease symptoms: This medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elmiron (pentosan) SE: Elmiron (pentosan) is a long term medication used for interstitial cystitis. Side effects are very uncommon. The most common side effects are gastroin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disord ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Rare, but watch for: ...Upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools. Headache has been reported as well. Some patients experience hair loss, which is temporary and will grow ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Unfortunately not: Tamsolusin branded as Flomax (tamsulosin) belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. It can only "soften/loosen your prostate gland ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclatur ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kuglitsch
40 years experience in Urology
Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not effective: Do not recommend pull out method to prevent pregnancy.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Yes: In small doses.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: What is triggering your anger? Are you getting angry quickly in other situations? What is happening before you start your workday? Too many questions. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Flomax (tamsulosin): No. That is highly unlikely. But, for the life of me i cannot imagine any physician putting a twenty year old male on this medication. Why are you ta ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not totally: The immunization recommendation is meant to prevent illness. Thus your child may get away without getting ill by waiting. On the other hand, there i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Yes: Related to urge problems.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Takes longer: Elmiron (pentosan) takes about 3 months to start giving you relief from interstitial cystitis symptoms. Typically the other treatment is bladder insti ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Highly doubt it: Prelox is a combination product designed to enhance blood flow and sexual performance in men. There is really no good reason why a child would take it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can be very: If your problem is overactive bladder or urinary frequency.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Drugs: Alfuzosin is a drug given for prostate obstruction to improve your voiding; Detrol (tolterodine) is an anticholinergic drug use to relax the smooth mu ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
There: Depends on how long and whether you can keep him hydrated throughout the illness. Above 102-103 he needs seen by his doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
It's there...: It's a good choice for women with overactive bladder and urge incontinence. I often use it for urinary urgency in both males and females, although, i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional suppl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dipentum (olsalazine).: Not that i know of. Dipentum (olsalazine) isan anti-inflammatory medication used to treat ulcerative colitis.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Definitely, yes: is a synthetic morphine. Actually, it is ten times more potent than morphine. It has a powerful respiratory depressant effect to which tolerance does ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Used in chest pain: It may me used for chest pain such as angina pectorals. Some people have used for tinnitus it may cause extra pyramidal symptoms similar to parkinsons ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Dont advise AbC Diet: ANA boot camp or abc diet is extreme low calorie pro-anorexeia diet(ana = anorexia) normaly 50 days. Many health risks with this diet averages 300-500 ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Pneumonia: Pneumonia symptoms may include: productive cough (may be bloody or colored), shortness of breath, fever, chills, chest pain or tightness, ^ sweating, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Milk moving : Let down is when the milk in the breast glands moves into the ductwork for expulsion when the baby sucks. The actual sensation usually lasts for 30-1 ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Peterson
32 years experience in Family Medicine
4 hoirs: Approximately 4 hours, but it varies.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Repeat Question: I am sorry I didn't understand your question. Did you want to know about half life of a particular drug? Can you please elaborate and repeat it with ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Halflife = 6-8 hours: The average elimination half-life of Metronidazole is reported as 6-7 hours in some studies, but is more commonly reported as 7-8 hours. The half-lif ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Why?: See an othopedic dentist - the cause of grinding is rarely correctly treated. Most dentist make a bite appliance for you to wear to keep from grindin ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Therapy helps: You're noticing your negative thinking here, and that's an extremely important step towards health! you can indeed learn to interrupt these thoughts ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www.T ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Multiple products: "combination skin" refer to having both oily and dry skin typically onthe face and neck. There is rarely a simple solution and you may need to use dif ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: Maybe more than we usually give credit for. U must observe how ur body responds to food that u eat. Try it and see how your feel. They advocate gene ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: To do the max for your body - mix it up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes!: Over exercise & do not allowing your body time to repair itself, can lead to muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), rather than buildig muscle. Also, if y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
1-3 inches: From their peak height, women tend to lose about 1-3 inches over a few decades. Somethings such as osteoporosis may cause a much greater loss of heigh ... Read More
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