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what would happen if someone took an orphenadrine but broke the pill up before ingestion?

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Dr. Troy DeLong
Pharmacology 30 years experience
Was this ER Orphenad: If this was immediate release, it is safe. As with most extended release medications, they should not be broken, crushed, or chewed. Doing so can increase the amont of active ingredient "dumped" into the body and cause unwanted side effects. Always read your label or ask your pharmacist to see if this would be safe with your dosage form being taken.

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Should I limit my fluid intake before delivery?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Good hydration is important throughout and before pregnancy. A healthy person manages fluid intake by controlling fluid output through the kidneys. Though there are conditions that can interfere with this, most people can do with a wide range of fluid inputs. Dehydration, in general, is bad.
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Will my hoarseness improve if I restrict intake of cold drinks and cold foods?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Hoarseness has no relation to the type of food or drink. Actually fluids are helpful in most cases of hoarseness. The usual causes of hoarseness are viral, allergic or improper use of one's voice causing a strain on the vocal cords and possibly singer's nodules.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long after ingestion of parasites does it usually take for someone to show symptoms of toxocariasis?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Difficult to say: The best evidence comes from measuring larvae in the organs (liver, brain, eye) of mice after feeding them toxocara eggs. The liver may be infected as soon as 7 days after ingestion. The brain takes longer & the eyes are the last to be infected. Infection is more likely with frequent ingestion of large amounts of eggs. Many people never get infection after ingestion.Some may become ill years later.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park commented
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Exact incubation period is unknown and variable.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why do doctors recommend a reduced intake of saturated fats?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Disease Associations: Consumption of saturated fats (fats from animal and dairy products) has been shown in many studies to be an independent risk factor for the development of many diseases, including heart disease and high cholesterol. Some studies have also shown an increased risk of various cancers in people who consume large amounts of saturated fats.
A 45-year-old member asked:

In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes thats true: The worst carb are the sugar rich sodas which have been promoted by the soda industry and the fruit juices.The creals fortified with sugars are another cause.There is incresed consumption of processed food.This is all at home when people eat out thats a different story, there sky is the limit in calorie and carb intake especially for children. The result is obesity, diabetese, hypertension, heart dis.

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