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I am a 34 year old who has had HIV for 21yrs. I've heard that 22 years is like, the max for us? Is this true? What is the best medication for advanced
I'm scheduled to have surgery soon. Is there any way that I can find out in advance the names of every medication I'll be receiving? Who do I contact?
No way: Unfortunately, there is no way on predict which medications you will need, and even those that are common are given by different doctors. Anesthesia specifically is not uniform among anesthesiologists. Best to share your concerns with your surgeon before you get to the hospital. They should be able to ease your mind, and let you know more about the local process. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Why aren't prescription medications prepared in advance? Why do pharmacies prepare them? How do they have the training to do so? I thought they simply require you to have a prescription and simply sell you the medicine and that is it?
Some: Some prescriptions (such as liquid suspensions) need to be mixed when you pick them up because they will lose strength a couple weeks after the water is added. Other times pills need to be counted. In all cases an individual label needs to be generated with your specific instructions and the pharmacist needs to verify that the medication is not something you are allergic to or something that you can't take with your other medications. ...Read more
TNF Drugs: A tnf inhibitor is a pharmaceutical drug that suppresses response to tumor necrosis factor (tnf), which is part of the inflammatory response. Tnf is involved in clinical problems associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, crohn's disease, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa and refractory asthma, so a tnf inhibitor may be used in their treatment. ...Read more
My nephew is in advanced stages of Crohn's disease. He has had many treatments including ramicade. Are there any new medications for him?
Several: There are several other drugs beside remicade (infliximab). However the first question is whether he needs his Remicade (infliximab) dosing optimized. Sometimes adding a second medicine on top of the Remicade (infliximab) can be beneficial. Finally there are several alternative drugs including adalimumab, certulizumab, mercaptopurine, and methotrexate. ...Read more
How long does an outbreak of genital herpes to clear up with out medication? I was told that mine was too advanced into the outbreak for medication..
Two weeks.: First episodes usually last a few weeks. Recurrent episodes are generally shorter. Meds don't shorten these periods by much and must be started early in the course to be effective at all. ...Read more
Can a low TSH completely prevent pregnancy? Not extremely low but median low. Can the medication alap have an effect? Thanks in advance
Thyroid problem: Decrease TSH may be a result of primary disease of pituitary gland causing secondary hypothyroidism or it may be a consequence of negative feed back of elevated thyroid hormone (T4) in thyrotoxicosis. Both may (not always) cause infertility or menstrual cycle abnormality. After treatment, hormone levels return to normal and pregnancy is achieved more easily. ...Read more
Apart from anti depressants and cbt any other advanced medication available for health anxiety. Doctor has written echo@lveh. Stress test negative.
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See a Psychiatrist for Medication benefits and side effects including Lorazepam, Alprazolam, and Buspar (buspirone) for Anxiety; and Therapy for stresses in your life.
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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop
Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read more
I have a fracture in my spine, my medication isn't taking much pain away how can I get rid of the pain as I'm unable to sleep, than you in advance.
See your pcp for: Stronger meds., till pain starts to abate.-eventually pt will help.--see you pcp. ...Read more
Hi I would like to know how can I go about getting a drug test? I am trying to prove to my boyfriend that I don't do drugs and he said if I did this it would prove it thanks in advance.
Agree w/colleagues: Only you know the answer to whether or not you do illicit drugs. A bigger issue you didn't ask about is whether getting the drug testing will really improve your relationship with your BF. In my opinion- doing the drug test doesn't PROVE anything other than having or not drugs in your system NOW. Do you believe THAT single result will create lasting trust in your BF? Think about it. ...Read more
I'm using allergan (combigan and ganfort) for an advanced glaucoma. Are these the best drugs for treating glaucoma, or are there better ones?
Glaucoma: Both combigan and ganfort are combination drops. Both contain timolol which would be unnecessary duplicate therapy with potential for side effects. This maybe something to address with your eye doc. However, it is often difficult to suggest alternatives in advanced glaucoma if a regimen is already working for you...a sort of ' don't fix what's not broken' approach. Good luck ...Read more
I was diagnosed with HIV last month. I will start antiviral drugs today. Is it be ok if I take spirulina with the drugs? Thanks in advance.
I have a relative suffering from emphysema, there’s no effective drugs in China. Whether the US have more advanced and effective treatment or drugs?
Treatment of emphysema is varied and depends on the severity of the disease. Treatment may include just an inhaled bronchodilator, and escalate to include inhaled and oral steroids. At the most advanced stages there are quite a few agents, including supplemental oxygen. You may need to first determine the stage of your loved ones disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Does methocarbonol show up on a drug screen? Also it is a urine test but its a new machine they pour it into that is really advanced
Not on a screen: It is a mild muscle relaxant with little or no abuse potential, and am not sure why you are worried about it, particularly if it is prescribed for you. I have not seen any false positives with it, and am not aware of any reports, although you can find hundreds of people asking about it If you tested for something on a screening test, they should be doing confirmatory tests, which will settle it. ...Read more
A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment. Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?
Sort of: We have some newer forms of L-DOPA, like Duodopa, and Rytary, and Deep Brain Stimulation seems to be used earlier and in more patients, but otherwise, not any profound advances, so far. However, loads of research programs under supervision of some outstanding Movement Disorder Specialists. If you are available, there may be some areas of benefit to consider. ...Read more
How antibiotics are selected for micro organisms? Because there are wide range of drugs as well as bacteria to choose. Is it only through trails?
See below: The antibiotic spectrum of all antibiotics and the types of organisms that cause various infections are well known to infectious disease physicians and many other doctors. Empiric antibiotic choice is based on this knowledge. Cultures are taken and susceptability studies are done in the microbiology lab to determine definitive antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
How long does it take to get narco/lortab to be conpletely out of ur system for a drug screen. And without a drug screen. A really advance urine testi?
Lortab elimination?: Lortab (hydrocodone and acetamenophen) is a pain med. The hydrocodone component has a 1/2 life of 8hrs. That means every 8 hrs, 1/2 of the drug should be eliminated in ur urine. If u have a problem with opiate pain medication, it's best to be honest with your doc & get the help u need. Be careful, as Lortab also contains tylenol, (acetaminophen) an overdose of which can cause liver failure and death. Talk 2 ur MD ...Read more
Taking cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) dilaudid and oxycontin for avn and peripheral neuropathy any ideas on drug changes or resistances? Thank you in advance.
See neurologist.: I recommend that you have to cut back on the Oxycontin and Dilaudid because they are not just addictive but eventually you need to use more to achieve the degree of pain control you have. The Cymbalta and Lyrica (pregabalin) have been used a lot for chronic pain which is also experienced in pn. I would suggest that you consider other pain control besides the opiates for a long term basis through a pain clinic. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more