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Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?
Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars and a decade to bring most drugs to market. Not all diseases are simple to cure. We are lucky to have new drugs for different conditions in development and doctors, researchers, and companies do the best they can to develop vaccines, preventions, treatments, and cures. Not all drugs are perfect, so we strive for better ones. ...Read more
Definition: "natural" is an advertiser's term used by people offering remedies that are usually not evidence-based and are often derived from plants, though they may instead be synthetic vitamins made from petroleum. The botanical (vinca, taxol) and hormonal (insulin, melatonin) remedies that are powerful therapeutic agents are as natural (or more) than the stuff promoted by the glitzy ads on the internet. ...Read more
Pharmacist: Your pharmacist should be able to explore this information for which ever drug you need info on. Take care. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 20mg of escitalopram made by teva usa pharmaceutical and Dr wants me to go up 5mg and there made by a different pharmaceutical does that matter?
Drugs: Generic drugs of supposed same strength from two different companies may not have the same potency. Check with your oharmacist for further information ...Read more
No: Though some physicians and pharmacists do research or speaking engagements sponsored and paid for by the industry, most of us do not. ...Read more
Is the medical and pharmaceutical industry trying to kill humanity? And this is not a trick question. What is your secret agenda?
Secret agenda: Well, we cannot tell otherwise that wouldn't be a secret anymore :) ...Read more
Why are suspensions are preferred instead of syrups in some cases , as active Pharmaceutical ingradient is same in both of them ..?
Syrup vs suspension: Syrups have medication mixed with concentrated sucrose solutions as vehicle for the medication so more palatable. Suspensions have active form of the medicine in liquid forms. ...Read more
Don't know what: "pharmaceutical milk" is. If you are talking about milk from transgenic animals, and if it is available-----don't drink it. ...Read more
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