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How come there is no general health doctor that is not allowed to prescribe prescriptions? Like how there are psychiatrists (allowed to prescribe prescriptions) and psychologists (not allowed to prescribe prescriptions)?

How come there is no general health doctor that is not allowed to prescribe prescriptions? Like how there are psychiatrists (allowed to prescribe prescriptions) and psychologists (not allowed to prescribe prescriptions)?

Medical training: All physicians (including psychiatrists, who are physicians) go through extensive medical training which includes the comprehensive effects of medications on human physiology, consciousness, and behavior. They are supervised in learning to prescribe safely & effectively. Psychologist training concentrates on other areas, with some possible overlap in neurophysiology, etc. See comment below. ...Read more

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Does restasis allow to use for long term? Prescription for restasis should be used?

Does restasis allow to use for long term? Prescription for restasis should be used?

Eye dryness: Restasis is used to quiet down inflammation which inhibits the release of tears. After about one month introduction period, you should start feeling better. If there is no change, the reason for the dryness is something else. Restasis can be used for a long term but eventually it would be useful to stop for several months and see if the dryness has disappeared. ...Read more

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Why do docs don't want the law to allow psychologists to prescribe meds?

Why do docs don't want the law to allow psychologists to prescribe meds?

No medical education: This is controversial, as psychologists in some states are legally able to prescribe psychiatric medications after a course in psychopharmacology. This is not the same as having the depth and breadth of 4 years of medical education, or serving a 4 year psychiatric medicine residency (which includes general medicine rotations). Treating with meds is much more involved than writing scrips alone. ...Read more

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On my prescription, my doctor wrote on prescription. Please allow 3 days for processing of RX repeat requests before RE- What does that mean?

On my prescription, my doctor wrote on prescription. Please allow 3 days for processing of RX repeat requests before RE- What does that mean?

Message incomplete: Appears part of the message was cut off, but doc is advising you to request Rx refill at least 3 days before you run out of med because it takes the doc’s office 3 days to process Rx refill requests, i.e. he doesn’t process Rx requests every day. ...Read more

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On my prescription, my doctor wrote on prescription. Please allow 3 days for processing of RX repeat requests before RE- What does that mean?

Ask your doctor...: Different practices have different policies. Perhaps your doc is stating that he wants up to 3 days to process refill requests. In other words, don't wait until bottle is empty & then call in expecting same day availability of medications at pharmacy. In fact, regardless of office, it's not a bad idea to ask for refill once you can guestimate number of pills remaining, especially if using mailorde ...Read more

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Gabapentin 800 mg. Prescription do you prescribe it?

Gabapentin 800 mg. Prescription do you prescribe it?

Sure: It can be prescribed by doctors on HealthTap that are licensed in your state. ...Read more

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Optometrists and opticians, would you ever prescribe contacts for a prescription of 0.00?

Optometrists and opticians, would you ever prescribe contacts for a prescription of 0.00?

Why: A prescription of 0.0 conveys no correction. A contact termed a bandage lens is sometimes given to help surface disease of the eye heal quicker and more comfortably. But why wear a contact with no correction unless it is a colored lens with a desire to modify the iris color of the eye for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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75yo grandfather severe pain on both shoulder blades. MRI, normal. Pcp prescription Norco+suggested pt. Pain doesn't allow sleep at night. What can this be?

75yo grandfather severe pain on both shoulder blades. MRI, normal. Pcp prescription Norco+suggested pt. Pain doesn't allow sleep at night. What can this be?

The back/neck: May be stemming from the Thoracic spine or cervical spine. Other consideration are other muscles/tendons/ligaments/fascia in the area. ...Read more

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What prescription would you prescribe for a person with anxiety&panic attacks?

What prescription would you prescribe for a person with anxiety&panic attacks?

Serotoninergic meds: In general, the best neurochemical to help those with anxiety is serotonin. There are a number of medications that increase the serotonin that your brain sees. ...Read more

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I am addicted to prescription pain pills and I am looking for a dr near currituck nc that prescribes suboxone, im having a hard time finding one?

I am addicted to prescription pain pills and I am looking for a dr near currituck nc that prescribes suboxone, im having a hard time finding one?

Suboxone doctors: I suggest contacting albemarle mental health center in elizabeth city for suggestions -- they cover your county and may be able to help you. (252) 338-8352 there is also a main web site for Suboxone doctors: http://www. Suboxone. Com/treatment-plan/find-a-doctor -- you might find one there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed klonopin for occasional insomnia periodically over the last several years. My dosage has always been 2mg to be taken at night prior to bed only. I have always stayed at this does and always taken my prescription exactly as prescribe

I have been prescribed klonopin for occasional insomnia periodically over the last several years. My dosage has always been 2mg to be taken at night prior to bed only. I have always stayed at this does and always taken my prescription exactly as prescribe

Klonopin, (clonazepam) Insomnia: I understand your concern about insomnia.
You deserve good night sleep!
We were born with natural function of our body and mind to have sleep
Stresses of marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, children leaving home, work cause anxiety and insomnia
Klonopin is for Anxiety, not a sleeping medication
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Relaxation Music
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy ...Read more

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Who will prescribe HCG for Low T in Los Angeles? I tested with Low T & have injected HCG for months. T is good now, but I need a prescription in LA.

Who will prescribe HCG for Low T in Los Angeles? I tested with Low T & have injected HCG for months. T is good now, but I need a prescription in LA.

Low testosterone: This is a recognized treatment for low testosterone. Certainly urologists or other physicians who treat low testosterone would continue an effective treatment for you. ...Read more

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I ordered androcur Depot but I don't know how to inject myself. Can I ask my local GP to inject it even he didn't prescribe? I got this without prescription. Please help. Thanks

I ordered androcur Depot but I don't know how to inject myself. Can I ask my local GP to inject it even he didn't prescribe? I got this without prescription. Please help. Thanks

See below: Androcur (Cyproterone), not available in U.S., is a feminizing hormone that lowers testosterone and has been most commonly used in the past for advanced prostate cancer which at age 33 is not why you are using it. Has also been used for Rx of acne, hirsutism, and transgender. Because of potential significant side effects, should be given under the supervision of an MD. Recommend you contact GP. ...Read more

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I have a granddaughter very over weight is there some sort of pill or drink prescription wise I can get her doctor to prescribe that's safe. Help?

I have a granddaughter very over weight is there some sort of pill or drink prescription wise I can get her doctor to prescribe that's safe. Help?

No magic pill: You're right that it's a good idea to talk to her doctor, but there's no magic pill that will make people lose weight. It takes eating the amount of food appropriate for a person's needs and getting physical activity every day. Ideally, the whole family should be included in discussions about diet and exercise. It will only hurt the effort if she feels stigmatized because of her weight. ...Read more

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If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

Prescription limits.: Physicians run into all sorts of limitations.
Some may not carry prescription rights in your state.
Some may or choose not to prescribe narcotics.
Others feel reluctant unless there is a face to face meeting beyond video.
Some are afraid that if they start you on a medication they would not be able to follow up on your progress.
There are a litany of reasons. ...Read more

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Can online physicians prescribe prescription cough medicine or do I need to go to an urgent clinic?

Can online physicians prescribe prescription cough medicine or do I need to go to an urgent clinic?

Not on this forum: In the U.S., try HealthTap PRIME. Whether a PRIME doctor prescribes medications depends on the doctor, the patient, and each individual situation. Currently, you have posted this question on HealthTap's free public information forum, not on PRIME. Online doctors generally should not prescribe narcotics nor other drugs that are prone to overuse or abuse (like non-narcotic phenergan syrup). ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and in the army, I am underweight and it has been absolutely impossible for me to ogain any weight due to my continueing from above.... ^extremely fast metabolism. Is there any prescriptions that a doctor could prescribe to resolve my si

I am 19 years old and in the army, I am underweight and it has been absolutely impossible for me to ogain any weight due to my continueing from above.... ^extremely fast metabolism. Is there any prescriptions that a doctor could prescribe to resolve my si

I: I think that part of your question may have been cut off. The army does have minimum weight requirements, so I wonder if that is why you are concerned. I recommend that you speak with your primary care provider about making a referral to a nutrionist. You and the nutritionist can review you diet and from there can establish an eating plan. ...Read more

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Seconal (secobarbital) is still a viable and very potent prescription sleep aid, should I worry about my doctor ceasing to prescribe it?

Seconal (secobarbital) is still a viable and very potent prescription sleep aid, should I worry about my doctor ceasing to prescribe it?

No, don't worry: Talk w/ the Dr about your concerns. This may be a good chance to find a safer nd better alternative if needed and you might be able to continue your favorite if really necessary. Definitely, don't worry. That will not help at all. Try good therapy targeted for sleep issues too. ...Read more

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I have serious ear congestion right now and am taking an international flight tomorrow. Is it safe to fly, and is there an prescription a doctor could prescribe?

I have serious ear congestion right now and am taking an international flight tomorrow. Is it safe to fly, and is there an prescription a doctor could prescribe?

Decongestant: An otc decongestant like sudafed should help open eustachian tubes to provide relief; the mechanical action of chewing gum also helps. Caution with decongestants if you have high blood pressure, as they can increase it. ...Read more

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My doctor won't prescribe my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) because I smoke weed. Will another doctor write the prescription?

My doctor won't prescribe my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) because I smoke weed. Will another doctor write the prescription?

Probably not: Unless you are on marijuana (medical marijuana) for a valid medical condition, no doctor is going to want to prescribe another possible addictive medication. Abuse of drugs, and marijuana is a drug of abuse, raises the concern that you may abuse other high risk drugs such as adderal. No one wants to contribute to a substance abuse disorder. ...Read more

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What prescription diet pills r safe to take while on Wellbutrin (bupropion)? So many prescription diet pills out there but dr's won't prescibe them. Makes no sense

What prescription diet pills r safe to take while on Wellbutrin (bupropion)? So many prescription diet pills out there but dr's won't prescibe them. Makes no sense

Risk factors.: Contrave has Wellbutrin (and Naltrexone). Phentermine is in numerous nootropics and raises concern. Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) combines Phentermine with Topiramate. There might be some concern as Topamax is also used with mood lability. Your personal and family medical history may contain safety concerns for prescribers. Ask for their reasons. ...Read more

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Why are glaucoma meds frequently referenced in precautions when the physician prescribes other non related prescriptions?

Why are glaucoma meds frequently referenced in precautions when the physician prescribes other non related prescriptions?

Glaucoma is: Associated adversely by several drugs that are frequently prescribed- (ie: anticholinergics)! ...Read more

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Doc prescribe me sunolut for 5 days. Today is exactly the 5th day and I've finish all. How long after finishing the prescribtion will I get my period?

Doc prescribe me sunolut for 5 days. Today is exactly the 5th day and I've finish all. How long after finishing the prescribtion will I get my period?

Varies: Progesterone can be used to trigger menstrual cycles but it does not always work. If it is going to work then the cycle will appear within a few days of stopping it. If it does not appear then a follow up visit is warranted ...Read more

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