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Aminolevulinic Acid Hcl Medication
I've been prescribed ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg... I'am alergic to sulfa... I'm having doubts about taking this medication?
Not a sulfa: Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone, totally unrelated to sulfonamides. ...Read more
Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I started taking sertraline HCl 25 mg friday morning for anxiety today is my third day on the medication I was going to go out with some friends for a?
Not recommended: I wouldn't recommend use of any additional substances -- including alcohol -- if you have anxiety and/or are getting used to a new medication (like sertaline). Sertraline + alcohol can lead to sedation. Also, drinking alcohol itself can lead to anxiety -- depending on how much you drink, your frazzled neurons can fire in disturbed ways while recovering. ...Read more
Pharmacologic basis: It is based on where the medication is metabolized and absorbed as well as whether the medication is time release or not. Some of these formulations may lengthen the time the medicine lasts or where it acts. ...Read more
Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.
Ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg, are there any life changing side effects to taking this medication, if so, what? I am 52 years old and in the past week started to experience numbness off and on in the crotch area. Dr. Prescribed this medication. I was told it I
This: This is an antibiotic and it is not clear how it could be related to numbness in the crotch, although medications can affect people differently. If it doesn't clear up please have your doctor see you again. If you have any back pain, numbness, weakness, pain down your legs, or loss of bowel or bladder control, you may have a spine condition and would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
When would flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be indicated for migraine treatment? Also, would it be daily dosing or a prn medication?
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant & would be used if the migranes were being triggered by muscle tension which is uncommon since most migraines are vascular in nature. I would think if prescribed for migraines it would be prn but there are better choices if you have true migraine headaches that could prevent or treat them. ...Read more
Hello dr. Will l-theanine react badly with the following medication: ziprasidone HCl and propranolol (10mg for akathesia) and clonazepam?
No: You may take them together. There are no contraindications with your current meds. Just watch out for your level of sedation and make sure your psychiatrist is aware that you are taking it. God bless! ...Read more
What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.
I started taking sertraline HCl 25mg friday morning for anxiety. It's my third day on the medication. Is it safe to have a few drinks? My doc said yes
"A few" = how many?: First, consider why you doubt your physician's advice. Next -- regarding the safety of "a few" drinks, it depends on the quantity you mean. I wouldn't recommend drinking at all while getting used to sertraline, as adding alcohol can lead to more sedation than expected. Also, drinking alcohol can itself lead to anxiety -- especially in hangovers when your irritable neurons are trying to recover. ...Read more
I have missed my period 2 months now I haven't had sex I promise. I am on medication venlafaxin HCl ER 37.5
I have had 5 neck surgeries and I'm on medications for pain like hydro condone and muscle relaxer called flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) how could I get off of these?
Can taking different medications like vicodin or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) while pregnant cause the child to develop adhd?
Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines. Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?
Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, I would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
Alpha antagonist: This is a medication that is used for high blood pressure or some urinary problems. It works by relaxing muscles. It can relax the muscles in the blood vessels thus keeping the vessels open and lowering the pressure of those vessels and lowering blood pressure. It can also be used to relax the urethra and can help in cases of urinary retention, frequency, prostate disease, urethral spasms. ...Read more
Moexipril: Moexipril is the generic name for the trade drug Univasc (moexipril). ...Read more
6-12 hours: It is relatively short acting drug. Yet it can make you sleepy and any other sleeping/sedating drug's effect can be enhanced upto several housr (6-12 hours). ...Read more
Hi im 29, but my stamina was never a strong point. Hcl is a litrle high and uric acid a little lower. 130 bpm I feel ke passing out. How can I diagnos?
Not an issue for:
Self diagnosis. You should consult a doctor for an evaluation. This forum may not be suitable to address your question completely. For good health in general - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more
No: It shouldn't show up in a home screening test. ...Read more
No, but...: It will ground you if you have airborne or diving status, and your profile will/should indicate you are on muscle relaxants which may impact safety and keep you from doing your MOS. You may be stuck in the motor pool for a while until you are considered safe by your treating military doctor. Being on a limiting T3 (liothyronine) profile long enough - regardless of reason - will send you straight to the MEB. ...Read more
Over 65 not over 30: This is usually a concern in geriatric patients. ...Read more
As a tricyclic: Cyclobenzaprine is not chemically similar to benzodiazepines, which include drugs such as xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, valium, and klonopin. There should be no cross reactivity between cyclobenzaprine and benzodiazepines on drug testing. Cyclobenzaprine is chemically similar to tricyclic antidepressants, such as Elavil (amitriptyline). Some panels for substances of abuse do include tests for tricyclics. ...Read more
Possibly: The rate of drug elimination from the body is called the half life; it is the time for half of the dosage to be eliminated. After two half lives, only 1/4 of the amount will be present. The half life of cyclobenzaprine ranges fro 8 to 37 hours, and is affected by many other medications however, cyclobenzaprine is not a drug of common abuse, and would not likely show up n a drug abuse screen. ...Read more
Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?
For a possible diangosis of some form of acid reflux, why would an antihistamine such as Hydroxyzine HCL be Rx'ed?
Acid reflux: Symptoms of acid reflux can be from GERD, allergic rhinitis (the reason for treatment trials of antihistamine), or asthma. Your doctor likely felt from what you described that your symptoms may benefit from this medication. If no improvement, just let your doctor know and you can work on figuring out if the other causes are contributing ...Read more
I suffer from gerd and have oseaghitus could this be due to low acid? Heard this is possible to cause the reflux and betaine Hcl may help
No.: Although this kind of misinformation is present all over the Internet, it is frankly wrong. Esophagitis in GERD is caused by both stomach acid and enzymes secreted by the stomach. Taking HCl will make the problem worse. You should continue you any medicine that your doctor prescribed, follow anti-reflux measures, and follow up with him if your symptoms do not come under control. Good luck. ...Read more
A burn: This is an acid burn. Hopefully you put the area in water to neutralize it. The area unless so severe should resolve on its own ...Read more