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Antiparasite Drug Medication
Possibly: It depends on whether they are testing for it or not. Whether it's prescribed or not, if your employer doesn't allow you to take it due to its adversely affecting your job, you will still get pinched if it shows up on your test. Besides that, taking a medication "not prescribed" to you is rarely a good idea. ...Read more
What causes spasmodic torticollus besides drugs? I've had the same medication for2 and it's never happened before
Genetics, idiopathic: Torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia, can be the result of some medications, especially Dopamine blocking medicines such as may be used for bipolar or schizophrenia. This can happen even after being on the same dose of the same medication for a long time. Other times there are genetic conditions that can cause torticollis, and sometimes there is no clear cause ("idiopathic"). ...Read more
What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?
What is the safest drug i can give if i encounter hypertensive client?Is there a certain range of BP that tells what medication to give?
Are you a doctor ?: Otherwise go see your doctor -- different meds for BP have different effects. ...Read more
Drugs.com says several of my medications have major interactions could they be beneficial even with so many potentially causing seizures?
The potential for: a drug combination to cause seizures does not mean that they will cause seizures. Other things are factored in - such as your age, if there is pulmonary or renal disease, if there is pre-existing seizure disorder. If there is a high risk for a bad drug interaction then it is less likely that most providers would order it. If a particular side effect occurs very rarely - it may be more faborabl ...Read more
What would be your first-line medication choice in ADD if we exclude stimulant? e.g.which drug among the others is most likely to be effective?
Individualize: Choices should be based on the individual features of that person, that person's ADD, and that person's circumstances. There is no one anser. ...Read more
Won't taking an anxiety medication just result in your body adapting to the drug and lead to worse symptoms if you ever try to stop taking it?
While you are: on anti anxiety medication, it is wise to also speak with a psychologist and learn how to cope with anxiety better. You can learn relaxation techniques, discuss relationship conflicts and other life and work stresses and ways to manage them better. Being less anxious will help you be able to learn these new ways of coping, then you can try to reduce medication. ...Read more
What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?
Eczema treatment: Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and infection. There are also many triggers for its flare like allergies, stress, infections and micronutrient deficiency. The best way to treat it is to avoid irritant like soap, moisturize your skin frequently and apply topical anti-inflammatory medication like cortisone cream or ointment. You might need antibiotic when there is signs of infection. ...Read more
I just used a generic version of Floanse and realized it's not on my approved medication list. I am 4W3D pregnant and I read this is a class C drug?
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about? ...Read more
Emsam: Emsam is selegiline, delivered in transdermal patches. It is an mao-b inhibitor, and is used to treat depression. It requires avoiding foods that contain tyramine; it can also interact with many medications: http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/selegiline, emsam.Html because of related metabolism, it could show up in drug tests for amphetamines. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what organ is getting transplanted and how likely the recipient is going to have a rejection episode and what other medical conditions the patient has. For example, for a kidney transplant, most patients are going to be on 2 or 3 anti-rejection meds and they will likely include tacrolimus (Prograf) and mycophenolate (CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or Myfortic). ...Read more
Too long a list: but it is not that they aren't compatible with methadone, but rather that they may interfere with its metabolism, either increasing or decreasing methadone levels, thus either increasing potential toxicity and side effects, or decreasing effectiveness and causing withdrawal. Increased methadone levels may also increase chance of heart arrhythmia. Any sedating drug adds to methadone SE's, esp benzo ...Read more
Partial list: The following is a partial list of the medications that can raise ALT. Statins, some antibiotics, some antidepressants, and some medications used for treating diabetes, tacrine, aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and quinidine. So called herbal medications, such as milk thistle, can also raise ALT. It would be prudent to check with your pharmacist, if any of the drugs you take may be toxic to liver. ...Read more
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