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Antipsychotic Comparison Chart
These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more
Ask pharmacist: An answer to a question like this is likely not going to be precise since your physician will want to take many things into consideration before making such a switch. It would be best to have the pharmacist contact the physician in order to carry out this particular substitution of drugs. ...Read more
The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read more
Your doctor can help: The doctor who is treating you can be your best guide. This medication is sued over a wide dose range(50 mg to 400 mg daily) depending on your symptoms and response to treatment. But it is best to allow your doctor to make dose adjustments as needed to get you fully well. ...Read more
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Valid measurements:10, Total measurements:10. What are normal ranges for sws median and sws iqr in m/s on fibroscan test,(model FibroScan 502 Touch)?
Measurement 10?: alid measurements:10, Total measurements:10. What are normal ranges for sws median and sws iqr in m/s on fibroscan test,(model FibroScan 502 Touch)? ANS:what are you measuring? ...Read more
Is lowering .5 increments safe to avoid risperdal withdrawals while adding latuda (lurasidone) 40 mg. 2-3 year use of risperdal. bipolar 1w/psychotic features.
2yo boy. 18.1 BMI (86th percentile) and trending upwards. Need recommendations on books/websites on toddler weight management.
Elevated BMI: Have your physician do a thorough check up and do any labs, such as thyroid screening. Talk to a nutritionist and visit the American Pediatric Academy site, healthy kids.org to help with dietary management. Avoid feeding by other household members. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interaction between Aripiprazole(@low dose) with Methylphenidate(antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?
Talk to your doctor.: If both of these medications are being prescribed for you, you should speak to the doctor who is prescribing them. Although there is no documented adverse interaction between these two medications, every patient can react differently to medications. Of course you should only take these medications if they are being prescribed for you; don't try someone else's medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole): Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence and the following for which there are no trials or minimal efficacy: Generalized anxiety disorder, Social phobia, ADHD, agitation, Eating Disorders, insomnia, borderline personality disorder,PTSD & Insomnia. ...Read more
My heart rate variability on holter monitor showed the following: SDNN- 207, SDANN- 227, RMSSD- 75 & Triangular index- 59. Are these readings normal?
Statistically, or scientifically speaking, which is the average Seroquel (quetiapine) intake for starting developing the weight gain side effect?
For maney yes, but..: The are remarkably inaccurate for some people, although a reasonable guideline. The best is body composition analysis, which can be done at many places (my office, health clubs, etc.). For example, i weight 193, am 71 inches tall, and i trend toward heavy. But waist is 34 and my body fat is 15%. Very good. I always do composition studies: the only weight of tracking diet and exercise. ...Read more
Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?
Response: Your BP goal should be <140/90. If you have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease then it should be <130/80. Please go by response and use the smallest dose required to achieve the goals. Lifestyle modification with achieving ideal body weight, increasing exercise, watching salt intake, dash diet and moderation in alcohol intake will help decrease BP and minimize medication usage. ...Read more
BMI charts: BMI charts are very good for measuring body mass index - (BMI). The BMI range should be 20-25 but a bit higher might be OK. The most informative way is to get your weight without clothing on (at home of course). and get your height measured without shoes off. Of course your BMI will be lower if you have your height measured wearing high heels. Not a good idea! ...Read more
Is Paxil (paroxetine) use (10 mg/day) detectable on physiological screenings for clinical trials?
If tested for, yes: Paxil (paroxetine) is not typically tested for in general physiological screenings like cbc, blood chemistry, urinalysis, etc. However, if they're looking for specific drugs or medications they may do a screen focused on finding these. If involved in a clinical trial, it's very important to inform the staff of other drugs you're taking, since these may invalidate the results! ...Read more
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