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Aralen Phosphate Medication
Chloroquine: Acute Chloroquine poisoning can be fatal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Aralen (Chloroquine) is used in the prevention & treatment of Malaria. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe.
For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/aralen-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more
My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?
Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?
Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?
Not usually, but..: These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. ...Read more
I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?
Constip./Dependence: Constipation is a side effect that can occur at the onset and last throughout treatment. Regular use of any opioid (such as codeine) will produce a physical dependence on the drug that would be demonstrated if you attempted to abruptly withdraw- i.e. Agitation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, sweating, runny nose. Another effect is the possible increase in pain in your body (opioid induced hyperalgesia). ...Read more
Since 19 y/o?: I think you are married to this drug. Parting will be sweet sorrow. There isn't a reason under the sun why that should have ever happened. Your devil has a blue dress on, and you may think you need her, but as soon as you put some distance between you, you'll realize you are better off without her. Find a doctor who can help you out of that relationship. You are going to need help. She has claws. ...Read more
Doubtful: Some non-medical practitioners say that allergy can occur to virtually any substance in the environment. Allergists define allergy as an over-reaction of the immune system to very small amounts of foreign substances that enter the body. While large amounts of phosphate taken as a supplement could cause GI upset & diarrhea, in my opinion there is no such thing as true phosphate allergy. ...Read more
Unnecessary: Some non-medical practitioners say that allergy can occur to virtually any substance in the environment. Allergists define allergy as an over-reaction of the immune system to very small amounts of foreign substances that enter the body. While large amounts of phosphate taken as a supplement could cause GI upset & diarrhea, in my opinion there is no such thing as true phosphate allergy. ...Read more
Look on bottle.: All medicines have an expiration date stamped somewhere on the container. ...Read more
CRP: CRP is just a marker of inflammation from any source and thus non-specific. As for phosphate level, do you have a calcium and serum protein level as well? It often implicate something related to your bones. Soda pops have high phosphate content but I have not heard of excessive consumption of soda leading to high serum phosphate level. ...Read more
Depends: As a monotherapy, topical antibiotics should be applied to the affected areas twice per day. When combined with a retinoid, once per day would be adequate. Beware, rare cases of pseudomembranous colitis have been reported with topical climdamycin. ...Read more
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
Yes but...: The antimicrobial will not decrease the risk of tobacco use. ...Read more
Adapalene is formulation of Retin_a basically a vitamin A durative that helps control exfoliation and reduces acne. It is not sensitive to Benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic you rub onto your face and it gets absorbed. It is a means of taking antibiotics without a pill. It doesn't get as high a blood lever and tends to act at the acne itself.
These are mainstays of acne care. ...Read more
Stop pain?: Paracetamol is what the British call Tylenol (acetaminophen).Paracetamol codeine phosphate is Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine. It's a reliever for moderate to severe pain & quite effective. If you abuse it, it can have the side-effects of codeine overdose (sedation, respiratory depression, death) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: acute liver toxicity and possible death. Use as prescribed, only. ...Read more
Clarify: If you are using a medicated clindamycin phosphate topical pad - apply with the pad and then throw the pad away. ...Read more
Not significant: Urine deposits when looked under microscope may show crystals of chemical products excreted by the kidney. This has no particular significance, so you can ignore it. Some people are prone to make kidney stones. In these folks we look carefully if they have excess of any stone forming chemicals. This is not one of them. So you do not need to worry. ...Read more
Lots of things: Around 5% of older folks run a high alk phos probably because of subclinical Paget's of bone. All teens and most kids have high alk phos until the growth sput is over -- up to 5x reference range is fine. ...Read more
Specialty pharmacy: Check with a specialty pharmacy or ask your doctor for referral. ...Read more