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Most common...: Mos common uses for spironolactone are: blood pressure control, congestive heart failure, liver congestion due to cirrhosis, hirsutism (dark hairs on unusual areas), edema (swelling). Common side effects:high potassium an other electrolytes imbalances, dizziness, allergic reaction, itchiness, cardiac arrhythmias, rash, itching, gastritis, low platelets and other blood cell changes. ...Read more
Anarex seems to be: A combination pain killer and muscle relaxant available, largely, outside the US. The component most likely to cause side effects is the muscle relaxant, orphenadrine. Typical reported side effects include dry mouth, restlessness, insomnia, even urinary retention, but I don't find any cautions about sperm production or ejaculation. Doubt you should be taking daily, though. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I am awating. Op for plantis facitiis can this condition let your ankle swell as mine has and I did not sprane my ankle?
It could: If pain is present you may not be walking in a natural faschion and swelling could occur. ...Read more
Usually 2-3d, but...: Not all infections will respond to penicillin or antibiotics. 2 reasons come to mind. 1) poor blood supply to the abscess and no blood supply to the tooth supplying the infection. 2) some bacteria are resistant. If non reponsive to the medicine, others can be added to increase effectiveness. Ultimately, you shouldn't rely on the antibiotics but should instead have it treated endodontically. ...Read more
I have pain BETWEEN 2 vertebra in my lower back. If I press hard it abates somewhat. I notice it most when I first lie down. Any idea what this is?
Many possibilites: You really need to see your doctor to sort out the cause of this pain. It could be something simple like muscle spasm or muscle strain. It could also be something more serious like disc disease or a vertebral compression fracture. Please see your doctor for an exam and possibly some further testing. ...Read more
Anarex vs Baclofen:
Orphenadrine is a centrally acting muscle relaxant.
Baclofen is a GABA agonist that is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and antispastic medication.
Based on reports from the FDA and social media Baclofen is more effective, but has more side effects. ...Read more
Baclofen VS Anarex: There is no such thing as "safer" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: As far as I know Avonex (interferon beta 1a) must be injected intramuscularly once a week The timing is not important ...Read more
Alcohol withdrawal: This is a very person dependent question. If alcohol was used to mask or treat a depression or anxiety disorder, the perception of withdrawal symptoms can be chronic. If no underlying addictive issues, then withdrawal should be shorter but can depend on length of use of the drug. ...Read more
Hi I have plead skin scars with out scabs they are really deep I also have brown pleed skin scars and I have avage scabs will they heal up?
I apologize, but I do not understand the question. Please restate the question, clarifying what is meant by "plead."
Avage is a brand name for Tazarotene, a treatment for acne. To reduce scarring, is important not to pick at scabs, rather let them fall off naturally. Dark areas from inflammation often get lighter with time, but it can take months, sometimes longer. ...Read more
Doc, is there an alternative medication to Avalox? I was prescribed to consume 400mg once a day for 5 days. But I have palpitations when I take it. Tnx
2 weeks on Zoloft (sertraline) and am told the side effects should start abating. Started on 25mg but bumping up to 50mg soon. Will I go thru side effects again?
Maybe: Depending on the natural of the side effects, they may or may not abate and may return at a higher dose. If it has been 2 weeks and you still have the same side effects and they have not at least gotten milder, then ask your doctor before increasing your dose. ...Read more
Response: Avonex, (interferon beta 1a) a minimally effective interferon, is intended to slow inflammatory cellular invasion of central nervous system in MS. An extremely poor choice these days in presence of 12 more effective drugs. Side effects such as general malaise, flu-like reactions, depression, thyroid issues, liver problems, fatigue and need to inject limit use. If you wish to view structure, visit Wikipedia. ...Read more
I'm taking Prilosec 40 mg 2x daily to ameliorate my Gerd flare up. How long should it take for the symptoms to abate? In the past its gone 3-6 mos
I m having severe stomachache, left side of head pains, feeling of fainting, chakkar aate h nd I started homeopathy but it is not relief my symptoms?
Possible migraines: I believe if homeopathy is not helping your situation and you are having these types of headaches accompanied by GI and fainting like feelings that either you are suffering from migraine headaches or a GI disturbance. I recommend you see a doctor to get some intial testing done and then, get a referral to a specialist if necessary. ...Read more
I've tried the most advanced antibiotics like avalox (moxifloxacin) & factive, (gemifloxacin) but all ended with no improvement, any other suggestions?
Let your doctor know: If you have already let your doctor know, then perhaps you should see someone else if your doctor is not confident an answer can be found there. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can lead to other avenues. ...Read more
Diabetes: The test you are referring to is termed "glycosylated hemoglobin". There are different ways to diagnose diabetes and one of the criteria is a glycosylated Hgb level of greater than 6.5. The number above is indicative of a mild case of elevated blood sugar and some practitioners may alternatively call this impaired fasting glucose. ...Read more