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Doctor insights on: Bandage Sheer Strip Medication

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I took one 8 mg strip Saturday and another 8mg strip Sunday night at 11pm how long will it be til I can feel my opiate medication?

I took one 8 mg strip Saturday and another 8mg strip Sunday night at 11pm how long will it be til I can feel my opiate medication?

24-48 hours: I assume you are asking about Suboxone. You should wait at least 24-48 hours before taking opiate medication. Suboxone is a potent binder of the opioid mu receptor. It prevents other opiates from binding. You can accidentally overdose yourself by taking more opiate in an effort to get the relief you want from your medicine. Talk to your doctor and be careful. ...Read more

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Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?

Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?

Yes: You can even cut that in half or quarters. Eventually some patients can get onto Naltrexone or vivitrol which is just an opiate blocker and not a replacement. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth extracted Got a dry socket It was then packed with packing strip with medication was told that the packing strip will fall out. Will it?

Wisdom tooth extracted Got a dry socket It was then packed with packing strip with medication was told that the packing strip will fall out. Will it?

Wisdom tooth: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is lost after tooth extraction leaving the bone and nerve exposed. This can be due to infection, nicotine, sucking through a straw or certain hormones such as oral contraceptives. The treatment is packing with medication. The packing is usually changed as often as daily. As the tooth heals the packing will fall out. ...Read more

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What are the differences in a lab drug test and a strip drug test?

What are the differences in a lab drug test and a strip drug test?

The strip drug test: Is an immunoassay performed in the office and may have multiple agents which can cause a false positive test. A lab drug test is either on a liquid or gas chromatograph and a mass spectrometer. This test produces the chemical signature of the drug or chemical and has virtually no false positives and is much more sensitive and specific. ...Read more

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Planning to go from europe to asia. What is suggested medical travel pack to bring along? What drugs, bandages etc. Are recommended for a longer trip?

Planning to go from europe to asia. What is suggested medical travel pack to bring along? What drugs, bandages etc. Are recommended for a longer trip?

Depends: See http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/list. Htm, for recommendations on drugs and immunizations for each of the countries you plan to visit. For a general first-aid kit, I recommend pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) ibuprofen, an antihistamine, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, and a miscellaneous assortment of bandaids and sterile dressings. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I take welbutrin for depression, and I heard you lose weight while on this drug. Is this true. And does it strip your appetite?

What do you recommend if I take welbutrin for depression, and I heard you lose weight while on this drug. Is this true. And does it strip your appetite?

Studies have: Shown modest weight loss in obese individuals with major depression who took wellbutrin (bupropion) and ate healthfully with moderate physical activity (as oppossed to similar individuals who did not take wellbutrin (bupropion)). ...Read more

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I may have accidentally swallowed sheer white whitening strips during my sleep. The label says, "don't swallow the film" but nothing more. What is going to happen, and what should I do?

I may have accidentally swallowed sheer white whitening strips during my sleep. The label says, "don't swallow the film" but nothing more. What is going to happen, and what should I do?

Probably nothing: The main component of whitening strips is hydrogen peroxide, and in high concentrations and in large amounts, it is poisonous to ingest. But you would have to drink a lot more than the tiny amount in the strips! Swallowing just 1 or 2 should not cause any problems except maybe a little indigestion. If you get severe upset stomach, though, get seen. And take a little Maalox or Tums (calcium carbonate) today. ...Read more

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Husband has precription for lortab but took a suboxen strip one week ago. Drug test at work pos. For opiates and sent to lab. Will the suboxen show up?

No: The Suboxone will not show up as an opiate on a drug test. Suboxone will cause a positive test result for Buprenorphine (the active ingredient in suboxone) but that is only if the lab specifically tests for it. After a week, one film strip should not cause a positive result. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit affect medications?

Can grapefruit affect medications?

Grapefruit Juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a nurse administer medication?

Can a nurse administer medication?

Yes, that: Is well within the scope of practice for a nurse. ...Read more

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I'm about to take my new medication?

I'm about to take my new medication?

Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more

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Ok to take medications when fasting?

Ok to take medications when fasting?

Depends: Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person diet without medication?

Can a person diet without medication?

Of course: I do not recommend any medication as part of a diet and most successful diets do not involve any type of medication. That said, in general "diets" don't work if it is a temporary diet, as when the diet ends people usually regain weight. The most successful diets are life-long changes in how you eat. Again, no medication is required for one to have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What medications can control appetite?

Several: Phenteramine is a common one, but there are many. Just talk to your doctor to see if medication is needed and which is right for you. ...Read more

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What medication will take her pain away?

What medication will take her pain away?

See doctor.: Need to know where the pain is, how much pain. What makes it worse or better, a physical exam in order to diagnose it then it can be treated. ...Read more

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Anyone recommend a medication for colds?

Anyone recommend a medication for colds?

Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Does pain medication; make your pain worse?

Does pain medication; make your pain worse?

It can: Unfortunately, more and more frequent, opioid induced hyperalgesia has been described, typically per rapid escalation of medicine, and causing paradoxically worsening of the pain. ...Read more

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What should I do to add without medication?

What should I do to add without medication?

Don't fight illness: As physicians, we don't fight against illnesses. We treat patients with illness. We never beat illness. If you have adhd, the best treatments are medications. It's not clear why you are interested in not using medications. There are many psychological therapies for adhd, which have varying results. You can seek consultation with a psychologist who is knowledgeable about them. Consult with one. ...Read more

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How do I know if I take to much medication?

No easy answer: It depends on your medical conditions and response to the medications you are taking. I would suggest discussing this with your doctor. If you are having bothersome side effects - that may indicate a need to evaluate your current medications. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to treat a cold?

What is the best medication to treat a cold?

Cold: Cold is caused by virus and there is no treatment for it. Rest, drinking hot fluids like soup and rest help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Medications that help to increase in height?

Medications that help to increase in height?

HGH: You should consuklt your physician about the use of somatotropin (human growth hormone)- this medcine should only be used for severe growth retardation and by an expert in endocrinology. ...Read more

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What happens when medications work together?

What happens when medications work together?

One medication can: Augment or reinforce the effects of the other. Some medications may have negative drug interactions. ...Read more

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Does it matter what time I use my medications?

Does it matter what time I use my medications?

It may matter: Certain medications are more effective if taken at certain times. Also, some medications need to timed around meals or activities. Blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, osteoporosis medications and some antibiotics would be some examples of these. Consult with the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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Is my medication level too high if hr is fast?

Is my medication level too high if hr is fast?

Which med?: Please tell us which medication and what condition its meant to treat. Then we may be better able to tell you if you are having an adverse reaction. ...Read more