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Bandage Sheer Strip 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
Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?
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
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
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
Is it alright that 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?
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
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?
Is laser teeth whitening less damaging to your teeth than those store-bought strips? I've heard that those whitening strips they sell at drug stores are actually not that good for the enamel on your teeth. Is the laser whitening method better for teeth ov
No: Laser teeth whitening still uses the same active ingredient as the whitening strips it just makes it more active so it's faster. ...Read more
I just underwent strip and ligation surgery on my left leg. I was most concerned about the vein running over my knee cap. After taking the bandages off I have a incision at my waste, one small hole mid thigh, two small holes on my knee and one on my ankle
And????: Okay, I know that there's a question in there somewhere. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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