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Tell me about pain medication like aspirin and codeine?

Tell me about pain medication like aspirin and codeine?

Dose dependent: Aspirin is good for mild pain, treats fever, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent when used chronically. As the dose is increased, there is progressive issue with upset stomach and peptic ulceration. Codeine is good for moderate pain. As the dose is increased, it causes nausea and constipation. It is addicting. The drugs are combined to get a better total effect at lower doses. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

No: Topamax (topiramate) is a newer anticonvulsant medication that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. It is also used in migraine prevention treatment. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and I can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and I can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

Rest: Sleep better. Reduce stress. Take electrolytes and make sure you are not dehydrated. Also make sure you have normal... Urination and bowel movements and no vomiting. If you have persistant headaches and other symptoms which are associated you should go see your doctor. Sometimes your headaches are a sign of some other ailment. ...Read more

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Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Safe: To my knowledge anti diarrheals do not have either Aspirin or lead. ...Read more

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Has anyone been allergic to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain medication, and if so, what happened?

Has anyone been allergic to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain medication, and if so, what happened?

Not t Typically: Allergies usually don't occur with opioids of any type. But all do have side effects such as itching, nausea, constipation, and initially drowsiness and respiratory depression. Some of the opioids cause more than others. Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) does contain Aspirin which some people can have serious reactions such as severe asthma possibly death. Also, no Aspirin in those under 18 or so with fever.. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications.
Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them.
Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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What pain medication can I take if I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

What pain medication can I take if I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

Opioids: Allergy to nsaids like Aspirin and inbuprofen does limit some options. It does not limit the use of opioids (narcotics) like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. ...Read more

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What OTC medication is best for pain relief from moderate bruising? I know aspirin wouldn't be the best idea.

What OTC medication is best for pain relief from moderate bruising? I know aspirin wouldn't be the best idea.

Your meds plus ice: Tylenol (acetaminophen) generally works fine. If that doesn't, do it ibuprofen is the next step. If the bruising is within the last day, an ice pack applied to the area for 20 minute/hr will help. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe pain in the center of my chest, thought it's a trapped wind, medication for that helped, however the pain remains, pain becomes severe when sleeping and bending forward, I take aspirin for pain. Can a trapped wind cause Pleurisy?

Woke up with severe pain in the center of my chest, thought it's a trapped wind, medication for that helped, however the pain remains, pain becomes severe when sleeping and bending forward, I take aspirin for pain. Can a trapped wind cause Pleurisy?

Pericarditis: These symptoms seem suggestive of pericarditis- which is when the lining of the heart becomes inflammed. Moving forward and experiencing a change in the pain symptoms is a characteristic, because the heart moves in the 'bag' surrounding it. It is very painful and sharp in quality like you mentioned. Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs - so it's similar. I recc to see a doctor there ...Read more

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I have hyper aggregation thrombocyte. I take low dose aspirin 100mg, vit e400iu, folic acid daily. Is there any diet or medication to cure it?

T'cytosis: Hello~ if you have idiopathic thrombocytosis do not take low dose aspirin, unless advice from hematology. It can makes it worse. The treatment is plasmapheresis (thrombopheresis) when platelets are >1.5million. You need to see and be followed by competent Heme-Oncologist thanks
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145107/ ...Read more

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If someone suspected they were having a heart event may the person be better off taking 3 baby aspirin and/or adding a htn medication before the ER?

If someone suspected they were having a heart event may the person be better off taking 3 baby aspirin and/or adding a htn medication before the ER?

Only aspirin: Only aspirin is recommended in suspected heart attack. The main event in acute heart attack is blood clot blocking a coronary artery thus the rationale for giving aspirin. Any other medication have no benefit and potentially cause more harm such as lowering the BP too much ...Read more

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Thick blood according to doctor. No medication prescribed. Suggested I do occasional blood donation. What about aspirin at night? How much and when?

Thick blood according to doctor. No medication prescribed. Suggested I do occasional blood donation. What about aspirin at night? How much and when?

Need more info: Thick blood is not a medical diagnosis. You may wish to consult a hematologist for proper evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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I had my coronary angioplasty one year back. I am on clopidogrel 70mg bd, atrovastation 40 mg od, metroprolol 25 od and aspirin 150mg od. Should I reduce my medication?

I had my coronary angioplasty one year back. I am on clopidogrel 70mg bd, atrovastation 40 mg od, metroprolol 25 od and aspirin 150mg od. Should I reduce my medication?

Reduce medication?: Your interist or cardiologist are the best qualified professionals to accurately answer that question for you. They will be most intimately in touch with your past and current medical condition. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed Alleve and aspirin to be taken together every morning after my knee surgery. Can these medications be combined safely?

My doctor prescribed Alleve and aspirin to be taken together every morning after my knee surgery. Can these medications be combined safely?

Purpose?: Although they can probably be safely taken together, I have not seen this combination recommended. You should post this question to the doctor who prescribe the combination if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My bf has Marfan's and he has no more heart pills and no insurance he has been taking low dose aspirin cause he doesn't have his normal pills. Is there anything else he can do till he goes too the doctors? Need answers fast his medication was atenolol it

My bf has Marfan's and he has no more heart pills and no insurance he has been taking low dose aspirin cause he doesn't have his normal pills. Is there anything else he can do till he goes too the doctors? Need answers fast his medication was atenolol it

Atenolol: Atenolol helps to decrease blood pressure and also decreases the force with which the heart ejects blood. It is a medicine to slow the heart rate and help prevent stress on the aorta.
His dilated aorta (or aortic aneurysm) is related to weakening of the connective tissue in the aorta and increases the risk of an aortic dissection, a surgical emergency. An aortic dissection is often fatal, presenting with chest pain often radiating through to the back. It may be a tearing sensation.
Heart-related complications may shorten the lifespan of people with this disease. Patients can survive well into their 60s. Good care and surgery may extend the lifespan further. ...Read more

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I suffer from depression and I would like to try either omega-3 or st. John's wart as an alternative to medications. Will this effect my 81mg aspirin?

I suffer from depression and I would like to try either omega-3 or st. John's wart as an alternative to medications. Will this effect my 81mg aspirin?

Bleeding: St. John's wort does not directly affect the same coagulation pathway as aspirin, but can affect your platelets, making them less "sticky." along with fish oil you could experience more bleeding. St. John's wort can be effective for mild-moderate depression. High epa omega-3 oils are helpful in depression, but aren't a stand-alone treatment. Please consider psychotherapy; it can help greatly. ...Read more

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I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry. I am on antibiotics right now. I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?

I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry. I am on antibiotics right now. I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?

MayBeDueToAntibiotic: It may be due to Antibiotics, or due to the reason you are on Antibiotics. You are also a Diabetic and make sure your blood sugar is under control. If you start vomiting, excessive thirst, fatigue, loss of appetite, pain in abdomen, rapid breathing or shortness of breath.Then you need to be checked right away as these suggest Diabetic KetoAcidosis.You did not say why you are taking Antibiotics. Good Luck ...Read more

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My son had a nasal skull fracture 2 years ago. Neurosurgeon said he is not allowed aspirin and anti inflammatory medication. Can I give him sinumax?

My son had a nasal skull fracture 2 years ago. Neurosurgeon said he is not allowed aspirin and anti inflammatory medication. Can I give him sinumax?

Sinumax: Contains no aspirin nor non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, it contains paracetamol, pseudoephedrine and an antihistamine, probably safe for your son if he has normal blood pressure, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Can you take aspirin with this drug?

Drug interactions: First we need to know the drug other than aspirin. Definitely don't take aspirin with anti inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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What has most helped your osteoarthritis? Drugs, pt, aspirin?

What has most helped your osteoarthritis? Drugs, pt, aspirin?

Physical activity!: Physical activity helps the most! It is declining. Obesity hurts the worst. It is increasing. Good time to wish you were an orthopedist. DJD of major weight bearing joints is skyrocketing... ...Read more