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Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Medication Testing: The gold standard is to draw a series of blood tests after taking a dose and measuring the amount of the drug in each successive sample. If you were to plot the results on a graph, the goal would be for the graph to look like a normal bell shaped curve. However, one can only do this with drugs for which there is a blood test for. ...Read more

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Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Maybe: We do and can look at liver function and kidney function which are very involved in metabolism of medications. ...Read more

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Which medications can a drug test detect and not detect?

Which medications can a drug test detect and not detect?

Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about? ...Read more

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The medication "emsam" will show up in drug tests for what?

The medication "emsam" will show up in drug tests for what?

Emsam: Emsam is selegiline, delivered in transdermal patches. It is an mao-b inhibitor, and is used to treat depression. It requires avoiding foods that contain tyramine; it can also interact with many medications: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/selegiline, emsam. Html because of related metabolism, it could show up in drug tests for amphetamines. ...Read more

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Sir my ncv test shows early signs of cts. What medication do you suggest.

Sir my ncv test shows early signs of cts. What medication do you suggest.

NSAID: First medication to try would be anti-inflammatories (NSAID) such as Motrin or naprosyn, etc. There are prescritpion and over-the-counter strengths. The goal would be to consistently use to decrease any inflammation in the area of the carpal tunnels. You may need additional testing including possible xrays of the area also. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help for comfort, but it is not an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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If I take a medication not prescribed to me will it show up on a employment drug test?

If I take a medication not prescribed to me will it show up on a employment drug test?

Possibly: It depends on whether they are testing for it or not. Whether it's prescribed or not, if your employer doesn't allow you to take it due to its adversely affecting your job, you will still get pinched if it shows up on your test. Besides that, taking a medication "not prescribed" to you is rarely a good idea. ...Read more

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I have been on vfen 200mg since sept 2012 for aspergullis fungus. How will I know, or what test will show when safe to stop medication?

I have been on vfen 200mg since sept 2012 for aspergullis fungus. How will I know, or what test will show when safe to stop medication?

Your doctor: It depends what type of aspergillus infection is being treated here; invasive? Chronic cavitary? It comes down to stabilizing/normalizing your inflammation labs and stable imaging. Discuss with your infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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If you have been precribed a medication in the last four months and you are drug tested and come up positive for that in a drug test can they hold that against you?

If you have been precribed a medication in the last four months and you are drug tested and come up positive for that in a drug test can they hold that against you?

Depends: If you are in a safety-sensitive job, like a bus driver or operating dangerous machinery, then taking a potentially impairing medication (like opioids or tranquillizers) without informing your employer may be a problem. In general, if you are not in that kind of job, most employers are not testing for prescription drugs anyway, and a prescription should be all you need if there are questions. ...Read more

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What tests do psychiatrists do before prescribing medication?

What tests do psychiatrists do before prescribing medication?

Depends: They may evaluate other causes of depressive or anxiety like symptoms, such as thyroid function, blood and iron for anemia, B12 deficiency, testosterone function. Also, evaluating kidney and liver function for metabolism of medication, or the effects from alcohol abuse. Some addiction clinics also may check a urine dipstick for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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Is there any way to? Pass a urinary drug test if you have been taking pain medication?

Is there any way to? Pass a urinary drug test if you have been taking pain medication?

Certainly: If you took your pain medications as they were prescribed by your doctor you will have no problems to pass udt. ...Read more

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Is it likely for someone who isn't on medication to test negative for HIV at 7 weeks and positive at 12?

Is it likely for someone who isn't on medication to test negative for HIV at 7 weeks and positive at 12?

Yes: A person may not make antibodies to HIV, despite being infected for a few weeks to months, so called window period and later have a positive test when the person makes antibodies. ...Read more

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If you have giardia and are on medication for that but have not gotten the test results yet-can you also take immodium?

If you have giardia and are on medication for that but have not gotten the test results yet-can you also take immodium?

Be careful with meds: Imodium (loperamide) is not a 'cure all' and I actually prefer my patients NOT to take it unless absolutely necessary. It seems also ur diagnosis is still in question -do u or do u not have Giardia? Diarrhea is 'good' in a way, since the body is getting rid of germs. You just need to 'keep up' with fluid and salt losses, & of course the inconvenience of going to the bathroom often. Hopefully ur doc can guide u ...Read more

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Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?

Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?

Likely no need.: Depending on the medication used, the roundworm numbers are decimated or completely removed. Even if there were a few left after therapy, you may likely be asymptomatic, as is, apparently, the case with slight infections. Mebendazole is given over 3 days (100 mg PO q 12h x 3 days), and many other meds, like Albendazole only need one dose (400 mg po). That seems to be all unless re-infected. ...Read more

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Please let me know if I am able to join the competition as a physical test like a running for 1, 5 mile since am taking my medications.

Please let me know if I am able to join the competition as a physical test like a running for 1, 5 mile since am taking my medications.

Not enough info: I am sorry we do not have your history or examination in depth enough to provide you with any valid answer to this very short question. I defer to your physician. ...Read more

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How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?

How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?

Primary Care Physici: This is what primary care physicians do. Can be a family doctor, internal medicine doctor or gynecologist. You might also ask for copies of all labs and notes and keep your own separate record on your computer. There are plenty of programs to organize these records; but scanning as pdf and saving in a single file on your computer should work well. ...Read more

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How do I test my self for allergies to medications? Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if I still am. I'm 20 and a male.

How do I test my self for allergies to medications? Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if I still am. I'm 20 and a male.

It depends: Testing for allergy to medications is indicated only if you had a reaction to a drug in the past and it is important to find out if you are really allergic or you need to be treated with it again. There is no good blood test, usually a skin test is performed. In most cases, administering the drug in a controlled manner in clinic is necessary. If you were allergic to cats in the pat, you sill are. ...Read more

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My right boob is 2 time bigger than my left. Test show no hormon imbalance and I wasn't taking medications. Its still growing now, what should ido?

My right boob is 2 time bigger than my left. Test show no hormon imbalance and I wasn't taking medications. Its still growing now, what should ido?

Go see ur GYN: And get checked for breast mass. What's the finding in the breast ultrasound? Best wishes! Http://www. Fitsugar. Com/breast-asymmetry-causes-treatments-17471917. ...Read more

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My mothers sgpt does not go down even if she's taking medications. What tests does she need to have to determine the cause of this high sgpt level.

My mothers sgpt does not go down even if she's taking medications. What tests does she need to have to determine the cause of this high sgpt level.

???: It evades me thinking what medicine is used to lower sgpt. If the cause of the rise of liver function is known then we can target the cause but there is no medicine that targets the sgpt. Talk to the doctor to find out the diagnosis and find out how that problem is being treated. The lowering of SGPT may not be a necessary solution and may have to stay a bit elevated. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago. Now I repeated the test it's 90? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then

What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago. Now I repeated the test it's 90? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then

Fluctuations: Anti ds-DNA real significance is simply whether it's detectable. Levels fluctuate both with your health and perhaps even with variables in the lab. I would draw no conclusions about the activity of your disease from the changing values. ...Read more

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Hello. I've been having what I've considered to be migraines for over 20 yrs although there were no tests done to confirm it, just medication given. Lately, they have become worse or perhaps different and more frequent. They always occur in the back of my

Hello. I've been having what I've considered to be migraines for over 20 yrs although there were no tests done to confirm it, just medication given. Lately, they have become worse or perhaps different and more frequent. They always occur in the back of my

Migraines: Hi there. FYI: any tests that may or may not be ordered would be to rule-out other causes of headache. The diagnosis of Migraine is based upon our clinical suspicion, while eliminating other causes. Triggers to avoid (these are different for different people); MSG--is now more often found in NON-Chinese foods (canned soups, salad dressings, barbecue sauces, flavored snacks like Doritos. . .) ...Read more

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What COPD medications would test positive for methamphetamines?

What COPD medications would test positive for methamphetamines?

None that I know: However many over the counter medications that contain decongestants or antihistamines and prescribed antidepressants may produce a false positive for methamphetamines. ...Read more

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Which COPD medications if used would test positive for methamphetamines?

None: COPD medications will not test positive for amphetamines. Rarely, medications with Pseudoephedrine will test positive for meth. ...Read more

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Blood test report ALT boarder level medication please?

Blood test report ALT boarder level medication please?

Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more

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What medication will cause u to test positive for meth use?

What medication will cause u to test positive for meth use?

Several!: Alpha Methyldopa and Clonidine can cause false-positive urine drug tests for methamphetamines; so can nasal decongestants, ritalin, various cold remedies containing ephedra compounds. ...Read more

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Is fibroid or cysts or medication can effect home pergncey test?

Is fibroid or cysts or medication can effect home pergncey test?

No: Fibroids, ovarian cysts, or other medications should not affect the accuracy of a home pregnancy test. But any of these things could affect the timing of your periods, and make them irregular. If this continues, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What medications should not be taken prior to a fasting blood sugar test?

What medications should not be taken prior to a fasting blood sugar test?

Fasting blood sugar: NONE!
Please go as early in the morning as possible. Once blood is drawn you can relax and eat breakfast. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take medication for a headache while fasting for blood tests?

Is it okay to take medication for a headache while fasting for blood tests?

Generally yes: Taking Aspirin would affect platelet function and if you were having a test for bleeding disorders, you should avoid pain medication other than tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What allergy tests are there when it comes to figuring out what medication I am allergic to?

What allergy tests are there when it comes to figuring out what medication I am allergic to?

Skin testing: There are a number of new skin tests that area available to check for allergies to certain medications. For example, a lot of patients claim to be allergic to penicillin antibiotics. However, many have no reaction or are not sure what the reaction was. By seeing an allergist, skin testing can be done to check for actual reactions to certain medications. ...Read more

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What to do if I took a drug test for employment and didn't tell them the medications I take. And?

You could lose job: When you sign the usual form before giving a pre-employment drug test (or when you are already hired if random or for-cause testing is done), you are stating, often under penalties of perjury, that it is accurate. If you are positive for a potential drug of abuse and didn't tell them about it, they can consider it a positive test and act on it. Talk to the HR person involved and give them info. ...Read more

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I am going to have an allergy test. How long before that should I discontinue the allergy medications?

I am going to have an allergy test. How long before that should I discontinue the allergy medications?

Ask your allergist: Each allergy office has its own recommendations regarding when to stop antihistamines before skin testing. At our office those taken more than once a day are stopped 48 hours before testing. Antihistamines taken daily are stopped 7 days before testing. ...Read more

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While on pain management and I take my pain medication less than prescribed will I still pass their drug test?

While on pain management and I take my pain medication less than prescribed will I still pass their drug test?

Possibly not: Drug testing can detect even minute amounts of painkillers and other drugs. If your job requires drug testing, you need to find out which pain medications are ok: tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil probably are, but vicodin or other narcotics even in small amounts probably are not. Consult your pain management doctor for more advice, and help in cutting down on any medications that could cause you problems. ...Read more

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Best medication in the market to stop pvcs? They are ruining my life despite all my tests and labs being normal they are very scary

Beta blockers: So if your doctors have diagnosed you w/pvcs and haven't found any fixable cause, ask them about medication to minimize your pvcs. Beta blockers are useful but may lower your blood pressure so be careful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Possible paroxysmal hemicrania not responding to any medication after 8 months. Started getting worse. Should I get more scans/tests?

Possible paroxysmal hemicrania not responding to any medication after 8 months. Started getting worse. Should I get more scans/tests?

Headache: Are you seeing a headache specialist or neurologist? If not, get a consultation at a headache clinic and appropriate tests will be done in order to make a diagnosis and get you proper treatment. ...Read more

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My primary dr. Asked me to stop taking my thyroid medication. He thinks my body is producing enough and will test me again in 6 weeks. Is this ok?

My primary dr. Asked me to stop taking my thyroid medication. He thinks my body is producing enough and will test me again in 6 weeks. Is this ok?

Stopping thyroid: Be sure to mark your calendar and get an appointment for your thyroid tests to be repeated in 6 weeks, to see whether or not your body needs thyroid supplementation.
Meanwhile take note if you feel any different off the thyroid than you did while you were on the thyroid. ...Read more