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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read more

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How safe / unsafe are energy drinks?

Safe: There is little evidence that "energy drinks" provide the benefits that are described by the manufacturer. But they are safe to use, with no side effects or hazards. ...Read more

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What are the safe and unsafe days for a 28 days cycle person?

What are the safe and unsafe days for a 28 days cycle person?

If you really don't: Want to become pregnant - recommend use of protection every time your have sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Is oral sex safe or unsafe. On 4th Dec 2012 I am going to massage center for body massage. A old lady gave me body massage after 10min she start to s?

Is oral sex safe or unsafe. On 4th Dec 2012 I am going to massage center for body massage. A old lady gave me body massage after 10min she start to s?

Depends: If you are not in a monogamous relationship, it's recommended to use oral condoms for oral sex, doesn't matter if you are the giver or the recipient. Oral sex can cause STIs as well. ...Read more

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7 days of period is safe or unsafe?

7 days of period is safe or unsafe?

Never say never with: Pregnancy. If you aren't ready for pregnancy, the best approach is to use protection every tme you have sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Is 1x 2000mg fishoil plus 1x40mg fluoxetine daily safe/unsafe?? Thanks!

Is 1x 2000mg fishoil plus 1x40mg fluoxetine daily safe/unsafe?? Thanks!

For the most part: Yes. But there is a rare chance that taking the two medication can lead to an increased risk of bleeding, as fish oil can potentiate the very weak antiplatelet effects of fluoxetine. If you take are taking the two medications, just watch for signs of bleeding like easy bruising, bleeding gums while brushing your teeth, blood in your stool or urine. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take? Anything that could cause it to be unsafe? (I have Hashimotos)

Is melatonin safe to take? Anything that could cause it to be unsafe? (I have Hashimotos)

Very safe: In my opinion, probably far safer that standard prescription sleeping pills, and does not cause sleep walking. But before starting it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dosage of sildenafil that is safe? . At what dosage does it become unsafe?

What is the maximum dosage of sildenafil that is safe? . At what dosage does it become unsafe?

Depends: Viagra (sildenafil) is commercially available in 25, 50, or 100mg tablets. These agents should always be used cautiously, especially in patients with a cardiac history. The safest way to take this medicine is to start at the lowest dose and titrate upwards rather than suffer untoward side effects from the maximum dose. Basically, start low & never exceed 100mg. ...Read more

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What types of foods are safe/unsafe while having the stomach flu?

What types of foods are safe/unsafe while having the stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Is weed actually dangerous? If so, why is it safe for medicinal purposes then?

Is weed actually dangerous? If so, why is it safe for medicinal purposes then?

Cannabis: Yes, there are a number of potential serious health risks from Cannabis. It is used medicinally when it is deemed that the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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How could smoking safe leaves be dangerous? Could you please say every possible answer?

How could smoking safe leaves be dangerous? Could you please say every possible answer?

Sage leaves: Native americans have smoked sage as part of spiritual rituals for many years. But anything smoked damages the lungs from the tar, carbon monoxide ; other chemicals inhaled. Also the leaves may have been sprayed with pesticides unsafe for huimans. ...Read more

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How much salt is safe to eat in one sitting? At what quantity would it become dangerous?

How much salt is safe to eat in one sitting? At what quantity would it become dangerous?

Salt: Sold in more than minimal amongst is not good for you I would suggest that you keep to a minimum intake of salt ...Read more

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How safe / dangerous is Lexapro? What can I tell my wife to reassure her it is worthwhile?

How safe / dangerous is Lexapro? What can I tell my wife to reassure her it is worthwhile?

All drugs have side: Effects and nothing is "safe" not even herbals. If I told you that there is a drug out there that can cause you to go into cardiac arrthymias and give you a heart attack, then you may not want to take it. If you drink coffee, then you are taking said drug. Anyways, the answer always is risk versus benefits. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe level of cholesterol and at what level does it start getting dangerous?

Anyone know what is a safe level of cholesterol and at what level does it start getting dangerous?

See below: Target cholesterol levels:
Triglycerides (bad cholesterol): less than 100 mg/dl.
HDL (good cholesterol): more than 60 mg/dl.

For ways to reduce cholesterol, read: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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Is marjuana dangerous? Is it safe to use as medication instead of taking the prescribed medicins. Does it make a person violent?

Is marjuana dangerous? Is it safe to use as medication instead of taking the prescribed medicins. Does it make a person violent?

Cannabis: Not normally associated with violence. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Is it safe or unsafe to take adderral and/or tranzene when I'm taking st. John's wort?

Is it safe or unsafe to take adderral and/or tranzene when I'm taking st. John's wort?

Question About Need: Chemically you are not likely to have a reaction from taking these together. However, I would question the use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and tranxene together. One of the more common side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a feeling of jitteriness or anxiety. If you are already taking tranxene for anxiety, there is a possibility of taking medicines that could cause competing effects. You need to discuss with you physician. ...Read more

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Weird fainted again but just when it went black and opened my eyes I felt much better. I can see your body just takes over. Unsafe or safe enough?

Weird fainted again but just when it went black and opened my eyes I felt much better. I can see your body just takes over. Unsafe or safe enough?

Should be seen: You need to be examined thoroughly by your PMD and then, possibly by neurology or cardiology, or another service but you need to get seen. Do not delay. Of you'd like more info 1-1 with a neuro person let me know @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is it safe to to take unperscribed cholesterol lowering pills? Like the ones you could just get a natural medication store in the mall or are they unsafe?

Is it safe to to take unperscribed cholesterol lowering pills? Like the ones you could just get a natural medication store in the mall or are they unsafe?

Depends: It depends on their ingredients. For instance, red yeast rice is the same ingredient in Mevacor (lovastatin) and has a very tiny incidence of adverse effects. Generally though, statins are safe and the doses you get in an otc med will be small. ...Read more

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Is it safe or dangerous if I take suppliment for my body after jym, is there any side effect in future?

Is it safe or dangerous if I take suppliment for my body after jym, is there any side effect in future?

Too vague. . .: There are as many 'supplements' as there are companies selling them. Without you being more specific as to which supplement you are taking (and what ingredients are in them), it would be impossible to adequately answer your question. ...Read more

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My wife want to have anal, before I jump into I wanna know. Is it a dangerous for both of us or safe? Can she or I get any disease?

My wife want to have anal, before I jump into I wanna know. Is it a dangerous for both of us or safe? Can she or I get any disease?

Let me think...: Just like in any big city, some streets are one-way and some streets are two-way. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in, baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed to be one-way, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the butt. The exception is when one vomits what the body thinks is bad or toxic for the stomach. ...Read more

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I was told 10lpm o2 is dangerous to smokers, I'm prescribed that for clusters. Is it safe? I don't smoke around the o2. Don't know if dr knows I smoke.

I was told 10lpm o2 is dangerous to smokers, I'm prescribed that for clusters. Is it safe? I don't smoke around the o2. Don't know if dr knows I smoke.

Depends: In the setting of high o2, it is possible to decrease the body's drive to breath if there is significant COPD you may not have bad enough COPD for this to be a problem - depends on how much you have smoked and your lungs. Smoking is the main cause of COPD - do not wait for this to be a problem - stop now. Don't take a chance of setting yourself on fire smoking and using o2. It's dramatic. ...Read more

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Is safe to alternate a nootropic like OptiMind in for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) on days that I don't have as much to get done or could it be dangerous to my health?

Is safe to alternate a nootropic like OptiMind in for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) on days that I don't have as much to get done or could it be dangerous to my health?

Not recommended: If you are being prescribed Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) presumably for problems with attention, focus, and concentration, then it is important that you take it as instructed on a daily basis, irregardless of the amount of work you have to do. The purpose of taking a stimulant to address these symptoms is to enable you to function effectively in various domains of your life. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Is Flonase safe? There were so many side effects listed on webmd. Are any dangerous?

Is Flonase safe? There were so many side effects listed on webmd. Are any dangerous?

Yes: Flonase has been around for many years and if used properly as recommended is a safe medication. All medications have possible side effects but is used for the right conditions and as instructed can be safe. ...Read more

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Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Very safe.: Self tanning lotions are very safe. They are simply staining the top-most layers of skin a brown color. I recommend my patients use self-tanners over using tanning beds or external tanning to get color. If your skin is getting darker from sun exposure, it is a pathogenic response to sun, and means your skin cells are trying to protect their dna by producing melanin. This is never good. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.

Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.

? on antibacterial: Many studies have been coming out recently questioning the "antibacterial" label on products, including soaps, mouthwashes, etc. As far as mouthwashes, most companies are distributing the products as alcohol-free. Hard to say what the dangers are unless you are ingesting. To be safe, I would go with the ones without alcohol. ...Read more

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Should I take the plan b pill after sex? We used protection, but still, just to be more safe? Also, Is it dangerous if I take it to often?

Should I take the plan b pill after sex? We used protection, but still, just to be more safe? Also, Is it dangerous if I take it to often?

Not indicated: ... unless you believe your "physical" protection (condoms?) broke. Male condoms typically have 99+ % protection. And yes it is dangerous if you use it "often", though there is no scientific data supporting use after every intercourse. The best way for you to be sure of when the "danger zone" occurs is to chart your ovulation every month and avoid unprotected intercourse then. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for loved ones to try to "directly help" a patient with borderline pd? How much is safe to get involved other than the therapist?

How dangerous is it for loved ones to try to "directly help" a patient with borderline pd? How much is safe to get involved other than the therapist?

Personality Disorder: It sounds like you could benefit from family sessions with the therapist. Talk to the therapist and get their recommendation one way or the other. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide safe once dry. I got a little on several sandwich bags and am concerned that it would be dangerous if it got on food while eating?

Is hydrogen peroxide safe once dry. I got a little on several sandwich bags and am concerned that it would be dangerous if it got on food while eating?

Safe: Hydrogen peroxide is like water, once it has evaporated, it is no longer there to do any mischief.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is alcohol dangerous with Zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc? What are the interactions? Would spacing the use of these be safe? EX: P in morning, A @ day, Z night

Is alcohol dangerous with Zantac (ranitidine) and pantoloc? What are the interactions? Would spacing the use of these be safe? EX: P in morning, A @ day, Z night

They interact: Zantac (ranitidine) and Pantolac might potentiate alcohol effect on your body and your brain. Spacing might not help because these medications have a long standing effect. If you drink alcohol while being on these medications do not drive even after having one drink ...Read more