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Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. med. for BP and migraine prevention?
Theoretically yes: Practically probably not. This answer is based on the fact that if you are on a B Blkr and taking a symptathomimetic agent like a stimulant this could cause severe hypertension. Based on studies of people on B Blkrs who took cocaine or were given epinephrine for allergic reactions and this turns out not to be unfounded and not the case. If your BP is up see your Dr and review your medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If BP is 104/48 with 5 mg lisiniprol and 117/70 without medication. Do I have to even take med after des?
B complex vitamins: You may get differing opinions regarding this one. There are research articles proving the B vitamins to be helpful for heart disease prevention, others proving them to be harmful, and others proving them to have no effect. The amounts in Becosules you mention do not contain toxic levels of vitamins, and use niacinamide instead of niacin (niacin can worsen blood sugar control). ...Read more
I had high prolactin a month and a half ago from medication. Now i notice it in only one duct does that mean it is going away bc I stopped the med?
How do I get help paying for a short term medication? Insurance refuses to cover, and even generic is so expensive. I live in or, med is progesterone.
If you take metrpolol medication 25mg, half in the morning and one at night, and want to drink a cup of alcohol, should i take the med after or before?
B-blocker & Alcohol: Hi, there could be interaction between alcohol and Metoprolol, alcohol could increase the risk of side effect from Metoprolol, also because both drugs depress the CNS, the risk of drowsiness and brain impairment could increase, better to drink in moderation, not more than 2 drinks a day and not more than 14 drinks a wk. It doesn't matter when you drink the alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had telogen effluvium from medication which started about a month after stopping med. How long does med induced telogen effluvium last?
Up to 6 months: In most cases of Telogen Effluvium(TE) your hair will stop falling out and start to grow back within six months. Normally 40-100 hairs are shed/day. In TE excessive hair loss results in a widespread thinning but no bald spots. The follicles are normal. Causes include: medication, hormone changes, intense physical stress(child birth), emotional stress, crash diet, acute or chronic illness. ...Read more
Can medications cause degeneration of discs? I live healthily, do not smoke or drink and eat nutritiously and exercised until ops & med for1mm of bc
33 years old female with BP 140/90 without medication. Am prescribed nifedipine 30 mg OD. How can I bring it down without medication. No med history.
Here are some: Lifestyle is a equally as important to medications. Here are some tips - If overweight losing weight can help reduce BP - Diet with low salt, Salt cause fluid retention thus increasing blood pressure - Smoking can increase up to 10mmhg bp in some occasions - Recent studies also show how yoga and meditation help lower bp There ya go Cheers C ...Read more
5htp - been taking 50mg morning and 100mg at night for 8 weeks for mild anxiety. Can i just stop this medication or do I need to slowly taper down? Limited effect (if any) so just want to stop med.
If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?
Difficult problem...: This is more common than you might think. It is rare that severe constipation would kill someone, but significant medical issues can arise. Work with your doctor on figuring out a bowel regimen that works for you, trying to have a reasonable size bowel movement about every 2-3 days. High fiber, LOTS of water. Try mineral oil 1 tablespoon by mouth 2x/day. Good luck. ...Read more
No med is best: There are different types of meds for anxiety depending on the severity and duration of the problem, and other factors. All can be safe if taken as prescribed, but some are habit-forming, so it is important they not be over-used. Anxiety can be treated without meds as well. Please talk to your doctor about what would work best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression medication wearing off after only 2 months - try a different med? Be patient? Up the dose?
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Please stick w/your doc. ...Read more
Hi doctors. Medication toner and betamethasome and gentamycin cream are good for face? What should apply first of these med?
What's it for?: This is the old-fashioned "valisone " cream for some of the eczema-type problems on the face. This is a prescription medication with very narrow indications. The Betamethasone can make infections worse; the gentamicin is worthless in the absence of infection. Unless you're doing this under the guidance of a physician who knows exactly what he/she is doing, put it away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been prescribed new medication for diabetes called glyxambia. Problem swollen foreskin, is there anything to help or time for new med?
I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?
I don't think so: because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance. You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...Read more
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