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Bodi Protect Medication
If you tested negative for TB but were then exposed to active TB do you have to take the medication inh to protect?
Yes: If you're a close contact of someone who has active tb, then inh is recommended, regardless of your skin test results. ...Read more
My boyfriend is on chemotherapy medication and we do not use protection, will the chemicals be in his sperm? If so, how will that effect me?
Had U.T.I last month, got medication for it. I'm stressed. I had protected intercourses. Now period is late. Possible pregnant?
Possible: Any time your period is late, you could be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test ...Read more
Yes: If you have sex, you can get pregnant. Condoms are 82-98% effective at preventing pregnancy. The reason they are not 100% is because they break, sometimes they have tiny holes in them that you can't see. Sometimes they slip off during intercouse, the list goes on and on. Bottom line is this, abstinence is the only way to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Go and see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Any evidence to support taking Milk Thistle proactively to protect liver if someone is on a lot of medications? I'm 36 w/ multiple chronic issues.
Herbal therpy: Herbal therapy to compliment traditional medicine is a wonderful way to educate patients as well as tweek what we providrs prescribe. One must be careful that there are no serious risks or drug interactions with your current meds. Milk Thistle also supports the thyroid gland as wells as liver. Check with your provider first. ...Read more
Protected sex, took ipil 18th nov, test pregnancy on 6th jan, its negative. Not having periods. What type of medication I should use to have period?
No medication: Your menses will be interrupted and not normal for one to two cycles after emergency contraception. Do not take more hormones you will never know when you are back to normal. But, in the meantime you must use barrier protection against pregnancy or get on a good form of birth control. ...Read more
Slept w/ someone who is on medication for genital herpes with no outbreak. What is the risk if there was no protection used?
I have season allergies and get hay fever. Is it fine to not take any medication for that. I just think it protects me more from pathogens.
"allergy" drugs simply control your symptoms and have really no direct effect on pathogens. This is an issue of your immune system and its ability to ward off thiese "bugs".
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Since sucralfate creates a protective layer in the stomach does it affect the absorption of other medications? Can I eat after taking this medication?
Tough medication: It acts just like the pepto bismol commercials used to show with the pink coating lining the stomach. With carafate (sucralfate) being taken 4 times a day, it is difficult to time the dosing of other medications. You have to take other medications an hour before or two hours after you take carafate (sucralfate). Same with meals. Hopefully, you can heal up your stomach lining and switch over to an easier medication to take. ...Read more
If you have sex with someone who is HIV positive and the condom broke. And we still carried on. However, they’re on medication. What can be done ASAP, to protect the partner who’s negative?
Probably no risk: If the treatment has been controlling his HIV well, there is no risk of transmission, or very little. Ask him about his viral load on treatment: if undetectable or very low, risk is nil and PEP unnecessary. Many couples stop using condoms in this situation, e.g. if trying to conceive. If in doubt, go together to his HIV doc or clinic; they’ll know if PEP is advised. Good luck! ...Read more
While treating gonorrhea I had protected sex now the medications are finish my vagina itches and is swollen, ....what do I do?
21 yrs old started taking heart medications and change in diet, had protected sex. Period delayed for 3 days, could I be pregnant or the meds?
Any medications to help protect my heart and body against anabolic steroids such as testosterone? Anything help would be appreciated.
Testosterone: Best protection is don't take them.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had protected sex with a condom two days after being treated for chlamydia with azithromycin. Does that affect how the medication works?
Efficacy: By spreading germs partner to partner - it can prevent the treatment from being effective. ...Read more
All meds have them: All medications have adverse effects. The best way to avoid them is to avoid taking medications unless necessary. There is no way to prevent adverse effects without taking another medication (which will have its own set of adverse effects). ...Read more
It depends: This drug prevents platelet aggregation or "clumping" and therefore clot formation in the blood vessels. If this involves the coronaries, which are the arteries that supply the heart, then it is cardio-protective. Otherwise, not necessarily for just heart problem. ...Read more
If I have taken postnor 2 today, and I have sex later in this month do I need to take the drug again in this same month? Or I will still be protected by the first one I took?
No... no... no...: That is not the use of Postinor 2, Plan B, or any emergency contraceptive pills. Such pills are not used to plan future sexual activities. This is a most important fact to understand... emergency contraception is not to be used as one's main method of birth control. Many people never have a sexual emergency and never use EC pills in a lifetime. Use regular birth control pills, an IUD, or condoms. ...Read more
Protected sex with a male that was with a previous girl friend that used to be a IV drug user last slept with her in oct neg result Nov amIatRiskHIV?
Probably you're ok: Previous girl friend, as you suspect, is at risk of HIV and/or other sexually transmitted diseases. If you had protected sex and followed the procedure strictly (this is very important), you have almost no risk of getting infected. If you're still going out with your new boyfriend, it's time for him and you to get examined and tested. ...Read more
Lock your meds: You need to keep your medications locked in a safe out of general view. ...Read more
Had nephrotic syndrome 12 yrs ago. Minimal change disease. Should I always be on bp drug to protect kidneys? I've been on Losartan and my new dr disc
See answer: Minimal Change Disease is one of the more common and treatable kidney diseases. >90% of patients respond to oral steroids, with most having a complete remission. However, >50% of the adults who go into remission will relapse at some point. A nephrologist is the best MD to follow you and determine what medications are best for you based on your BP, edema, renal function, urine protein amount, etc. ...Read more
I had protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex (her on me) with a girl I later found out was an intravenous drug user. What are my risks.?
Probably none.: Unless you had skin breaks on your genitals, there should be little to no risk to you. ...Read more
My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?
Stopping drugs at 14 weeks pregnant and still weaning off pain meds. What can I do to protect unborn baby?
After having surgery to remove a bcc on my outer ear what drugs should I be given to protect against infection?
Depends on risk: When a surgical procedure (like mohs surgery) is performed on the outer ear some mohs surgeons (a dermatologist) will place a patient on something like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or a related medicine because of the potential risk for pseudomonas. You should discuss this with the doctor performing your surgery to asses your risk. ...Read more
How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?
On Prilosec for preventing n protecting stomach from the RA drugs effect. So I use it as a preventive measure. When should I take it Morning or b4 bed?
Before a meal: Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as PPIs. These proton pump inhibitors work optimally on meal-stimulated acid secretion. For this reason I generally suggest taking them 30-45 minutes before breakfast or lunch and for most people's schedules the am is most convenient. ...Read more