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Period delayed, taking too many medications, had protected sex could I be pregnant?

Period delayed, taking too many medications, had protected sex could I be pregnant?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Slept w/ someone who is on medication for genital herpes with no outbreak. What is the risk if there was no protection used?

Slept w/ someone who is on medication for genital herpes with no outbreak. What is the risk if there was no protection used?

No predictability: First, viral shedding in a herpes patient happens irregularly and unpredictable and untestable fashion. Herpes medication to suppress viral shedding is thought to lower the risk of infection by 30 to 50 percent. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Not likely: "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?

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

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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?

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

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While treating gonorrhea I had protected sex now the medications are finish my vagina itches and is swollen, ....what do I do?

While treating gonorrhea I had protected sex now the medications are finish my vagina itches and is swollen, ....what do I do?

Itch: Need to be reevaluated because you could potentially have a secondary infection such as yeast or bacterial. Start probiotics as well. Also need a test of cure for your treatment time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Home Pregnancy Test: If you are at all in doubt, I would take a home pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant. Make sure that the preg test is not expired. It is important to know which medications are ok in pregnancy so ask your doctor/hcp for this advice. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy - can the drugs effect those around me and what can I do to protect them?

Chemotherapy - can the drugs effect those around me and what can I do to protect them?

No effect: While chemotherapy in general is delivered intravenously and occasionally taken orally there is no effect on individuals who do not come in direct contact with the chemotherapeutic agent. ...Read more

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I'm scared of the common side effects of a drug I've been prescribed, how can I protect myself?

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

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Was the drug clazol to protect my heart?

Was the drug clazol to protect my heart?

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

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Is ramipril the best drug for hypertension and cardio protection?

Is ramipril the best drug for hypertension and cardio protection?

Very good med: Ramipril helps heal the kidneys and protect from cardiovascular events. However, often it takes more than one med to control ones blood pressure. It's analogous to flying a plane; one must follow the blood pressure closely to make sure one is not heading for trouble. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How can I protect my teen from my prescription drug abuse?

How can I protect my teen from my prescription drug abuse?

Lock your meds: You need to keep your medications locked in a safe out of general view. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Both of those medicines help treat allergic reactions, but if you are very sensitive you still may get hives. If you have breathing difficulties from a reaction seek emergency care immediately. ...Read more

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Stopping drugs at 14 weeks pregnant and still weaning off pain meds. What can I do to protect unborn baby?

Stopping drugs at 14 weeks pregnant and still weaning off pain meds. What can I do to protect unborn baby?

Pregnancy: Sounds like you are on the right course. Get off all the meds, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. Eat right, get good medical care, get enough sleep, protect yourself and you will protect your baby. Then stay off the stuff so you can be a great mom. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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After having surgery to remove a bcc on my outer ear what drugs should I be given to protect against infection?

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

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How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

Blood pressure: Low salt diet daily; avoid saturated fat foods; minimize animal protein to 30-40 grams per day. High intake of magnesium and potassium containing foods (fruit and some veg). Drink at least 3 liters fluid per day. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will Claritin (loratadine) protect against drug allergies for a full 24hrs? Is it safe to use it if I've had hives from other, unrelated antihistamine pills?

Will Claritin (loratadine) protect against drug allergies for a full 24hrs? Is it safe to use it if I've had hives from other, unrelated antihistamine pills?

Safe but...: It may last that long but may not be potent enough to control your hives. You may need to up the dose to 4x daily. It is unusual however to develop hives from taking any kind of antihistamine and thus I would suggest that you consult an allergist to sort this out. ...Read more

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I had sexual intercourse with a guy and he did drugs his sperm went in me we used no protection I am now on my period can I still be pregnant? Help.

I had sexual intercourse with a guy and he did drugs his sperm went in me we used no protection I am now on my period can I still be pregnant? Help.

Unlikely: If this is a normal period it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Of more concern is the risk for sexually transmitted infections. See a doctor to be tested for STDs and get on a reliable method of contraception and use condoms from now on to be safer. ...Read more