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Can I have a small amount of alcohol on the following medications:Brilinta, prilosec, Lisinopril, Toprol-xl?
Take brilinta (ticagrelor) 90mg twice daily and asperin 100mg, have stents. Can I safely use vit K2/M7 variant?
Bleeding scrotum angio keritoma. What is a good medicne to stop bleeding? Am on brilinta (ticagrelor) and bleed profusely. Have used ice and pressure.
May need surgery: If the lesion is bleeding, it would be prudent to see your doctor to see if the lesion needs to be removed. An abnormal growth that is bleeding is not likely to respond like normal tissue. ...Read more
34 y/o male, recently had a STEMI. Now I have an RCA stent and taking ASA (81mg) and Brilinta (ticagrelor). I'd like to finish my tattoo work. Thoughts?
On ASA and Brilinta (ticagrelor): there is an increased likelihood of bleeding and bleeding into the areas of tattooing. This might significantly affect the quality of the tattoo and it might make it very difficult for the tattoo artist to deal with the bleeding while working. You should not stop the medications as they are keeping your stent open and you alive. Hmmm, death vs. tattoo. What do you think? ...Read more
I'm on brilinta and have had bloody bms. GI found blood in stomach, but saw no ulcer and test for bacteria was negative. What could be going on?
What happens if a patient is on clopidogrel/brilinta/effient etc and have a stroke, can they receive tpa (alteplase)?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer