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Can We Use This Medication For More Than 7 Days
What are some long term use sleep medication? Thinking of getting off antipsychotics gaining too much weight and my mood is great and no more voices
D/w yourPsychiatrist: Please discuss with your Psychiatrist. Most commonly prescribed sleep medications are Ambien, AmbienCR, Lunesta, Rozerem, Trazodone, Temazepam, Sonata, (zaleplon) etc. Rozerem has been approved for long term use. Regarding the side effects of antipsychotic medications, discuss with your Psychiatrist and do as he/she recommends. ...Read more
I had a csection 6 months ago and I am not on any medications, we use condoms. Period started 5-15, and I've had 2 more since, one right now, help?
Bleeding isn't mense: It is not likely at all that you have had three periods in the past six weeks. This could be called dysfunctional uterine bleeding. It may be hormonal or have some other cause. Keep a written record of the days you see bleeding and schedule an appointment to see your ob/gyn or family doctor. ...Read more
Doctor said I should use 3 times vaseline a day for over exfoliated lips, other medications may irriate more.What's your opinions on vaseline healing?
Not healing: Vaseline will protect the lips from drying while they heal themselves, but it doesn't actually "heal.". ...Read more
What is known about the use of ketamine in treatment of depression? Would it be a good maintenance medication, or more for severe depressive episodes?
Ketamine ; MDD: Some studies are available showing that IV ketamine given in highly specialized clinics can offer rapid relief in severe, treatment-resistant depression, such as: http://tinyurl. Com/l76qma8 however, problems remain in that the beneficial results may not last more than a few days. Some cities have such clinics. It would not be a maintenance medication that someone could use at home. ...Read more
Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?
Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read more
I get itchy in my throat and I decide not to use any medications but now it causes me to cough more and more. What medication should I take?
What medications?: Sorry, you're going to have to clarify what medications you're stopping & why? ...Read more
Hi, I have 2 ulcers down on my bottom gums, a bit of swollening gland (more on the right), and a bit dizziness, with no fever.what medication to use?
Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Best of luck. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall
All can have side ef: All these medicines have side effects. I want you to focus on cause. To learn causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Also, search YouTube for dr Doris Rapp. She will show you many causes of ADHD and how to treat the cause so that you may not need to depend on medicines ...Read more
Drugs & alcohol: Drugs and alcohol are quite freely available, and combining them can be very dangerous as dr. Amawi says. Not everyone uses alcohol to excess, but some do. Also, not everyone abuses drugs. In terms of the effects these create in our lives, drug and alcohol abuse are both personal and social problems,. Yet each of us has personal responsibility for what we do with and about them. ...Read more
Brain development: Because adolescent's brains are still developing, they are more prone to becoming addicted. ...Read more
Question for cardiologists, why we don't do pci after 12hr of onset of symptoms of angina and what we do if more than 12hr did we use drugs?
This is highly : Variable as we do pci on certain cases 12 after onset of symptoms particularly if they persist. ...Read more
I have use pain killers for seven years or more and heroin now and then, now I want to stop but can't makes me sick how can I get suboxen script?
How common is drug eruption w/antibiotic use? Does it mean you can't use that antibiotic? If happens w/one antibiotic, more likely to happen w/others?
Antibiotic: If you are allergic to one antibiotic, you may be allergic to antibiotics in that family group of antibiotics. It is best to discuss with your primary care physician AND the pharmacist who is dispensing the antibiotic in question. Always keep of list of which antibiotics you are allergic to. ...Read more
Can aortic aneurysm symptoms be mistaken for anything else? Even more so after use of "upper" drugs?
Yes--can be mistaken: Aortic aneurysm is highly unlikely in someone your age. The only people I've ever known to have aortic aneurysm have been long-term (more than 20-30 years) smokers. Aortic aneurysms are characterized by a "tearing pain," that moves as the tear expands. Some have compared it to pain of a kidney stone. More likely you're having tachycardia and anxiety from the "uppers." ...Read more
Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies than drugs? There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine?
You're right, but...:
These products are not regulated like prescription and over the counter drugs endorsed by the fda are.
500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen). I have no idea how much active product is in one tablet of willow bark extract or milk thistle. Not can I ensure my patient is getting the same amount across different brands. Finally, medical drugs do a lot of the same things that herb do, only better. ...Read more
Do blood test show drug use? More specific can a blood test determine the difference between hydrocodone and oxycodone?
Yes: If a blood test specifically for drugs is obtained, then it is likely that it will determine the presence of both hydrocodone and oxycodone. Urine drug tests can detect the difference and are usually done instead of blood tests since drug levels are detectable in the blood for a much shorter period than in the urine. ...Read more
Can aortic aneurysm symptoms be mistaken for anything else? Even more so after use of drugs? Mostly about the symptom of a mass underneath the
My sister stopped taking beta micoter (clotrimazole&betameth.) when the symptoms of tinea pedis stopped now she can use the same or more potent drug?
Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one?
Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose.
Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more
Hyperglycemic patient, a sudden hyperglycemia to more than 430 ml/dl, what type of emergency drug can be used in home? Pt use glimepiride & metformin
Insulin: The only way to address rapid rise in blood glucose is with a sliding scale of regular Insulin (or its equivalent injectable). The pills take too long and are too broad-acting to use for this purpose. If happens more than once every several months, talk to dr about having an Insulin option to help 'reset' blood glucose when climbing too high. ...Read more
How can I reproduce twins, Is there a type of drug to use to reproduce more than one egg? I just stop birth control got a PMS oct 29 still Novemb no AF
Not available: There is no drug that is used for increasing the chance for twinning. Twin pregnancies are inherently more risky and more complicated. It is much safer for mom and babies o have singleton pregnancies. ...Read more
I have been dizzy and nauseous for more than 24 hours, no risk of pregnancy, no drug use, and plenty of fluids. Very lightheaded and difficult to walk?
Go to the ER: May be nothing serious at your age, but this collection of symptoms is worrisome. If your healthcare provider is not readily available, go to the nearest er! ...Read more
Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I dont want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. Ive read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they dont evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?
Although : Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more
I've started getting headaches every day(most)I suspect medication overuse because I use a non steroidal on those days. How long would it take 2 impove?
Urine suddenly completely clear last 5 days. Seems more frequent/more volume despite drinking fewer liquids than usual. Not taking any medications.
How long does it take a ten-day course of Augmentin 875-125 to leave your system? I finished the medication seven days ago.
Definitely out: The medication has quite a short half-life, which is why it is taken 2x a day- since the first dose in the morning wears away, then you need a second dose. Generally we think of 5x the half-life as a 'complete' elimination of the drug — so you are well beyond that... it would have been totally gone after a couple days. If you're having symptoms of some kind though, you should check with a doc. ...Read more
I had typhoid rested for 7 days with medications and precautions and now am back to work but I feel mild headache is it normal or do I need more rest?
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, you symptoms may be due to dehydration. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. Start exercising and gradually increase the intensity of exercise.
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. 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. ...Read more
What is an example of a different dental bacterial medication more powerful than amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x's a day for 7 days? Amoxi. Mg. Be raised?
Antibiotics: No the dosage level is good. Could do 4 times daily. Augmentim another penc is good but harsh on tummy. Keflex family 500mg qid is strong. Clindamycin 300mg is very strong 3 times daily. These are some alternatives. All good. Sometimes the germs can become a little resistant or a change will trigger a turnaround. Talk to your dentist or md. ...Read more
What do I dfo for an irritated vagina? It's dry and red cuzz I put too much soap down there? It's not an STD i just got back negative results a week ago. I was on medication for BV for seven days. I finished that medication a few days ago.
You likely had an allergic reaction to the soap you used. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the external vaginal area. If this persists you may be dealing with a yeast infection, you can then try a yeast infection cream. If you still have symptoms visit your doctor again.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I had unprotected anal sex (without ejaculating) with a man who insisted he was HIV negative and on the medication Truvada. I was the dominant partner (top). That was exactly seven days ago today. Yesterday and today I have felt sore muscles (though that
Virtually zero risk: Probably your partner is taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV (PrEP), so he is unlikely to have HIV. Or maybe he is HIV infected but "negative" meant undetectable viral load. Either way, your HIV risk from this single exposure is extremely low, zero for practical purposes. Your symptoms aren't from new HIV: 7 days is too soon, and sore muscles alone is unlikely due to HIV. ...Read more
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