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Can You Take Baclofen As Needed
Depends what your: diagnosis is. If you have occasional anxiety, then occasional Clonazepam is fine. It is not a rapidly absorbed drug though, and takes up to 2 hours to begin to reach levels, which do not peak until 4-6 hours. Because it maintains levels with dosing once or twice per day, it is commonly used in generalized anxiety disorder. In that case it should be taken regularly if the symptoms are regular. ...Read more
Does Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) need to be taken regularly to be most effective or does it work just as well on an as needed basis? Thank you!
Depends on condition: For occasional use or acute injury, relaxants may be used 'as needed' for muscle cramps/pain.This is usually sufficient.For chronic pain, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) can be effective for recurrent spasms.It's not actually a 'pain' med but, if the problem is related to muscle spasm/contracture, it can help.Treating the root cause is preferable.History/physical w/Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause=Recommended. ...Read more
Not enough info: That is a question you should direct to the doctor who prescribed them. You did not offer any specifics about why you are being treated with these meds. Therefore, your question cannot be answered. ...Read more
Won't fix depression: Antidepressants all need to be taken on a regular daily basis to work as antidepressants. The usual daily dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) is 20 mg, but some people need more. Prozac is sometimes prescribed instead for pms symptoms, in which case it need not be taken continuously. The dosing is best discussed in person with the prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet Pills: I would recommend you not waste your money or your health on this product. This, like much of the weight loss supplements market, is not a product that will lead you to real or lasting weight loss. It will, however, postpone your making life changes and lowering your calories and sugars that you should not be eating. ...Read more
Should be OK: There are no serious drug interactions between Prozac (fluoxetine) and Imodium (loperamide) (loperamine). It appears that you can take these drugs, as directed, with no fear of complications. Your doctor or pharmacist should have a complete list of everything you are taking on a regular basis, including herbal supplements. That is the best way to protect yourself against possible serious complications. ...Read more
As needed: Usually it is not recommended to take medications like Klonopin (clonazepam) on a daily basis as it is easy to develop dependence and tolerance to this medication. If your psychiatrist recommends it daily then I would take that advice as he/she knows the severity of your anxiety disorder. ...Read more
How long after taking 10mg of percocet can you take ibuprofen? And how much ibuprofen would be safe?
Percocet and Motrin: It should be safe to mix the two. I would be sure to check with the dr who prescribed the percocet. Percocet is very powerful and for some, can lead to addiction problems. Be careful with the Percocet and try and not take more than is prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are you able to tell me if it would be OK for me to take glucosamine and chondroitin tablets AS WELL as using the 24/7 patches?
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