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Cardiilogist Prescribe Regular Medicatioms
Is there any benefit over Paxil (paroxetine) cr over the regular paxil (paroxetine)? Why would one prescribe one over the other? Just courious.
Side-effects: Paxil (paroxetine) cr has no advantage over regular Paxil (paroxetine) in terms of effectiveness. For most patients there is no advantage at all. However, some patients might find Paxil (paroxetine) effective, but have side-effects that appear to be related to peak levels of the medication. In that circumstance, Paxil (paroxetine) cr may be helpful. ...Read more
Yes: In the U.S. If I recall correctly family physicians actually prescribe more antidepressants than specialists. This may not be bad since most patients show good responses, but there are risks of missing co-existing conditions if a good psychiatric or psychological assessment was not done, risk of reactions, and if it gets complicated or doesn't work, seeing a specialist is wise. ...Read more
I have regular coughs and I know I should see a doctor but I can't afford it right now. Can someone prescribe me with some medicine. I don't smoke im 21?
Dear doctor I'm using amantadine 100mg, and I ran out of it, and my regular doctor is on vacation, so can you please prescribe me that? Thank you
Prescribing: To use a HealthTap doctor for your individual medical needs, get a consultation with a doctor who can help you. Often we find that if you click on the option for a consult in the next hour, it results in a very rushed interaction with only a few minutes of texting -- not so good. However if you choose the option to get a response in the next 24 hours (the "inbox consult") these work great. ...Read more
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more
What is a compound hemorrhoid cream? Does it work better than regular creams? Why would a doctor prescribe it?
Not sure: "Compound" usually means that the doctor has directed the pharmacy to make or "compound" a product out of several ingredients which he must feel is better and/or different than what is offered by OTC products. Thus unable to answer the question. You could ask the pharmacists or doctor who wrote the RX. ...Read more
Can a doctor prescribe epipen (epinephrine) jr vs regular epipen (epinephrine) for an adult if they have a "mild anaphalactic" reaction?
At what point (or for what situations) does a doctor prescribe a nebulizer as opposed to just a regular scheduled albuterol inhaler?
I'm trying to quit crystal meth. I cannot afford rehab. If I see a regular doctor is there anything that they can prescribe to help me? I'm miserable
Treatment options: For amphetamine addiction are currently limited to behavioral treatment. There are not any medications that have been shown consistently effective to this point. Suggestions include outpatient treatment (less expensive than rehab) combined with a12-step program (free). Also suggest the link to see if there are any treatment trials near you: http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/clinical-trial/search ...Read more
Dear doctor. I'm talking amantadine for sexual dysfunction, and I ran out of it, and my regular doctor is on vacation, so can you please prescribe me?
Not on this forum: Try our other forums that provide medical care (called HealthTap PRIME or CONCIERGE). PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The fees are the same, regardless of whether or not the doctor prescribes a medication. ...Read more
What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will I've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?
Can a regular physician prescribe Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to me for my ADHD without seeing a psychiatrist. I'm always scatterbrained I can't focus?
Yes, if trained.: An inability to focus may not be adhd. Neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists use a large battery of tests while family physicians/pediatricians use shorter, validated tools. Careful evaluation includes a comprehensive personal/family history, physical exam, mental health screening, corroboration. Life coaching, organizational training, and stimulant medicine are treatment strategies. ...Read more
Regular cycles! Dr. Proscribed Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg, is it better to take 3-7 or 5-9? Is there a difference?
Not for addiction: If you are using other opioids to the point where you are not just physically dependent but addicted to them, it is NOT legal for any physician to prescribe methadone to treat the addiction. This requires a state and Federally licensed methadone treatment program. However, for treatment of pain, physicians can prescribe methadone. However, few OB/GYNs would be comfortable or trained to do that. ...Read more
State by state: In many states, nurse practitioners can diagnose and prescribe appropriate medication treatments, some with physician supervision, some without. In other states, they can't. ...Read more
Site not substitute: This site is not a substitute for local docs when the need arises. We are happy to point you toward the proper care, but will not prescribe for you. If you believe your child has pneumonia, s/he should be seen by a doc that can confirm the DX and prescribe the proper treatment or treatments. ...Read more
Anxiety in Addicted:
this is a very good question. Medications such as citalopram, lexapro, (escitalopram) venlafaxine all can also help prevent anxiety.
Buspar is also a drug designed specifically for treating anxiety.
Then alternative views would have you learn meditation or yoga to learn to breathe through the anxiety... ...Read more
Phone script: Depends on the medication & how well the doctor knows you & your case. ...Read more
Drug interactions.: Are you taking the Vitamin D weekly? Yes, they can be taken together. ...Read more
Can you prescribe meds if needed through this service without having to have a in person appointment?
A physician is able.: You must be evaluated by virtual consult before any medications can be prescribed. This occurs under HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
I'm 25 yo. My weight is just 42kgs. I want gain my weight. Please prescribe some healthy south indian food to gain my weight.
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more
Everytime I go to dr he performs no tests and automatically prescribes rx. Three months later I still feel bad. What should I do?
Think about changing: If you ever lose confidence in your health care provider (s), think about interviewing and moving to a new venue. ...Read more