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Combination Drug For Pain Medication
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about? ...Read more
Emsam: Emsam is selegiline, delivered in transdermal patches. It is an mao-b inhibitor, and is used to treat depression. It requires avoiding foods that contain tyramine; it can also interact with many medications: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/selegiline, emsam. Html because of related metabolism, it could show up in drug tests for amphetamines. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what organ is getting transplanted and how likely the recipient is going to have a rejection episode and what other medical conditions the patient has. For example, for a kidney transplant, most patients are going to be on 2 or 3 anti-rejection meds and they will likely include tacrolimus (Prograf) and mycophenolate (CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or Myfortic). ...Read more
Too long a list: But it is not that they aren't compatible with methadone, but rather that they may interfere with its metabolism, either increasing or decreasing methadone levels, thus either increasing potential toxicity and side effects, or decreasing effectiveness and causing withdrawal. Increased methadone levels may also increase chance of heart arrhythmia. Any sedating drug adds to methadone SE's, esp benzo ...Read more
The following is a partial list of the medications that can raise ALT. Statins, some antibiotics, some antidepressants, and some medications used for treating diabetes, tacrine, aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and quinidine. So called herbal medications, such as milk thistle, can also raise ALT.
It would be prudent to check with your pharmacist, if any of the drugs you take may be toxic to liver. ...Read more
Complicated: The same question as "What causes addiction? "Addictive drugs specifically affect the motivational portion of the brain so that you are chemically changed to want more of the drug. But it takes a certain regular amount, a certain length of time. And some people are more affected than others. This is different from "physically dependent, " and "Psychologically dependent, " and "habitual." ...Read more
Anxiety is best: Treated with cognitive behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, practice of the Relaxation Response (see book of the same name by Benson). Medication may play a role but don't rely on that alone. Behavioral techniques taught by a clinical psychologist are long-lasting and will help in other areas beyond the present-day stressors. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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Toxicology: If you overdose on a legal medication you are going to present with symptoms that may resemble an overdose of illegal medications, so part of the initial workup is to test for illegal substances. The best way to treat an overdose is knowing exactly what has been ingested. It is also assumed if you are capable of overdosing legal medications, then you may also be at risk of illegal drug abuse. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on whether they are testing for it or not. Whether it's prescribed or not, if your employer doesn't allow you to take it due to its adversely affecting your job, you will still get pinched if it shows up on your test. Besides that, taking a medication "not prescribed" to you is rarely a good idea. ...Read more
Are there things I can do to put someone to sleep without hurting them or using drugs/medication?
Behavior change: Go to bed, leave bed same time night/am. Daily exercise at same time, never within 3 hours of bedtime. Limit caffeine to 1 cup coffee equivalent daily none after 10am. Eat regular diet, regular meal time, limit etoh to 2 glasses wine equivalent, never within 3 hours of bedtime. Leave bed if not sleeping after 30". Do nonproductive, relaxing things in dim light then return when think can sleep. ...Read more
Any drugs for antihypertension? My aunt wants me to send her that kind of medication though she did just take her own bp=140/102mmhg.
Medicating family: Wow. Please read this very carefully. Your aunt's doctor should be deciding what medication or other treatments are best for her. There are over 100 different choices to choose from and they carry some significant side effects. A trained expert who knows the full health history of your aunt should be deciding this treatment choice. This is very serious. ...Read more
Won't taking an anxiety medication just result in your body adapting to the drug and lead to worse symptoms if you ever try to stop taking it?
While you are: On anti anxiety medication, it is wise to also speak with a psychologist and learn how to cope with anxiety better. You can learn relaxation techniques, discuss relationship conflicts and other life and work stresses and ways to manage them better. Being less anxious will help you be able to learn these new ways of coping, then you can try to reduce medication. ...Read more
If you have been precribed a medication in the last four months and you are drug tested and come up positive for that in a drug test can they hold that against you?
Depends: If you are in a safety-sensitive job, like a bus driver or operating dangerous machinery, then taking a potentially impairing medication (like opioids or tranquillizers) without informing your employer may be a problem. In general, if you are not in that kind of job, most employers are not testing for prescription drugs anyway, and a prescription should be all you need if there are questions. ...Read more
Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more
Depression drugs: There are numerous drugs, some that have combined effects on different transmitter receptors. The key lies in each patient's individual chemistry. It require careful trial and error of one drug (sometimes varying the dose) while following through with the same doctor with whom you can communicate well. The process of communication with your doctor is critical. ...Read more
Certainly: If you took your pain medications as they were prescribed by your doctor you will have no problems to pass udt. ...Read more
What causes spasmodic torticollus besides drugs? I've had the same medication for2 and it's never happened before
Genetics, idiopathic: Torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia, can be the result of some medications, especially Dopamine blocking medicines such as may be used for bipolar or schizophrenia. This can happen even after being on the same dose of the same medication for a long time. Other times there are genetic conditions that can cause torticollis, and sometimes there is no clear cause ("idiopathic"). ...Read more
What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?
What is the safest drug I can give if I encounter hypertensive client? Is there a certain range of BP that tells what medication to give?
Are you a doctor?: Otherwise go see your doctor -- different meds for BP have different effects. ...Read more
What would be your first-line medication choice in ADD if we exclude stimulant? E.g.which drug among the others is most likely to be effective?
Individualize: Choices should be based on the individual features of that person, that person's ADD, and that person's circumstances. There is no one anser. ...Read more
What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?
Eczema treatment: Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and infection. There are also many triggers for its flare like allergies, stress, infections and micronutrient deficiency. The best way to treat it is to avoid irritant like soap, moisturize your skin frequently and apply topical anti-inflammatory medication like cortisone cream or ointment. You might need antibiotic when there is signs of infection. ...Read more
Can: Most over the counter hemorrhoid preps are just "band-aids" and usually won't work for long if at all. Patients need to determine the cause of their symptoms and correct that. The creams can help control symptoms during the treatment of the underlying cause, but they are not the long term answer to hemorrhoid symptoms. ...Read more
See below: Drugs don't target specific muscles, per se; they target specific receptors on the muscles. Some drugs stimulate the receptor & thus the muscle; others inhibit, depending on what the problem is. ...Read more
Unlikely: The drug test for Cocaine is highly specific. ...Read more
Talk to an expert: I suggest that you see your doctor or a psychologist to voice out how you really feels. There are numerous medications for depression but there are many factors that need to be considered to come up with the best medication for you, such as medical history, other meds taken, etc. ...Read more
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