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Contraindications For Bipap
What is safer to use for chronic tendonitis and arthritis? Taken with meals.(i have gerd) aspirin (325mg x2-3 daily) or ibuprofen(400mg x2-3 daily)?
Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?
EECP: EECP is a treatment which can be tried in patients with coronary artery disease which is unresponsive to the more effective treatments like medication and bypass/angioplasty. There is some evidence it may help some patients with congestive heart failure but again there are more effective treatments so it isn't something one goes to early in treatment. ...Read more
Type 2 with obesity: Gastric bypass is ideal for nearly anyone with type 2 diabetes and obesity (bmi over 30: about 40 pounds overweight). The sleeve is also an option. Of course, insurance coverage is not consistent. Only 20% of working adults have coverage for bariatric surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more
For adjunct therapy for anaphylaxis during prehospital treatment (not in ambulance)Would you prescribe your patient benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or injection?
Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options
Is a Octostim (DDAVP) test for bleeding issues contraindicated in a patient with mild pulmonary hypertension requering notreatment?
Test with caution: DDAVP (desmopressin) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy, kidney failure or low sodium levels. It is known to cause fluctuations in your BP and a decrease in sodium levels. It should be used with caution in patients with cystic fibrosis, heart failure as they are prone to sudden drops in sodium. If your pulmonary hypertension is not related to any of the above, then you can proceed with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im using following tablets for my asthma treatment
r they safe for long term use?
If ok'd by the FDA: Any medication can have bad side effects in a few people. Medications that are approved for long term use by the fda are considered safe, but doctors and patients still keep an eye out for undesired reactions. Also, "long term" may mean 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years, etc... Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Doctors, so generally do not have information on foreign medications. ...Read more
Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?
No: Chronic Prednisone usage will create major risks for you even at a dose of 5 mg daily. They increase infection, poor wound healing, cataracts, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis among other issues. I strongly urge you to consult an allergist and use more appropriate and safer therapies. ...Read more
Depends on person: While CPAP is very helpful in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, myasthenic patients tend to have overall respiratory weakness and do benefit from bipap to a greater degree. That being said, a sleep study can be invaluable in determining the right treatment for each individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatments are used for cfs if exercise, diet, and anti-depressants do not work, is tramadol an option?
Yes, no problem: In fact i had surgery just last week, and Propofol was used for my anesthesia too. I have sleep apnea, and there were no issues whatsoever. Your physician and anesthesiologist do need to know about your apnea, so be sure you tell them in advance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is amytriptiline appropriate for person with MI and using hypertension drugs for postherpetic neuralgia? Is pregabalin better alternative?
No, emphatically: Testing is what keeps us from the days of thalidomide. There should be more testing truthfully. To be able to make sure medicines are safe and fully understood. There are incentives to make sure these medicines are safe in children too. It's post market monitoring and continued testing that catches medicines like vioxx that turn out to have unknown but notable adverse effects. ...Read more
Is it safe for a stented(in 2009) patient aged 62years under cardiac medications now to take zolindronic injection (5mg) for orthopaedic purposes?
Ortho inj: Yes .It should cause no problemsGet a more detailed answer ›