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I was wondering what would be the strongest prescription strength medication for jock itch?

I was wondering what would be the strongest prescription strength medication for jock itch?

There are different: Medications that attack fungi in different ways, one is not necessarily stronger than the other, as some work better in some people and others work better in other people. If, your having a hard time treating with topicals, oral meds may be considered. ...Read more

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Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?

Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more

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What do people use prescription strength retinol for?

What do people use prescription strength retinol for?

Retinol vs Retin-A: Retinol is available over the counter and is less irritating and less expensive than tretinoin (retin-a) which is available only thru prescription. Retin-a is stronger and more effective for treating acne and helping with wrinkles. ...Read more

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Anyone know if and where I can get prescription strength retinol? How much stronger is it than OTC brands?

Retinol: There is no prescription strength retinol topical agent. What you may be referring to is retinoic acid products such as retin-a, which are far stronger than otc retinol. ...Read more

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I've take prescription strength acid reflux medicine for 10 years, too painful to quit. Is that bad? Is there anything I can do. Diet change no help

I've take prescription strength acid reflux medicine for 10 years, too painful to quit. Is that bad? Is there anything I can do. Diet change no help

Yes if is...ppi!: Long term use of proton pump inhibitors can cause B12 loss, mg loss, osteoporosis, and pancreatic insufficiency when used long term. H2 blockers do not have these issues, but are less potent. I do not know what you are taking. The problem with these drugs is they cause gastrin to be secreted which hypertrophies acid producing cells, so you produce more acid coming off. They need weaning slowly! ...Read more

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Is perscription generic cetrezine the same as over the counter prescription strength Zyrtec?

Yes: The same active ingredient, but some people respond differently to different brands ...Read more

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Is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

Is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

No: These medications are not effective that way. Better get rechecked you can take have a different problem in your stomach.....H pylori may be. Antacids can be taken that way...As needed. You can take daily for 8-12 wks and then can stop to see if symptoms are coming back. ...Read more

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I have low iron and take over-the-counter iron pills. I how much iron is in prescription strength iron and what is he difference between that and ove?

I have low iron and take over-the-counter iron pills. I how much iron is in prescription strength iron and what is he difference between that and ove?

Iron: Over the counter iron pills come in various strenghts and can be similar to prescription iron. Best to use a slow release iron e.g. Slow Fe and take 500 mg vit C with each dose to help absorption of iron.
Look up high iron foods on google, as food is best source of iron. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's prescription strength for jock itch and athlete's foot?

Opinions on what's prescription strength for jock itch and athlete's foot?

If you have both: Jock itch and athlete's foot, you have fungal spores on most of your clothes, which don't wash out and are not killed in the heat of a drier. So it might be best to go on an oral medication to get rid of this. Lamisil (terbinafine) has a very long half life and a 2 week treatment will stay in your system for 30 days, the time needed to treat fungal infections, since spores live for 30 days. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How likely is aluminum poisoning from carafate (sucralfate)? I use prescription strength anti-persperent that contains aluminum also.

How likely is aluminum poisoning from carafate (sucralfate)? I use prescription strength anti-persperent that contains aluminum also.

Not likely but?: Sucrafate and Anti-perspirants both contain aluminum which is absorbed and stored in bodily tissues. Chronic may cause toxicity, most particularly for patients with chronic renal disease or who are on dialysis.

I would advise switching to an anti-perspirant that doesn't contain aluminum such as Arm and Hammer. Ask your physician if there is an alternative to Sucrafate for your condition. ...Read more

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Talking about my eyeglass prescription? If the sphere value is -6.50 and the cylinder value is -0.50, then my prescription strength is -7.00 or -6.50?

Talking about my eyeglass prescription? If the sphere value is -6.50 and the cylinder value is -0.50, then my prescription strength is -7.00 or -6.50?

Glasses half full vs: Are the glasses half full vs half empty... as the old saying sort of goes. It depends on how one wants to look at it ($6 plus 50 cents is the same as $7 minus 50 cents). Likewise, -7.00 diopters plus 0.50 diopters in one axis (direction) would be the same as -6.50 diopters minus 0.50 diopters in the perpendicular axis (opposite direction). ...Read more

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I have dry itchy rashes everywhere, I've tried everything, but is there a prescription strength cream to help?

I have dry itchy rashes everywhere, I've tried everything, but is there a prescription strength cream to help?

Yes: Yes there are prescription strength creams that can treat rashes but these are available by prescription only. I recommend an evaluation by a physician who can determine the rash and prescribe an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Clarify :ihave prescription strength orthotics but will that be sufficient for exercise running 6 miles wk. Or is there something more support? No-arch

Clarify :ihave prescription strength orthotics but will that be sufficient for exercise running 6 miles wk. Or is there something more support? No-arch

SHOULD BE OK: As long as they have some flexibility; not a completely rigid type; should be ok. Some doctors and orthotic labs try to sell you a different device for every sport. That's crazy and expensive. ...Read more

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What's the name of the prescription strength form of niacin b3, so I can ask my doctor?

What's the name of the prescription strength form of niacin b3, so I can ask my doctor?

Niaspan (niacin): Your doctor will be able to advice you if there may be any meaningful benefit to you from taking Niacin (niaspan). Recent research is showing that it may not be as helpful as initially thought, especially in a young man like you without coronary disease. ...Read more

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19, virgin, small cysts in ovaries, hurts a lot at times, prescribed prescription strength Motrin, dance class tomorrow, will movement help me or no?

19, virgin, small cysts in ovaries, hurts a lot at times, prescribed prescription strength Motrin, dance class tomorrow, will movement help me or no?

You will find out: You will find out if pain occurs once you begin your dance class. Unfortunately, I am unable to predict the future pain of your condition. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength prevident, damage teeth if used for too long? I feel my teeth enamel is weak, and do not know what to do.

Can prescription strength prevident, damage teeth if used for too long? I feel my teeth enamel is weak, and do not know what to do.

See your dentist: See your dentist who after personally examining you can check the health of your teeth (and gums) and discuss your concerns. While internet searches and this website have its place, nothing can replace one on one doctor\patient evaluations and advice. ...Read more

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Can the prescription strength mouth wash cause teeth to yellow?

Can the prescription strength mouth wash cause teeth to yellow?

Yes, if...: If you are asking about periodex (Chlorhexidine gluconate) the answer is yes. But it is not permanent. It is difficult to remove but it can be removed and minimized with frequent professional cleanings. ...Read more

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When do you use prescription strength fish oil vs over the counter. Which one and strength do you recommend for dry eye conditions?

When do you use prescription strength fish oil vs over the counter. Which one and strength do you recommend for dry eye conditions?

High quality: I don't recommend a prescription fish oil. I personally take icelandicformula4 fish oil (no financial interest). It is 100% omega 3. I also like barlean's brand available from amazon. Fish and flax oil are synergistic. 1000mg of fish oil and 1000mg of flax oil twice a day are a good dosage for dry eye. Avoid tilapia fish-it has omega 6. ...Read more

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I use prescription strength anti persperant in arm pits and groin daily. Doctor just prescribed Carafate (sucralfate) for 8 weeks. Will I get alumimum toxicity?

I use prescription strength anti persperant in arm pits and groin daily. Doctor just prescribed Carafate (sucralfate) for 8 weeks. Will I get alumimum toxicity?

Not likely: Carafate (sucralfate) forms a coating around the stomach to protect it from acid, bile salts, and digestive enzymes. Any amount getting absorbed into the bloodstream, if any, would be trace amounts. Similarly, no significant amount of topical antiperspirant is absorbed. Aluminum toxicity is not a concern. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more

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Where can I buy all prescription medication at discount?

Where can I buy all prescription medication at discount?

Discounted meds.: Depends on where u r at & what pharmacies are near u. Call around different pharmacies & get an idea about prices. ...Read more

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What to do if I am worried about taking a prescription medication?

Med concerns: Talk with your pharmacist or prescribing provider about your concerns. ...Read more

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Why is it important to always follow the prescription dosage of a medication?

Because: Deviating from the prescribed use could lead to under-treatment of condition or you could become ill from taking too much medication or taking it erratically. Take care. ...Read more

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Do you think I should report my friend for giving prescription medication to friends?

Prescription.: That is a personal decision on your part. Some medications are particularly dangerous to give to others. ...Read more

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What prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

What prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

Ask your doctor: Some of this depends on your cause of osteoporosis and your doctor can assist in determinign the cause. Once the cause is determined there are a variety of therapeutic options including: vitamin d, calcium, bisphosphonates (fosomax, Boniva (ibandronate) etc), prolia, Forteo and others. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prescription medication before a fluoroscopy?

Is it okay to take prescription medication before a fluoroscopy?

Yes, usually: Depending on what you are having done with fluoroscopy, taking your normal prescriptions is advised, especially if it is diabetes or blood pressure medicine. Follow your doctors instructions regarding eating and drinking before your procedure. Taking medicines with a sip of water is usually allowed. Some procedures do not require sedation and do not have restrictions. ...Read more

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What would be the strongest prescription medication for jock itch?

What would be the strongest prescription medication for jock itch?

Jock itch is a: fungus, hence an anti-fungal is what should be applied. The difference in medications is how they attack the fungus. One medication is not necessarily stronger than another. Not scratching the area involved is important as well. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am becoming addicted to my prescription medication?

How do I know if I am becoming addicted to my prescription medication?

Here are some clues: Do you constantly think about your next dose? Do you repeatedly run out of your medicine early? Do you sometimes lose track of how many doses you take? Do you think a lot about obtaining or taking this medicine? Has anyone close to you suggested that you might be addicted? Does the medicine not help you function the way you used to? These could be clues that you are addicted. ...Read more

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What should I take for osteoporosis other than prescriptions medications?

What should I take for osteoporosis other than prescriptions medications?

Calcium/Vitamin D: But they're better for prevention. Once you have established osteoporosis, only medication can help reduce bone loss and maybe even regain some bone mass. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more