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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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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
Is taking two 15 mg of Prevacid (lansoprazole) the same as taking a 30 mg Prevacid (lansoprazole) prescription strength?
Yes: Yes, may only need 15 mg, not much benefit of more. ...Read more
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
Yes: The same active ingredient, but some people respond differently to different brands ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
How to wean off ppi prevacid (lansoprazole) after taking OTC and prescription strength 30mg for about a year?
Just stop it: You can just stop it. You do not have to wean off of it. ...Read more
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with prescription strength tagament - I have taken 800mg total since 12pm today it is now 1am I have a horrible case of hives?
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
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
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
Any safe retinol creams that can be used around eye area? Any over-the-counter stuff worth while? Prescription strength too strong?
Are there any prescription strength creams or cortisone shots that can help reduce hair transplant scars?
Cortisone: Shots can reduce keloid scars if that is what has formed. There are no effective creams. ...Read more
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
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
I have been suffering with peptic ulcer since Tues. I have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) AC prescription strength along with Maalox nothing is helping?
Is there a prescription strength for running orthotics? Have a orthotics now and use ASICs. What can I use for support-fallen arch flatfeet/foot aches
Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.
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
Discounted meds.: Depends on where u r at & what pharmacies are near u. Call around different pharmacies & get an idea about prices. ...Read more
Med concerns: Talk with your pharmacist or prescribing provider about your concerns. ...Read more
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
Prescription.: That is a personal decision on your part. Some medications are particularly dangerous to give to others. ...Read more
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
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
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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