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How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone? It works great.
Can help!: While plaquenyl is a slow acting but effective drug, Prednisone is used in much higher doses in active sle. There are a number of reasons you might feel so much better on a low (5mg) dose: 1.Plaquenyl has not fully kicked in. 2. Arthritis (non-deforming) or arthralgias associated with the disease will have substantial pain relief with a dose this low. 3. You will get a modest energy boost at 5mg! ...Read more
Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This seems like a high dose of amoxicillin, but this can be correct depending on what you are taking it for. The prophylactic dose recommended before dental work for someone with an artificial heart valve is 2000mg x 1 dose prior to procedure. This larger dose can also be used for h. Pylori infections in combination with Flagyl or clindamycin. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more
Does nuerontin interact with any of the following dugs?
Digoxin 0.25 mg
Tamsulosin Cap 0.4 mg
Atorvastatin Tab 10 mg
Triam/HCTZ Tab 37.5-25
Flecainide Tab 100 mg
Yes: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is an immunosuppressant drug used to treat a variety if conditions. In rheumatology it is most commonly used to treat certain types of lupus. Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) has been used successfully to treat dermatomyositis. It can help lower and or eliminate the steroid dose. ...Read more
Suffering frm neck TB lymphadenitis. Is rifampin 600mg, INH 300 mg, ethambutol 1100 mg & pyrazinamide 1600mg correct dosage for a 77 kg weight.
TB treatment: You are being treated with 4 medications which is good - since it doesn't allow the TB bacteria any good chance of 'escaping' from the treatment. Hopefully only 1 drug is really needed- but I expect you may find that out in the future. Your ethambutol dose and pyrazinamide doses could be a little bit higher, but I am not worried. INH & Rif are the main drugs for treating this & they r dosed well. ...Read more
How dangerous to take methotrexate and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Should methotrexate dose be reduced?
Yes, by specialist: The combination can result in increased levels of Methotrexate & possible toxicity. The doc who prescribed it/them (rheumatologist or oncologist) will review your case, possibly do some blood work, & adjust mtx dose accordingly. Be sure to tell docs all the meds you take—otc, rx, vitamin/mineral supplements, herbal supplements, etc. ...Read more
Does minocycline need to be taken with food? I'm taking 50mg daily for acne associated w/ lithium treatment.
See below: Call your pharmacy. The can tell you. ...Read more
Only for infection: Trifluridine (viroptic) is usually used for herpetic viral infections of the eye. The usual dosage is one drop 8-9x/day for 1 week and then tapering the medication down for the 2nd week. Chronic and prolonged usage of this medication may cause corneal toxicity so the patient should be monitored carefully during treatment. Your doc should be able to see the improvement and then have you stop. ...Read more
Doctor prescribed de-noltab with beatacycline to treat h.pylori.can they be taken together as beatacycline is tetracycline antibiotics?
Yes: Yes and when you have completed the course you need to have a test of cure so that you are sure the hpylori is gone ...Read more