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Dhe 45 (dihydroergotamine) can I give self injections?

Dhe 45 (dihydroergotamine) can I give self injections?

DHE-NS, IM or SC: Yes intramuscular or subcutaneous route. Migranal very similar to dhe also comes in nasal spray. You ought to see a neurologist to discuss dose and frequency. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dihydroergotamine (Definition)

Dihydroergotamine is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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I have chronic migraines often and the only thing that helps is DHE (Dihydroergotamine). Last time I needed this it was off the market. Is it back on?

I have chronic migraines often and the only thing that helps is DHE (Dihydroergotamine). Last time I needed this it was off the market. Is it back on?

DHE-45: Is still used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms to stop a prolonged migraine. However, the use of ergotamines can be abused, resulting in a medication overuse headache which is discussed elsewhere in this chapter. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. ...Read more

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My baby is going through a stage where dhe isn't eating good should I give her vitamins like I use to?

My baby is going through a stage where dhe isn't eating good should I give her vitamins like I use to?

Needs Change: Before 6 or so most kids eat what their brain tells them to (after 6 tv adds & bad habits often rule).The toddler drops from a 14 lb/yr to a 4 lb/yr growth rate & my expectation is they eat well 3-5 days/mo then nibble the rest. It is sad the "i don't wanna's" come along at the same time. Think of a balanced week not a balanced meal. If baby is growing nl try not to get in a food fight, u will lose. ...Read more

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Can dihydroergotamine be used in the treatment of hypotension?

Can dihydroergotamine be used in the treatment of hypotension?

Maybe: Ergotamine has vasoconstriction and vasodilatory effects but it is usually not reccomended for hypotension in the USA. ...Read more

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Does midodrine cause coronary vasospasm like dihydroergotamine?

Does midodrine cause coronary vasospasm like dihydroergotamine?

Absolutely not!: Different drug. Different mechanism. Different adverse reactions! Midodrine doesn't cause coronary vasospasm. ...Read more

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My daughter fell saturday now she says her neck is swollen. Could dhe have an concussion. Her neck is slightly swollen

My daughter fell saturday now she says her neck is swollen. Could dhe have an concussion. Her neck is slightly swollen

A: A concussion effects the brain. It could present with amnesia of events just prior to or after the injury as well as with possible brief loss of consciousness. Additionally there can be visual changes, confusion, feeling tired, headache, repeating things, nausea or vomiting just to touch the tip of the ice berg. You were talking about her neck. She could have had a cervical spine injury or sprained muscles or strained ligaments. The best way to know is to have her checked out and she may need x-rays of her neck. ...Read more

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My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work. Her face become pale. Is it because of tension? Or what is it?

My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work. Her face become pale. Is it because of tension? Or what is it?

Need more info: Did she become nauseated? Did she feel faint? Did she have have involuntary movements? It's hard to say what happened. My guess would be a neurological reflex called a "vagal response." you can read more about it here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vasovagal_response your daughter's reaction was milder than described there and, in fact, vagal reactions do occur in all degrees of severity. ...Read more

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My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do?

My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do?

See her doctor.: She should be evaluated by a physician. This will include a physical exam and possibly an x-ray or ct scan to help determine if there is any problem. ...Read more

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How do I end a status rebound migraine for 3 weeks without being in lots of pain? Allergic to Tordol, dhe, ultram, triptans. Steroids didn't help.

How do I end a status rebound migraine for 3 weeks without being in lots of pain? Allergic to Tordol, dhe, ultram, triptans. Steroids didn't help.

Urgent care or ER: In a headache stage administration of DHE-45, ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for migraine. DHE-45 is used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms or urgent care to stop a severe migraine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?

What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?

Rebound or migraine?: A rebound headache is also called a"medication overuse headache, "&occurs, paradoxically, from daily use of "as needed" headache meds like acetaminophen, butalbital, triptans. There is less risk with NSAIDS (eg.naproxen).Individual advice requires appt, &in your specific case, with a Toradol allergy, you would need to clear this with your doctors first. A 2wk headache is very difficult-wishing you well. ...Read more

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My 6 month old is getting recurring fevers. 45 minutes after medication works fever is back. 39 degrees?

My 6 month old is getting recurring fevers. 45 minutes after medication works fever is back. 39 degrees?

See doctor: There may be an underlying infection, otitis, viral illness, etc if the fever returns quickly. Stay well hydrated, go see the pediatrician today to confirm everything is ok, 39 degrees is a high temp in a 6 month old ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 110/63. It was 170/100 about 3 months ago. Do I still need to take medication? I lost 45 pounds

My blood pressure is 110/63. It was 170/100 about 3 months ago. Do I still need to take medication? I lost 45 pounds

No: If your blood pressure is normal and stable you do not need to take medication. I hope this helps. Do you still have more questions or concern about this issue? To schedule a virtual appointment (Video Consultation if it is your first time) with Dr. Yetimyan go to www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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My TSH levels have gone from normal to 15.6 in two months. I take my medication in the morning 45 min. Prior to other meds and food. What's up?

My TSH levels have gone from normal to 15.6 in two months. I take my medication in the morning 45 min. Prior to other meds and food. What's up?

Thyroid: If you are using a generic brand of thyroid meds you might want to consider a non-generic brand.

You also need to have your doctor check the thyroid levels (t4 and t3) and thyroid antibody measurement might be in order.

In the meantime you might try 1 tablet one morning and two tablets on alternative days. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dhe 45 (Definition)

DHE 45 is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more