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Diabetes Medications Day Before Colonoscopy
Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose?I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
After taking 1 dose of .50 mg of ativan, (lorazepam) how many days do I need to wait before safely consuming alcohol?
Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan's usual duration of action is around 6 hours. Although the drug may still remain since it has a half life of 10-20 hrs. That means the longer you take this medication, the longer it remains in your system. Make sure to limit consumption to as little as possible once in a while because these both are depressants. ...Read more
A known person of age 16 started taking 100 mg cetirizine per day. planning to continue for next few months.will any chronic disease attack her with ?
Why?: Usually no one needs more than 40 mg of cetirizine daily (and that's for hives) and thus I wonder why this person needs to take 100 mg of it daily? It will likely cause some drowsiness and possibly dry mouth, or even constipation. If we know more about what condition this is supposed to treat, we can give you a better answer. ...Read more
When taking 0.5mg Ativan (lorazepam) PRN (about once a week or less), how many days must one wait before having 1-2 glasses of wine (standard 5 oz glasses)?
Half-life = 12-16hrs: Half your dose may still be in your system after 16 hrs, etc. You can figure the days. If you really do stop at 2 normal wine servings, a day or two should be fine but you might want to have a reliable adult around to drive, etc if you feel less than sharp. Moderation sounds comfortable to you - that's good! ...Read more
I take gliclazide 80 mg before breakfast and pioglitazone 30 mg and vildagliptin 50 mg after breakfast and before dinner gliclazide 80mg. Is this ok?
Can i take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7.5mg before midnight the night before an egd? I've been taking this for several months 3 times a day. Will i need more sedation?
Talk with the doctor: At your age it is unusual to have a colonoscopy ordered. The main risk from the ibuprofen is if they have to do a biopsy or if there were a complication extra bleeding could be expected. Talk with the doc but I doubt they'll cancel the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
145 mcg Linzess didn't work. Try 290 mcg after eating in p.m. instead of waiting 30 min. Before eating. Could this be reason I'm having diarrhea?
A "dosage" issue: Linzess is taken for IBS C (Irritable bowel syndrome with CONSTIPATION but DIARRHEA is a SIDE EFFECT and and you should not take a higher dose before checking it out with the Prescriber....could be a dose BETWEEN 145 and 290 is the LOGICAL amount but since they are capsules that is a difficult situation.. Call the Prescriber and ask what your next step should be.. ...Read more
Considering gastric bypass surgery current 334lb on blood pressure med. Pre diabetes With this surgery will i be able to stop BP meds & avoid diabetes?
Possibly: Recent evidence demonstrates tremendous improvement in risk factors after bariatric surgery. It is especially helpful for folks who have been unable to sustain weight loss achieved by other means. Good luck on your quest for better health!! Realize you still have the most important role to play in getting better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Instuctions to follo: The bowel prep medicine(drinking solution) comes with Instructions which you should read carefully and try to follow.. You can start he medication like you have planned. It doe snot have to be timed perfectly, yet it takes 6-8 hours to clean up the bowel. Good luck. ...Read more
Ranitidine/alcohol don't mix. But what about taking ranitidine after a night of drinking several beers or drinks, before bed. Ok?
TTC. Can taking advil 800mg once or twice a week after menstruation/or taking Relpax (eletriptan) for migraines affect ovulation timings? Any other meds safer?
Cn I start drinking miralax (polyethylene glycol) earlier in day like 11:00 & drinking it 30 min apart day b4 my colonoscopy opposed to starting @ 3 when suggested .
Probably ok: It's probably ok, as long as you follow all the other guidelines. But you will be extending the time from clearing out your bowels to when you can start eating again! ...Read more
After meals if . . .: Take antacids such as calcium carbonate after meals if you notice heartburn. If you can, avoid those foods that make it worse. Stop smoking. Keep alcohol to a minimum. Stay upright as long as possible after meals. If antacids aren't enough, consider h2 blockers like ranitidine. Failing that, consider proton pump inhibitors (ppis) like omeprazole. Go see your family doc if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I drank 5 light beers before 11.00 p.m and have annual lab work tomorrow with fasting after midnight test will be at 1.00 p.m tomorrow. Is that ok?
How many days should one stop taking nifidepine ointment before sphincter surgey? Are any medicines safe to take before surgery (tylenol, etc.)
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