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Dipentum Olsalazine Discontinued
?: From reviewing company info -it appears to still be available. ...Read more
Slow Taper: Taking a patient off Loxapine is generally done as a slow taper over a few weeks. This taper is dependent upon the length of time taking this medication as well as the dose. One should be very observant for reoccurrence of the symptoms that were being treated. If hospitalized medications can often be tapered faster than in an outpatient setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FDA compliance: Novartis shut down the lincoln nebraska plant that packages Dynacirc (isradipine) after recalling almost 400, 000 bottles due to fda cited compliance concerns. There had been repeated poor inspection findings by the fda. I dont know if the plant will reopen in the summer of 2013 or not. ...Read more
Work with physician: It's unwise to stop Insulin on your own. Often time, the blood sugar will go up. However, if your blood sugar is better controlled and is responding to other forms of treatment (pills, non-insulin injections), it is possible to wean off Insulin (depending on the dose and form of insulin). Again, your physician should be the one doing this. Don't stop Insulin on your own. ...Read more
Possible severe prob: Depending on whether you are taking an oral, inhaled or topical corticosteroid you will have different risks for adrenal insufficiency related to abrupt cessation. That can be life-threatening and is not advisable. You can also have a flare in the underlying condition for which you are taking the medication. Consult a physician before discontinuing the medication to see if they would taper it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stop it: There should be no withrawal from that dose. It makes sense to consult with your physician before changing medication. ...Read more
Not a concern w/drug: Ref: sabesin sm. Aliment pharmacol ther. 1993;7 suppl 2:35-40. Safety issues relating to long-term treatment with histamine h2-receptor antagonists. "High doses of Cimetidine (> 5 g/day) can cause reversible impotence or gynaecomastia." there is no corresponding information in pubmed to suggest the same problem nor support your concern about erectile dysfunction with famotidine. Another cause? ...Read more
How you know you have it.
Confirmation of what the beats are and what they mean is a first step (exercise with holter).
Ok, literally everyone has skip beats after exercise. ...Read more
Cymbalta (duloxetine) brain zaps: Usually 1 week but be up to 2 weeks patients are unaware of how hard it can be to manage the painful process of discontinuing Cymbalta (duloxetine) may involve withdrawal symptoms that last longer than most drugs and cause complications like dizziness, tunnel vision and brain zaps. SSRI discontinuation syndrome, a syndrome that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation ...Read more
Many reasons: Allergies, anatomy, bacteria, viruses, even fungi, can all lead to sinus problems. Antihistamines & nasal steroids can help deal w/allergies as well as avoiding known allergens. You can't avoid infectious etiologies. Only surgery can "fix" anatomical issues. Antibiotics aren't necessarily the solution to acute infection. See http://goo. Gl/bjhgv for aafp's take on choosing wisely campaign. ...Read more
Consult MD!: First of all, I would like to know why you were asked to start on Diltiazem er. Before stopping, it you need to consult your md, otherwise you could recur the same condition ...Read more
Which medications is she on? Clomid (clomiphene) or gonadotropins?
If she was on Clomid (clomiphene) and had cysts she was hyperstimulated or she did not make any follicles.
You all need to ask why she was told to do that and what are the next steps. Don't wait more than the next month to see what the reason was to stop, If they don't tell you, you should seek the advice of a reproductive endocrinologist specialist. ...Read more