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No: One popular name for this concoction is magic mouthwash which to some implies recreational potential. The magic refers to its ability to provide relief from painful mouth sores. It is a combination of Lidocaine benedryl and anti-fungal medications none of which can get you high. This medication should only be taken by prescription for specific oral conditions. ...Read more
I'm traveling in thailand and have had diarrhea for a few days (no other symptoms). Diphen/atropine not working. Should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or zithromax?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Traveler's diarrhea is very common in the first few days of travel to a new location. Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the first sign of diarrheal symptoms is an easy way to stave off a prolonged course of diarrhea. Zithromax will not do you much good in this case. ...Read more
Diarrhea because of clindamycim 7days. Stopped antibiotics, tried imodium, (loperamide) pepto dismal, diphen/atrop, probiotics for 4 days. Eating white toast, banana n rice. Still no cured. What do I do? Thanks
See doctor: And get your stool checked for c.difficile. ...Read more
Diarrhea/bloat 11days from clindamycim (took 7days) took probiotics, imodium, pepto dismal, diphen for 4days Food-white bread, banan My GP doc told me to cont. Pepto dismal n probiotics what to do? Wrried
Get tested forC Diff:
Follow up with your doctor and get tested for C Difficile. Clindamycine is known to cause that
when you are on Antibiotics it destroy normal helpful Bacteria and without the good bacteria C Difficile grows out of control
If it is positive it will need to be treated with appropriate Antibiotics ...Read more
Can you explain if it's possible to wash my mouth with diphen hydramin syrup to reduce my sore throat?
Yes: This gargle works: mix 3 teaspoons maalox liquid with 2 teaspoons Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid and one teaspoon chloraseptic spray (take the spray top off the spray bottle), . Gargle and swish well for at least a minute and spit out. You can repeat every few hours; don't swallow since you'll be loading up on benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
90 yr old mom given lomotil (diphen atrop) 2.5 mg for diarrhea. She is taking septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI too. Any worries about side effects?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more