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Doctor insights on: Distalgesic Warnings And Recalls

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

Would you take trulicity? with the box warning and all the bad side effects

YES: This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional! The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc Follow your Health Care Professional's advice Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

No black box warning: No "black box warning" about sulfa drugs with paxil (paroxetine). It can inhibit many of the liver isoenzymes that metabolize other drugs, but there isn't a problem with sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

Just bought  everlast womens dumbells,5kg-  contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

No: The vendor is required put such warning if a chemical is used, usually in paint. However, the chemical has likely evaporated during the time it took from manufacture to you purchasing the dumbbells. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

I was wondering did risperdal's manufacturer provide insufficient warning labels regarding its adverse effects?

They did provide: Medication side effects are supposed to be revealed by the drug developer. However, it may take several years of use in real life settings before certain side effects are fully appreciated, evaluated and understood. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any negative side effects of the pain killer fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Scientists have discovered any negative side effects of the pain killer fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Addiction: There are barbiturates and they can cause addiction or dependency on the drug. Better than taking any drug for pain is finding out what is causing the pain ad getting rid of the cause rather than treating the symptom. Need more information on the type of pain to recommend resolving the cause. ...Read more

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Any OTC supplements similar in effects to valium?

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Any OTC supplements similar in effects to valium?

Valium: Some are supplements to ease anxiety such as valerian and kava kava, but none as potent as valium. ...Read more

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Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.

Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.

Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any side effects in the use of statin drugs?

Scientists have discovered any side effects in the use of statin drugs?

Yes: Muscle pain, elevated muscle enzymes and elevated liver function tests are most common. There is an increased risk of diabetes and possibly some cognitive issues associated with statins. ...Read more

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What pain medicine has the least side effects? Worried about recalls of acetaminophen, ibuprofen and nsaids?

What pain medicine has the least side effects? Worried about recalls of acetaminophen, ibuprofen and nsaids?

Acetaminophen: Other than for the cyanide scare of 1982 (which has been effectively prevented since by changes in packaging), Acetaminophen has not been recalled and tends to have fewer side effects than nsaids. It is effective for lowering fever and is good pain reliever for mild pain. It doesn't cause bleeding and doesn't upset the stomach at prescribed doses. ...Read more

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Any side effects of carboplatin use with maitake, ginger or ecgg?

Any side effects of carboplatin use with maitake, ginger or ecgg?

Unknown: The side effects of these herbal remedies have not been formally studied in combination with carboplatin. For this reason, i tell my patients not to take these products while receiving chemotherapy. Even though the maitake and ginger have been used for thousands of years, it is not clear that they actually help in the treatment of patients with cancer. Find more www.Cancer.Org all the best, ariel. ...Read more

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Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read more

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Fda issued warnings about transvaginal mesh for pop. Does this warning also apply to transvaginal mesh slings?

Fda issued warnings about transvaginal mesh for pop.  Does this warning also apply to transvaginal mesh slings?

No: The "slings" used for treatment of urinary incontinence have not been implicated in the recent fda warning issued in 2011. Although they are also made of polypropylene mesh, the amount of material and the anatomic location of the sling are totally different from the mesh kits that were referred to in the fda warning bulletin. In addition, there is plenty of data published documenting the safety. ...Read more

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I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?

I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?

Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more

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If prescribed lorazapam without any info or warnings and patient has extream side effect what r your legal rights?

If prescribed lorazapam without any info or warnings and patient has extream side effect what r your legal rights?

Not : Sure why prescribed a medicine without discussing its effects or reason they were giving it to you. Also not sure of reaction. I would discuss the situation with a doctor. Just to make sure correct treatment was offered. If not comfortable with present doctor change it up. Plenty good doctors out there ...Read more

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Are there adverse effects to taking elder for brief walk in the heat?

Are there adverse effects to taking elder for brief walk in the heat?

Precautions: If the elder is properly hydrated, not on medication that may suppress perspiration, can communicate if s/he experiences discomfort, a short walk is likely to do more good than harm. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects for supplements like "n-gage", "gold standard" and "no xplode" on their users other than overdose side effects!

Buyer beware: I am conservative about this. There may be use in these things. But it is an unregulated industry , as such the product and the supplier can say and sell things , with out , much fear of over site. Network with folks you know who take them, and be carefull of supplier trustworthiness .. ...Read more