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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Drug Information (Definition)

Drug information is the standardized set of dosing information, treatment statistics, and possible side effects, which drug companies publish for every ...Read more


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What are the best herbal drug information sites?

What are the best herbal drug information sites?

The best:: http://nccam.nih.gov/ the national institutes of medicine center for complementary and alternative medicine has science based information - your tax dollars support it so please do use it! it's free. You can read the articles and/or search for specific drugs. ...Read more

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Easy way locate drug information for pregnant women?

Easy way locate drug information for pregnant women?

Ask your doctor: Your doctor or pharmacist are the best source. Many drugs have warning about using them in preganancy. These professions will help explain what is safe or not. ...Read more

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What are the best websites for drug information?

Plenty available: I find www.Drugs.Com, and www.Pdr.Com, reliable, informative, and easy to navigate. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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What can I do to help poison oak heal besides over-the-counter medicines and drugs like caladryl?

What can I do to help poison oak heal besides over-the-counter medicines and drugs like caladryl?

Topical steroids: Over the counter steroid creams such as Hydrocortisone are good for small and minor irritations. They should respond to a few days of twice a day topical application. Larger and more serious rashes might require something a bit more potent or even oral steroids. ...Read more

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Mrsa what are the systoms and what over-the-counter drugs can I use?

Mrsa what are the systoms and what over-the-counter drugs can I use?

Mrsa: Mrsa is a characteristic raised rash that can become painful. OTC treatment consists of hygiene and skin cleaning including a cleanser like hibiclens. Many will require medical treatment and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why cant I sleep at night? What can I do to sleep at night besides taking over the counter drugs?

Why cant I sleep at night? What can I do to sleep at night besides taking over the counter drugs?

Sleep hygeine: See relaxation techniques, quiet dark room,bedroom for sleeping only in no work or TV in room. Avoid exercise or stimulants near bedtime. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter drugs i can get to improve my memory and help me prepare for my exams?

Are there any over-the-counter drugs i can get to improve my memory and help me prepare for my exams?

YES!: Poor nutrition, lack of sleep, and sometimes hormonal imbalance (from stress - for example) can contribute to poor memory. Try: phosphatidylserine 300mg/day; bacopa 300mg/day; ginkgo bioloba 24%, 120mg 2-3x/day; omega 3/fish oil 2 grams/day. Acetyl-l-carnitine 500mg 3 x/day. And vitamin B12 800-1600mcg/day these supplements can help to improve memory and recall. Good luck on your exams! ...Read more

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Can I get a medicine like phentremine or apidex over-the-counter or at a drug store with out perscription?

Can I get a medicine like phentremine or apidex over-the-counter or at a drug store with out perscription?

1 RX, 1 OTC: Apidexin is otc (over-the-counter) & not prescription and can be bought over the internet at a discount. Phentermine is a prescription (rx) from a physician. A good article about the claims of otc weight loss pills is on http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/weight-loss/my00432. There is minimal data on these supplements. No recalls noted on consumerlab.Com. ...Read more

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What can I get over-the-counter from drug store to help with premature ejectalation i was told i could just wondering?

What can I get over-the-counter from drug store to help with premature ejectalation  i was told i could  just wondering?

Many products : There are many products that essentially numb the penis and decrease sensitivity. One commonly available product is mandelay. Be aware this may decrease sensitivity for the female as well. ...Read more

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I can't retract foreskin when erect. And want to know what i can do. I may have balanophitis i think. Is there any over-the-counter drugs.

I can't retract foreskin when erect. And want to know what i can do. I may have balanophitis i think. Is there any over-the-counter drugs.

May need antibiotics: If you have balano-posthitis. Tight foreskin might respond to applications of prescription strength steroid cream suh as 0.1% betamethasi=one or kenalog (triamcinolone). Circumcision would be necessary if you fail torespond to steroid cream. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drug should I take for hives?

What over-the-counter drug should I take for  hives?

Hives treatment: If your diagnosis is correct, you can try any otc allergy meds like claritin, (loratadine) allergra, zyrtec or their equivalent generic forms. If it does not improve or you have hives more than 6 weeks, you should see either a dermatologist or an allergist. Remember hive lesions do not stay at the same place for more than 1 day. If they do, see a doctor to have an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can i take over-the-counter drugs on probation?

Can i take over-the-counter drugs on probation?

You can but I would: You can but i would explain to my probation officer the over the counter drugs you're taking as i think he / she would like to know this information , as to make sure it doesn't cause a dependency or dirty drug test due to certain herbs/ medicatiins mininking illegal drugs/ substances. ...Read more

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