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Drug Reversible Obstructive
Is amisulpride induced infertility reversible after discontinuation of the drug? Also, do the prolactin levels return to normal after discontinuation?
Probably: Amisulpride is an atypical antipsychotic medication that is not available in the United States. It is reported to increase prolactin levels, which can depress fertility. The prolactin levels should return to normal upon discontinuation of the drug, but this has not been studied in the U.S. ...Read more
If infertility happens with propecia, (finasteride) is it reversible after dis-continual of the drug?
Is the severe joint and muscle pain a side effect of isotretenoin?And if so is that reversible after stopping the drug ?and does acutane trigger lupus
How about looking up: yourself, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotretinoin, http://www.rxlist.com/accutane-drug.htm (rxlist.com publishes PIs of Rx agents after patent has expired & company which pioneered the agent no long publishes PI online.) along with: https://scholar.google.com to look up "isotretinoin & systemic lupus erythematosus". Consider limiting the scholar.google.com results to recent date range. ...Read more
Definition: The dsm-iv-tr has very specific criteria for substance abuse or substance dependence. Substance misuse, however, is not well defined but often the term is used when a person is engaging in maladaptive behaviors with regard to a substance that does not meet full criteria for abuse or dependence. Getting help before the problem worsens is key. Aa/na and sponsor and getting treatment for the problem. ...Read more
Psychologic effect: By acid, I assume you mean LSD. LSD can produce psychological effects and altered sense of reality. Remember the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds? The song is reportedly describes the effects of LSD. While it is not physically additive, using LSD on a regular basis, the hallucinogenic effect of drug can make it difficult for the user to have any normal sense of reality. So avoid use. ...Read more
Yes most of the time: It depends but after life style modification like loosing weight, salt restriction.Dash diet, exercisising regularly do not help control elevated blood pressure.Once drugs are started and tolerated they need to be taken all your life in most cases.Of course there are rarely exception as life style modification may be successful and drugs may be reduced in dosage or stopped under medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious problem: There are many entry points into the drug distribution channels and the fda cannot be everywhere. Many drugs are so expensive that unethical manufacturers have produced ineffective imitations that can be either dangerous or have no drug in them. We have to trust our pharmacists and the good work of regulators but there is a risk. The actual percentage is only a guess. ...Read more
Generally yes: Any solid pill can be split in half and some actually have a score built in for this purpose. This can be a way to lower the cost as the larger pill frequently costs less than two smaller pills. Capsules cannot be split, as the contents spill out uncontrollably although capsules can be opened and the contents put in a slurry for ingestion if the capsule cannot be swallowed. ...Read more
Meds affect bones: Many meds affect the skeleton. Some drugs may thin the bones as an unwanted side effect (steroids such as cortisone and the anti-seizure meds are most famous for doing this). Also, smoking and longterm alcohol use thin the bones. But there are other meds we use specifically to build bone in people with osteoporosis. Bones are changing all the time, and are affected by what we put in our bodies. ...Read more
Seldom needed: The term "orphan drug" is usually applied to products that have such a small market of potential consumers that it is unlikely the drug companies would invest in drug development. Getting a drug through the fda approval process takes hundreds of millions of dollars. By creating an orphan status, fda costs are less & a company could develop a drug quicker for the rare diseases & make a profit. ...Read more