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I need a doctor who is willing to continue my medication regimen of cyclogyl (cyclopentolate) (for cataracts, to avoid surgery), and duoneb for COPD. Can you help?
Two specialties: You want to find an eye doctor for the cyclogyl (cyclopentolate) which is used to help with posterior subcapsular cataracts to delay surgery - and a pulmonary doctor for the duoneb. Most doctors would avoid being the primary prescriber for both of these. First try to get a refill from the doctors who initially wrote these prescriptions. ...Read more
Drug interactions: The three drugs that you listed are in three different classes of pharmaceuticals and there are no listed drug interactions posted for them. However, whenever you are taking multiple meds you should always be wary and if any odd symptoms arise contact her doc. ...Read more
COPD: Studies show that beta agonists like albuterol combined with anticholinergics like ipratoprium work very well to relieve shortness of breath and increase exercise tolerance in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Smoking cessation is very important, please make sure you stop. During an exacerbation of COPD symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Good luck. ...Read more
When using Atrovent (ipratropium) (Duoneb) for an 8yo trach BPDer, can it be used 4hr scheduled? For how long?
My chest feels heavy and I have a gasping for air. I see a asthma specialist in 2 weeks. What can I do in the meantime? Duoneb makes me anxious.
If you are: Literally gasping for air you need help now. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Call 911 if needed for transport. ...Read more
To control my Asthma I have to take Qvar, Xopanex, Duoneb, and Prednisone constantly. I don't want to take all this medicine. What can I do to change?
Ex-27wk, trach, bpd, 7yo. Meds: duoneb bid, Pulmicort 0.5 bid, hypersol 5% bid, singulair, (montelukast) vestpt 20min bid. Reason4 new atelectasis? Maybe doin biops
Permanent airway...: First, congrats on making to age 7 a preemie who has obviously had a rough time of it. Child is on great meds and therap. However, despite all of these, your child likely has permanent and possibly irreversible changes in his airways that all the meds in the world are not going to change. You optimize what he has left and work with that. New atelectasis likely mucous plugging in inflexible airways. ...Read more
Is duoneb (a walk-in clinic dr. Prescribed it) safe to use while on risperdal and Prozac (fluoxetine) (a psychiatrist prescribed)?
Med mixtures: What did your doctor say when you asked him or her the same question? What interactions were you told about? Do have a plan for if you have a problem with the new medicine? Are there any common side effects. Do you think you should ask your dr these questions if you have not yet done so? If you use the same pharmacy for all of your meds, they should know about interactions as well. ...Read more
Is duoneb breathing trmt safe to use in asthma flares when I'm taking prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5?
Stop Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol):
If you are taking oral predinsone, no need for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol).
The easy solution will be to take oral prednisone and albuterol nebulizer treatment. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may be stopped for now till you are done with oral prednisone. If you are getting worst please seek immediate help in ED or urgent care ...Read more
Would/can albuterol or duoneb be taken to help breathing even with a cold or flu and while using sterile saline solution for nasal spray?
I'm running out of Cyclogyl and DuoNeb and need refills. My insurance and doctors are still in transition, plus I was admitted to the ER on 4/4 with a stomach hernia and gallstones. I got a CT, an EKG, a chest x-ray, and an ultrasound so I've been fully
Here are some. ..: The points you wishes to ask are unclear. With so much info in hand, you should direct this Q or other Qs to your treating Doc or ER since they have obligation to help you understand where your current health state is. Nonetheless, following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html will help you how to proceed with the care you need. Best wishes. .. ...Read more
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