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Doctor insights on: Duratuss Pe Medication

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Duratuss (Definition)

Duratuss is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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What are the side effects of duratuss? Is it a narcotic?

What are the side effects of duratuss? Is it a narcotic?

Generally mild: Generic name: Guaifenesin and phenylephrine
it is non-narcotic.

Less serious side effects may include:

vomiting, upset stomach warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin, feeling excited or restless (especially in children), sleep problems (insomnia), skin rash or itching
headache; or dizziness. ...Read more

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Can PE blood blood clots be removed? What is the next step if the medication doesn't work? Was on warferin. Now on Xeralto.

Can PE blood blood clots be removed? What is the next step if the medication doesn't work? Was on warferin. Now on Xeralto.

Yes PE blood clots: Can be removed through several different invasive techniques however these are reserved for patients who are in extremis and profoundly hemodynamically compromised. Normally the clots will absorb over several months. Coumadin is difficult to regulate. Xarelto will be effective. Make sure to take it with a meal and don't miss any doses. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Yes: Generally yes. With your history of pe (unless there was a specific cause for this like a broken bone) and being positive for the factor v leiden mutation, you probably would be placed on lifelong anti-coagulation (e.g. Warfarin). However, it depends on your history, other medical risk factors, etc. ...Read more

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Had a pulmonary embolism last year in june & was off the medication in feb. Iv been getting really bad upper back pains for 2 months now. Another pe?

Had a pulmonary embolism last year in june & was off the medication in feb. Iv been getting really bad upper back pains for 2 months now. Another pe?

Needs evaluation: Two months is a long time to stay without help for the bad pains, particularly with your medical history. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and care. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I Have high pressure and controlled by Ammolopress AT. Suffering from PE and Low libido. I am on medication for protein leak. Can I have Viagra (sildenafil)?

I Have high pressure and controlled by Ammolopress AT. Suffering from PE and Low libido. I am on medication for protein leak. Can I have Viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagara: Viagara is contraindicated tone used in patients that use nitrates. Certainly with your history your doctor should further evaluate the safety of the drug and determine whether you have coronary artery disease ...Read more

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Why won't the Department of Veteran Affairs prescribe anti-anxiety medications to patients with PTSD; even if you are not participating in PE therapy?

Why won't the Department of Veteran Affairs prescribe anti-anxiety medications to patients with PTSD; even if you are not participating in PE therapy?

A couple of reasons: First, I assume you're talking about benzodiazepines. There is no evidence that these types of medications can help in the long term with posttraumatic stress disorder, although they can be useful in the short-term. I think the Veterans Affairs policy is a bit extreme. I think they are also concerned about the potential for addiction with benzodiazepines. Best. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

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

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

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

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

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

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

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

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Pseudoephedrine And Guaifenesin (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine|guaifenesin is an antihistamine which is ...Read more