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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I'm on blood thinner and I want to know can you get another PE while on medication?

I'm on blood thinner and I want to know can you get another PE while on medication?

Unlikely : So long you are regular on medicines and following up labs and your doctor, wish you wellness ...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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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 a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...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 isnt 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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pseudoephedrine And Guaifenesin (Definition)

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