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Engerix B Medication
Is there any differences between hepatitis b vaccines brand like heberbiovac and engerix b and others?
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I'm 23 and was vaccinated with Engerix-B at birth. I'll be travelling to country where hep B is prevalent for 3 weeks. Should I get vaccinated again?
Depends: The Hep B vaccines are all given as a series, so a single dose at birth would not be considered adequate for long term protection.If you received the rest of the series you would. Your doc can also have a test done to see if you have protective levels of antibodies.You might visit the CDC site to see what their travel recommendations are.see www.CDC.gov/travel ...Read more
I completed the 3 doses (0, 1, 6 months) of HBV engerix b at february 2005.Yesterday, i found my ab level was <2iu/l, how should I retake the vaccine?
Yes: It is not clear why some persons seroconvert or make good antibody levels to a vaccine after the first or second dose and others require more vaccine exposures. While i'm not a specialist in hep b, it seems reasonable to re-vaccinate and repeat antibody testing after 3-4 weeks. It's also possible that a protective level occurred after 2005, but the antibody titer waned or decreased subsequently. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer