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Ensure Enlive Medication
Is there is really a way to ensure that your wife, if get pregnant to have baby boy? Without medication, just normal sex!
Sex determination: None what so ever. You run a 50-50 chance of having a boy. ...Read more
I had sebacious cyst on my back which ruptured on its own and the skin is flat now. What next? How to ensure that sac is removed? Any medication?
Consider Excision: If you had a ruptured sebaceous cyst that is now healed and shows no signs of infection, such as redness or tenderness, then you do not need any medication at this time. At this point, you may want to wait to see if the cyst recurs and, if it does, have it removed. Your other option is to have the area where the cyst was removed now, in effort to prevent future recurrence. ...Read more
Can you recommend to a patient any iphone/ipad apps for controlling intake of prescription medication, like pain meds, to ensure against abuse?
Not yet...: I'm sure the tech-ies are developing apps like that as we speak; the problem will be that there is no oversight nor regulatory agency that will provide oversight for it...Yet. ...Read more
Why are drugs like loraz. Etc prescribed so freely given to someone possibly having anxiety panic, maybe not even stable enough to ensure proper dose.
Some thoughts: Sometimes benzodiazapines are provided short-term while waiting for other medications to take effect. I think one reason that they are prescribed so much is that they can be very effective. I believe another reason is that doctors want patients to feel better - this is one way to do it. Also, when people with long term benzodiazapine use want their benzo's- they can sometimes be both persuasive. ...Read more
When going off antipsychotics does one need to be tapered or switched to another drug to ensure no withdrawal symptoms? Need to ensure there is noleft
Antipsychotic d/c: To try to get off your antipsychotic you need to do this in conjunction with your prescribing professional and tapered slowly over extended period of time. Also include your loved ones in the process as they may perceive early signs of decompensation. These medications generally take 2-4 wks to get full effect ; same time to see any - signs as u reduce same. Good luck ; please don't do on own. ...Read more
Is there an alternative drug to treat chlamydia aside from doxycycline and azithromycin? If so, what's the usual dosage to ensure eradication?
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
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
And: And that means what medication?Get a more detailed answer ›
Its one of:
Many anti-depressant medications with a low side-effect high therapeutic profile. It can be used ALONG WITH other anti-depressants (eg Trazadone) for a combined effect!
Its a good choice and has a fairly rapid response!
Hope this helps!
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Relatively safe: If used as prescribed, most pain medications are relatively safe. The danger comes when they are misused or abused for recreation. ...Read more
In general: Beta blockers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Semantics: Certainly some people are very sensitive to medications as others are not. A good relationship with your provider should hopefully be able to get the proper dosing and medication that best suits each patients individual condition or scenario. Best wishes. ...Read more
That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more
ABSOLUTELY: Hypertension is referred to as "the silent killer." there are no symptoms of high blood pressure...Until an organ fails, often catastrophically. (kidney / heart / brain / eyes / vessels). Needs brought under control asap, as part of issue is the chronicity (/duration) of time passed with pressures high. Diet/lifestyle alone will not fix, and weight loss (if applies) will take time--get on meds. ...Read more
Zubsolv: ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet is a schedule III prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. It is similar to Suboxone and Bunavil. ...Read more