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Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

No rebound: There's no rebound but you'll lose the benefits. Why were you taking those meds? Are you sure you want to sacrifice the benefits they gave you? ...Read more

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Pop errin for 5 weeks to help control endometriosis. Endo symptoms improved but frequent headaches, constant bleeding, and fair loss. What now?

Pop errin for 5 weeks to help control endometriosis. Endo symptoms improved but frequent headaches, constant bleeding, and fair loss. What now?

Many options: There are many options both medical and surgical to deal with symptoms of endometriosis. If ocp's work for you but you don't like the side effects you could try a different pill. Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also be effective. You should consult with your doctor to arrive at the best solution for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between errin and jolviette birth control pills?

Is there a difference between errin and jolviette birth control pills?

Same drug: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time. When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name. This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary somewhat from the original brand name. ...Read more

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I've been taking Errin for 6 months. Period was really light this month, almost like spotting for 5 days. Not pregnant. No pain. Is this normal?

I've been taking Errin for 6 months. Period was really light this month, almost like spotting for 5 days. Not pregnant. No pain. Is this normal?

Errin is an oral: Contraceptive that has only progesterone in it. It's sometimes referred to as the "mini-pill" b/c, unlike the "combination" pill, it doesn't contain estrogen or estradiol. It's very common for menstruation to become lighter or even cease altogether after a few months on Errin. Menstruation (and fertility) return within a few months of discontinuing it. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Had baby 1/19/13. Been on errin since 2/2/13. Had light brown bleeding/discharge for 4 days started 4/24. Now lower back and abdominal pain & bloating?

Had baby 1/19/13. Been on errin since 2/2/13. Had light brown bleeding/discharge for 4 days started 4/24. Now lower back and abdominal pain & bloating?

This may be normal: This type of birth control pill is usually used when you are breastfeeding. If you are not, irregular bleeding is more common and this pill is slightly less effective in preventing pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, irregular bleeding is common during the first 2 cycles. If the irregular bleeding and abdominal pain persist or gets worse over the next month, you should see your doctor, . ...Read more

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Having abdominal cramps, lower back pain, & had brown discharge for 4 days a week ago. On errin. Had c-section on 1/19/2013. Still cramping & backache?

Having abdominal cramps, lower back pain, & had brown discharge for 4 days a week ago. On errin. Had c-section on 1/19/2013. Still cramping & backache?

See your doctor: Some of these symptoms are common in the early period after c-section. But for persistent pain and discharge after a reasonable period of time you should be examined by your ob/gyn physician. ...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?

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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