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Exubera Combination Pack 12 Medication
Switched COCs, now on mid 3rd pack. Normal to still be spotting til now (starts midcycle usually)? Pills always on time, taking no other medication.
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Is there any other way to get rid of blue balls without ejaculating? Would any medication work? Could I just put ice packs?
Probably, but why?: I think you mean miconazole 3 combo pack. (If you use a dictation speech recognition system, like Siri, you need to read what comes out!) It probably wouldn't hurt to use along with gonorrhea treatment, but it might not be wise. What you think are yeast symptoms might be from the gonorrhea and you may not need the miconazole. Check with the doctor or clinic treating you for gonorrhea. ...Read more
Can deworming medication (zestaval 200) have an effect on the performance of birth control pill (marvelon) 21 day pack?
Yes: It may affect the metabolism of your oral contraceptive to make it less effective. Please use an alternate form of birth control until you have finished the course of treatment. Additionally, zestaval can cause severe damage to a fetus, so it is particularly important that you practice responsible sex. ...Read more
I was perscribed a 6 day dose pack of Medrol for a cough and sinus pressure. Is this sufficient? Should I take additional cold medication like dayquil
Planning to go from europe to asia. What is suggested medical travel pack to bring along? What drugs, bandages etc. Are recommended for a longer trip?
Depends: See http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/list. Htm, for recommendations on drugs and immunizations for each of the countries you plan to visit. For a general first-aid kit, I recommend pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) ibuprofen, an antihistamine, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, and a miscellaneous assortment of bandaids and sterile dressings. ...Read more
No fast way: They is no quick solution. You arent't born with a six=pack. This occurs as the result of strict dieting and workouts emphasizing abdominal muscle exercises. ...Read more
I smoke a pack every 3 days. I was just offered a job BUT Will I be able to pass a drug test for cigarette smoking 6 days from now?
Not sure: I think that cotinoids linger in your tissues a long time, especially in a chronic smoker. But I am intrigued by the concept of pre employment tobacco screening. What type of job? ...Read more
Doc put me on a Z Pack for resp infection. Drugs dot com showing major reaction with Lexapro (escitalopram) which I also take. Thoughts??
Potential risk: Combination has been reported to cause what's called long QT, an electrical heart abnormality which predisposes you to malignant heart rhythms. I'd tell you, we always read about this in the books but I have never heard of it happening to a patient, so it is rare. Depending on what the antibiotic is for, your doc should consider switching you to another one just to be safe. ...Read more
My post ablation WPW and is having palpiations. He just finished a course of z-pack. Cause? Http://www. Fda. Gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm341822.Htm
The at-risk group includes people with
1- low levels of potassium
2- low magnesium,
3- a slower-than-normal heart rate,
4- or people who take certain drugs used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias.
Zpack has been around for more than 20 years. Call your md. There is no long term effect from zpack as related to this story.
Your doctor has to make sure you are not in the high risk. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extracted Got a dry socket It was then packed with packing strip with medication was told that the packing strip will fall out. Will it?
Wisdom tooth: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is lost after tooth extraction leaving the bone and nerve exposed. This can be due to infection, nicotine, sucking through a straw or certain hormones such as oral contraceptives. The treatment is packing with medication. The packing is usually changed as often as daily. As the tooth heals the packing will fall out. ...Read more
I have taken about 5 packs of cefixime 400mg 2 daily for gonorrhea. Isn't that too much do I need any kind of blood supplement should I stop the drug?
?: Depends on how many days the totoal treatment was prescribed; in any event you should get retested to check to see if you were cured; no supplement is indicated. ...Read more
Will the combination pill still be effective if I forgot to take the first pill of the new pack? Should I take 2 the next day at the same time?
My combination pill pack (Lowogestrl) is coming about 5 days late. Do I start the pack like usual or double up each day until I am back on track?
On combination bc. Started bc pack 1 day late +didn't double up on pills. Do my chances of getting pregnant go up or was I protected this entire month?
Brand of pills: Most pills are packaged as 21 active pills & 7 inactive pills. No more than 7 days should go by between active pills. Other brands are packaged as 24 active & 4 inactive. With these no more than 4 days should go by between active pills. If not taken correctly then one should not rely on the pill. Consider switching to an IUD or Nexplanon to make things easier, more effective and less side effects ...Read more
How long does breakthrough bleeding usually last? I'm on week 4 of my first pack of combination pills. I take junel fe 1.5/30.
Notmorethan3cycles: If it lasts more than 3 months, usually change pills ...Read more
Two hours late on taking combination BC pill alysena 28, 1st week of new pack. Am I still protected? Is there a risk of pregnancy?
Should be protected: Just a few hours late taking your BC should not cause any problems or affect you protection. ...Read more
I started my next birth control pack (junel, combination oc pill) about three hours late, will this compromise my pregnancy protection at all?
Unlikely: This is not likely to cause a problem. ...Read more
What's the mini progestin pill Micronor? Is that in a combination pill pack like Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?
I am mid-way on my second pack of combination bcp and experiencing cramps. I got my period on placebo, and pregnant tests are neg. Why is this happening?
Adjustment: When starting birth control pills there's about a 3-4 month adjustment period for some women as your body acclimates to these hormonal changes. Stick with it, likely next month will be better. Don't give up, it will get better! ...Read more
I started my 1st pill pack on tue. Now am on sugar pill. The mon active pill accidentally popped out. Can I start new pack on mon n not tue?
On novynette my 3rd pack bt I miss my 18th pill the time I normally take it at 8pm n took it d nex day at 1pm and 19th pill at 8pm sameday still safe?
I did not take the 5 day break n started a new pack right away, I also was late a couple of days like 30 mins one time I took 13 hours later. Am I ok?
You are fine!: Yes, you are fine. No worries and keep on schedule. ...Read more
What are the success rates of invitro fertilization for a 42 year old exsmoker (7 pack year history, stopped 12 yr ago)?
Roughly 15-25%: Your age is important; smoking in the past can also reduce your ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality). The best tests of ovarian reserve are a Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test, amh or antimullerian hormone blood test, and an ultrasound of your ovaries looking at size (volume) and antral follicle counts. None of these tests are perfect, but can give us a fair idea about your individual chances of success. ...Read more
Hi I am a 6ft man and I have been thinking about my body at the moment I am 12 and a half stone and I want to get a six pack what should I eat and do.
Weight loss: You will not lose weight without changing your diet habits. Exercise is wonderful for numerous reasons but it will not help you lose weight unless you change your diet habits. There is a saying that you can't out exercise a poor diet. I would suggest a journal to keep track of your diet. Consulting with a nutritionist would help you greatly. ...Read more
I cut down from half pack to half a ciggarete a day. I have been doing this for a week now, n I have developed a dry flem cough. Especially w I wake up?
It's a start: As your cells actually wake up from "dying" you make more mucus. It's a good thing that you are making more mucus. Stick it out because it will go away and means nothing bad, you can even develop thick mucus. Cough it up and throw out those cigarettes. By the way, good for you! ...Read more
Very low body fat: To expose the abdominal muscles, one must have a low amount of body fat so that the abdominal muscles can be seen. So even if you have been doing abdominal strengthening exercises, you can't see the six pack until the abdominal fat is eliminated. ...Read more
Personal feeling: A woman with a six pack probably is toned elsewhere and unless she is amazon like on steroids, this can be attractive. This requires not only exercise but dietary manipulation since women have an extra layer of fat under the skin which men lack. But if you like the appearance, go for it. ...Read more
Less: There's no magic food. Your attitude toward food will change. You're going to need to diet and be hungry for a fair part of each day, and not "reward yourself with food." you'll need to do some serious aerobic exercise. As you lose most of your body fat, start developing your abdominal muscles. Especially, don't neglect exercises like cable pull-downs for heavy resistance. ...Read more
Hard work: You're going to need to diet and be hungry for a fair part of each day, and not "reward yourself with food." you'll need to do some serious aerobic exercise. As you lose most of your body fat, start developing your abdominal muscles. Especially, don't neglect exercises like cable pull-downs for heavy resistance. Exercise for your health as well as for good looks. ...Read more
Why?: Why would you smoke a pack of smarties, they are not made for smoking. ...Read more
Determination: If you want ' 8 pack ' abdominal wall will not happen by replacing with 6 pack and staying on the couch, need daily intense, regular work outs, consuming calories you burned out with balanced proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins with minerals. It is a hard work could be done. ...Read more
Abs: Lots of cardio: it is very difficult to see abs in anyone that is more than ~8% body fat. Cardio will lower your overall body fat percentage. Abdominal exercises to strengthen and buk up your muscles. Don't foregt to hit your upper abs (leg raises) and obliques. ...Read more
Yes. Work hard.: Eat enough lean protein but otherwise only enough to keep hunger at bay, and be willing to stay hungry some of each day. Good general aerobic conditioning, and some resistance exercises that target the ab muscles such as standing or kneeling cable crunches. This is a wonderful gift to give yourself and you'll be very glad. ...Read more