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Flextra Ds Medication
What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago .. now I repeated the test it's 90 ? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then
Taking sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds tablet/i experiencing some pain in my shoulders can this be a side effect from the medication?
Is predcort ds oral liquid safe for a 5 year old boy? I have a 5 year old son i took him to the doctor about 3 days ago the doctor said he have allergies and prescribe predcort ds oral liquid, is that a safe medication for his age, what are the side effec
Safe when limited: Oral steroids are often needed in young children with severe allergy symptoms. They are generally given for only a few days. A short treatment generally may not cause any long term effects, but during treatment there may be some hyperactivity and increased appetite. A long term treatment plan to control allergies to avoid the need for oral steroids recurrently should be formulated by your MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will this medication hurt my baby? Ok so im 99% positive im pregnant and yesterday i went to the doctor for a UTI and they gave me bactrim ds 800-160 tablets for 10 days. I was wondering if this will hurt my baby because its only been a couple weeks since
Fine for now: This is a standard treatment that is well studied. There is no evidence that it hurts a human infant in early pregnancy. We do not use it toward the end of pregnancy near the time of birth. ( it can interfere with the clearance of bilirubin in the newborn period after the cord is clamped and mothers system is not cleanin babies blood of waste products) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i had a stomach problem since last 3 weeks I have tried quite a few medications like intestopan, imodium, (loperamide) entamizole ds still problem is there.
I am taking SMZ-TMP DS i am also taking phenazopyridine for my uti infection. I haven't started my period is possible the medication delaying my perio?
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