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Glucosamine Hcl Medication
Last month I saw my doctor for knee evaluation. He said nothing is abnormal. My knee still poops/grinds when straightening. Can glucosamine HCl help?
Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?
You can take it: Usually the dose is about 1500mg a day. I cannot promise you it will help you at all. I'm uncertain what you're taking her for but you can discuss this with your physician. You need a correct diagnosis before you start any type of therapy, even therapy that doesn't work ...Read more
I keep reading about doctors prescribing glucosamine for arthritis. Will this medication help my back pain?
Back pain: Its available otc. Your doctor does not have to prescribe it. It can be tried to see if its helpful. ...Read more
Alt liver test of 68 on a physical exam. Feel great, non drinker, on BP medication and glucosamine. No other symptoms and conditions. Slightly overwe?
I'm starting a new medication for sleep and anxiety but it's sedative in the morning. Should that wear off? Thanks. Prescription is glucosamine.
Is there an over the counter medication or alternative treatment for adult ADHD with reasonable efficacy? Ex: St John's Wort for depression or Glucosamine+Chondroitin for OA
NO: Sorry- no OTC medicine is used to treat this condition. ...Read more
Safe: Unless you have a shellfish allergy, glucosamine is generally a safe dietary supplement. Its efficacy has been argued over for years. The goal of taking it is to allow the body's cartilage to repair itself and stay healthy. If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and you want to try it, take it for three months and see if it works to alleviate pain or stiffness. ...Read more
I've been prescribed ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg... I'am alergic to sulfa... I'm having doubts about taking this medication?
Not a sulfa: Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone, totally unrelated to sulfonamides. ...Read more
Should not: These are not the same class of medications, so a substitution depends on the original indcation. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I started taking sertraline HCl 25 mg friday morning for anxiety today is my third day on the medication I was going to go out with some friends for a?
Not recommended: I wouldn't recommend use of any additional substances -- including alcohol -- if you have anxiety and/or are getting used to a new medication (like sertaline). Sertraline + alcohol can lead to sedation. Also, drinking alcohol itself can lead to anxiety -- depending on how much you drink, your frazzled neurons can fire in disturbed ways while recovering. ...Read more
Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.
Ciprofloxacin HCl 500mg, are there any life changing side effects to taking this medication, if so, what? I am 52 years old and in the past week started to experience numbness off and on in the crotch area. Dr. Prescribed this medication. I was told it I
This: This is an antibiotic and it is not clear how it could be related to numbness in the crotch, although medications can affect people differently. If it doesn't clear up please have your doctor see you again. If you have any back pain, numbness, weakness, pain down your legs, or loss of bowel or bladder control, you may have a spine condition and would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
When would flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be indicated for migraine treatment? Also, would it be daily dosing or a prn medication?
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant & would be used if the migranes were being triggered by muscle tension which is uncommon since most migraines are vascular in nature. I would think if prescribed for migraines it would be prn but there are better choices if you have true migraine headaches that could prevent or treat them. ...Read more
Hello dr. Will l-theanine react badly with the following medication: ziprasidone HCl and propranolol (10mg for akathesia) and clonazepam?
No: You may take them together. There are no contraindications with your current meds. Just watch out for your level of sedation and make sure your psychiatrist is aware that you are taking it. God bless! ...Read more
What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.
I started taking sertraline HCl 25mg friday morning for anxiety. It's my third day on the medication. Is it safe to have a few drinks? My doc said yes
"A few" = how many?: First, consider why you doubt your physician's advice. Next -- regarding the safety of "a few" drinks, it depends on the quantity you mean. I wouldn't recommend drinking at all while getting used to sertraline, as adding alcohol can lead to more sedation than expected. Also, drinking alcohol can itself lead to anxiety -- especially in hangovers when your irritable neurons are trying to recover. ...Read more
I have missed my period 2 months now I haven't had sex I promise. I am on medication venlafaxin HCl ER 37.5
I have had 5 neck surgeries and I'm on medications for pain like hydro condone and muscle relaxer called flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) how could I get off of these?
Can taking different medications like vicodin or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) while pregnant cause the child to develop adhd?
Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?
Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more
Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines. Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?
Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, I would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
Pharmacologic basis: It is based on where the medication is metabolized and absorbed as well as whether the medication is time release or not. Some of these formulations may lengthen the time the medicine lasts or where it acts. ...Read more
Alpha antagonist: This is a medication that is used for high blood pressure or some urinary problems. It works by relaxing muscles. It can relax the muscles in the blood vessels thus keeping the vessels open and lowering the pressure of those vessels and lowering blood pressure. It can also be used to relax the urethra and can help in cases of urinary retention, frequency, prostate disease, urethral spasms. ...Read more
Moexipril: Moexipril is the generic name for the trade drug Univasc (moexipril). ...Read more