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Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more


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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?

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?

Knee grinding: In all probability your grinding in your knee is secondary to chondromalacia of the patella. All double blind prosprective studies have found glucosamine to be no better than a placebo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?

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

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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine?

I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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My doctor suggested that I take donna (glucosamine). Is this drug safe?

My doctor suggested that I take donna (glucosamine). Is this drug safe?

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

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I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

I take Diovan (valsartan) hct, can I subsitute this medication with hydralazine hcl?

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

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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?

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

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Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.

Hives was all over my body. Doctor treated with. Hydroxy- zine. Hcl 50 mg still iitching. After a week on medication.

See an allergist: If you don't have drowsiness, you may try taking Hydroxyzine 2 to 3 times a day. However you may need to consult an allergist if the itching continues for more than 8 weeks or getting worse. ...Read more

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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

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

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When would flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) be indicated for migraine treatment? Also, would it be daily dosing or a prn medication?

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

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Hello dr. Will l-theanine react badly with the following medication: ziprasidone HCl and propranolol (10mg for akathesia) and clonazepam?

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

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What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

Not drugs...: I usually treat these issues with occlusal splints coupled with a steroid for the first week of splint therapy. This works with 99% of cases. A properly-fabricated occlusal splint will do much more than any pill. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 missed my period 2 months now I haven't had sex I promise. I am on medication venlafaxin HCl ER 37.5

Stress,: Stress, anxiety, and depression can all affect your menstrual cycle. Your hormones are likely imbalanced thus causing your absent period (amenorrhea). See your doctor and discuss the possibility of starting birth control pills to help regulate your cycle.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines. Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

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

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Why some medication caming with sodium, potassium and HCl and other medication without?

Why some medication caming with sodium, potassium and HCl and other medication without?

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

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What is the drug terazosin hcl?

What is the drug terazosin hcl?

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

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Is the drug tramadol HCl a opiod?

Is the drug tramadol HCl a opiod?

Tramadol: Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. It is an synthetic opioid medication. However, it is not considered a narcotic or a controlled substance by the United States drug enforcement administration. ...Read more

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What is the generic name for the drug moexipril hcl?

What is the generic name for the drug moexipril hcl?

Moexipril: Moexipril is the generic name for the trade drug Univasc (moexipril). ...Read more