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Colonoscopy tuesday at 2:30pm, what is the best way to get cleaned out because i don't think i can do the peg 3350&electrolyte prep due to taste. Help?
The : 1/2 liter peg preps are pretty well tolerated especially movi prep which is the one i use. You need to discuus the prep with your doctor immediately so they know you have issues with the prep and may need an alternative or to reschedule your procedure. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy , i was wondering if while , I am taking the peg-3350 electrolytes soln . Can i also drink soup or liquid?
Colonoscopy: You should be able to drink clear soup or other liquids, but check with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
How do I prevent nausea/vomiting from colon prep with magnesium citrate and PEG 3350? I have a panic inducing fear of vomiting.
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar i disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more
Three: Marinol and Cesamet have THC in them, as does medical marijuana. Marinol is approved for the treatment of nausea in chemotherapy patients and for AIDS patients suffering from loss of appetite. Cesamet is a similar compound that treats nausea in chemotherapy patients. Neither medication has really gained a wide following. There are a few more in trials but not available in the US. ...Read more
Ligamentous: Tightness is necessary. There is no specific medication that can 'relax' ligaments which frankly need to be tight to support the joints. I presume you are referring to tendon tightness which is a function of inactivity, limited activity or prolonged immobilization. Activity geared toward stretching and improving flexibility are the only effective methods to combat tendon tightness. No shortcut. ...Read more
Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids 4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids 4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more
Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST , the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO such thing, yet: There is currently no effective treatment for hpv, but some have warts, as a result of hpv infections, which can be removed with medications or burned off. Maybe there will medication in the future, but not now. Currently, the best treatment is preventing the infections--vaccines and use of protection such as condoms. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more