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Is Lisinopril 5mg a good starting medication/dosage for 18 year old with hypertension?

Is Lisinopril 5mg a good starting medication/dosage for 18 year old with hypertension?

Blood Pressure: You seem a little young to have developed hypertension already. You might want to talk with your primary doctor about trying more conservative measures first before starting on daily medications. At your age you'd be surprised what lifestyle changes including better diet, weight loss, and exercise can do to your blood pressure control. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for gad?

What is a good medication for gad?

SSRIs: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medications for generalized anxiety disorder. These include fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, and citalopram (among others).
They are more or less equal in terms of likelihood of therapeutic response.
Ideally, they should be started at low doses since they can sometimes worsen anxiety if the starting dose is high. ...Read more

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What medication is good for the gout?

What medication is good for the gout?

Colchicine: For acute attacks of gout, best treatment is colchicine. Nsaids such as Indocin (indomethacin) can also help. Allopurinol is a medication used to treat chronic gout. It should not be started when there is an active flare as it can worsen the flare. ...Read more

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Is there any medication good for easing the pain of osteoporosis?

Is there any medication good for easing the pain of osteoporosis?

Shouldn't cause pain: Osteoporosis itself should not cause pain. However if you develop a compression fracture from osteoporosis for example it could be very painful. Otherwise you probably are suffering from arthritic type pain. Highly recommend anti-inflammatory medications to start off with. ...Read more

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What medications are good for hypersomnia?

What medications are good for hypersomnia?

Stimulants: Primary or idiopathic hypersomnia is treated with stimulants such as the ones used for the treatment of ADD
as well as other meds like Nuvigil, ...Read more

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What medications are good for kelptomania?

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What medications are good for kelptomania?

Kleptomania: Several, depending on severity of urges & extent of obsessive thoughts. Some include anafranil, luvox, (fluvoxamine) clonidine. ...Read more

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What medications are good for hypersomnia?

What medications are good for hypersomnia?

Many: Any of the psychostimulants: Adderall, Methylphenadate, Dexedrene, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Stratttera or Nuvigil or Provigil. ...Read more

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What is the good and bad of medication called "Rapaflo 8mg"?

What is the good and bad of medication called "Rapaflo 8mg"?

Rapaflo: It is a medication used commonly in prostatic hypertrophy to treat urinary symptoms including nocturia and frequency. Side effects are minimal. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is there a good medication for bunions?

Is there a good medication for bunions?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories and ice can help along with good, comfortable shoes. These treatments only treat the symptoms. Surgical correction is necessary to address the structural deformity. Discuss with your foot surgeon to see what options are best for your particular situation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Which medications are good for depression?

Which medications are good for depression?

Antidepressants: As with most general medical illnesses, there are categories of medications that tend to be specific for a specific range of illnesses. For bacterial infections, antibiotics generally are first line treatments. For clinical depressions, antidepressant medications have consistently been shown to be the most effective class of medications. See you family physician or psychiatrist to discuss best. ...Read more

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What medication would be good for headaches not migraines?

What medication would be good for headaches not migraines?

See your doctor: Bad headache always represents a particular diagnostic challenge. See your doctor or a headache specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What cauases water balloons/cysts  in oavaries? Is there any good medication for this?

What cauases water balloons/cysts  in oavaries? Is there any good medication for this?

Follicular growth: Follicular growth is the most common cause of ovarian cysts. The oral contraceptive pill can suppress many small ovarian cysts with continual use. ...Read more

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It is good to masterbate during TB medication?

It is good to masterbate during TB medication?

It is up to you..: If you are physically and mentally well to have the desire for self-pleasure, why not. This should not affect you taking TB medications. If you are too ill from the TB and/or the medications and not feeling up to it, then hold off until you feel like doing so. No right or wrong here. Make sure you follow doc's advice on taking your TB meds and keep follow-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering is concerta a good ADHD medication?

I was wondering is concerta a good ADHD medication?

Concerta: Concerta is in the class of medications we call methylphenidates and is effective for the treatment of adhd. It is long acting (8-10 hours) and helps with focus and attention. It seems to have less appetite suppression than other classes of medications. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good ADHD medication for weightloss?

Docs, what's a good ADHD medication for weightloss?

ADHD medication: Is not meant for weight loss. It should be used for attention deficit and prescribed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for ms?

What is a good medication for ms?

SEVERAL CHOICES: If you have relapsing-remitting form, many meds are available. Many ms specialists are now recommending using the most potent drugs available, especially in first few years. Tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya, and possibly bg-12 (not yet available) might be good items. Copaxone if a young women who wants kids, but not very potent. Vitamin d-3 supplements are crucial in some. See ms specialist. ...Read more

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Wath medication is good for neumonia?

Wath medication is good for neumonia?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a potentially life threatening condition. Antibiotic therapy indicated and preview of physician. Seek medical care asap. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to sleep at night?

What is a good medication to sleep at night?

Start easy: Medications with low adverse effects include melatonin and other ones at the health food store.

Ambien and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are widely used these days but both have quite some side effects. Hopefully prescription free drugs will do the job.

However, sometimes there is an underlying problem that may cause sleep problems. Having it diagnosed by a sleep doc is useful for many patients. ...Read more

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Can medications cause more harm than do good?

There: Is an inherent risk/benefit analysis implicit in any treatment, including medications. Side effects and adverse reactions (e.g. severe allergic reactions) can occur, although, for the most part, severe reactions only occur in a very small percentage of patients. If you happen to be one of those patients with a severe reaction, the medication may have caused more harm than good. ...Read more

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Are there any good 'as needed' anxiety medication?

Are there any good 'as needed' anxiety medication?

Benzodiazapines: Are often used as needed for anxiety or panic. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to stop your menstrol?

What is a good medication to stop your menstrol?

We need more info: Do you mean stop your periods? Are you bleeding too much or too long? Do you want a birth control pill that keeps you from having periods? ...Read more

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What's a good medication to make my emotions come back?

What's a good medication to make my emotions come back?

Ahedonia: Lack of emotion may be a sign of depression so antidepressants SSRIs, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) may be of benefit. The B vitamins B6, B12 folate also are of benefit. But this is a complex area best discussed with a psychiatrist in person or on Health tap prime, Dr. Alan Ali and Dr. Fowler are psychiatrists. ...Read more

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Are there any good medications to remove morton's neuroma?

Are there any good medications to remove morton's neuroma?

NO: There are many ways to treat a neuroma of the foot. However, only surgery will remove it. ...Read more

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Grieving and medication, what's a good short term med for this?

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Grieving and medication, what's a good short term med for this?

Grief: Grief counseling is important to help u understand and work thru the stages of healthy grief. Medications only contain symptoms if they interfere with your daily functioning, such as insomnia or crying spells. ...Read more

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I want to reduce my weight. Can u suggest some good medication?

I want to reduce my weight. Can u suggest some good medication?

My answer may: Disappoint you. I actually don't recommend taking pills for weight loss for the average person. Weight loss that is sustained requires a life style change. ...Read more