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Haleys M Medication
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
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more
Your INR is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
There are no studies:
There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds
so we can not answer this question based on evidence
but according to alternative meds experts it is ok. So make your own mind. ...Read more
This depends on: The type of surgery you are having. Sometimes just basic pain medications, such as opioid based pills like Percocet can be effective pain control. If the surgery is more invasive, you may need anything from patient controlled analgesia or timed IV medications like morphine or dilaudid. Your surgical team will most likely make sure your pain is controlled effectively, but let them know if they dont. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Fm remains a complex disease for which conservative therapies such as cymbalta, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin are often not significantly effective or at least not effective enough. For those individuals, pain medications can be added and often provide much needed relief. ...Read more
Contact your doctor: Side effects are not necessarily "normal" but they can be "expected." this will depend on the side effect and the medication taken. Some side effects are not serious, but others can be life threatening. Best to contact your doctor for specifics. ...Read more
Psychosis & Relapse: Often times, medications need adjustments, even as an outpatient so the patient can get back on track. Smoking and tobacco use may reduce the levels in one's system of certain medications. A patient may have been stabilized on an anti- psychotic medication in the hospital and then after discharge and when the smoking starts back, the levels fall and the person may become more psychotic. ...Read more
Should be OK, but: Ask your doctor first... It should be ok... ...Read more
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read more
Look for cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more
Not necessarily: For some mental illness, like generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and major depression, they can often be treated with regular schedules, exercise, meditation, psychotherapy, and mindfulness training without medication. Some psychiatric illness like bipolar disorder, ocd, and schizophrenia often require medication to help in recovery and symptom relief. ...Read more
Both: Faith is powerful it may help you heal, you should not lose hope ;you should also continue taking the medications prescribed to you unless your doctor tell you otherwise. ...Read more
I'm wondering if I doubled down on my cholestoral medication, will this help lower my numbers quicker?
Cholesterol: This depends on which cholesterol medication you are taking. I would caution you on doing this because these medicines can cause serious side effects with increased doses. Ask your physician before taking more than the prescribed dose. ...Read more
My son is taking a medication that I'm allergic to, is it bad to give him kisses and let him eat off me?
Likely not: It is unlikely that you would get any allergic reactions when you kiss your son unless he still has the medication you are allergic to inside his mouth. Also when you let him eat off you, you won't transfer your medication allergies to him. ...Read more
I'm having really bad migraines which won't seem to go away I don't want to take any medication for my problem?
I'm having surgery on february 11. I'm suppose to take medication 3 days before surgery. When do I start taking it?
Can you tell me if it would be important to understand the medications that the person is taking, side effects and m?
Yestaken: CCEvery patient shoud know what medications they are on and what each medication is for. And should know any potentially dangerous side effects. ...Read more
I'm 16 year old and I'm only 160cm tall, isn't there any medication to get me taller and do porgen make a good deal?
How come I'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?
This is a complete reversal. There are several disorders that can do that, such as delayed sleep phase disorder. Try to avoid all medications, get up early in the morning with plenty of light, try staying awake during the day (plenty of coffee if needed - is very safe). Then you should be tired for the night.
Otherwise sleep doc is useful. ...Read more
I'm 68 and have been getting migraines for 10 years now but my medication wears off throughout the day, what else can I do?
What medication: The name of the medication you're taking would be important to help understand how or why it is "wearing off." preventative medications for migraine (prophylactic treatment) are varied in their underlying function, so a change in the dose or the type of medication may be necessary. ...Read more
I have been dealing with anxiety for a few years now, but I'm interested in getting help/medication to help with this issue.
Just wondering my insurance does not cover ED medications are there any ways to get discounts or anything I'm on medicaid??
Multiple sources: Depending on where you live most Targets, Meijer, Walmart, Wallgreen, CVS, Kroger, and some local pharmacist have low rates for some medications if uninsured/not covered. Some medications have coupons/discounts you can print from web sites. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm on six different medications (yes all prescribed to me) and have a pace maker I want to join the army?
Medicines: If you're on all those medicines and have a pacemaker you should not plan on being in the military. Make other life plans. ...Read more
Hi Dr! Away from medications, I need your advice, I'm a medical student & I can't handle all my lectures, I need study methods please :)?
Medical school can be very overwhelming, and organization is essential. How is your time organized and are there any other outside stressors cooccurrence at the same time? Are you taking enough breaks? Is it possible to have someone take notes for you so you can focus on the lectures? ...Read more