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Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more
See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more
Maybe: If an oil is burned with cooking it often has a lot of byproducts and contaminants from combustion that would not make it very tasty to eat anyway. It may not be toxic but i would not recommend that you use it anyway. ...Read more
Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An herbal supplement: Withania coagulans is a plant from India, that has been used in traditional India medicine for years for various conditions. There are some VERY SMALL scientific studies/research that suggest it can help lower blood sugar. Much more research is needed to find about exact uses, doses, and side effects. The same plant substance can cure at 1 dose & kill at another dose. So wait for good evidence. ...Read more
I've always heard inhaling nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters kills brain cells, but isn't nitrous oxide used in dentistry?
Yes, but safely.: Nitrous oxide is not the problem. It is the lack of oxygen that causes brain damage. When used in dentistry we never use 100% nitrous oxide, it is always mixed with oxygen. Where people get into trouble is breathing unregulated nitrous oxide on their own and depriving their brain of oxygen. They are suffocating themselves without realizing it. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
100-360 J: First a couple of definitions: energy is usually expressed in joules (j). Watts are a measure of the rate of energy used, 1 watt = 1 joule/sec. Most external cardioversions use between 100 and 360 joules (or 100-360 watt-sec). Internal defibrillators deliver about 20-45 j. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A chiropractic metho: 4 movement of the spinal segments.. If spinal segments are able to be to be able to be cranked by a technique, they have loose ligaments that need to be stabilized to get rid of the back pain. Prolotherapy is the treatment of choice. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and a doctor to help you for real relief. ...Read more
Some cultures use drugs for centuries (like khat) is "addiction" just a modern phenomenon? Can addictive substances be used safely in other cultures?
Universal: Addiction occurs in every culture and every country. There is no safe place to use addictive substances. If you have a genetic predisposition to addiction, refrain completely. Remember, "No matter where you go, there you are." the image here is khat teeth. A detailed review of consequences of KHAT is available here http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/9/6/456.full ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more