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Any OTC meds that work for IBS?

Any OTC meds that work for IBS?

Probiotics : probiotics are often helpful and certainly worth a try ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Are there any hiv/aids preventative shots or meds you can take?

Are there any hiv/aids preventative shots or meds you can take?

Soon: There is no vaccine available, and none is on the horizon yet. There is a medication that is already being used for treatment that is likely will be approved for prevention. It will primarily be recommended for use in people who are at very high risk for acquiring the virus. Article available here: hhttp://tinyurl.Com/6uqb337 ...Read more

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Can you advise for opiate withdrawals , OTC meds only!?

Can you advise for opiate withdrawals , OTC meds only!?

NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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No meds work for hashimotos. Why?

No meds work for hashimotos.   Why?

Just need thyroid : You just need to treat to treat the thyroid whether it is overactive or underactive. You will not need other medications unless something else is happening ...Read more

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Could HIV antiretroviral drugs work for everyone?

Could HIV antiretroviral drugs work for everyone?

It depends: There are now over thirty different options for the HIV cocktail used to treat HIV infected humans. It would be very rare for any one individual to not have at least one treatment options. But, if the individual in question has a virus that has mutated and become resistant to treatment then there could be difficulties in treatment. Please see an HIV expert for your care. ...Read more

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Fast acting OTC pain meds for toothache?

Fast acting OTC pain meds for toothache?

OK, but: it will only give you some comfort until you can get to a dentist ...Read more

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What meds can b used for fibromialgia and neropathy, if u can't take nurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta?

What meds can b used for fibromialgia and neropathy, if u can't take nurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta?

Many options: There are multiple other medications that can be helpful in individual cases, including amitryptiline, lamotrigine, and others. A neurologist or rheumatologist can help guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any hiv/aids preventative shots or meds you can take?

Soon: There is no vaccine available, and none is on the horizon yet. There is a medication that is already being used for treatment that is likely will be approved for prevention. It will primarily be recommended for use in people who are at very high risk for acquiring the virus. Article available here: hhttp://tinyurl.Com/6uqb337 ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter medicines for sciatica?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Any over-the-counter medicines for sciatica?

Tylenol (acetaminophen)?: This type of condition can be severe and debilitating. Once a diagnosis of sciatica has been made, effective management of sciatica involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (e.g. acupuncture, CBT), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an international pain specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor,trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor,trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Ambien (zolpidem): Zolpidem (Ambien (zolpidem)) is indicated for short-term treatment of insomnia with difficulty of sleep onset. Ambien (zolpidem) produces tolerance and dependence when used long-term. Although trazodone is efficacious for sleep maintenance difficulties, its use in insomnia is off-label and is associated with cognitive and motor impairments. Long-term treatment with medication alone is not the optimal treatment strategy ...Read more

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Wellbutrin, (bupropion) allergy meds, sinus meds, and booze? Bad combo?

Wellbutrin, (bupropion) allergy meds, sinus meds, and booze? Bad combo?

Of course: If the wellbutrin (bupropion) (WB) is for depression, drinking is likely to maintain the depression & interfere with the benefits of wb. The risk of seizures is higher combining heavy drinking + wb. Mixing WB with decongestants can cause agitation or anxiety. General rule is not to mix multiple drugs whenever possible, including alcohol. ...Read more

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Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?

Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?

Talk to your doctor: As long as a doctor can request exceptions for those patients who need exceptions, and exceptions can be given, you may be eligible for Midrin. It's important that you and your doctor are able to communicate well so you can get what you need. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Will  all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

Anxiety: Most do, such as benzodiazepines. Few have little sedating effect such as buspar (buspirone). ...Read more

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Can you take gout meds with lasik meds?

Can you take gout meds with lasik meds?

Yes.: Yes. It is best that you keep hydrated because you are more likely to get another gout attack when dehydrated. A diuretic will dehydrate you but you can take gout medicine with it. See a podiatrist for a cortisone injection into the joint if you have an acute attack. http://youtu.be/l8roh179tas leo krawetz, dpm, facfas. ...Read more

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Can I take cough meds over-the-counter w high BP meds?

Can I take cough meds over-the-counter w high BP meds?

You can: provided that it does not have ingredient in it which can raise your blood pressure. Your doctor or pharmacist can help you with that. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more