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Infants Pain Reliever Medication
Teething : There are many of things you can do before resorting to pain relief products or teething gels. Apply cold spoon over your baby's sore gums to numb the pain, give your baby a teething ring. The teething gels usually contain a local anesthetic and an antiseptic, will alleviate the pain the pain and prevent infection. Rec.: check with your pediatrician for more information. ...Read more
Which pain reliever medications can be given via IV for headache in viral meningitis case? Orally taken tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen not helping much.
Toradol: Toradol 30mg IV every 6hrs is usually quite helpful. Discuss with your treating md. ...Read more
I had been in pain of toncillitis for the past 4 days. I took pain reliever but when drugs exoired pain still continue. Any advice or any medicine?
Can a particular drug increase the manifestation of dementia in an old person ,, especially a pain reliever.
One phone call away: On your bottle of medicine, is a phone number. You can ask the pharmacist where you got the medicines if they are ok to take together. ...Read more
What is the difference between drug called PAIN RELIEVER X/S 500 mg and another drug called Q-PAP 500 mg?and which is more effective for my joint pain
Need ingredients: Can't answer this question without knowing the exact ingredients. In the US, the active ingredients would be listed in the box "Drug Facts". ...Read more
Why do analgesic drugs have the same effect ad antipyretic agents? Why is it that some drugs produce both effects?
Prostaglandins: A very good & interesting question. Fevers and pain are commonly due to the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. The drugs that can both reduce fevers and lessen pain work by suppressing the body's production of these chemicals. By comparison, opiate pain relievers work via a different mechanism. They do not affect prostaglandins, and so will not reduce a fever. ...Read more
What is an analgesic drug other than nsaids ( because of interaction with methotrexate) for rheumatoid arthritis and stronger than paracetamol ?
My mother have RA she is taking methotrexate and ibuprofen as analgesic are they safe together ? There is any dangerous drug-drug interaction ?!
Safe: I have seen virtually no issue in my patients who have combined these 2 meds. ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more
No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more
I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?
Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there.Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read more
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries. ?
Most of these issues: do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?
Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more
Staphylococcus: If you are talking about a newborn, the treatment is Ampicillin and gentamicin. ...Read more
Neonatal withdrawal : I believe you mean opiate withdrawal. These infants are born addicted to the same drug as mom took. There are several protocols. The infant is watched for withdrawal symptoms, then they are given an opiate to control the symptoms. Then these opiates are decreased, very slowly, to avoid the infant any discomfort. Eventually, it can be stopped. It can take weeks. ...Read more
Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. ...Read more
Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?
Yes,at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces.Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more
I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had
Your ?????: The open HT site is not a chat room. If you submitted other information at some point, this is not linked on the site and not available for review. All submissions should have basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more
Brain damage: There are a lot of different types of "pain relievers". The short answer is yes if you end up dead from an overdose. The more subtle cognitive impairment that drugs can cause is worse from benzodiazepines (valium, xanax, (alprazolam) etc.) and alcohol than from opiates. The otc drugs can cause liver failure, kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Best to find the underlying cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read more