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Infuvite Adult Medication
HOW YOUNG?: For adults no matter the age the treatment for anxiety would include a thorough evaluation to determine any medical or physical causes then therapy, relaxation techniques, meditation, exercise, good sleep hygiene, healthy eating habits, reduction of alcohol and caffeine. Consider depression and then may need medications like anti depressants or anxiolytics. ...Read more
Elder meds: You need to take all meds your body needs = your doc knows you from inside out knows what not to ad on to your regimen. In general, avoid meds that directly cause sleep problems = some blood pressure meds, some anti-cholesterol meds, diuretics. Anything that can be used in the morning be switched to morning doses, or change to equivalent med that do not affect sleep. Avoid meds that cause dizzine. ...Read more
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In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?
What needle for IM injection of medication in small adult? 18g 19g 21g 23g or 25g? 25g seem ok bt nurse said too small for IM. Any larger seem painful!
21 or 23g.: I agree that 25g may be unnecessarily small. 21g or 23g would be better. Pain comes less from the size of the needle and more from the technique of the injection. ...Read more
I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?
It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
Antibiotic/heart med: Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels. The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments. ...Read more
What medications are used to enhance memory and concentration in young adults and do they have side effects?
See below: There is no medication to enhance concentration unless you have ADD Attention Deficit Disorder, in which case there are medications to help concentration. These medications, like Concerta, are amphetamine like stimulants that can have side effects. There is no medication to enhance memory in normal individuals. ...Read more
Is it OK to give 1 and half year old baby adult paracetamol cut in half or the medicine in baby medication is different than in adult paracetamol?
Hard to say: Dosing of any medicine in kids is usually weight dependent. Since you did not describe the dose (mg) of the pill you cut in half, it is hard to be specific about whether or not this was proper. When you submit a question, please provide as much specific information as you can so we can be more specific with answers. Your questions are not linked so each must have all needed info. ...Read more
I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned, responsible adult.
Healthy enough 4 it?: Ed in midlife is unhealthy not just as a lifestyle problem but as an indicator of possible decline in health. So get a general physical from pcp. Determine if diabetes or cardiovascular disease present. Also consider eating healthy or, if needed, start a weight loss program. Exercise programs can strengthen both endurance and confidence. Then see a urologist for followup on the ed to find out more. ...Read more
This is evolving: Research into adults with adhd has lagged behind that in child, but the medications that work for younger individuals also typically work for adults. Stimulants include (brand names) Adderall xr, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, and vyvanse. Nonstimulants include strattera and intuniv. ...Read more
Variable: The "best" adhd medication is a person-by-person answer. The individual needs a thorough diagnostic evaluation by an experienced psychiatrist or possibly a behavioral neurologist. There are multiple choices of medication, usually stimulants -- but if multiple diagnoses are present, the "best" medication could change. Lso important is the person's progress, so "best" could change with that too. ...Read more
Stimulants: For adults, the most effective medications are generally the stimulant medicines such as adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which is an amphetamine combination. Ritalin and its similar medicines are methylphenidate, which is a stimulant similar to amphetamines. Which specific stimulant is best for an individual is the art of medicine, determined by the treating physician. ...Read more
No standout: Essentially all of the medications that work for children with adhd also work for adults. The decision of which to use depends on your individual circumstances: do you need treatment every day? How long during the day? What are the main symptoms? A wide array of options exist, so it should be possible for someone familiar with what's available to help find a treatment that meets your needs. ...Read more
Adult ADHD: Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood. If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I wish there were: As of now, we do not have a "cure" for add. But medication (stimulants, usually) and behavior retraining, are very effective. Even so, stimulants work for a limited number of hours, only temporarily taking away the symptoms. When they stop working, the brain reverts to add. Despite many myths, there is no evidence that various diets, herbal supplements or other type of intervention, wil help. ...Read more
Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use?
TGF etc..: Hello ~ prob'ly not. Very brief review of the literature done and I could not find this connection. Its not an appropriate use of my time here to do in depth review of the literature to find arcane connections of biomarkers to rare diseases. This is a complex issue + I am sure you are well acquainted with using Internet search engines or Pubmed. Relevant personal info you should d/w treating Oncol ...Read more
Prescribed many medications for depression for most of adult life, none worked, possible misdiagnosis? Nothing else ever considered, feel labelled.
Other options: If you are concerned about misdiagnosis ask your provider to do a new assessment or seek second opinion by another provider. I have found that with low grade, chronic depression (dysthymia) that meds alone don't seem very effective. It has a great deal to do with mind-set, so without talking therapy improvements are minimal. Talk with your doctor about adding in cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Why is the weight of a person important when prescribing medications? And can you prescribe for an overweight child the same dose given to a fit adult?
Dilution: The amount of a medication needed to work will depend on how strong it needs to be. Compare the process to putting a teaspoon of x in 4 ounces against a teaspoon in 6 ounces. You end up with one more dilute and not as strong. Prescribing by weight is important for most but not all medications. It is most important in childhood when weights at a given age vary by quite a bit. ...Read more
Depends: Its tough to say with knowing your history. However, typically, asthma exacerbations are treated by increasing the frequency of rescue medications either by inhaler or nebulizer. Depending on dose, you inhaled steroid my be increased. Oral steroids are very common practice. If the exacerbation is really bad, you may need to be hospitalized and placed on heliox. ...Read more
Get eval: There are several good medications but each has to be matched to the characteristics of the patient, and sometimes it requires the use of a primary medication plus a second "adjunctive" medication. This can only be determined by working with your health care provider. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends upon: Degree of impact on work, relationships, operating a motor vehicle, etc. Skill development is necessary regardless of medication & some are able to use skills to compensate for adhd impact. Medication properly prescribed is necessary & beneficial for most individuals. Obtain evaluation & work with professional to develop an individualized treatment plan for best response & function. ...Read more
Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more
Yes, But!: But not the same dose. Must be age and weight adjusted to be safe. Note, the liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) for children recommends you ask your doctor if child is less than 2 years old, and so you should ask your doctor to help you adjust the correct dose for your child. I agree with dr. Lindor and katz that it is better not to adjust it on your own, and not to give an adult medicine to an infant. ...Read more
Yes: As with any medication side effects and safety should be weigh against the benefits of the medication treating the patient. ...Read more