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Do you think I should take pill or liquid form of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my bug bite / hives?

Do you think I should take pill or liquid form of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my bug bite / hives?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Both forms of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) achieve the same results that may not treat your bug bites. They may just alleviate your itching. A topical over the counter steroid cream may help better with your bug bites. ...Read more

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I have very low iron, and cannot take iron pills/liquid because i get very sick. Is there any solution?

I have very low iron, and cannot take iron pills/liquid because i get very sick. Is there any solution?

Eat iron rich foods: T
egg yolks
dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
turkey or chicken giblets
beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
liver
artichokes
talk with your doctor about iron injections. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to take a liquid probiotic rather than a pill? Does it digest better?

Is it more effective to take a liquid probiotic rather than a pill? Does it digest better?

U don't digest them!: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) ; include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Whether pill, powder, liquid, in food (yogart), take daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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My son is refusing to take his liquid med that he needs for post op tonsils. Any tricks to get him to take it. Can not do pills. Had tonsils out. ?

My son is refusing to take his liquid med that he needs for post op tonsils. Any tricks to get him to take it. Can not do pills. Had tonsils out. ?

Maybe: Sometimes if you bury it is a chilled applesauce slushy the cold will mask the taste and you can get it in.Other cover tastes like peaches/pears/or similar wet fruits might work. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) liquid gel and sudefed(red pills) twice daily?

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) liquid gel and sudefed(red pills) twice daily?

Claritin (loratadine): Claritin (loratadine) is once daily, sudafed can be twice a day, neither treats athma though, only allergies. ...Read more

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I WAS WONDERIN IS THER ANY CHEAP PILLS OR LIQUID MEDS I CAN TAKE TAKE THAT CUD"HELP"ME BECM PREGO? I RELY WANTHIS BEN TRYIN 1YR. NO $ 2 C A DOCTOR.

I WAS WONDERIN IS THER ANY CHEAP PILLS OR LIQUID MEDS I CAN TAKE TAKE THAT CUD"HELP"ME BECM PREGO? I RELY WANTHIS BEN TRYIN 1YR. NO $ 2 C A DOCTOR.

Don't "try": Stress, tension, anxiety, worry and "trying too hard" are all factors. Do not use medicine: try this: 20-30 minutes of prolonged foreplay -without intercourse until both you and partner are wet and very lubricated. After 2-3 days of "no orgasm" extend foreplay to 30 minutes and try placing cushions or pillows under your hips- complete intercourse until orgasm and rest with your legs on his shoulde ...Read more

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If you are allergic to penicillin, are you also allergic to amoxycillin? I remember taking the pink liquid amoxycillin as a child but could not take penicillin. Can i take amoxycillin pills?

If you are allergic to penicillin, are you also allergic to amoxycillin? I remember taking the pink liquid amoxycillin as a child but could not take penicillin. Can i take amoxycillin pills?

Skin : Skin testing to penicillin is again available via penicillin g and prepen. This testing can be useful in answering your question. I would recommend you check with your local allergist to see if they offer penicillin skin testing. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is refusing to take birth control pill, because she's scared, can I put this pill in the food or crush it and put it with liquids ?

My girlfriend is refusing to take birth control pill, because she's scared, can I put this pill in the food or crush it and put it with liquids ?

No needed permission: You need permission to do such act unless you get fully permit from your girl friend and understand the indication of bc pill purpose and side effect. You will be responsible to any side effect if unfortunately happened. It will be best to let her understand its indication and benefit prior to do any suggestion or action. Good luck. ...Read more

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Day before laparo radical nephrectomy, mom told to take magnesium citrate. What for, and is it supposed to be liquid or pill?

Day before laparo radical nephrectomy, mom told to take magnesium citrate. What for, and is it supposed to be liquid or pill?

Bowel prep.: Magnesium citrate, which is a liquid that comes usually in a green bottle at the drug store, is often used before laparoscopic surgery to prep the bowel. It is a laxative, and cleans out the intestines of stool. This is usually done the day before surgery, and we recommend starting it early so that the patient is not up all night on the toilet. ...Read more

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I'm on trileptal liquid because I don't take pills yet but can you still have a seizure while on epilepsy medicine.? How likely is it what are causes?

I'm on trileptal liquid because I don't take pills yet but can you still have a seizure while on epilepsy medicine.? How likely is it what are causes?

Seizure is possible : It is possible to have a seizure while on anti seizure medication. Causes include non compliance with meds (missing doses), sub therapeutic levels, drug interactions resulting in rapid metabolism of the anti seizure medicine, addition of substances likely to increase seizures such as caffeine, pain meds, antidepressants, etc. There are many causes of seizures. Talk with your doctor about your risk ...Read more

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How high a dose can I take daily of oral liquid ferrous gluconate (Floradix) went having both low ferritin (7) and hemoglobin (7.1)? Can't take pills.

How high a dose can I take daily of oral liquid ferrous gluconate (Floradix) went having both low ferritin (7) and hemoglobin (7.1)? Can't take pills.

IV iron: If you have difficulty taking pills, you may wish to discuss getting iron replacement by intravenous infusion. One session may be enough to infuse enough iron to overcome the deficiency. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Anemia/hic_intravenous_iron_supplementation ...Read more

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My son will be 12 in feb & hes 145 but has fever from ear infection 103.5 how much tylonal can I give him. I have adult liquid cause be wont take pill?

My son will be 12 in feb & hes 145 but has fever from ear infection 103.5 how much tylonal can I give him. I have adult liquid cause be wont take pill?

TYLENOL (acetaminophen) / IBUPROFEN: Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose will be between 600 to 800 mg every 4-6 hourly. If you have 500 mg/15 ml, can give him 18-20 ml each time.
Other option for fever with ear infection will be ibuprofen, it will work as anti inflammatory. Dose will be
600 mg every 6-8 hourly. ...Read more

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Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should i maintain dosage or take less?

Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid.  Should i maintain dosage or take less?

Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with m deficiency have low k levels that cannot be corrected until the m is normal. You are not on a diuretic that causes both k and m loss in the urine. Before you continue taking the k and m supplements, make sure you need to. Get a blood test. ...Read more

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What number of 7.5 hydrocodone pills is equivalent to 250 ml liquid hydrocodone 7.5?

What number of 7.5 hydrocodone pills is equivalent to 250 ml liquid hydrocodone 7.5?

Depends on brand: preparations differ in their concentrations, and the amount should be on the label. If it was prescribed for you, the pharmacist can explain exactly how to use it. For most liquid preparations, the amount (hydrocodone 7.5 mg and Acetaminophen 325 mg) would be in one teaspoon or 5ml, so 250 ml would be 50 doses. If it's NOT prescribed, you shouldn't be taking it, and should seek drug treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best pill or liquid to lose weight?

What is the best pill or liquid to lose weight?

No good choices: Even the most effective weight loss pill doesn't help a person lose many more pounds than just eating wisely. The best and most long-lasting way to weight loss is cutting down on portion sizes, cutting out empty calories like sweetened beverages, and eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. If you need help, check out these sites: eatright.Org or choosemyplate.Gov. ...Read more

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Liquid vs pill of zzz nyquil what's the difference? Will liquid get you more high?

Not much: If taken as prescribed they are equally effective. Liquid taken, following the instructions, should not be any different than a pill. ...Read more

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Are there artificial colors in liquid vitamin pills?

Are there artificial colors in liquid vitamin pills?

Yes: A liquid cannot be a pill! unfortunately the industry adds food coloring agents to everything, both pills and liquid. There is some evidence that some kids react to food dyes, particularly the red and orange colored. The reasons are 1. To cover bad taste and 2. To make it more attractive visually so that it sells. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or liquid?

Is there any difference between the colonoscopy prep pills or liquid?

Not much: Different doctors will ask you to do different preparation. A lot of time it is Dr. preference based on their experience. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the equivalents of a 250 ml bottle. Of liquid hydrocodone 7.5 and hydrocodone 7.5 in pill form?

Should say on bottle: Preparations vary, and the equivalent dose is usually 2 teaspoons (10 ml) to one tablet, but you need to see what your preparation says. Concentrations vary between brands and adult and pediatric forms. It may be anywhere between 10 ml and 15 ml however. ...Read more

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Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Better than what?: Whole food trumps supplements virtually every time. Don't buy into the hoax that vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon isn't superior in almost every situation to taking a supplement. Food is the best. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping pill or liquid form for sleep?

What is the best sleeping pill or liquid form for sleep?

No pill: It is a mistake in many instances to rely on sleeping aids. You have to find the reason with help of sleep specialist and find the solution to it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of drinking Neuro SLeep and taking Advil Liquid Tablets 400mg which is 2 pills?

What are the dangers of drinking Neuro SLeep and taking Advil Liquid Tablets 400mg which is 2 pills?

None: If it is Neuro Sleep on Amazon it contains 3 mg Melatonin. No problems with that and OTC Advil liquid.
The Advil liquid can irritate the stomach so take with food. ...Read more

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Im on bc pill and have liquid come out of nipple am i pregnant?

Im on bc pill and have liquid come out of nipple am i pregnant?

Nipple discharge: Can be normal, it increases in frequency if you are pregnant. Only a pregnancy test can tell you if you are pregnant. If it continues, see a doctor to check prolactin levels. ...Read more