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Is It Ok To Miss A Dose Of Cortislone For One Day
Herbal supplement: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Inflammation where?: Need a proper exam and diagnosis first in order to recommend best treatments. ...Read more
Is it okay to take more than one vitamin C tablet per day on top of a multivitamin if it says on the vitamin C bottle to only take one a day?
Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days? My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?
Prednisone dosage: High doses of corticosteroids like prednisone cause serious health problems, but only with prolonged therapy. Five days treatment is entirely safe. How effective it will be is another story, however. Perhaps worth a try, but often has little effect against symptoms of respiratory infection. ...Read more
If sensitivity to thyroid medication is a problem is it ok to take it every few days instead of daily?
Since BRAND: Name T4 replacement is a duplicate of what's been in your body since you were in your mother's womb, there are no sensitivities or side effects to it, as long as you are on brand name replacement at the proper dose. To use properly it should be every day. You will have more problems trying to take a larger dose every few days. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a 100mg of doxycycline and a 500mg of metronidazole two times a day for a week?
Vitamins Ok: This is okay to do but it would be better to take a multi vitamin on a daily basis and Emergen-c when traveling and during cold/flu season as this vitamin combination is more for cold/flu prevention in high risk situations or times and not for a common aid to general good health. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables may be even better to build and keep a good immune system and general health. ...Read more
Since I cant break an XR tablet and 50mg is the lowest dose is it possible to take one pill every other day as a way of tapering off?
Yes: That is a way of tapering slow release drugs. Make sure your physician who prescribed you the XR meds is aware. ...Read more
Hello. I was wondering if a z-pack would cure chlamydia? The single dose is 1g at once. But would the five day pack work as well?
Understanding med: This one will cure it. It is different from many antibiotics in its mechanics. Others you take daily for a long while because it doesn't stay in your system long enough to work unless you take it every day and sometimes several times a day.This one is absorbed into your bodies fat cells and leaks into the blood slowly over a week or more.Taken all at once (1gm) it works fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take Propanolol occasionally for times of high Anxiety/stress, maybe once or twice a week?.Thanks
If a man had trick for a long time would it be cured with one dose of four 500mg metronidazole pills?
How often and for how long is it safe to take a 1/2 mg of clonazepam? I find myself taking a dose 1x per day a few days a week at times. Is this bad?
Prescribed?: Is the Clonazepam you're taking, prescribed for you by a physician? What kind of evaluation have you had? Clonazepam in itself isn't "bad" or "good, " but it can be habit-forming when taken regularly for a few weeks. If you have anxiety, please see a psychologist also for non-pharmaceutical ways of working with anxiety so that you don't have to rely on clonazapam. ...Read more
Depends: depends how much you need- overdose of iron is possible. I suggest an iron profile be done by your doctor. While its true that menstruating women should supplement with iron, it depends on how long is your period and heavy your flow. See your primary doctor for an evaluation instead of just guessing. ...Read more
Prednisone: Depends on what it is being used for. Send details. ...Read more
Antibiotics: I guess my question is why? Was the first one ineffective? If so - if then no - if the symptoms returned - ie partially treated infection - if its a second round of the first antibiotic - thats not good. But if its being done because the cultures show that the first antibiotic wasn't effective or clinically it wasn't effective there should be no harm - you might have GI upset though. ...Read more
Is it possible to increase the dose of doxycycline 100mg tab from once daily to twice aday, im taking it for acne on may face for about a 10 days?
Doxycycline: Too many side effects if tablet is taken twice a day. ...Read more
Is it ok to take FLEXARIL only as needed? Meaning: if I don't need it one day is it ok to skip a dose? This is for lower back pain..advice needed
Try to call first.: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is usually taken along with rest, physical therapy and sometimes other pain relievers. If you miss a dose, you can certainly continue later, with the next prescribed time. If , however you feel that you may no longer need the flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) it would be best to notify your physician. Treatment effectiveness becomes muddled when the patient starts self dosing without the physicians knowledge. ...Read more
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