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Is It Safe For A 15 Year To Take Norethisterone
Safety first: Depends what medication we are talking about. Since we don't know the long term effects of most drugs it's best to be cautious. ...Read more
Discuss with doc: Some get relief from heartburn or other symptoms of GERD by using a short course (2-4 wks ) of omeprazole. Avoiding aggravating factors such as alcohol,caffeine,or laying down within an hour of eating can also help.Longer term use of these meds (for years) is sometimes needed, but you should discuss your needs with your doc to make sure other conditions that would need treatment are not overlooked ...Read more
Do you need to?: That's a better question, and the follow up is why do you need it? The drug itself is similar to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with similar side effects. It's never wise to take sleeping aids for long term without looking for an underlying cause for the sleep problem. I would suggest yo speak to your doctor about your sleep problems and see if you can find out what's causing you to not sleep well in the first place. ...Read more
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. Your doc can measure your vitamins levels. If you have difficulty swallowing or digesting tablets you can use liquid vitamins. ...Read more
My 14 yr old son is going to start taking 500 mg of cephalexin twice a day for acne. Is it safe to take this for a long period of time?
It is safe: This regimen is safe if properly managed by the prescribing doctor. Your dermatologist selected this particular antibiotic for a clinical reason, & his/her recommendations should be followed. Cephalexin is often used for pustular acne that tests positive for staph or for acne that has been resistant to the typical antibiotic, tetracycline, which can be contraindicated in an immature 14 year old ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Proton pump inhibitors are generally quite safe to take the long-term. There have been some increasing associations with pneumonia and other infections, perhaps it can weak bones (osteoporosis), but mostly these are safe. The real question is do you really need this medication for years? ...Read more
Would it be ok to take simvastatin and metformin without having definitive diagnosis? Is it safe to take it once/twice a month. For prevention only.
It is good idea taking 50mg of diclofenac for more than one month? Can I take it for long term? thank you
Medicine FX: Taking this once each day is considered safe. Long term use may increase the risk of effects on the liver or the kidneys. If your have no history of liver or kidney disease, this medicine will probably be safe. If you use it for a longer time, it will be a good idea to monitor the functions of these organs. ...Read more
Category C: Seretide is a combination inhaled steroid and long-acting beta agonist used for the treatment of persistent asthma. While this med is category c meaning risks of the medication cannot be ruled out, the most important aspect of treating asthma in pregnancy is gaining asthma control. Uncontrolled or severe asthma attacks can be potentially harmful to fetus. This risk is higher than the med risk. ...Read more
Yes, if...: If you want to waste your money on something that won't help you, that you don't know what it is or what it will do to your body, etc. All that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Don't risk your health on such junk. ...Read more
Safe: Low oral doses of melatonin (.5-1 mg) taken at bedtime for sleep in general are as safe as any other nutritional supplement you might take during pregnancy. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain which has numerous functions, but is most well-known for its sleep-inducing properties. Also consider vitamin b6 (unisom), or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50mg at bedtime for sleep. ...Read more
Is terbinafine sandoz considered an antibiotic?
If so, should I also take a pro-biotic?
Is it safe to take for 3 months?
Steroids: If you are asking about oral steroids, it is not safe to take them daily, they carry a lot of long term side effects such as weight gain, loss of bone causing osteoporosis, predisposing to diabetes and hypertension, glaucoma, cataracts, etc to name a few. Sometimes you don't have a choice but taking them if there are no alternatives, but if there are, speak to your treating physician about them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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