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Doctor insights on: Is Mcg Same As Mg From Dosage Of Medication

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Why is it important to always follow the prescription dosage of a medication?

Because: Deviating from the prescribed use could lead to under-treatment of condition or you could become ill from taking too much medication or taking it erratically. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any medications for ptsd other than zoloft (sertraline)? What is the maximum dosage for zoloft (sertraline)?

Are there any medications for ptsd other than zoloft (sertraline)? What is the maximum dosage for zoloft (sertraline)?

Max 200mg per day: There are a number of ssri's that can work similar to the same way zoloft (sertraline) does, but zoloft (sertraline) has some stronger research behind it for ptsd. You can ask your physician to try other ssri medication. However, make sure, with ptsd, that you include therapy and include a support system. This is not something that should be dealt with by meds only. Best of luck and I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Liquid vs tablet: If the dose is the same for liquid or tablet, yes
if you still have questions, speak to the pharmacist at the store they can help you decide, you can always call his pediatrician as well. ...Read more

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How quickly do roaccutane symptoms improve or get worse when you increase or decrease medication dosage?

How quickly do roaccutane symptoms improve or get worse when you increase or decrease medication dosage?

25% worsen in the be: I have found that only 25 percent of patients get worse in the beginning, most patients improve every month until the acne is gone. ...Read more

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When looking at equivalent dosage charts for medications, is time taken into account or are charts looking at just the initial dose?

99000 Medications: When speaking to physicians about medications you must be specific There are nearly 10000 prescription possibilities and no one answer can cover all of these pharmaceuticals. ...Read more

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Is a dr allowed to stop your medication because you cannot afford to get as many epidermal shots as she wants you to get without lowering dosage?

Is a dr allowed to stop your medication because you cannot afford to get as many epidermal shots as she wants you to get without lowering dosage?

Yes: Yes, if your doctor feels another medication helps or that the medication is ineffective due to the cost-effectiveness, than they can try to help by substituting other meds. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Prudent: 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.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Medication dosage for my 11yr old daughter?

Medication dosage for my 11yr old daughter?

Using Healthtap: To get the best information from Healthtap you need to provide enough basic information that a learned answer can be formed. Since you didn't provide the name of the med or meds, or the weight of the kid (which matters), no answer is possible. You are welcome to start over. Your questions are never linked, so any question should provide all info needed. ...Read more

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Supposing someone has cancer, what is the dosage of pain medication they will receive?

Supposing someone has cancer, what is the dosage of pain medication they will receive?

Depends a lot: The choice of type and dose of pain medication depends on many variables: intensity, quality, and cause of the pain, general medical condition, previous use of pain medications, etc. As a rule, we want to use whatever works consistently to allow a good quality of life for the patient, preferably without fluctuation or the need for frequent dosing. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to mess with my medication (citalopram) dosage?

Can you explain if it's safe to mess with my medication (citalopram) dosage?

No: It is never safe to adjust any of your medications on your own without talking to her doctor first. ...Read more

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I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

Depakote?: Can cause weight gain, but this depends on what u eat, how much u eat and how much u exercise. In addition I agree that 250 mg unlikely to be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage (s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage (s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

Vyvanse dosage: These are one daily drugs. They are stimulants. If taken too late they will interfere with sleep. Usual time to take this med is in the morning, before school or before work. Should only be taken under physician supervision. If you are taking it for "ADD" or ADHD, I would advise that you be evaluated by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is consider a high dosage of thyroid medication?

What is consider a high dosage of thyroid medication?

Depends: Thyroid hormone replacement depends on age and weight. Children tend to need higher dose for weight as compared to adults. It also depends on the etiology of the hypothyroidism. Example, patients who had their thyroid removed need higher doses. ...Read more

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Might increasing dosage of thyroid medication cause side effects?

Might increasing dosage of thyroid medication cause side effects?

Yes: Increase of any medication, past the optimum dosing, can cause side effects. This includes blood pressure medications, cholesterol meds, antidepressants, antipsychotics, you name it.

Too much of thyroid rx can basically cause you sxs of hyperthyroidism - jittery, anxious, heart palpitations, increase blood pressure, heat intolerancek elevated heart rate, loss of appetite, loss of weight, etc. ...Read more

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Milligrams for 6 hour sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)? What is the dosage for this medication?

Milligrams for 6 hour sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)? What is the dosage for this medication?

Dosages: Dosages are adjusted for the specific needs of each patient - there is no standard dose for any specific time period. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) comes in carbadopa-levodopa doses of 10-100, 25-250, and 25-100. These can be combined and given at various times throughout the day to best relieve the symptoms of parkinson's disease. If you are not sure of your dose or the dose of someone you are caring for, you need to call the doctor that prescribed the medication to clarify. Good luck! ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

See your doctor!: Opiate withdrawal should be overseen by your doctor, who will help you tailor medications to your specific situation. It is not possible to say what medication or dose should be used by any individual. The answer depends on what kind of opiate you have been taking, in what dose, and for what reason. Your underlying state of health is also important. See your doctor, and best wishes for success. ...Read more

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Is baclofen is a good medication for alcoholism? And how about the dosage?

Is baclofen is a good medication for alcoholism? And how about the dosage?

Indications: Baclofen is a drug originally indicated for treatment of spasticity, and has been used off label with some pain conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia. Am unaware of any direct benefits in alcoholism unless the above complications have occurred. Since it is metabolized through the liver, might make certain that liver has not been damaged. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on asthma medication or inhaler? What happens if you take more than the recommended dosage?

Can you overdose on asthma medication or inhaler? What happens if you take more than the recommended dosage?

Loaded question: I hope that you're asking if there will be any harm if you're not sure whether you've taken your inhalers yet today, and are afraid to take them now if you've already taken them earlier today. No worries - an extra puff or two won't hurt you. However, if you're asking because you're thinking of hurting yourself, please call your doctor to discuss your situation, or go to the er to get some help. ...Read more

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How can it be that one class of hypertensive medication can lower hbp and another class medication (at equivalent dosage) does not?

How can it be that one class of hypertensive medication can lower hbp and another class medication (at equivalent dosage) does not?

Different mechanisms: Different medications will work via different mechanisms to lower your blood pressure. Your body may respond better to one mechanism than another. Diuretics and vasodilators are two examples. Your physician will prescribe what s/he feels is best for your situation. ...Read more

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If a medication does not interact w another one, does that apply even if the dosage is raised such as more biotin per day? Double checking Ty.

Yes: Typically. Medications that don't interact with each other have no worsened interaction at higher doses. There are many medications which at higher doses can have an increased frequency of side effects. ...Read more

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My father had angioplasty in jan, 12. He is currently on medication as given in profile. Can he reduce dosage of any or all the tablets & by how much?

See ur cardiologist: His cardiologist knows his history and the medications he is on. He will evaluate him and decide on his current medication needs. ...Read more

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Having severe gad. Taking 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram) 4 a couple months. Not helping, should I switch medication or increase dosage with dr approval, of course?

Having severe gad. Taking 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram) 4 a couple months. Not helping, should I switch medication or increase dosage with dr approval, of course?

CBT Therapy: All research agrees that therapy optimizes the effects of medication. For some it allows you to cut dosage or stop earlier. Do discuss this all w/ your Dr (very wise of you!) but I see little reason to think that a higher dose will impact severe GAD w/o Tx. You need to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Best! ...Read more

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What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?

What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?

Prozac or paxil (paroxetine): Start with prozac. It is known to be beneficial for the individuals suffering from ocd. Most probably that general anxiety is part of ocd. If Prozac is not effective wellbutrin (bupropion) may be tried for ocd.
Paxil is known to reduce social anxiety.

In ocd and social anxiety, you will get better results when the medicine is combined with cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?

Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?

Yes: You can even cut that in half or quarters. Eventually some patients can get onto Naltrexone or vivitrol which is just an opiate blocker and not a replacement. ...Read more

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Can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

Can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

Not really: There has been some association reported between hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia however this is a minimal effect and it is not helpful to raise thyroid medicine above the level of "normal" ...Read more

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I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

No problem: You may have some stomach upset though. Just don't take any more for a day or so, if pain killers are needed, use acetaminophen, (Tylenol), wish you well ...Read more