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Is Reactine Good For Old People
60-90 beats per min: Depending on the overall health of the individual or accompanying disease condition like fever or inflammation, an adult person's heart rate may vary as above. If it has been determined by physician that a person has tachycardia, or fast heart rate, medication like metoprolol can be used to keep it down. ...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
No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more
Probably yes: Zzzquil is just another brand name to Diphenhydramine 25mg. Other brand names are benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and unisom. It is ok to give it only at night, because it does causes sedation. If your son needs an antihistamine during the day, use a non-sedating such as Loratadine (claritin) or fexofenadine (allegra). ...Read more
Needs evaluation: prior to starting anxiety medication, a complete history and physical examination should be performed by your pediatrician and then referral to specialist to help teen manage and treat the anxiety. Medication should not be the only intervention. As with any medication, side effects are possible and proper follow up needs to be arranged and adhered to. ...Read more
Is it safe for 3-4 year old to take 1/2tsp of zyrtec (cetirizine) daily for the whole allergy season...So basically for months on end?
I do not know: That is a large dose. Consider additional ideas like- stopping dairy and going gluten free. Seek the help of a chinese medicine practitioner (i have great results!) as that can help reduce the amount of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) he takes. Try cod liver oil pills to increase omega three fatty acids. Reduce video game playing (if he plays) spend more time outside. Native remedies.Com- bright spark- check it out. ...Read more
No: Waste of money and misplaced faith in non evidence based nostrums. There is talk of it being a skin lightener. The last thing a teen needs is to have an adult encourage dissatisfaction with Nature's gift whether light or dark. Teens need healthy eating, physical fitness, work toward a successful career, not junk pills. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more
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
Is restoril (temazepam) a good choice for an 87 years old advance Alzheimer's patient who is very aggressive and does not sleeps?
Safe: When using the antihelmentic as directed for the patient's age. ...Read more
Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?
You can take it : Usually the dose is about 1500mg a day. I cannot promise you it will help you at all.i'm uncertain what you're taking her for but you can discuss this with your physician. You need a correct diagnosis before you start any type of therapy, even therapy that doesn't work ...Read more
Is it safe for an 11 year old who weighs 81lbs to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin every night as a sleep aid together?
Yes and no: The answer to your question is yes it is safe. The next question that comes to my mind though, is why she needs a sleep aid every night at age 11. If she has a type of sleep initiation disorder,have behavioral interventions with her bedtime routine been tried, including no computer or LED screen time for two hours prior to bed? Will meditation and relaxation techniques help rather than chronic med ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes as directed: Metadate is a stimulant medication in the methypenidate (ritalin) family. Indicated as treatment for adhd. This diagnosis is made after careful evaluation and information from teachers etc. Start with low dose and increased to maximum effective response with close observation. If no significant side effects can be quite safe and effective ...Read more
Consult doctor : It depends on the clinical situation. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine medicine that is usually used in adults with anxiety disorder. If your doctor recommends lorazepam, then it's her judgment that it will help, if you're concerned about using it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more