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Is There A Stronger Medicine Than Zofran For Nausea
Is there anything stronger and/or faster than Zofran (ondansetron) odt8mg. Pills for quick use when needed for preventing a cyclic vomiting spell?
See below: A higher dose of zofran can cause several side effects. You can, however, alternate zofran with a few other anti-emetics so different types of meds are used, thereby reducing the toxicity but hopefully improving your nausea symptoms. Ask your doctor if it is medically indicated & safe for you. Examples include compazine, reglan, & phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more
Pick your Pain Pill: Oxycodone works differently in different people. Because of variability between people and their pain receptors, different opioids are worth trying if you feel your pain is not significantly better. Your physician may first try increasing the dose or shortening the dosing interval. If this fails to work, your physician can consider a switch to another agent which may work profoundly better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different yes: There are narcotic pain medications for pain relief of which hydrocodone is one. There ar other preparations that maybe more effective than one or another and can be tried. In addition, there are non-narcotic pain mediations that can be just as effective. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?
"non-inferior": Sancuso = granisetron in a transdermal patch. A study compared the granisetron patch with granisetron pills. Statistically speaking, there was "non-inferiority;" in other words, one was as effective as the other. The advantage is in the convenience of the patch compared with taking a pill several times a day. (study was by Boccia RV et al, published in Support Care Cancer. 2011;19(10):1609.) ...Read more
Truly fibromyalgia?: It is also important to ensure that you don't have otherwise correctable tendinopathies, vit d deficiency, abnormal postural syndromes, leg length discrepencies, symptomatic spondylosis, unresolved ligament sprains, or hormone deficiencies, etc. These are all exceedingly common yet frequently missed (or misdiagnosed) as "fibromyalgia", yet none will respond well to opiates in the long run. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Try Dramimine: Anti-histamines are often helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches?
Everyone different: To stop headaches, most doctors would recommend triptans (such as frova, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, zomig, etc.), but ergotamines are also of value. Maybe best to prevent and could use botox, depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also might consider otc items such as butterbur, riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. ...Read more
It's worth trying: If you are experiencing significant side effects or a sub-optimal response from Adderall it's worth considering trying other medications. While there isn't a "better" drug for everyone, there may be a better one for you personally. The only way to really know is to try, under proper medical supervision, of course. There is a longer acting of Adderall (or close enough to it) called vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sertraline had much better anxiolytic properties than for me, than prosac is there an third alternative?
Non-SSRI: Both sertraline (zoloft) and fluoxetine (prozac) belong to an antidepressant class known as ssris that have sexual side effects in some patients. Depending on your diagnosis, medication such as buspar, (buspirone) Remeron & others might be a "third option" with a different side effect profile -discuss this with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a prescription medication that is stronger than clarinex (desloratadine) d? I've been taking it for over a week. Allergies hit today like i've taken no meds.
Is Xanax (alprazolam) the fastest acting panic/anxiety attack medicine? Seems to take like 30mins for it to work for me. Is there such a med that takes a few mins?
What med is more effective in controlling nausea/vomiting for norovirus? In the hospital I work in they seem to use Phenergan (promethazine) rather than Zofran. Why?
Phenergan (promethazine): is a little weker but cheaperGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain.Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet are quite strong but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory.Also, some people just respond better to one med than another.Talk w/your dr. if you need pain relief. ...Read more
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