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No: Jevity is just food that is made in a liquid form. Liquid foods do not "cleanse the body" and do not "get rid of infections." There isn't anything to eat, drink, or put into a PEG tube to "cleanse the body." The body is self-cleaning, if a person eats and drinks a healthy, balanced diet, avoids harmful habits, and has no disorder that prevents his body from self-cleaning. ...Read more
Can I take Jevity 1.5 which I use for my peg tube together with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because I have an infection or take it later?
J peg AND Cipro (ciprofloxacin): The J-PEG tube, goes through the abdominal into the stomach. The feeding solution can be administered, continuously or at intervals. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic, which in your case, should be a in a liquid form, if you take once a day, probably you should interrupt the feeding, and following completion of the dose administration, resume the feeding. I think this would apply if Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been BID ...Read more
What's the difference between Jevity 1.5 that I use through a peg tube and Ensure that I drink by mouth? Which is better? I have impaired swallowing.
Different formulatio: There are 2 good questions here, & so I suggest you use HealthTap Prime or talk to the prescribing physician to get complete answers. In general, Jevity is a high-protein formulation used in diabetic patients for short or long-term feeding. Ensure is a more balanced formulation that is used for weight gain. If you have swallowing trouble, the PEG tube is safer (won't get into lungs), but TTYD. ...Read more
Does Jevity 1.5 which is a nutritional formula I use through a peg tube cause bad breath or bad taste in mouth?
Jevity: Since it isn't meant to be tasted, Jevity is rather...unappealing. If you are tasting it, please discuss with your doctor. Meanwhile consider sitting up during your feed. ...Read more
Does Jevity 1.5 which I use for my peg tube have any dairy in it and can I take it together with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because I have a sinus infection?
Probably ok together: Abbott Nutrition describes Jevity 1.5 Cal is a concentrated calories to help tube-fed pts gain and maintain health wt. 12 grams soluble and insoluble fiber and 10 g of short chain fructooligosaccharides . 15 g of prebiotics. meets 100z% of 24 essential vitamine and minerals in 1500 cal (1 Liter). Kosher, Gluten free. suitable for lacose intolerance. Avoid sun with Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer