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Karaya Powder Medication
Check with doctor...: A person on heart meds can check with his primary care doctor and/or his cardiologist about using featherweight baking powder, which states that it is sodium free, but does have some potassium in it. Its website says 1/8 teaspoon of it has 70mg of potassium, so a patient can ask his doctor if that's ok. ...Read more
Hi, my mom's feet hurt for a while now, we bought alkaline powder 2 weeks ago, still no difference, is there any medication that can help her?
Explanation : There are many medications exist for different diseases. But we do not know why your mom have a pain, what kind a problem she has. Problem with skin, muscle, bones? Please, give more information next time. ...Read more
Please help me cure my athlete foot, i took the following for cure. Medication for a week, foot powder, cream, change socks more often 2x a day.
Go see your doctor: If you've failed to cure yourself w/multiple over-the-counter remedies, you need to go see your family doctor or podiatrist to be sure you have the right diagnosis. Right drug for wrong diagnosis won't lead to cure. So go see your doc for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
16mo old son has diarrhea 4 the last 2 days and has caused a terrible rash. Prev medication ointment not working. Aloe & vaseline & powder not fixing?
Zind oxide: Irritative rashes from diarrhea in toddlers ae amongst the most stubborn rashes to cure. Try and get some daily air into that area - let him run around diaperless outside - who cares if he poops or pees on the lawn? Then, a diaper cream that has zinc oxide may be more useful - some brand names: triple paste, butt paste, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) or generic zinc oxide. ...Read more
I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?
Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not oon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...Read more
What are your thoughts on Juicing and using protein powder or flaxseed for weight loss? Will there be a problems with medications or conditions?
Juicing: Fresh organic juicing (with more vegetables than fruits) can be an excellent approach to weight loss. It can be expensive for purchase the vegetables & fruits and time consuming for preparation. I recommend that you read up on it first or consider working with a naturopathic doctor or a nutritionist who is experienced in this area. Rice protein is usually easy on the GI tract. If you get a good > ...Read more
What is the most effective OTC medication for jock itch? Tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamasil, lotramin ultra? Can i put gold bond powder on right after the cream?
Sir,what to do when one's blood-pressure falls to 99/65 (age-35yrs) by taking polyethylene glycol 3350 powder for oral solution 17g once at bedtime for merely 5 days?..already discontinued the above medication but am prescribed another laxative lactito
Dehydration: Polyethylene glycol 3350 is an osmotic diuretic, previously used to prepare bowel for colonoscopy. Low blood pressure can be due to dehydration which can, in turn, result from osmotic diuresis. Best to rehydrate w/plenty of fluids, enough to make urine clear. If no better, tell prescribing doc your concerns. ...Read more
Any alternative for active medication in miralax (polyethylene glycol) that is not in powder form. Is it save to take laxatives with possible bowel obstruction/ impaction?
I haven't been passing my urine drug testing lately. I dont use illicit drugs and have never had any problems before. I recently started taking Klonopin medication and a breather called, BREO (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder) Could th
Wouldn't: even want to try to guess about this. You could bring the capsule to your pharmacist to see if he/ she is able to identify it. ...Read more
We're can I have a powdered product tested that I think may be responsible for causing my drug indused toxic liver.?
Toxic liver?: What do you mean by toxic liver. You should be careful of the hundreds of scoundrels trying to get you to by their latest greatest lever detoxification bs. Go to your doctor and have him test your liver, then go from there. ...Read more
I had a 20mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and took it out the capsule.., I ate some of the powder will it show in a urine drug screen???
I don't like the advair powder inhaler it irritates my throat. Does the hfa version have the same potency? Or is there another drug altogether?
DIfferent but minima: Advair hfa (salmeterol and fluticasone) is fluticasone 45mcg / salmeterol 25mcg or 115mcg/21mcg respectively. This can be dosed to be about equal to what you may have been on with the advair diskus. ...Read more
Once u have anxiety the symptoms will stay even if u r not anxious iif not using any medication for anxiety?
My nephew was born at 25weeks at 1lb 10oz he has pda and is 4weeks old now, they r treating him with medication at present, how risky is surgery?
PDA: For an extremely premature baby all surgeries carry significantly elevated risks. The good news about all of this is: IF medical therapy fails (indomethacin) the PDA surgery is not "open heart surgery", the CT surgeon approaches the PDA through the side and places a clip on the ductus thus closing it off. Ignoring the ductus is not an option. ...Read more
I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?
University: Many universities have associated medical schools and high quality outpatient medical (including psychiatric) clinics--they are staffed by faculty members. In dc you can check with georgetown and george washington medical centers. ...Read more
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 more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension , then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives.. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more