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Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?
Medication Testing: The gold standard is to draw a series of blood tests after taking a dose and measuring the amount of the drug in each successive sample. If you were to plot the results on a graph, the goal would be for the graph to look like a normal bell shaped curve. However, one can only do this with drugs for which there is a blood test for. ...Read more
Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?
Maybe: We do and can look at liver function and kidney function which are very involved in metabolism of medications. ...Read more
Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about? ...Read more
Emsam: Emsam is selegiline, delivered in transdermal patches. It is an mao-b inhibitor, and is used to treat depression. It requires avoiding foods that contain tyramine; it can also interact with many medications: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/selegiline, emsam. Html because of related metabolism, it could show up in drug tests for amphetamines. ...Read more
NSAID: First medication to try would be anti-inflammatories (NSAID) such as Motrin or naprosyn, etc. There are prescritpion and over-the-counter strengths. The goal would be to consistently use to decrease any inflammation in the area of the carpal tunnels. You may need additional testing including possible xrays of the area also. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help for comfort, but it is not an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on whether they are testing for it or not. Whether it's prescribed or not, if your employer doesn't allow you to take it due to its adversely affecting your job, you will still get pinched if it shows up on your test. Besides that, taking a medication "not prescribed" to you is rarely a good idea. ...Read more
I have been on vfen 200mg since sept 2012 for aspergullis fungus. How will I know, or what test will show when safe to stop medication?
Suffering from hpyloria what medication I should take. The dr who did endoscopy unfortunately is not available and I got my test reports.
H Pylori: Depends on what works best where you are from. Will require prescription. So see Dr. Who ordered the test. ...Read more
If you have been precribed a medication in the last four months and you are drug tested and come up positive for that in a drug test can they hold that against you?
Depends: If you are in a safety-sensitive job, like a bus driver or operating dangerous machinery, then taking a potentially impairing medication (like opioids or tranquillizers) without informing your employer may be a problem. In general, if you are not in that kind of job, most employers are not testing for prescription drugs anyway, and a prescription should be all you need if there are questions. ...Read more
Depends: They may evaluate other causes of depressive or anxiety like symptoms, such as thyroid function, blood and iron for anemia, B12 deficiency, testosterone function. Also, evaluating kidney and liver function for metabolism of medication, or the effects from alcohol abuse. Some addiction clinics also may check a urine dipstick for drugs of abuse. ...Read more
Certainly: If you took your pain medications as they were prescribed by your doctor you will have no problems to pass udt. ...Read more
Is it likely for someone who isn't on medication to test negative for HIV at 7 weeks and positive at 12?
If you have giardia and are on medication for that but have not gotten the test results yet-can you also take immodium?
Be careful with meds: Imodium (loperamide) is not a 'cure all' and I actually prefer my patients NOT to take it unless absolutely necessary. It seems also ur diagnosis is still in question -do u or do u not have Giardia? Diarrhea is 'good' in a way, since the body is getting rid of germs. You just need to 'keep up' with fluid and salt losses, & of course the inconvenience of going to the bathroom often. Hopefully ur doc can guide u ...Read more
Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?
Likely no need.: Depending on the medication used, the roundworm numbers are decimated or completely removed. Even if there were a few left after therapy, you may likely be asymptomatic, as is, apparently, the case with slight infections. Mebendazole is given over 3 days (100 mg PO q 12h x 3 days), and many other meds, like Albendazole only need one dose (400 mg po). That seems to be all unless re-infected. ...Read more
What medications would make breathalyzer test jump higher? Is there any pain medications would make breathalyzer test jump higher
Please let me know if I am able to join the competition as a physical test like a running for 1, 5 mile since am taking my medications.
Not enough info: I am sorry we do not have your history or examination in depth enough to provide you with any valid answer to this very short question. I defer to your physician. ...Read more
How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?
Primary Care Physici: This is what primary care physicians do. Can be a family doctor, internal medicine doctor or gynecologist. You might also ask for copies of all labs and notes and keep your own separate record on your computer. There are plenty of programs to organize these records; but scanning as pdf and saving in a single file on your computer should work well. ...Read more
How do I test my self for allergies to medications? Or to cats? I was allergic cats years ago but I don't know if I still am. I'm 20 and a male.
It depends: Testing for allergy to medications is indicated only if you had a reaction to a drug in the past and it is important to find out if you are really allergic or you need to be treated with it again. There is no good blood test, usually a skin test is performed. In most cases, administering the drug in a controlled manner in clinic is necessary. If you were allergic to cats in the pat, you sill are. ...Read more
My right boob is 2 time bigger than my left. Test show no hormon imbalance and I wasn't taking medications. Its still growing now, what should ido?
Go see ur GYN: And get checked for breast mass. What's the finding in the breast ultrasound? Best wishes! Http://www. Fitsugar. Com/breast-asymmetry-causes-treatments-17471917. ...Read more
My mothers sgpt does not go down even if she's taking medications. What tests does she need to have to determine the cause of this high sgpt level.
???: It evades me thinking what medicine is used to lower sgpt. If the cause of the rise of liver function is known then we can target the cause but there is no medicine that targets the sgpt. Talk to the doctor to find out the diagnosis and find out how that problem is being treated. The lowering of SGPT may not be a necessary solution and may have to stay a bit elevated. ...Read more
What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago. Now I repeated the test it's 90? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then
Fluctuations: Anti ds-DNA real significance is simply whether it's detectable. Levels fluctuate both with your health and perhaps even with variables in the lab. I would draw no conclusions about the activity of your disease from the changing values. ...Read more
Hello. I've been having what I've considered to be migraines for over 20 yrs although there were no tests done to confirm it, just medication given. Lately, they have become worse or perhaps different and more frequent. They always occur in the back of my
Migraines: Hi there. FYI: any tests that may or may not be ordered would be to rule-out other causes of headache. The diagnosis of Migraine is based upon our clinical suspicion, while eliminating other causes. Triggers to avoid (these are different for different people); MSG--is now more often found in NON-Chinese foods (canned soups, salad dressings, barbecue sauces, flavored snacks like Doritos. . .) ...Read more
Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more
Unlikely: The drug test for Cocaine is highly specific. ...Read more
Fasting blood sugar:
Please go as early in the morning as possible. Once blood is drawn you can relax and eat breakfast. ...Read more
Skin testing: There are a number of new skin tests that area available to check for allergies to certain medications. For example, a lot of patients claim to be allergic to penicillin antibiotics. However, many have no reaction or are not sure what the reaction was. By seeing an allergist, skin testing can be done to check for actual reactions to certain medications. ...Read more
What to do if I took a drug test for employment and didn't tell them the medications I take. And?
You could lose job: When you sign the usual form before giving a pre-employment drug test (or when you are already hired if random or for-cause testing is done), you are stating, often under penalties of perjury, that it is accurate. If you are positive for a potential drug of abuse and didn't tell them about it, they can consider it a positive test and act on it. Talk to the HR person involved and give them info. ...Read more
I am going to have an allergy test. How long before that should I discontinue the allergy medications?
Ask your allergist: Each allergy office has its own recommendations regarding when to stop antihistamines before skin testing. At our office those taken more than once a day are stopped 48 hours before testing. Antihistamines taken daily are stopped 7 days before testing. ...Read more
While on pain management and I take my pain medication less than prescribed will I still pass their drug test?
Possibly not: Drug testing can detect even minute amounts of painkillers and other drugs. If your job requires drug testing, you need to find out which pain medications are ok: tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil probably are, but vicodin or other narcotics even in small amounts probably are not. Consult your pain management doctor for more advice, and help in cutting down on any medications that could cause you problems. ...Read more
Possible paroxysmal hemicrania not responding to any medication after 8 months. Started getting worse. Should I get more scans/tests?
My primary dr. Asked me to stop taking my thyroid medication. He thinks my body is producing enough and will test me again in 6 weeks. Is this ok?
Be sure to mark your calendar and get an appointment for your thyroid tests to be repeated in 6 weeks, to see whether or not your body needs thyroid supplementation.
Meanwhile take note if you feel any different off the thyroid than you did while you were on the thyroid. ...Read more
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