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Doctor insights on: Korean Ginseng Extract Medication

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What are some medications that are used for energy (such as ginseng)?

What are some medications that are used for energy (such as ginseng)?

Energy: Please start w/a visit to your doctor to rule out any metabolic disorders. Then reflect on your lifestyle and stress level. How is your diet? Junk food? Sugar? Do you exercise? Brisk walking is fine. Beware of energy drinks and false energy via coffee loading. You will crash later. Please take a holistic approach. Theanine in tea can keep you relaxed yet focused. Peace and health. ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...Read more

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Is there medication can be given to increase blood flow to extremities while viagra (sildenafil) 100mg fails other than nsaids? Is ginseng good for hypertension

Is there medication can be given to increase blood flow to extremities while viagra (sildenafil) 100mg fails other than nsaids? Is ginseng good for hypertension

Yes;No; BacktoBasics: Blood flow determined by arterioles ; cardiac output under split second brain control. Circulation problems most commonly due to atherosclerosis in walls of arteries, sudden plaque ruptures ; clots. Atherosclerosis typically begins age 7 ; is driven by high LDL particles (not cholesterol which is made by every cell) with low large-hdl, above low nl blood glucose ; above low nl blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is hemoroid really need to be removed or medication only can cure?

Is hemoroid really need to be removed or medication only can cure?

Depends: Hemorrhoids are best manage medically with proper diet and fluids and thereby avoiding constipation or diarrhea, either of which can cause hemorrhoidal symptoms and flares. Eat and drink properly and keep your hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?

What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?

No medication: Aspergilloma is a cavity with Aspergillus inside in the lung. The only definitive treatment is surgery. Most Aspergilloma cause no direct ill effects and just need to be followed with yearly chest X rays. There are a few complications such as bleeding that require immediate treatment. Most cause no problems besides being there and having to be followed. ...Read more

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What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?

What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?

See below: Prescribing for pts on dialysis can be challenging. Many drugs are not cleared by the kidneys. The drug’s clearance and therapeutic index determine if a dose adjustment is needed. When prescribing for pts on dialysis, it is essential to consult a reference guide to determine if the drug is subject to renal clearance and requires a dose adjustment. Best to discuss with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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How the pins are removed from bunion foot what medication required?

How the pins are removed from bunion foot what medication required?

Very confused: By your question. You are not supposed to remove any pins yourself.....If the are pins that get removed the doctor does that. There is no medication required for them to do that. If you experience pain they may decide to give you some local anesthesia. Please don't touch the pins yourself. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hyperthyroidism if I don't want my thyroid removed?

What is the best medication for hyperthyroidism if I don't want my thyroid removed?

2 options: Antithyroid medication, like Methimazole or ptu, (propylthiouracil) are available. However, both come with side effects risk: liver toxicity and some potential toxicity to the part of bone marrow which is part of the immune system. Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been given a black box warning because of its association with some cases of liver failure. Radioablation is another treatment- oral radioactive iodine destroys the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can ginseng root cause false drug screen?

Can ginseng root cause false drug screen?

No: There are no reports that I have been able to locate of any false positives on any of the commonly used screening tests with ginseng. ...Read more

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Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Lichen Planus: Some drugs, such as arsenic, bismuth, or gold, can produce an eruption which appears identical to lichen planus. Exposure to certain chemicals used in the development of color photographs can also produce a similar rash. The long-term use of the drugs quinacrine or Quinidine (quinidine gluconate, Quinidine sulfate), which is used for malaria and certain microscopic organisms. Lp may stop with dc. ...Read more

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Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence of korean red ginseng extract helping the recovery of stroke patients?

Is there any evidence of korean red ginseng extract helping the recovery of stroke patients?

Wrong question: There is no systematic evidence that korean ginseng is good for anything, let alone stroke. Ginseng is one of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a superstition called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a little headless man, the ancients got this delusion that it would cure things. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more

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Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).

Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).

Inflammation joint: Chondroitin Sulfate is usually used to help with chronic degenerative joint disease. Chondroitin helps to preserve cartilage and support joint health. Curcumin is an anti inflammatory to help in more acute situations. This combination may help with chronic joint pain and or swelling. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extracted on 12/29. Itsbeen 48 hrs since then. I wanted to know of I can consume alcohol? I am not taking any medications

I had a tooth extracted on 12/29. Itsbeen 48 hrs since then. I wanted to know of I can consume alcohol? I am not taking any medications

Not recommended: It is too soon. Wait at least 72 hours because alcohol might interfere with the healing process. After 72 hours you should be able to consume alcohol responsibly in moderation. ...Read more

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I'm taking no medications. I need to loose weight. Is green coffee bean extract good for you?

I'm taking no medications. I need to loose weight. Is green coffee bean extract good for you?

Fad diets dangerous: This fad diet is not safe or effective and I would advise you to stop the insanity. This is one more fad diets that looks 'clinical'
but is designed to make some people rich and to keep it's clients obese.

That much caffeine is well known to cause diarrhea and other GI upset.

You will return to normal when you stop this product.

Now weight loss principles are well known and work! ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a tooth removed? What type of medication is could for removing a tooth?

Does it hurt to have a tooth removed? What type of medication is could for removing a tooth?

Tolerance: Everyone is different and so is everyone's ability to accept pain. One person may be able to take lots of pain but not say a thing, conversely, another may say it's killing them. Lidocaine is usually used to remove teeth for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?

Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?

Other BPH Options: While a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) remains an excellent option for bph, there are several other surgical therapies. They are less likely to have side effects more common in turp, such as incontinence, impotence, retrograde ejaculation, or TUR syndrome (absorbing too much fluid during surgery). If medications fail or are intolerable, ask your urologist about tumt, tuna or gyrus. ...Read more

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Can I take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if I'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Can I take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if I'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Probably not: Siberian ginseng can inhibit the metabolism of ace inhibitors (such as ramipril) -- making it build up in your system and possibly cause your blood pressure to be too low. One review also suggested siberian ginseng could inhibit metabolism of some antidepressants. You would not want either of these results! ...Read more

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How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?

How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?

It depends: If the tooth needs to be removed for any number of reasons, extensive decay, cyst, damage to adjacent tooth, insufficient room to erupt, etc, then only removing the tooth will resolve the problem. If it's just a temporary issue, antibiotics, pain medication, rinses, plus some other techniques may help. Discuss with your own dentist. ...Read more

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My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

Prostate Surgery: I no of no reason to have a prostate removed unless it is cancerous and cannot be treated any other way. This question should be directed specifically to your father's urologist. ...Read more

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I am taking my thyroid medication for years after I surgicaly removed my thyroid yet my weight hasn't changed&im still a bit overweight after mysurgery?

I am taking my thyroid medication for years after I surgicaly removed my thyroid yet my weight hasn't changed&im still a bit overweight after mysurgery?

Thyroid: There are a lot of variables so it is tough to say what the problem is. Are you taking enough synthroid (thyroxine)? Is your t3/t4 normal? Do you overeat, snack on sweets/junk food, eat too many carbs? Do you exercise (not walking but real cardio exercise)? You made need to one, a few, or all of these things. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth removed and it seems infected. What's good over-the-counter medication?

Just had a tooth removed and it seems infected. What's good over-the-counter medication?

Gentle rinse: No over the counter meds will fix your problem if it really is infected. Try warm salt water, gently rinsing. You may have what is called a dry-socket. Call your dentist to re-check the site and make sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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When you get a Ganglion Cyst removed do they give any kind of relaxation medication if you anxiety?

When you get a Ganglion Cyst removed do they give any kind of relaxation medication if you anxiety?

Yes/no: If they are simply aspirating the cyst, usually just some local numbing medicine. But if you're concerned, you can request a medicine.

If they are surgically excising the cyst, then you will have full general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I am going to try panax ginseng extract, but I am taking the antidepressant escitalopram. Does it interact with ginseng?

I am going to try panax ginseng extract, but I am taking the antidepressant escitalopram. Does it interact with ginseng?

Stimulate & Depress: Generally stimulants such as Ginseng are contraindicated with depression. I would contact your doctor and have them advise and monitor the effect of this combination if they approve. ...Read more

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Can PE blood blood clots be removed? What is the next step if the medication doesn't work? Was on warferin. Now on Xeralto.

Can PE blood blood clots be removed? What is the next step if the medication doesn't work? Was on warferin. Now on Xeralto.

Yes PE blood clots: Can be removed through several different invasive techniques however these are reserved for patients who are in extremis and profoundly hemodynamically compromised. Normally the clots will absorb over several months. Coumadin is difficult to regulate. Xarelto will be effective. Make sure to take it with a meal and don't miss any doses. ...Read more

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I had gastritis & gall bladder removed. On medication for both. Now I can't taste food properly. I can eat, just can't taste what I eat.

I had gastritis & gall bladder removed. On medication for both. Now I can't taste food properly. I can eat, just can't taste what I eat.

Post-surgical: How long ago was your surgery? It is possible that you may experience these type of effects for weeks after surgery. Some medications can cause loss of taste as well. Here is a good article: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003050.htm ...Read more

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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?

No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl. Com/zxcodbt
See my comment for further advice. ...Read more