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Doctor insights on: Latrodectus Mactans Antivenin Medication

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Do ambulance services stock or carry antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: Antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: Antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Can I eat grapefruit with medication?

Can I eat grapefruit with medication?

In general yes.: Grapefruit contains naringan which is metabolized through the cyp3a4 pathway in the liver and intestine. This pathway also processess many medications. Degree of interaction depends on amount of grapefruit and amount of co ingested medication. In general it is a good idea to separate meds and grapefruit intake although small amounts are well tolerated. Beware with Cyclosporine and tacrolimus. ...Read more

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Can pain medication make pain go away?

Can pain medication make pain go away?

Yes and No: Sometimes all of the pain goes away, sometimes only some of the pain goes away. Different kinds of pain may respond to different kinds of medications. I recommend seeing your doctor to figure out which pain you have and what medications/treatments might be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to take medication?

How can I get my baby to take medication?

Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read more

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Why does no pain medication work anymore?

Why does no pain medication work anymore?

Pain medication.: Several reasons - your pain has worsened or you have become tolerant to the medication (basically too used to it). In the former you have to be re-evaluated. In the latter a medication change may help or you may need to have a "drug holiday". ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a medication error?

Can you tell me what is a medication error?

A medication error: Is a mistake in prescribing, dispensing or administering a medication. It can happen at all levels from the Dr. To the pharmacist, to the nurse, to the patient. They are unfortunately too common, and 100% avoidable. ...Read more

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Advice on add medication? Which type is best?

Advice on add medication? Which type is best?

I prefer: I've seen hundreds of cases of ADD in practice and I have to say that for the majority of people the stimulant class of medication is the most effective. As for a specific drug, it varies by the individual. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxeity without medication?

How can I deal with anxeity without medication?

Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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How much time does anexiety medication work for?

How much time does anexiety medication work for?

It depends on the: Medication. Talk to your doctor. Also consider seeing a therapist to try to learn alternative ways to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Are older women at risk for medication problems?

Are older women at risk for medication problems?

Yes.: And older men too. As physiologic reserves in major organ systems decline and major chronic illness intervenes in later life, there is less ability of the organism to respond to insults or stresses of medication. In addition older people tend to require more medications and this leads to a multiplicity of potential drug interactions with sometime serious consequence. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can help me sit still?

Is there a medication that can help me sit still?

Need more info: If you feel that this is caused by anxiety, you should talk it over with your family physician. Of course, if you are presently taking any medications that have "stimulant" properties, you may also want to discuss this as well. ...Read more

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Is there any type of medication to help gain weight?

Is there any type of medication to help gain weight?

GNC Calories: You need to take in more calories and there are a number of weight gain products at stores like gnc. Read the labels so you know what amount of protein etc you are taking in. If you are not into this type of product then simply eat more good food (no junk or fried foods). ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural high tolerance to medication?

Can you tell me natural high tolerance to medication?

Need more info: Which medication? Could be related to increase or decrease of certain enzymes or other aspects of metabolism, absorption etc ...Read more

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Which medication, if any, can treat really bad nerves?

Which medication, if any, can treat really bad nerves?

Bad nerves?: It is unclear what you mean by the term anxiety state and depression have perfectly good forms of treatment but you must see your doctor to clarify the situation organic disease can mimic psychological conditions. ...Read more

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What can be done to detoxify your body from medications?

What can be done to detoxify your body from medications?

Time: Drugs have what is called a half-life. This is the time for half the amount of a drug in your body to be excreted. They vary from drug to drug. In general, 3 to 5 half lives are needed to eliminate a drug almost 100%. Time is the safest, though not always the easiest way to go this route. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wht medications can I take to help ease my chronic pains?

Wht medications can I take to help ease my chronic pains?

Let it be food...: When it comes to chronic pain, the usual medications prescribed or recommended by doctors include analgesics, non-steroidals, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, anti-depressants, and others. Dr. Neal barnard has written a book about a revolutionary dietary approach which has helped many of my patients who have tried it--without any side effects. It is entitled "foods that fight pain.". ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can help with speech issues?

Are there any medications that can help with speech issues?

Treatment of Speech: Many speech symptoms are mild. Mild symptoms or those related to developmental causes may resolve spontaneously or improve with speech therapy. In other cases, however, speech symptoms may be a sign of a life-threatening condition. Because speech symptoms can be due to serious diseases, failure to seek treatment can result in serious complications and permanent damage. ...Read more

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