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Based on the sgpt result the it ranges 43 for me and 53 for my wife which above normal. What is your comment and medication? Pls advise me what to do?

Based on the sgpt result the it ranges 43 for me and 53 for my wife which above normal. What is your comment and medication? Pls advise me what to do?

Do you drink?: Both of the SGPT levels are only minimally elevated. Do you take alcohol or is either of you on any medications. Either of these can explain the SGPT levels. If you do drink, abstain for three months and repeat the test. Discuss you medications with your doctor to see if one of those may be affecting your lab result. ...Read more

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I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is fluocinonide. 05% a hormone based medication?

Is fluocinonide. 05% a hormone based medication?

Yes: It is a moderately potent corticosteroid, usually given as a topical cream, gel or ointment for skin problems. ...Read more

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When staging the severity of asthma are the criterias based on symptoms with or without use of medication?

When staging the severity of asthma are the criterias based on symptoms with or without use of medication?

Yes: Asthma is staged clinically on the number of need for use of rescue inhalers, night time awakenings, and exacerbations while on baseline medicine (inhaled steroids). It would be unethical not to do so. The physiologic criteria on the other hand is by the pft while off rescue inhalers before the test. ...Read more

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What's a good, non-medication based way to relieve knee pain from a torn meniscus?

What's a good, non-medication based way to relieve knee pain from a torn meniscus?

None that I know of-: -if U have significant symptoms like giving way, locking, trouble squatting, & Ur physical exam. Is positive, the only way to Rx it surgery, arthroscopic. An MRI is not any better than the exam. ...Read more

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Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If I'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If I'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Neither are sulfas: Novalgin is a pain reliever and cefuroximeis a cepholosporin antibiotic. If you are allergic to pcn you have @ 5% chance of being allergic to cefuroxime. ...Read more

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Is there any medication/supplement that can help avoid recurrence of a base-of-tongue cancer?

Is there any medication/supplement that can help avoid recurrence of a base-of-tongue cancer?

No research based: Assuming you had appropriate therapy (surgery and/or radiation/chemo), close follow is the most important thing for you. There is no specific research I am aware of to recommend a specific supplement. A balanced diet, with lots of fruits and vegtables would be good, along with a multi-vitamin. Your pcp or oncologist may consider blood work to look for specific vitamin deficiencies like vit d. ...Read more

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I had diagnose for thyroid inflammation, and doctor said that my thyroid is working well based on the lab test. What will be my req. Medication?

I had diagnose for thyroid inflammation, and doctor said that my thyroid is working well based on the lab test. What will be my req. Medication?

Thyroid: You likely will not require medication right now. Thyroid medication is just replacement for under activity or blockage for over activity. It cannot make inflammation disappear. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain at the base of your skull in back of head? Age 61. High blood pressure medication. Male, active, otherwise healthy,

What could be the cause of pain at the base of your skull in back of head? Age 61. High blood pressure medication. Male, active, otherwise healthy,

Many possibilities: I would not try to make the diagnosis yourself. You need to see a physican and tell your story. They may then order labs and other tests to define the problkem. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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I have a hard growth on the base of my foot, very sore, it looks like a wart but it came up very quickly. Is there any recommended medication. Thank?

I have a hard growth on the base of my foot, very sore, it looks like a wart but it came up very quickly. Is there any recommended medication. Thank?

You need foot exam: Any area of skin that is hard and appears quickly needs to be evaluated. It could be anything from a callus, wart, foreign body reaction or some type of malignant tumor. I would recommend you see a podiatrist for this problem...The sooner, the better. There are some over the counter felt pads with a hole in the center that might help take pressure off until you can see the podiatrist. ...Read more

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Had symptoms of a UTI and took uristat, (phenazopyridine) went to the doctor they prescribed me a medication based off of symtoms. Bad reaction to the meds what do I do?

Had symptoms of a UTI and took uristat, (phenazopyridine) went to the doctor they prescribed me a medication based off of symtoms. Bad reaction to the meds what do I do?

Stop meds: Then wait to see if your symptoms return. Suggest that you get a ua and a culture to see if it really is a UTI and then they can select the correct medication. Do not take that med again and make sure other doctors know what type of reaction you had. It is possible you had enough medications to clear it. ...Read more

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Should I take hyromet or a codeine-based drug for my cough?

Should I take hyromet or a codeine-based drug for my cough?

No difference: Hydromet contains codeine. Follow the prescribing doctors instruction. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

Why shouldn't you take metformin based drugs after IV contrast?

It doesn't damage: The kidney, but rarely dye of the IV cob trast damages the kidney, and since metformin is destroyed by the kidney, it will build up in blood stream to toxic levels with resulting high risk of life-threatening side effect

so one stops meftformin before the conrast, check kidnet function 2 days later- if normal can restart metformin. ...Read more

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Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Diets: There are many foods that are good for controlling cardiovascular risk, particularly when you are also taking the prescribed medication.
That said, "too much of a good thing" is not always good for you. ...Read more

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Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Which drugs, apart from opium-based, are good for treating arthritis pain?

Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

No: Carboplatin and docetaxel (taxotere) are different drugs. They are often used together as part of a "platinum-based doublet" such as in lung cancer chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) better used as an augmenting agent than as a base drug? I've heard that from a number of doctors and pharmacists.

Is Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) better used as an augmenting agent than as a base drug? I've heard that from a number of doctors and pharmacists.

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Both. I have seen good results when high dose such as 100-150mg. Is used by itself, & also good results when lower dose 50mg. Is used with other antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for example if someone is on pain meds, say codeine based or whatever, opiates. Will they show as up readings of illegal drugs?

Can you tell me for example if someone is on pain meds, say codeine based or whatever, opiates. Will they show as up readings of illegal drugs?

Tests can't tell the: Difference, they only can say what chemicals are present. There is a specific metabolite of heroin that can be detected in urine tests within 1-2 days of use, but otherwise, no matter whether the person is using prescribed or street drugs, what shows up are Codeine and morphine, and several intermediate products, depending on what drug you are on. If you have a valid prescription, it isn't illegal ...Read more

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I have been addicted to amphetamine drug (base/speed) for the last 10years. I want to stop taking this drug and I am ready to do! What help can I get?

I have been addicted to amphetamine drug (base/speed) for the last 10years. I want to stop taking this drug and I am ready to do! What help can I get?

I encourage you to: Tell the physician who prescribes your psychiatric medications. He or she may refer you to an addiction medicine specialist. Take care. ...Read more

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Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

Can anyone provide a weight/height based chart for common drug dosages: Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.? Thank You

For childern: For adults they are standard doses based usually on a 70 kg man.
Always best to look up doses and double check them each time anyway. ...Read more

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It is possible that a lab determine whether urine for a drug screening is a man or womens based on just an average drug screen?

It is possible that a lab determine whether urine for a drug screening is a man or womens based on just an average drug screen?

Not routinely: Standard drug screens test the urine temperature to make sure it is fresh and just eliminated-not refrigerator or room temp. However, they do not test to determine the sex of the person providing the specimen. Although it is possible to test the specimen and discover the sex if it becomes an issue. ...Read more