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Is lymerix available to anyone?

Is lymerix available to anyone?

No: Lymerix is a vaccine developed to prevent lyme disease. Galaxosmithkline withdrew the vaccine from the market in 2002 for a variety of reasons (economic & consumer complaints). The vaccine was very effective but many consumers complained of a varitey of symptoms after being vaccinated. The fda and cdc investigated, finding the vaccine was not the cause, nonetheless consumers didn't want the vaccine. ...Read more

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Why was lymerix taken off the market?

Why was lymerix taken off the market?

Lymerix: According to the official announcement by the manufacturer, glaxo smith kline, the reason this vaccine was taken off the market was due to lack of enough consumer demand to justify producing the vaccine. ...Read more

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What happen to the lymerix vaccine?

What happen to the lymerix vaccine?

Lymerix vaccine: Lymerix vaccine was withdrawn from the market due to several cases of serious side effects in early 2000s. ...Read more

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Will lymerix shots result in future false positive tests for the disease?

Will lymerix shots result in future false positive tests for the disease?

Maybe: Lymerix, a vaccine to prevent lyme disease may interfere with testing for lyme disease. Lymerix is no longer avaialbe. People who were vaccinated may test 'positive' for lyme disease with the igg elisa test. A western blot test can help sort this out. Tell your doctor if you have recieved the Lymerix so that he/she can order the correct testing for you. ...Read more

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Could a course of lymerix shots result in future false positive tests for the disease?

Yes: Lymerix is not longer avaialable. If you have recieved it in the past you are likely to test 'positive' for lyme even though the antibodies are from the vaccine and not the disease. Your doctor can help you figure out your test results and symptoms. ...Read more

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I was vaccinated with lymerix years ago. Am I still immune?

I was vaccinated with lymerix years ago.  Am I still immune?

Unkown: Lymerix, a vaccine to prevent lyme disease, was a 3-dose vaccine given over a 12-month period. At this point in time, no one knows how long the immunity will last. The vaccine is no longer avaialbe so a booster shot is not possible. When walking or hiking in brush and wooded areas wear a reliable insect repellent : 30% deet or 20% picardin. See your doctor if you develop a rash around a tick bite. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: LYMErix allergy?

What is the definition or description of: LYMErix allergy?

LYMErix allergy: LYMErix was a Lyme Disease Vaccine. However, it was removed from the market due to safety concerns. ...Read more

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Who should get the Lyme vaccine?

Who should get the Lyme vaccine?

No one (unavailable): The lyme vaccine was taken off the market in february 2002 (after being introduced in 12/98) due to poor sales and controversy regarding its safety. There is research being done on new vaccines and a safe vaccine would be a good idea for many people who live in areas where lyme disease is common. ...Read more

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Can I get Lyme vaccine and go into the woods the same day?

Can I get Lyme vaccine and go into the woods the same day?

No.: You can't even get vaccinated in the first place. The vaccine for lyme disease is no longer available. It was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2002, citing low demand. People who were previously vaccinated are no longer protected. Most cases of lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, however, as long as it is caught in time. ...Read more

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Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Yes-so serious that:: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002. While only a small percentage developed serious side effects like arthritis and flu-like symptoms and it is not clear to what extent they were caused by the vaccine, t here were class-action lawsuits& bad publicity, sales plummeted and the manufacturer withdrew it from the market. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lyme vaccine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lyme vaccine allergy?

Lyme Vaccine Allergy: Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli(antigens), and can occur rarely with any vaccine. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild(hives) to life-threatening(anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

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

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: A h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However, there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

Blood pressure : Lots of medicines for blood pressure see your doctor to be treated. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regard to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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