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Mature Womens Medication
That depends: There is no one best blood pressure medication based on age or sex. The choice of blood pressure medicine depends on several different factors including your race, severity and what other medical conditions you may have like allergies, diabetes and heart or kidney failure. Therefore the only person who can determine this is your doctor. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Clomiphene or Femara (letrozole): The choice of medication depends on the type of patient, but the first line of treatment is clomiphene, an oral medication used to induce follicular growth and ovulation. It is inexpensive and relatively safe, but can lead to multiple pregnancies (8%) and supresses the uterine lining. Femara (letrozole) is an oral alternative to Clomiphene that does not affect the endometrium. Both are equally effective. ...Read more
Menopause: Please be more specific about your question. What medication are you taking? ...Read more
A = safest:
Category a: these drugs have been tested and found to be safe during pregnancy. Category a includes drugs such as folic acid, vitamin b6, and some thyroid medicines in prescribed doses.
Category b: animals studies say safe, but no randomized controlled studies done in humans. These drugs are frequently used during pregnancy and do not appear to cause major birth defects or other problems. ...Read more
I can't go out in public without medication (1-2 etizolam daily) and still cannot approuch woman I also get well to drunk which is unattractive help?
Before all else-: Lets address that you have described yourself as a "heavy drinker" and conditions as "alcohol intoxication, confusion and memory loss". Do you know that you kill your brain cells when you do this. It will not help your anxiety or difficulty going into public. Encourage you to get into treatment to deal with this. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Psychiatric medications may be. ...Read more
I am 33 years old female and planning for 2nd child since one year but not getting conceived. Kindly let me know how to plan or do I need medication.
Why are all studies done on medications done on male subjects? A mans body is different than a womans. This is incredibly sexist for this day and age!
Depending: Some studies are women only. Except for hormonal variations, bodies are pretty similar. ...Read more
I am a 35 years old woman diagnosed with MDD and on medication for the same. I have suicidal bouts and in the last 12 days have popped atleast 3000mg?
Yes, discuss w. Dr: Some women with low blood testosterone levels (yes women also have circulating testosterone, much lower levels than men) which can reduce libido. Small application of testosterone gel (1/7th of packet) boosts the libido in some women. Your dr. Or sex therapist are best people to advise. Good luck. ...Read more
The mind. The: Biggest aphrodisiac is mental. Lots of stimulants, to specific genital areas enjoy popularity, but I'm not sure that science backs the claims. ...Read more
Cough med: Do not take any medication unless your OB says it is ok and safe for your baby. ...Read more
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read more
Pretty much the same: The ability/rate at which your body clears and processes compounds and/or elements generally increases a little bit (e.g. Gfr: glomular filtration rate/kidney). Overall, this affect has no real significance when it comes to half-life matters. ...Read more
More specific: Are there specific medications you are referring to? ...Read more
I am a 47 year old female who has fibromyalgia, is there a medication to help with the debilitating fatiigue that I suffer with.?
Yes: There are a variety of therapies that are available to you. These symptoms can be improved by exercise, by getting the right type of sleep, and by correcting stress and it's impact. That are fda approved medications such as lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). There are also non-fda approved medicines that could be helpful. ...Read more
I'm a 64 year-old female. My LDL is over 300. Do I need to take a medication for this or just reduce it with diet and exercise?
Very high risk: Hi. At face value, that's a very high risk LDL suggestive of a genetic defect in the LDL receptor. However, those patients almost never get to age 64 without already having heart disease. You have some very beneficial genes mitigating your LDL! I would go to a GOOD lipid clinic! Unfortunately, while we recommend healthy diet & regular exercise, it won't fix that LDL. You should see a cardiologist ...Read more
My triglycerides are 325. .. I am 29 year old female. .. How can I lower this without a medication. How bad is this considered???
I am a woman of 35 an keep getting these boils in between my butt checks an keep coming back I don't eat many sweets an don't take medication?
MRSA: This is most likely due to MRSA (staph bacteria resistant to methicillin) living on your skin (colonization) and causing infection from time to time. You need a regimen to clear this colonization which usually includes bleach baths or hibiclens for every household member for a whole week, plus Mupirocin to everybody's nostrils. ...Read more
I was just put on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg I have heard bad things about women being put on this medication should I be concerned. No other health issues.
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) aims to reduce total and LDL cholesterol blood levels. Side effects are not common b these include muscle weakness, liver inflammation, and even muscle or liver "cell deaths". Data show that statins reduce our body's production of Coenzyme Q 10; depletion of this essential co-vitamin is largely responsible for side effects. Supplementing with CoQ10 is wise. Females are not "more prone." ...Read more
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
None FDA-approved: Some companies are studying testosterone for use in increasing female sex drive but fda hasn't approved this yet. However, your family doc can prescribe testosterone gel/cream to be compounded at compounding pharmacy just for you. This might work if your t is low. But if you're not in a healthy relationship, no drug will help. ...Read more
Some options: Warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period cramps. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more