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Mature Womens Medication
No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer