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Can I take one regular strength exlax pill every 10 days without becoming dependent on them?

Can I take one regular strength exlax pill every 10 days without becoming dependent on them?

Beforehand do this: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Sounds ok: Taking an Ex-Lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One's primary care doctor can look for the cause, and if nothing serious is found, then occasional laxative use is fine to do. A GI specialist (the one who does colonoscopies) can also be helpful in evaluating chronic constipation symptoms. ...Read more

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What if I take 3 tylenols (acetaminophen) at once, regular strength?

What if I take 3 tylenols (acetaminophen) at once, regular strength?

Pain relief: You would likely get some pain relief from taking the maximum single acetaminophen dose all at once ...Read more

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No-Lye Hair Perm. Can I use a Regular strength hair perm to straighten my hair and then "fix" my hair afterwards with nourishing ingredients?

No-Lye Hair Perm. Can I use a Regular strength hair perm to straighten my hair and then "fix" my hair afterwards with nourishing ingredients?

Sounds promising: Sounds promising but before using check with the company about your allergies and if they give you the green light I suggest trying a very small amount on a hidden area of your scalp. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 3 extra strength Tylenol, (acetaminophen) I thought it was regular strength. What should I do?

I accidentally took 3 extra strength Tylenol, (acetaminophen) I thought it was regular strength. What should I do?

Nothing: This is a one time exposure to excess acetominophen. This is not going to be a problem. Do not take anymore for at least a day and you should be fine. The toxic dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 150mg/kg. Typical male weights 70 kg and so that is 10, 500mg. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) regular strength make my asthma worse?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) regular strength make my asthma worse?

Use with caution: The antihistamine products like benedryl will thicken your mucous secretions which can be a problem for those on the margins with asthma. Asthma patients tend to have problems with excess secretions already & thickening them lakes it harder for them to be cleared from the airways. Benedryl can often be used during periods of good control, but I avoid it during flares. ...Read more

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I just took 2 extra strength Tylenol. Would it be okay to take a regular strength now? My migraine is KILLING me.

I just took 2 extra strength Tylenol. Would it be okay to take a regular strength now? My migraine is KILLING me.

NO!!: If 2 extra strength don't work then 20 are not going to work and you will be poisoning your liver. Try a different class of medicine like Ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hours with the Tylenol.

In the United States, acetaminophen toxicity has replaced viral hepatitis as the most common cause of acute hepatic failure and is the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation. ...Read more

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I had two regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) this around 10am. How long do I have to Wait to take a percocet?

I had two regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) this around 10am. How long do I have to Wait to take a percocet?

Ask your doctor: In general you should wait six hours between doses of regular strength Tylenol (acetaminophen). Since Percocet has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it, you should wait six hours from your last dose. Be sure and follow your doctor's advice and take your medicine only as prescribed. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I did but I think I took a double dose of tylonel regular strength, I'm 11 weeks pregnant will my baby be okay?

I'm not sure if I did but I think I took a double dose of tylonel regular strength, I'm 11 weeks pregnant will my baby be okay?

Tylenol usage: One extra Tylenol pill will not affect your developing fetus. However, make your OB MD aware of the ingestion and he can check on your baby. ...Read more

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Took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) liqui gels (200) at 12:30, 2 regular strength tylenols (325 each) 5:30, and another regular at 7:15pm. How soon safely can I take more?

Took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) liqui gels (200) at 12:30, 2 regular strength tylenols (325 each) 5:30, and another regular at 7:15pm. How soon safely can I take more?

See below: Without knowing whether you have normal kidney function as well normal liver function it difficult to answer. If everything is normal, the advil can be taken every 8 hours, and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours but no more than what is recommended on the packaging. ...Read more

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I took one Tylenol (acetaminophen) regular strength around 10am, the I took two advils at 5 pm, in the evening I had 2 glesses of wine, can I take more advil?

I took one Tylenol (acetaminophen) regular strength around 10am, the I took two advils at 5 pm, in the evening I had 2 glesses of wine, can I take more advil?

Ibuprofen: I'm not sure how many hours ago you took your last ibuprofen. You can repeat the dose every 4 to 6 hours. Why are you taking the Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil? Ask another question with more details on why and we can help more. ...Read more

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For dry &eye blepharitis, how long do you use ocusoft lid scrub extra strength plus. Can you use ocusoft lid scrub regular strength instead.

For dry &eye blepharitis, how long do you use ocusoft lid scrub extra strength plus. Can you use ocusoft lid scrub regular strength instead.

Either one: Which ever works better with your eyelids is fine. By the way scrubs are part of the treatment for blepharitis and not dry eyes. Dry eyes may be alleviated with punctal plugs. Discuss it with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with a bad headache. If I don't have 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg ea) can I take 3 regular strength (325mg ea)?

I'm pregnant with a bad headache. If I don't have 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg ea) can I take 3 regular strength (325mg ea)?

Yes: It's safe to take Acetaminophen during pregnancy, but it's not recommended to exceed more than 3000 mg a day. It's also advised to avoid taking Acetaminophen frequently unless the headache is really bad, otherwise, you may develop over-use headache. May try relaxation deep breathing, rest in a dark quiet room, or simply ice pak. ...Read more

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I have asthma, allergies and pnd. I believe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will curb my pnd, yet may harm asthma. Should I use it here and there at regular strength? Thank

Maybe maybe not: Often asthmatics do use antihistamines in cinjunctinwith their routine asthma meds. Discuss using a non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin with your phsyician. Have you tried nasal saline which does not affect your asthma and may reduce your pnd. ...Read more

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Took one regular strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) at 2:30 pm. I drank one glass of wine at 11:00pm. Is that going to damage my liver?

Took one regular strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) at 2:30 pm. I drank one glass of wine at 11:00pm. Is that going to damage my liver?

Unlikely: As you are astutely aware, mixing alcohol and Tylenol (acetaminophen) is never a good idea (Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) is the worst choice for hangovers). Liver toxicity of each is exponentially worse when mixed. If you are healthy (no baseline liver dysfunction), then I would not worry about these levels of ingestion. Stay vigilant! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen while pregnant? I am 18 weeks and have a bad cold/cough/headache & body aches. Regular strength, 325mg

Tylenol, (acetaminophen): Tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetminophen, is safe to take when pregnant. Please be sure to follow the dosing instructions on the package. Do not take more than it recommends. Overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen) is very dangerous to your liver. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I'm taking prescription ibuprofen pain in my ankles, 800milligrams. Is it safe to also take regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) with that 325miligrams?

I'm taking prescription ibuprofen pain in my ankles, 800milligrams. Is it safe to also take regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) with that 325miligrams?

Check with your Doc: I would contact the dr who prescribed you the Ibuprofen before you begin taking the tylenol (acetaminophen). Although, in some instances it is ok to do this because they are different classes of medications - without knowing your medical history or other meds that you take, I would be cautious to recommend it. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory whereas tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) is an analgesic (pain reliever). ...Read more

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Am I okay to take two regular strength ibuprofen, one extra strength acetaminophen and one 10mg cyclobenzaprine? For a dislocated jaw pain?

Am I okay to take two regular strength ibuprofen, one extra strength acetaminophen and one 10mg cyclobenzaprine? For a dislocated jaw pain?

Yes: It's very common to combine medication. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen work very well together. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a good muscle relaxer and you won't have trouble taking theem all together. Hope your jaw heals fast! ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can improve sperm strength?

Is there a medication that can improve sperm strength?

Do you need to?: If your counts are in the normal ranges you don't need to improve them. If any of 5 parameters is low, which requires a semen analysis, talking with a md familiar with this will be your most efficient and effective plan. There are no medicines, prescription or otc, that reliably improve sperm function. ...Read more

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I need some medication to get some proteins cause I'm feeling very week need some strength to go to gym. Suggest me some pills and too scared to do an?

I need some medication to get some proteins cause I'm feeling very week need some strength to go to gym. Suggest me some pills and too scared to do an?

No protein.: You need to find out why you are weak. Supplements are basically worthless, & you will do better, & your work-out will profit you more, if you eat real food, properly prepared. Increased amounts of protein are unnecessary and do grant you more strength, only continued weight lifting improves strength. See Scwarzenegger's book "Weight Training for Athletes." Great book by a champion bodybuilder! ...Read more

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Can you list a minimum of 10 medications in order of strength, from weakest to strongest. Stronger than tramadol as he it's on that and it doesn't work?

Can you list a minimum of 10 medications in order of strength, from weakest to strongest. Stronger than tramadol as he it's on that and it doesn't work?

Opioid: Many medications in opioid class have stronger analgesic effects than tramadol. However they are not a good option for chronic pain management because of the addictive and other side effects. Chronic pain is better managed with multiple modalities. It may be helpful to discuss this with your doctor and a referrer to pain specialist may help. ...Read more

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Can someone overcome severe ADHD by strength of will? Or he'll need medications?

Can someone overcome severe ADHD by strength of will? Or he'll need medications?

Snoring: Children with adhd frequently snore because they have large tonsils and they can't breathe easily during sleep. So they snore. This sleep apnea has been shown to be a factor in adhd. Soda evaluation with. An ENT may be indicated.
Don't discount the power of will power. It can work wonders, but help maybe needed with this approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?

Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?

Yes, you can: You have a brand of tretinoin (Retin A). It will continue to be effective for many years. Even if it is a bit less potent it will work just as well. Different products are more stable or less with time. This is also dependent on the temperature at which they are kept. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would be the strongest prescription strength medication for jock itch?

I was wondering what would be the strongest prescription strength medication for jock itch?

There are different: Medications that attack fungi in different ways, one is not necessarily stronger than the other, as some work better in some people and others work better in other people. If, your having a hard time treating with topicals, oral meds may be considered. ...Read more

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In general, can the medication Verapramil be discontinued without the need to reduce mg. Strength over a long period of time under supervision?

In general, can the medication Verapramil be discontinued without the need to reduce mg. Strength over a long period of time under supervision?

It depends: Verapamil is a medication that is used to control high blood pressure. It is also prescribed for several other conditions including migraine headaches, cardiac rhythm disturbances, coronary artery disease etc.

Unlike some medications, stopping verapamil will not lead to withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the condition your physician may decide to stop the medication abruptly or reduce the dose. ...Read more

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Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?

Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?

Sometimes I get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?

Unlikely: Frequently a severe "pounding" headache is from a migraine headache. These can be one sided or both and may present with visual changes. A headache specialist could provide direction on triggers and more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

A rare side effect: You do't specify the medication - so all one can say is that some do have rare reports of joint pain. Some are actually being prescribed to relieve such pain - and it is not likely to make sense anytime soon. Trust yourself - if you are not able to justify the negative side effects for the help - ask Dr. To get you off that one. Either try another or rely on CBT therapy. ...Read more

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I am currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?

I am currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?

Call your doctor!: It would be very, very, very uncommon for Prozac alone to directly adversely affect muscle strength! There are however drug drug interactions and electrolyte changes that can occur with medications like fluoxetine. You should make your physician aware of this episode without delay. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high. ...Read more

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I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss, I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you recomend an alternative to dilaudid what drug would you use instead of dilaudid and what strength

Can you recomend an alternative to dilaudid what drug would you use instead of dilaudid and what strength

Tylenol, (acetaminophen): Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen are over the counter. Only the rare patient needs something like Dilaudid as an outpatient. Fentanyl is another highly addictive, but very potent drug that can be used, as is Methadone or long acting morphine. ...Read more