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Doctor insights on: Maximum Blue Label Medication

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Which medications has label not to drink if you have g6pd?

Which medications has label not to drink if you have g6pd?

A lot: There are a lot so I copied a link with a list of the medicines
http://www. Rddiagnostics. Com/g6pd_disorder2.htm ...Read more

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When the warning label on my medication I take says it will make me sun sensative what exactly does that mean? Does it mean im more prone 2 sunburns?

When the warning label on my medication I take says it will make me sun sensative what exactly does that mean? Does it mean im more prone 2 sunburns?

Yes: Many medications make you sun sensitive. This means you are more susceptible to sun burn and even other changes due to UV exposure. Tetracycline for instance can give you dark fingernails when exposed to sun. It is best to avoid unnecessary exposure while on the medication and use a good broad spectrum block with either zinc or titanium in the mixture. ...Read more

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When is a doctor permitted to prescribe a medication for "off-label" use (an ailment for which the medication isn't officially approved)?

Case dependent: Medicine is both a science and an art. There are times that a physician deems it appropriate to prescribe "off-label", dependent on an individual patient's symptoms and condition. Always a good idea to educate yourself, and have a healthy rapport with your physician. Communication is key with health maintenance/medication, and it is important to trust your physician's judgement and experience. ...Read more

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Why is Lamictal used as an off-label anti anxiety medication? My doc just prescribed me 50mg daily and also taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg.

Why is Lamictal used as an off-label anti anxiety medication? My doc just prescribed me 50mg daily and also taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg.

Talk to your doc: I treat a lot of anxiety but don't use lamictal for it. You need to ask your doctor what his thought process was in choosing that medication. Is it possible he thinks you have bipolar depression? there have been reports of lamictal being helpful for anxiety but its not a common or widely accepted treatment for anxiety. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and on htc exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) medication. Is it safe to take coq10 and. Fish oil? It has warning label if taken with a blood thinner?

I have high blood pressure and on htc exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) medication. Is it safe to take coq10 and. Fish oil? It has warning label if taken with a blood thinner?

Sure: There's no reason you cant. Not sure of the indication/benefit. Remember even "natural remedies " have side efects, but no issue with taking them most of the time. ...Read more

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Dr, oz recommend 2% greek yogurt.....Does this refer to grams of fat in product or what exactly is 2% greek yogurt? I buy the non fat kind.....And it says 0/0 % on label in get chobani brand....Can I use this? And where can I get blue potato chips...I am

Dr, oz recommend 2% greek yogurt.....Does this refer to grams of fat in product or what exactly is 2% greek yogurt? I buy the non fat kind.....And it says 0/0 % on label in get chobani brand....Can I use this? And where can I get blue potato chips...I am

Hi.: Hi. Yogurt is a food made by the natural bacterial fermentation of milk. Because greek yogurts are not heat treated and undergo little processing, they are a great source of probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial to the intestinal tract. Because of the live cultures in greek yogurt, it is reported to help with the absorption of calcium. Greek yogurt contains more protein and less sugar than typical american yogurts. Additionally, many people like the thick consistency of greek yogurt. Even with greek yogurts you need to check labels. Those that are flavored usually contain more sugar and more calories. The percentage of protein and carbohydrate differs depending on the brand. Greek yogurt is a great way to help meet your daily recommended dairy intake. It is also an awesome way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still eating healthy.
2% milk fat gets 35% of the it's calories from fats. Whole or 4% milk fat gets 46% of it's calories from fat. 1% milk fat gets 20% of it's calories from fat. Skim or nonfat milk get no calories from fat. Only 2% of the total volume of 2% milk is fat. But milk is composed mostly of water.
Chobaini makes great yogurt. 0% fat yogurt is fine. However, if you were diabetic or trying to work on a really good glycemic balance, the extra fat in 2% could aid in breaking down the calories more slowly.
I hope this was helpful, even if I don't know where to buy blue chips in florida. Take care. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can the drug Olanzapine help off label for pain?

Can the drug Olanzapine help off label for pain?

So it is written: It is written that olanzapine off label can be used in the secondary role for treatment of neuropathic pain primarily treated with opioids. It has also been shown to be useful in cancer patients. I have not found it to be consistently efficacious in my use of the drug over the years. Write me at if you have more questions at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is is true that the Canadian drug dichloroacetate is a potential cure for cancer? I'm seeing 1.5 Million dollars in studies showing dramatic results. Would it be worth trying off-label in the USA?

Is is true that the Canadian drug dichloroacetate is a potential cure for cancer? I'm seeing 1.5 Million dollars in studies showing dramatic results. Would it be worth trying off-label in the USA?

Doubt it: Please don't be misled by such reports. Cancer is a very serious disease and many agencies and individuals, governments and Universities all over the world are working on curing different types. If dichloroacetate was effective, it would have been immediately picked up for study by a reputable university or researcher or agency or government. The report you are reading is likely a scam. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a cancer drug to get through phase III open label trials, usually?

How long does it take for a cancer drug to get through phase III open label trials, usually?

Years: That is billion dollar question and also equally that expensive to release the drug. Safety and effectiveness is tested in phase iii for fda approval to go for phase IV to public rx may take may take long time, some times years and some times never drug disappears. Public safety is essential, look what happened to thalidamide, a tragedy. ...Read more

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I have chronic migraine and have tried ALL of the off-label meds, ALL of the triptan drugs, and many, many alternative types of treatment.

I have chronic migraine and have tried ALL of the off-label meds, ALL of the triptan drugs, and many, many alternative types of treatment.

Frustrating!!: There are many approaches to treat migraine, and not all ways work in all folks. You are unique, and need your own special interventions. Suggest a Concierge visit to go through all of this in further detail. Bet there are lots of interventions left which may work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I'm neither schizophrenic or bipolar. Are there any other off-label indications for this drug?

Can you tell me if I'm neither schizophrenic or bipolar. Are there any other off-label indications for this drug?

FDA indications: Medications used to treat schizophrenia based on food and drug administration approval are ofter used for other reasons.

Fda approval or "on label " governs how the pharmaceutical industry can market their products to doctors. ...Read more

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How long does it take Buspar (buspirone) 10mg to start working for the stomach. Doctor is using as a off label drug use.?

How long does it take Buspar (buspirone) 10mg to start working for the stomach. Doctor is using as a off label drug use.?

Ask Dr.: Hopefully, doctors who use drugs for off-lable conditions either have read many supporting articles on the effectiveness and safety - and/or have established for themselves a good familiarity. Ask what they know. Being off-label - general publications don't address them. Finally, each may differ - discover how you feel and tell them. ...Read more

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Should I change my daughters milk she's 3months and since she was born I gave her the blue label similac, she would throw up most of it and would get really fussy after eating. I recently changed it to the sensitive similac which is for spit-up and gas but

Should I change my daughters milk she's 3months and since she was born I gave her the blue label similac, she would throw up most of it and would get really fussy after eating. I recently changed it to the sensitive similac which is for spit-up and gas but

How: How long has she been on the new formula? If it has been less than 2 weeks, give it a good month to see if the baby gets used to it and her constipation improves.
You may want to consider completely switching from a milk based formula to soy based formula. If she does not tolerate soy, then you need to bring this isssue up with her pediatrician.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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On a lot of prescription medication, it labels weight gain as a side effect. How does that happen?

On a lot of prescription medication, it labels weight gain as a side effect. How does that happen?

Increases appetite: The mechanism for weight gain is not always clear. If you are feeling better, you may eat more. Some meds make you more Insulin resistant--which causes weight gain. ...Read more

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When an antibiotic is labeled "don't drink with milk" is it also referring to milk consumption throughout the day or just as you take your medication?

With the meds: It is referring to when you take the medication. You are ok to drink milk after a couple hours. Note: this does not apply to meds that say not to consume with alcohol! ...Read more