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What pain med should I take for venous ststis?

What pain med should I take for venous ststis?

Depends: The appropriate pain medication for you should be based on an individual assessment by your doctor. There isn't any one answer for your question. You should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why my sugar is hi and I take med?

Why my sugar is hi and I take med?

Not enough: Diabetes management can be complicated and you need to be properly treated. It required combination of diet control, medication and exercise. Just because you take meds doesn't mean that your blood sugar will always be normal. It also depends on what you eat, how much movement you are doing. It's also possible you might need more pills or Insulin to control the numbers. Only your doc can know this. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea what med. Should I take?

I have diarrhea what med. Should I take?

Depends: The treatment depends on the cause. For example, viral ge can cause diarrhea and you should "starve a virus" with clear liquids for 24 hours than slowly increase to soft foods and "brat" diet. If you take meds to stop the diarrhea in that case, you may retain the virus in your system. Bacterial causes may need antibiotics. Try the viral tx as above, if no relief, see a dr. For definitive dx. ...Read more

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What med/s can I take to replace eliquis?

See below: Do not change the medication or dose of the medication, without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is not a do it yourself issue. ...Read more

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I am suffering from gastritis. Which med. Should I take?

I am suffering from gastritis. Which med. Should I take?

2 week trial: You could try a 2 week trial of an over-the-counter medication such as omeprazole. However, if symptoms persist or recur, a visit to a gastroenterologist might be the best approach. ...Read more

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Is there a differant med I can take for Gastropareris beside Reglin?

Is there a differant med I can take for Gastropareris beside Reglin?

Yes: There is some good evidence that Erythromycin (EES) the antibiotic can help with gastroparesis. Also, Hycoscyamine (Levsin) is sometimes tried. It's a medicine usually used in Irritable Bowel Syndrome that is Constipation predominant, but it generally acts like a bowel stimulant. I'm sure there are other medicines that could work, but these are 2 that I've used. ...Read more

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My wife pressure read 110/60 she takes med is this a safe reading and should she take her med with this kind of reading?

My wife pressure read 110/60 she takes med is this a safe reading and should she take her med with this kind of reading?

What kind of med?: A BP of 110/60 could be fine for your wife, although a diastolic of 60 is getting a bit low. What kind of medication is she taking? What conditions does she have? If she's typically hypertensive, she may need to have her dose adjusted. Please contact her own physician, who knows her and can advise you better. ...Read more

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Why is it important to take BP med same time each day? By taking it at various times, can this cause readings to be up or down?

Why is it important to take BP med same time each day? By taking it at various times, can this cause readings to be up or down?

Exactly: The goal is for smooth BP control throughout the 24 hours. Many meds are intended for once a day use. By changing the time you take them, you introduce a variable that you don't want. ...Read more

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Every time I take a med, I get a hive or two, about 2-3hrs later. Doesn't matter which med, they're all unrelated. Why do ALL meds trigger this?

Every time I take a med, I get a hive or two, about 2-3hrs later. Doesn't matter which med, they're all unrelated. Why do ALL meds trigger this?

Cause and Effect: That means one must prove the hives are caused by the meds. If a person gets a hive or two, 2-3 hours after taking any one of the thousands of meds available, then that can be evidence that the hives are NOT caused by the meds, because the meds are so different. If one takes several meds over the day, and notices a hive 4 times a day, she may just have mild chronic urticaria unrelated to the meds. ...Read more

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I take seroxat I don t know why I feel angry since I read that seroxat isn t the good med so I need to know if I can take somthing else more beter?

I take seroxat I don t know why I feel angry since I read that seroxat isn t the good med so I need to know if I can take somthing else more beter?

Is paroxetine: It is a good med. What you need to think about is how you feel, not what you read. Stuff you read is not always true. If the medicine is working for you it is good. If it is not then you need to visit your doctor again! ...Read more

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Have high colest totals almost 800 with no good colest aller to nicin is there another med I can take. I've watched my diet and exercise need help?

Have high colest totals almost 800 with no good colest aller to nicin is there another med I can take. I've watched my diet and exercise need help?

Cholesterol: I need clarification. Are you saying your Cholesterol is 800? What is your LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. What is your Hba1C and fasting glucose? ...Read more

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Am 20 years I take medicine (cyclo proganova) my periodoesn't come normally at all without med it don't come is there other solutions for my condition

Am 20 years I take medicine (cyclo proganova) my periodoesn't come normally at all without med it don't come is there other solutions for my condition

Irregular periods: The most common reason for irregular periods, other than pregnancy, is not ovulating (releasing an egg). There are a number of reasons this could happen and if it continues, a discussion with your ob/gyn would be helpful as well as some blood tests and possibly an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How to abort a 2months old pregnancy? What med should I take?

How to abort a 2months old pregnancy? What med should I take?

D/w your OB: This would be best to be discussed with your ob. If you don;t see one- you should see one and discuss in detail about the options, complication, adverse events etc. This site will not be the best place for you to get the information you are seeking. ...Read more

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What kind of cold med. Can I take if im pregnant?

What kind of cold med. Can I take if im pregnant?

Please call your OB: As your OB may not agree with me and I always want all of my pts asking me? S like this and not someone else, I tell my pts throat lozenges with zinc, tylenol, (acetaminophen) robitussin, Benadryl plain if nece, Claritin without d, extra vit c but ask your ob. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: A number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What med are you supposed to take for extreme social anxiety?

What med are you supposed to take for extreme social anxiety?

Many options: Buspirone, citalopram, mirtazepine, sertraline are ones I use most commonly, but there are many other optionsl. ...Read more

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Can u take 45mg morphine & 30mg of methadone as a break through med?

Can u take 45mg morphine & 30mg of methadone as a break through med?

Not safe: Methadone is not for break through pain. Methadone overdose causes more deaths than any other narcotic. 45 mg of morphine is an awful of narcotic. This does not sound safe at all ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel withdrawl side effects after getting off a med?

How long does it take to feel withdrawl side effects after getting off a med?

Depends on the med: Different meds are associated with more or less severe withdrawal effects. So with some meds you can see withdrawal effects earlier. But a rough rule of thumb is that withdrawal effects begin after you have gone for 1.5 to 3 half lives off the medicine (you can look up half lives for many medications on the internet). ...Read more

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What over-the-counter med can I take to make me more awake in the day? Is it iron tabs?

Caffeine or B's: Not iron tablets, they may help your blood count and tend to constipate you, but aren't the go-to for pep. Obvious standby is caffeine tablets--which can be hard on stomach and cardiovascular system in excess. B-complex vitamins are known for their contribution to metabolism & energy. Others would be supplements like energy drinks--guanine & taurine. ...Read more

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Would taking ACE diet med affect the methadone I take? In any way at all? Thanks for the help!

Would taking ACE diet med affect the methadone I take? In any way at all? Thanks for the help!

Not that I know of: Ace is a supplement containing chromium, a few vitamins and caffeine, and as far as I can tell, wouldn't have any interactions with methadone. Despite all of the testimonials etc. Online, there is little or no scientific evidence that it works. Weight loss is a matter of eating a lot less and exercising a lot more, and that works better than any supplement. Good luck on your efforts. ...Read more

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How long does it take for med Benicar (olmesartan) to start working and to get out of your system?

How long does it take for med Benicar (olmesartan) to start working and to get out of your system?

Benicar (olmesartan) onset: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) class of drugs. It works by remodeling the endothelium (E) of blood vessels, which makes them less stiff and it lowers BP that way. It takes about 2 weeks for B to remodel the E. Once B is stopped, the E begins to change to become stiffer, or less compliant and the BP rises. So, the answer to your question is about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed atovaquone for toxoplamosis, I just wanted a second opinion on how long I need to take this med for...

I've been prescribed atovaquone for toxoplamosis, I just wanted a second opinion on how long I need to take this med for...

Clarify please: This medicine can be used for prevention or treatment of toxoplasmosis. Can you give us more information? Where is the infection (in your eye or elsewhere)? How long did the doctor say to take it? How was this diagnosed? ...Read more

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Currently taking bystolic (nebivolol) 5mg switched dr's & he doesn't want me to take it anymore how safe to quit this med??

Currently taking bystolic (nebivolol) 5mg switched dr's & he doesn't want me to take it anymore how safe to quit this med??

Bystolic (nebivolol): Also called nebivolol, is a beta blocker used to treat hypertension. 5 mg is a low dose and it is safe to stop if your doctor advised so. Whenever your physician orders tests or makes changes in medications be sure to ask "why? ". Your doctor will be happy to explain his or her rationale. :) ...Read more

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Is it smart to take less dmt2 med when one eats less on given day & go back to med regular schedule when one eats full meals again?

Is it smart to take less dmt2 med when one eats less on given day & go back to med regular schedule when one eats full meals again?

Your doctor: It is always best to discuss how to manage these situations with your doctor. Having a handle on your diabetes, your doctor knows you and your medications and will be able to give you appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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