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Medication Used Treat
Find the cause: Some supportive-care meds are common to this and other lung diseases, but the key will be to try to identify a cause if you can. I recently autopsied a 70 year old woman with "unexplained bronchiectasis" and discovered they had missed adult-onset cystic fibrosis -- which could have been managed more effectively. ...Read more
Vaginal pain: Yes, various medications are used to treat vaginal pain. If you are having pain, you should see your doctor for a check up to determine the cause of your pain, and give you appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yes, brief details:: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil. ...Read more
OTC analgesics: OTC pain meds like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naprosyn (naproxen) (Aleve) and aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help. Hot showers or baths, warm towels to the neck, active or passive stretching and massage can help. Try deep breathing, meditation, guided imagery or biofeedback under the care of a trained therapist. If you need stronger meds see your doctor. ...Read more
Have a question to ADHD experts here. To my knowledge medications used to treat it lead to ~30% improvement on ADHD scales? Can someone elaborate this?
? ADHD scales: Rating scales, if that's what you mean, to measure response to a medication are mostly used in research, eg, to measure the effectiveness of a medication in the testing phase to gain FDA approval. Most doctors judge clinical improvement in patients with ADHD by seeing that the benefits of medication outweigh any risks or side effects, that the person is doing better. ...Read more
Medication risk: Stimulants have been use for many years in the treatment of add. They seen to be very safe drugs for the purpose. Poor appetite and sleep are usually the most common complaints. These side effects can be treated by adjusting the dosage of the medicines and also the times of the day that these medicines are given. Always ask the prescriber for his/hers suggestions in how to control these effects. ...Read more
Get eval: There are several good medications but each has to be matched to the characteristics of the patient, and sometimes it requires the use of a primary medication plus a second "adjunctive" medication. This can only be determined by working with your health care provider. Good luck! ...Read more
Varies: Medical depressive disorder is a neurobiochemical disorder affecting certain chemical connections and parts of brain. Antidepressants (ad) correct these defects in many patients. The long term psychological consequences are therefore good ones (as shown in many research studies). Adverse effects do occur with ad's but are mostly reversible. In bipolar patients ad's can trigger mania. ...Read more
I believe I have add and I can't get a doctor to listen to me and help I'm afraid that they only think I want to medication used to treat it?
Too common: This is unfortunately the case for so many. A most stigmatized diagnosis amongst the profession. It is both over and under diagnosed and treated. Risks on erring too much on side or the other of the debate. Overall wishing you well in which ever direction you move ...Read more
Block h2 recepters: Simply causes carbohydrate craving.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lightheadedness can be caused by medications used to treat heart conditions. What meds can be used to provide symptom relief?
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What are the medications used to treat hypothyroidism? Should it be stopped after thyroid levels are normal or continued for life. Can it be cured
Medications used to treat hypothyroidism:
Most common medication is Levothyroxine, brand name = Synthroid.
The goal is to have thyroid levels within normal limits-the blood test is TSH.
Probably should be treated rest of your life, since Hypothyroid is not usually cured, but controlled.
Hypothyroid is usually due to decreased function due to prior viral infection, or no function due to prior surgical removal of thyroid gland ...Read more
Are there side effects with medications used to treat osteoporosis if they are injected instead of taken orally? Do you avoid stomach upset, etc.?
Injectables are: Less difficult on the stomach, and they also do not depend on gut absorption. So for many women the injectable bisphosphonate drugs like pamidronate for osteoporosis (amongst other things) are useful. The downside is that injectable drugs can seriously lover your blood calcium levels. The doc prescribing the medication knows this and you should have that monitored. ...Read more
Combination chemo: The drug choicees are variable among different age groups. Children with ALL are commonly treated with Vincristine/ Prednisone initially and later receive 6MP and Methotrexate. In adults we tend to use Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin) vicristine and Dexamethasone. L-Asparaginase is commonly used but only in children. In Ph+ve patients Imatinib is added as well. ...Read more
Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more
Talk: Personality Disorders aren't diseases - they are ways of relating in the World. Medications might calm you enough to learn new ways of doing that - but it's theraputic re-parenting/learning that might help you make changes. It's challenging and takes time, but a good fit w/ an experienced therapist can succeed. You'd discover how it developed and maybe decide to try new approaches. Trust's a must! ...Read more