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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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