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Are medications used to treat dystonia?  

Are medications used to treat dystonia?  

Yes: Several different kinds of medications can be helpful with dystonias, depending on the type of dystonia. Neurologists and psychiatrists generally have the most expertise for helping with dystonias. ...Read more

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What are the medications used to treat bronchiectasis? Thanks

What are the medications used to treat bronchiectasis? Thanks

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

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Are medications used to treat vaginal pain?

Are medications used to treat vaginal pain?

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

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What is the most common medication used to treat drug induced akathesia?

What is the most common medication used to treat drug induced akathesia?

Varies: Traditionally, in years past, anti-cholinergic drugs were employed, but would advise usage of Dopamine agonists these days, such as Requip (ropinirole) or mirapex. ...Read more

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Are medicinal medications used to treat scabies safe?

Are medicinal medications used to treat scabies safe?

Safety of scabies RX: The medication usually used for scabies is elimite (permethrin topical). According to epocrates which is a drug based app, the common reactions are burning, pruritus, erythema, and numbness/tingling. No serious reactions have been reported. ...Read more

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Is zpack the best medication used to treat pneumonia?

Is zpack the best medication used to treat pneumonia?

Depends on: It depends in type of pneumonia which decide abx treatment! Z pack is good to cover common atypical organism covering legionella, mycoplasma, chlymydia! ...Read more

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Are there medications used to treat Lewy body dementia?

Are there medications used to treat Lewy body dementia?

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

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What are the name of the medication used to treat tension headaches?

What are the name of the medication used to treat tension headaches?

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

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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?

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

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What dangers are associated with medications used to treat add/adhd?

What dangers are associated with medications used to treat add/adhd?

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

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I need to find a new effective medication used to treat ADHD in adults?

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

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What are the long terms psychological effects of medications used to treat depression?

What are the long terms psychological effects of medications used to treat depression?

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

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What are some prescription medications used to treat anemia?

What are some prescription medications used to treat anemia?

Depends: What is the cause of the anemia? Is it iron deficiency, B12 deficiency? Is the bone marrow functioning? You need to know the cause in order to recommend therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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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What are the side effect of the medication used to treat dry mouth?

What are the side effect of the medication used to treat dry mouth?

Some bad, some not: Serious advrse reactions may include; arythmia, hypotension, brochospasm, allergic reaction, and dehydration. Common reactions include; excessive sweating, nausea, rhinitis, diarrhea, excessive salivation, headache, GI upset, tremor, to name a few. ...Read more

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