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Mega Multiple Medication
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more
"sore kidneys": Not sure what you mean by "sore kidneys". If you mean having low back pain, it is more likely that the pain is not caused by the kidneys. Most patients with acute or chronic kidney diseases do not have localized pain in the low back or pelvic area. I recommend an evaluation by a physician that includes a full physical examination. ...Read more
What are your: Concerns. .. and what is the medication? ...Read more
Your INR is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
There are no studies:
There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds
so we can not answer this question based on evidence
but according to alternative meds experts it is ok. So make your own mind. ...Read more
This depends on: The type of surgery you are having. Sometimes just basic pain medications, such as opioid based pills like Percocet can be effective pain control. If the surgery is more invasive, you may need anything from patient controlled analgesia or timed IV medications like morphine or dilaudid. Your surgical team will most likely make sure your pain is controlled effectively, but let them know if they dont. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Fm remains a complex disease for which conservative therapies such as cymbalta, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin are often not significantly effective or at least not effective enough. For those individuals, pain medications can be added and often provide much needed relief. ...Read more
Contact your doctor: Side effects are not necessarily "normal" but they can be "expected." this will depend on the side effect and the medication taken. Some side effects are not serious, but others can be life threatening. Best to contact your doctor for specifics. ...Read more
Psychosis & Relapse: Often times, medications need adjustments, even as an outpatient so the patient can get back on track. Smoking and tobacco use may reduce the levels in one's system of certain medications. A patient may have been stabilized on an anti- psychotic medication in the hospital and then after discharge and when the smoking starts back, the levels fall and the person may become more psychotic. ...Read more
1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects.
3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids
4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more
Should be OK, but: Ask your doctor first... It should be ok... ...Read more
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read more
Look for cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more
Not necessarily: For some mental illness, like generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and major depression, they can often be treated with regular schedules, exercise, meditation, psychotherapy, and mindfulness training without medication. Some psychiatric illness like bipolar disorder, ocd, and schizophrenia often require medication to help in recovery and symptom relief. ...Read more
Both: Faith is powerful it may help you heal, you should not lose hope ;you should also continue taking the medications prescribed to you unless your doctor tell you otherwise. ...Read more
I'm wondering if I doubled down on my cholestoral medication, will this help lower my numbers quicker?
Cholesterol: This depends on which cholesterol medication you are taking. I would caution you on doing this because these medicines can cause serious side effects with increased doses. Ask your physician before taking more than the prescribed dose. ...Read more
My son is taking a medication that I'm allergic to, is it bad to give him kisses and let him eat off me?
Likely not: It is unlikely that you would get any allergic reactions when you kiss your son unless he still has the medication you are allergic to inside his mouth. Also when you let him eat off you, you won't transfer your medication allergies to him. ...Read more
I'm having really bad migraines which won't seem to go away I don't want to take any medication for my problem?
I'm having surgery on february 11. I'm suppose to take medication 3 days before surgery. When do I start taking it?
Can you tell me if it would be important to understand the medications that the person is taking, side effects and m?
Yestaken: CCEvery patient shoud know what medications they are on and what each medication is for. And should know any potentially dangerous side effects. ...Read more