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Doctor insights on: Mercurochrome Medication

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Where can you buy mercurochrome?

Where can you buy mercurochrome?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercyry and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in mercurochrome?

What are the ingredients in mercurochrome?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercury with iodine and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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Why don't they stock mercurochrome anymore?

Why don't they stock mercurochrome anymore?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercyry and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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How do I get mercurochrome for cut on my skin?

How do I get mercurochrome for cut on my skin?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercury with iodine and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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I have an old bottle of mercurochrome. Is it safe?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercury with iodine and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply mercurochrome on a infant?

Is it safe to apply mercurochrome on a infant?

Would not: Besides the chemicals, it will sting and hurt your baby. Try using a gentle sopa and water to cleanse a cut or abrasion. ...Read more

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Hi, I cutted my fingers yesterday where the skin was removed with the cut and putted some mercurochrome on, should I close the wounds or keep it open?

Hi, I cutted my fingers yesterday where the skin was removed with the cut and putted some mercurochrome on, should I close the wounds or keep it open?

Wound: Different wounds have different treatments. We cannot acess a wound with only a description. But, most wounds do better to closing it initially after disinfecting it. After a few days then it can be opened to dry. ...Read more

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Can mercurochrome be used for diabetic ulcers?

Can mercurochrome be used for diabetic ulcers?

Mercurochrome: Is obsolete - there are many better products available now for wound care, including diabetic ulcers. See a wound care expert for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Does anyone remember mercurochrome iodine or merthiolate and are they still manufactured?

Does anyone remember mercurochrome iodine or merthiolate and are they still manufactured?

Not available: Mercurachrome was removed from the market years ago due to its mecury component, and I believe merthiolate was removed due to possible risks of its alcohol content and lack of benefit of healing. ...Read more

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Doctor applied mercurochrome post surgery. Haven't seen that in years. Why?

Something different?: I do not specifically know what your doctor applied, or where. What you likely have seen is either orange colored betadine, orange colored chloraprep, or orange colored duraprep. These are antiseptic solutions used to prepare the skin for surgery. I am fairly certain that mercurachrome had been removed from the market years ago due to its mercury component. ...Read more

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Is mercurochrome a good diabetic foot antiseptic?

Is mercurochrome a good diabetic foot antiseptic?

Not Safe: The FDA pulled mercurochrome off of the market in 1998 due to the potentially unsafe levels of mercury in the product. It is an effective antiseptic but due to its discoloration of the skin, it makes it impossible to decide if there is an infectious process occurring during observation. If you still have the product purchased in the USA, then it is very old and needs to be discarded. Seek help! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! Is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?

What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! Is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?

Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) are used in the mouth. But if she has oral lesions, the H2O2 can actually cause tissue damage and is not considered to be a good antiseptic. Has she tried gargling with warm salt water? ...Read more

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Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Maybe nothing: The best thing is to keep the wound clean by washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day. If you want to put something on it, Bacitracin ointment can be purchased without a prescription and should be fine. ...Read more

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Will betadine disinfectant work on my cuts like merthiolate and mercuricrome used to?

Will betadine disinfectant work on my cuts like merthiolate and mercuricrome used to?

Good for cleansing: I am not sure that mercurochrome has ever been shown to be beneficial to healing despite it's widespread use. While betadine is outstanding for cleaning a wound due it's ability to kill bacteria and fungus, it's continued use will likely slow down healing and should only be used for short term purposes in actively infected wounds. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more