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What is the medication methenamine used for?

What is the medication methenamine used for?

Methenamine Uribel: Is use as a urinary tract analgesic & antispasmodic for urinary discomfort or for urinary tract diagnostic procedures. It also has some antiseptic effect. ...Read more

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Unfamiliar with methenamine hippurate 1 gm tablets. What are they?

Unfamiliar with methenamine hippurate 1 gm tablets. What are they?

Methenamine: Methenamine is a compound used as fuel by campers for heating food, as a food additive, and in the lab to stain slide preparations. In medicine, it is used for urinary tract infections, especially resistant types. ...Read more

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Looking for people who have experience with and knowledge of methenamine hippurate?

Looking for people who have experience with and knowledge of methenamine hippurate?

Methenamine: Methenamine is a compound used as fuel by campers for heating food, as a food additive, and in the lab to stain slide preparations. In medicine, it is used for urinary tract infections, especially resistant types. ...Read more

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Who all is abused in childhood?

Who all is abused in childhood?

Abuse...: Does not discriminate..Abused children can be male, female, rich, poor, white, non-white, english speaking, non-english speaking. Abuse crosses all the economic, social, class and ethnic lines. ...Read more

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Should I seek help if I was abused as a child?

Should I seek help if I was abused as a child?

Seek help?: This is an intersting question. As a co-worker of mine used to say: do you feel you were victimized by the abuse? If yes, or if you are bothered by the fact you were abused then yes. There a few people who are very psychologically strong or whose abuse was not too bad, where we can say they were abused but not victimized. May be getting a consult will help you decide. ...Read more

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What should you do if you suspect someone is abusing their medications?

What should you do if you suspect someone is abusing their medications?

Take them to : The emergency room. More people die from overdose of pain pills than from car accidents. If you care about your friend/relative take them to the er or addiction specialist asap. ...Read more

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What is elderly abuse?

What is elderly abuse?

Elder abuse.: Elder abuse is a general term to describe mistreatment of an elderly person. This mistreatment can be physical, emotional, mental, medical or nutritional. The abuser acts purposely to the detriment of the elder. ...Read more

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What defines drug abuse?

What defines drug abuse?

Drug Abuse : In dsm-iv, this is a persistent, "maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress." there are: failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; recurrent drug use in physically hazardous situations (like driving); recurrent substance-related legal problems; & continued use despite social problems caused/worsened by the drug use. ...Read more

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How common is drug abuse?

How common is drug abuse?

Very common: Unfortunatey, the usa is a country plaged with both prescrition, and nonprescription drug addicts. Many of these individuals or occupying space in overcrowded prisions, others are at large, perhaps homeless, and using criminal means to support their drug habits. The war on drugs has failed horrably, and due to past misguided effects to erraticate cannibus, the real threat today crystal meth. ...Read more

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Why do people abuse drugs?

Why do people abuse drugs?

Another reason: I agree with the first answer. Another reason is that people are using substances to cover up deep and unconscious negative emotions perceived as taboo (e.g. Anger, sadness, shame, fear, sexual feelings, etc). ...Read more

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Why does elder abuse happen?

Why does elder abuse happen?

It is hard to know: It is hard to know in every situation why this occurs. Sometimes there is a long pattern of domestic violence in the relationship, caregiver personal problems also increase the risk as does social isolation. The more in recent term is "elder mistreatment" which includes physical abuse, and also neglect as well as financial, emotional, and sexual abuse. If you suspect this is occuring report it! ...Read more

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What are signs of domestic abuse?

What are signs of domestic abuse?

Multiple: Lack of mutual respect, verbal attacks, controlling and isolating behavior, disparaging remarks (particularly in front of others), failure to engage in constructive interactions, placing inappropriate blame on the other person, and so on and so on, until it degenerates into physical abuse. ...Read more

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What can be done for child abuse?

Report it: If it happened once it will probably happen again report it! ...Read more

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How to break cycle of drug abuse?

How to break cycle of drug abuse?

Seeking help: Addiction is a serious disease that requires professional help. I would recommend finding a therapist and psychiatrist who have experience treating addiction. If you need help with detoxing from substances currently, that may require inpatient or residential treatment for a short period of time, followed by outpatient work. ...Read more

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How can I get past childhood abuse?

How can I get past childhood abuse?

Psychotherapy: One idea is to make an appointment with a psychotherapist and begin working on the problem. In many cases it will take a significant amount of work and will not be easy and you may be asked to think about things that you don't want to. There are a number of specific therapies for abuse and ptsd that can be potentially helpful. But you need to take the first step of making the appointment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

Many: Firstly, any abuse should be reported. Obvious signs of bruises in many stages of healing, genital or rectal trauma. A patient that seems fearful of their caretaker, or a patient that the caretaker refuses to have you interview them alone maybe a sign. Under nutrition, poor hygiene and other signs of neglect maybe noticeable. Less obvious signs may include financial abuse. ...Read more

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What should I do for domestic abuse?

Call 1-800-799-SAFE: Or local domestic violence shelter or mental health professional who has experience with dv. They can help develop a plan to leave the situation & can help you recover from abuse. The primary goal is to overcome the "brainwashing" of abuse that convinces you that you're worthless, stupid, bad, powerless, etc. Verbal/emotional abuse/control can cause longer-lasting harm than physical abuse. ...Read more

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What are the effects of child abuse?

What are the effects of child abuse?

Serious and Numerous: This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child can be mild or severe with problems in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse and criminality-but those aren't all. Some great information is at the website for child welfare information gateway. http://www.childwelfare.gov/. ...Read more

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