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What are side effects of taking meticorten 20mg?

What are side effects of taking meticorten 20mg?

Cortisone-type drug: Meticorten is Prednisone and form of cortisone. It is used for many inflamatory conditions. Taken orally or by injection at high doses over long periods, it can have many side effects including reduced immune response, water retention, kidney involvement and many other conditons. When used for long periods and it is to be stopped, the dose must be reduced gradually (tapering). ...Read more

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Can I overdose from my methadone dosage going up 20 mgs?

Can I overdose from my methadone dosage going up 20 mgs?

Yes: We understand how long most medicines stay in our bodies. However Methadone is different for each individual. Changing the dose of Methadone requires caution. The “half-life” of Methadone can very from 10 hours to 140 hours. An increase in Methadone for one person that is easily tolerated can be an overdose of another person. ...Read more

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Due to work overload my Dr. has recommended that I take 20 mg tablets of Hydroxyzine as needed for anxiety . Is this considered a high dosage BID?

Due to work overload  my Dr. has recommended that I take 20 mg tablets of Hydroxyzine as needed for anxiety .  Is this considered a high dosage BID?

Not at all: In fact this is a rather low dose, but sometimes it is better to start of with low doses and titrate up to make sure you tolerate the medication. Remember this medication can be sedating. ...Read more

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I use to be on 30 mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) went down to 10 mg, but going back up again to 20 mg is harsher even when i slowly increase it by half dosages. What gives and what can I do to make it easier?

I use to be on 30 mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) went down to 10 mg, but going back up again to 20 mg is harsher even when i slowly increase it by half dosages.  What gives and what can I do to make it easier?

Depends: That depends on what the side effects are. If you have GI upset- consider taking probiotics or take it with food. If you have insomnia - then take it in am. If you are experiencing medication related anxiety - then consider adding in deep breathing exercized. Please let your doctor know. Blood levels may be higher the second time around. ...Read more

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Should Prozac (fluoxetine) dosage be increased from 20 to 30mg or directly from 20 to 40.

Should Prozac (fluoxetine) dosage be increased from 20 to 30mg or directly from 20 to 40.

Please ask your doc: Hi: this type of question's answer has so many variables it would be best to ask the physician who knows your history, your body size and your mental health what they think is the next best step for you. ...Read more

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Can you advise for dosage calculation question?

Can you advise for dosage calculation question?

Please go ahead: an provide a clear & specific question about dosage calculation so we can try to help. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the potential negative consequences of miscalculating drug dosages?

Varies: Each drug has a "therapeutic window" or zone where any dose is likely to do the job intended and not result in significant side effects.In drugs with a narrow window, precise dosing is important, when it is wide, not so much. An overdose of some chemo drugs may kill you, while a double dose of Claritin (loratadine) will do nothing. ...Read more

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