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Meticorten 20 Mg Dosage
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to feel cold when i'm on focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR 20? Or should I lower the dosage to 15?
No: Your response is unusual. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
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
I recently took a preworkout before going to the gym, my chest began to hurt 20 min after taking it. I was wondering if I should take a lower dosage?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer