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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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Midazolam (Definition)

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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Is 50mg hydroxyzine equal to 1 mg ativan (lorazepam)?

See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a large dose?

Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a large dose?

No: Toprol (metoprolol) doses can range from 25-400 mg. The question though is what "size" fits you. ...Read more

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Maximum dose of gabapentin a day?

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Maximum dose of gabapentin a day?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Average is 1, 800mg. Per day. Less if elderly or child or kidney impairment. ...Read more

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What is equivalent dose of oxycontin for opana 40 mg er.

What is equivalent dose of oxycontin for opana 40 mg er.

Addiction?: This is best determined by the physician prescribing the medication. If you have no physician prescribing this then we need to talk about the disease of addiction and how the brain can become obsessed with acquiring and using the drugs they are addicted to. ...Read more

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What is morphine sulfate 5 mg max dose a day?

What is morphine sulfate 5 mg max dose a day?

None: There is no ceiling dose for morphine, as long as a patient tolerates it well and has no adverse side effects which includes increased pain, the morphine can be continually increased by a doctor. DO NOT increase the dose of morphine without consulting your doctor. It is not only dangerous, but could break the trust in your doctor-patient relationship. ...Read more

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What is the max dose for morphine sulfate -30 mg- every day?

Depends: It depends if you are on narcotics and are narcotic tolerant, I have seen patients on morphine more than 100 mg three times a day. ...Read more

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is .5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required ...Read more

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Is dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent to dosage of prozac?

Is dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent to dosage of prozac?

No: There is not a 1:1 relationship between doses of zoloft (sertraline) and prozac. Zoloft (sertraline) doses range from 25 to 200mg whereas Prozac ranges from 10mg to 80mg. ...Read more

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What is the maximum methadone dose given?

What is the maximum methadone dose given?

Titrated: It is titrated to effect, there is no maximum when used very carefully and. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?

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Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?

Risk: Every medication has risk. Nobody can guarantee that you won't have side effect or be injured by any medication you take. If your doctor prescribes these medications for you after knowing your condition, then that means he/she feels the possible benefit outweighs the risk. You have to decide whether you agree with your doctor or not. ...Read more

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Equivalent dose of perphenazine 8mg tid to haloperidol.Because of somnolence &weight gain.

Equivalent dose of   perphenazine 8mg tid to haloperidol.Because of somnolence &weight gain.

Ask pharmacist: An answer to a question like this is likely not going to be precise since your physician will want to take many things into consideration before making such a switch. It would be best to have the pharmacist contact the physician in order to carry out this particular substitution of drugs. ...Read more

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Is a 100 dose sertraline high dose?

Is a 100 dose sertraline high dose?

Depends: on your treatment goals. Typically doses can go higher (200 mg +) if treating depression. But there is a wide dosage range that is therapeutic, in my experience, since every person is different. If you feel better on 100 mg. and have no side effects, that's the best dose for you. Don't worry about a "standard" dose. Take care. ...Read more

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What is maximum sine dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Maximum single dose: Of xanax (alprazolam) is whatever your physician prescribes. As a rule it would generally be the 2 mg tablet size, but clinical differences among individuals dictate some variability in this. ...Read more

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Is taking .25 mg ativan (lorazepam) with a glass of wine safe?

Is taking .25 mg ativan (lorazepam) with a glass of wine safe?

Depends..: If you are taking Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety then you may not need to take both. If you have a drug or alcohol problem you may want to discuss this with your dr and let him/her help you address these problems. ...Read more

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Side effex of midazolam?

Side effex of midazolam?

Low BP, apnea, etc.: Midazolam/versed is a fast acting medication (related to benzodiazepines) that works on the gaba receptors. Used peri-operatively to produce sedation and retrograde amnesia (helps you forget pain). Because it has a short half-life (1.5 to 3 hours), it is often preferred over diazepam. Side effects can include oxygen desaturation, lowered blood pressure, respiratory depression, and GI distress. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of the drug midazolam?

What is your opinion of the drug midazolam?

Midazolam: I use Midazolam routinely on a daily basis. Used appropriately and judiciously it is an excellent addition to to armamentarium of a skilled anesthesiologist. I find it an indispensable adjunct to my practice and to my patient's comfort and often desire for an amnestic effect peri-procedurally. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have a terrible experience with the drug midazolam/versed?

What can cause you to have a terrible experience with the drug midazolam/versed?

Side effects: Two side effects that can cause a bad experience with versed are delirium and agitation. While they are not common, they do occur. ...Read more

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Would you give a four-year old child midazolam in order to have his cavity filled?

Would you give a four-year old child midazolam in order to have his cavity filled?

At the hospital: Midazolam is safe when the child is being monitored. Sedation in a child may be unexpectedly problematic. In my view, pediatric sedation should only be performed in the hospital with full monitoring and emergency staff and equipment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Midazolam allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Midazolam allergy?

Midazolam allergy: Midazolam ( Versed) is a sedative medication. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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How is midazolam used as an induction agent if it is just a benzo? I thought benzos don't provide a deep enough level of sleep to use in surgery?

How is midazolam used as an induction agent if it is just a benzo? I thought benzos don't provide a deep enough level of sleep to use in surgery?

Such medications: are "rapid acting" and produce enough drowsines to proceed with deeper induction.....hope this info is helpful! ( BTW IV benzos can produce deep anesthesia.)

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What do you recommend. I have experience with midazolam but can't get it anymore. Have to choose Xanax (alprazolam) or chloral hydrate for paediatric dentistry?

I don't like Versed: That is unfortunate that you can't get it anymore. I never like to use it b/c in my hands CH is a way better. Seems kids have paradoxical effect with Versed 20-30 of the time. I don't use Xanax (alprazolam). Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Is it safe to take 5mg oral diazepam before having IV midazolam?

Maybe: Depends on you, your age, procedures, etc. Need to tell the docs who plan on giving you the IV midazolam- may affect the dose they give you (you may have a tolerance for these drugs, if taken regularly). They may say yes...Or no. ...Read more

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I have a serious allergy to penicillin and midazolam and the doctors said I should be careful of drugs, does this mean im allergic to drugs like weed?

I have a serious allergy to penicillin and midazolam and the doctors said I should be careful of drugs, does this mean im allergic to drugs like weed?

Allergy 2 penicillin: The allergy extends to any member of the penicillin class. Caution about using substances of unknown provenance is appropriate if your allergy is significant. One needs to be assured there are no penicillin related contaminants in the substances used. Weed is known to harbor many types of mold, a penicillium species might present in some plants. ...Read more

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Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Doubt meds will work: After 3 or 4 drugs, the chance of success is below 4-5% at best, and unless you have some metabolic imbalance, you should consider a more aggressive approach such as a vagal nerve stimulator or even a surgical procedure. Get evaluation at a local medical school and see what might be available for you. ...Read more

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Will taking Valium the day before surgery reduce the effectiveness of the Midazolam used for anesthesia? What about narcotics (affect on fentanyl etc?

Will taking Valium the day before surgery reduce the effectiveness of the Midazolam used for anesthesia? What about narcotics (affect on fentanyl etc?

No: The valium the day before will not have an affect provided you are not a daily user. Patients who require daily valium will have a bit of a resistance to midazolam, its not a huge deal the midazolam isn't the main part of your anesthesia. As far as narcotics these work together. it will not have a major effect and your anesthesiologist should be easily capable of caring for your needs. ...Read more

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I have gad, they gave me a shot of midazolam in the er. It worked better than any of the benzos I've been on. Why wont my physician offer that?

I have gad, they gave me a shot of midazolam in the er. It worked better than any of the benzos I've been on. Why wont my physician offer that?

Not for long term: This won't work in the long term. You need good therapy, and a long term medication that does not involve benzodiazepines-- such as ssris. ...Read more

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Is midazolam too strong of a drug to be taken for wisdom teeth extraction?

Is midazolam too strong of a drug to be taken for wisdom teeth extraction?

Don't self med: Versed is a strong, short acting sedative. It must be administered by a properly trained health professional in a controlled setting. That means proper monitoring of blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart and respiratory rates, among other things. There must be equipment on hand to support breathing and manage medical emergencies. It is not intended to be self-administered. ...Read more

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I am a pharmacy technician at a hospital can I stiil work in the IV room? We work with mostly fentanyl, glycopyrrolate midazolam, chlorpromazine

I am a pharmacy technician at a hospital can I stiil work in the IV room? We work with mostly fentanyl, glycopyrrolate midazolam, chlorpromazine

Not clear the Q: You cannot contaminate through the sterile gloves. You could not inhale because there is a one way air circulating hood. ...Read more

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Is I.V. sedation (Midazolam+Fentanyl) for dental procedure, safe for hypertensive/tachycardic person who is on Coversyl? Is there no side effect?

Interaction Check: We don't have Coversyl here in the U.S, but it's in the drug class called ACE inhibitors, of which we have many. ACE inhibitors should not interact with fentanyl+midazolam that you will be receiving for your procedure. However, make sure your dentist knows you're on a ACE inhibitor.Unrelated to your question,any dentist using sedation should have resuscitative equipment and supplies in the office. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherer
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Versed (Definition)

Versed is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more