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Why are so many medications in such short supply?

Why are so many medications in such short supply?

Several: Manufacturer problems, higher demands, and ofcourse recalls. ...Read more

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What good can hydroxycut gummies do for me at 58 with the medical problems and medications I am on?

What good can hydroxycut gummies do for me at 58 with the medical problems and medications I am on?

Avoid diet pills.: Hydroxycut has been linked with liver damage and muscle injury that can result in kidney damage. We have no way of knowing your medical problems or your medications, so it's best to check with a doctor who does. Generally, though, successful weight loss realistically will not be achieved by a simple pill (or gummy). It involves lifestyle changes in self control, diet, and activity. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hi Dr! Away from medications, I need your advice, I'm a medical student & I can't handle all my lectures, I need study methods please :)?

Hi Dr! Away from medications, I need your advice, I'm a medical student & I can't handle all my lectures, I need study methods please :)?

Organization: Hello Layan,
Medical school can be very overwhelming, and organization is essential. How is your time organized and are there any other outside stressors cooccurrence at the same time? Are you taking enough breaks? Is it possible to have someone take notes for you so you can focus on the lectures? ...Read more

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What effect would fasting for approx. 15 hours have on the body of a teenager who is not taking medications and doesn't have any medical conditions?

What effect would fasting for approx. 15 hours have on the body of a teenager who is not taking medications and doesn't have any medical conditions?

Nothing dramatic: The body shifts into a separate fat burning metabolism during fasting. It takes longer to provide sugar for metabolic activities when converting to it from fat & the person will likely feel sluggish. As long as they do not have a significant medical condition that is aggravated by fasting, this should be well tolerated. ...Read more

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Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major (if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m

Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major (if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m

See answer: You may want to indicate something like "Severe drug interactions: See wallet" and in your wallet list the medication you are on, the need to check for interactions before administering emergency medication, and any specific medication that you might be concerned about. ...Read more

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I am constable tired from working 12 hour shift. Is there medication to "resupply" my sleep?

I am constable tired from working 12 hour shift. Is there medication to "resupply" my sleep?

Medications 4 sleep: Sleep is probaby the best medicine. Shift work whether a night or evening or longer than usual is exhausting. Scheduling breaks and off days for renewed sleep and restoration is helpful. Avoid work work work and no play. There are medications for shift work that help with alertness. ...Read more

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How can anyone or computer Really know how 12 medications interact with each other or with medical conditions?

NSA....: NSA computer have the capacity to screen the whole world communication..........12 meds are nothing for the computer.....they are very advanced. ...Read more

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I have chronic insomnia and no relevant medical conditions. I have tried everything holistic and medications. How do I improve this?

I have chronic insomnia and no relevant medical conditions. I have tried everything holistic and medications. How do I improve this?

Chronic insomnia: Here's the protocol: 1. Regular bedtime and wake-up time. 2. Relax before bedtime. 3. Quiet, peaceful bedroom. 4. Avoid work & tv in bedroom. 5. Don't eat in 3 hours before bedtime. 6. Avoid caffeine & alcohol within 2 hours of bedtime. 7. Exercise regularly for 20 minutes a day during daytime. 8. Avoid naps. 9. Don't go to bed unless you feel sleepy. 10. Address your stresses well before bedtime. ...Read more

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I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?

I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?

Opioids?: None or very mild symptoms if you decrease your dose gradually - if you stop suddenly you may develop abdominal pain, tearing, runny nose, salivation, nausea, headache, diarrhea, muscle pain, restlessness / agitation. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

Try these. ..: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more

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How do I fix premature ejaculation naturally or medically. Priority for natural medication?

How do I fix premature ejaculation naturally or medically. Priority for natural medication?

More sex!: Seriously! orgasm leads to a refractory period in men during which it's impossible to have another ejaculation. Therefore, men tend to last longer the 2nd time around. Assuming that's not in the cards, read about ways to gain control in some references available online and in answers I've already written on my website http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/search/label/premature%20ejaculation. ...Read more

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Does cysts in the liver cause major medical problems? Is there a medication to resolve the cysts?

Does cysts in the liver cause major medical problems? Is there a medication to resolve the cysts?

Usually benign: Cysts are usually benign and don't cause any problems. However, sometimes they become so large tha they press on other organs and cause pain. In this situation, they may require treatment (drainage, etc.). There are no mediations which have proven to resolve the cysts. Patients with genetic causes of cysts (polycystic liver) should be followed by a physician. ...Read more

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What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?

What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?

Metformin: Metformin is most commonly used for type 2 diabetes. It is also commonly used for gynecology to help treat polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Whaat are the underlying medical problems that would cause blood pressure not to respond to medication?

Whaat are the underlying medical problems that would cause blood pressure not to respond to medication?

BP not responding to: The biggest problem is non compliance with meds due to costs of meds and insurance not covering and sometime ignorance. The other causes are renal artery stenosis, chronic kidney disease, nonsteroidal analgesics, adrenal problems. ...Read more

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I've been getting nauseous at night when I lay down to go to sleep? No medications and no medical history.

I've been getting nauseous at night when I lay down to go to sleep? No medications and no medical history.

Make sure: Make sure you go to bed with an empty stomach as delayed gastric emptying can cause nausea on reclining. Even eating very fatty foods in the early evening can cause retained food in the stomach a few hours later. Perhaps lying too flat is also a cause of bedtime nausea. Also avoid taking any medications at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is the 5.2 diet suitable for me. I am 62 female no medical condition other than being 3 stone overweight and on no medication.?

Is the 5.2 diet suitable for me. I am 62 female no medical condition other than being 3 stone overweight and on no medication.?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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I recently was layed off from my job leaving me no medical insurance. Am I able to get a consult for medication refill temporarily?

I recently was layed off from my job leaving me no medical insurance. Am I able to get a consult for medication refill temporarily?

Try our other forum: In the U.S., try HealthTap PRIME. Whether a PRIME doctor prescribes medications depends on the doctor, the patient, and each individual situation. PRIME fees are the same, regardless of whether or not medication is prescribed, because the fees are for the virtual consultations (not the meds). Currently, you have posted this question on HealthTap's free public information forum, not on PRIME. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of the osteoporosis medication and lessened day-to-day quality of life sometimes worse than the medical condition itself?

Are the side effects of the osteoporosis medication and lessened day-to-day quality of life sometimes worse than the medical condition itself?

Choices: There are many medications and classes for osteoporosis. If you don't like one of them, talk to your doctor about the other choices. There should be one that won't give you bad side effects. If you have osteoporosis, you need to be treated. A hip fracture can permanently affect your quality of life and could even kill you. Have a conversation with your doc. ...Read more

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I have several medical issues. The medicine I take for them makes me hungry. Now I am obese but can't lose the weight because of medication. Help?

Wieght loss, steroid: Losing weight while on steroids is tough! Exercise is key in helping gain control over your appetite. Walking three miles a day at a brisk pace has been shown to significantly reduce appetite. If you can't walk, swimming is great. There are also medications to help control appetite, but start with exercise and making a strict eating plan with your doctor or dietician. Good luck! I'll be rooting. ...Read more

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Managed BP with medication. Alternate Fasting daily. Exercise regularly:HIIT. How risky/difficult to water fast for 2/3 days? Do I need medical help?

Managed BP with medication. Alternate Fasting daily. Exercise regularly:HIIT. How risky/difficult to water fast for 2/3 days? Do I need medical help?

Water Fasting: As a nutritionist I support and believe in the benefits of transient fasting and caloric restriction. Both have been shown to increase life expectancy across species due to reduced metabolic demand. I do not support fasts that trigger a starvation metabolic stress response. You need nutrient calories and your brain needs glucose! A healthy 12 hour fast...stop eating at 8pm and breakfast at 8am! ...Read more

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I am on nesopram 20mg twice a day for hiatus hernia and it is costly. If it is a medical condition that requires ongoing medication can it be considered/paid for by chronic? Is there another cheaper generic?

I am on nesopram 20mg twice a day for hiatus hernia and it is costly. If it is a medical condition that requires ongoing medication can it be considered/paid for by chronic? Is there another cheaper generic?

Ask your medical aid: You should have a gastroscopy and the gastroenterologist will advise a longterm treatment which might be longterm PPI treatment, eg. Nesopram or laparoscopic surgery. Longterm treatment on a PPI is usually at a reduced dose of only 20 mg daily. Some medical aids will register a PPI as a chronic medication, provided a gastroscopy has been done to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My breast are leaking and I have missed january and february menstrals. I am currently on anti depression medication. Medical thoughts?

My breast are leaking and I have missed january and february menstrals. I am currently on anti depression medication. Medical thoughts?

SIde effects: Some psychiatric medications can increase prolactin levels. Increased prolactin can cause the symptoms you are describing. Risperdol is sometimes used off label for depression and is notorious at causing increased prolactin. Invega (paliperidone) would be another example of a medication that can cause elevated prolactin. There are several options for dealing with this, but have your prolactin level checked soon. ...Read more