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Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Can taking anabolic steroids effect my RA or the medication I'm on?

Can taking anabolic steroids effect my RA or the medication I'm on?

Not a good idea.: The anabolic steroids are not a good idea. Your system is highly stimulated already with an autoimmune disease. There is no sense in adding more chemicals for this. And sometimes people are already on steroids for the RA. If you are on DMARDS I would not add to the mix with anabolic steroids. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow the directions on the label
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Take all doses as directed; don't stop when you feel better
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Do not take someone else's antibiotics
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Do anabolic steroids interfere with low dose combination birth control? If so, which steroids?

They may: I cannot find any studies of this issue, but did find several articles indicating that there are concerns that there may indeed be some interactions, especially in adolescents and young adults. WHY are you concerned about anabolic steroids? Are you using them for body building, and if so, are they prescribed? Talk to your health care professional and/or pharmacist asap as this may be harmful. ...Read more

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Taking Statins (Checklist)

Consider nighttime dosing to decrease effects of cramping during day
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Get routine labs to monitor your progress and eat well, too!
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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Yes: If you have an impaired liver, then you have to be careful about almost all drugs. Most are processed in the liver, and special consideration and dosing are given to people with liver disease. ...Read more

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1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done? 2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done?
2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?

Prednisone and advil (ibuprofen): Agree about what Dr Bonilla wrote about prednisone and breastfeeding. Now about taking Advil (ibuprofen) and prednisone together: better be cautious, both irritate the stomach, increasing risk of GI bleed or gastritis, both can cause salt and water retention, increase blood pressure and cause edema, better space them, take a gut prophylaxis medication, and keep the dose to the minimum duration/amount ...Read more

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Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?

Does taking antihistamine (levocetrizen) as medication for symptomatic dermatographism has any effect on breastfed child?

Yes: Ref: webmd:Small occasional doses of levocetirizine are probably acceptable during breastfeeding. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause drowsiness and other effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, hope it helps you ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other over-the-counter medication while taking my thyroid medication ?

Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other over-the-counter medication while taking my thyroid medication ?

Yes: Hi. Yes, regardless of whether your thyroid medication is thyroid hormone replacement (for hypothyroidism) or anti-thyroid medication (for hyperthyroidism)...goddess, we hate to guess/assume...you can take OTC meds. No worries. I do hope your stated "brain lesion" is not serious! Good luck! ...Read more

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Anyone using prescribed advair for extreme asthma, instead of oral steroids?

Anyone using prescribed advair for extreme asthma, instead of oral steroids?

Advair...: Advair is a combination long-term bronchodilator and steroid inhaler. It can be used instead of systemic steroids, thus avoiding many of the side effects of systemic steroids. Follow your doctor's instructions and seek help immediately if you have an acute exacerbation. ...Read more

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What medicines can be taken with methylprednisolone tablets?

What medicines can be taken with methylprednisolone tablets?

Whatever is needed: It depends on what you were treating you and how you were treating it. Each person has to be individualized and your physician get help clarify what's best for you. ...Read more

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How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?

How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with  the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking  (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?

They shouldn't: Interfer. You didn't mention the name of the antibiotic, but if all medications are received from the same pharmacy both the doctor and pharmacy should warn you if there is any interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed). Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed).  Any interaction concerns if i take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Medications: You do not have to worry, you can take all 3, but if your using Mucinex (guaifenesin) to treat mucus from asthma you need to see an allergist, get tested to determine your triggers and control your asthma better. ...Read more

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Is prednisone and alpha liopic acid have interaction? Taking both

Is prednisone and alpha liopic acid have interaction? Taking both

No: But you need to assess why you need to take prednisone which may cause a lot of long term complications when taken regularly. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Not usually: In fact, some of the anti-anxiety agents such as Ativan might help with nausea problem. Another drug that is helpful is zyprexa (olanzapine). The only concern is that some drugs might interfere with the breakdown of some chemotherapy drugs. Your oncologist should be able to review your meds for interaction with treatment. Even tamoxifen can have interactions with antidepressants. ...Read more