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Nelova 1 35 Medication
~500: It is now generally accepted that HIV medication should be started when a persons CD4 cell count (your "t cells", the part of your immune system that helps destroy harmful pathogens and prevent opportunistic disease) is around 500. This does vary....I personally start people even at the 700-800 levels. Medications are very effective now a days and much less toxic than they were in the past. ...Read more
Plan B can interact: With acitretin, adapalene, heparin, lamotrigine, warfarin, carbamazepine, cholestyramine, barbiturates, ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, tetracycline, clarithromycin, isotretinoin, phenytoin, primidone, St. John's wort, cyclosporine, tretinoin, dexamethasone, oxcarbazepine, rifampin, topiramate, voriconazole, Griseofulvin, mifepristone, apixaban, dalteparin, enoxaparin, tinzaparin, mycophenolate, > ...Read more
Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim): Is an antibiotic for superficial eye infections. Being composed of Polymyxin B sulfate & trimethoprim sulfate, it should be used with caution in those with sulfa allergies. If using this medication, do not take vitamin b complex or folate (folic acid) supplements, as they will counter the activity of the trimethoprim. If eye condition worsens, see doc. ...Read more
What specific: Medication are you taking?Get a more detailed answer ›
I would not recomend:
More than one medication but you add some other modalities, like exercise, vitamine d,
those the most common medication use and there is some more.
risedronate (actonel, atelvia)
zoledronic acid (reclast, zometa). ...Read more
Lots of tricks: Take 1 200mg advil (ibuprofen)/motrin? Ibuprofen every 4 hrs w big glass of liquid or full meal. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water--swish & spit out. Makes advil (ibuprofen) more effective. Cover "stickers" w orthodontic wax. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spots. Keep mouth immaculately clean. Eat soft high-protein diet. Soreness should start to ease off in just a few days. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma is an inflammatory airway disease that occasionally causes reversible obstruction of the airway. Immediate relief is necessary for reversal of obstruction but anti-inflammatory agents are used to control inflammation of the airway. Key to control of asthma is control of inflammation to prevent airway remodeling hence need for chronic polypharmacy / immnuotherapy. ...Read more
In the US and developed countries the mortality rate among HIV infected children in the era of highly effective combination ART is 0.5-0.9 per 100 children per year
this treatment prolonged the life
in a resource limite dsetting the mortality is 4.5, 6.9, 7.7 percent at 1yr, 2yr, 3yr
combination anti retroviral therepy is associated with a good response if started early enough ...Read more
How come some people take more than one type of antihypertensive medication? Isn't that dangerous?
No: Each anti-hypertensive medication, regardless of class, lowers BP by 10-15 points on average. If BP is high, multiple drugs, judiciously chosen, working by different mechanisms are routinely administered to reach target BP. ...Read more
I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?
If you were a mouse: If you were a mouse then, by taking that extra pill of famotidine you may've severely blocked ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine but in the human condition.....you're good to go....unless you weigh as much as a mouse. If you'd like to talk about it at all you may look me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Are all the ppi medications the same I have tryed 3 now still can't control the reflux is it worth trying another one?
Try Gaviscon liquid antacid at bedtime. This antacid helps by creating a foam of antacid inside your stomach, helps relieve heartburn symptoms.
Also, very helpful if you are having morning symptoms to raise the head of your bed by 2-3 inches (insert under the feet of the bed frame). ...Read more
Would I need a nebulizer to deliver medications if I have RAD? Why would one need a nebulizer? Is it better than MDI's?
Is he medication (one time dosage) and shot supposed to clear my yest infection as well.? The medicine was for clamydia
I have been taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for one month. What would be the safe way to discontinue this medication?
I need a doctor in marshallstown or surrounds that uses the key care plus plan and also dispenses medication. Can I find one here?
Discovery app: Use Discovery app to find dispensing Keycare provider in your area ...Read more
How can it be that one class of hypertensive medication can lower hbp and another class medication (at equivalent dosage) does not?
Different mechanisms: Different medications will work via different mechanisms to lower your blood pressure. Your body may respond better to one mechanism than another. Diuretics and vasodilators are two examples. Your physician will prescribe what s/he feels is best for your situation. ...Read more
I haven't been taking pain medication besides nerotin for several days, and I was just given one my barbiturate, what does this mean?
I don't understand: Your question. Please resubmit it being careful to give us information about whether it was newly prescribed and what type of pain you have and exactly what you wish to know. Thank you and we will answer your question as soon as it comes in. ...Read more
If you are not able to take migraine preventative medication, is there a natural one to take that will ease it or prevent a migraine?
You bet there is: To prevent headaches, look at riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, co-q-10, taken on a daily basis, often 2 or 3 times daily. An otc agent called dolovent may readily abort an existing headache. Of course, prevention may be achieved with Botox injections, and acupuncture could help. ...Read more
What is the best medication for adhd? There are so many different medications for adhd, how do I know which one works best for my kid? .
There: There is not a one size fits all answer for this question. The prescribing doctor will look at things, like how long does the medication need to be actively working each day, does the child have side effects, would possible weight loss be a problem, is there concurrent substance abuse, is there a desire for use of a medication which is not a controlled substance etc. Etc. Etc. ...Read more
Is there any difference in the migraine medication pizotifen and sanomigrain. Does one work better than the other. What does generic mean.
Age 62, female. 1st seizure in jan 98 and last one in may 11. Occurs in 2-5 years. Under medication at present. Can it be completely cured?
She is doing extreme: It can be but 2 seizures in 5 years are suggesting good control. Do not expect it will go away forever. Talk with your neurologist for newer seizure medicne. ...Read more
What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches? .
Everyone different: To stop headaches, most doctors would recommend triptans (such as frova, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, zomig, etc.), but ergotamines are also of value. Maybe best to prevent and could use botox, depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also might consider otc items such as butterbur, riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. ...Read more
I am on medication from last one year for generalised anxiety disorder, but there is no improvement in anxiety, please suggest me something?
See your doctor...: Your physician may wish to change your current treatment plan. Are you doing anything other then medication (designed to treat symptoms) for your anxiety? I would advise a therapist to speak with and adding yoga, meditation, exercise, and journaling to your daily routine. ...Read more
I have polymyalgic rumentica. Sed rate went up when lowered to 8 mg. Is there another medication. What are side effects with this other one.
Steroid therapy only: For polymyalgia rheumatica, steroid therapy is the only effective one available, and it looks like you are taking prednisone. The disease got worse when your prednisone dose was reduced. You will need monitoring for heart attack and stroke risk. And for prednisone you must be periodically monitored for stomach ulcer, osteoporosis, diabetes and infection (immunosuppression) risk. ...Read more
A person takes one chloresterol medication. Is it best for the person to use butter or margarine on breads? What is the final opinion on this?
Final opinions: Final opinions change with evolving data and information sets. We presently are anti trans fat and getting less upset about saturated fat. Next week, month, year? ...... moderation of intake of fats and avoidance of trans fats is the present reasonable advice. There are also alternatives including nothing to spread on bread. ...Read more
If a medication does not interact w another one, does that apply even if the dosage is raised such as more biotin per day? Double checking Ty.
Yes: Typically. Medications that don't interact with each other have no worsened interaction at higher doses. There are many medications which at higher doses can have an increased frequency of side effects. ...Read more
I'm currently spending hundreds of dollars a month seeing several docs for my medication. Can I see one doctor on healthtap to get all my medication?
Medicines: It depend upon what those medications are, as you are aware controlled meds can't be filled on healthtap. ...Read more
Is there a difference between tapering from anti- psychotic medication that is IR and XR? If so how does one taper off of an XR tablet to minimize sfx
Yes XR is easier: Immediate release (IR) medications go into the bloodstream so there is more chance of side effects when you stop them. Extended release (XR) medications are released more slowly over time which means they will also leave your body more slowly which decreases the chance of side effects. However, you can not break an XR pill so to taper off you will a small number of decreasing dose pills. ...Read more
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