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What are your: Concerns ... and what is the medication? ...Read more
Are you less likely to develop SJS if you've taken medication for a long time, compared with a new medication you're taking?
Steven Johnson: SJS is an inflammatory disorder of the skin triggered by an allergic reaction to certain drugs including antibiotics, such as some sulfonamides, tetracycline, amoxicillin, and ampicillin. In some cases, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and anticonvulsants, such as Tegretol and phenobarbital have also been implicated. Over-the-counter medications may act as triggers as well. ...Read more
Should be aware.: Liver cells regenerating all the time. Your doc should worry about your medications as it is generally too technical for the lay person to predict liver toxicity and drug / drug interactions. You should listen to them. Be honest about alcohol use and your history of any liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe? I get nervous when taking new medications. I'm currently taking lorazepam when needed.
Having real difficulty dealing with my constant anxiety attacks just started taking new medication after other medications werent successful. ?
Not just meds: The best treatment for anxiety does not rely only on medications, but also includes psychotherapy. It sounds like your doctor has been trying multiple things to help you, and you've not yet arrived at a plan that works. If your doctor is not a psychiatrist, you might consider consulting with one for further options. Also, consider working with a psychologist in therapy for anxiety. ...Read more
2 weeks since gum surgery for new crown. Taking pain medication, advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours. Sometimes pain wakes me. Is this normal?
Sudden full body itch, no rash, not used new products, not taking medication, no known allergy to some food. Liver and kidney healthy. No bites. Help!
Possible allergy: It could be allergy to cloth ,shampoo, soap , or other item , you should have skin test to find the cause of problem. ...Read more
Get educated: about possible side effects. Discuss this with your pharmacist and provider. ...Read more
Stopped taking seasonique 8 days and prescribed microgestin how long will it take for the new medication to be effective? I haven't started it yet.
Yes: Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod). There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more
Could you tell me how long it takes your body to get used to the side effects of a new medication?
Depends: This depends on the specifics of the drug, as well as how you specifically metabolize it. Talk to your doctor about the specific drug to get best information about that question. ...Read more
My new husband is very allergic to my cats.. Is there a shot or daily medication to help me keep the cats?
Not easy 2 deal with: This is a tough situation ..Sorry...With no easy answer. Since you say "severe" i presume it may include breathing trouble. An allergist would ask detailed questions about your home environment, his exposures(?In bedroom) etc before prescribing medication or making other recommendations. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the best medication for hasimotos, bioidenticals or some other!? is there any new one on the market?
Selenium and natural: Hashimoto's thyroiditis can often be treated with selenium supplementation to bring down the antibody levels as well as a low inflammatory diet. The natural thyroid supplements tend to be more physiologic but on occasion the antibodies may attack the natural replacement therapy as well. Generally it is best to start with the natural thyroid replacements and monitor antibody levels. ...Read more
Recurring hypochondria? i keep worrying about every little new "abnormality" that I find in my body. how do i stop this without psy/medication?
Both: Your best bet is a combination of psychotherapy and psychiatric assessment/evaluation (and medicine if indicated). This combination has consistently been shown to offer the highest rates of success in a variety of disorders. Just find professionals you can really partner with, be open to change and accepting new ways of thinking / and you're well on your way to being better! Hope that helps! ...Read more
Recently, news reported that medications in tablet form technically don't 'expire' on date & can be used yrs later with potency still at 90-95%. True?
Medications: Yes. In general. But, that answer cannot cover every single medication known or produced. ...Read more
$$$$$$&: You don't wanna know, especially if paying cash for it. ...Read more
I'm taking a new asthma medication described as specific to beta 2 receptors. What does this mean?
Beta-2 agonist: You are likely taking albuterol, or some form of it, which specifically targets the beta-2 receptors in the lungs for it's intended effects. These specific receptor medications are intended to treat disease of the lungs, without cross-reacting to beta-1 receptors in the heart. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i still exercise while taking my medication listed in my profile?.I'm on my third week taking a new antibiotic for sinus
Maybe: If you exercise at a high intensity and have an infection you need to back off some if you have significant fever you might need to take break and rest. Some antibiotics risk a serious skin reaction if sun exposed.Why are you taking antibiotic? That reason is more likely to slow you down than the antibiotic itself check with your doctor with these details to be certain. ...Read more
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