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I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?

I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?

Not necessarily: Congratulations on having a medication regimen that keeps the disease in check. Parkinson diseae affects different people differently; be happy you have control right now! ...Read more

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How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression and Klonopin (clonazepam).
Let the Wise woman within you reflect Reason to use:

Cymbalta 120 mg daily when side effect can be worsening of depression.

•Klonopin (clonazepam) when side effect can be depression.

•Both medications due to increase in dizziness, confusion

See Psychiatrist to discuss side effects, interactions of both medications, decreasing the dose; Therapy ...Read more

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My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg. Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! : (

My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg. Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! : (

Not dangerous.: This is an acceptable combination of drugs. However, if metoprolol is prescribed specifically for anxiety, rather than some medical condition, then it is debatable whether it will help (Doctors have conflicting views about this.) ...Read more

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I took 1 (one) 50mg tramadol hcl. Will it show up on a drug screen for a job? I don't take them daily.

I took 1 (one) 50mg tramadol hcl. Will it show up on a drug screen for a job? I don't take them daily.

Depends: Tramadol is not chemically an opiate, and most urine drug screens will not detect it. However, this depends on how extensive the panel your employer is using. If you are taking someone else's prescription, or are getting this medication without a prescription, you have more of a problem than passing a drug test. You need to think about whether you have a drug problem. ...Read more

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking the medications. Is there one I shouldn't be eating with grapefruit?

What do you advise if I'm taking the medications. Is there one I shouldn't be eating with grapefruit?

Grapefruit/ juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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When can one use b complex medication?

When can one use b complex medication?

B complex: B complex is talking about a complex of B vitamins. There should be no reason why you couldn't use B complex. ...Read more

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How should one take care of anxiety without medication?

How should one take care of anxiety without medication?

Psychotherapy that..: Goes well beyond the line "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www. Anxietybc. Org. ...Read more

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Cold cough since one week what medication should I take?

Cold cough since one week what medication should I take?

Control symptoms: This may be viral. Control any fever that is present. Over the counter medications that have a nasal decongestant with cough suppressant would work the best. Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If your symptoms do not improve over the next two days, you should see a doctor. Lack of resolution of symptoms suggests a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take any medication after it expired one year ago?

Is it safe to take any medication after it expired one year ago?

No -- toss it: No -- you should not take expired medication. After that date, the pills or capsules could be deteriorating. Discard in the trash or in a medicine take-back program -- not in the toilet. All of us who use the water supply will thank you for helping to keep it clean. ...Read more

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How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more

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As an older adult, why must I avoid some medications? Which ones?

As an older adult, why must I avoid some medications? Which ones?

Elder meds: You need to take all meds your body needs = your doc knows you from inside out knows what not to ad on to your regimen. In general, avoid meds that directly cause sleep problems = some blood pressure meds, some anti-cholesterol meds, diuretics. Anything that can be used in the morning be switched to morning doses, or change to equivalent med that do not affect sleep. Avoid meds that cause dizzine. ...Read more

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Will there be any medication changes with daily home hemodialysis?

Will there be any medication changes with daily home hemodialysis?

Yes: You hope your medications for BP and possibly phosphate binders will be needed less. ...Read more

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What anxiety medication does one take, and how do you first know you need medication?

What anxiety medication does one take, and how do you first know you need medication?

Start with eval.: After your medical provider evaluates you fully, he or she will be able to determine if medications are indicated & if so, which medications are the most appropriate for you specifically. Not all anxiety requires psychiatric medications. Since you are concerned - recommend you be evaluated. ...Read more

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How am I going to get my medication since I have collected my last one from the chemist?

Question?: Not sure what you are asking here, but any Rx'd medicine should be followed up by your Prescribing Doctor, and based on their protocols of Maintaining medications, and when and how often they need to see you to keep prescribing the medications, would be up to them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have dark spot on my cheeks since one month. Will you please suggest me any medication.?

I have dark spot on my cheeks since one month. Will you please suggest me any medication.?

Dark spot: Hi Priya0413 ~ this is probably melasma and could be due to the BCP or recent pregnancy. Please see your GYN doc and a dermatologist to make sure its not a melanoma. thanks ...Read more

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I just got a shot of ketoralac 30mg, 1cc injection. Can I get daily injections of this medication?

I just got a shot of ketoralac 30mg, 1cc injection. Can I get daily injections of this medication?

Ketorolac frequency: Ketoralac is a nsaids non steroidal anti inflammatory drug used for various moderate to severe acute pain conditions. The combined (inject-able or by mouth formulation) duration must not exceed 5 days. One must use the lowest effective dose and shortest treatment duration; because of very serious adverse effects like GI bleeding, GI perforation, strokes, heart attacks, renal failure and death. ...Read more

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Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins (spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?

Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins (spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?

Yes, should be fine: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people need more vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generics are fine if one trusts the store or maker. ...Read more

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My new husband is very allergic to my cats. Is there a shot or daily medication to help me keep the cats?

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 more

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I have a 5yr old that has odd/add if I was to give her medication which do you feel is the best one for this condition?

I have a 5yr old that has odd/add if I was to give her medication which do you feel is the best one for this condition?

No one answer...: Deciding on the "right" medicaion to give a yung child with add & odd takes into account a number of things, not just your child's age. Your doctor needs to take into account her specific symptoms, what time of day they are most problematic, how they are affecting her daily function, side effect profiles etc.... There is not one medication that's "right", except what is right for your child. ...Read more

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I have persistent caugh for about one month now, I have taken some medications but the caugh still persist. What can I do?

I have persistent caugh for about one month now, I have taken some medications but the caugh still persist. What can I do?

Depends: There are a number of causes for cough. It can be from something as simple as a post-infectious cough. A cough after a respiratory infection. It could be bronchitis - the vast majority of the time bronchitis is viral. Other causes of cough are allergies (post-nasal drip syndrome). Asthma, gerd and ace inhibitors (bp medication) can also cause cough. You need to be seen by a dr. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any form of medication acupunture or any thing else that any one can suggest to ease the pain?

Please let me know if there is any form of medication acupunture or any thing else that any one can suggest to ease the pain?

Acupuncture is very: Helpful with many forms of pain - but not all. You didn't mention what type of pain you have. Perhaps you could clarify this and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

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Breaking open indomethicin 25mg what exactly could happen if someone were to break one open and take the medication that way?

Not much: The capsule is a convenient way to ingest the full and proper dose. If you break it open, you probably will lose some of the powder but the part taken in will have the proper action. Some have problems swallowing capsules and are advised to break open the dose and sprinkle the contents over something that you will be eating like jello or mashed potatoes. ...Read more

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How is it that one hbp medication at a median dose will not result in lowering and another class (at an equivalent dose) will?

How is it that one hbp medication at a median dose will not result in lowering and another class (at an equivalent dose) will?

Patient dependent: Every patient is different and their unique genetics dictate their potential responsiveness to one med vs another. Different classes of meds for hypertension will therefore achieve different results in different patients. ...Read more

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My emotions are out of control one second ill be happy the next I'm extremely angry is there any medication that can't help controls my emotions?

My emotions are out of control one second ill be happy the next I'm extremely angry is there any medication that can't help controls my emotions?

Seek help: Seek the services of a psychiatrist who will be able to help you. You may going through the emotional ups and downs that all teenagers go through. Some can make it without help and some need help. Don't be ashamed of this. Good luck and don't delay seeking the treatment you need. ...Read more