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Order Mesalazine Online
Generally, No: Most states require at least one face to face contact for a physician to prescribe medications. With new technology, areas without specialists are using telemedicine, where the specialist visits with you via a televised conference call. In those cases, the specialist may order prescriptions, but the local doctor is the one who actually writes the prescriptions. ...Read more
Erythromycin: I would be worried about buying antibiotics on -line without a prescription. Some foreign companies sell that way but how would you know what was really in the pills. ...Read more
Mirapex (pramipexole) online: Sure, if u want to compromise quality & cost, since purity of online products not guaranteed & cost high. ...Read more
Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds
Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more
PRIME and x-rays...: HealthTap PRIME began this summer (2014), and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a doctor on PRIME. A consultation ends each time, and the doctor does not follow-up after the consultation. Thus, no lab nor imaging tests are ordered (otherwise, a follow-up visit would be needed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I subscribe to HealthTap, can a doctor via Healthtap order blood tests for me? No analysis of the labs required. Covered by insurance?
Yes: Yes, we can order lab tests directly to Quest Diagnostics through Healthtap if you order a consult. ...Read more
That's right: There are a number of online sources for cromolyn. Most are foreign sources. Check out the source as best you can before ordering. Caveat emptor. ...Read more
Technically no: Prescription medication requires a valid physician signed prescription. It is legal if you have this in hand and can forward it to an on-line supplier. This might be out of the country or from an undocumented source so there is some risk of counterfeit or inappropriate medication. ...Read more
Computer question: Sorry, I know about medicine but this not about this type of data. ...Read more
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Check out: HealthTap concierge program. You can have a video conference visit w/a doc. Availability varies by state and specialty. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Will drug screening labs tell the company they are testing for what meds an employee is taking- like methadone?
Drug screen: The report will be sent to whoever order the test. If it is a company doctor then the company will get the results. ...Read more
No: no...we are here to offer helpful advice, not to diagnose or prescribe ...Read more
Can residents and fellows join HealthTap to answer patient questions? Do their answers on HealthTap need to be reviewed and confirmed by an Attending?
Depends on type: Life long medication depends on type of colitis, common non specific colitis or due to infections needs medication till it clears , how ever if it is ulcerative colitis will need , even in ulcerative colitis , the luck ones with prolonged remission will not need during that period. ...Read more
Maybe not: Mesalazine (mesalamine, 5-asa) is the active ingredient of sulfasalazine. Mesalazine is for treating inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease) and does not contain sulfa (avoids the problems of sulfa allergy or sulfonamide side effects). There was a report of raynaud's occurring with sulfasalazine, but I have not seen raynaud's reported with mesalazine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take over-the-counter anxiety medication (valerian root extract and hops extract) with azathioprine and mesalazine?
I had a pancolitis by using mesalazine (asa), a allergic reaction .Could it be that this is the cours of my colitis? I used many years ibroprofen?
How shud u go about fasting if your on meds (pentasa (mesalamine) mesalazine, sertraline and risperidone), can I still take all of these while not eating for 7 days?
Is it safe to do a 3 day fast from food if im on medication (pentasa (mesalamine) mesalazine 500mg (4 taken twice a day), risperidone 6mg, sertraline 200mg)?
Nooooooooo: Please don't do that, is not safe, check with your doctor but you can hurt yourself doing this without supervision. ...Read more
I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?
Not a good idea: Ibuprofen can increase the chance of kidney damage with Asacol. So can other anti-inflammatory agents like aspirin and and naprosyn (naproxen). It is not a good idea to take them together. In addition, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can make colitis worse so it is best to take acetaminophen if you need something for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No family history of IBD. Colonoscopy shows hyperemia and erosions in rectum. CBC ok. No symptoms except traces of blood 2 days ago, now gone after mesalazine. Waiting for result. Any chance not IBD?
Unusual: There is no reported clinical experience with PENTASA overdosage. PENTASA is an aminosalicylate, and symptoms of salicylate toxicity may be possible, such as: tinnitus, vertigo, headache, confusion, drowsiness, sweating, hyperventilation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Ref: http://www.rxlist.com/pentasa-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm ...Read more
Was on mesalamine for what was thought to be Colitis tests are negative told to stop it now I’m much worse without it Any thoughts why? IBS worsens?
Scope shows granularity in descending colon biopsy normal mucus in sigmoid mild diversticulosis mild improvement on mesalamine.What could this mean?
Colon granularity.: Discuss with your GI team.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?
No: Mesalamine is known to cause aphthous stomatitis. In chohn's disease it is not unusual to see lesions in the mouth and along the entire digestive tract. Typically the treatment for these lesions are reactive and pallative consisting of topical treatments including 5% 5-aminosalicylic acid cream and other agents as well as laser therapy. Some preventative drugs are available for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ulcerative colitis and taking asacol (mesalamine) and prednisone 2x a day still blood is coming out. My doc looks he says theres something is causing that why?
Depends: It may be that you have more severe inflammation and need escalation of medical therapy. Or occasionally allergy to Mesalamine (asacol) can cause ongoing bleeding. Or infection like c. Difficile can cause blood. See your gastroenterologist to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers