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What are warnings for catnip supplements?

What are warnings for catnip supplements?

Unsafe when smoked: It is unsafe when smoked or when taken by mouth in hgh doses- such as cups of catnip tea. It can cause headaches, vomiting and a feeling of being ill. It is unsafe to take catnip during pregnancy and breastfeeding because it can stimulate the uterus and potentially cause a miscarriage/ women with heavy menstrual periods can be worsened by catnip. ...Read more

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What are warnings for celandine supplements?

What are  warnings for celandine supplements?

Celandine: When given orally in material quantities, greater celandine has been implicated in more than a dozen cases of hepatitis. This seems to depend on the dose. The time between use and the appearance of hepatitis varies. Topically, greater celandine can cause contact dermatitis. Homeopathic preparations of this herb do not cause these issues -- this would be the remedy named chelidonium. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Is this a bad thing? I bought otc Ginkgo Biloba yesterday and I read side effects online. Safe?

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Is this a bad thing? I bought otc Ginkgo Biloba yesterday and I read side effects online. Safe?

Not useful: What do you expect to achieve by taking untested medications? The best it will do is lighten your wallet. These "drugs" have not been evaluated, are not standardized, have not been shown to treat any illness. These may interfere with medication you may be taking. Do not take any herbals, supplements, over the counter drugs without consulting your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

I hear many warnings on commercials about conflicts with ssris and other drugs, does that mean that ssris are unsafe?

SSRI's: These anti-depressants are generally safe but need to managed by a competent physician who understands the interaction with other medications you may be taking. Also your pharmacist has a list of interactions he or she can make you aware of. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there warnings for thunder god vine supplements?

Are there warnings for thunder god vine supplements?

Thunder god vine: Thunder god vine (tripterigium wilfordii) has a 2000 year history of use in chinese medicine, for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Some evidence points to benefit in rheumatoid arthritis http://tinyurl.Com/lkd52gl and sle, nephritis, and even organ transplant. Some problems can be decreased bone mineral density http://tinyurl.Com/klct3b2 and others: http://tinyurl.Com/lmhpmh6. ...Read more

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What are warnings for suma supplements?

What are  warnings for suma supplements?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy and breast feeding should not take suma since not enough is known about its use duing these conditions. Suma can cause asthma symptoms if the root powder is inhaled. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches? If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches?  If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Yes: Several studies prove magnesium can prevent migraine headaches. I recommend 400 mg/day of magnesium taurate or glycinate- see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache one study showed 25 mg of b6 with 2 mg of Folic Acid ; 400 mcg of B12 helps- see http://migraine.Com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/vitamin-b6-for-migraine-headaches/ b6 ; mag. Often work well together. ...Read more

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Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?

Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read more

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Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

Just bought  everlast womens dumbells,5kg-  contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

No: The vendor is required put such warning if a chemical is used, usually in paint. However, the chemical has likely evaporated during the time it took from manufacture to you purchasing the dumbbells. ...Read more

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In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

In the recent news, McNeil has been found guilty of recalls dated in 2010. Are there new recalls we should be aware of?

Hard to believe not: In all products there are many such recalls - I expect you can do a web search to fine sites that do only that and those that specialize in different industries. Go look. Any list will be out of date in a short time, so you'd have to check regularly to be sure. It's sad but true. ...Read more

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Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?

Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with  dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?

Save your money.: No significant contraindications, but then again there does not appear to be much benefit to taking butterbur. There are some significant side effects. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/butterbur. ...Read more

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I read that there are side effects of using peppermint oil capsules, as with any drug, but are they severe?

I read that there are side effects of using peppermint oil capsules, as with any drug, but are they severe?

Peppermint oil: Ingestion of too much peppermint oil can cause nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, v heart rate, respiratory problems, dizziness, seizures or loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas, why have so many patients been reviewing and reporting that switching from brand name Lexapro (escitalopram) to generic has caused adverse reactions?

Dr. Thomas, why have so many patients been reviewing and reporting that switching from brand name Lexapro (escitalopram) to generic has caused adverse reactions?

Well...: In theory, there should be no difference in efficacy or adverse reactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) & generic lexapro (escitalopram). However, it is possible to have a reaction to the inert substances used in the formulation of generic lexapro (escitalopram). If you are buying generic Lexapro (escitalopram) on the internet, there's no guarantee of purity, efficacy, or adverse reaction rates. ...Read more

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What are the warnings for using lutein supplements?

What are the warnings for using  lutein supplements?

None: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lom. ...Read more

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Can you list the benefits and adverse effects of fish oil tablets?

Can you list the benefits and adverse effects of fish oil tablets?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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I bought generic clonazopam from india call oail 2mg. Manufactured by terrace, marketed by cyril. Are these real?

I bought generic clonazopam from india call oail 2mg.  Manufactured by terrace, marketed by cyril. Are these real?

Hard to tell: It is hard to tell whether a medicine is a real brand name medicine, an equivalent generic, a counterfeit of brand name medicine, a generic that doesn't have the exact same medicine as the original, a counterfeit of a generic, etc..., when it is coming from a developing country. Such medicines, we hope, are closely inspected for authenticity if they are sold in american pharmacies. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of mg?

What are the warning signs of mg?

Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis can present in different forms. For example, patient with ocular mg may present with variable ptosis of one or the both eyes. Patient may also have on/off diplopia. Systemic signs could be difficulty with doing repeatitive activities in the form of fatigue. ...Read more

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What does black box warning mean ?

What does black box warning mean
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Black box warning.: Food and drug administration, a regulatory agency puts out a notice on the packaging of a prescription drug that warns patients and doctors that the drug has potentially dangerous side effect. ...Read more

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What is the early warning signs of kidny failure?

What is the early  warning  signs of kidny failure?

Kidney failure: Many times there are no early signs. One sign to watch for is leg swelling and fluid retention. A blood test can detect poor kidney function. Consult a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been constantly wetting my pants with no warning, what could be wrong?

I've been constantly wetting my pants with no warning, what could be wrong?

Bladder spasms/OAB: Oab (overactive bladder) can occur for no good reason or due to neurologic problem or bladder cancer. Meds (pills/patch/gel) can control symptoms but do not cure. Behavioral therapy, neuromodulation (electrical stimulation to help nerves work better) &injection of Botox into bladder are effective treatments. Depending on age, exam& urinalysis, cystoscopy (look inside bladder may be needed. ...Read more

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Can person choke on food then lose consciousness without warning signs like coughing or gagging?

Can person choke on food then lose consciousness without warning signs like coughing or gagging?

Yes...: If someone chokes on food and completely blocks their airway, they will lose consciousness without coughing or gagging. The heimlich maneuver can be life-saving in a case like this. ...Read more

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After gastricsleeve what can cause malupsortion? Any warning signs to be looking for? When to take action

After gastricsleeve what can cause malupsortion? Any warning signs to be looking for? When to take action

Dumping syndrome: This is when the food passes through the stomach too quickly and is not digested. This beings extra fluid into the small bowel and causes symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, bloating and cramping. This generally happens soon after eating. There is another syndrome which occurs 1-3 hours after eating. They are called early and late dumping syndromes and are associated with a bypass. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of stroke?

What are the warning signs of stroke?

See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs of crohns?

What are some warning signs of crohns?

Mucous, bloody stool: Crohn's is one of the inflammatory bowel conditions. One of the main signs will be a change in bowel movements usually with blood and/or mucous. Blood in the stool can be red, or dark, tarry and sticky. Abdominal pain is common as well. Rarely constipation can occur. It is systemic so many parts of the body can be affected and not just the stool: joint pain, fever, weight loss and fistulas. ...Read more

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What are the warning sides of suicide?

What are the warning sides of suicide?

Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of a tsunami?

What are the warning signs of a tsunami?

There may be very: few. This is because a tsunamis may hit thousands of kilometres from the earthquake that caused it. Thus it may not be felt. When the tsunami is in deep oceans - it may not be apparent. Right before it hits, the sea may briefly recede from the coast. However the best way to find out is from a a tsunami warning system which includes a network of tsunami sensors. Not all countries have this. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of type I diabetes?

What are the warning signs of type I diabetes?

See below: Early signs and symptoms of diabetes include increased urination, increased thirst and weight changes. Diabetes can only be diagnosed by a physician though. ...Read more

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Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

NINDS website: Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.Htm different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

Redness: The early prominence of superficial capillaries of the cheeks and nose can be some early warning signs of rosacea. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about prop 65 warning labels?

Not the labels perse: Why don't you explain what prop the meaning of Prop 65 is. That would make it much easier to address your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs that a stroke is coming?

What are the warning signs that a stroke is coming?

Symptoms: A stroke hits without warning. A small stroke can be a suggestion though, that you might have another one. Symptoms are many and include, weakness, facial droop, sensory changes, loss of speech, seizure or altered mental status. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are some warning signs of diabetes?

Can you explain what are some warning signs of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symtoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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What do I do if a flood or flash flood warning is issued?

What do I do if a flood or flash flood warning is issued?

Floods: Floods are New Zealand’s number one hazard in terms of frequency, losses and declared civil defense emergencies. Floods can cause injury and loss of life, damage to property and infrastructure, loss of stock, and contamination of water and land. Getting ready before a flood strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood/ ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some early warning signs of stroke?

Could you tell me what are some early warning signs of stroke?

From the ASA: From the american stroke association: one or more of the following are present in 88% of strokes or transient ischemic attacks (tia, stroke like, lasting a short time): 1. Face weakness (ex. Unbalanced smile) 2. Arm weakness (cannot hold both arms up equally) 3. Speech difficulty, slurring hope this helps. ...Read more