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Painaid Extra Strength Formula Medication
Sometimes I get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?
Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?
A rare side effect: You do't specify the medication - so all one can say is that some do have rare reports of joint pain. Some are actually being prescribed to relieve such pain - and it is not likely to make sense anytime soon. Trust yourself - if you are not able to justify the negative side effects for the help - ask Dr. To get you off that one. Either try another or rely on CBT therapy. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth extraction pain. Pain medication was too strong, so I couldn't take it. Been taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength, but not working so well. Help?
Aerius=desloratadine: I suspect that you're not in the states b/c aerius (http://www. Drugs. Com/uk/aerius. Html) is not a brand of Desloratadine sold here. There's not likely to be an issue combining Desloratadine (antihistamine) w/cold medication (decongestant) unless you're an older male w/enlarged prostate. However, b/c you didn't mention specific name, I can't check 4 u. Instead, use drugs. Com's interactions checker. ...Read more
Do you need to?: If your counts are in the normal ranges you don't need to improve them. If any of 5 parameters is low, which requires a semen analysis, talking with a md familiar with this will be your most efficient and effective plan. There are no medicines, prescription or otc, that reliably improve sperm function. ...Read more
Non medical tx: There are alternatives to medical treatment of snoring. You can try having your husband sleep on his side or stomach. This may decrease his snoring. Make sure he doesn't have any alcohol or take any sleep medicine prior to bed. While these can help you fall asleep, it relaxes your airway too much and causes snoring. Breathe-right strips help decrease nasal congestion and subsequently snoring. ...Read more
I need some medication to get some proteins cause I'm feeling very week need some strength to go to gym. Suggest me some pills and too scared to do an?
No protein.: You need to find out why you are weak. Supplements are basically worthless, & you will do better, & your work-out will profit you more, if you eat real food, properly prepared. Increased amounts of protein are unnecessary and do grant you more strength, only continued weight lifting improves strength. See Scwarzenegger's book "Weight Training for Athletes." Great book by a champion bodybuilder! ...Read more
Can you list a minimum of 10 medications in order of strength, from weakest to strongest. Stronger than tramadol as he it's on that and it doesn't work?
Opioid: Many medications in opioid class have stronger analgesic effects than tramadol. However they are not a good option for chronic pain management because of the addictive and other side effects. Chronic pain is better managed with multiple modalities. It may be helpful to discuss this with your doctor and a referrer to pain specialist may help. ...Read more
Children with adhd frequently snore because they have large tonsils and they can't breathe easily during sleep. So they snore. This sleep apnea has been shown to be a factor in adhd. Soda evaluation with. An ENT may be indicated.
Don't discount the power of will power. It can work wonders, but help maybe needed with this approach. Good luck. ...Read more
Heard that expired medications lose 10% of their strength each year? True? I have tube of Stieva-A cream 0.025% which expired in Oct 2012. Can I use?
Various treatments: As we age, our eyelid skin thins and the fat surrounding the eyes bulge forward. The most common types of "bags" under the eyes are related to either too much fat bulging forward or too much redundant skin in the lower eyelid. The surgical approach depends on which of these is the culprit and thus a consultation with an ophthalmologist will help you decide how best to proceed. ...Read more
In general, can the medication Verapramil be discontinued without the need to reduce mg. Strength over a long period of time under supervision?
Verapamil is a medication that is used to control high blood pressure. It is also prescribed for several other conditions including migraine headaches, cardiac rhythm disturbances, coronary artery disease etc.
Unlike some medications, stopping verapamil will not lead to withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the condition your physician may decide to stop the medication abruptly or reduce the dose. ...Read more
Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?
Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more
Is it ok to mix antibiotic and/or acetaminophen with formula for 16month old baby? Will it not affect the efficacy of the medication?
How long do I have to wait to breastfeed my baby, if I'm drinking cold medication? My baby is 5 month old, and I have a really bad cold. I want to drink cold medication, and giving him formula, but don't know how long do I have to wait before, breastfeed
Breastfeeding: You can have cold medicines and breast feed your baby. ...Read more
I am currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?
Call your doctor!: It would be very, very, very uncommon for Prozac alone to directly adversely affect muscle strength! There are however drug drug interactions and electrolyte changes that can occur with medications like fluoxetine. You should make your physician aware of this episode without delay. ...Read more
Hello. I am considering taking an adaptogenic formula but am cautious as I am taking thyroid and contraceptive medication. Is it safe to try?
Herbal supplements: I have occasionally used these "adaptogens" usually as a precursor to actual thyroid supplementation in patients with fatigue (associated with Hashimoto's thyroid disease). They are fairly safe, but consider rechecking your thyroid tests after a period of use. I doubt they will interfere with your contraceptives. Try lower doses and titrate gradually to avoid side effects (i.e. nausea). ...Read more
Is it ok I am taking bone-up superior calcium formula is a dietary supplement. Taking this instead of the medication alendronate sodium tablets 70 mg?
Osteopenia: Calcium is commonly not an issue as dietary calcium is often sufficient with most people's daily dietary intake. More commonly, osteopenia/osteoporosis is correlated with vitamin d deficiency. I'd have your calcium and vitamin d levels checked. Resistance exercises also help build stronger bones. There are side-effects to bisphosphonate therapy, but believed that their benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more
Is there a spray substitute to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler, with similar formula or strength, I think its powder, aggravates my cough but helps ease breathing?
Similar ingredients: The are a couple of inhalers with similar medications, used for the same conditions that symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is used for. For example, there is advair. One's doctor can help decide whether a change would be helpful or not. ...Read more
Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.
Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry
Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more
I have a 1 month newborn whom I formula feed and I also take 10mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) once daily. Is it safe to start to breastfeed her with this medication?
Your psychiatrist,: Pediatrician & you need to discuss the benefits to you & your baby of your low-dose Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs. The potential risk to your baby. Amphetamines pass easily into breast milk. It is an FDA Class C drug in pregnancy. There are no human studies on risk in pregnancy & lactation, but some exposed babies become irritable & sleep less. See CHADD. Org to explore ADHD coaching & environmental manipulations. ...Read more
How to relieve constipation for a 14day old newborn. Currently supplementing feeds with formula as I'm not producing enough although on medication. Changed formula from Nan to S26 hoping for bowel movement. Been giving 2 drops milk of magnesia?
Newborn constipation: Infant constipation is not common. Yet, your baby might have infant constipation if he or she has hard or pellet-like bowel movements and it appears difficult to pass. They do not have to have a certain number of bowel movements per day. If your newborn seems constipated, it is best to contact his or her doctor for advice. The normal amount of bowel varies depending on diet and age. ...Read more
Medicine Take-Back Programs
Call your city/ county government trash/ recycling program to see if there is a medicine - take back program in your vicinity. Check DEA Administrative Website for “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Events” Ask your pharmacist about local programs. ...Read more
Monster Beverages: Consumer Report indicated that a rep for Monster Beverage Corporation indicated that they didn't list caffeine content “because there is no legal or commercial business requirement to do so, and also because our products are completely safe, and the actual numbers are not meaningful to most consumers.” I personally would not use products that don't provide this info on the label. Energy drinks > ...Read more