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Pediatric Cortigen B6 Dose
Hx: asthma, pts = sm airway, asmanex x1 qhs. New prescription mn txs unit dose albuterol q4 prn. Used 13 of 25 doses in 40 days. Is this reasonable frequency?
No: You should not be using a rescue inhaler as frequently as you are describing. It would appear that you are constantly being exposed to your "trigger(s)" and your controller is not working effectively. Have your physician reevaluate your controller treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would receiving a 2 dose booster series 4 1/2 months following a 4 dose rabies pep series cause an anamnestic response? Or cause the IG levels to drop
For11 lb infant, infant tylenol (acetaminophen) (concentration 160 mg/5ml) dose, is the correct dose 60 mg which is 1.8 ml ?
That is ok: 60mg is fine for that weight, but it's easier to use 2.0ml (64mg). An 11lb baby can take 75mg per dose, but parents should not use tylenol (acetaminophen) on a young baby unless the doctor already knows about the symptoms and has agreed that tylenol (acetaminophen) should be used. ...Read more
Low vitamin D 15, high calcium 10.6, then 10.2, PTH 67, endocrinologist told me to take vit D3 4,000 iu daily, but also added calcium, why?
Consider hyperpara : These labs are borderline for hyperparathyroidism. The low vitamin D may be pushing the PTH up, but that doesn’t explain the borderline elevated calcium. You should repeat your vitamin D and be retested in a few months. This might bring clarity to your diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why chronically high P (5.0) & low vD (<15) in spite of 1yr aggressive treatment (calcitriol 100,000iu wkly)? Usually ok Ca & PTH. Thanx. F/20s
Ca & PTH: I don't know who is treating you but the care reported is way out of line. Please have a friend fine a better doctor for you - preferably an Endocrinologist. Please let me know how things progress. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 200mg vitamin B6 with isoniazid 300mg daily? The B6 was cheaper otc. I was prescribed 50mg vitamin B6 from my doctor originally.
Probably safe but...: High doses of vit. B6 can cause neuropathy (inflammation/irritation of nerves). 200 mg is at the border of the amount that could cause this. Authorities advise not taking more than 100 mg, but 200 mg/day for months is the lowest amount proven to cause problems. Capsules with 50-100 mg of b6 are inexpensive & widely available at health food stores. You can take the 200 mg but buy a lower dose next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 risk factors for macular degeneration
Drusen 125 micron. PreserVision has 80mg Zn (hospitalization for urinary) Doc wants 2 pills a day. How safe?
I have gillbert's disease & get jaundice frequently. I'm on propranolol 80 mg er, Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg, vitamin D3 400i.U, beano & colace. Is this ok?
Sounds OK: Your meds sound reasonable although I am not sure vit d has any benefit in a male of your age. ...Read more
Which would be safer for an 18 y/o with imma proprietor sinus tachycardia? Propranolol 60 mg ER or toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg xr?
Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]
Which is safer for a 4 yo boy (g6pd defficiency) wz hard cough, to give him butalin syrup+ rhinathiol or beclazone 250 and ventolin inhalers
Cough: It would be preferable to give ventolin for acute relief of symptoms & to continue beclazone as a controller medication. If there are any signs of respiratory distress (difficulty speaking, fast breathing, retractions etc.) or lack of response to therapy, please talk to your doctor immediately or take your child to the nearest emergency room for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
How many Monster Energy Drinks (caffeine 166 mg) (taurine 2000 mg) (vitamin B12 590%) (vitamin B6 220%) in a 8 hour period is considered dangerous?
Two would be tops: for the whole day. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Although caffeine use may be safe for adults, it's not a good idea for children. ...Read more
'Monitored' for 5 years and every time Calcium ~10.3, PTH 20-30, ICA, 24hr, ALB/Phos ok. Dehydration negative. Wax/waning symptoms. D=28. Suppl=no?
Are you sure?: Have your blood been tested while you had or did not have the concerned symptoms for comparison & correlation so to decide if there is a necessity under tight monitoring? if not, do so to see what may make sense. Remember: Do not work against the truth and facts of life out of "i would rather be safe than sorry." but under the logic of common sense. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Can seborrhoeic dermatitis be linked to functional deficiency of pyridoxine-vit B6 and/or subsequently niacine-vit b3?
5mo girl prescription 0.5mg/2 ml budesonide inhalation suspension 2x/day until spring due to persistent bronchiolitis. What are the risks to her immune system?
Insignificant: This is a common anti-inflammatory steroid used to calm down irritation within the far reaches of the lung. The medication is used/broken down in the very tissue it is designed to help (lung). Minimal amounts reach the circulation as it would if it were given by mouth or IV. ...Read more
Frequency of injectable vitamin D3 6 lacs im who has malabsorption syndrome and vit D3 level 9 ng/ml ?
Need blood test: The dose of vit d3 needed varies from person to person and needs a repeat blood test to confirm what dose you may need. Since vit d3 is stored in fat, the frequency is not as important as the dose given. ...Read more