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Doctor insights on: Phychotropic Meds

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What med/s can I take to replace eliquis?

See below: Do not change the medication or dose of the medication, without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is not a do it yourself issue. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well-defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Since 8.12.14 I've been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Since 8.12.14 I've been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Imaging: Hi, has any kind of brain imaging like CT scan or MRI has been done? Do you have any other symptoms with ur headache, like change in ur vision, nausea/vomiting, vertigo/dizziness, fever, neck stiffness? Has anyone looked at back of your eyes and the optic nerve? ...Read more

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I'm getting embarrassing erections at first glimpse/thought of anyone attractive. I have med:long-lasting sex regularly. No s/e w/?. What can I do?

I'm getting embarrassing erections at first glimpse/thought of anyone attractive. I have med:long-lasting sex regularly. No s/e w/?. What can I do?

NORMAL: Supportive undergarments can keep this from becoming embarrassing. It is difficult to avoid it lasting while thinking about it and fixing on the issue however. Try to divert your attention elsewhere. Keep a pack of cards to busy your mind. ...Read more

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Poss. Eating different Changed my sodium levels? Been 120's for yrs! I didn't want another med/dr appt. 8wks later it's now 137! Can it raise that fast

Poss. Eating different Changed my sodium levels? Been 120's for yrs! I didn't want another med/dr appt. 8wks later it's now 137! Can it raise that fast

Occasionally: Sodium levels in the 120 range are abnormal and can be caused by losing sodium or retaining too much water or by certain glandular abnormalities like Addison's disease or inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion. Your hyponatremia can be corrected by reducing fluid intake, receiving sodium chloride or taking cortisone. An endocrinologist is best qualified to answer this question, however. ...Read more

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Weekly tested_takin enalapril10bid & hctz25 my BP s almost always less than 115/75 sometims 90/50, maybe once a week is 130/90.Still, have bp? Need meds?

Weekly tested_takin enalapril10bid & hctz25 my BP s almost always less than 115/75 sometims 90/50, maybe once a week is 130/90.Still, have bp? Need meds?

Probably: You can probably get away with fewer medications. Your physician can decide how to go about cutting back your meds over time, if you are not over weight and have no problems with edema, the latest information says you should not be on hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) maybe that should be the first drug to go, or at least cut back. ...Read more

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Is misoporstol a drug?

Is misoporstol a drug?

misoprostol: Is a drug originally used to prevent GI ulcers in people taking long term drugs like Ibuprofen or naproxen. It is also used for cervical ripening at or near term labor. ...Read more

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Changing meds, is it ok.?

Discuss w/ your doc: It would, of course, depend on the meds and what they are treating. There is no way to generically answer this question. You'll need to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed your meds. You would want to consider changing meds if they aren't working or if you are having bad side effects from the meds. See your prescriber to discuss. ...Read more

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What is the drug trombocil?

What is the drug trombocil?

Claudication drug: Trombocil is used for people with a decreased blood flow to their legs. The medication makes red blood cells more pliable so they can squeeze through blood vessels with plaque in them. ...Read more

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Is clarinase a banned drug?

Is clarinase a banned drug?

No: Clarinase is similar to claritin-d, a common over-the-counter allergy medication. It has Loratadine and pseudoephedrine. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is nophen?

??????: No medication by that spelling in the us. ...Read more

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What is the drug preplus for?

What is the drug preplus for?

Folate (folic acid): Medicine. Used for people with low folate (folic acid) levels ...Read more

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What is med linzest used for?

What is med linzest used for?

Linzess: If u meant linzess, it is used to treat chronic constipation & irritable bowel. It softens stools & stimulates bowel movement. ...Read more

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What is drug deasiese mismatch?

What is drug deasiese mismatch?

Incorrect drug: This would mean that the drug may be used for the incorrect disease. ...Read more

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Is slimina med okay for slimming?

Is slimina med okay for slimming?

Dietary Frauds: Nope. Not in any way will it lead to any real or prolonged weight loss. ...Read more

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How could you interpret this med order?

How could you interpret this med order?

You didn't: Include info about the actual med order. Please consider clarifying and re-asking or your local pharmacist can help. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the drug brovex 12mg/5ml used for?

What is the drug brovex 12mg/5ml used for?

Brovex: Brovex = brompheniramine/hydrocodone/pseudoephedrine. "Sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and cough due to colds, upper respiratory infections, and allergies." (See: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/brovex-hc-liquid.html). ...Read more

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What are the lastest meds to help treat m. S?

What are the lastest meds to help treat m. S?

Exciting time : The Newest meds in chronological order: tysabri (natalizumab), (natalizumab) gilenya, aubagio, and next month bg-12 (? Tech-fentora). The two most potent, by far are tysabri (natalizumab) and gilenya, but both require ongoing risk management. Research meds will likely go on market in next few yrs, and include lemtrada and daclizamab. A pill, laquinamod, is likely not a good candidate due to low potency, but may help spms cases. ...Read more

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What is the drug Ampiclox for?

What is the drug Ampiclox for?

Antibiotic: Ampiclox is a combination of Ampicillin and cloxacillin. The second drug is used for staph infections that don't respond to regular penicillins while the Ampicillin can work in certain infections like e coli (but not a routine drug for this). As well as some urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is modafinil?

What kind of drug is modafinil?

To reduce fatigue: Caused by shift work sleep disorder or narcolepsy. It gets rid of fatigue in multiple sclerosis and Sjogren Syndrome! ...Read more

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Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Reservedly: Topiramate is not approved for fibromyalgia (FM) so that benefit is questionable. Perhaps was provided for pain & depression, which is often attendant w. FM, due to restless non-restorative sleep; common w. FM patients, who oft have body pain when reclined on sleep surface. Rational solution is nocturnal pain relief, sleep induction, & mood elevation. Medicinal cannabis provides all three effects. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is modafinil?

It's for sleep-wake: Disorders. Narcolepsy or shift workers who have trouble staying awake for their new shifts. Also, fatigue in multiple sclerosis. May inhibit uptake of dopamine leading to elevated dopamine levels in the brain. ...Read more

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What is the drug agno3 used for?

What is the drug agno3 used for?

silver nitrate: Silver nitrate is used to cauterize a bleed vessel.(most often a bleeding nose that does not stop). ...Read more