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Why is it important to obtain a physicians order for medication that your giving including OTC supplements?

Why is it important to obtain a physicians order for medication that your giving including OTC supplements?

Here's a guess: Since OTC meds do not inherently require a physician order, I assume you're dealing with an institution which requires enrollees to have such an order. If so, it means the institution perceives a need to exert more than the normal level of control over such products, for medical and/or legal reasons that pertain to the population of enrollees. ...Read more

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What literature do physicians use to know the onset times of medications? I have pdrs and nursing drug handbooks and nothing?

What literature do physicians use to know the onset times of medications? I have pdrs and nursing drug handbooks and nothing?

PAckage insert: Usually the package insert, which is basically what the pdr is, has the data about the onset and duration and half-life of the medication. You can get a pretty good idea from that about when the medication starts to have an onset of action. This is all data the fda requires the companies to analyze before they approve a drug. ...Read more

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I need my medication filled as soon as possible and to establish a primary care physician.

I need my medication filled as soon as possible and to establish a primary care physician.

Try HealthTap PRIME: PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. Some drugs can be prescribed to U.S. pharmacies but not controlled substances, Viagra/Cialis/Levitra, and others. ...Read more

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From a physician's perspective, what tests, procedures, and/or medications are "reasonable and necessary" to diagnose and treat infertility?

From a physician's perspective, what tests, procedures, and/or medications are "reasonable and necessary" to diagnose and treat infertility?

3 main causes: Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes with 3 tests, 1. Ovulation testing. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm analysis - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. HSG Xray - Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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Hi I got hepa b last 3 mos. Ago my question is is am I already cure I went also to physician but after a moth I @lready stop my medication?

Hi I got hepa b last 3 mos. Ago my question is is am I already cure I went also to physician but after a moth I @lready stop my medication?

The way to know: If you're cured is from lab tests that measure the concentration of the virus in your body, how your immune system is responding to it and the degree of inflammation that remains. Hepatitis be can be eradicated with 12 weeks of some anti-viral medications. PLEASE continue your medication and get you lab tests exactly as your doctor recommended. Your future health is at stake. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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It is possible that a physician assistant prescribe basic medications for family members or friends?

Not recommended: Not recommended, but they can, but are prohibited from prescribing controlled substance to family members just like physicians are, check your own states rules. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications. Do I need to visit my primary care physician or can those be refilled by Healthtap?

I need refills on my medications. Do I need to visit my primary care physician or can those be refilled by Healthtap?

Try HealthTap PRIME: PRIME doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images or photos during a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. Fees are the SAME, regardless of whether or not the doctor prescribes a medication or refill. Certain drugs (such as narcotics, Viagra, (sildenafil) etc.) are not prescribed online. ...Read more

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I'm new to nh and need to find a medical doctor who prescribes methadone for chr. Pain due to accident I was in. No hist of abuse I had a bad accident and am currently taken the medication methadone, I am having a very hard time trying to find a dr in the

I'm new to nh and need to find a medical doctor who prescribes methadone for chr. Pain due to accident I was in. No hist of abuse I had a bad accident and am currently taken the medication methadone, I am having a very hard time trying to find a dr in the

R u already on it?: If you were already on methadone, the time to find a doctor to continue was way before you moved. Your prior doctor should be your major resource in locating a colleague near your current home. At your age, for the most part, long term Methadone prescription for chronic pain is usually not a great plan. You may need to find someone who can taper you off safely. ...Read more

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How does a physician determine if a patient needs anxiety medication instead of therapy?

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How does a physician determine if a patient needs anxiety medication instead of therapy?

Anxiety: Based on intensity of symptoms and interference with daily functioning. ...Read more

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What is a legal basis for ordering involuntary medication? When a physician or psychiatrist orders a patient to take medication involuntary, what legal reasons can he or she use to justify this or what are the legal reasons a physicians uses to justify pu

What is a legal basis for ordering involuntary medication? When a physician or psychiatrist orders a patient to take medication involuntary, what legal reasons can he or she use to justify this or what are the legal reasons a physicians uses to justify pu

Medication: Medication may be involuntarily administered to a patient in an emergency when it is deemed necessary to protect the safety of that person or other people. The psychiatrist would need to determine that the medication is required to prevent physical injury and that less intrusive alternatives would not be adequate. If this is an issue for you personally, I recommend that you consult an attorney for further advice about the laws in texas. ...Read more

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In regard to my mvp and that my physician has prescribed propranolol and asa, whether these medications could treat my mvp forever or not?

In regard to my mvp and that my physician has prescribed propranolol and asa, whether these medications could treat my mvp forever or not?

MVP: Mitral valve prolapse is a valular heart disease characterized by the displacement of abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. It is diagnosed by 2d echo.
The medication given "propanalol" may prevent some of the symptoms of disautonomia which include palpitations and chest pain.
Aspirin has anti platelet activity which may be beneficial. ...Read more

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I am out of my anxiety medication which is a benzodiazepine. I do not have a primary care physician nor do I have insurance. What should I do?

I am out of my anxiety medication which is a benzodiazepine. I do not have a primary care physician nor do I have insurance. What should I do?

CALL A CLINIC: You must have a physician prescribe or maybe a nurse practitioner so it is best to try a clinic and they go by income and may be able to help you get insurance. ...Read more

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Bile reflux, 7 months post nissen, still think I may be refluxing at night and possibly during day. If I am, what medications In a.m. and p.m. should I discuss with my physician. A little upset as I had this surgery to alleviate reflux.?

Bile reflux, 7 months post nissen, still think I may be refluxing at night and possibly during day. If I am, what medications In a.m. and p.m. should I discuss with my physician. A little upset as I had this surgery to alleviate reflux.?

Symptoms could: Be either recurrent acid reflux or alkaline reflux, or even something else. Treatment would depend on accurate diagnosis. You should discuss this with your gi specialist or your surgeon. But you should know that fundoplication is not always successful in relieving symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, I've taken medication to build bone; dependin

How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, I've taken medication to build bone; dependin

You: You may want to consider a personal trainer who is experienced with your age group to advise you on a strengthening program, even weight lifting. Yoga can also be very helpful for posture and strengthening. Be sure to get professional advice though so that you don't incur an injury. ...Read more

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Can any physician prescribe medication for adhd? I've called multiple psychiatrists in my area and they are all booked until next month.

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Can any physician prescribe medication for adhd? I've called multiple psychiatrists in my area and they are all booked until next month.

Yes, assuming comfor: While many ADHD/ADD medications are controlled substances, most duly trained & certified physicians w/appropriate DEA licensing are allowed to prescribe whatever they please, assuming that they're comfortable doing so. Many Family Doc prescribe ADHD/ADD medications in concert & follow up w/psychiatrists once diagnosis made/confirmed. Check w/your Family Doc or General Internist. ...Read more

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Primary physician has ordered an AM Cortisol Blood Test. Could the medications Androgel or Guanfacine have any effect on the test results?

Primary physician has ordered an AM Cortisol Blood Test. Could the medications Androgel or Guanfacine have any effect on the test results?

Not really: This is a screen. I'm glad your physician is beginning a well-informed workup. Adrenal disease gets overlooked too often. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stone. Told fr my primary care physician to drink a lot of water and take pain medication. How long should I do this. Months?

Diagnosed with kidney stone. Told fr my primary care physician to drink a lot of water and take pain medication. How long should I do this. Months?

Need more info: I would need more information to form an opinion: what imaging study was done, where is the stone? What size? If it is 5 mm or less, it will pass but there will be pain. Larger size frequently needs intervention. Your doctor should be following you or referring you to a urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My physician rx me with Wellbutrin (bupropion) for my ADD. I'm not depressed but simply cannot focus at all. Is this medication ok to take?

My physician rx me with Wellbutrin (bupropion) for my ADD. I'm not depressed but simply cannot focus at all. Is this medication ok to take?

Sometimes: It is an off label use for ADD. Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases Dopamine, which helps people with the drive and focus to do things, apart from giving them a mild relaxed feeling too. For some it works. Also curbs cigarette use in case u smoke, and helps with anxiety that may be associated with ADD. ...Read more

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Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should I see physician?

Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should I see physician?

Yes: If this was a new event and does not recur, it was probable just something you ate and can be ignored for now. If it continues, especially if there is any. Change in your bowel movements, you should see a health care provider. You might be referred for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is a primary care physician obligated to send a minor using drugs to rehab?

Is a primary care physician obligated to send a minor using drugs to rehab?

Minor with dtugs: The primary care has an obligation to tell parents of the addiction and a duty to refer to a board certfied child psychiatrist. The ultimate responsibility for treatment are the parents. Parents need to be prepared that minors will use guilt to prevent treatment. Its not an easy choice for a parent. ...Read more

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Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?

Why does a physician continually check electrolyte levels after prescribing the drug diamox (acetazolamide)?

Blood levels: Acetazolamide (a) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can be used for the treatment of moderate to severe metabolic or respiratory alkalosis. A does this by interfering with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) reabsorption in the kidneys, thereby reacidifying the blood – hence alkalyzing the urine. The physician wants to monitor how the co2 levels in the blood are to see if changes in the dose of a are needed. ...Read more

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What is better for q on drug reaction, this site, a pharmacist or an emergency medicine physician?

What is better for q on drug reaction, this site, a pharmacist or an emergency medicine physician?

It depends: Physician if its a management question. Pharmacist if looking for detailed drug information. ...Read more