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Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?
Do these medications interact?
metformin (500*3 times a day),
I have hypothyroidism n it is in controlled state. Can I plan for pregnancy now and while planning can i take prenatal gummy with thyroid medication.
It's OK: Hi. Yep, you can take prenatal gummies with your thyroid medication. If you get pregnant, you'll often have to increase your thyroid dose a little bit. ...Read more
Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa
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I'm 30, mom of 15 mo. Was on prenatal during pregnancy. I don't take any vitamins or medications. Feel lack of energy. What vitamins should I take?
Prenatal: If you are breast feeding you should keep taking your prenatal vitamins, you are giving a lot of nourishment to your child. You should also get checked to make sure you aren't anemic, sometimes that can cause fatigue. You should for sure take omega fatty acids. If you are still breast feeding don't use fish oil, best bet is actually chia seeds, they are high in omegas, and also proteins. ...Read more
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
Do doctors let you know if you test positive for any drugs during your routine prenatal appointments? Are they required to let you know they tested U?
Don't risk baby...: When you're pregnant, prenatal tests give you information about your health and your baby's. They help detect any problems that could affect him, like birth defects or genetic diseases. The results can help you make the best health care decisions before and after your child is born. Ask your doctor what tests are being ordered, but avoid illicit substances, alcohol, etc. pls, esp. if pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the night before my first prenatal apt. Drug tested and found that it was positive for valium?
20wks pregnant. Heavy marijuana user before found out. Is there anyway to detox body before pre-natal visit to get a good result on a drug test?
Not really: THC attaches to fat cells in your body & leaks out over time. There are no flush agents that work. Light users may become negative in a week of abstinence while heavy users may remain positive for a month. If you get on a CPS watch list they will be able to find it in baby at birth. Stay clean & be honest with your docs and things may go well. ...Read more
Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzymes (for wife)? She doesn't drink or do any drugs, takes a prenatal; has grave's but not rx'd meds yet..
I quit cig. Smoking almost 2 years ago w/ no medications, lapses, or urges. What is relapse rate per yr after 2 years? Is it about 10%/yr the next year then decreasing to <1%/yr after a decade. True?
Congratulations: You are doing well. This is the best decision you have made for your health and wellness. I do not expect you to be at risk for any relapse as you will realize that you never want to get back in to this dirty and unhealthy habit. People who quite on their own and without any help/medication have near zero chnace to have a relapse. So you should not think/worry about that any more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
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