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How can you prevent getting used to pain medication?

How can you prevent getting used to pain medication?

Short term use : Taking pain medications for a short period of time after surgery or trauma will be most probably safe. If you have to take medications on an ongoing basis, avoid long-acting opioids, take medications for pain only and not other symptoms (such as sleep disturbsnce) and reduce the amount as much as possible. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my teen from getting access to medications?

How can I prevent my teen from getting access to medications?

Access to meds: I assume you are referring to accessing your own prescription meds and that you have educated your teen regarding the dangers. The best way is to purchase an inexpensive safe or lockbox that uses a key or combination. Can be bought for under $20. ...Read more

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Which medications are used to prevent shock death from a severe injury?

Which medications are used to prevent shock death from a severe injury?

No single drug: Prevention is better than cure . The single most important medicine is probably fluid resuscitation including blood and blood products to change the course of the shock after trauma . However , there are specific treatment modalities depending what is happening in real lime . If there is cardiac arrest and caused by arrhythmia , treating it according to the protocol will be appropriate ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent the crash associated with add medications?

Is there a good way to prevent the crash associated with add medications?

Take another dose: In general, i prescribe adhd medications at intervals that avoid amphetamine withdrawal symptoms. This means that i advise most of my patients to take their medications about one hour before they expect their previous dose to wear off. Generally, two or three doses daily works well. ...Read more

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How do you prevent panic attacts without medication?

How do you prevent panic attacts without medication?

Relaxation technique: We used to have patients visualize the ten situations that made them most anxious & teach them to relax--when they made it through all 10 we'd have them face the 10 situations & had a support group to cheer them on--this approach wasn't very successful & most ended up opting for meds. ...Read more

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What are the best medications to prevent against anxiety?

What are the best medications to prevent against anxiety?

Any medication: That increases serotonin will prevent anxiety over time. So the ssri antidepressants can help. In the short term, long acting benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam can prevent anxiety. ...Read more

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How do I prevent and treat malaria without the use of medication.

How do I prevent and treat malaria without the use of medication.

Medication : Prevention of malaria without medication possible by having deet 30% mosquitoes repellents to apply with mosquitoes net protection. There are several types of medication available for prophylaxis of malaria if you planning to travel in endemic area. Once you get malaria you need to take medication for treatment , without medication malatia is lethal ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting addicted to pain medications?

How can I prevent myself from getting addicted to pain medications?

Dont take them: Inevitably, if you take narcotics on a consistent basis, you will develop a tolerance. This is a natural course of events as the human body will develop dependence on these medications. ...Read more

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Is there a pill or medication I can take to possibly prevent any STIs?

Is there a pill or medication I can take to possibly prevent any STIs?

Not really: Some antibiotics can prevent some STDs, but to prevent all common bacterial STDs would require at least 2 or even 3 different drugs. Even these would not prevent the 2 most common STDs, herpes and HPV. And taking multiple antibiotics brings a whole bunch of health problems. Therefore STD prevention relies on wise partner choice, safe sex, and early diagnosis & treatment, not prior antibiotics. ...Read more

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Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read more

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He is suffering from vitiligo since 1.5yrs and cont. Under medication with little improvement.Plz. Tell how to prevent further white spotsin the body.

He is suffering from vitiligo since 1.5yrs and cont. Under medication with little improvement.Plz. Tell how to prevent further white spotsin the body.

Vitiligo: It is not known what causes vitiligo but it is fairly common and often there is a family history. There is no good therapy for this condition and there is no way to predict how it will or will not progress. There is also no way to really prevent the spread. I would talk with your dermatologist and see if there are other new options. ...Read more

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Is there any medication made specifically to prevent migraines?

Is there any medication made specifically to prevent migraines?

Not a medication but: you can learn self hypnosis and reduce your anxiety. It can be used in a preventative way to keep you less anxious and prevent migrains. It can be learned quickly and help you right away. Call a psychologist trained in hypnotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I can take to prevent severe night terrors?

Is there a medication I can take to prevent severe night terrors?

Night terrors: There is some evidence that night terrors can result from being overtired, hence creating a bedtime schedule can help. Also, if chronic, waking you up around the time they may occur (first few hours of sleep) can also help. Medications are rarely needed, and one old remedy some still use is valium for short period of time. ...Read more

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How can I prevent migraine and what is the best medication for it?

Should see doc soon: Migraine can be debilitating for some people. If infrequent attack, then use abortive med i.E imitrex, axert, (almotriptan) zomig etc..If you have frequent attacks, your doc can assess and prescribe meds to prevent/reduce it from coming too often. Depend on your case, doc can pick one best fit for you. U can minimize attacks by not skipping meals; go sleep at regular hours, keep good hydration etc....Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing headache with my sinusitis medication, how to prevent this?

I'm experiencing headache with my sinusitis medication, how to prevent this?

Changing...: If it is a side effect of the medication the only way is to change to another medication. Talk to your doctor to get an alternative regimen prescribed. ...Read more

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Can i take medication for herpes even before I have an outbreak to prevent it?

Can i take medication for herpes even before I have an outbreak to prevent it?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more