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Please help! What is the best way to dispose of extra medication?

Please help! What is the best way to dispose of extra medication?

Unneeded meds: Medicine Take-Back Programs
Call your city/ county government trash/ recycling program to see if there is a medicine - take back program in your vicinity. Check DEA Administrative Website for “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Events” Ask your pharmacist about local programs. ...Read more

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How does Plan B work, and how long does the medication stay in your body?

How does Plan B work, and how long does the medication stay in your body?

Preventing ovulation: The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy!
the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours and so it is difficult to say for sure. Based on this, it stays in the body for about 2.5 days to just over 1 wk.
If you still have question, post it here or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking too many different types of medications cause your body to shut down?

Can taking too many different types of medications cause your body to shut down?

Maybe: Of course it depends on the medication. If you had been taking cortisone orally for a long period of time, your adrenals which produce your own cortisone, shut down. This is why you must taper the dose allowing your adrenals to get back up to speed.
Other areas depend on the specific drug. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes your body to get used to the side effects of a new medication?

Depends: This depends on the specifics of the drug, as well as how you specifically metabolize it. Talk to your doctor about the specific drug to get best information about that question. ...Read more

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I am so lean. How could I build my body accurately.? Is der any medication or tonic to become bit fat?

I am so lean. How could I build my body accurately.? Is der any medication or tonic to become bit fat?

If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy: If given weekly how long does it take for this medication to leave the body or does it stay for weeks?

Chemotherapy: If given weekly how long does it take for this medication to leave the body or does it stay for weeks?

Varies: The elimination time of cancer therapeutic agents varies according to the drug, the dose, the duration of administration and variations in patients metabolism. Some drugs have an extremely short 1/2 life (the time for blood levels to drop by 50%) and are almost completely gone in 24 hrs. Antibodies, in contrast, may linger for weeks. Some types of side effects appear long after the drug is gone. ...Read more

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Recurring hypochondria? I keep worrying about every little new "abnormality" that I find in my body. How do I stop this without psy/medication?

Recurring hypochondria? I keep worrying about every little new "abnormality" that I find in my body. How do I stop this without psy/medication?

Both: Your best bet is a combination of psychotherapy and psychiatric assessment/evaluation (and medicine if indicated). This combination has consistently been shown to offer the highest rates of success in a variety of disorders. Just find professionals you can really partner with, be open to change and accepting new ways of thinking / and you're well on your way to being better! Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Won't taking an anxiety medication just result in your body adapting to the drug and lead to worse symptoms if you ever try to stop taking it?

Won't taking an anxiety medication just result in your body adapting to the drug and lead to worse symptoms if you ever try to stop taking it?

While you are: On anti anxiety medication, it is wise to also speak with a psychologist and learn how to cope with anxiety better. You can learn relaxation techniques, discuss relationship conflicts and other life and work stresses and ways to manage them better. Being less anxious will help you be able to learn these new ways of coping, then you can try to reduce medication. ...Read more

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I spent a week in Puerto Rico and now I have bites from sand fleas all over my body and they won't stop itching. What medication is best for this?

I spent a week in Puerto Rico and now I have bites from sand fleas all over my body and they won't stop itching. What medication is best for this?

Diphenhydramine: The old fashioned remedy is calamine lotion. Diphenyhdramine (benadryl) is an OTC antihistamine that can help, but it may make you sleepy. Topical hydrocortisone (also OTC) may help localized areas. If itching is severe and all over, in severe cases your doctor may consider a brief course of an oral steroid (corticosteroid such as prednisone or medrol). ...Read more

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What effect would fasting for approx. 15 hours have on the body of a teenager who is not taking medications and doesn't have any medical conditions?

What effect would fasting for approx. 15 hours have on the body of a teenager who is not taking medications and doesn't have any medical conditions?

Nothing dramatic: The body shifts into a separate fat burning metabolism during fasting. It takes longer to provide sugar for metabolic activities when converting to it from fat & the person will likely feel sluggish. As long as they do not have a significant medical condition that is aggravated by fasting, this should be well tolerated. ...Read more

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How do I get off of tamadol if I try and stop I get bad shocks through our inside my body and feel really ugly what medication can help me get off?

See Your Doc: You may need to do a gradual taper. Depending on how much hydrocone you have been taking you might also benefit from a medicine called Suboxone or buprenorphine. You should not try to detox yourself. ...Read more

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If given the wrong medication or amount of benzo or antidep. Etc and the extreme side effects are experienced can a person recover from excess toxins?

If given the wrong medication or amount of benzo or antidep. Etc and the extreme side effects are experienced can a person recover from excess toxins?

Psych Meds: You can certainly recover but I would strongly advise you consult with a physician you trust to help you titrate off these medications and review your entire treatment plan. Medications alone are not generally adequate for treatment, psychotherapy is very useful and helps you change from the inside as you learn new coping abilities. My best. ...Read more

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I've been off Suboxone over a month now with no relapse, how long til my body reacts to medication normally? I feel like I don't get the most out ofrx

Am not sure what you: Mean by not "reacting to medication normally." the Buprenorphine will have no effect on your other medications - adderal, Buspar (buspirone) and klonopin, so stopping it will not change anything either. It is an opioid, and doesn't change your reaction to the other medications in any way that I am aware of. I hope you are getting enough psychosocial support to remain off opiates. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are there medications used to treat Lewy body dementia?

Are there medications used to treat Lewy body dementia?

Yes, brief details:: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil. ...Read more

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What can be done to detoxify your body from medications?

What can be done to detoxify your body from medications?

Time: Drugs have what is called a half-life. This is the time for half the amount of a drug in your body to be excreted. They vary from drug to drug. In general, 3 to 5 half lives are needed to eliminate a drug almost 100%. Time is the safest, though not always the easiest way to go this route. Good luck. ...Read more

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In general, how can persons respond differently to the same medication? Despite all having the same body and systems?

GENETICS: One's geneticmakeup determines the way/speed/etc medications are metabolized. Same with baseball: the same baseball might be caught or missed by a dufferent person. Pwoplw are generally similar, but niot the same. ...Read more

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Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Aerius=desloratadine: I suspect that you're not in the states b/c aerius (http://www. Drugs. Com/uk/aerius. Html) is not a brand of Desloratadine sold here. There's not likely to be an issue combining Desloratadine (antihistamine) w/cold medication (decongestant) unless you're an older male w/enlarged prostate. However, b/c you didn't mention specific name, I can't check 4 u. Instead, use drugs. Com's interactions checker. ...Read more

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Can having diarrhea effect your Body from absorbing daily medication?

Can having diarrhea effect your Body from absorbing daily medication?

Not usually: Only in extreme episodes of diarrhea would absorption of medications be affected. Usually, the medications are still in your system long enough to be dissolved and absorbed, even with diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to relieve body pain without taking medication?

What is the most effective way to relieve body pain without taking medication?

Exercise: Many times exercise can release endogenous endorphins that can be helpful in some painful conditions. Stretching is also helpful to release muscle tension. Other techniques like breathing exercises and visual imagery are very helpful for other painful conditions. ...Read more

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Been doing Pilates and my body is itching...What would be the cause and what medications can I use?

Been doing Pilates and my body is itching...What would be the cause and what medications can I use?

Itching: I doubt that there is a relationship unless there is some environmental exposure related to your exercise. Such as exposure to rubber on a mat. Or something on a rug or in a gym or if you shower after exercise. Do you have any rash? See your dermatologist for testing. Treatment will depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for over the counter medication like NyQuil to leave the body after taking it?

How long does it take for over the counter medication like NyQuil to leave the body after taking it?

12 hours: It should mostly be out in about 12 hours. However, traces could be found in the blood for up to a week. ...Read more

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Have a anxiety of tAken any medication... Once I feel it in my body I panic... How can I ovr come this?

Have a anxiety of tAken any medication... Once I feel it in my body I panic... How can I ovr come this?

Behavior tx: A psychotherapy, could allow you to discuss the fears you have about the effects medication would have on you. Your therapist/psychiatrist cld review w/ you that these were either normal sensations, or a function of anxiety. You could gradually work up to taking medication in the therapists office, discussing any anxieties you might have. Eventually, you may be able to do this alone. C ur doc :) ...Read more

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What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?

What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?

No foods: Will lower sodium levels in your body as it is an essential component without which you'd die quickly. If your sodium is too high you may be slightly dehydrated, took too much diuretic, or you have a medical problem that needs your doctor's attention. If you have a real problem, which is unlikely, you can't fix it by yourself. ...Read more

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I paid the assisted living extra to manage my moms medication. I learned she throwing her meds away in frona, what to do?

I paid the assisted living extra to manage my moms medication. I learned she throwing her meds away in frona, what to do?

"in frona"?: Ask your mom why she's throwing away her medications rather than taking them. Does she understand consequences of her actions? What's truly necessary? What are her health goals? Perhaps hospice would be more appropriate. Take her to see her Family Doc for evaluation including cognitive function and capacity to make decisions. If demented but otherwise healthy, consider mixing meds into food/drink. ...Read more