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Can you tell me about double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes?

Can you tell me about double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes?

Congenital heart: Defects such as those you have mentioned are treated with surgery, not medication. Are you asking if there are medication restrictions following the surgical procedure? Please rephrase your question, thanks. ...Read more

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Double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes, should I be concerned?

Double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes, should I be concerned?

Serious defect: Double outlet right ventricle (dorv) and transposition of the great arteries (tga) commonly exist together. This is a life-threatening combination requiring surgery, preferably in the first few weeks of life. Long-term outcomes can be good and successful surgery does not necessarily warrant any long-term medications. Imperfect outcomes can occur for many reasons. ...Read more

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Is Depakote a medication whose purpose is to reduce the pain?

Is Depakote a medication whose purpose is to reduce the pain?

Depakote: Is frequently used as a prophylactic agent for migraine, cluster and chronic daily headaches. It is indicated in the management of trigeminal neuralgia for those patients who are refractory to other medications. ...Read more

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For educational purposes: Do people who suffer addictive behavior get medication that lowers or raises dopamine?

For educational purposes: Do people who suffer addictive behavior get medication that lowers or raises dopamine?

If only it were. ..: So simple :/ treatment of addiction must be personalized 4 ea pt, substance used, or behavior patient is addicted to. Treatments often work best when combined, and no one treatment is right for everyone. Components of treatment may include psychotherapy, 12 step meetings, replacement therapy (typically increase circulating dopamine) or dopamine blocking agent), tx of underlying psych dz, to start. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I can take to induce an adrenaline rush on purpose?

Is there a medication I can take to induce an adrenaline rush on purpose?

WHY??!!!??: Do extreme sports instead to get a natural rush or any sport or exercise. ...Read more

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Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?

Not advisable: Kre alkalyn and other creatine supplements can impaire kidney function, especially in people who might be susceptible. Having hypoparathyroidism puts you at risk for kidney stones and kre alkalyn can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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(1) Are Retroscapular Injections safe and effective for Diagnostic purposes and Temporary relief from potential Scapular Bursitis symptoms? (2) Possible side effects with long-term use? (3) What type of medication is injected, i.e. steroid? (4) Is it pain

(1) Are Retroscapular Injections safe and effective for Diagnostic purposes and Temporary relief from potential Scapular Bursitis symptoms? (2) Possible side effects with long-term use? (3) What type of medication is injected, i.e. steroid? (4) Is it pain

Yes: In the hands of a skilled provider with experience there should be minimal risk. However there is always the chance of a lung injury--but small. Usually a mixture of steroid and lidocaine is used to numb the area and then the steroid should reduce swelling in the bursa But this is usually only temp pain relieve so you can rehab the scapular muscles. ...Read more

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Asking my doctor to prescribe me dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for the treatment of ADD for driving and college concentration purposes. Is this a good medication for this?

Asking my doctor to prescribe me dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for the treatment of ADD for driving and college concentration purposes. Is this a good medication for this?

Many options: There are many effective medications for treatment of ADD, of which Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) is one. Your doctor will be able to suggest which of the medications he or she thinks would be best for your condition. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of telmisartam? Which group of drugs is it in?

What is the purpose of telmisartam? Which group of drugs is it in?

Telmisartan: This is a member of the family of angiotensin receptor blockers. They are use for blood pressure, heart failure and some other things. ...Read more

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Many businesspeople take propranolol before giving big speeches. Is that the best drug for nerve calming purposes if one is giving a big speech?

Many businesspeople take propranolol before giving big speeches. Is that the best drug for nerve calming purposes if one is giving a big speech?

It is good: Propranolol is a beta blocker, and can help to calm down people before stressful times, such as giving a speech, or even times like playing golf on sunday tv. ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, what group of drug and what purpose does it used?

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride, what group of drug and what purpose does it used?

Type 2 drugs: Hi. Metformin is an insulin sensitizer and predominantly works at the liver to increase sensitivity to your own insulin (or exogenous insulin) to reduce the release of sugar from your liver into the blood. Glimepiride stimulates the release of insulin from your pancreas (insulin secretogogue). The 2 drugs are synergistic together. They may or may not control your diabetes. Good control is the goal ...Read more

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Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?

Treat Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition where Insulin does not work well and there is insufficient insulin. Metformin works to overcome some of the Insulin resistance and reduce excessive glucose production from the liver.
Glimepiride works on the cells that make Insulin to augment Insulin deficiency and both together lower blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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 isn't 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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

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 more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

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 more