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Can you tell me about double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes?
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
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
WHY??!!!??: Do extreme sports instead to get a natural rush or any sport or exercise. ...Read more
Is it safe for a stented (in 2009) patient aged 62years under cardiac medications now to take zolindronic injection (5mg) for orthopaedic purposes?
Ortho inj: Yes. It should cause no problemsGet a more detailed answer ›
Kidneywise is it advisable for me to use kre alkalyn for fitness purposes, I have hypoparathyriodism and I use calcium medication daily?
(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
Im still confused about the oral fluid test my dr had me take for my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is the purpose to make sure im taking my medication or to tell how much of my medication im taking?
How about: Asking the doctor who ordered the test? Then you would hear it from the horse's mouth -- no conjecture. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Many businesspeople take propranolol before giving big speeches. Is that the best drug for nerve calming purposes if one is giving a big speech?
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
Glimepiride and metformin hydrochloride which group of drug are they in and what are their purposes?
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
Is there any OTC or such treatment for gynecomastia other than surgery. There are many drugs circulating the internet claiming for such purpose. Are any of such drug accurate.
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
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 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
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 more
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