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If taken pyrantel, should the dose be repeated in a wk?

If taken pyrantel, should the dose be repeated in a wk?

Depends: Treatment of pinworms is usually two doses separated by two weeks. For other infections it is often a three day course. ...Read more

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For what worms is pyrantel for deworming?

For what worms is pyrantel for deworming?

Hook, pin, round: Usually hookworm, pinworm and roundworms. Dosing is different depending on infection. ...Read more

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How long does Pyrantel Embonate stay in the system? Can it effect conception?

How long does Pyrantel Embonate stay in the system? Can it effect conception?

Best to wait.: It reaches peak availablity at about an hour and leaves completely within a few days at the most. 5 half lives times 5 hours max = less than 3 days. Probably best to postpone conception. It is a category C in pregnancy and breastfeeding, which means that it has never been studied in pregnant women and the studies in pregnant mice have shown unusual 1st trimester effects and stillbirth. ...Read more

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Does pyrantel work for pinworms?

Does pyrantel work for pinworms?

Yes: One dose followed by a second dose two weeks later. ...Read more

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Doctors use pyrantel to treat some sort of infections?

Doctors use pyrantel to treat some sort of infections?

Worms: Works against intestinal nematodes - roundworm, hookworm and pinworm are most common indications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Antiminth (pyrantel) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Antiminth (pyrantel) allergy?

A reaction caused by: Antibodies to the drug or something in its preparation. Such reactions often involve hives, itching or respiratory problems. ...Read more

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Do pinworms/threadworms ever become tolerant pyrantel pamoate?

Do pinworms/threadworms ever become tolerant pyrantel pamoate?

Possible/? reinfect: Tolerance to any medication is possible in theory. Treatment with pyrantel pomate is often repeated in 1-2 wks to assure cure. Reinfection is common if environmental sources are not found & eliminated. ...Read more

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Can You crush Combantrin Pyrantel pamoate 125 mg single dose worm treatment and take with water?

Can You crush Combantrin Pyrantel pamoate 125 mg single dose worm treatment and take with water?

Absolutely OK to do: Remember to repeat the dose in 2 weeks. This is critical because the medication does not kill pinworm eggs. Only live / hatched pinworms. Repeating the dose in two weeks will therefore kill any newly-hatched worms. IN ADDITION: you must vacuum and wash all linens, and vacuum carpets. Cleaning the environment is critical to eliminating the eggs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi. I am 11 weeks pregnant and have somehow contracted pinworms. Can I safely take pyrantel pamoate and repeat at 2 weeks? Thanks.

Hi. I am 11 weeks pregnant and have somehow contracted pinworms. Can I safely take pyrantel pamoate and repeat at 2 weeks? Thanks.

Pinworms: There are no adequate studies to show any damage to a fetus. The answer is unknown but likely safe. Particularly as you are almost out of the First trimester. ...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

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

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

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

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

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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