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What happens if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

What happens if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

With some medication: Yes, With certain medication alcohol is prohibited, contraindicated, and dangerous. If you're taking medications it is always a good idea to talk with your doctor about alcohol use. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

I'm just wondering, if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?

Generally: It is generally contraindicated with most medications to drink alcohol and take the medicine. Some medications are more strongly contraindicated. Read the labels, but as a good rule, don't drink and take medications. ...Read more

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I've heard conflicting stories on ACV. Is 2 tbps of apple cider vinegar a day good for you? What if you're on medications. Tyvm

I've heard conflicting stories on ACV. Is 2 tbps of apple cider vinegar a day good for you? What if you're on medications. Tyvm

Good for many things: ACV is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions. It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but supports many uses. It's safe, inexpensive OK with meds. Dilute it. See http://tinyurl. Com/joe2kht ...Read more

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How long eye allergies last if you're taking medication?

How long eye allergies last if you're taking medication?

Eye allergy: Some people will have eye allergies only for a particular season, such as spring or fall. Others will have allergies all year round. ...Read more

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If you have sex with someone who is HIV positive and the condom broke. And we still carried on. However, they’re on medication. What can be done ASAP, to protect the partner who’s negative?

If you have sex with someone who is HIV positive and the condom broke. And we still carried on. However, they’re on medication. What can be done ASAP, to protect the partner who’s negative?

Probably no risk: If the treatment has been controlling his HIV well, there is no risk of transmission, or very little. Ask him about his viral load on treatment: if undetectable or very low, risk is nil and PEP unnecessary. Many couples stop using condoms in this situation, e.g. if trying to conceive. If in doubt, go together to his HIV doc or clinic; they’ll know if PEP is advised. Good luck! ...Read more

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What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I control low blood sugar we're and what medication should I take.

How can I control low blood sugar we're and what medication should I take.

Hypoglycemia: Why do you think you have "low blood sugar"? Did a doctor do a glucose test on you and if so why? Are you on any medications? The treatment for low blood sugar is a proper diet. ...Read more

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What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

What should you do when you're addicted to the medication you need?

difficult question: Not sure what you mean by addiction. If you are on chronic pain medications this can be a very difficult, though not impossible issue. If they are psych medications for depression, anxiety, etc this may as equally difficult. To answer your question, more info on the drug (s) is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are you less likely to develop SJS if you've taken medication for a long time, compared with a new medication you're taking?

Are you less likely to develop SJS if you've taken medication for a long time, compared with a new medication you're taking?

Steven Johnson: SJS is an inflammatory disorder of the skin triggered by an allergic reaction to certain drugs including antibiotics, such as some sulfonamides, tetracycline, amoxicillin, and ampicillin. In some cases, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and anticonvulsants, such as Tegretol and phenobarbital have also been implicated. Over-the-counter medications may act as triggers as well. ...Read more

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What if immunotherapy fails to work for someone and they absolutely need to take the medication they're allergic to?

What if immunotherapy fails to work for someone and they absolutely need to take the medication they're allergic to?

Be specific: Immunotherapy fails for what, please name the medication, is it for allergy? If so try sigulair once a day you cannot be allergic to all antihistamine, some times there is crossreaction to foods with pollen. Oil of oagano can help for allergies. ...Read more

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What if immunotherapy fails and the person needs the medication they're allergic to (pennicillin)? Can the immunotherapy be tried again?

What if immunotherapy fails and the person needs the medication they're allergic to (pennicillin)? Can the immunotherapy be tried again?

Antibiotic allergy: There is no immunotherapy for penicillin or antibiotics. There are desensitization procedures which are short-lived and allow patients to tolerate the antibiotic they are allergic to for a short-period of time. You will need to seek out an allergist who performs these types of procedures since not all allergists do these procedures. ...Read more

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Can you be admitted into hospital for depression even if you're not yet taking medication?

Can you be admitted into hospital for depression even if you're not yet taking medication?

Of course: If someone is suicidal, psychotic, or unable to care for self, s/he might be admitted even having had no prior psychiatric treatment. Many people avoid seeing psychiatrists until they can avoid it no longer because they're so sick. Managed care can make getting inpatient beds hard sometimes, though. As a psychiatrist I've often been on the phone "in queue" for hours with insurance companies. ...Read more

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Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils

Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils

Probably not: You must take any antibiotic exactly as prescribed. If you miss doses you may have a super bug that is resistant to the antibiotic. Go back to your doctor for a recheck. ...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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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication I need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly, what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there any medication for hyphae?

Is there any medication for hyphae?

Hyphae: Hyphae refer to the branching thread-like forms of various fungi. Various medications are used for fungal medications. Which one depends on what fungus and where the infection is. ...Read more

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What is the medication lupetude for?

What is the medication lupetude for?

Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar I disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more

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How the medication suppose to be used?

Like others: Have mentioned, you need to be more specific about which medication (s) you are referring too. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for freckles?

Is there any medication for freckles?

Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more