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I use oxymorphone ER for pain. I have constipation tried oc's & linzess, amitiza, relistor (methylnaltrexone). I use enema evry 3 days. Is this safe 4 long term usage?

I use oxymorphone ER for pain. I have constipation tried oc's & linzess, amitiza, relistor (methylnaltrexone). I use enema evry 3 days. Is this safe 4 long term usage?

Constipation: You don't say why you're using the narcotic or how much time or how much. Constipation is a serious problem over a long time. Using laxatives or any thing of the sort can can lead to dependence on those medications. You end up in later years being very miserable. Of course if you're legitimately taking opiates constipation is a side effect. Minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Intractable pain, scs implanted, high morphine equivalent for survival. Severe constipation. Switched to relistor (methylnaltrexone). Worked 3 times, now 7 days can't go. Was on 12 osmoprep, 2 miralax & 3 colace. What now?

Intractable pain, scs implanted, high morphine equivalent for survival. Severe constipation. Switched to relistor (methylnaltrexone). Worked 3 times, now 7 days can't go. Was on 12 osmoprep, 2 miralax & 3 colace. What now?

Constipation: You need to seek out the md who manages your scs. It needs to be adjusted. Also morphine may need to be changed to a different drug. Your body may not have the same response to fentanyl or oxycontin. You have to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and eat foods high in fiber. In addition to the colace and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the medicines are not substitutes for diet they are in addition. ...Read more

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Why is methylnaltrexone only used for very sick palliative care patients? There are some very constipated post op patients

Why is methylnaltrexone only used for very sick palliative care patients? There are some very constipated post op patients

Limited studies: The best studies for effectiveness for methylnatrexone is for patients with opioid-induced constipation (it works on the same receptors as opioids like morphine). As many sick palliative care patients require opioids this is typically the group that would benefit if standard laxatives (many which are over the counter) do not work. Postop patients constipation or ileus may not be due to opioids. ...Read more

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Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?

Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?

Get help: Methylnaltrexone is part of the answer. You'll also need medical support and counselling to successfully and permanently come off the opiates. ...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

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Why don't we have cervilan medication?

Why don't we have cervilan medication?

Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more

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What are medications for diabetestye2?

What are medications for diabetestye2?

Several: There are many different drugs that can be used for regulating the blood sugar in a person with type 2 diabetes. The main function of these drugs is to control the level of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: albentazin?

Unknown: I am unaware of any medicine with this name? Maybe you are spelling it wrong, or some other physician may know about it? ...Read more

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What conditions definitely need pain medication?

What conditions definitely need pain medication?

It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that helps for heartbreak?

Is there a medication that helps for heartbreak?

Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more

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What medications are used for treating corpaltunal?

What medications are used for treating corpaltunal?

Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more

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Medications for ectopic?

Medications for ectopic?

Methotrexate: This is the only medication routinely used for treatment of ectopic pregnancy. This medication is only appropriate if it meets strict criteria. ...Read more

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Any new medication fo ms?

Any new medication fo ms?

Yes: Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod).

There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more

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Hepatitis any medication?

Maybe: Some viral causes of hepatitis can be treated medically. ...Read more

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What is voltarin medication?

What is voltarin medication?

Anti-inflammatory: A potent anti-inflammatory (like advil (ibuprofen) except stronger). ...Read more

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I drank with my medications?

Depends on meds.: Most meds are ok with a little alcohol. Some are not, but you should have been warned strongly if you had some of those. ...Read more

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Are malaria medications safe?

Are malaria medications safe?

Yes: Nothing is without risk, but the treatment is much safer than the disease. ...Read more

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What medications treat stroke?

What medications treat stroke?

Prevention is best: Although tpa (alteplase) is important, best to avoid need for this. Be mindful of risks, such as hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, smoking, some illicit drugs (cocaine, etc), hyperhomocysteinemia, obesity, concurrent heart disease. Preventatives include the antiplatelet drugs, such as clopidogrel, aggrenox, and to a lesser extent aspirin. Some new anticoagulants can be considered. ...Read more

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