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Lexapro: Can be prescribed up to 20 mg per day if the patient tolerates it well. ...Read more
This is probably the only safe anabolic steroid to be taken orally. It is a great anabolic, with less androgenic properties. Used to be available commercially from various us pharma, but now only available from compounding pharmacies unfortunately at age 18, we are talking about "sport enhancing drugs, as apposed to androgen replacement theray in aging males.
This is not fda approved. ...Read more
Ginko: One of Ginko's main effect is to improve circulation by inhibiting platelet-activating factor (PAF). This improves circulation and this is what improves memory for some people. Ginkgo can thin the blood enough to cause bleeding. People who have heart attacks and get thrombolytics are more at risk for brain hemorrhage. ...Read more
Variable: This is determined by the estimated risk/benefit ratio. If vancomycin is felt to be the most effective treatment and the infection is life-threatening, then higher doses may be necessary. This drug is actually fairly safe compared to some others, and doses are adjusted by the serum levels obtained. Cannot comment on your treatment without knowing more, but 3 gms is not unusual. ...Read more
My husband swears Loratadine doesn't work for him unless he takes 20mg BID. What is the highest SAFE dose take?
Recommended dose: The recommended daily dose is 10 mg. It is fairly a safe medicine, but side effects may arise in high doses. It seems like he is tolerating the 40 mg/day dose. The high dose definition may vary from patient to patient according their body tolerance. As he requires a large dose, he might benefit from adding different class medicine, so that he can avoid the side effects from unconventional doses. ...Read more
I went out overnyt and I left my bc pill at home. If I take that dose in the a.M tomoro &continue my regular sched at 8pm tom. Will I stil b safe?
Back up OCP: I tell my patients to do what you have done : but also use condoms as back up for the remainder of the month for additional safety. ...Read more
What is the anti-dose of taking too many cetrizyne hydrochlride? My friend has tried to commit suicide. What should I do to keep her safe from danger?
Not an anesthetic: Lorazepam is not an anesthetic agent, so you would need other medications for a surgical procedure. Some doctors might prescribe Lorazepam for relaxation before the surgical procedure though. All this -- including what are safe or appropriate doses -- would be managed by your anesthesiologist. Options thoroughly discussed with you and weighed beforehand. ...Read more
Yes but only if. .: Cialis is a prescription medication so make sure your family doctor knows what you're taking. You can't Cialis (and its competitors) if you're also taking nitrates/nitroglycerin. Cialis is now available as a daily medication rather than just as needed. There are no reasons not to fly while taking medication. If you're the pilot, you'll need to check w/canada's faa re possible impact on color visio. ...Read more
No - so don't.: 60mg in one dose is the safe max. You can take this as often as 4X per day - but don't make the time span too close. You can become unresponsive/unconscious. That's dangerous. Please be careful. People have died. ...Read more
High for startt: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) at 40 mg is the equivalent of Ritalin 80 mg. These are very high starting doses and may cause dose related side effects. If they occur, you may get discouraged from using Focalinwhich at a lower dose would be helpful to you. ...Read more
See below: Melatonin is an over the counter supplement. If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, prior to taking melatonin, it's advisable to see a sleep medicine specialist to help w/ your insomnia ; to figure out the cause. It may not be necessary to start w/ melatonin, ; possibly improved sleep hygiene (no alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, bright lights ; electronics prior to bed) may help you. ...Read more
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Citro soda?? ...Read more
Upper limit: 10 mg nightly is the upper limit of normal. In fact, it is possible that a person could be taking too much at that level and it could start to suffer from adverse effects like fatigue, drowsiness, headaches and irritability. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have more questions. Best of luck. ...Read more
Had 100mg of diphenhydramine last night at 10PM. Is it normally safe to take that dose two nights in a row?
How much amoxcillian can be taken in one dose? I am to take 2000 mg 1 HR before cavity feeling. Is that safe?
I'm pregnant and one dose does not work for me and I'm thinking about taking 20mg instead of the 10mg, would that be safe?
10 mg of what?: I am sorry, but 10 or 20 mg of what? Questions on this forum are not linked to other questions that you have asked. We have no way of knowing what medicine you are asking about. Please ask your question again and clarify However, generally, you should take no medicine during pregnancy unless your Doctor says it is safe to do so. ...Read more
I took 1mg of lorazepam this evening, and about two hours later, my 100mg dose of Nucynta. Safe? Feel ok but nervous I took too close together.
Is Melatonin safe for me to use for a west 6 time zones jet lag? What is the right dose for me? I am almost 17 and I don't have any diasase. Thanks.
My estrone came back high and my dr says I need to take very high doses of iodine for 2 months to fix it, safe? Is there any other way I can lower it?
Confusing: Something not right here. Estrone levels can be high for a variety of reasons. "High" may not be abnormal for you depending upon your cycle. So.... I am not sure that you "need lowering." I cannot see how iodine would affect your estrone level in any case. If this is your regular doc, consider seeing an internal medicine specialist or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Valium & Buspirone - safe together (unless Dr specifically says otherwise)? What's the typical daily buspirone dose for 110lbs/50kg person on valium?
Doesn't make sense: To use both medications, and there are no studies of both drugs being used together. Generally, buspirone (BuSpar® and generics) is used in order to AVOID using benzodiazepine drugs like diazepam (Valium®). Sometimes a doctor who wants to get a patient off benzodiazepines may prescribe buspirone and then taper the benzo. Usual starting dose is 10-15 mg twice a day, may increase to 45-60 mg/day. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Yes. Of course. Doses up to 10, 000 units per day are safe. ...Read more
Is it safer to be on Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg or Zoloft 100mg for anxiety? Are those comparable doses?
Zoloft and Paxil (paroxetine):
Zoloft 100mg/day is higher dose in equivalency than Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg/day.
They are primarily for treatment of Depression. Both have many side effects.
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
• Intensity of Symptoms and Impairment of Functioning for which Medication is needed
• Therapy for stresses of relationships, work, finances.
• Breathing and Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery
• Tai Chi ...Read more
Use as directed:
Read the packaging instructions to use the correct dose.
Individual packets are labeled and the bottle has a measuring cap for you to fill the proper amount/dose and mix with 4-8 ounces of water. Use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation, not for a "cleanse". Inducing bowel movements when not necessary could be unhealthy and if constipation is persistent you need to contact a physician. ...Read more
A discontinued med: Procyclidine is an old antiparkinson medication (anticholinergic as well) but it is not that effective and incidence of side effects is quite high and so this med has been dicontinued in the us. The max dosage is 60mg/day. If you have parkinson disease or some one you know using this med, consider consulting doc for eval as there are better alternatives available. Good luck. ...Read more
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