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Sea Mist Medication
How is OTC racepinefrin/asthmanefrin same basic medication as former avail epinefrin/primetine mist. How does the race added to standard inhaled epi?
Racemization: The racemic or combination form of Epinephrine makes the product more stable and has a longer shelf life. The d-form has less side effect than the natural r-form in terms of rapid heart rate and increase in bp. The d-form has a lower side effect as mentioned but has a more sustained effect. The side effect precludes frequent use so need sustained effect, and the combo is more stable. ...Read more
Yes: Eribulin is a drug that works by interfering with proteins that form structures known as microtubules, vital for cell division and function. It is derived from sea sponges and it's currently used for patients with breast cancer. ...Read more
Am at risk for Hiv? 30sec unprotected intercourse in sea with a white, no gay, no drug user guy. He says he already got negative results. I'm scared!
Very low risk: The chance such a partner has HIV is very low, especially if "sea" means you're in the Seattle area. And when a guy has HIV, the woman's chance of infection from a single episode of unprotected vaginal sex is about 1 in a thousand. Little HIV risk, but probably high STD risk. Get checked for gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc -- and probably HIV just to be extra safe. Also, get into the condom habit! ...Read more
Does using grapefruit oil, extract, mist, or spray topically on the body or inhaling it interact with ssri medication?
Probably transiently: The issue with grapefruit and other medications is that it competes for the same activating enzymes as the medication. Grapefruit inhibits the activating enzyme p450 thereby increasing the effect of any medications using that same enzyme such as certain types of ssri's. This effect is transient and limited to the amount of grapefruit taken in. In the case of topical and inhaled it's probably smal ...Read more
I'm 18 weeks pregnant. My doctor prescribed mist pot cit and amoxicillin for my UTI infection. Are these medications safe in pregnancy.?
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What is Diagnosis?: When you have a clear diagnosis there are always options for rx. Physical therapy, modalities, otc meds and then rx meds may all be utilized along with complementary rx such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. For nerve injury/failed back surgery, treatments such as spinal cord stimulation enable enhanced quality of life and reduced or elimination of opioid medications. ...Read more
Fluids: My most common reason for admitting an infant/toddler/child is their need for fluids. Many of their issues could be handled by oral medications but many just shut down when they feel bad and quit taking fluids. The other is oxygen for those who give up eating &drinking to concentrae on getting oxygen. Once they can beathe nl & take fluids well, most can go home on oral meds. ...Read more
No: Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder caused by neurologic damage resulting from many different medical conditions. It is treated by a speech language pathologists. There are no drugs to treat it although treating some of the illnesses such as parkinson's may give some improvement. ...Read more
Only in the very ill: Appetite becomes normal as a previously healthy person overcomes an illness and recovers. Feeling well, being able to smell food aromas, having no nausea (nor other tummy symptoms), feeling happy, and socializing while eating, all lead to a better appetite. For those losing weight from cancer or aids, some take marijuana extracts or hormone supplements to maintain appetite and weight. ...Read more
Not sure: If you mean generic substitution then the answer is probably no. If you mean a different class of drug has been substituted then the answer may be yes. Talk it over with your primary physician or pharmacist. ...Read more
Meds: I am not sure what you mean to organize your meds for disability, but if you need to arrange them in a way that you would be able to access them in a right order, use a pillbox. If you are applying for disability and need to fill out the list of meds you are taking, you just copy the name of each medication, its strength and directions for use. ...Read more
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Garbage: By garbage I mean to mix them with something that would make the drug unusable. Often people mix them with cat litter, put water in the vials, shake it and make the drugs dissolve. Etc. Just remember to make them unrecognizable and unusable. ...Read more
Strange laws: In many jurisdictions, "chinese herbal medicines" can be sold unregulated. Very often, they aren't what they are advertised to be, and many are deadly (especially strychnine or liver poisons), with victims having no recourse. But that's politics. Don't try to understand it. ...Read more