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Sheer Strips Medication
I took one 8 mg strip Saturday and another 8mg strip Sunday night at 11pm how long will it be til I can feel my opiate medication?
24-48 hours: I assume you are asking about Suboxone. You should wait at least 24-48 hours before taking opiate medication. Suboxone is a potent binder of the opioid mu receptor. It prevents other opiates from binding. You can accidentally overdose yourself by taking more opiate in an effort to get the relief you want from your medicine. Talk to your doctor and be careful. ...Read more
Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?
Wisdom tooth extracted Got a dry socket It was then packed with packing strip with medication was told that the packing strip will fall out. Will it?
Wisdom tooth: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is lost after tooth extraction leaving the bone and nerve exposed. This can be due to infection, nicotine, sucking through a straw or certain hormones such as oral contraceptives. The treatment is packing with medication. The packing is usually changed as often as daily. As the tooth heals the packing will fall out. ...Read more
The strip drug test: Is an immunoassay performed in the office and may have multiple agents which can cause a false positive test. A lab drug test is either on a liquid or gas chromatograph and a mass spectrometer. This test produces the chemical signature of the drug or chemical and has virtually no false positives and is much more sensitive and specific. ...Read more
Is it alright that I take welbutrin for depression, and I heard you lose weight while on this drug. Is this true. And does it strip your appetite?
What do you recommend if I take welbutrin for depression, and I heard you lose weight while on this drug. Is this true. And does it strip your appetite?
I may have accidentally swallowed sheer white whitening strips during my sleep. The label says, "don't swallow the film" but nothing more. What is going to happen, and what should I do?
Probably nothing: The main component of whitening strips is hydrogen peroxide, and in high concentrations and in large amounts, it is poisonous to ingest. But you would have to drink a lot more than the tiny amount in the strips! Swallowing just 1 or 2 should not cause any problems except maybe a little indigestion. If you get severe upset stomach, though, get seen. And take a little Maalox or Tums (calcium carbonate) today. ...Read more
Husband has precription for lortab but took a suboxen strip one week ago. Drug test at work pos. For opiates and sent to lab. Will the suboxen show up?
Is laser teeth whitening less damaging to your teeth than those store-bought strips? I've heard that those whitening strips they sell at drug stores are actually not that good for the enamel on your teeth. Is the laser whitening method better for teeth ov
No: Laser teeth whitening still uses the same active ingredient as the whitening strips it just makes it more active so it's faster. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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