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Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?

Liquid vs tablet: If the dose is the same for liquid or tablet, yes
if you still have questions, speak to the pharmacist at the store they can help you decide, you can always call his pediatrician as well. ...Read more

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Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

Medication: Usually the answer is yes. For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them. ...Read more

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What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.

What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.

See DR: Need inhaler. Avoid smoke, dust, and cats. Do not allow anyone to use tobacco or to create any kind of smoke under your roof. Move out if you must. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa containing medications. I just bought a cough syrup (Torex-BR) and it has Terbutaline sulphate. Is this also sulfa?

I am allergic to sulfa containing medications. I just bought a cough syrup (Torex-BR) and it has Terbutaline sulphate. Is this also sulfa?

Check with pharmacy: SUlfa drugs are a class of drugs called sulfonimides, Terbutaline is not in that class, and the sulfate refers to a part of the terbutaline. Should be ok, but always best to check with the pharmacist, or you obstetrician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I may have inhaled a lot of raid mosquito spray and now I have a dry cough that won't go away with cough syrup. What medications do I need?

I may have inhaled a lot of raid mosquito spray and now I have a dry cough that won't go away with cough syrup. What medications do I need?

Raid is the problem: The raid spray is irriating your mucous membrane from inhalation, and if gargling with saline rinses don't help, you can call the poison control center (for your state), and they will give you antidotes. Don't believe that cough syrup will work, as it's primarily sugar with some expectorant. Don't delay, so you can start feeling better. ...Read more

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I ate a cake (3hrs ago) which may have wine as ingredient. Just checking if I'm able to eat my medications later? (Chlorpheniramine 4mg & cough syrup)

I ate a cake (3hrs ago) which may have wine as ingredient. Just checking if I'm able to eat my medications later? (Chlorpheniramine 4mg & cough syrup)

Sounds ok: Wine as an ingredient in baked goods should not be in a large enough quantity to interact with other medications. So, if a person is not allergic to wine, and has not had unusual reactions to alcoholic drinks in the past, then eating some cake that has traces of wine should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?

After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?

Yes: However it is important to get in touch with our prescribing doctor. Something should get better by now examples--- shortness of breath, sputum production, sputum color etc. The respiratory epithelium is replaced by an young immature epithelium (lining of the breathing tubes) as a part of the healing process. It is very sensitive to stimuli resulting in prolonged cough (upto 6 weeks). ...Read more

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How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

How long does it take for codeine from cough syrup to stay in your system for drug test?

Codeine: If you have a valid prescription this is not a concern. It usually lasts 3 - 5 days. ...Read more

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What medication do I need for a simple ovarian cyst of 3cm by 3cm? Can it just go on its own or should I take something?

What medication do I need for a simple ovarian cyst of 3cm by 3cm? Can it just go on its own or should I take something?

Ovarian cyst: Yes, simple ovarian cyst can resolve on its own, however it is prudent to use a trial of birth control pill. The pelvic ultrasound can be repeated after six months on the bcp. If on the other hand you start experiencing pelvic pain, a trip to your doctor will be prudent for reevaluation. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Should I operate a left paraovarian unilocular simple cyst measuring 40*35 mm or can I take medications for that instead?

Complex question: Some ovarian cysts will resolve on there own. Some providers put patients on ocp's to decrease the formation of new cysts. You should discuss your options fully with your physician. ...Read more

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Need medication increase I am only 25 years old but have scoliosis through out my spine and arthritis in my upper back which are both extremely painful and crippling. Even simple tasks are hard because of these issues. In addition to my back I have severe

Need medication increase I am only 25 years old but have scoliosis through out my spine and arthritis in my upper back which are both extremely painful and crippling. Even simple tasks are hard because of these issues. In addition to my back I have severe

Scoliosis and pain: Scoliosis is a non painful condition and if you are experiencing pain then a complete workout is indicated to find the source of your pain and begin proper treatment. At your age your scoliosis should not be crippling you and other sources should be found. Treatment properly can result in a painless life style and you should be able to enjoy all the activities your desire with proper care. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Would hydrocodone cough syrup show up on a urine drug test?

Yes: The active component in this medication is a narcotic and will suppress a cough, but will also show up in the urine test for narcotics. ...Read more

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Anyone know about trichophyton rubrum treatment? Is it a simple OTC medication?

Anyone know about trichophyton rubrum treatment? Is it a simple OTC medication?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test (dip stick or lab) 24 hours after?

I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test (dip stick or lab) 24 hours after?

Maybe: This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including urine 5-HIAA/VMA levels, brain scan for Parkinson's disease), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.
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Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

Are there medications other than surgery to decrease the size of large benign 13 CM simple ovarian cyst or at least prevent it from getting bigger?

No: There are many reasons a 13 cm cyst needs to be removed by surgery: unknown type, rupture, torsion, ... often the cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. It would be w-a-y outside standard of care (at least in the US) to "observe" this rather than remove. If it hasn't been removed for tissue, how do you really know it's benign? ...Read more

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Hello, I am struggling to get motivated to add simple exercise. I take heart medications, and have issues with my heart racing if I miss medication or don't stay hydrated. What is the easiest way to get started? I have no restrictions from my cardiolo

Hello, I am struggling to get motivated to add simple exercise. I take heart medications, and have issues with my heart racing if I miss medication or don't stay hydrated. What is the easiest way to get started? I have no restrictions from my cardiolo

Exercise: If you don't have any problems with your joints, I would recommend a low impact workout like elliptical, stationary bike or walking. I would do that for about 20 minutes and then have a trainer show you how to set up a circuit type of workout. By strengthening muscles, you will burn fat. Plus it is totally fun. Get someone to go with you so you can motivate each other. ...Read more

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If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

If I took some hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup will it show up in a drug test as an opiate?

Yes: An initial screen will be positive for opiates. Further confirmatory testing will be specific for the metabolites of hydrocodone specifically. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with temporal lobe seizures four years ago, but been off my medication after losing insurance so I'm having simple partials. Before during and after I have one my sex drive increases and my mood becomes euphoric. Could it be something else?

Diagnosed with temporal lobe seizures four years ago, but been off my medication after losing insurance so I'm having simple partials. Before during and after I have one my sex drive increases and my mood becomes euphoric. Could it be something else?

Could be from siezur: Symptoms of increased sex drive and euphoric mood after a seizure is most likely related to seizures most likely from irritation of your temporal lobe. However without an examination and history it is impossible to know for sure. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis (allergic) vs eczema Some cremes (lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids, lotion and gloves as well to protect. Rarely psoriasis (should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more

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I have been on medication for a sinus infection (augmentin) finished 10 days but now I'm in severe pain in my jaw, simple and cheek bone area. Help!

I have been on medication for a sinus infection (augmentin) finished 10 days but now I'm in severe pain in my jaw, simple and cheek bone area. Help!

Toothache: Is the most common cause for orofacial pain. Sinus infection can cause a toothache — especially in the upper rear teeth, which are close to the sinuses. If you have a persistent jaw pain, first consult your dentist for an exam. The dentist needs to rule out dental causes for the pain, such as periodontal disease or dental abscesses/pulpitis. ...Read more