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Soft Foods Medication
The depends: Some meds should be taken with food, some on an empty stomach and it doesn't matter for others. ...Read more
Bingo: Certain medical conditions and medications can change your sense of taste. Discuss your concerns with your PCP ...Read more
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than medication, are there foods or remedies that help alleviate anxiety ( what should I avoid)?
I have tintius. The ringing is louder at times. Is there anything l can do to lessen the ringing (food drink medication)?
When a medication says, "take with or after food", what is the maximum time after food? Can we take it 1 or 2 hours after food?
Medication food: Certain foods benefit from changes in the stomach with digestion for their absorption. Sometimes this interferes with absorption. Sometimes a medicine can damage the stomach lining, like aspirin, so it is better to take with food. Some foods, like grapefruit, can actually interfere with proper absorption. I would recommend speaking with your pharmacist. For your question, i would say 30 min. ...Read more
Was anorexic (now a normal weight), I now graze on food all day long, using food to calm me or zone out. Any medications that could help solve this?
Liver isoenzymes: Some foods, like grapefruit juice, inhibit liver enzymes needed to process certain medications. This would increase levels of the medication because it's not being metabolized efficiently -- possibly leading to more side effects of that medication. Without knowing about particular medications ; food combinations you're wondering about, i can't comment further. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more
High water content : Any time you have a fever, the best thing to do is to keep yourself hydrated. So foods that have high water content like soup, watermelon, yogurt. Drinking plain old water is also extremely important. You don't need medicine for the fever unless you are uncomfortable. Your body fights illness better at higher body temperature, so let the temp be.... ...Read more
Fruit,Veg,MiraLax (polyethylene glycol): High fiber fruit and vegetables are good to avoid constipation, prunes, prune juice, figs and syrup of figs are best natural laxatives or preventatives. Firm bananas, milk and cheese can constipate. Good "natural type" mediacations are MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or benefiber. Colace + pericolace are safe + effective to prevent + treat. Senakot, exlax and Dulcolax are much stronger + very effective when constipated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you may have vertigo but can't take medication, are their any foods other than ginger that can help?
Ferritin is 6. I’m afraid of side effects of medication. Natural way to raise it?! Foods that can help me? Thank you.
What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?
What type of medications need to be stopped prior to a HIDA scan? For how long? What type of food to eat or not to eat before a HIDA scan?
Narcotics. : Narcotics may give a false answer and show a blockage that may not be there without them. Having said that, most patients are taking some pain meds when a hida is done. So this is taken into account. Most imaging centers will want you to. Not eat for a few hours before the test ...Read more