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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 more
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)?
Tinnitus: Are you on any Aspirin products as this is a common side effect of Aspirin products? ...Read more
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
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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 more
If you may have vertigo but can't take medication, are their any foods other than ginger that can help?
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?
I am suffering with bloody piles for the last 30 years. Should I get it opetated upon or take up medication? What are the foods to be avoided?
Bleeding piles: With bleeding for long time, recommend having it looked at by your primary care doc. ...Read more
For "take with or after food" medication, what is the minimum amount of food to be taken? Are 2 crackers, or 2 crackers + a hot drink enough? Thks.
Correct: That would be ok. So long as there is some food present to help with absorption of the medication or to help protect the lining of the stomach. Food helps to stimulate the digestive fluids to help absorption of some medications. ...Read more
How can one increase his/her emotional stability? What medications? What foods? Excersice, meditation? What else? Any studien on this that you recommend?
Abdominal breathing: Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response. You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently. ...Read more
Can I give my 8 months baby medication for appetite she don't like any type of food my peditration gave me a diet for her but she's refusing the food?
No....: 8 month old doesn't need any appetite stimulant. As long as she doesn't have any issue/disease, e.G metabolic, gi, respiratory, cardiac, etc, not to worry. Check her growth chart: height, weight, head circumference, if these falls within the range, she is ok. She can have cereals, mixed pureed table/jar food, milk. 6 months and above kids get protein. ...Read more
May need a doctor...: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear her bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while her body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For fevers or more than just mild symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more
Male fertility: In terms of drugs, avoid taking them (especially marijuana). Stress, smoking, and alcohol also decrease sperm counts, so reduce stress, do not smoke and avoid alcohol. Wear boxers instead of briefs. Maintain a healthy weight, and avoid toxic exposures. A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and zinc will also help. Examples include vegetables, fruits, berries, ginseng, seeds, walnuts, & asparagus. ...Read more
Unlikely: If your thyroid is underactive, you need thyroid replacement, and no food will help you. ...Read more
Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?
Pharmacist: I don't believe that It will interfere with absorption of medications. Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering your question. ...Read more
What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue? And what food and things to avoid?
Where?: If this is truly on the surface of the tongue, it is probably a viral infection or reaction to a food. Try Ambesol or similar product as needed if it is sore. Avoid salty, sour, or very hot foods for the next week or so. If no improvement, see your doctor. If the area is in the floor of the mouth it could be a salivary gland infection. Same treatment, but if no improvement may need antibiotic ...Read more
I am on quetiapine. Sometimes my medication seems more potent and I feel drowsey. Does certain foods effect the potency?
Quetiapine (Seroquel (quetiapine):
I understand your concern.
Quetiapine (Seroquel) is for treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder, Fluoxetine (Prozac) is for Depression and Anxiety. Both can cause drowsiness
Quetiapine may cause cravings of sugars, sweets candies, and fast food
These and other foods will not affect potency.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, and Therapy. ...Read more
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