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Doctor insights on: Somnapure Risk

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Is there any health risk in using insect repellents daily?

Is there any health risk in using insect repellents daily?

Probably not: I'm sure you can find some article on the internet that says insect repellant is killing us all, but I use it. Some people say that an ingredient called deet may cause some problems, but it is very effective. And what about the danger of infection and disease from the insect bite itself? Personally, i'll take the repellant anyday. (if for a toddler or infant, check with your pediatrician). ...Read more

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What health risk are there when using sodium valproate?

What health risk are there when using sodium valproate?

Valproate : Serious side effects rarely include risk of liver problems (more likely in young children). It can lower platelet counts, though in adults this is not generally clinically significant. Risk of birth defects in women of child bearing age is an issue. For some satiety is diminished and weight gain can occur. Others can include diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, hair loss, blurred vision and tremor. ...Read more

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Any risk of mixing spirulina with percocets?

Any risk of mixing spirulina with percocets?

Percocets: Given that spirulina is a food supplement from a cyanobacteria there are no additive effects with percocet. These can be taken together. ...Read more

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On testosterone replacement therapy. Good or bad in lieu of jama nov 5 article citing increased cardiac event risk. Trt benefits outweigh risks?

On testosterone replacement therapy. Good or bad in lieu of jama nov 5 article citing increased cardiac event risk. Trt benefits outweigh risks?

Unknown: As is indicated in the article, we need randomized, prospective studies to truly know the risks and benefits of testosterone treatment. The real problem is that as many as 80% of men who are on testosterone, were placed on it for inappropriate reasons, including inadequate testing or misinterpretation of results.Mother nature has a way of striking back when we do inappropriate things to our body. ...Read more

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Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Big risks: Clonazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of all known anticonvulsant agents in the treatment of women with epilepsy. However, epilepsy itself may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations. Additionally, use of other benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk in congenital malformation ...Read more

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Are there benefits to taking somnapure?

Are there benefits to taking somnapure?

Somnapure: There are some helpful supplements in this product that are somnogenic. So in patients having difficulty falling asleep, there may be some benefit. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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Risks of taking videx (didanosine)?

Risks of taking videx (didanosine)?

Videx (didanosine) warning: Black box warning for pancreatitis which could be fatal. ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Prescribed Abilify (aripiprazole) as adjunct to prozac. Concerned about possibility of developing diabetes. How high is the risk of doing so from taking abilify (aripiprazole)?

Prescribed Abilify (aripiprazole) as adjunct to prozac. Concerned about possibility of developing diabetes. How high is the risk of doing so from taking abilify (aripiprazole)?

Less than others: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication. It is an approved adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder. Extended duration use of all antipsychotics can lead to diabetes; however, the risk is relatively lower with Abilify (aripiprazole) as compared to most of the newer antipsychotics. There are many other alternative adjunctive agents that do not carry risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks in using insect repellents daily?

Probably not: I'm sure you can find some article on the internet that says insect repellant is killing us all, but I use it. Some people say that an ingredient called deet may cause some problems, but it is very effective. And what about the danger of infection and disease from the insect bite itself? Personally, i'll take the repellant anyday. (if for a toddler or infant, check with your pediatrician). ...Read more

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What older age groups are at risk of prescription drug abuse?

What older age groups are at risk of prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: All age groups are at risk. Older folks are less likely to misuse/abuse but they are not totally immune. ...Read more

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Does the risk of Zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy increase as the mg are increased? Is there a safe dose that is greater than 50 mg?

Does the risk of Zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy increase as the mg are increased? Is there a safe dose that is greater than 50 mg?

No: To my knowledge, the risks of exposure to a ssri in pregnancy are not dose dependent. 50mg is starting dose for many women. If your doctor recommends you go to 75 or 100mg that should be fine. You can consult. If your psychiatrist is prescribing for you, make sure to discuss with your obstetrician so both physicians are on board with the plan for you. Most docs will rx lowest dose for symptom. ...Read more

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What increases risk for presbyopia?

What increases  risk for presbyopia?

Depends on age: Presbyopia is due to the natural hardening of the lens of the eye which causes it to lose the ability to adjust focus for near. The only "risk" is living past the age of 40 and it is unavoidable. ...Read more

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Absinthium vs wormwood risks?

Absinthium vs wormwood risks?

Uncertain: All these preparations contain alkaloids that have unknown effects. One of my colleagues who works at a medical school nearby has written about them, seriously concerned about permanent brain damage. I'd shun both. ...Read more