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I have been taking topomax and and zyrtec (cetirizine) as a prophylactic treatment for frequent headaches. Headaches are better can I stop taking the medicine?

I have been taking topomax and and zyrtec (cetirizine) as a prophylactic treatment for frequent headaches. Headaches are better can I stop taking the medicine?

Shouldn't: No, you shouldn't. The reason they are better is because you are taking your medication. Also remember watching your diet and triggers is very important to treat migraines. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which is the duration of prophylactic treatment of migrain (repeat with more info)?

Which is the duration of prophylactic treatment of migrain (repeat with more info)?

6 months: If prophylactic therapy for migraine, such as drugs or Botox are very effective and you get very few headaches try stopping the treatment after 6 months. However, if you still get a few migraines each month, it is not likely you will be able to stop the prophylactic treatment. Instead or in addition to drugs try regular exercise, biofeedback, magnesium, coq10, riboflavin, feverfew, omega-3, botox. ...Read more

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Should prophylactic treatment begin 24 hrs. After an accidental needle stick?

Immediately: If a situation arises in which accidental needle stick occurs, the more rapidly the institution of prophylaxis, the better. Would not wait for testing of the person from whom the needle came because if they prove negative, prophylaxis can be discontinued. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxiod in prophylactic treatment?

When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxiod in prophylactic treatment?

Dirty injury: If originally vaccinated all it requires is a "wound booster" at the time of injury. This applies to a dirty, penetrating wound such as a nail in the foot. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxoid in prophylactic treatment?

When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxoid in prophylactic treatment?

Odd question: Tetanus toxoid is routinely given every decade to maintain tetanus immunity.It is often combined with other vaccines tha benefit from a boost. ...Read more

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What percentage of lattice degeneration patients still go on to develop a retinal detachment even after prophylactic treatment with barrage laser?

What percentage of lattice degeneration patients still go on to develop a retinal detachment even after prophylactic treatment with barrage laser?

Very small %: The true incidence of lattice is not known because it is mostly silent and so most do not get detected. Laser demarcation is effective in limiting the chance of detachment but it can occur. Your retinal surgeon can tell you how effective his treatment has been. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old and I have a chronic headache since i was 10 and now diagnosed to have migrane what is the best prophylactic treatment?

I am 22 years old and I have a chronic headache since i was 10 and now diagnosed to have migrane what is the best prophylactic treatment?

Depends: There are many prophylactic treatments, and they should be decided with your doctor based on your personal preferences and other conditions you may have. Generally, options include antihypertensive, anti-seizure and anti-depressants, but the drugs in these categories do not work by treating blood pressure, depression or seizures but by a different mechanism. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: prophylactic treatment?

What is the definition or description of: prophylactic treatment?

Preventive treatment: Prophylactic treatment is treatment that prevents something. For example, if someone is exposed to influenza in their household, they might take a medicine for 10 days or so to reduce the risk of getting influenza themselves. This would be a prophylactic treatment. ...Read more

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What is prophylactic treatment?

What is prophylactic treatment?

Prophylaxis: Prophylaxis is preventative therapy which can be from the use of antimicrobial agents, Immune Globulin or vaccines. By giving one or more of these agents, an infection can be prevented or minimized. ...Read more

Prophylactic Treatment (Definition)

Prophylactic treatment is treatment that prevents something. For example, if someone is exposed to influenza in their household, they might take a medicine for 10 days or so to reduce the risk of getting influenza themselves. This would ...Read more


Prophylactic (Definition)

Acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective. A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as ...Read more