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Why ask here?: In answering your question any doctor would do exactly what you can do yourself: Go to any of numerous websites that allow you to cross-reference drugs and find interactions. You can cut out the middleman and find out for yourself. Knowledge is power: Arm yourself. ...Read more
No interactions.: Hello and thanks for using Health Tap. There are no interactions reported between Stealers and Melatonin used simultaneously. Take care. ...Read more
Stelara (ustekinumab): This is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a chemical substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Given this technically its okay to smoke. But more importantly smoking is bad for your health - just because you do this socially does not protect you against the risks - I would re-think the smoking part. ...Read more
Psoriasis after stelara (ustekinumab) is gone just left with scarring! What can I use to reduce this or will it fade over time with the stelara (ustekinumab)? Had 2nd shot today
I noticed that stelara (ustekinumab) treats diffrent then enbrel. Would that make a difference for me that has ms? I would like to try it. Can't use enbrel anymore.
Never take either: You should not take either of these meds with a history of ms. Both have the ability to markedly worsen the ms. ...Read more
Are u still able to socially drink while on stelara (ustekinumab)? Also my doc said on stelara (ustekinumab) u don't need to be monitored like other biologics? Is this true?
I get pressures in head and ears during times of stress. Dr said anxiety. Ears look fine. Will starting stelara (ustekinumab) cause anything bad while having this?
Stelara (ustekinumab): No. Stelara (ustekinumab) will not affect any of this ...Read more
Had bloodwork in May before stelara (ustekinumab) was fine. 3 months later my AST was 56 ALT 61. Drank 3-4 days before having blood drawn is this why?
Is it ok to take hydrolyzed collagen powder while on stelara (ustekinumab)? It's a natural protein supplement that had many great health benefits.
Worthless: That supplement has no value but you can take it with Stelara (ustekinumab) if you want to waste your money. ...Read more
Humira and Methotrexate are not working for my psoriasis. I asked the doctor about Stelara (ustekinumab). Dr. Hasn't seen good results w/other patients on Stelera so doesn't use it. What would you recommend?
Well if you have no improvement with Humira (adalimumab) and methtrexate, than there is no harm in trying stelera. Discuss with your doctor that it is not working, so what is the harm in trying if stelera will work for you
otherwise you can get a second opinion from another dermatologist. ...Read more
Normal paps...Will stelara (ustekinumab) cause the hpv to turn into cervical cancer? Normal pap in Feb started stelara (ustekinumab) In May. Found out I had hpv virus 8-9 yrs ago
Started stelara (ustekinumab) 10days ago. Came down with head cold, soar throat, fever of 99.8 yesterday. Will I recover since immune sys is suppressed? Or go to dr
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more