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What's the best medication for a young adult with anxiety?

What's the best medication for a young adult with anxiety?

HOW YOUNG?: For adults no matter the age the treatment for anxiety would include a thorough evaluation to determine any medical or physical causes then therapy, relaxation techniques, meditation, exercise, good sleep hygiene, healthy eating habits, reduction of alcohol and caffeine. Consider depression and then may need medications like anti depressants or anxiolytics. ...Read more

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As an older adult, why must I avoid some medications? Which ones?

As an older adult, why must I avoid some medications? Which ones?

Elder meds: You need to take all meds your body needs = your doc knows you from inside out knows what not to ad on to your regimen. In general, avoid meds that directly cause sleep problems = some blood pressure meds, some anti-cholesterol meds, diuretics. Anything that can be used in the morning be switched to morning doses, or change to equivalent med that do not affect sleep. Avoid meds that cause dizzine. ...Read more

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In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?

In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?

It depends: Medications for children is calculated based on weight. Your child's weight and the type and concentration of medications would be necessary information to accurately answer your question. ...Read more

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I'm a 46 year-old male that is still active physically and sexually. Are there safe and effective methods for treating ED without medication?

I'm a 46 year-old male that is still active physically and sexually. Are there safe and effective methods for treating ED without medication?

Get evaluated: First get evaluated and make sure you don't have heart disease or diabetes, both can cause erectile dysfunction. As far as treatments that don't involve drugs there are penis pumps (vacuum erection device). It is a hollow tube with a hand-powered or battery-powered pump. ...Read more

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What needle for IM injection of medication in small adult? 18g 19g 21g 23g or 25g? 25g seem ok bt nurse said too small for IM. Any larger seem painful!

What needle for IM injection of medication in small adult? 18g 19g 21g 23g or 25g? 25g seem ok bt nurse said too small for IM. Any larger seem painful!

21 or 23g.: I agree that 25g may be unnecessarily small. 21g or 23g would be better. Pain comes less from the size of the needle and more from the technique of the injection. ...Read more

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I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is fibrotic ptb an active ptb and requiring medications?

Is fibrotic ptb an active ptb and requiring medications?

Do more reading: You are asking if fibrotic pulmonary TB is active TB & requires treatment. Fibrotic pulmonary TB refers to the way some old healed TB lesions look on X-rays. You heard the term & immediately jumped on HealthTap to ask your question without bothering to learn more by doing background reading. Please read up on TB in general & fibrotic TB in particular & repost if you still have questions. ...Read more

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Which type of pain medication is prescribed for adult circumcision?

Which type of pain medication is prescribed for adult circumcision?

It depends: Upon the surgeon and the patient. Talk w/your doctor and get your questions answered before surgery. ...Read more

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What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

Antibiotic/heart med: Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels. The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments. ...Read more

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How long do you have take medication for active tuberculosis? What medications are used to treat it?

How long do you have take medication for active tuberculosis? What medications are used to treat it?

6-9 months: Treatment for active TB consists of an initial phase of two months with four medications (rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol). This is followed by the continuation phase of another 4-7 months with Rifampin and Isoniazid for drug susceptible tb. ...Read more

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What medications are used to enhance memory and concentration in young adults and do they have side effects?

What medications are used to enhance memory and concentration in young adults and do they have side effects?

See below: There is no medication to enhance concentration unless you have ADD Attention Deficit Disorder, in which case there are medications to help concentration. These medications, like Concerta, are amphetamine like stimulants that can have side effects. There is no medication to enhance memory in normal individuals. ...Read more

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I've gain weight more then usual for me. I'm also active but have been taking neuronton. Could the medication be the cause of the weight gain?

I've gain weight more then usual for me. I'm also active but have been taking neuronton. Could the medication be the cause of the weight gain?

Neurontin (gabapentin): One of the most reported side effects of Neurontin (gabapentin) second to sleepiness or lethargy/dizziness is weight gain. It is obviously not as immediate of a side effect, due to the others being fairly quick to notice. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give 1 and half year old baby adult paracetamol cut in half or the medicine in baby medication is different than in adult paracetamol?

Is it OK to give 1 and half year old baby adult paracetamol cut in half or the medicine in baby medication is different than in adult paracetamol?

Hard to say: Dosing of any medicine in kids is usually weight dependent. Since you did not describe the dose (mg) of the pill you cut in half, it is hard to be specific about whether or not this was proper. When you submit a question, please provide as much specific information as you can so we can be more specific with answers. Your questions are not linked so each must have all needed info. ...Read more

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I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned, responsible adult.

I am a 57yr. Old native american male, is there any prefered medication you can advise for erectiile disfunction.? I am a concerned, responsible adult.

Healthy enough 4 it?: Ed in midlife is unhealthy not just as a lifestyle problem but as an indicator of possible decline in health. So get a general physical from pcp. Determine if diabetes or cardiovascular disease present. Also consider eating healthy or, if needed, start a weight loss program. Exercise programs can strengthen both endurance and confidence. Then see a urologist for followup on the ed to find out more. ...Read more

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What are the names of most common ADHD medication adults take?

What are the names of most common ADHD medication adults take?

This is evolving: Research into adults with adhd has lagged behind that in child, but the medications that work for younger individuals also typically work for adults. Stimulants include (brand names) Adderall xr, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, and vyvanse. Nonstimulants include strattera and intuniv. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best adult ADHD medication?

I want to know what's the best adult ADHD medication?

Variable: The "best" adhd medication is a person-by-person answer. The individual needs a thorough diagnostic evaluation by an experienced psychiatrist or possibly a behavioral neurologist. There are multiple choices of medication, usually stimulants -- but if multiple diagnoses are present, the "best" medication could change. Lso important is the person's progress, so "best" could change with that too. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective adult ADHD medication?

What is considered the most effective adult ADHD medication?

Stimulants: For adults, the most effective medications are generally the stimulant medicines such as adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) which is an amphetamine combination. Ritalin and its similar medicines are methylphenidate, which is a stimulant similar to amphetamines. Which specific stimulant is best for an individual is the art of medicine, determined by the treating physician. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medication for treating adult adhd?

No standout: Essentially all of the medications that work for children with adhd also work for adults. The decision of which to use depends on your individual circumstances: do you need treatment every day? How long during the day? What are the main symptoms? A wide array of options exist, so it should be possible for someone familiar with what's available to help find a treatment that meets your needs. ...Read more

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Adult adhd medication management help?

Adult adhd medication management help?

Adult ADHD: Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood. If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the typical medication for adult add?

What is the typical medication for adult add?

Same as kids: Adderall, Ritalin and various time release brands of the same ingredients as well as strattera and sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

I wish there were: As of now, we do not have a "cure" for add. But medication (stimulants, usually) and behavior retraining, are very effective. Even so, stimulants work for a limited number of hours, only temporarily taking away the symptoms. When they stop working, the brain reverts to add. Despite many myths, there is no evidence that various diets, herbal supplements or other type of intervention, wil help. ...Read more

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Why are prescription medications more expensive than generics if they have the same active ingredients?

Why are prescription medications more expensive than generics if they have the same active ingredients?

Brand names?: One reason is that sometimes the company that makes the brand name did the research on the product ingredients themselves (which is very, very expensive). By the time the generic comes along the FDA would have already approved the ingredient. ...Read more

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Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use?

Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use?

TGF etc..: Hello ~ prob'ly not. Very brief review of the literature done and I could not find this connection. Its not an appropriate use of my time here to do in depth review of the literature to find arcane connections of biomarkers to rare diseases. This is a complex issue + I am sure you are well acquainted with using Internet search engines or Pubmed. Relevant personal info you should d/w treating Oncol ...Read more