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Symptomatic Cold Tablet Medication
Hi any solution for restless legs I am on medication taking anti depression tablets wich is citalopram and having restless cold legs all the time?
SSRI can cause RLS:
Ssri can cause RLS symptoms sometimes, the solution either to treating the symptoms with Dopamine agonist like Mirapex and Requip (ropinirole) or change the citalopram to different antidepressant if possible.
Also it is important to do routine work up for restless leg syndrome including cbc, renal and ferritin level. ...Read more
I have a cold and I need to take the Plan B pill, is it ok whil the Plan B pill is in my system to take cold/flu medication?
Yes, that is fine.: Check this site for meds that interact with Plan B- http://chealth. Canoe. Com/drug/getdrug/plan-b ...Read more
I have a cold couple days now didn't take anything for it cause I was taking a pain pill didn't want to mix medication, I've been hoarse for two days?
Hello, I took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot, my body is cold, what's d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?
Don't take any more: Many diet pills are full of stimulants like caffeine (in an attempt to increase your metabolism) such that you end up feeling anxious. Others are full of laxatives to make you poop more than usual. However, none of the diet pills that are dietary supplements really work (you'll see FDA warning label). This is different from OTC medications which are approved for weight loss eg Alli ...Read more
Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.
Yes, there is: There is liquid acetaminophen, generic and brand name such as tylenol. Ask your pharmacist about other active ingredients, if any, or read the labels carefully. Some boast that they are dye free, if that is one of your concerns. And there is adult and child strength liquids. ...Read more
Can a seven year old child take tablets with the same dosage (not halved) as its syrup medication?
Liquid vs tablet:
If the dose is the same for liquid or tablet, yes
if you still have questions, speak to the pharmacist at the store they can help you decide, you can always call his pediatrician as well. ...Read more
My partner was diagnosed with chlamidia I ordered my medication online 6 250 mg tablets how should I take to treat it?
Zithromycin: Recommended dose is 1000 mg of zithromycin at the same time. ...Read more
Recently, news reported that medications in tablet form technically don't 'expire' on date & can be used yrs later with potency still at 90-95%. True?
Medications: Yes. In general. But, that answer cannot cover every single medication known or produced. ...Read more
Accidently gave my grandma 4 tablets f deriphylline 150 retard thinking it was her other medication. Is it problematic. She is 86years old. I'm panicn?
Derihylline 150 reta: Try calling poison control center in your area to get advice as to whether or not you should brng her to the er if she gets sick. ...Read more
Talwin (pentazocine) -Pentazicine: Talwin or generic name pentazocine is narcotic pain medicine not used much these days, it also comes in combination with Naloxone to prevent the misuse of the narcotic ingredient. It can cause confusion, hallucinations, weak or shalow breathing, chest pain, seizures, cold clammy skin, tromors, severe axiety, headaches, constipation or diarrhea, blurred vision, ringing in ears, nausea vomiting and loss of appeti. ...Read more
Sort of: There is a medication in the US called "Daytrana", which is a patch that can be placed on your skin, and it lasts 10 hrs. There are no "depot shots" available however. This might be a good alternative if you do not want to take tablets, however. ...Read more
How to take diuretics - it's for a working with medication essay. E.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?
See below: Diuretics, since they stimulate urination, should always be taken early in the day. If twice a day is necessary, the 2nd dose should be no later than dinner time. Oral use us with pills. Furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide are not available as liquids but can be crushed for ng tube use. The IV route is appropriate for acute congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or hypertensive crisis. ...Read more
Can you tell me more about talwin (pentazocine) nx tablets- medication and have any opionions on the effects of it?
I have been prescribed fluoxetine 20mg tablets. Can I take strepsils whist I'm on this medication?
My medication/tablet melted in my mouth; I still swallowed it however. Will it still have any effect on me?
Medication: It should still work, but you did not mention what medication it was. ...Read more
Depends: There are long acting or sustained-release preparations of amphetamine salts that should not be chewed. Short-acting forms can be swallowed or chewed - it really doesn't make them act any more quickly. The best way to take any medication is to take the right dose at the right time by the right method. With pills, this is swallowing the pills whole. Non-drug treatment of adhd should also be used. ...Read more
I have swelling rashes all over body, in the night. What oral medication or tablet would be helpfull?
Oral antihistamine: Need derm to eval for diagnosis and work up. ...Read more
Do I need to start medication for my bp which is 190/120? Or alter my undisciplined lifestyle? My doctor prescribed a tablet named Aproval.
Blood pressure: Yes, you need to get your blood pressure down to a better more safe level. When it is high like it is, you are at a greater risk of stroke, heart attack and if it remains elevated, heart failure and kidney failure can occur. So take your blood pressure medicine as you make lifestyle changes. You will feel better! ...Read more
Hi, need something to stop loose motion. (it's due to long term medication and unable to stop those tablets) please give me an advice. Thanks?
Lose stools: Need to what medication is causing the problem and why you taking it for long time, We can make the right suggestions only when we know the clinical situation. ...Read more
Since finishing course of Terbinafine sandoz tablets I have lost my taste, it never happened while I was taking the medication only when I stopped.
My father had angioplasty in jan, 12. He is currently on medication as given in profile. Can he reduce dosage of any or all the tablets & by how much?
See ur cardiologist: His cardiologist knows his history and the medications he is on. He will evaluate him and decide on his current medication needs. ...Read more
Is there a difference between tapering from anti- psychotic medication that is IR and XR? If so how does one taper off of an XR tablet to minimize sfx
Yes XR is easier: Immediate release (IR) medications go into the bloodstream so there is more chance of side effects when you stop them. Extended release (XR) medications are released more slowly over time which means they will also leave your body more slowly which decreases the chance of side effects. However, you can not break an XR pill so to taper off you will a small number of decreasing dose pills. ...Read more
How long does it take to feel better after starting to take asthma medication?? I started today with an inhaler and a few tablets prescribed by my Dr.
I have been diagnosed with over active thyroid and have been on medication for 18 months but don't feel any better and tablets aren't levelling me out?
Subutex Rx: You go to the pharmacy and get it filled and then use it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Swolen feet, what can the reason be? Iam currently on chronic medication, eltroxin and cholestrol tablets.
Medication: Usually the answer is yes. For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them. ...Read more