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I'm curious what could happen if you take medication you don't need?

That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you take medication you don't need?

In some cases the: Therapeutic action of the medication might make you ill. Your are also exposing yourself to the medication's potential side effects. ...Read more

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How can I take medication that requires a teaspoonful if I don't have teaspoons?

How can I take medication that requires a teaspoonful if I don't have teaspoons?

Teaspoon.: About the amount that is in your last part of your thumb would be close.

Or go to store and look at teaspoon measure. Then estimate how much that is like your thumb or little digit end and use that. ...Read more

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Does everyone who has diabetes need to take medication?

Does everyone who has diabetes need to take medication?

Most but not: Always. If you're early or lose a significant amount of weight, you may be able to go without medication -- however, continuing the medication is best as it helps prevent or delay the return of problems as you get older and your diabetes worsens. ...Read more

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What happens if you take medication that is out of date?

That depends.: It depends on what the medication is & how out of date it is. Some medications may be fine to take out of date for a period of time. Some may lose efficacy if past expiration. Some medications may deteriorate & may not be safe to take. Please ask your pharmacist about specifics. Take care. ...Read more

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Why would you bleed vagninally when you take medications?

Why would you bleed vagninally when you take medications?

Get examined: Vaginal bleeding during menopausal years may suggest many possibilities including hormonal imbalance, infection, inflammation or tumor in the vagina, cervix or uterus.
Go see your primary dr for a pelvic exam & pap's smear.
Best wishes! ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to take medication in a single dose?

What exactly does it mean to take medication in a single dose?

All of the med: Is taken in one dose. For instance, Azithromycin might be given in a single-dose. ...Read more

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After? A thyroidectomy will you always have to take medication?

After? A thyroidectomy will you always have to take medication?

Yes: After a thyroidectomy, you will need thyroid hormone replacement since the thyroid is no longer there. ...Read more

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I have cholestrol 7, dose it mean high? Need to take medication?

Incomplete info: You did not provide units of measure, it is mg/dl or mmols/l? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. It is preferable to have the whole lipid profile rather than just cholesterol levels. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does Fibromyalgia Iast I heard it goes away in 1 month if you take medication?

How long does Fibromyalgia Iast I heard it goes away in 1 month if you take medication?

Not likely: At the present time, there is no cure for FM. The goal of treatment is to decrease physical symptoms and increase psychosocial functioning. ...Read more

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What can happen to a person tht drinks nd at the same time takes medication over the counter?

What can happen to a person tht drinks nd at the same time takes medication over the counter?

Depends on drinking: How much of what, and what otc drugs you are talking about. Anything that is potentially sedating, like antihistamines that are in cold/allergy medications or otc sleeping aids, can cause major problems when taken with excessive amounts of alcohol. If we are talking 1 or 2 standard drinks, probably few if any problems, but higher doses of alcohol can cause harm. ...Read more

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Do I need to take medication in case I am diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but don't have any symptoms?

Do I need to take medication in case I am diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but don't have any symptoms?

No but you need dr.: It is essential that you establish a therapeutic relationship with a doctor usually a Pulmonary Specialist to monitor you through the years. ...Read more

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When you take medications for anxiety how do they make you feel? What are they supposed to do to you?

When you take medications for anxiety how do they make you feel? What are they supposed to do to you?

Less anxious: Depends on the medication. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) can decrease serotonin levels and over time will help decrease stress. These medications are also often fda approved for depression too. ...Read more

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I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?

I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?

REST/FLUIDS: First let your parents know you are ill. They will know if you need to see a doctor or not. Adequate rest and fluids. Chicken soup, tea with honey and other home remedies are helpful. ...Read more

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I am unable to deal with stress in my life and have tried a lot of different methods. I don't want to take medication. I am feeling hopeless.

I am unable to deal with stress in my life and have tried a lot of different methods. I don't want to take medication. I am feeling hopeless.

Need therapy: You may benefit from working with a psychotherapist who can help you learn to deal with your stress. Psychotherapy can also help with depression & hopelessness -- but if you have a full-blown major depressive episode, medications may still be suggested. The therapist would not be able to prescribe them, but starting there would be a reasonable path to getting well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get a left sided migraines then take medication and the left side goes and a right sided one starts! Why does it start one side and go to the other

I get a left sided migraines then take medication and the left side goes and a right sided one starts! Why does it start one side and go to the other

Unsure: This is a rather unusual presentation. Recommend evaluation by a headache specialist, usually found in a University Hospital neurology department as you're headache presentation is uncommon. Sorry My answer is not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Hello, I'm doing a debate for a school project on why people should not take medications. So far it's been pretty challenging but I need good explanations. For example, so far I have that there are other alternatives such as exercise which can help treat/

Hello, I'm doing a debate for a school project on why people should not take medications. So far it's been pretty challenging but I need good explanations. For example, so far I have that there are other alternatives such as exercise which can help treat/

Examples: How about how exercise and sunshine which provide endorphin release and accumulation of vitamin D can treat people with minor depression and is the main treatment for conditions like Fibromyalgia as medications are seldom helpful in the latter. ...Read more

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If I think I depression, should I take medication?

If I think I depression, should I take medication?

Evaluation first: A doctoral level clinical psychologist or psychiatrist can evaluate you to see if you have a depressed mood or clinical depression. Not all depressions require medication. You and your doctor can work on a treatment plan together. Take care. ...Read more

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Should I take medication for a lightly sprained ankle?

Should I take medication for a lightly sprained ankle?

No: Stick to rest, ice, compression, and elevation for a mild (i.e. Grade i) ankle sprain. Antiinflammatories or pain medications only treat the symptoms and don't improve the outcome so unless you need to take something for the pain, don't bother. ...Read more

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Ok to take medications when fasting?

Ok to take medications when fasting?

Depends: Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Without having to take medication, what remedies are there?

Hone down: There are many, many alternatives to medications for specific conditions. There are however some conditions that warrant medication treatment. I think that to obtain useful information here, you would need to hone this down to the specific conditions that require attention. ...Read more

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My dr cancelled my appointment last minute. I take medication?

My dr cancelled my appointment last minute. I take medication?

Call in asap: If you are running out of your medication - as the doctor may be able to provide a temp refill telephonically with your pharmacy. Take care. ...Read more

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With a fever do I have to take medication?

With a fever do I have to take medication?

NO: Fever is just a symptom, not a disease that needs to be treated in some way. It's your body's way of saying there is something going on that needs to "ramp up" the immune system to get the body back to its healthy state. Most often a mild infection, but sometimes other health things can cause a fever. Just rest, consume lots of fluids, and watch for other symptoms. Usually clears by itself! ...Read more

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Can a woman take medication to boost her sex life?

Can a woman take medication to boost her sex life?

Yes, discuss w. Dr: Some women with low blood testosterone levels (yes women also have circulating testosterone, much lower levels than men) which can reduce libido. Small application of testosterone gel (1/7th of packet) boosts the libido in some women. Your dr. Or sex therapist are best people to advise. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If you are sexually: Active you should take a medication to decrease viral shedding to prevent spread of the herpes which you can do even when you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read more

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What does my psychiatrist do if I refuse to take medication?

What does my psychiatrist do if I refuse to take medication?

Informed consent: After you have received informed consent (google it), you have the right to refuse any treatment including psychiatric treatment as long as you are capable and not
1. Imminent danger to self
2. Imminent danger to others
3. Gravely disabled
i the above scenarios, the law permits an md to medicate or treat against patient's will. ...Read more

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Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

No: There no generally no medications that you need to take before your hydrocele surgery. Be sure you are not taking any blood thinners before surgery. You may need a little pain medicine after surgery. ...Read more

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