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Need better meds: Panadeine is aracetamol (acetaminophen) + codeine, not the mainstay treatment for migraines & may in fact make your headaches worse. Fluimucil is n-acecylcysteine, a supplement suggested as beneficial in migraine headache treatment due to its action on smooth muscle cells lining the inner surface of blood vessels. Evidence is lacking for this claim & this can also worsen headaches. ...Read more
Mechanism of action: Ranitidine and other H2 blockers block a Histamine mediated stimulus of acid production. Proton pump inhibitors like Lansoprazole block acid formation through a different mechanism. Generally proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are considered more effective and sometimes too effective at reducing the acid environment in the stomach leading to impaired calcium absorption. ...Read more
Hi is there any risk or difference between taking a vitD supp each day about 1000iu and each week about 10 000 iu ?
Weekly Okay: There is no consensus of the advantages of taking Vit D daily vs. 1X/W. In general Vit D Half Life (how long it takes for your body to get rid of ½ of what you took) is very long, up to 15 days some believe. So if you get your D to an optimal level (50-60), taking your supplement 1X/W vs. daily may not make much difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every 8 hours: Speak with your doc if any questions. ...Read more
Can i take nexium together with ganaton before meals? Does this 2 drugs have reported interaction between it?
No: There are no worrisome interactions between these two medications. ...Read more
What is difference between taking magnezium 250mg a day or 2 docusate sodium a day, and how long should I stay on either one of them.
My random glycemia is often < 100, even 1 or 2 hours after a meal (post-prandial) . I don't take any medicine. Is it normal? fasting glycemia= 80-85
Graves disease - does it make a difference if i take 5 mg of tapazole (methimazole) every other day vs taking 2.5 mg daily?
Prefer not.: Best person toask iis your doctor who prescribed you this medication. He knows you much better than us. ...Read more
Just need info on homeo meds..how much gap is needed to take homeo meds between or after meals & between other regular medications prescribed by dr!
It doesn't matter: when you take homeopathic "medicine" since it doesn't do anything. If you are trying to treat a problem for which your doctor has prescribed actual medication, you should follow up with that doctor if you think you may need different or additional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between pantoprazole magnesium (tecta) and omeraprazole ? Should I have omeraprazole if it works, and tecta doesn't ?
Acid Reflux: Basically they are the same medication in the same family of medicines. But what struck me most about this question is your age. I can think of no good reason someone your age would be on this type of medication and at that for a long time. You must get to a gastroenterologist to find out the underlying cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Is there any known adverse effects for taking protein powder (whey, casein)? I usually drink one or two a day between meals, not as a meal replacement
If my dr told me to take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 8 hours is there a big difference if i take 2 every 4 hours? They total the same amount?
Advil (ibuprofen): As long as the total daily dose is the same, i see no problem taking it the way you want. ...Read more
If Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't work anymore, what is the difference between hydrocodone and vicadin?
See your doctor: For re-evaluation//adjustment of your therapy.Generally metformin is adjusted based on fasting sugars (ada goal <130mg/dl).Clinical response seen at doses >1, 500mg daily, adjusted based on efficacy/ tolerance (max 2, 250mg/day).Also increase physical active(~30mins most days of the week)/ fiber/water intake, reduce portion size at mealtime, add fruits/veggies to meal, for better diabetes control. ...Read more
Taking Garcinia Cambogia diet pills... The bottle says take 3 pills a day an hour b4 a meal.. Thing is I only eat lunch & dinner. Will it still work?
Key is food choices: Everyone looses body fat (& wt in general) if they eat less mass than body functions remove daily. Weigh daily to track. There are no clinical trials that GC effective or does much of anything; marketing: selling hope & "magical pills" all protected by DSHEA Act of 1994 which protects sellers from dishonesty/proof. Study the well done BBC Documentary "The Men Who Made Us Thin" for some insight! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duration of action: Regular Ambien (zolpidem) is released into the bloodstream as soon as it is digested. Ambien-cr (which is only available brand-name and is more expensive) is released gradually into the bloodstream, so its effects last longer (more hours). Otherwise they are chemically the same. ...Read more
DON'T!: The maximum clinical dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg per day. 50mg is therefore 5X the recommended daily dose! You will most likely be fine if you did, you should call the Poison control # and drink a lot of fluids,..but if you make a habit of it you run the risk of damaging your liver. In a 2 year study of rats that were given higher doses of Zrytec it revealed increased Liver tumors in the those rats! ...Read more
Not the same: Alprazolam, also known as Xanax, (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that is mainly used for anxiety disorders. Topiramate is an anti-epileptic used for sone seizure disorders and often used for migraine disease. Alprazolam enhances the inhibitory effects of GABA. While topiramate has some GABA potentiation effect, its main action is blocking voltage-sensitive sodium channels. ...Read more
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