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My friend is taking megared for knee joint pain. Is it safe to take it. It's supposed to b a three month course. Will it effect kidney. What does it do?
Not too much!: Vitamin c is overtaken by many and could have downsides. Take no more than 100mg/day. Vitamin a is fat soluble, and too much can causes many side effects. If you take the vitamin a precursor, beta-carotene, the only harm might be yellowing of skin at excessive doses. I recommend the mdr for regular vitamin a. ...Read more
Depend...: Cystex can ease the symptoms of UTI, but can not rid UTI-related bacteria since it is not an antibiotic. So, how to use it will depend on what the purpose for taking it, symptomatic relief? To put all the related things for good care together correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
Likely nothing: Resume regular disease and get a dosage dispenser. ...Read more
Is it true you aren't supposed to take babies out in public indoor places til they are two months?
Not exactly...: Until a baby is 6-8 weeks old, they have not been immunized and they are at higher risk of serious complications if they are exposed to an illness. If they were to get a fever before this age then normal work up would include blood cultures, spinal tap, urine cultures, and hosp for at least 48 hours of IV antibiotics. The recommendation is to avoid areas with high risk exposure to illness... ...Read more
I am supposed to take 2 puffs of my inhaler, but I accidentally took 10, please tell me what to do?
Followup in ER: If you are still in respiratory distress after taking 10 puffs of your inhaler you need to be seen in the emergency room. 10 puffs is a huge dose, you might be experiencing rapid heart rate and light-headedness. Follow-up with your doctor to create an asthma action plan so you know what to do when your asthma is flaring. ...Read more
I am on the minastrin 24 pack, I lost an active pill and I was supposed to take it today. What do I do?
Take a pill: Take the next pill. Stay on them. ...Read more
I accidently took my diabetes medicine twice. I'm just supposed to take it twice all day but I took it three times.?
Which medication?: Oral hypoglycemic agents may cause hypoglycemia. If you took an excess of this type of medication you may run into low blood sugars for hours and through the night. Please contact your doctor about this today particularly if you have issues which may be complicated by low blood sugars. Check your blood sugars more often and through the night. Certainly with low blood sugar symptoms also check. ...Read more
I took 20 mg of cyclobenzaprine not realizing I was only supposed to take 10 mg. Should I be concerned? I am worried.
Probably no worries: Usual dose of cyclobenzaprine from 10-30mg. Daily or 15-30 as a one time dose in extended release form. Therefore, it sounds like you're within the limits of normality. You may experience some side effects such as fatigue, lethary, slurred speech, and blunting of your thoughts but this is all transient and will get back to normal in less than a day. Good idea to let your doc know what happened. ...Read more
I accidently took my diabetes medicine twice in 4 hours I'm supposed to take it twice a day and I took it three times?
Depends on medicines: There are different types of diabetes rxs. Depending on which particular rx was taken excessively -- a person may have later risks of low glucose (hypoglycemia). For common rxs such as metformin and pioglitazone, an isolated extra dose will not cause problems. For Insulin or sulfonylureas (glipizide, glimepirude) -- these may cause hypoglycemia later -- will need to follow glucoses to see. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I bought some cystex tablets. Do these really work and are you supposed to take them everyday?
UTI treatment: Contain Methenamine which is antibacterial agent plus Sodium Salicilate (similar to aspirin) which helps to relieve pain & incidentally is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication & antipyretic. Only over the counter urinary antibacterial available in USA. 2 tablets 4x/day for UTI or 2 at night as a preventative. Better see Dr. To discuss & be treated if necessary. Other antibiotics > effective ...Read more
I'm supposed to take meds three days a week. I will remember better if I take it on the same days. What is the best schedule?
Med schedules: This is a question for your prescribing doctor based on the particular meds and conditions being treated. ...Read more
If prescribed 875mg of Amoxcillin is that in one pill or two pills cause I'm supposed to take one tablet 2 times a day. MG is 875?
875 twice a day.: The pills are 875 mg each. They should generally be taken one in the am and one in the pm. The prescription bottle should be clearly labelled to that effect. ...Read more
I have been taking Terconazole for 3 days, and am supposed to take it for 4 more. I just found out it was a class C drug and am very concerned.?
Details are importan: Are you pregnant??? How long? You are "taking" terconazole? Using a vaginal applicator? The manufacturer advises to avoid during first 3 months of pregnancy. But there are no KNOWN adverse effects on pregnancy. Miconazole is also class C. This means they have not been extensively studied in humans during pregnancy. Relax. Are you sure you have a yeast problem? If so, why? Discuss with your DR. ...Read more
I have multiple emotional disorders that I am supposed to take meds for but can't afford their not to serious but do get in the way. What can I do?
Talk to your doctor: If medications have been prescribed, they're felt to be necessary to help you. Many drug companies offer assistance for patients in need. Ask your doctor for help with this. Also see this web site: http://www. Rxassist. Org/ good luck. ...Read more
If I was supposed to take. 25 mgs lorazapam and took 2 mgs by mistake could I have experienced some damage, I did pass out and woke feeling drugged.
You fell asleep: No lasting harm done.Get a more detailed answer ›
If tasimelteon really has stronger binding affinity than melatonin, why are people supposed to take 20mg of the former, and around 5mg of the latter?
There any many: Factors which affect the action and potency of a medication. The finding affinity is a very minor factor. Some drugs are more potent at lower doses, other require a higher dose. What's important is to take the proper, recommended dose. ...Read more
I took my prescribed dose of hydromet syrup 3 hrs ago, but now I'm coughing again. It says I'm only supposed to take it every 6 hrs. What should I do?
Maintain: Take your medicine as written. If it is not working, call your prescribing doctor before making any changes. ...Read more
My son is supposed to take testostorone daily, he is not doing it and he produces nil testostorone. What could be the reprecussions of this? He is 27
That's his business: I'm puzzled as to why junior, who according to you had bilateral orchiopexies, has been told he needs to take testosterone for the rest of his life? Does he need it or not? If his sexual function is normal without, it's time for him to get a second opinion as to whether he needs to take the stuff. He may already have done so, or if he functions normally without it, it's probably unnecessary. ...Read more
What to do if I have an abcess and am supposed to take two 150 mg capsules for the first day plus one later on but is it too much to take for my weight?
Take as directed.: Check with your prescribing doctor, but know that your doctor has evaluated the threat to your health from the infection verses the dose for your weight, and has determined the correct amount of medication that you need to treat your problem. ...Read more
YOU CAN: NOT DANGEROUS IF BOTH TOGETHER ARE HELPING MORE THAN EITHER ALONE, BUT THIS COMBINATION CAN CAUSE EXCESS SEDATION, SO BE VERY CAREFULL. ...Read more
Use as needed: This is a preparation designed to stop a mild migraine headache, and could even work with tension headaches. Contains caffeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and isoheptadine, similar to several other preparations. It is relatively safe, and is to be used at the start of you headache. If you need more information, phone your doctor and discuss his/her choice. ...Read more
Which: Laxatives are you referring to?Get a more detailed answer ›
May Depend: The answer may depend upon what medication you were given, as well as how much you actually ingested or used as some medications are taken by mouth, and some as topical applications. ...Read more
12 hrs, more or less: Technically you would take them every 12 hours, but it's not necessary to be that exact. An interval of between 10 and 14 hours is fine. ...Read more
Assuming cough: Is the problem, you need to find the cause of the cough and treat it rather than just treating the symptom. If the prescribed med is not holding you for long enough, there are stronger medications that can be prescribed, though not through an online consult. See someone. ...Read more
Aim for better adher: An occasional missed dose is not a big deal and would not compromise the efficacy of tamoxifen. But better adherence should be executed. One way to do this is to make it a habit to take your medicine same time everyday: it could be timed as the first thing or the last thing you do daily. Then it will become a habit. ...Read more
If I'm supposed to take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x a day what times should I take it for best results?
An hour before meals: Each dose should be taken at least an hour before meals, ideally an hour before breakfast and then an hour before dinner. ...Read more
What to do if I have these medium-sized pills I'm supposed to take every meal to help digest food. Are they even useful or safe?
Don't know.: You didn't mention the name of the pills. ...Read more
If u are supposed to take 875mg of Amoxcillin twice a day but are only getting 875mg once a day is this still going to help the sinusitis?
Sinusitis: Antibiotics are often unnecessary in treating sinusitis. As important are nasal irrigation, decongestants, possibly nasal steroids and control of pain and swelling with NSAIDS. Amoxicillin has a half-life of about an hour. About 60% of a dose is excreted in urine within 6 to 8 hours. Detectable serum levels are present for 8 hours but not necessarily in therapeutic concentrations or in sinuses. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex last night. I was supposed to take my pill at 740 this morning but took it at 920 this morning. Am I still protected?
Yes: The two hour difference in the time of taking the pill will not change its effectiveness, as long as the rest of the cycle is correct. :) ...Read more