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Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics without prescription can have many bad effects. If prescribed for some reason discuss the alternatives, benefits and risks of long term therapy with your doctor. Sometimes depending on the condition treated the benefit outweights the risk. Sometimes its the other way around. ...Read more
Can taking BCAA (branched chain amino acids) alter the effectness of birth control (tri sprintec)?
Im still confused about the oral fluid test my dr had me take for my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is the purpose to make sure im taking my medication or to tell how much of my medication im taking?
How about: Asking the doctor who ordered the test? Then you would hear it from the horse's mouth -- no conjecture. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cialis: Most men without ed will notice an improvement in their erection. Unless its prescribed by a physician, best to stay away from it though as any medication has side effects and drug drug interactions that only your doctor will know. Men with heart disease and taking nitrates are especially at risk for these interactions. ...Read more
Sure: You may not derive the promised benefits, sexually or otherwise. It's a mix of saw palmetto and astaxanthin. They are both interesting molecules. Saw palmetto is usually offered for benign prostatic disease in older men; it failed a big controlled study but anecdotally it's interesting. Astaxanthin colors shrimp pink and is an antioxidant. ...Read more
Long term: Issues with proton pump inhibitors have not been concerning. ...Read more
Yes: I assume you are referring to L-dopa or levodopa. Frequently combined with carbidopa, this is a mainstay of treatment for Parkinson's. It is also used in the treatment of other diseases. All medications have side effects and the potential for adverse (unwanted or unexpected) reactions. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking the medication for your medical condition. Take care. ...Read more
Ecstacy? Doubtful...: You're best bet is to ask someone who's used it. But the effects vary. It was originally used as an 'empathy' drug. People open up and feel more trusting, etc. But, as with all 'good'things, over-use has led to a plethora of effects that aren't at all attractive. Plus, who knows what you're getting these days. Best to just stay away from them and find other kicks, like checkers, lawn bowling and reading. ...Read more
Hi, Thank you for your question.
There are no contraindications to taking an oral temperature.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
Well: It's OK if that's how it's prescribed to you. Check with the Doctor Who prescribed ...Read more
Possibly: You did not list the medications. Hopefully your prescribing doctor has the complete list and he will be able to tell you if there is some negative interaction. ...Read more
Weapons training.: Yes. Weapons training carries some inherent risk but is normally well supervised. ...Read more
Caffeine toxicity: Most worrisome effect would be cardiac arrythmias which is the most common cause of sudden death. Don't mean to overdramatize, but next time get a cup of Joe. ...Read more
Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more