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Are there ways to treat add without medication, such as therapeutic methods?

Are there ways to treat add without medication, such as therapeutic methods?

Neuroscience: There are a variety of treatments for ADD/ADHD based upon modern neuroscience. There are many physical treatments to help stimulate various parts of the brain. Additionally, a variety of computer programs and applications that support the physical treatment. Functional neurology and amino acid treatments have shown some benefits as well. ...Read more

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What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

Local anesthetic/nar: It is usually local antsthetics like bupivacaine or, ropivacaine with or without narcotics like fentanyl, morphine etc. Low dose in spinals and higher dose in epidurals. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which therapeutic drugs affect serotonin?

What is the mechanism by which therapeutic drugs affect serotonin?

Serotonin: Ssris prevent the reuptake of serotonin at the synapses in the brain, leading to increase available serotonin. ...Read more

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Give me drug profile of magnesium sulfate including dose, therapeutic uses, side effects?

Give me drug profile of magnesium sulfate including dose, therapeutic uses, side effects?

Several uses: Magnesium sulfate is commonly used to stop premature labor, and to prevent eclamptic seizures, and may also be beneficial for a baby born prematurely. Typically a "loading dose" of 4-6 grams is used, followed by 2-3 grams per hour given intravenously. Side effects including flushing, dry mouth, blurred vision, and nausea, and are usually worse for the first 24 hours a woman gets the medication. ...Read more

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How can therapeutic drugs such as (bleomycin) cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?

How can therapeutic drugs such as (bleomycin) cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Lung damage: Many drugs can cause scaring of the lungs. If the lungs are too severely damaged, it may lead to ards. ...Read more

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I got sciatica, my left knee & toe is hurt. Let me know the process of treatment and therapeutic exercises to improve. Which drugs can I use? Thanks!

I got sciatica, my left knee & toe is hurt. Let me know the process of treatment and therapeutic exercises to improve. Which drugs can I use? Thanks!

Sciatica: The primary task is to differentiate piriformis syndrome from discogenic sciatica. In my experience, few doctors examine the piriformis muscle/sciatica apparatus and miss the diagnosis. Similar exercises but not the same.
Look that up, then proceed. Abs Abs Abs are the key to any rehab program. I like using the exercise ball. Resistaball has some good strategies. ...Read more

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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more

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I think I'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

I think I'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more

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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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I'm wondering what medication helps insomnia?

I'm wondering what medication helps insomnia?

There are many: Options such as antihistamines, melatonin, chamomile, valarian root, trazodone, ambien, halcion, lunestia, rozerem, silenor, sonata (zaleplon) etc. ...Read more

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Sore kidneys and I'm on lots of medication. What could it be?

Sore kidneys and I'm on lots of medication. What could it be?

"sore kidneys": Not sure what you mean by "sore kidneys". If you mean having low back pain, it is more likely that the pain is not caused by the kidneys. Most patients with acute or chronic kidney diseases do not have localized pain in the low back or pelvic area. I recommend an evaluation by a physician that includes a full physical examination. ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently on medication for my Bp and my bp today is 95/66. is that normal?

Hi I'm currently on medication for my Bp and my bp today is 95/66. is that normal?

Contact your doctor: If you are feeling weak and dizzy upon standing up it could indeed be low. Contact your doctor for a dosing adjustment or perhaps investigating other potential causes. Also discuss the specific blood pressure targets with your doc. ...Read more

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My INR range is 1.1, I'm 33 no medication. Is it normal?

My INR range is 1.1, I'm 33 no medication. Is it normal?

Yes: Your INR is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is pycnogenol safe to take with the medications I'm on?

Is pycnogenol safe to take with the medications I'm on?

There are no studies: There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds
so we can not answer this question based on evidence
but according to alternative meds experts it is ok. So make your own mind. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what pain medications are given after surgery?

I'm wondering what pain medications are given after surgery?

This depends on: The type of surgery you are having. Sometimes just basic pain medications, such as opioid based pills like Percocet can be effective pain control. If the surgery is more invasive, you may need anything from patient controlled analgesia or timed IV medications like morphine or dilaudid. Your surgical team will most likely make sure your pain is controlled effectively, but let them know if they dont. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have fibromyalgia are pain medications bad?

I'm just wondering, if you have fibromyalgia are pain medications bad?

Not necessarily: Fm remains a complex disease for which conservative therapies such as cymbalta, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin are often not significantly effective or at least not effective enough. For those individuals, pain medications can be added and often provide much needed relief. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing some side effects from my medication. Is that normal?

I'm experiencing some side effects from my medication. Is that normal?

Contact your doctor: Side effects are not necessarily "normal" but they can be "expected." this will depend on the side effect and the medication taken. Some side effects are not serious, but others can be life threatening. Best to contact your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Could I have a psychotic relapse even though I'm taking my medications?

Could I have a psychotic relapse even though I'm taking my medications?

Psychosis & Relapse: Often times, medications need adjustments, even as an outpatient so the patient can get back on track. Smoking and tobacco use may reduce the levels in one's system of certain medications. A patient may have been stabilized on an anti- psychotic medication in the hospital and then after discharge and when the smoking starts back, the levels fall and the person may become more psychotic. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have crohn's, what medication (s) are you on?

I'm just wondering, if you have crohn's, what medication (s) are you on?

Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects.
3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids
4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more

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I'm currently on estrogen, would it be bad to mix it with other medication?

I'm currently on estrogen, would it be bad to mix it with other medication?

Generally not: A problem, after all your body has had estrogen in it since you were in your mother's womb. If you have concerns, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while I'm taking alavert?

Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while I'm taking alavert?

Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read more

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My erection gets lost while penetrating. Is there any medications. I m 26 yrs old..

My erection gets lost while penetrating. Is there any medications. I m 26 yrs old..

Look for cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am on six different medications and I think I'm addicted to some help!?

What to do if I am on six different medications and I think I'm addicted to some help!?

Addiction: Find a physician that specializes in addiction. if they are all prescribed by one MD then go see them and discuss the issue. If you have more than one MD then ask one of them to coordinate your care. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 23 yrs old. I have average b.p 130/90 mmhg should I be on medications?

What to do if I'm 23 yrs old. I have average b.p 130/90 mmhg should I be on medications?

Getting very close: Steps to do now
loose weight if you are overweight
lower sodium intake ther is hidden sodium in soups crackers and other canned goods
exercise more
if you BP is still elevated after all this its just about time for meds ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have mental illness is it really nessecary to start medication?

I'm just wondering, if you have mental illness is it really nessecary to start medication?

Not necessarily: For some mental illness, like generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and major depression, they can often be treated with regular schedules, exercise, meditation, psychotherapy, and mindfulness training without medication. Some psychiatric illness like bipolar disorder, ocd, and schizophrenia often require medication to help in recovery and symptom relief. ...Read more