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Dry cough from last 1month. Photophobia and headache some time. Medication plz.?

Dry cough from last 1month. Photophobia and headache some time. Medication plz.?

DIagnosis needed!: Before medication. Too many unknowns here that needs to be worked up by a PCP, who can evaluate what is going on, and do the necessary blood work. S/he will have to look why you are having photophobia (not normal), dry cough, and headache can be from the photophobia. You may need an eye doctor consult to evaluate this further! Definitely need to be seen by a doctor, who can put it all together! ...Read more

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If I I took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus night time medication now?

If I I took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus night time medication now?

Yes: Because these 2 are from different classes of medication, it is fine to alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) for a short term basis. I am also assuming that you have normal liver and kidney function. However, if your symptoms do not improve with this regimen, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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How long does vyvance 40ml time release medication stay in your system?

How long does vyvance 40ml time release medication stay in your system?

Limited after ~12hrs: A good therapeutic dose of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) regardless of the mg, will be clinically helpful for 9-13 hours. Trace amounts of the medicine may last in the system for a few days more, but are not likely to have any positive or negative effect after this period. ...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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Does hyperthyroidism go away in time with medication?

Does hyperthyroidism go away in time with medication?

Yes: Most pts with hyperthyroidism will have normal thyroid level after appropriately treated with antithyroid medication. ...Read more

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My body feels weak and I'm having a diarrhea, I also can't sleep properly during night time. Any medications?

My body feels weak and I'm having a diarrhea, I also can't sleep properly during night time. Any medications?

Your doctor needs: To examine you so that he/she can give you the proper treatment. You may be feeling weak because of the diarrhea but need to get to the cause of it all. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do night time cold medications have sleep stimulants?

Do night time cold medications have sleep stimulants?

Cold medication: Most night time cold medication does contain anti-histamines that can induce sleep. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have phlegm for a very long period of time and medication only seems to get rid of the cough but not the phlegm. Please advice. Thanks!

Hi doc, I have phlegm for a very long period of time and medication only seems to get rid of the cough but not the phlegm. Please advice. Thanks!

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what kind of medication were prescribed and what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and netipotty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How much time do psychaitric medications take to take effect?

We would need to: Know specific medication to answer this question. ...Read more

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Will it be okay to change Cymbalta (duloxetine) medication time from 9pm to 7:30pm for example?

Okay to change time: Cymbalta (duloxetine) does not need to be taken at a specific time each day, so taking your dose earlier is fine. It is a good idea to be consistent in order to avoid missing doses after you change the time of the day you decide to take your medication. ...Read more

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How much time does anexiety medication work for?

How much time does anexiety medication work for?

It depends on the: Medication. Talk to your doctor. Also consider seeing a therapist to try to learn alternative ways to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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I have to take Amphetamine Salts 15 mg, twice a day. What is the best time to take medication?

I have to take Amphetamine Salts 15 mg, twice a day. What is the best time to take medication?

Depends: I assume you are diagnosed with ADHD, and your need for medication depends on what you are doing (school, work, child care) and when you need to be at your best. For most patients you have to be most focused from 9 to 5, taking your first dose at 8AM and wnd dose at 1 or 2 PM would be what I would recommend. There are also sustained release versions you can take once a day. Talk to doc/pharmacist. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take medications; in the morning or at night?

Depends on drug: This question cannot be answered without knowing which medication you are referring to. There are some medications that need to be taken in the morning, others at night, and even some that can be taken at any point throughout the day. There are many factors that go into determining the best time such as how the drug is absorbed into the body as well as certain side effects. ...Read more

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Hi, im facing premature ejaculation since long time. I ejaculate in seconds time. Please advice medication which I can take regularlay to cure this.

Hi, im facing premature ejaculation since long time. I ejaculate in seconds time. Please advice medication which I can take regularlay to cure this.

Therapist: First see therapist who is good with sexual marital issues learn squeeze technique practice if does not improve than see urologist. ...Read more

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Edex (alprostadil) only gives me an erection 25% of the time. Would another medication work better?

Edex (alprostadil) only gives me an erection 25% of the time. Would another medication work better?

Anatomy Counts: Edex (alprostadil) is an injectable option for men who do not respond to, or are not candidates for, oral erectile dysfunction therapy. Improper site injection is the most common cause for it not to work. To ensure safe and effective use of Edex you should be thoroughly instructed and trained in the self-injection technique before you begin intracavernous treatment with Edex at home. ...Read more

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I suffer from depression and anxiety, last time I tried medication, I attempted suicide. I want help but I am to scared to keep searching. Any advice?

I suffer from depression and anxiety, last time I tried medication, I attempted suicide. I want help but I am to scared to keep searching. Any advice?

You must find a way: If you attempted suicide while on medication, the medication may not have been the right one for you. A small % of people become more depressed on some medications. Consult with a psychiatrist and tell them what happened and which medication you were on. Also the combination of psychotherapy and medication has been found to be the most beneficial for depression. Don't give up get help. ...Read more

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Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?

Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?

Antihistamines late: It has become more apparent over the past few years that taking an antihistamine in the evening can be better, as it will be in full force working the next day when you wake up. ...Read more

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Should the pediatrician advice 10 year old kids if she miss any day of the 6month medication time frame, she will need to restart all over?

Should the pediatrician advice 10 year old kids if she miss any day of the 6month medication time frame, she will need to restart all over?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You mention neither the med or the problem involved. If you are critical of the doc, find another. We are not here to criticise your doc based on partial information. This is not a chat room. You are welcome to start over but we have no access to your prior questions or uploads. ...Read more

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Can you survive for a time without thyroid medication if you only have 25% of the left side of a thyroid left? Lost due to nodules and not cancer.

Can you survive for a time without thyroid medication if you only have 25% of the left side of a thyroid left? Lost due to nodules and not cancer.

Yes: Normal metabolic function is controlled for by thyroxin expressed by the thyroid gland. If one has had a partial thyroid resection leaving an entrie rt. Lobe, that should be sufficient to handle thyroid needs. To have an additional 25% from the left lobe is more than sufficient. In addition the remaining thryoid tissue is being stimulated by the pituitary and should produce enough needed ...Read more

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Can you take black raspberry with/without food? Does it interact with other medicines e.g. Warfarin and should you allow time after taking medication?

Can you take black raspberry with/without food? Does it interact with other medicines e.g. Warfarin and should you allow time after taking medication?

Not much: Problems with it. The regular fruit has several advantages: tastes better. More fiber. Better quality control--you know what is in it. The active components, fiber, juice, and black (phytopigment) do not have problems or interactions. Beats cookies and ice cream. ...Read more

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Diagnosed today with yeast infection (1st time ever). Took medication for treatment, but is there anything else to help w/discomfort? Ibupro?

Diagnosed today with yeast infection (1st time ever). Took medication for treatment, but is there anything else to help w/discomfort? Ibupro?

You're right: Yes, ibuprofen is a good choice to help relieve your discomfort while waiting for the infection to resolve with treatment. Naproxen and acetaminophen are 2 other over-the-counter options which would be similarly effective. Naproxen and ibuprofen should not be taken together.
Avoid anything intravaginal such as feminine hygiene products (douching) which is more likely to worsen the problem. ...Read more

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Changed my medication time from 10 -12 instead of 8 -10 in the morning, in consultation with my doctor. I take Lamictal and Zoloft (sertraline). Any difference?

Changed my medication time from 10 -12 instead of 8 -10 in the morning, in consultation with my doctor. I take Lamictal and Zoloft (sertraline). Any difference?

Change in time of: Taking medication can make a real difference if your doc OKs it, which he/she did in your case. Modalities such as clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, and meditation can all be helpful. Please ask your therapist about these treatments. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm having lots of dandruf in my hair with itching & smell.....Started to radiate to my neck & ear....The time I stop medication it returned back?

I'm having lots of dandruf in my hair with itching & smell.....Started to radiate to my neck & ear....The time I stop medication it returned back?

Seborrhea: Have you talked to your doctor about your condition? This may be seborrhea. You can try selsun blue otc shampoo. But I advise that you see a doctor for proper evaluation diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time? What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain? Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...

Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time? What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain? Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...

Tramadol is a good: Drug because it works through many mechanisms. The next step up from that is Nucynta (tapentadol) which is available when tramadol no longer helps. You can ask your doctor about other non-opiod medications to be used in conjunction with the opiods for optimal pain relief. ...Read more

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I have pcos and with help of hormorne therapy I got my regular menses for 3months, it stopped and this time after the medication it's still not in.?

I have pcos and with help of hormorne therapy I got my regular menses for 3months, it stopped and this time after the medication it's still not in.?

Pregnancy test: First you need a blood pregnancy test if you're sexually active. If not prego and you're not trying to conceive, the goals of treatment of pcos are to give you regular periods or at least 4 periods a year, to reduce symptoms like acne or unwanted hair growth, and sometimes to treat Insulin resistance ('pre-diabetes'). If you're trying to conceive talk to your OB or see a rei specialist for help. ...Read more

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Hi This is my first-time ADHD dosage/medication 30 mg/day adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it safe to take 30 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) pill per day in the morning for 2 months.?

Hi This is my first-time ADHD dosage/medication 30 mg/day adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Is it safe to take 30 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) pill per day in the morning for 2 months.?

DEPENDS: The dose of 30 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for an adult with ADD is not too high but everyone is different and sometimes you have to try medications and tweak the dose. ...Read more

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My grandpa is tired all the time - could it be medication, what to do?

My grandpa is tired all the time - could it be medication, what to do?

Maybe: A thorough examination, blood testing and medication review may reveal the source of the fatigue. The differential is so extensive it can not be fully addressed in this small space! ...Read more

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When looking at equivalent dosage charts for medications, is time taken into account or are charts looking at just the initial dose?

99000 Medications: When speaking to physicians about medications you must be specific There are nearly 10000 prescription possibilities and no one answer can cover all of these pharmaceuticals. ...Read more

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Does it matter what time I use my medications?

Does it matter what time I use my medications?

It may matter: Certain medications are more effective if taken at certain times. Also, some medications need to timed around meals or activities. Blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, osteoporosis medications and some antibiotics would be some examples of these. Consult with the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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I'm having a difficult time finding a migraine medication that works well for me. Any suggestions?

I'm having a difficult time finding a migraine medication that works well for me. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more