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I went to a bbq today, is it safe to take an OTC gas reduction pill?

I went to a bbq today, is it safe to take an OTC gas reduction pill?

Why ask?: Unless your "gas" reflects an atypical heart attack symptom, food poisoning, an obstruction, or ileus (& by taking an otc simethicone pill you are delaying procurement of appropriate medical care), i can't think of too many other circumstances in which the otc gas reduction pill in question would be contraindicated after a bbq. Is there further concern or more to your question you have not shared? ...Read more

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Are bromelin pills safe and effective for weight reduction?

Are bromelin pills safe and effective for weight reduction?

Bromalin pills: Bromalin supplements are safe but are not usually very effective for weight reduction. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 13 year old girl to use trima breast reduction pills?

Is it safe for a 13 year old girl to use trima breast reduction pills?

No, not safe: Breast reduction pills are not recommended. If you are concerned about this young girl's breast size, then you should consult a breast specialist to make sure there is not an abnormality causing the enlargement. If surgery is of interest, i would recommend waiting until at least 21. The breasts are still growing and changing at this age. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed lexapro (10mg) and took it for the first time today. Is it safe to take valerian root pills at night for restful sleep?

I was just prescribed lexapro (10mg) and took it for the first time today. Is it safe to take valerian root pills at night for restful sleep?

Generally OK combo: but using valerian together with escitalopram (Lexapro) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Consult prescriber if problems occur. Best regards. ...Read more

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Its been 1 week and 2 days since I started BC pills. My bf ejaculated inside today. Is it safe or should I take Plan B to make sure?

Its been 1 week and 2 days since I started BC pills. My bf ejaculated inside today. Is it safe or should I take Plan B to make sure?

Birth Control Pills: are not considered protection until you have completed the first 30 day cycle and are on the second. You should be using protection (such as a condom) until you have completed the first cycle. Plan B would be an option here. Good luck! ...Read more