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Is it safe to take four different types of medications at once?

It depends: Many medications can be taken at the same time. Must check with pharmacist to be sure there are no drug interactions any time you take any number of medications at the same time. ...Read more

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If you have been precribed a medication in the last four months and you are drug tested and come up positive for that in a drug test can they hold that against you?

If you have been precribed a medication in the last four months and you are drug tested and come up positive for that in a drug test can they hold that against you?

Depends: If you are in a safety-sensitive job, like a bus driver or operating dangerous machinery, then taking a potentially impairing medication (like opioids or tranquillizers) without informing your employer may be a problem. In general, if you are not in that kind of job, most employers are not testing for prescription drugs anyway, and a prescription should be all you need if there are questions. ...Read more

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Can there be some long term migraine medication available that would require you taking four weeks off work to adjust?

Can there be some long term migraine medication available that would require you taking four weeks off work to adjust?

No: There is no such medication. If you are getting an IV infusion for refractory headache or migraine it takes 5 days protocol and 5-7 days off are warranted. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

I have a four month old baby and have found it hard to stay happy what can I do that does not involve medication preferably?

See MD. : Post partum depression can be devastating. Please see your doctor and determine if medicine is a must. Ask for a name for a good therapist. You may improve with a therapist. Your baby can sense your low mood. Please get help soon. I wish you the best! I have treated two women in past 3 months who improved quickly with mess (ssri's) and therapy!! ...Read more

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How can I get off pain pills safe way without harming myself. I've been on prescribed pain medication for the past three to four years.

How can I get off pain pills  safe way without harming myself. I've been on prescribed pain medication for the past three to four years.

I am sorry to hear: That. The safest way is to enlist the help of the doctor that prescribed the medicine. If you prefer a different doctor, there are pain doctors who can help. You do not want to stop cold. Too dangerous. ...Read more

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What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

Vyvanse is a prodrug: Its chemical structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the essential amino acid, L-lysine, called Lisdexamfetamine (L-lysine-dextroamphetamine). It must be converted in the body to the active stimulant, dextroamphetamine. It is useful for treatment of ADHD because the time necessary for the body to convert it allows it to be active much longer than dextroamphetamine itself. ...Read more

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My four year old son suffers from eczema, what can I use on him for treating it or which medications can help him?

My four year old son suffers from eczema, what can I use on him for treating it or which medications can help him?

Eczema : Moisturize frequently with a fragrance free cream such as cereve or eucerin , dermatologist prescribed topical creams either steroid or non steroid are viable options. ...Read more

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Hello, it's been four days. And I can't feel the pain medication prescribed. Since I was on Suboxone prior. It seems it's still in me for some reason.

Hello, it's been four days. And I can't feel the pain medication prescribed. Since I was on Suboxone prior. It seems it's still in me for some reason.

Be Patient: The half-life of Suboxone in the body is up to 2 days so it may still be in your system and affecting the new pain medication you are taking. I recommend giving the new medication more time to see if it becomes more effective. You should speak with your prescribing health care provider further about this. ...Read more

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What is the strongest pain medication available for four tooth extractions?

What is the strongest pain medication available for four tooth extractions?

It varies: Different patients react differently to different medications. What is strong and effective for one individual may have lesser effect on another individual. Your treating dentist or surgeon can discuss what would be appropriate for you depending upon your individual health history and the difficulty of the procedure. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Can there be any other over-the-counter drugs which contain the same elements as oxybutynin?

Can there be any other over-the-counter drugs which contain the same elements as oxybutynin?

Yes: Oxytrol patch is transdermal oxybutynin. It used to be by prescription only but now is OTC. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 31 and married. my periods are always irregular since September 2012, been on different medications. After missing my periods for four and?

Hello, I'm 31 and married. my periods are always irregular since September 2012, been on different medications. After missing my periods for four and?

Do pregnancy test : It is best to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist to evaluate the cause of your irregular periods and decide together on the best treatment. Some medications may cause periods to be light or infrequent, and this is not necessarily abnormal or concerning. A home pregnancy test is a good first step to evaluate absence of menstruation. ...Read more

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Having stuffy nose for past four months. After taking medications also not cured. What will be problem then?

Having stuffy nose for past four months. After taking medications also not cured.  What will be problem then?

Nose: Great question. Things that could cause it include allergies polyps deviated septum and enlarged nasal turbinates. Although you could try an antihistamine id see an ENT to look in the nose ...Read more

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Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?

Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 8.9 mm at uretrovesical junction. No obstructive uropathy. Been there for four weeks, is there any dangers continuing with medication?

Kidney stone of 8.9 mm at uretrovesical junction. No obstructive uropathy. Been there for four weeks, is there any dangers continuing with medication?

Possible: 9 mm stone at the ureterovesicle junction has about 10% chance of passage. That junction can be the most difficult to pass through. As long as there is no hydronephrosis, it may be safe to continue trying to pass it. However, long term obstruction can affect kidney function. Also, silent obstruction can occur and result in renal damage. ...Read more

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I'm on high dosages of four different high blood pressure medications. Where do we go from here, treatment wise?

I'm on high dosages of four different high blood pressure medications.  Where do we go from here, treatment wise?

Diet and exercise: You may need to see a specialist. Diet and exercise may help lower your blood pressure. Other therapies may help and you need to consider seeing a specialist to make sure there are no secondary causes. ...Read more

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On the 5th of January I had my Galbladder removed at UCT Private Academic Hospital. It is now almost a month later and I still have pain and discomfort. I am on pain medication four times a day. Is this normal?

On the 5th of January I had my Galbladder removed at UCT Private Academic Hospital. It is now almost a month later and I still have pain and discomfort. I am on pain medication four times a day. Is this normal?

Needs workup: A month is a long time. You may be having pain related to the operation or the wound. If the procedure was done via laparoscopy then it is almost certainly related to the operation itself. If an open procedure then the wound could be suspect. CT scan or preferably MRI to look for Internal fluid collection along with lab studies should provide answers. Be brave and cautious.
All may yet be well. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from ssri, benzodiazepine, and antipsychotic create insomnia for over four weeks? Does medication make a condition worse than ever befo

Can withdrawal from ssri, benzodiazepine, and antipsychotic create insomnia for over four weeks? Does medication make a condition worse than ever befo

Yes: Sleep can be a fragile venture, so withdrawal from these potent psychoactive agents can certainly disrupt it. Someone thought you needed to be on these meds, so the underlying condition could also be contributing to your insomnia. Ssri withdrawal is very uncomfortable, but temporary (so it might feel worse than your original condition). ...Read more

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Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son ? What is this medication used for ? Thank you for your time :)

Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son ? What is this medication used for ? Thank you for your time :)

Antibiotic: In the pediatric population, Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat bacterial keratitis and severe bacterial conjunctivitis involving susceptible organisms. However, i can't find any evidence for the indication or use of Ofloxacin eye drops in children less than a year of age. Please see a pediatrician, perhaps one who specializes in treatment of ophthalmic (eye) problems. ...Read more

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