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Travasol 8 Medication
I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.
Baby boy (8 months) is on reflux medication since 4 months, but recently the reflux seems worse. What can be the cause?
I'm hooked on opiods for 8 years and determined to stop if I pay will I get the medication I need to get through wiyhdrawls? I'm disabled vet fixed $$
Ok I was diagnosed diabetic 2 yrs ago not on any medication I have my a1c down to 5.8 am I cured now?
I'm diabetic 21 year old. I have been diabetic for 8 years and im currently on no medications. Could there be complications?
Should see doc ASAP: We have good treatments for diabetes but no easy cure. Diabetes is a chronic illness with many potential complications--vascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease/failures, blindness, neuropathy, foot/leg ulcers and amputations, higher risk for cancers, infections, and shorter-life-span, just to name a few. So please, consult doc asap for re-eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the main reason for suffering from colic and (wind) because I took some medications such as jasicone (105.8 mg simethicoe)?
I took one 8 mg strip Saturday and another 8mg strip Sunday night at 11pm how long will it be til I can feel my opiate medication?
24-48 hours: I assume you are asking about Suboxone. You should wait at least 24-48 hours before taking opiate medication. Suboxone is a potent binder of the opioid mu receptor. It prevents other opiates from binding. You can accidentally overdose yourself by taking more opiate in an effort to get the relief you want from your medicine. Talk to your doctor and be careful. ...Read more
Stopped taking seasonique 8 days and prescribed microgestin how long will it take for the new medication to be effective? I haven't started it yet.
I have a small headache (supportive) and I don't want to use medication for it. Are naps good for this? How long is perfect? I haven't napped since 8.
Maybe: Headaches can benefit from several lifestyle modifications. Sufficient sleep is important and is often the only way some resolve their headache. Meals that are balanced and avoid bouts of hunger. Good hydration is important. Activity in the form of aerobic exercise encourages stress relief, which is another important factor. Finally, avoid those events/agents you know will trigger an event. ...Read more
Can I give my 8 months baby medication for appetite she don't like any type of food my peditration gave me a diet for her but she's refusing the food?
No....: 8 month old doesn't need any appetite stimulant. As long as she doesn't have any issue/disease, e.G metabolic, gi, respiratory, cardiac, etc, not to worry. Check her growth chart: height, weight, head circumference, if these falls within the range, she is ok. She can have cereals, mixed pureed table/jar food, milk. 6 months and above kids get protein. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more