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I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.

I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.

Atenolol: It depends on the indication for the drug, for steady state response in BP treatment one looks for 2-3 weeks before making further medication change.Atenolol can work well as a once a day drug. Avoid Aleve (naproxen) (other NSAID's-ask your pharmacist) ...Read more

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Baby boy (8 months) is on reflux medication since 4 months, but recently the reflux seems worse. What can be the cause?

Baby boy (8 months) is on reflux medication since 4 months, but recently the reflux seems worse. What can be the cause?

Reflux med dose: Reflux medication doses are calculated on baby's weight. During the first several months after birth, weight gain is dramatic and they can quickly outgrow the dose if it is not adjusted periodically (usually every 1-2) months. ...Read more

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Ok I was diagnosed diabetic 2 yrs ago not on any medication I have my a1c down to 5.8 am I cured now?

Ok I was diagnosed diabetic 2 yrs ago not on any medication I have my a1c down to 5.8 am I cured now?

Hemoglobin A1C 5.8: The A1C range (test of blood glucose over the past 3 months) of 5.7 to 6.4% is considered prediabetes which means you are likely to develop DM within 10 yrs. Talk to your physician on how you can prevent or delay DM. Diet and exercise are recommended. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic 21 year old. I have been diabetic for 8 years and im currently on no medications. Could there be complications?

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

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What is the main reason for suffering from colic and (wind) because I took some medications such as jasicone (105.8 mg simethicoe)?

What is the main reason for suffering from colic and (wind) because I took some medications such as jasicone (105.8 mg simethicoe)?

GI UPSET: You probably have hyperacidity that needs to be neutralized by antacid. If you feel good after taking rx, then next time make sure to eat on time so your stomach will not be colicky. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

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

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

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

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

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

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

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

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

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