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EEG show epileptiform potential
Dr write epileptiform sharps
Can we prescribe kepra 500 mg bd?
Patient drowsy24hr, intermittent apnoea
9mos 1st febrile seizure had pneumonia,2nd 1yr/1mos febrile seizure pneumonia again.EEG abnormal.Pedia put phenobarbital 1/4gr 2x/day. Right decision?
Seek referral to a : pediatric neurologist & obtain a developmental assessment to know benefits vs. risks of Phenobarbital, as it can cause behavior & learning problems. Recurrence of Febrile Seizures in 50% of tots who have their 1st at < 12 mos. & abnormal EEG's in 49% don't predict epilepsy. Having Developmental Delays &/or Cerebral Palsy prior to 1st febrile seizure increases risk of epilepsy from 2.9% to 40%. ...Read more
Toddler's daycare administered infant tylenol (acetaminophen) without my consent. Is the drug safe?
Yes,at proper doses: This med has been around for at lease 5 decades that I know of and is well tolerated by infants. The proper dos for size is well studied and on most produces.Like any good medicine, it is strong enough to do good, but used wrong, can do harm. ...Read more
Father has extreme pain, his insurance is limited.Which would be strongest forhim?Avinza60, levorphanol tart., morph.Sul., oxymor.Hyd.Er, exalgo, nucynta (tapentadol) er
Hard to say: Unfortunately without true consultation, it would be hard to answer this question without causing harm to your father. These medications are very powerful and can result in extreme sedation, slowing your breathing down and even death. I would recommend a consultation with your pcp to assess further. ...Read more
MUST STOP USE !!!: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome - will require that you stop all cannabis use. In the meantime take hot showers and you can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more
Please explain why is Narcan (naloxone) ( narcotic antagonist) given to cancel out stadol in l&d since stadol is not a narcotic ?
Stadol is a narcotic: Narcotic is actually a legal, not a medical term, but stadol (butorphanol) is a synthetic opioid, which acts on the kappa receptors, which are opioid pain receptors, but blocks the mu receptor (another pain receptor) - it is called a mixed agonist/antagonist. The effects of the rug usually don't need to be reversed, but Naloxone (narcan) will block the kappa effects of stadol. ...Read more
Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?
Yes: The doses necessary are toxic. Do not do it. ...Read more
No...: First, only mom should be taking her prescription cough medicine. If you have a cough, you need to be evaluated by your doctor as you may not have the same diagnosis as your mom. Secondly, if the medicine has expired, it should be thrown away. Expiration dates are there for a reason and you do not want to risk your health by consuming expired meds. ...Read more
Why dx'd BPD by new pdoc?Every1 who knows me(7 yr bf,all friends new&old)is baffled.Im PTSD&Bipolar&USED to self-harm,but many yrs ago.No1 agrees BPD.
Ask the: provider who made the diagnosis which criteria were met. Is "pdoc" used as an abbreviation for psychiatrist or primary care physician? It would be best if the diagnosis was made by a psychiatrist or psychologist who has done a careful assessment using DSM criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is phenergan (promethazine) strong enough to counteract vomiting from ipecac (i know ipecac isnt used anymore, its just a curious question)?
Sorry,: your question was not translated into English. ...Read more