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My uncle has recently been prescribed THC capsules insead of opiods. Its basically synthetic weed. Is this safe for him to take?

My uncle has recently been prescribed THC capsules insead of opiods. Its basically synthetic weed. Is this safe for him to take?

Uncle's THC capsules: I imagine that your uncle's medical prescriber of the THC capsules felt that the benefits of your uncle taking these capsules far outweighed any side effects associated with THC capsules. Your uncle's state must have regulations in place to try and kept use of such products safe to patients. I imagine that his medical provider will be following him closely for any side effects. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my uncle has recently been prescribed THC capsules insead of opiods. Its basically synthetic weed. Is it safe?

What do you suggest if my uncle has recently been prescribed THC capsules insead of opiods. Its basically synthetic weed. Is it safe?

Probably marinol: And it is generally safe and well-tolerated. The person to ask these questions, who would know your uncle's full health history (without which nobody can give you any kind of accurate advice), is the prescribing doctor or the dispensing pharmacist. Your uncle needs to be asking the questions or signing a release so that you can get the information. ...Read more

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My uncle has a spot on his back it is pretty big and black scabed and has just recently gotten larger with a nasty crater looking thing in it he has had it for ten years and its gotten bigger what are the chances that it spread to other areas of his body?

My uncle has a spot on his back it is pretty big and black scabed and has just recently gotten larger with a nasty crater looking thing in it he has had it for ten years and its gotten bigger what are the chances that it spread to other areas of his body?

Depends!: It's hard to say if this can spread. But if it is a type of skin cancer it could. Tell him to get checked out. A biopsy is easy and painless and, if it is shown to be a type of cancer, the proper treatment can be done to prevent or delay further spread. Any longstanding skin abnormality can become cancerous at any time. If it changes in appearance, see doc! ...Read more

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Hello sir, hws u? My uncle is suffering from piles n der is so much problem he face to the last 3 or 4 days. Sir please prescribed me proper trtmnt

Hello sir, hws u? My uncle is suffering from piles n der is so much problem he face to the last 3 or 4 days. Sir please prescribed me proper trtmnt

Go to the Doctor: You are describing pain and intolerable symptoms. This patient needs to be seen by the physician. Surgery is often the treatment recommended. The answer to his problem will not come from the internet. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my uncle was recently diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Any help on what it is. Is it curable?

Should I be concerned if my uncle was recently diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Any help on what it is. Is it curable?

It is treatbale: Hodgkins disease is one of the more curable cancers. The cure rates range from 80-90%. You do not need to be concerned any more than he has to be. ...Read more

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My uncle had a stroke 10+ years ago and since then is always dizzy. All the medication his dr has prescribed doesn't help at all. How can I help?

My uncle had a stroke 10+ years ago and since then is always dizzy. All the medication his dr has prescribed doesn't help at all. How can I help?

See his: Neurologist to determine if dizziness is due to the previous stoke, due to residual vertebrobasilar artery disease, or due to an inner ear problem that needs to be evaluated by ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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I would like to know that is paralysis genetic? My grandfather had it, then my uncle had an one sided attack and recently my aunt. Can it be coincidence

I would like to know that is paralysis genetic? My grandfather had it, then my uncle had an one sided attack and recently my aunt. Can it be coincidence

Paralysis: Paralysis is not necessarily genetic but causes of paralysis, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other similar medical conditions can run in families and with three family members involved it would be worthwhile to find out what the causes of the paralysis were in these family members. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for rosacea? Both my father and uncle have recently developed this condition on their foreheads.

Is there any treatment for rosacea? Both my father and uncle have recently developed this condition on their foreheads.

Many treatments: There are many treatments however they really only keep it under control... You must find a dermatologist and have them design a treatment regimen. ... ...Read more

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Betahistine dihydrochloride 8mg and conventin 400 mg prescribed for my uncle after dignosis in ears. Are they for life? And what are the side effects.

Betahistine dihydrochloride 8mg and conventin 400 mg prescribed for my uncle after dignosis in ears. Are they for life? And what are the side effects.

You can Look Them Up: Use dr. Google ; quickly research to answer your questions. For betahistine see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/betahistine ; http://fdb. Rxlist. Com/drugs/drug-77795-betahistine. For conventin: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/gabapentin ; http://www. Rxlist. Com/neurontin-drug. Htm. When a brand name website is available, look up the "prescribing information", the fda summary of known + ; - issues. ...Read more

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Hi, my uncle is suffering from ALS and the doctor has prescribed riluzole 100mg which I am not getting. Please tell me from where I could buy this?

Hi, my uncle is suffering from ALS and the doctor has prescribed riluzole 100mg which I am not getting. Please tell me from where I could buy this?

Prescription: Riluzole or Rilutek (riluzole) is available only by prescription, and is only for use in als. It improves quality of life by delaying the need for ventilator support. It is available at any pharmacy. Some pharmacies may have difficulty getting reimbursed for the drug due to insurance denials. In that event, your doctor's office may have assistance programs to help cover the cost of the drug. ...Read more

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My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

Many possibilities: The list of possible explanations range from illness he is taking these medicines for to combining these medicines plus or minus alcohol or other drugs as well as unrelated problems. It sounds like a thorough physical and psychiatric exam are indicated. The risk for serotonin syndrome increases significantly when someone is on at least 3 serotonergic medications. ...Read more

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I have a question my uncle isn't of the best health and uses some things that aren't the best. Recently he's found a lump that's on his upper thigh/groin region had excessive bouts of hiccups to the point of vomiting bad headaches and a very withdrawn almo

I have a question my uncle isn't of the best health and uses some things that aren't the best. Recently he's found a lump that's on his upper thigh/groin region had excessive bouts of hiccups to the point of vomiting bad headaches and a very withdrawn almo

He needs help: I don't know who is 51 years old but if it is your uncle he needs to be seen to explain the headaches, lumps and hiccups and vomiting. He is probably afraid of what will be found. If you can convince him that you love him and want to know what is troubling him so he can be helped (before it's too late) he might get the help he needs. Good luck. ...Read more

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My uncle currently lives in India. He has not been feeling well lately. He has experienced severe weight loss. He has almost no apettite. He is not able to get a control of his blood sugar and blood pressure. He recently got a full body MRI and CT s?

My uncle currently lives in India. He has not been feeling well lately. He has experienced severe weight loss. He has almost no apettite. He is not able to get a control of his blood sugar and blood pressure. He recently got a full body MRI and CT s?

Sounds worrisome: MRI is good if you suspect a tumor or abscess etc in the body, but will not help in detecting things like peptic ulcer disease, colitis, etc or in evaluating kidney function or blood borne disease. Poorly controlled blood sugar can lead to severe wt loss and frequent urination, so he many need to get on insulin to get his blood sugar under control. I would see an internist or endocrinologist! ...Read more

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My uncle recently had chemo and radiation therapy for mouth cancer and after some days he can't hear also pus is coming out of ear?

My uncle recently had chemo and radiation therapy for mouth cancer and after some days he can't hear also pus is coming out of ear?

Ear infection: It sounds like an ear infection that may have been enhanced by the immunosuppressive impact of the chemo and radiation. Get him to a primary care provider for an evaluation to protect him from permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

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My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

Chorea: Chorea is dance like movement of the arms and trunk. Many movement disorders can be associated with this symptom. Certain medications can also cause these symptoms, especially the ones you are describing in the tongue, which may represent tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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I am prescribed colazepam. 5 twice a day and was recently prescribed percocet is that ok to combine?

I am prescribed colazepam. 5 twice a day and was recently prescribed percocet is that ok to combine?

Be careful: First of all, I assume you are asking about the combination of clonazepam 0.5 mg twice a day with Percocet.

Although many of my patients combine these medications and reported positive results, officially this combination is not encouraged or even "contraindicated" because of the additive sedating effect. A lot of over doses are happening from the combination of an opioid with benzodiazepines ...Read more

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Recently prescribed indepamide 2.5 mg/per day. Prev BP was172/108. Am on ramipril also. Suddenly, I crave salt terribly! Should I be concerned?

Recently prescribed indepamide 2.5 mg/per day. Prev BP was172/108. Am on ramipril also. Suddenly, I crave salt terribly! Should I be concerned?

Salt craving: Your craving salt is not due to your BP meds. You should speak to your physician (p) and try to have your p give you medications to bring your systolic bp. ...Read more

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I was recently prescribed 80mg Sota-hexal (half 2x/day) and want to check if I can take spasmed and neurofen 30 minutes after taking Sota-Hexal.?

I was recently prescribed 80mg Sota-hexal (half 2x/day) and want to check if I can take spasmed and neurofen 30 minutes after taking Sota-Hexal.?

One, not both: While there is a theoretical decrease in the effects of sotalol (Sota-Hexal) when combined with ibuprofen (Neurofen) the effect is minimal. You should NOT take Spasmed which is a combination of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a smooth muscle inhibitor with ibuprofen because you are combining two NSAIDs and risk exacerbating the side effects of both (ulcers, kidney injury). ...Read more

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My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?

My wife was recently diagnosed with "heavy growth of mrsa" at the site of her abscess. She was prescribed meds and her wound is covered, am I safe?

MRSA: Hello,

Good hand washing hygiene is very important if you will be changing the bandages of the wound.

If you will not have any contact with the wound then you will be alright.

That being said, MRSA is very common and the most important thing is finding the right antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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My doctor recently prescribed nortriptyline for my headaches. Why?

My doctor recently prescribed nortriptyline for my headaches. Why?

Experience: Nortriptyline which as you may know is a tricyclic anti-depressant. Amitriptyline also a tricyclic has been shown to be effective for headache prevention. Often medications which are developed for one condition are discovered later to be effective for others. That is the case here with amitriptyline. ...Read more

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I recently popped for using oxycodone but have only been taking the prescribed meds. What are the chances the test is false?

I recently popped for using oxycodone but have only been taking the prescribed meds. What are the chances the test is false?

Possible: Screening tests are designed to be very sensitive to oxycodone, but if positive it should be followed by GC/MS confirmation. If you have not been exposed to oxycodone it should be negative. ...Read more

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I've recently been dxed with tos. My pcp prescribed pt. Is there more I should be doing? Should I see a specialist to see what kind of tos I have?

I've recently been dxed with tos. My pcp prescribed pt. Is there more I should be doing? Should I see a specialist to see what kind of tos I have?

Do the PT: There are surgical options for tos, but only if conservative measures fail. So, if you don't improve, you'll need to be evaluated by a surgical specialist who performs tos procedures. ...Read more

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32yo male recently diagnosed with hbp. Prescribed atenolol have read many bad reviews from Dr on the drug. Is this med actually safe or worse 4 me?

32yo male recently diagnosed with hbp. Prescribed atenolol have read many bad reviews from Dr on the drug. Is this med actually safe or worse 4 me?

Safe and effective: This is a safe and effective medication for the treatment of hypertension and many other conditions. We have been using it for over 25 years/ There can be side effects to any medication but the majority of patients take this one without any issues. ...Read more

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I've been recently prescribed ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 20mg once a day every morning for a week. It works, but is it too soon to ask about longer lasting release?

I've been recently prescribed ritalin (methylphenidate) ir 20mg once a day every morning for a week. It works, but is it too soon to ask about longer lasting release?

No, it is not!: In fact, many professionals would suggest a long acting preparation from the start! Long acting medications are more consistent, provide smoother and longer lasting symptoms relief and tend to have fewer side effects because of the less fluctuation in blood levels. Many studies show superior benefit in symptom control on the long lasting preparations. ...Read more

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