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Not recommended: Both of these drugs contain opioids and adding them together increases their risks. The prescribing doctor or your pharmacist are better sources for information on this, since they will know your health history and use of medications. Adding them together, particularly if combined with other CNS depressant drugs, including alcohol, can lead to sedation. Generally, do not drive on these meds. ...Read more
What the best way to get codeine and promethazine from my doctor. I have insurance but I do have a bad cough he gave me VIRTUSSIN AC SOL 100-10/5 ins?
Be a regular patient: Being a regular patient of the doctor for many years, with no signs of addiction (no smoking, no weed, no drinking problem, no overuse of narcotics, no party drugs, etc...) can help in one's request for potentially abusable medications. Some people use promethazine to mix party drug concoctions, meaning doctors are hesitant to prescribe it because some people are using it as a party drug. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure and am now sick with a cold. The doctor at the walk in clinic prescribed me to virtussin ac syrup. Am I okay to take it?
Virtussin AC vs DAC: It's always a good idea to tell prescribing doc everything about your health & all that you're taking so that s/he can prescribe (if necessary) safely for you. Both Virtussin AC & Virtussin DAC contain codeine which is a weak narcotic to suppress cough. Both also contain guaifenesin which is an expectorant. Virtussin DAC also contains decongestant which can increase blood pressure but AC doesn't. ...Read more
Is it okay to take Dextromethorphan while on virtussin AC? For persistent cough, dr gave me virtussin and medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack.
Usually can do that: Virtussin AC is like Robitussin AC, which is guaifenesin plus codeine. Adding a dose of dextromethorphan (DM) would be like taking the over-the-counter Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) plus a bit of prescription codeine. Of course, each patient is different, with various reasons for coughing. That means one should ask his own doctor about what to do when a cough won't go away, or recurs, or worsens. ...Read more
Need more info: To understand your question, we need to know what the test was for. If it was for blood typing, this could mean that you are type A positive and rhesus C negative, which isn't nearly as important as the usual Rh negative, referring to rhesus D negative. ...Read more
Irritation/dryness: The most common side effect of Xerac AC is local irritation or dryness. It will clear within a few days with plain vaseline or moisturizer, but will recur if you restart using the Xerac. ...Read more
There is no cure: But hemoglobin AC is a carrier state (also called Hemoglobin C trait) that should not cause much if any symptoms of disease in the patient. About 1 in 40 black Americans have this. ...Read more
Nighttime sweating: While sweating can be normal, there are also other causes of nighttime sweating that should be evaluated. I would start with a routine physical exam and get some lab work to determine if you have an hormone imbalance (thyroid would be my first concern). Night sweats can also be related to infection and certain cancers (not trying to scare - just be cautious and get evaluated). Take care. ...Read more
Clonidine patches: First check Thyroid level tom rule out overactive thyroid and if Normal consider Clinidine patches starting at a low dose of 0.1 mg/24 hrs to be changed weekly. (May cause a slight drop of Blood pressure and pulse). Need to have both Blood pressure & pulse checked periodically in the first month. ...Read more
Hemoglobin C trait: If I understand correctly, you are describing someone who carries one dose of hemoglobin c, and one dose of normal hemoglobin. This is usually a non-problem. If instead you are describing a person with elevated hemoglobin a1c, this is a marker for poor diabetes control. I'm glad you're proactive -- best wishes. ...Read more
It's OK: If its hot, fine to use airconditioner. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
7-10 days: Depending on your regular cycle, 7-10 days ...Read more
? since it AC?: I am not sure what since it ac means, please re-ask the question with words spelled out and maybe one of us doctors can help you. Thanks. ...Read more
Yes: I'm assuming that you are talking about the genetics of hemoglobin, so we'd be talking about individuals with a gene for hemoglobin a (normal hemoglobin) and hemoglobin c (more fragile hemoglobin). The possibilities for your offspring would be 25% aa; 50% ac; 25% cc (hemoglobin c). If you want more information, genetic counselors can talk to you at length about the possibilities. ...Read more
Good Match: Genotype AC is called Hemoglobin C trait. People who have it inherit normal hemoglobin called hemoglobin A from one parent and an abnormal hemoglobin called hemoglobin C from the other parent. A person with AC should be healthy, and if somebody like that marries another with AA genotype, half of their children will be AC and half AA. All children should be fine. B+ and O+ are normal blood types. ...Read more
Personal decision: That is more a personal decision and may depend on your financial situation. If you can get a reliable unit for a good cost, go for it. ...Read more
At 26.6wk scan baby's AC measured small 217.4mm (24%). At 30.3wk scan AC measured large 272mm (75%). Large jump in 3 weeks. Cause for concern?
No, there: Can be errors in measurement. We start watching closely if it is less than the 10% it sounds fine but follow up with doc. ...Read more
Is it bad to have your AC on in your car full blast and then get off to 108 degrees f? Can you get sick changing your body temperature so rapidly?
This appears to be similar to hot and cold showers, which are very healthy. It increases and decreases your arterial diameter. It may actually be good for you. But I am not aware of any study that has looked at that. You may find something on google scholar.
With any underlying disease, such as high blood pressure, you must check with your doc! ...Read more
I am 20weeks and 6days and these are the measured parameters: BPD=53.92, OFD=65.36, HC=187.91; AC=160.88; FL=35.06, HL=33.28. Are they normal values?
Normal values?: Hello ~ I have no idea off-hand. There are specific tables that Ultrasound Radiologists carry with them when they do these tests and report of them. They tell you in the report how your measurements comp to the median. No MD on the planet commits values like this to memory. Read the report carefully it must tell you if those values are normal if not call the Radiologist! Thanks ...Read more
The question is not about me I understand that an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodyplastictiy disorder is the terminal phase of the disorder But what is a blastic transformation of the disorder? Is it the same thing as an ac?
Acute vs blastic?: In the chronic and dysplastic hematologic malignancies that you mention (CMML and MDS), the term "acute" transformation means an evolution to acute leukemia. This is defined as more than 20% "blast" cells microscopically. Therefore acute and blastic transformation are the same thing. ...Read more
It helps: Massage therapy- regardless of which type is performed is beneficial for paralysis. Ac massage therapy offers some unique techniques. One of the major difficulties of paralysis is muscle spasticity and rigidity due to degeneration of the spinal cord tracts at the area of injury. Stretch and massage help ease some of this muscle tension. Give it a try! ...Read more