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What Kind Of Treatment Can Somebody Get For Amphetamine Overdose
Depends on why: Prescription amphetamines are reasonably safe, and overdoses rarely cause problems - treated mostly with observation. If the overdose was intentional, then a different set of problems exist - mental health treatment is paramount. If the amphetamine is a recreational drug (ecstasy, meth, bath salts) then another set of issues arise -namely drug rehabilitation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general, an overdose would be the intentional or unintentional overuse of an illicit, prescription/non-prescription medication, or alcohol. "overdosing" on (prescription or illicit) amphetamines can be lethal. Side effects could include (but are not limited to) changes in vital signs, agitation, psychosis, movement disorders, confusion, seizures, ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the antidepressant and what clinical symptoms the overdose has caused. Antidepressant overdoses can result in serotonin syndrome, which is usually treated "supportively, " i.e.Cooling blankets, hydration, monitoring of heart and renal function. Sometimes the antiserotonergic drug Cyproheptadine is prescribed. Beta-blockers and benzodiazpeines are sometimes used to treat symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on drug: Opiate abuse can be treated with several medications. Alcohol abuse as well, although not as successfully. Several advertised treatments aren't universally accepted. The best treatment for drug abuse is an approach that includes the entire person, looking for underlying causes for the drug problem, 12-step program & drug/alcohol counseling. ...Read more
Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: There are pills to treat the thyroid function and there are pills to help with the symptoms. To treat the thyroid, you have ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. The dose is different for different people/size/severity of the disease. To help with the symptoms, a beta-blocker is usually used: propranolo, metoprolol...Radioactive pill can also be used to treat hyperthyroidism. In all cases, you need a physician. ...Read more
COPD: COPD has many treatments -- first and foremost, the patient must quit smoking (if they are a smoker). The next line of treatment includes inhalers. There is a newer pill that is available to prevent COPD exacerbations, but this is often not used first line. Oxygen supplementation is used in the more severe forms of copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whooping cough: Caused by the bacteria bordetella pertussis. There are antibiotics that can hasten the resolution, but the best strategy is prevention by getting your pertussis vaccination (usually in the form of dtap for kids, or tap for adults). Pertussis is making a comeback, thanks to those who say vaccines are an unnecessary conspiracy. Babies have died in outbreaks. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pages/nr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ID doc consult...: Standard therapy for pcp (p. Jirovecii) is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (tmp-smx). Depending on the degree of infection, Prednisone may be used, to control inflammation. People with sulfa allergies can alternatively receive Clindamycin + Primaquine or Atovaquone (mepron). Ensure that a "g-6-pd test" is done and is normal, or else a rapidly developing anemia can ensue with the use of tmp-smx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: Various tests can be done to see how severe the disease is and assess your oxygen level. Medicines include various inhalers like bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, pills like corticosteroids and even oxygen therapy, if your oxygen level is low enough. Smoking cessation is important to prevent further damage and allow for lung healing over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rhinorrhea: Rhinorrhea (runny nose) is quite common and is most often due to viral or allergy causes. Symptomatic relief such as antihistamines are often the best means of dealing with this problem. Although I am loathe to use sprays, sometimes nasal spray (afrin) at bedtime can control the rhinorrhea enough to allow for easy breathing at night. Topical steroids (nasonex) works for nasal symptoms of allergy. ...Read more
Primary Insomnia Tre: I understand your need for relief from Insomnia. As per national instate of Health-Treatment needs be based on the nature and severity of symptoms. Non-pharmacologic treatments are effective. These can be warm milk before going to bed, or Tryptophan Ambien and Sonata have short half-lives and minimal side effects. Please see your Physician for diagnosis and Treatment. You deserve Good Sleep! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Well...: Meds alone won't fix the problem. I usually treat bruxism with an anterior bite plane worn 24x7 for 2 weeks which then goes to night-time wear only after the first two weeks. I also usually prescribe a steroid (medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack) for the first week of therapy. This works 99% of the time. If that doesn't do the trick, there are other meds as a 2nd line therapy, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DEPENDS: First, find the cause! cirrhosis of the liver means scarring, and can be caused by many things. Treatment varies bc of this. Infections, usually viral, like hepatitis b and c can do it, as can some metabolic disorders that can be inherited. Toxins are also a common reason, and usually this is from alcohol. Most of all, prevent any further damage, since it is not reversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many treatments: People achieve abstinence through 'cold turkey,' with and without counseling, acupuncture, hypnosis and many many other ways. Nicotine replacement therapy with gum, patches and other forms, as well as the antidepressant bupropion also work well, but the best results have come with a combination of Chantix® (varenicline) and a formal smoking cessation program. Call 1-800-QUITNOW, doctor/pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more
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