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What Meds Are In Breo
A Pure Med: Marinol or Dronabinol is the prescription grade version of one of the active ingredients of marijuana (delta 9-thc). It can be used to treat the nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy and loss of appetite which causes weight loss associated with chronic diseases such as hiv/aids. It can be just as habit forming as the smoked version of the drug. ...Read more
Pain Management: Opana is a extremely strong pain medication and is a schedule two medication. Other schedule two medications include, but not limited, are oxycontin, morphine products, methodone, and fentayl to name a few. It is best you consult your physician if you are even thinking of using such a strong pain medication and of course you should not be trying a similar medication from a friend or spouse. ...Read more
No difference: While there are many different albuterol inhalers, they all deliver 90 mcg per puff. There are 2 other inhalers on the market similar to albuterol called xopenex (levalbuterol) & Maxair (pirbuterol). These are all rescue inhalers that provide quick-onset dilation of the bronchial tubes. ...Read more
Almost all of them: Only a few botanicals and products of microbes (such as penicilllin) are not artificially-synthesized in a chemist's operation. If someone has told you that "natural is good, artificial is bad", put your hand over your wallet, you're talking to a crook.. I'd much rather take Aspirin (totally made in the lab) than strychnine or botulinum toxim ("all-natural, thank you."). ...Read more
Pain Management: There are many reasons for pain. Apparently you have been evaluated and have received a diagnosis with therapy and medication for your condition. Consider that there can be multiple causes or etiologies for your pain and it is difficult to determine which one best fits you. If your pain continues perhaps a second opinion is needed. ...Read more
Yes and No: There are homeopathic medicines which are "like" ritalin, (methylphenidate) but they are not used the way you might expect them to be. In homeopathy your case is taken in a different, more comprehensive way before a medicine is prescribed. And, what you need may not be related to Ritalin (methylphenidate) at all. Instead, your prescription is tailored to you and the way you suffer what you suffer. There are over 3-4 k remedies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the alternative meds of testosterone therapy? Are they equally effective and have any side effetcs?
What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?
Don't understand: These drugs are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. I am assuming you mean are they effective in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. That is something you need to discuss with you physician and endocrinologist. There are many causes of hyperthyroidism and it will depend on that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep medications: are potentially addictive, have a variety of side effects that can impact daytime functioning & don't address the cause of the insomnia, so they are best used as short-term adjuncts to sleep hygiene, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & medical management of underlying physical & mental disorders. See your doctor for medical & neurological exams, a sleep study & referral to mental health providers. ...Read more
What meds are available for B12 deficiency? What are side affect of each? (injectible meds my B12 levels were 169).
Methylcobalamin: Injectable B12 is the surest way to increase your B12 levels. Injections are usually administered weekly, but i occasionally prescribe them on a daily basis. Methylcobalamin is the most bio-available form of b12, but is slightly more expensive than the traditional cyancobalamin form. Sublingual methylcobalamin is the next most effective way to restore tissue B12 levels. No adverse effects. ...Read more
Zyprexa; Seroquel; : Non-medication treatment and accurate diagnosis are most important 1st steps. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and other asthma inhaler medicines?
Inhalers: I assume you are asking about side effects. All combination inhalers, including advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and Dulera have a steroid component and a long acting bronchodilator. The steroids can cause oral thrush, so you need to drink water after use, the laba can cause you to be jittery, gives you palpitations insomnia. Most are generally well tolerated. Other inhalers have one of the components. ...Read more