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What Otc Medications Are Okay To Use While On Probation
Depends: As a physician and a law enforcement officer, your use of over the counter medications will depend on the stipulations of your probation. Except for extreme circumstances, plain tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or Aspirin should be fine. Be cautious, however, about pain medication mixed with decongestants as this sometimes causes problems with probationers. Check with your probation officer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can clonazepam 1 mg show up dirty for any kind of drug on a 4 panel drug test that parole and probation use?
Declare your Rx: In most jurisdictions patients are encouraged to take their prescribed medications, including clonazepam. As long as you have a current prescription in your name and are taking the medicine as prescribed, the safest course would be to notify the PO in advance that you are taking prescription medication. (be prepared to show proof.) going off meds you need is a much greater risk for most. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my brothers on probation and recent failed a urine drug screen. He has struggled w addictions for the longest?
Hitting bottom: To get clean ; sober it's said one must hit bottom. Ppl think that means something really bad must happen. But some ppl have really bad things happen ; keep using. Bottom isn't what happens, but the emotional realization that it isn't working, that it's too painful to go on using. You can't keep yr bro sober ; you can't do anything to make him use. Al-anon mtgs help family of alcoholics, try it! ...Read more
Is there a hair follicle test that can detect LSD use by my teen? She tells me it can't be tested and switched from pot for that reason. I am at a loss for what to do. She was arrested for possession of pot and is on probation with random drug tests.
What happens to our bodies when we take prescirbed and OTC medications unecesarily or not for their intended use?
Depends on variables: Some prescribed or otc meds have a rather safe general profile and do little harm. However, any drug that is strong enough to be effective when used appropriately, may be strong enough to do significant damage when used wrong. Some individuals also can have an unexpected toxic reaction to any medication and die from a single dose. ...Read more
Im here in ksa, its been a week now im suffering from hemorrhoids, can you please help what should I do and what OTC medications I should use?
Care of hemorrhoids: Medical therapies for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice, laxatives and probiotics to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungal), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If the medical therapy fails to control, hemorrhoids, then ask for surgical referral. There are surgeries available to help you. ...Read more
What is the safest OTC medication for insomnia? I am taking lorazepam but i don't use it for insomnia. I use it for gad.
I like melatonin.: Valerian root ; chamomile are also popular. Insure that you use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 2 weeks: Most problems treated with otc should resolve quickly. ...Read more