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What's The Normal Daily Dose For Meclzine
I take 50mg atenelol daily at 7pm, but I can't remember if I took it tonight. Should I wait and take my normal dose tomorrow night?
Wait: If you take an extra dose of the blood pressure / heart medication it could lower blood pressure or pulse too much and risk dizziness or passing out. Blood pressure may be higher if in fact you did not take your dose earlier, but if blood pressure is generally under control missing one dose is less risk. ...Read more
I went from 40 mg betapace (sotalol) 2x a day to 40mg at night. Will 40mg provide any real benefits since normal dose is 80 mg 2 daily?
Betapace (sotalol): Some patients are sensitive to Betapace (sotalol) and will get a therapeutic benefit. However, Betapace (sotalol) lasts 8-12 hours ...Read more
I am told Black kohosh mimics estrogen. Could taking daily recommended dose give false normal estrogen in bloodtest? And mask perimenopausal status?
What's the max dose of Ativan daily one could take while beginning 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram)? Very anxious, normal dose isn't as effective right now....
What is the normal dose for clonazepam to battle anxiety. I was put on 1mg daily. Is that high?? Too much??
1mg/day may be ok: Clonazepam is a long acting benzodiazxepine in the same family as alprazolam (xanax); however it is much longer acting with a half life of up to 30-36 hrs. Many patients do fine on 1mg/day but other need up to 3-4mg per day, depending upon the severity and pattern of their anxiety and their individual metabolism, as some folks are rapid and some are slow metabolizers for clonazepam. ...Read more
Have had over 5 alcoholic drinks 20 hours ago. Can I start taking pain-relievers, particulary paracetamol at a normal daily doses?
Paracetamol is available otc without a prescription. Drinking a small amount of alcohol while taking paracetamol is usually safe as long as you follow the advice above.
Paracetamol should be used with caution if you have certain health conditions, such as liver problems.
Caution is the best way to approach the use of paracetamol and alcohol. ...Read more
What is the max daily dose of klonopin (clonazepam) can I take on a need basis when my anxiety gets acute. I normally take 0.75 regularly.
Depends: Depending on your health history, 4 mg per day is the maximum dose. You should discuss this with the physician prescribing the medication as he/she will better understand you medical condition. ...Read more
Hi. I was slightly vit D deficient so took daily dose of vit d supp. Now levels are normal as I got another blood test. Should the supp be stopped?
Keep it up: You became vitamin D deficient for some reason, probably because your dietary intake is low and you don't get a lot of sunlight. Unless your physician directs otherwise, stay on your supplement and/or address one of these factors. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pharmacist gave me 500ui d2 to take daily will it raise vitamin d inssuficiency (40nmol/l) to normal? Is it a low dose??
DON'T TAKE D2!!!:
STOP TAKING Vit D2 immediately. An analysis of 50 studies showed those who take D3 had a 6% decrease in mortality whereas D2 actually increased mortality by 2%!
NO ONE SHOULD TAKE D2!
See http://bit. Ly/1hC250m
Please stop D2. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day of D3 to achieve optimal levels. See
Please share this info with the pharmacist and/or the doc who prescribed D2!!! ...Read more
For certain people..: There are some studies to suggest that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent utis in woman who have had numerous previous utis. This is about the only group that has shown some benefit. For those who have never had a uti, it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't help to treat a uti, either. It doesn't seem to help males. ...Read more
I take. 25mg of clonazepam every night. I take 50mg atenolol split dose daily. I feel lightheaded at times. BP NORMAL HR NORMAL. Why??
Normally take loestrin daily at 10 pm, missed a dose same night I had unprotected sex, took it the next morning at 8:30 am. Do I need to take plan B?
No: The amount of contraceptive protection stays the same in such a situation, if no other pills are late or missed during that cycle. Once can keep taking her pills on schedule, meaning she should take her regular pill that night at 10 p.m. (after taking the late pill at 8:30 a.m. earlier that same day). In life, contraceptive pills work very well, but there is never 100% protection from pills. ...Read more
Is mild abdominal pain a normal symptom of colchicine? I'm taking 0.6 mg daily for pericarditis, but I just took half dose due to abdominal pain.
Does propolis help with positive hbsag, hbeab, hbcab, even though alt, ast, ggt, alp are all normal? How much should be the daily dose? How to take?
Not well supported: Use of propolis for hepatitis, as well as many other problems is found throughout the internet, with "studies" quoted. However these are not very extensive or well done. It may not do much of anything, but should not hurt, other than cost. While normal enzymes can be good, the worry would be long term scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) which can also result in normal numbers. Get regular care. ...Read more
I'm on 180mg x2 daily fexofenadine and cimetidine for mast cells but even this dose is not helping my hay fever-is normal considering it's a high dose?
30ml of Lactulose and 2 doses (34grams) of Miralax daily for life. Is this safe? GI prescribed this since it's the only thing to help. CT normal.
It is ok: Yes it is ok as long as recommended by your Gastroenterologist ...Read more
My gp prescribed 1 spray (27.5 mg of fluticasone furoate) in each nostril twice daily. Will this cause more side effects? Is the dose normal? Thanks
Veramyst: While the usual dose for Fluticasone Furoate (veramyst) is 1-2 sprays each nostril once a day for adults, it is not unusual to adjust the dose for a particular person's needs. Higher doses may help initially, then many docs will step down to the lowest effective dose. In general nasal steroid sprays are pretty safe and significant side effects would not be seen at twice a day. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass in 05 and I have developed a vitamin defficiency. Taking 975 mg fe. What is normal daily dose of vitamin d for grown woman?
Vitamin D: For my gastric bypass patients with a vitamin d deficiency, if their level is greater than 20ng/ml I usually give them 1000 international units per day, and sometimes 5000 iu a day. If their level is below 20ng/ml, I give them a prescription for high dose vitamin d. 50, 000iu once a week for 6 weeks in addition to 1000iu daily. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant. Taking 50mg of levothiroxine daily. TSH/T4 perfectly normal a month ago. Baby super active, measuring 40 percentile. I'm loosing considerably weight and appetite since a week, could this be related to current dose at this stage?
Possible: The dose of levothyroxine required does vary through pregnancy and after delivery. Discuss your weight loss and loss of appetite with your OB at your next visit. Normally these should be weekly at this point in pregnancy and you should be being weighed every visit. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
Take 1600 mg Omega 3 daily. Is it safe to take low dose 81 mg aspirin daily? Get headaches and optical migraine.-normal brain MRI in 2014,
77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?
Max. Metformin: Hi. The maximum effective dose is 1, 000 mg (1 gram) twice daily. The maximum approved dose is 850 mg three times/day; no one I know uses that, because it's no more effective than the 1 gram twice/day. ...Read more
It varies: By and large, dosages of major psychopharmacological agents have to be carefully and individually determined. In adults Risperidone dosages range from 0.5 mg twice a day to 4 mg twice a day, although in some psychiatric conditions could go a bit higher. There is a risk of side effects, such as muscle stiffness and shaking as well as mask face. Long term effects like tardive diskinesia are serious ...Read more
Risperidone dosing: Guide: RISPERDAL® can be administered once or twice daily. Initial dosing is 2 mg per day. May increase the dose at intervals of 24 hours or greater, in increments of 1 to 2 mg per day, as tolerated, to a recommended dose of 4 to 8 mg per day. In some patients, slower titration may be appropriate. However prescriber MUST determine individual needs which vary greatly. Best regards. ...Read more
No.: Although everyone's definition of diarrhea may vary somewhat, having diarrhea on a daily basis would be definitely abnormal. Please make an appointment to see your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Dr Advice: The doctor wrote your prescription for you personally. I would not exceed his recommendations on the rx. If you do not feel it is relieving you pain, then discuss this with him. Do not self adjust. ...Read more
Low BP: Your BP will be lowered somewhat. If you get dizzy, avoid being on your feet, using dangerous equipment or driving for 24 hours. Depending on the med, dose, and its effect, you may very well not even notice the difference. ...Read more