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Which Gout Treatments Really Work Long Term
There are many: Probenecid (benemid, probalan) and sulfinpyrazone (anturane) are the standard uricosurics. A more potent uricosuric, benzbromarone, may work for people with severe tophaceous gout and kidney impairment when other drugs do not. In some studies, benzbromarone was equal to or even more effective than allopurinol, another type of antihyperuricemic drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?
You would have : To give us the ingredients of the said compound to be able to answer that. A compound is a mixture of medications but without knowing which ingredients can't answer the question.... ...Read more
What is the long term effects of taking heart burn medication like prilosec? I heard it can thin your hair? Is this true? Any other long term effects?
I've heard long term PPI use is very bad. How can I control GERD without medicine? Are extreme diets the only option?
PPI use: Yes long-term use of these medications can lead to bad outcomes down the line. Have you had an evaluation with a gastroenterologist? Have you had an EGD? In certain conditions, the benefits of using these medications long-term can greatly outweigh the potential side effects. This is best determined on an individual basis. Also, there are certain dietary restrictions that can be extremely helpful to alleviate the symptoms although it can be difficult for most people to follow these restrictions ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does selenium sulfide reduce tinea versicolor? Are there risks to long term use as a treatment?
Anxiety is best: treated with cognitive behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, practice of the Relaxation Response (see book of the same name by Benson). Medication may play a role but don't rely on that alone. Behavioral techniques taught by a clinical psychologist are long-lasting and will help in other areas beyond the present-day stressors. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is Selegeline bad for liver,Is there any problem for long term therapy? Will it work on my Dopamine-repondsive distonia.Can i combine it with Baclofen
Selegilene: Interesting question. The simple answer to your first question is that selegiline is relatively safe for the liver, unless there is pre-existing liver disease. The main risk of selegiline is heart disease for patients with a history of heart attacks or those who use other medicines that affect the heart. Considering the other medicines you use, selegiline should be safe. ...Read more
For 57+ F is consumption of Zedfit (collagen peptide) safe for long term ? How much real benefit does it have for osteoarthritis treatment ?
No proven benefit: Here in the States, we're allowed to sell dietary supplements w/o 1st proving either safety or benefit, which is different from medications (both prescription & over-the-counter) where we have to prove both before marketing. With that in mind, there's no proof of safety in consuming collagen peptide nor of benefit for osteoarthritis. It doesn't mean it's not safe or doesn't work. Just no proof. ...Read more
How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.
Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is cranial shock therapy? Does it help long term for depression patients ? What side effects can there be with this ?
Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective?
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can antidepressant drugs really cure depression ... How much a degree of 10 can you give for antidepressant drugs as an effective treatment ?
From a Ph.D.'s POV: I'd think more of 'resolve' and manage than cure, but drugs do seem helpful for more severe cases especially in combo with coordinated CBT therapy. That's where you can learn skills to use throughout your life. Rating scales don't work for this - what you invest will make it successful. If it's mild to moderate - therapy and you together can avoid side effects or, at least minimize doses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does long-standing Hyperadrenergic state require long-term treatment,or can it be a short fix with med like Labetalol to get system back into balance?
Hyperadrenergic Stat: The most important factor is finding out why you are "hyperadrenergic"? Is there a pituitary, adrenal or thyroid gland tumor of dysfunction or are you hypersensitive to epinephrine, do you have dysautonomia due to histamine from degranulation of mast cells and excessive vasodilation. beta blocker use in the wrong situation can lead to significant risk (e.g. dysautonomia). ...Read more
Not likely effective: As is true for almost all supplements, there are no legitimate studies that show that these products do anything helpful for you. They are not regulated by the FDA. At one time, one of the products made by Hydroxycut was taken off the market because of causing liver problems. ...Read more
Can long term steroids cause depression ?And what is the alternative because i take it daily for having sle ?
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