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Why Do Doctors Prescribe Lovenox With Some Thing Ealse
Depends: On why you are getting lovenox (enoxaparin). If it's for deep vein thrombosis, and their are no other risks, it will often stop after 6 months. If it's for pulmonary embolism, anticoagulation should go for at least a year. If there is an underlying hypercoaguable state (cancer, enzyme deficiency, other chronic illnesses) it may be given indefinitely. In pregnancy, it would continue until after delivery. ...Read more
Why does my doctor have me come off warfarin 5 days before a surgical procedure and take lovenox (enoxaparin) instead?
Because...: Your doctor does not want you to bleed during the surgery and in the same time your doctor does not want you to develop another kind of blood clots while you are not taking your warfarin. That is why your doctor wants you to stop the warfarin and bridged you on the Lovenox (enoxaparin) while you are off the warfarin. Please discuss with your doctor for other question. ...Read more
Doc Im19 weeks preg, from week 5 taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 20 mg daily (due to very early 2 miscarriages before), now tummy is bigger. Where can I inject now?
Anywhere on tummy: It's still fine to do the injections anywhere over your tummy even as it grows. The injections are superficial, they don't go into the uterus. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?
DVT keep coming back while I'm on Xarelto + Plavix. Now my doctor give Lovenox, (enoxaparin) 0.6 ml/once a day. Good choice?
Good choice, yes: Optimal dose is 1 mg/kg but get expert opinion because you have thrombophilia (prone to clots). Need to check if you have a genetic condition or even some pts developed recurrent clots as an initial sign of a malignancy ...Read more
Doc, what causes burning sensation on hand left palm with some veins are visible on week 20 of pregnancy? I'm taking lovenox (enoxaparin) injection from week 5 aps
Carpel tunnel syndro: Burning dysaesthetic pain derives from nerve injury or compression. Hand digits 1-3 are covered by median nerve; the 4-5 digits, ulnar nerve. Pregnancy with its systemic volume expansion (blood, serum, etc.), the carpal tunnel, housing the median nerve, gets narrowed. ...Read more
I see alot of doctors prescribe prilosec instead of nexium (esomeprazole) why is that? I thought it does the same thing.
Correct - insurance?: Prilosec (omeprazole:10, 20mg) is available generic, and likely better covered by US insurance formularies. Nexium (esomeprazole: 40mg i.e. double) is an isomer (same chemical formula) with some property differences but not generic. Several other "proton pump inhibitors" available too, working by same mechanism. Some patients still may respond better with one over other, depending on the patient ...Read more
Yes: It will hurt your pocketbook. Hcg shots are a worthless way to lose weight. It is given by quacks to make you nauseated - which is why pregnant women have nausea in the first trimester - their own hcg. If HCG is given orally as drops it will be digested in the stomach like any protein and be ineffective in causing nausea and weight loss. ...Read more
Is there a such thing as medical marijuana? If so which doctor prescribes? What affect does long term marijuana do to the body?
Not in Texas: If you decide this is for you, don't expect any physician in Texas would risk his/her license to prescribe it for you. Move to Colorado or another permissive state and you can find out what their restrictions are. ...Read more
Accutane caused me to have rosacea and I'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?
Accutane is a vitamin a derivative used to treat acne. It is fda approved but has siginificant potential side effect and should only be used in stubborn to clear acne or widespread pustular acne which does not respond to more traditional topical and oral medications. Rosacea should be a temporary side effect from the Accutane and should clear once you are off the medicine.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?
Healthier Suggestion: How about we figure out why a 23-year-old woman has insomnia that is so pervasive she needs to be tried on so many different sleeping medications that don't seem to work? Don't you agree that finding the root cause would be the better solution? Be happy to guide you as a neurologist. Write to me @ www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Bipolar and: Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for mood regulation in bipolar disorder, but can be very helpful as well in the treatment of explosive anger and irritability, and as an augmenting medication alongside antidepressants that have only been partially effective. It can also be used in the treatment of thought disorders. ...Read more
Depends: Your doctor may prescribe you medication if your condition requires it. However, he may need to do some tests to rule out other possible causes or just to determine one before he does so. ...Read more
Conventional docs: May not suggest 5htp but a few may. Please don't take this along w/pharmaceutical meds because it will confuse the dose for your doc. 5htp is closer to serotonin than tryptophan (which turkey is famous for) and works more effectively for mild to moderate depression. A natural doc or alternative ; comp. Practitioner can help. ...Read more
No: Can't prescribe benzodiazapines on HealthTap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctors: True, but most doctors would be hesitant to prescribe medicines not belonging to their specialty field especially on long-term basis. ...Read more
No easy answer: It is difficult to say why your doctor won't prescribe a stronger pain medication without knowing the details of your specific clinical situation. However, rarely is pain medication the answer as these are only pain "maskers", whereas we want to look for the source of the pain and treat the cause of the pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Good drug!: Serzone is related to trazadone, an earlier ad that put people to sleep. It is an effective antidepressant with low toxicity. The antidepressant action of Nefazodone is thought to be dependent on its ability to block postsynaptic serotonin type-2 receptors and inhibit presynaptic serotonin reuptake. Nefazodone also blocks norepinephrine reuptake. As effective as newer ssris. ...Read more
Many, many reasons: Most doctors, like most people, have negative attitudes about people with substance use disorders, and particularly with opioid use disorders. It takes an eight hour course, and involves caring for often complicated and difficult patients. Despite this, many thousands of physicians have gotten waivers; unfortunately, only a small fraction are using these waivers to treat even modest numbers. ...Read more
Trileptal: Depends on the age, condition being treated, use as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy, and your kidney's health. Highest dose I am aware of is 2, 400mg. Per day in divided doses. ...Read more
Training: Conventional medical training does not usually include extensive training in all modalities and healing systems encompassed by "alternative medicine." many of these, such as tcm, acupuncture, and homeopathy really do require years of study to do them well -- and some physicians do take this. Some also take fellowships to become at least familiar with these areas: www. Azcim. Org. ...Read more
Yes: But please be honest with provider if you aren't going to take them or haven't been taking them. ...Read more
Narcotic?: Are you referring specifically to narcotics. Narcotics can be addictive and many patients may respond to other classes of medications or non-pharmacologic treatments. ...Read more
Healthtap: As far as I know, Healthtap physicians are still based out of the US. Take care. ...Read more
Not your call.: I am always "frightened"by patients who believe they need pain meds, usually, no always meaning narcotics. They almost always have "tasted" these drugs before, frequently inappropriately! Your doctor is the best arbitor of this, hopefully a creditable one. Very few patients need narcotic therapy. Narcotics are grossly overprescribed! You are male-they will kill your masculinity! Great trade off! ...Read more
Metabolism: the sum: Of the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism and that provide energy for vital processes and for synthesizing new organic material. Body metabolism burns calories to fuel its functions and speeding up metabolism is a method to burn fat and lose weight. ...Read more
Placebos: Placebos are used in blinded drug clinical trials, one group would receive drug and the other placebo. Patients must have written consent to participate in drug trials. Were you given drug samples? Are you participating in a clinical trial? Please consult with your doctor re your concerns. ...Read more
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