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Why Do Some Kids With Retardation Rock Back And Forth
Rock: Mannerisms is sign where they get comfort with focusing on internal stimulation. ...Read more
Hope not : Hopefully there are no more facilities such as bridgewater state hospital or we'll have to rely on mr. Wiseman to expose such crude treatment of people. Male sterilization on someone not competent to sign consent has his conservator or guardian hopefully making the right decision for them. ...Read more
Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?
Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more
Device: Use magnifiers and other devices for low vision to help them read, brighter lights or good lighting. Bigger prints. ...Read more
Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read more
Accidently gave my grandma 4 tablets f deriphylline 150 retard thinking it was her other medication. Is it problematic. She is 86years old. Im panicn?
derihylline 150 reta: Try calling poison control center in your area to get advice as to whether or not you should brng her to the er if she gets sick. ...Read more
Can megared be taken by a 9o yr old. She is taking calcigard retard 2omg , clopivas 75mg and anghizar h?
Go ask your doctor!!: If you or your doc want to add something to your medication regimen, ask him/her about side effects ; interactions. Remember that if you use this site, we're american-trained physicians who probably have no idea about medications in your country, so spelling is important. For instance, i could find no info on anghizar h but did find angizaar h. Check out http://goo.Gl/zmmgqo re interactions. ...Read more
Which NSAID?: Orudis (ketoprofen), retard (diclofenac 100mg extended release) and celebra (celecoxib) are all non-steroidal medication. Celebra is a cox ii specific version which has less effect on platelet function (less bleeding tendency) and somewhat less GI irritation which can be good for some patients. All of the nsaids can cause increased risk of heart attack, stroke, high BP and blood clots. Ask ur doc. ...Read more
Some do some don't: Most older kids and adults will be aware of their learning and performance difficulties when they have milder forms of intellectual impairment. The more profound the impairment, the less likely they are aware of the ramifications. ...Read more
Carbamazepine: A prolonged release form of tegretol (carbamazepine). There are similar products, such as tegretol xr, or carbatrol. These forms of Carbamazepine usually result in less variation in blood levels compared to immediate release forms. This may result in better seizure control and fewer peak dose side effects. ...Read more
Wats VOLTREN RETARD actually used for? I usually hav wrists or ankle pains so i ws prescribed thia but have neva tried it. wats d medication actually
No: Some symptoms are just masked though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dear dr.I used derryfiline retard 300 very often to get relief from breathing problem.Now using inhaler.Which is more effective.
Is it fine to take megared along with calcigard retard 20mg, clopivas 75mg & anghizar h by a 90 yr old. Woman.
Supplements: I am not sure there are any good studies available to answer your question. There is no good evidence to support that a 90 year old woman would need the megared, so i would just stick to her doctor recommended medications. ...Read more
Hello | just took a 100 voltaren retard however I cant remember if I took it already this morning or not I am worried that I over dosed should I worry?
No: If you are not having any symptoms there is no problem with doubling up on this medication. Be sure you have food in your stomach. However, you should devise a system of remembering. Maybe place the bottle in a different location after you take your daily dose. ...Read more
What is the best way to retard Parkinson's in a 84 year old man? He is on Parkinson's medication.
Other then Dopamine agonists, traditional meds for Parkinson's disease, MAO inhibitor and comt inhibitors have been beneficial.
Physical therapy can help to improve mobility, strength, and agility.
Deep brain stimulation has promise - it used for those with advanced cases that do not tolerate medications. It can reduce or eliminate dyskinesia (involuntary movements) and tremor. ...Read more
Our grandson is 10 years old and is only 48" in height. He has hemiplegic headaches. Would that retard growth?
Cause of headaches?: Is there a known cause for his headaches? If so, include that and re-ask the question, please. ...Read more
My wife, age 27, had a seizure on 9th May, 2014. She had one episode seven years ago. At that time she took zen retard tablet for three years.
Cause is important: Finding the cause of the seizure is paramount before any discussion of treatment can be valid. Please help your wife get to the right physician for evaluation. ...Read more
I am on diet and taking a pill named "adipex retard". May I know is it any side effect for my body? Will it spoil my kidney? How long should I stop?
Phentermine: Phentermine can have many side effects, including tachycardia, insomnia, dizziness, constipation, etc. It is metabolized by the liver, so your kidneys won't be directly affected. Most treatment courses last no more than 6 wks; this drug can be habit forming, and dangerous side effects can occur if it is stopped abruptly. Please be sure you are seeing a physician while taking this drug. ...Read more
I have "IBS" I'm using a drug "Duspatalin retard" my question is how long can I use it and which food i should & shouldn't have it, + general advise ?
Occasional use: We don't use this drug in the United States. However, it is is used for IBS elsewhere It causes dry mouth and constipation though. Constipation is not good for people with IBS long term unless all other measures that are safer and more healthy have failed.. High fiber diets, sometimes very high, with gas-x, exercise and stress reduction techniques are better ways. Avoid Splenda, sorbitol. ...Read more
How to retard cataract formation in elderly patients ?Are there any glasses/medications for same ?
Factors: Although nothing besides surgery can cure cataracts, there are factors to control that can help not speed up the formation. These include: uv protective eyewear, no tobacco smoking, eating a antioxidant-rich nutritious diet, controlling diabetes, maintaining controlled blood pressure, possibly vegetarian diet. Controversy still exists in the optimal balance of modifiable risk factors. ...Read more
I m taking Colofac retard 200 mg for 1 week now twice a day. After my 1st glass of wine today I noticed some red dots in parts of my body.
Try stopping med: Anytime you are on a new medication and develop a rash there is the possibility that the medication is causing it. However, red dots after wine may be a result of the wine more then the medication. If you are otherwise feeling well, stop the wine and see if spots resolve. If they continue, talk to your doctor about stopping the medication. ...Read more
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