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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the highest dose a doc will prescribe with Trileptal?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the highest dose a doc will prescribe with Trileptal?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I went to my doctor and told her how I have a lot of anxiety. She prescribed me trileptal. Sources say it's for bipolar. Will it also help anxiety?

I went to my doctor and told her how I have a lot of anxiety. She prescribed me trileptal. Sources say it's for bipolar. Will it also help anxiety?

Trileptal: Anxiety can certainly come with bipolar disorder, especially if you're on zoloft (sertraline) without a mood stabilizing medication. Trileptal can help stabilize your mood, and thus help with anxiety too. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on this, as it sounds like your situation may be more complex than most primary care physicians like to manage on their own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My two and half month baby has muscus in his chest and cough. Doc prescribe me mucum syrup. Is it good for young babies? M giving him

Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
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My two and half month baby has muscus in his chest and cough. Doc prescribe me mucum syrup. Is it good for young babies? M giving him

No OTC medication: For common colds The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) does not recommend cough and colds medicine for children younger than 4 years of age. FDA even go further. No cough and cold medicine for children younger 6 years of age. Also no antibiotics too. Expect course of common colds in infant can last up to 14 days. Treatment: supportive care with warm fluid, nasal irrigation, suction, cool mist ...Read more

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Hi doc im 27yrs old suffrng frm cough any good medicin u prescribe?

Hi doc im 27yrs old suffrng frm cough any good medicin u prescribe?

Find the cause: A cough can have different sources, you need to find what is making you cough and treat the problem not the symptom, see your doctor about your cough. ...Read more

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Why would the doctor prescribe an inhaler for my child's cough when she doesn't have asthma?

Why would the doctor prescribe an inhaler for my child's cough when she doesn't have asthma?

Bronchial constrictn: Most inhalers give a medication used to relieve bronchial constriction. This is common in asthma, but can also be produced in many respiratory illnesses. This includes those caused by the cold virus RSV and many others. ...Read more

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If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

If I feel the need for a prescription for nasal steroids and cough syrup why can't doctors on app prescribe it.?

Prescription limits.: Physicians run into all sorts of limitations.
Some may not carry prescription rights in your state.
Some may or choose not to prescribe narcotics.
Others feel reluctant unless there is a face to face meeting beyond video.
Some are afraid that if they start you on a medication they would not be able to follow up on your progress.
There are a litany of reasons. ...Read more

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My daughter have cough with thick mucus. Doctor prescribe cefixime for 5 days. Why antibiotic for just cough?

My daughter have cough with thick mucus. Doctor prescribe cefixime for 5 days. Why antibiotic for just cough?

URI: Difficult to know since your doctor was able to examine her and we cannot. She may have had strep throat, sinus infection, and so on. Or it is possible that the doctor was just playing it safe. ...Read more

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My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?

My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?

Revisit or: Second opinion are needed. Not all coughs require antibiotics: 80++% of upper respiratory infections are viral. More importantly is cough control and several excellent Rxs are available. Until seen again use Delsym DB every 13 hrs if not allergic to this medicine. ...Read more

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Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?

Would a physician prescribe cough syrup for severe sore throat pain possibly associated with strep throat?

Possibly: Might if you have a cough? There are some cough meds that could possibly numb the back of the throat. It would depend on what exactly you were prescribed. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about cancer since I began developing a few symptoms of agranulocytosis after 4th week of latuda (lurasidone)/trileptal? Doc ended latuda (lurasidone) 2day

Should I be worried about cancer since I began developing a few symptoms of agranulocytosis after 4th week of latuda (lurasidone)/trileptal? Doc ended latuda (lurasidone) 2day

What is a symptom...: Of agranulocytosis? A symptom is a physical sensation you experience. What physical sensation are you experiencing? A blood test is not a symptom. A blood test is a blood test. Why would you worry about cancer instead of drug-induced suppression of neutrophil production? ...Read more

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Started on 150mg of Trileptal 2x day for a week. Went to 300x2 day after a week and now have terrible migraines. Waiting for doctor to call back tomorrow. Is it safe to take 150x2 a day until then?

Started on 150mg of Trileptal 2x day for a week. Went to 300x2 day after a week and now have terrible migraines. Waiting for doctor to call back tomorrow. Is it safe to take 150x2 a day until then?

Yes.: The most common side-effect of Trileptal is headaches (31%), dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, vomitting and visual blurring. If you didn't have problems with 150 mg. Bid, go back to that dose. ...Read more

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Should I go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman

Should I go to a doctor about my high blood pulse? I have been dealing with a serious chest pain, difficulty taking deep breaths at some points, and a high blood pulse consistently of 126. However, I am currently taking medications such as trileptal, aman

Chest: Chest pain and tachycardia (high heart rate) are serious symptoms that need to be investigated right away. A heart rate of 126 is not normal regardless of what medication you are taking.
You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing including an ekg. You may be dealing with coronary artery disease. If this is suspected further work up and evaluation by a cardiologist is in order.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate discomfort (no headaches tho) from swelling/edema until I can be seen by my doctor? Possibly hyponatremia due to trileptal.

How can I alleviate discomfort (no headaches tho) from swelling/edema until I can be seen by my doctor? Possibly hyponatremia due to trileptal.

Salt restriction: Always best. Loop diuretics can be used in hyponatremia from Trileptal (causing siadh). Hyponatremia from Trileptal should be treated with water restriction if no alternative to Trileptal is available. ...Read more

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My heart gets fast (160-180) beats a minute. Could Trileptal cause this? Why does the rapid heart make me cough? It only lasts 5 minutes or so.

My heart gets fast (160-180) beats a minute. Could Trileptal cause this? Why does the rapid heart make me cough? It only lasts 5 minutes or so.

Not likely: You have an arrhythmia. If you've never had heart disease, it's likely a paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation. Trileptal isn't known to cause either. Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine can contribute. A 24 hour or 30 day event monitor can diagnose it accurately. There are many treatments that are helpful. Arrhythmias often make people feel the need to cough. ...Read more

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I have regular coughs and I know I should see a doctor but I can't afford it right now. Can someone prescribe me with some medicine. I don't smoke im 21?

I have regular coughs and I know I should see a doctor but I can't afford it right now. Can someone prescribe me with some medicine. I don't smoke im 21?

Persistent Cough?: Please find a free medical clinic and get diagnosed to be sure it is not more than just a cough. They can rx treatment you need if any. If it is nothing to be concerned about you can use otc cough meds short term however get diagnosed. ...Read more

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Our daughter is just 11 months since monday she is having flu and caugh. Our doctor proscribed oral salbutamole. Is it saft to give it?

Our daughter is just 11 months since monday she is having flu and caugh. Our doctor proscribed oral salbutamole. Is it saft to give it?

Influenza: Your daughter needs a full history and exam by MD. Full term baby? Any ICU admits? Did she get the flu vaccine this year? Is she comfortable or grunting and breathing quickly? If she does not have asthma or wheezing she may just require nasal saline mist and a humidifier, Tylenol drops ATC to control any fever. Any difficulty breathing is emergency. I like nasal swabs test for mult pathogens. C md ...Read more

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I need help! My dad seems to have this cough for what seems like weeks now and is not getting any better, even after being prescribed medications by his local doctor it still hasn't worked, and its a severe type of cough where he can't stop and not enough

I need help! My dad seems to have this cough for what seems like weeks now and is not getting any better, even after being prescribed medications by his local doctor it still hasn't worked, and its a severe type of cough where he can't stop and not enough

Chronic cough....: Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause (COPD, asthma, CHF, etc.)GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. Before a cough like this can be treated, it must first be diagnosed because each of these possibilities has an entirely different treatment. If your dad is smoking, he needs to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. A lung doctor can help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Mucum syrup m giving to my one n half month old baby as my doc prescribed. Is it ok as he is young. He has cough and chest muscus allergy?

Mucum syrup m giving to my one n half month old baby as my doc prescribed. Is it ok as he is young. He has cough and chest muscus allergy?

Not recommended: In a young child, it is not recommended to give any cough or allergy medications. Using a cool humidifier and using nasal saline and a bulb suction to remove the congestion is recommended. If he is breathing rapidly or using his abdominal muscles to breathe or having difficulty breathing, he should be checked by doctor. Also any fever should be evaluated by MD. ...Read more

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I am having bad cough from last 5 days, I had teczine am once a day prescribed by a doctor and now I am having fever 102*f! doctor is out of town!

I am having bad cough from last 5 days, I had teczine am once a day prescribed by a doctor and now I am having fever 102*f! doctor is out of town!

Need treatment: Likely a significant infection, get mplenty of fluids, Acetaminophen for the fever & if not better within 12whs get medical evaluation.

If doc not available get er or acute care facility help. ...Read more

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Why would the doctor prescribed albuterol for cough, and prednisolone for cough also for a 6 years old kid?

Why would the doctor prescribed albuterol for cough, and prednisolone for cough also for a 6 years old kid?

RAD?: If they examined your child and/or know their previous medical history and problems, etc, they could possibly be treating a condition such as reactive airway disease, which can do well with those medications. Ask the Rx doctor to get the real answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a productive cough and chest infection. My doctor prescribed me clarithomycin but nothing happens plz tell something more effective?

I have a productive cough and chest infection. My doctor prescribed me clarithomycin but nothing happens plz tell something more effective?

Maybe Viral: The chest infection may be viral and will not respond to any antibiotic. Clarithromycin is a good broad spectrum antibiotic for a chest infection. Get some Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM to help with your symptoms. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more