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How is OTC racepinefrin/asthmanefrin same basic medication as former avail epinefrin/primetine mist. How does the race added to standard inhaled epi?
Racemization: The racemic or combination form of Epinephrine makes the product more stable and has a longer shelf life. The d-form has less side effect than the natural r-form in terms of rapid heart rate and increase in bp. The d-form has a lower side effect as mentioned but has a more sustained effect. The side effect precludes frequent use so need sustained effect, and the combo is more stable. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm just confused on understanding the basics of this medication, are the side effects and adverse effects the ame thing for this medication?
Yes: But please sit down with your pharmacist who can provide medication education to you for that particular medication. ...Read more
It is possible that a physician assistant prescribe basic medications for family members or friends?
Not recommended: Not recommended, but they can, but are prohibited from prescribing controlled substance to family members just like physicians are, check your own states rules. ...Read more
I have nodular cystic acne. I was on medication like retinoid for 20 days, but still it recurred. Please give me basic tips for this.
Mega T Green Tea: Unless the drug test is looking for caffeine (which is in these supplements) along with other substances usually checked for, it's unlikely to be positive. And unless the basic vitamins are adulterated in some way, they will not trigger a positive drug test either. That said, mega green tea says its contents are "proprietary, " meaning you don't know amounts of constituents from the label. ...Read more
Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?
See below: Depends. My test shows it but I specifically have it in the panel. It will not be tested for by test for benzo or barb but the police test may be more. Comprehensive ...Read more
I see the basic side effects of clonaz and pax. Hopefully I will be off by 1 yr w therapy. What are these drugs really doing to my body, cns, brain?
Body: Its unlikely that they are causing your body and brain serious harm. There are risks with long term clonazepam use but at your age I would expect them to be minimal. If you are stopping your medication do so slowly and in conduction with your MD. Both your meds can be challenging to stop. ...Read more
If the doctor takes a basic urine or blood sample that isn't intended to test for drugs, will he/she see any levels of thc?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more