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At 9 weeks I'm 3 months right?

At 9 weeks I'm 3 months right?

Not quite yet: Most months have 4 weeks in them, so you are a little over 2 months pregnant. I always use that old poem: "Thirty days hath September, April, June, & November. All the rest have 31, except February, etc." If all goes well, & it often does, you'll get there in a couple of weeks.Remember, dating the age of an unborn baby is approximate and not written in stone.Good luck, eat smart, happy thoughts! ...Read more

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Is citalopram 20 mg. Good 3 months after expiration date?

Is citalopram 20 mg. Good 3 months after expiration date?

Yes-- but: It is still functional-- but if it is that old, it sounds like you are no longer under a doctor's care. It is never a good idea to take medicine unless your doctor knows about it. You might have been placed on new medicines that interact with it, or, at the very least, you need to have someone to call if you have side effects. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more

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Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Drug interactions
  Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

Gerd: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Carafate are good combination, either you can leave of the Carafate during travel and may be okay with that, if symptoms bothers off of Carafate, try ranitidine 150 mg at night.l ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time ? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time ? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo

Yes.: Yes. Trouble is that it may become malignant. The rate is 0.25% per year. You need to be followed with yearly endoscopic examination and biopsy of suspected spots. Nexium is a good drug for Barrett's esophagus. ...Read more

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My husband is taking mestinon, (pyridostigmine) methotrexate, and prednisone for myasthenia gravis. Are all 3 needed?

My husband is taking mestinon, (pyridostigmine) methotrexate, and prednisone for myasthenia gravis.  Are all 3 needed?

Quite possibly: About 1/3 can see spontaneous remission, 1/3 stabilize on chronic medications, and 1/3 have progressive difficulties. In appropriate candidates, minimally invasive thoracic surgery to remove thymus (thymectomy) can possibly cure or stabilize disease or decrease amount and/or types of meds. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd. ...Read more

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Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg  but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?

Diet and uric acid: Yes.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nitrofur mac 50mg caps for 3 months?

Is it safe to use nitrofur mac 50mg caps for 3 months?

No: Nitrofurantoin can cause numerous toxic side-effects, including interstitial pneumonia. Would discuss with your doctor and assess relative risks and benefits. Must be alternative therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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24 YO Male. Trigs were 500+. Lipids: Total & Trigs~200/LDL 115/HDL 39. Dx E88.81 & E66.01 54mg/Tricor. Myalgia w/ statins & tricor (fenofibrate). Any suggestions?

24 YO Male. Trigs were 500+. Lipids: Total & Trigs~200/LDL 115/HDL 39.  Dx E88.81 & E66.01 54mg/Tricor. Myalgia w/ statins & tricor (fenofibrate). Any suggestions?

I need more info: In young patients like this I've sometimes had remarkably good results with diet, exercise and weight loss. Before I can give an informed opinion I'd like to know some more information: family medical history of lipid disorders, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, obesity, and personal details including illnesses, medications, liver enzymes, BMI. Maybe you would like a video consult ...Read more

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Can you overdose from taking 3 or 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Can you overdose from taking 3 or 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Yes: Different people have different sensitivities to narcotics and hydrocodone, the active narcotic in norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no different. Particularly when combined with other medications or alcohol, taking 3 or 4 Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tablets could result in a fatal overdose. ...Read more

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I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?

I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?

Hypothyroidism: Eltroxin (levothyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism. If your TSH is 18, then you probably need an increase in dose of your eltroxin, although 100 mcg is probably enough to make you feel better, but a dose that normalizes your TSH will make you feel normal. Make sure you take it on an empty stomach and without hot liquids. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Are there different kinds of pregnancy tests?

Yes: Most currently available pregnancy tests are about the some. Dsome of them are for testing urine and some are for testing blood. ...Read more

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Can i take panax ginseng with zantrex 3 pills?

Can i take panax ginseng with zantrex 3 pills?

Unknown: Nobody knows what will happen if those two non-medications are taken together. They are not fda approved medications, which means they may not have any good research, reliable data, verified quality control, etc., etc, ... It's a "use at your own risk" situation, but one can feel a bit more confident about it if one finds no news reports of bad side effects on the news or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can gain weight from zantrex 3?

Is there any way i can gain weight from zantrex 3?

Nobody knows.: Natural supplements are rarely tested for anything - effectiveness or side effects. So, no one really knows anything about it, though lots of people pretend they do. ...Read more