Questions tagged [medications]

Questions related to intake, use, safety, side effects, pharmacokinetics, or any other aspect of a drug prescribed by a physician.

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Quick way to determine if a medication is processed in the kidneys or liver?

What is a quick way to determine if a medication is processed in the kidneys or liver (or elsewhere)? For example, let's take a few common medications: acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen....
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Suffering from Gout problem need help? [closed]

I am 17 years old teenager, recently my joint at ankles got swollen, I thought its normal but next day I was unable to walk due pain in joint. So we wentt to Doctor using mine blood reports and in ...
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Is it possible to spread cough even if I'm not coughing?

I don't have a cough but sometimes when I go into a place a moment later a person starts to cough. Last time I met my friend that I didn't seen for a long time, having some conversation after a few ...
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What could be the reason for difference in adverse effects profile between original and generic Clopidogrel?

I was consulted on the following clinical case: An elderly woman (over 65 years old) on Plavix due to 2 CVAs in the last few years. Six months ago treatment was changed to a generic Clopidogrel ...
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Long term effects of an allergy pill? Loratadine

Are there any studies/effects of long term use of an allergy pill? I use Loratadine to help control my environmental allergies but I'm concerned about it being an every-day thing. Am I facing any ...
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How do extended release tablets work?

I know these tablets are especially formulated and coated to dissolve over a certain period of time. I also notice that all I've seen, quite a lot, are too large to pass through the Pylorus. Do they ...
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Mechanism of Metformin in Lactic Acidosis

High dosages of metformin and other biguanides are liked to lactic acidosis. What is the pharmacological mechanism behind this? I am aware the people have survived doses as high as 63 grams, but at ...
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Do proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) shut down all the proton pumps in all cells across our body system?

It's known that proton pumps exist in all cells in our bodies and help us to get rid of damaged proteins (present a disposal system). PPIs (omeprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole and ...
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Why i feel cold [closed]

I would like to ask you if you know the reasons somebody feels Cold .I have underthyroid problem.Is there connection between the cold and the underthyroid?My age is 25 and i am woman
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Does an infected dental nerve affect nose breahting?

I went to my dentist for a lookup and he told me I needed a tooth canal treatment. He asked me if I had some problems with my nose, like if it's closed or dry. He was right about it and he told me the ...
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Is there a database for the drug formulation?

I am interested in the antibody formulation (e.g. concentration, salts, pH, excipients, etc.). I wonder if there is a database for that?
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How long can you take tetracycline in the treatment of acne?

I received a prescription on unidox solutab against staphylococcus. I've been taking this drug for 4 months and everything looked fine, acne disappeared 3 months ago. Now akne started to appear again ...
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How does robb(balm) relieve pain?

Most times when I trek for a long time, by the time I get home and rest, my thighs begin to hurt me. Upon experiencing such pain, I apply Robb on it while massaging, after some time I feel some relief....
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Which suitable eye drop to choose for computer vision syndrome? [closed]

Working and chilling using PC over 10h a day, which results in a very uncomfortable eye condition. My eyes are often quite red and I feel "sandpaper" in the eyes. I see a very big variety of eyedrops -...
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Is there a difference between anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs?

I've recently come across two terms "Anxiolytic drugs" and "Anti-depressant drugs". I wanted to know how they differ from each other; if they do. I mean, sure, "anxiety" isn't the same as "depression"...
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What happens if a regular person is given osteoporosis medication (Bisphosphonates)?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, and lose mass/strength. So medication for osteoporosis increases bone mass and makes them stronger. My question is: what happens ...
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Storing pills together

How long can I store Magnesium Chloride tablets with my other medications? I use a one-week pill organizer and wonder if the water absorbing properties of the magnesium are a concern within that ...
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If people can create an accelerated medical program that can be completed in just three years, what textbooks should they select in the curriculum?

Imagine a third-world country with a lack of doctors. They should start to treat patients as soon as possible even if they did not take full courses in biochemistry, histology, anatomy, biostatistics, ...
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Solution for a sinus problem

I am a 30 year old lady. Some doctor told me that I have some problem in my nose bone and it may be a sinus. When I get cold my nose bone pain a lot while breathing and have watery eyes. Whenever I ...
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Why some people experience no side effects from a drug?

NOTE: Please, do not refer to the article it has been given as an arbitrary introduction to the question I've stumbled upon an article daily heroin usage for 20 years. Basically, the article is ...
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Contradictory advice from doctor and packaging

I'm suffering from some rather nasty atopic dermatitis on both feet; it's sufficiently itchy that I've torn a lot of the skin off, and I wake at night finding myself already scratching. For treatment,...
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Mistakenly took Atarax

Title. Mistankenly took one 25mg dose of Atarax about 4h ago. Started feeling very... tired, and still do. When will the effect wear off? I can't work like this... Any 'risks' from having taken ...
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Effects of Modafinil

As someone who suffers from chronic insomnia and often has to get things done during the day without much or any sleep at all, I would like to know from those experienced what the effects are of ...
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Treatment for severe Pain [closed]

I've been having severe internal pain around my eye, why? And how can it be taken care of
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How to decide which painkiller to take?

This is a dilemma I find myself in every time I'm in need of a painkiller: should I take paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen or aspirin? I've come across several articles outlining the differences ...
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International drug labeling guidelines

Are there any international guidelines regarding the labeling of drugs and pharmaceuticals?
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What are some examples of illnesses that require you to get up in the middle of the night?

Some people with diabetes get up during the night to test their blood sugar levels. If they don't do this, it is possible that they can pass away in their sleep. There is another question here ...
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Is the common cold deadly to a suppressed immune system?

If you were taking an immune system suppressant such as Prograf (Tacrolimus) for a long period of time would a virus like the common cold linger in the body and cause infection over time and possibly ...
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How to treat Dry-Mouth (side-effect of medication)? [closed]

Dr. prescribed medication that he noted had a common side-effect of dry-mouth. Sure enough, it's a common side-effect!! Even though I drink water like a fish, my mouth was still like the Sahara. I ...
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How common is the side-effect of “outbursts of words/sounds” for one taking Dexedrine for ADD?

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with adult ADD. Initially, I was prescribed with Adderall when I lived in the USA, but when I moved to Canada, my doctors switched me to Dexedrine for whatever reason (...
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Is there a disease that involves progressive loss of feeling, a tremor, and muscle twitches? [closed]

I have seen multiple doctors, including a neurologist, who are bewildered by my symptoms. Upon altering the dose of lamotrigine from 400 mg to 375 mg, and then back up to 400 mg (split into two ...
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How long does Resalor keep before expiry?

Once a prescription for Resalor (Prucalopride) is filled, how long does it remain viable before its expiration date?
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Spirit's tincture from medial spirit (which includes Chlorhexidine)

After a sunny summer I am going to make tincture from fresh fruits with spirit. Rectified spirit is expensive(because of taxes) so I was thinking about buying medical spirit. Medical spirit contains ...
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Does long-term SSRI use cause any permanent changes in personality? Are there any quantitative/qualitative studies looking at this?

Curious about counseling patient's on the long-term risk/benefit analysis of SSRI use? Is there any EBM on what personality changes one should expect after X period of SSRI use? Does this change ...
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can 5 alpha reductase inhibitor drugs work for life or do they lose effectivness

does 5 alpha reductase inhibitor drugs like finasteride and dutasteride losses their effectiveness over time, and why do some drugs like Hiv regimen work prolonged time without tolerance and other ...
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Are effervescent tablets same as efficient as tablets?

For example if I take a effervescent calcium does it have the same effect as a calcium tablet?
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What can you learn from the parts of the name of a drug?

I've noticed that many drugs have names that end in the same syllables: umab fenib tinib For example, Wikipedia on Dabrafenib lists a number of similar drugs at the bottom of the page that end with ...
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What are Useful Resources and Practices that Help Managing Type-1 Diabetes?

I have a close relative with type-1 diabetes who suffer from unbalanced sugar levels (high blood sugar/low blood sugar) very often. Managing her blood sugar is becoming very stressful; especially, ...
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Dr. prescribed Ondansetron/Zofran for migraines & says it'll help with weight loss too. How effective is it for either (migraines/weight loss)?

I have suffered from migraines since my childhood, but I never grew out of it. For all my life, I've taken all sorts of blockers, but a new doctor recently suggested that I should take Ondansetron/...
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Crohn's or Koch's disease

Can someone take medicines of Crohn's and Koch's disease together, if doctors are not able to differentiate between the diseases?
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How long of a time period are medications tested for?

Most medications are not tested for long-term side effects. And there is no clear definition of "long-term" in the literature. So how long of a time period (median? average? range?) are medications ...
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Infectious risk associated with cat bites

I have a 3 year-old persian cat . She is very playful and like other pets. I make monthly checkups with the vet regarding her vaccines and health. Sometimes while playing she bites and grasps with ...
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What are the best ways to increase fertility?

We are newly married couple. What Food habits we need to take care of and what are the best workout tips for us? If we need to do physical activity - which one is more effective YOGA or Gym Workouts ...
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Top medications to treat symptoms of Lupus?

Being new to the Lupus world, I am hearing conflicting views from all sorts of physicians (living both in Canada and the USA). What are the top medications to treat the symptoms of Lupus? I heard ...
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Bio identical cortisol and metformin

I am on bio identical hormone replacement including cortisol for low levels. Is it good to take metformin when taking cortisol for low cortisol levels? I thought I read somewhere that metformin lowers ...
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Does Benadryl (=diphenhydramine) lead to tolerance? Can I use it to help with sleep?

I am an insomniac and all the sleep medications that I've been prescribed have eventually had no effect on me -- I built a tolerance to them. It's a dangerous thing because I don't want to take lots ...
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ADD medication (Dexadrine) safe to drink with low-caffiene (Mountain Dew)?

I am an adult with ADD, and I have been prescribed Dexadrine (both long-lasting and short-lasting). Now, I don't consume a lot of caffeine (I don't drink coffee, tea, or energy drinks), but I do have ...
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Long term medication and increased risk for CLL?

Is a person on long term medication (aspirin, bisoprolol,vitamin B1/B6/B12, simvastatin and trimetazidine) because of a heart attack 30 years ago (and no positive family history) at increased risk of ...
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Antihypertensive as a treatment for Tourette's. (And Antihypotensive to make blood pressure normal?)

So...I'm 30 years old and have Tourette's syndrome since 9. I never took any medication because most of then are antipsychotics and have very scary side-effects. Now, apparentely some ...
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When do you stop Minocycline/Spirnolactone prior to start of Accutane?

I will be meeting with my Dermatologist to start on Accutane Sept. 16. She is on vacation now so I cannot contact her, but she mentioned that before I start Acutane that I need to stop taking my ...