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Taking Antibiotics While Pregnant No drug, prescription, or over-the-counter, traditional or herbal, is 100% safe for 100% of the people 100% of the time. When you're pregnant, every time you take a drug there is the health and well-being of two individuals, one who is small and vulnerable, to consi…
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NO NO you should only take acetemenaphin ( Tylenol) when you are pregnant.   Taking ibuprofen is not recommended if Tylenol can effictively do the job. But you can take it in the first 2 trimesters for such things like migranes if you take the lowest dose possible.   No you can't ta…
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Ask your doctor, my doctor prescribed methyldopa for my high blood pressure, but I am breastfeeding, not pregnant. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will know whats best for you and your baby. If you are pregnant and have pre-existing hypertension, it is important for it to be well contro…
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When I was about 16, I didn't ovulate or have my period for 8 months. We finally went to planned parenthood and they gave me those pills, and they worked(sigh). It was just a hormone thing w/ me, but I wasn't trying to get pregnant or anything. But they worked and have had no bad effects in 5 years…
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Absolutely, that could be the reason! He should not be using steroids. They do horrible things to your body. But back to your question. Eight months is not that long, but you should talk to him about getting tested for fertility. It could be the reason you haven't gotten pregnant yet.
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Not to my knowledge. I believe each pill contains a different level of synthetic progesterone and estrogen to speficially control the way your body reacts to the hormones - hence the lay out of the pill packs. Each pill is meant to be taken around the same time, each day, in order. So skipping aroun…
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Antibiotics can interact with birth control pills, making the birth control pills less effective which means chances for pregnancy can increase. You should use additional contraception during and after antibiotic therapy (at least one more week). A late period can be a signal of pregnancy OR delay b…
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%DETAILS% There is a paper that comes with every pill pack. The answers should be in there. If you don't have the paper or can't find the answers you need, call the doctor who put you on the pill, they will be able to help you more. You need to use a back up method of protection until you find ou…
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As far as I know, all antibiotics lower the effectiveness of birth control. Just use a back up or don't have sex until a few days after you have stopped taking Vantin.
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It depends what type of birth control is being considered. The best type of birth control is abstinence. In this case, alcohol intake may lower one's inhibitions, which might lead to doing things that would be regretted later, including sex. If on "the pill,", although it isn't likely, drinking a lo…
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No, it isn't supposed to make you miss a period. But if you are on the pill, Amoxicillin can make them less effective and you could have gotten pregnant. You should take a test or go see a doctor.
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Yes, you can get pregnant. Antibiotics can lower the effectiveness of the pill. And so can taking them at different times every day. You should try and take it as close to the same time every day as you can. And use a back up method while you are on antibiotics. I know a few people who have gotten p…
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I don't know about Prednisone, but antibiotics lowers the effectiveness of birth control pills. It is much easier to get pregnant on the pill if you are taking antibioitics. You need to use a back up method for sex while taking antibiotics. I'm not sure about Prednisone, but you should talk to your …
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You may want to ask your doctor this question but nowhere have I read or been told that depression/anxiety meds and diet pills decrease the effectiveness of the depo shot. If you told your doctor you were taking those meds, I am sure he/she wouldn't have suggested the depo shot if it was known effec…
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There are no known drug interactions between Lexapro and the birth control pill.
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With Celexa it just says to talk to your doctor. For the pill, I know that you aren't supposed to take it if you are pregnant, but I'm not exactly sure what the affects it will have on the baby are. Just call your doctor and talk to them. They will give you a pregnancy test and, if needed, put you o…
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%DETAILS% Answer Absolutely - as long as they are prescribed to you by a doctor who knows that you are pregnant. It if far better to take the antibiotic and fight the infection, than to have the infection find your unborn child. You can also call a pharmacist at any grocery store and ask them…
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Did your doctor prescribe 500 mg. antibiotics with the knowlege that you were pregnant? If yes, then you are doing the right thing by taking them because you need to protect your baby from whatever infection you may have. If not, stop taking them and contact your doctor immediately. There are safe a…
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Im not a professional in anyway, but I have the same concern. My doctor told me that he has had patients that have taken steriods while pregnant, but he would prefer you DONT. He said it is possible that the steriods can mess with the growth of the baby. I'm 3 months pregnant and was taking predniso…
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I remember reading on the instructions that only meds containing hcg hormone will affect the test. To be on the safe side I would still check with the doctor
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Probably not. If it says positive, it probably won't go away in thirty minutes. I took mine almost two months ago and it still says postive. If you are still not convinced, take another test and set a time so you don't forget. Or go see a doctor for a blood test.
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This is certainly a difficult question and it's obvious you are very concerned about the child and well you should be. If the father has cleaned up his act (for sure) and made a valiant effort in doing so, then you can (only if you want) introduce your child to his/her father. It is recommended tha…
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Prescription Drug Accidents Statistics are compiled by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Here is a report for 1998 Pediatric Exposure to Pharmaceutical Substances: http://www.aapcc.org/tessbro/emsc98ph.PDF
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%FOLLOWUPS% When it comes to taking medicines, kids aren't just small adults. When using non-prescription medicines, here are 10 ways to be sure you're giving your children the right medicine and the right amount.Read and follow the label directions every time. Pay special attention to usage dire…
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I think it would only affect the baby if you were the one using steroids. Discuss this with your doctor.
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While taking steroids, your testes funtionability is significantly lowered, causing lower sperm count. So yes, your mate taking steroids could make it harder to concieve, but not impossible. Tell him to consider HcG injections on cycle and proper PCT to make sure he recovers correctly.
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All medication has the possibility of counteracting or causing side effects between themselves. For someone who has undergone a kidney transplant (I'll assume you were a recipeint and not a donor), it is likely that you will always need to take anti-rejections drugs. With the sensitivity of anti-rej…
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Antibiotics take 2-3 weeks to leave your system. They simply clean up the infection and prevent a further infection.Antibiotics taken while on BCP cause the a decrease in the effectiveness of BCP. Because of this you need to use a condom.That is way too broad. It all depends on the type of antibioti…
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there are no good pill suggestions. Listen hun whoever you are. pills wont help you be healthier. and that is the whole point of dieting so people can see how healthy and beautiful you are. no pill or shake can help you with that one. good, healthy balanced meals and exercising every day, now that i…
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Go and get a pregnancy test. Sometimes when you are pregnant, you still get bleeding (implantation bleeding) which can be mistaken for a light period. The home pregnancy tests are 99.9% accurate. If you are still not convinced, go to the doctor and have them run a pregnancy test. It will put your mi…
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WWE has a drug wellness policy. So if a wrestler who works for this promotion is suspended or fired from the company until they are "clean". In the past, Wrestling federations allowed this substance to be used but ever since the death of Eddie Guerrero and the Chris Benoit incident, they have banned…
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Athletic Drug TestingThe most common method of testing is chemical analysis using a urine sample. An athlete at the Olympics is required to give two urine samples (commonly refered to in the media as the A and B samples - which are kept in separate places). The A sample is tested chemically for subs…
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It is estimated that in 1995, doctors treating children and adolescents wrote six million prescriptions for stimulant medications-methylphenidate (Ritalin�) and dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine�). Of all the drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders in children, stimulant medications are the most th…
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ADD Medications Psychostimulant medications, including methylphenidate (Ritalin�) and amphetamines (Dexedrine�, Dextrostat�, and Adderall�), are by far the most widely researched and commonly prescribed treatments for ADHD. Several short-term studies have proven the safety and effectiveness …
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At first he might be worse, but he'll be better off in the long run. ADD pills can cause heart problems, growth problems, psychosis, even hyperactivity, and your child's very life could be in danger. Tourette's and ocd have also been known to develop. However, it is dangerous to take him off all at …
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Open your mouth and let the words come out! Dextrostat (d-amphetamine sulfate) is simply another brand name under which this amphetamine is marketed. Amphetamines are Schedule II (C-II) Controlled Substances - no refills in any state in the Union and quantity limitations usually of a 30-day supply o…
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It depends greatly on your situation. From collected experiences that you can see in the discussion feature of this question, most people seem pleased with the way it eases the ADHD symptoms. There are side effects though, and a few people have had some increase in edginess or anxiety (and far fewer…
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I think you mean wellbutrin. It is an antidepressent w/ a little help for focus. It has also worked well to help addicts stop using or even smokers. It seems that you are combining Welbutrin and Albuterol.As stated above, Welbutrin is an antidepressant generally given to smokers to help them quit.…
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Need to Take Adderall DailyI've been taking Adderall for several years in combination with an antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds. I'm on a rather high dosage too. After discussing it with my doctor, she agreed that I could "self-medicate" insofar as I remain within the guidelines she provided. On …
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Dosage of Adderall for 12-year old Girl The dose of Adderall is determined more by what dose subsides the symptoms. Taking in simple consideration children. As far as the weight it really has little to do with dose. Whether the medication is going to work, or if your child adjusts well. Stimulants s…
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Not Taking Adderall on Weekends Hi, I'm a 12 year old girl. I took adderall XR during every school week last year, and didn't on the weekend. There were no side effects for me. I know you probably won't trust me but I'm not lying or anything. no side effects if you skip a day...besides the fact that…
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I was an ADHD child mom tried everything to calm me down the worse it got the more depressed I got. one day I guess it was a cry for help or i am lucky that i didn't know what I was doing i tried to slice my wrist. that got me put in the hospital. after weeks of evaluations they put me on welbutrin …
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Good 2:00am in the morning to you! I think I have had three tacos today. I'm physically hungry but I don't have any desire to actually eat anything. I'm tired, however I couldn't imagine being able to sleep for at least the next hour. And finally, (the reason I wound up in this article) my jaw hurt…
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ADHD is a genetic trait that is present at birth. It is the way a person's brain is wired. It allows people to think quickly, learn by doing, excel under pressure.In adults with lack of REM sleep, often a Sleep Study will reveal various degrees of sleep apnea. People with this affliction may stop br…
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Hello, I'm a college student. I am 20. Without adderall I would fail most classes. Thank you.  I have not taken it long but I did watch the super cool true life on MTV about taking adderall and from what they said the good effects are clearly better grades and more ease in normal every day tas…
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Caffeine is not a true stimulant. Rather, it enlarges blood vessels, and blocks neural receptors that try to accept the dopamine which would help the person relax. It works like a diode, and not a power supply. It is a valve, and not a pump. The increased blood flow to the brain may help a person fe…
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Adderall is classified as a Schedule II controlled Substance. As such, it is illegal to obtain without a handwritten prescription from a licensed medical professional. What do you want it for? My psychiatrist prescribes it to me to help balance out some of the side effects of other meds I'm on.An…
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Different kind of medicines work for different nature of person. It depends on the kind of depression you are suffering of. I suggest you to use Librium Medication to remove anxiety. This particular tablet has its own benefits. The person who are suffering of depression and anxiety are suggested to…
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I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 6. My psych put me on adderall recently, and I was wondering how I could tell her that I can feel it working, but it's not quite enough without throwing up a bunch of red flags.   It really shouldn't be a problem. Talk to your psych, tell him that you beli…
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All medicines can cause side effects. The meds used for treating ADHD act upon the chemicals in the brain, so anywhere these chemicals have action, there can be side effects. Not everyone experiences the same side effects, but it is important to discuss with your physician any that you have so that…
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I don't know about the strattera, but I've been on and off Adderall for several years. I more or less self-medicate under my psychiatrist's supervision. sometimes I take my maximum allowed dosage and at others I stop taking it completely depending on my mental state at any given time. I've never h…
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I have been taking Adderall for a year, 20 mg twice a day. I'm also taking Wellbutrin 150 mg 3 times a day, and Levoxyl 100 mcg once a day. I'm now a graduate student, and have been a certified pharmacy technician since 1995. I drink occasionally and have not noticed any problem. I'm a 47-year old o…
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My 8 year-old son has been very moody and has experienced bad temper and even "crisis" since he has been Adderall XR. We are seeking the advice of a psychiatrist to find out what's going on and maybe switched back to Ritalin which he has benn taken for the past two year. . I was asking myself about …
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Most prescriptions come with the instructions, and list of possible, but not all of the side effects. If you are having problems, contact your doctor. Yes Adderall can cause mood swings. It can cause irritability, and mood dysfunction. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms your dose may be …
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Juanita I would suggest that maybe you can give your child vitamins with his medicine. My 5 year old son takes a Sesame Street vitamin with his Adderall in the morning. It acts as a reward to him. They are very tasty to him as well.It got easier with us after we started using the vitamins. So maybe …
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It takes about 3-4 hours for the medication to reach it's peak. Take it with something basic (milk instead of coke or coffee) to improve absorption. It seems about 30 to 45 minutes. Usually, I find that I know when meds kick in. *edit* Milk commonly has a pH that is within the range of about 6…
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My 11 year old was taking Rivotril and another substance that her neurologist had recommended when he first had an eye twitching tic. He continued taking these from that onset, 3 months. It`s been almost a year since then and he has slowly stopped twitching his eyes, without any drops. Hence, stop a…
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Were you previously using an amphetamines or cocaine? If so, it is important to talk to your doctor about your use of substances, why you used, how much you used. Adderall is a controlled substance and amphetamines have a well-documented history of abuse. But, you should always be honest so you can …
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I feel the benefits outweight the risk's one very good thing about the drug is that it is not a controlled stimulant like Ritalin or adderal, like any psychiatric medications there are a slew of side effect's but there is only one way to find out whether you will be effected by any of these my sugge…
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Not as a standard treatment. Typically Abilify (aripiprazole) is used for conditions such as bipolar mood disorder. There have been some studies looking at using it in ADHD, but they are just in the research phase. So, in a few years, this may be something else to try, but for now, most physicians s…
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Short : No. it probably wont seriously harm you, and Second-hand smoke has only shown to be harmful, and wouldn't really add up to (as my probation officer once informed me) any *Dectectable (Urine Screen) amount. Frankly, if I were in your position I would be more concerned about adverse health eff…
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It clears itself very quickly. You'd probably not be able to notice any effects within 3 days. Within a week, your levels would be so low that it could not be detected by any drug test.   Adderall will clear your system very quickly. I've been self-medicating with it - under my doctor's super…
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It usually takes a few days for the infection to be reduced and the pain to go away. Note: If placed on Amoxicillin as a preventive measure due to wisdom teeth removal (dentists usually prescribe a short course of antibiotics for most patients in case of any infections after the procedure), the gen…
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It can be treated with antibiotics, but it doesn't really solve the problem. The tooth will still need the treatment reccomended by the dentist; root canal or being taken out most likely. The antibiotics will just help get rid of the pain and make it easier to work on the tooth. The infection will c…
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It is most likely decay, but it could be something else. The only way to know is to see a dentist. The brown spot is most likey not caused by antibiotics. Those type should not be given anymore. And they normally affect the adult teeth and all of them, not just one. It is possible that it's decay an…
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Yes (if prescribed). Amoxicillin can be safely used during pregnancy provided there are no other prohibiting factors, e.g. allergy to penicillin, etc.
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Answer Penicillin or amoxycillin is the primary choice. But 15% of people are allergic to that antibiotic. Only a dentist or a physician can chose the best antibiotic for you.
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%REPLIES% Answer You should call the dentist and let them know it's not getting better. They may need to give you stronger antibiotics or work on the tooth to get it feeling better. Answer Your dentist will always put you on antibiotics for absessed teeth. By now the antibiotics should …
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It is possible to treat an abscess naturally. I broke a tooth and developed a very large abscess above it. I had so much intense pain I was ready to drag myself into the emergency room . I did some research online for natural remedies ( I study and practice holistic / natural healthcare anyw…
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Yes, but if it doesn't get better in another two or three days, call your doctor and let them know.
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Answer It is typically safe for pregnant women to take opiates during pregnancy. Often doctors hesitate to prescribe other types of drugs because of the risks. When under a doctors care opiate analgesics are a good option.
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Its a safety thing. 20amps on that thin of wire will heat the wire up too much.Its a fact; not a story.   14 amp wire is not ok to put on a 20 amp rated device!!!! your wire will burn before the breaker will trip and will start a fire!!!!
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Possibly, but there is no consensus on this. Steroids used for asthma treatment such as pulmicort (inhaled or oral) may possibly temporarily stunt growth in children. This is from drugs.com:"Cases of growth suppression have been reported for inhaled corticosteroids including post-marketing reports f…
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Some providers will require such testing, in other cases it would be determined by the circumstances in which caused the person to be injured.
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It depends on the situation and I couldn't really tell you based on the limited information in your question. My guess is that you didn't meet the waiting period for your Long Term disability policy because usually they are 6 or more months. Did they send you a letter explaining why they denied …
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If your employer forces employees to work in a light duty status when injured on duty then they also have to offer light duty work to employees with non-work related injuries. If the employer refuses to do this the employee will be able to collect unemployment compensation. Q. What happens if an…
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No, is there something else going on, like not paying your premiums? Are they cancelling EVERYONE in your state? Did your employer stop paying the premiums? For more info see www.SteveShorr.com Did they drop your coverage or were only 30 treatments approved and the doctor "forgot" to ask for a…
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A drug overdose does not break a life insurance policy.
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You won't be breaking any laws by buying lenses on the Internet, by phone, or through the mail without a prescription. But the seller might be. Sometimes they say they'll check with your doctor, but they don't. If they don't check with your doctor or see your prescription, they'd be violating federa…
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Short , you cant without a certain degree of risk. The best remedy for allergic reactions (which is what the lamictal rash is) (without going to the hospital)is prednisone along with benadryl. However, you cannot stay on the drug while taking these. These are given to end the allergic reaction. If y…
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Over-the-counter Eczema Treatments Low strength hydrocortisone creams are available from pharmacists in UK. Not sure about other countries. These are okay but recommended for use on face. General non-perfumed plain emollients / moisturizers are useful for the dry / scaly / itchy bits. I find it h…
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See a doctor. Don't mess with stuff that's close to your eye. I first noticed what looked like a firm whitehead in my eyelash line, about 6 mos ago. Doc originally thought it was a sty. Recently had him look at it again, and he sent me to an opthamologist. Eye doc said, Plugged Sybacious Gland, ie.…
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As a pharmacist I see a lot of stomach problems due to excessive ibuprofen use. The maximum daily dose should be 600mg up to three times a day. Thus 1,800mg should be the limit. Latest evidence shows no gain in therapeutic relief when going to 800mg three times a day. It doesn't matter how you obtai…
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Yes, you certainly do go through nightmares and they are quite normal while detoxing from alcohol or certain medications.Every 1/2 hour we all dream (most of the dreams we don't remember.) When coming off alcohol, medications and even quitting smoking our brains are getting a shot of oxygen like you…
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%FOLLOWUPS% As an employer I would not hire a person who was terminated for failing a drug test unless they owned up to having and correcting a problem with drugs. I would also really need that persons skills badly or I would move on to a candidate without a drug abuse history. It looks better to no…
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Most perspective employers don't need to ask considering they can legally test you for illegal drugs. Employers can absolutely ask if you have or still use illegal drugs as it would obviously affect your performance. You do not legally have to tell them the truth, its not a court room, you don't h…
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The most common antidepressants prescribed today come under a class of neuroactive drugs called 'selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors', or SSRIs for short. These include: Citalopram (Celexa), Fluoxetine (Prozac), Fluvoxamine (Luvox), Paroxetine (Paxil), Sertraline (Zoloft) and Venlafaxine (Effexo…
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Normally takes a week or so. It depends on if the Judge orders a hearing (which some do, some don't).If there is a hearing, normally a few days later there will be an order to dismiss.
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Controlling Upset Stomach Remember that milk contains TONS and TONS of sugar. I would not advise feeding sugar to a child with ADHD or ADD. My best advise is to take the Strattera after the first bite of a meal, definitely before the meal is finished, and with lots of water. I eat two fried egg…
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%DETAILS% Caroline, I have been doing a lot of research on Strattera in consideration of putting our 13-year-old son on it. In my research I found that many people found the medication to be more affective when it was given in the evening after dinner, or after bedtime snack. This would help the…
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I have done extensive research & networking to try to find another way for my 7 year old son to take Strattera. He simply could not learn how to swallow the pill. Yes, Eli Lilly says not to open the capsule. According to 2 compounding pharmacists I spoke with, this is because 1) it is very very …
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Interaction ProblemsOne of the main side effects from mixing certain drugs appears to be an increase in anger issues. Read on for more information:My 5 1/2 yr. old son begins Strattera (10 mg. going to 20mg. after one week, depending) tomorrow. He is curently on Valproic Acid (Depacote) for a seizur…
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My son's tics were for the most part in remission when he started Strattera three months ago. But he just recently started a new tic, eye blinking, and it's terrible. According to our neurologist, he preferred Straterra over the stimulents for ADD because it is NOT supposed to cause tics! Intere…
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Side Effects of Strattera if no ADHDHere are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers:May cause:-too much pooping-tingling feeling in your big toes-ichyness-swelling in the nose-blisters-lip diseasevery serious
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%DETAILS% My 14 year old son has been on Strattera for two months and complains of heart burn.   I am a 52 year old male eating a fairly bland diet. I won't say that Strattera causes frequent heart burn but it appears to contribute significantly to mine.   yep, seems to be a side…
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I currently take 80mg straterra, 70mg vyvanse (a speed-derived drug like adderall), and 10mg lexapro (an ssri like paxil, luvox, etc) and it is working great! before I started vyvanse, I was taking straterra with lexapro and adderall: about 40 mg of adderall daily. taking too much adderall caused …
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Hi there! After reading your question and several others as well, I'd like to tell you my experience with Strattera, especially as compared to Adderall. I started on 25 mg. of Strattera about 3 weeks ago, moving to 40 mgs. after the first 4 days. Strattera did make me feel a bit drowsy - not drugged…
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Medical : From the studies available (and there are not many) the efficacy of Strattera (atomoxetine) is significantly less than Ritalin or other methylphenidate drugs like Concerta or Daytrana and amphetamines like Adderall and Dexedrine. There is certainly significant evidence from at least a do…
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Your boyfriend must discuss the side effects he is experiencing with his doctor. There are many other meds available to treat ADD. He needs to find the med that gives him relief from the ADD symptoms without severe or life altering side effects. Good luck ... it's rare you find the right med on the…
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