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Dropped from 200 mg daily methadone for pain after 10 years
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I filed a complaint with NY Health Dept and was told a doctor can refuse to treat anyone at anytime as long as they give emergency care. That was a script for a mild narcotic for a month. If I took it as prescribed I would go into a massive withdrawal and would probably result in serious injury. Has this happened to anyone recently? ## Yes, it has happened to quite a few other people recently, because under the new laws, only pain specialists can prescribe such medications long-term for chronic pain treatment. And the health department was correct, no doctor is obligated to treat you, or to prescribe anything, unless your life is in immediate danger. Learn more Methadone details here. The one month prescription of a mild one was supposed to help you, so you'd have time to find a pai... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Wed, Nov 28 '12, 5:14 PM
Losartan Combizar
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Hello! I have just been prescribed losartan +HCTZ by my doctor. I was told that once I take this, it is for life. Is there any chance of doing away with this medication and use alternative medicine instead( fish oi, garlic, etc)? I am not overweight and my triglycerides are fine. If I stick to proper diet and more consistent gym sessions, can I do away with combizar? Thank you. ## Hi, Jaypee! No, it doesn't necessarily have to be for life, there are people that do get their hypertension under control via proper exercise and being very careful with their diets. Some supplements can also help. The important thing to remember is to not just stop taking it abruptly. You should consult your doctor and, if it seems you're doing well and may be able to stop it, it should be done slowly... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Mon, Jul 29 '13, 3:44 PM
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can this drug cause birth defects ## How do I take Lovenox/ ## Please take it as prescribed by your doctor, on whatever dosing schedule they gave you and follow all directions. If they were not clear, please call them and ask or check with your pharmacist. Not everyone will have the same exact directions or dosage, so it would be remiss for any of us here to even guess at what your directions should be. ## Are there alternatives to Lovanox injections for people who have to be off blood thinners prior to surgery? ...
Updated 5 years ago in Lovenox.
Wed, May 27 '09, 4:53 PM
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I have been on Lyrica for about 3 weeks now for neuropathic pain. I am an MS patient and the Lyrica is helping. I have had side effects of weight gain and sleepiness. I may have to increase my dosage because I am still having a little pain. Can anyone tell me how long the side effects last and does increased dosages ease your pain more. ## It is hard to say how long the side effects will last, it can vary from person to person, it can also vary according to your dosage and your drug tolerance, for most people it ranges anywhere from 2 weeks to a month. Whether or not a higher dosage will relieve your pain more is another thing that no one can say for sure. Some people get great results from these types of meds and some don't. You will just have to try it and see what happens, and fo... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Lyrica.
Sun, Jun 01 '14, 7:23 AM
Actavis Guiena Pig Pills
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Have been on chronic meds for 25 years and never had this happen. They changed my generic Watson to Actavis A333. I didn't notice till I got home. At first I thought they were the wrong pill as I felt NOTHING. Then became nauseous and gaseous. Called Walgren's ...."Sorry we did notice you were on another generic and we can't do anything". Then they started playing the "abuse" card. Now I have called Actativs pharmacy and they admitted they had been bombarded with people who were "have an issue" with the pill. I am unable to sleep. I writhe in pain. I can not drive due to the lack of sleep. I advise everyone to notate every side effect and setback this "generic abuse" test we have been FORCED to take is having on our body. I smell a legal suit.... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Pain Relief.
Tue, Apr 22 '14, 2:33 PM
does gabapentin cause major itching
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I take 300 mg gabapentin at night for post operative foot pain and have started itching profusely does this med cause that and if so how long do you have to be off of it before it subsides? ## Hello, Nana! How are you? Yes, according to the FDA, it has been known to cause this as a side effect in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Have you consulted your doctor? They can help you determine whether or not it is due to the medication, for sure, as well as what you can do to help alleviate it. As to how long it will take to stop, it really depends on how long you've been taking it, it could take a few days, or a week. ## Thank you. Verwon, I have stopped taking gabapentin to see if itching subsides, I am taking doxepin and ceritizine... ...
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.
Mon, Jan 26 '15, 7:17 PM
menopose cenestan
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cenestan used to controll menopose simtoms ## I have been taking Cenestin for three and a half years now. I had a complete hysterectomy and bilateral oopherectomy and have taken cenestin since that time. I do not have any comments other than, it seems to cause weight gain, and make weight loss more difficult. I am interested in hearing other people's experience on this drug and if they have taken any other menopausal drugs, how this compares. ...
Updated 9 years ago in Cenestin.
Sun, Dec 11 '05, 2:42 PM
Question!: Side effects
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I have been taking exjade since i was 13.. dose 250mg.. I have just recently started taking it again... Im getting chronic diarreah after eating. My question is does it really work? The diarreah has been getting worse ever since i started taking again after a 2 month gap. ## Exjade contains the active ingredient Deferasirox, it is an iron chelator used to reduce iron overload in people with conditions that make them prone to it, such as those getting regular blood transfusions, or who have iron poisoning. Learn more Exjade details here. And yes, it has been proven effective. As to the diarrhea, it may be due to the medication or a number of other factors. Have you changed your diet recently? Have you consulted your doctor about the problem? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Exjade.
Wed, Sep 26 '12, 5:11 PM
trouble walking without pain
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I have been taking xarelto for about 2 weeks and started having back pain where I can barely walk. Is this common and what can I do to help relieve this pain. ## Hello, Casey! How are you? Yes, the FDA lists this among the possible Xarelto side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Unfortunately, most people have not found there to be any way to alleviate it, or any improvement. Most that have posted about it ended up having to switch medications, so you may want to speak to your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 30 days ago in Xarelto.
Mon, Dec 29 '14, 4:35 PM
yeduc sibutramina 15 mg
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how many pills do I take a day, or what's the dosage??? Please advice ## Sibutramina is not known in the U.S. From my records Sibutramine is an ingredient of Sibutramina in Colombia. Dosage depends on the person, however the average dosage is: 10 mg once daily (usually in the morning), if this proves insufficient the dose may be increased to 15 mg daily after 4 weeks. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## Does it work for people who had their Thyroid Removed? ## I am not a doctor, and I can't tell you how certain drugs will react to you since your thyroid was removed. I can only help you locate pills, and educate you on drugs. If you need to take this medication and you do not want to see a d... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Diet / Weight Loss.
Thu, Jan 17 '13, 9:37 PM
Antabuse and psychosis
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My brother has recently had a psychotic episode which I am beginning to think may have been triggered by antabuse. Has anyone else had experience or heard of this? ## Yes my boyfriend had this! He was sober about 6 weeks and the doctors put him on anabuse and prozac. He had legal issues, and he was forced to take these meds. After about 4-6 weeks, he began to feel what he described as a little too happy. and began having visual halllucinations and delusions. He became so paranoid in fact, that he began to fear sinning so he started giving money to random people, being totally honest and eventually abandoning any thought that he was anything except the second coming of christ. His mmomtook him to behavioral health and he stayed there (stablized) for 2 weeks. He proceeded to check himself... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Antabuse.
Sun, Mar 28 '10, 6:43 AM
can you drink beer ehile taking sulfamethoxazole tmp
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Having party, is it ok to drink beer ehile taking this med ## Hello, Mac! How are you? No, it is best not to imbibe, while taking this medication. It tends to cause some pretty severe side effects in a fairly large percentage of people that take it and those will increase with the consumption of alcohol. Regular side effects may include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea and non-allergic skin rash. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 9 months ago in Sulfamethoxazole.
Tue, Mar 25 '14, 11:43 AM
Emanzen D Side Effect
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I had a minor cut for which ceftas200 and emanzen D have been prescribed.Just after taking my BP has shot up.Can it be due to these medicines? ## Ceftas contains the active ingredient Cefixime, which is an antibiotic and no, they usually don't cause blood pressure elevations. The Emanzen-D, however, contains the active ingredient Diclofenac, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and they can cause blood pressure elevations in some people. Did you speak to your doctor about the problem? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Cefixime.
Fri, May 25 '12, 5:33 PM
Eryocin 250
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Can we use this tablet for trot pain? ## I'm not certain what you are referring to when you say trot pain; but Erycin (also known by its generic name Erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic used in replacement for people who have an allergy to penicillins. It can be used for dental abscess; chlamydia infection; strep throat; bowel preparation; and syphilis, among other uses as well. That said, I don't think it can be used for specifically for pain, but it may be a good idea to confirm that with your doctor (depending on the circumstance), since it may have an indirect effect to help with pain by getting rid of an infection that may have been causing pain. Does that make sense? You can view a more detailed description of the drug by clicking on the link below... If you have any m... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Erythromycin.
Tue, Jul 26 '11, 7:08 PM
glycomet use in pcod
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i am suffering from pcod nd was prescribed aldactone 50 for initially 4 months n later glycomet 500 with aldactone for. another 2 mnths.. im not diabetic butstill take glycomet .will this somehow correct glycomet used for treating pcod.. ## Hello, Aina! How are you? Yes, it is often used to help with PCOD, because this is an oral antidiabetic medication and it has been found that problems with insulin resistance can cause PCOD in some people. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, flatulence and low blood sugar. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 5 months ago in Aldactone.
Sun, Aug 24 '14, 1:58 PM
nicovas 500
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my doctor has prescribed this medicine. i want to know what is the purpose of this medicine ## Are you certain that this is the correct name? I can't find any listings for anything under this name or something similar. Can you double check and post back, please? What country are you in? ## nicovas 500 doctor prescribe me,may i know for what purpose?regards,mir. ## any side effects if have nicovas 500 for long use ## nicovas 500 = inositol nicotinate tablet BP Side Effect Inositol nicotinate seems to be safe for most people. It can cause some side effects such as stomach upset, headache, nausea, burping, and hiccups. It might also cause liver damage like other niacin products in some people. Some inositol nicotinate products are promoted as "no-flush" niacin because some peop... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Niacin.
Mon, Apr 14 '14, 7:03 AM
Repace 25 side effects
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I have been advised to take Repace-25 (1-0-1) alongwith Zyloric 100 (2nos) daily for high bolld pressure(140/90) and for uric acid. I am having knee pain of late. Is it due to the Repace 25? What are side effects of takinf Repace-25? Shd I take Repace - 25 for a longer period? ## Repace contains the active ingredient Losartan and yes, it can cause some joint pain as a side effect in some people that take it. Have you talked to your doctor? You do need to take something to help lower your blood pressure, but should probably switch to a different medication. ## please let me have your expert advise on most safe (without any side effect) drug for HBP. I was advised the tab. amlopin - AT - in the morning and repace h at night. Since last one year I am having joint pain - knee / foot. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Fri, Sep 20 '13, 4:22 AM
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pl suggest the the side effects of biod3 strong taken daily one tablet by an woman of age 50 ## This is just a nutritional supplement that contains that contains a complex of vitamins that are important to your overall health. The ingredients are calcitrol, calcium carbonate, Vitamin K, Methylcobalamin, Magnesium and Zinc. Learn more Vitamin details here. Supplements aren't actually tested and studied for side effects, as is done with actual medications, but they have been known to cause nausea in some people. They are generally considered safe, as long as you follow the usage directions and don't exceed the recommended dosage. Is there anything else I can help with? ## it is safe when u feed ur baby.....pls reply ## My wife is suffering from Arthritis since 2011. But despite sh... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Calcitrol.
Mon, Dec 15 '14, 8:52 AM
sentanyl patch
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what are the effects of sentanyl 25mg, patch. Are they dangerous? Who makes them? ## I believe you're referring to Fentanyl, which is also sold under the name brand Duragesic. It is a very potent narcotic pain reliever. That said, yes they can be dangerous if not used properly and they do carry the risk of side effects, such as: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and constipation. Read more: The name brand Duragesic is made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the generics are made by several different companies. Do you have any other questions? ## let me tell you something most people taking this will not know unless you are subjected to the nightmare i was for year while being prescribe this drug. for reasons unknown to me i was not able to fill my scripts for weeks and sometimes months.. finally... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Fentanyl.
Fri, Apr 04 '14, 8:53 PM
Ibuprofen and stomach ulcers
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Is it safe for my wife to take Ibuprofen? She had two small stomach ulcers 12 years ago caused by H Pylori bacteria ## @Richard, Based on my research, regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can actually raise your risk for stomach ulcers. Although taking NSAIDs once in a while is safe for most people. Is Ibuprofen something your wife uses often? ## She just needs effective painkillers for a short time as she recovers from a hysterectomy. She started on paracetamol + codeine, but suffered problems with constipation from the codeine. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Ibuprofen.
Sun, Mar 24 '13, 12:59 AM

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