Mon Mar 19 2018

Category: Medications

Treating Migraine Headaches

Posted in Ache / Pain, Head / Neck, Medications

Migraine headaches are a major problem.  They are the most common cause of headaches.  One of the things about migraine headaches that I recommend is that people not necessarily get the narcotic treatment.  What you need for a migraine headache, realistically, is a medication designed to attack the migraine such as a triptan.  The triptan [&hellip

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Oxycodone Abuse

Posted in Ache / Pain, Drug / Alcohol Abuse, Medications

Oxycodone is a problem.  The thing about oxycodone is it's used commonly as a pain medication for people.  In some cases, this certainly has a role.  Unfortunately, it is also a substance of abuse.  It's a substance which you can get used to using and run into great difficulties.  As physicians, we have to be [&hellip

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ADHD Medication Abuse in Teens

Posted in ADHD, Drug / Alcohol Abuse, Hospital / Doctor Care, Medications, Parenting & Pregnancy, Teen Health

Calls to poison control centers about teens abusing attention deficit drugs soared 76% over eight years.  That's sobering evidence of the dangerous consequences of prescription misuse.  That's according to a new study.  The calls were from worried parents, emergency room doctors, and others seeking advice on how to deal with the problem which can be [&hellip

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Stevens–Johnson Syndrome

Posted in Ache / Pain, Allergies, Ears, Nose & Throat, Medications, Skin

Stevens–Johnson syndrome is a very serious complication of allergies.  The Stevens–Johnson is often associated with Bactrim or other medications, and these medications could be neurologic medications or pain medications.  When you get Stevens-Johnson, you'll actually get peeling of skin as well as the lips peeling.  We call it scalded skin syndrome.  It can be very [&hellip

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Side-Effects of Flexeril

Posted in Foods / Drinks, Medications, Musculoskeletal, Sleep

Flexeril is a medication that I believe is very effective at releasing muscle problems and relaxing muscles, but Flexeril is not perfect.  It causes relaxation, but also sedation.  People who take Flexeril, especially if they mix it with alcohol, can run into big problems with drowsiness.  The medication is often prescribed three times a day, [&hellip

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Medication Compliance Is Key for Diabetes Control

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Medications

There are numerous diabetes medications out there and I think the important thing that you have to realize is that with diabetes and diabetes medications, compliance is key, but careful followup is also important.  By that, I mean you should be checked on a regular basis to see if and when you're having things that [&hellip

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Treating Fibromyalgia

Posted in Ache / Pain, Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Medications, Mental Health, Musculoskeletal, Nerves

Fibromyalgia is a health problem where people have areas and trigger points where they suffer from pain.  The thing about fibromyalgia that you have to understand is that treatment is not often aimed at dealing with the pain, but dealing with the underlying stress.  For instance, some antidepressants can work very well in people who [&hellip

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Post-Surgical Pain Can Be Treated Effectively

Posted in Ache / Pain, Hospital / Doctor Care, Medications

Post-surgical pain is definitely something which cannot be minimized.  Fortunately, in the hospital setting, most people are aware that you can treat post-surgical pain effectively by essentially doing what you can to reduce the pain and inflammation.  Often, that is done through narcotic analgesics, but we have to be careful because you don't want to [&hellip

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Multiple Medications Can Cause an Allergic Reaction

Posted in Allergies, Medications

Multiple medications can be a source of an allergic reaction.  If people take many medicines, you're not sure if they're reacting to one medicine or the combination.  You have to realize when medicines are combined, they interact with each other as well as the body.  So, if you find that you're starting to develop a [&hellip

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Getting Treatment for STDs Is Essential

Posted in Diseases, Infections, Medications, Sexual Health, Viruses

They are called sexually transmitted diseases and they are embarrassing to talk about.  I know that and people who suffer from them know it.  But the bottom line is if you don't get them treated, and you don't deal with the problem and don't have your partner treated, it can cause all sorts of problems [&hellip

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