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  • in reply to: DISULFIRAM — Description #863

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    Yes, this drug may be crushed if you prefer. Then it could be mixed with water, tea, milk, coffee, or fruit juices.

    in reply to: HYDROCORTISONE CREAM — Description #845

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    No, hydrocortisone cream is not recommended to be used on cracked lips or skin. It would be best to use a healing ointment or lip balm to let the corners of your mouth to recover. If it persists, consult with your doctor so he could assess if the is an underlying health condition.

    in reply to: Hydroxycholoroquine A Cure for Covid-19? #725

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    Yes, in India it is being used.

    in reply to: Hydroxycholoroquine A Cure for Covid-19? #711

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    Yes, it seems so. Even leading researchers from well-known universities, such as University of Oxford, claim that it is still possible to use hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 prevention and that researches and clinical trials on its use should not be discarded prematurely.

    in reply to: Hydroxycholoroquine A Cure for Covid-19? #709

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    There seems to be a divide right now whether we should or should not take this medication. But an epidemiology professor from Yale University, Dr. Harvey Risch, has mentioned that studies that say that hydroxychloroquine does not work is not entirely accurate. He said that the results doesn’t show a positive outcome not because the medication is ineffective but because in those studies made by other researchers, the medication is used too late. The disease has already progressed much when it was given.

    in reply to: Hydroxycholoroquine A Cure for Covid-19? #707

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a tablet to be taken by mouth. The National Institute for the Infectious Disease in Italy has suggested 400mg of Hydroxychloroquine to be given once a day. Alternatively,500mg of Chloroquine may be administered once a day, together with another antiviral.

    in reply to: Fighting against Covid-19 with Chloroquine #705

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    Based on the guidelines published, in China, their National Health Commission recommended 300mg of Chloroquine twice a day up to 10 days. On the other hand, in Italy, their National Institute for the Infectious Disease recommends 400mg Hydroxychloroquine once a day or 500mg Chloroquine once a day, in combination with another antivirals.

    in reply to: Fighting against Covid-19 with Chloroquine #702

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    Yes, chloroquine is able to decrease febrile episodes because this medication is also known to have antipyretic activities.

    in reply to: Hydroxycholoroquine A Cure for Covid-19? #698

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    Yes, the virus has made all of us scared for our life. We used to think that when you get infected, it would be the start of the end of our life. All we know was that it is deadly. But thanks to the experts, we were able to know that there is a chance for survival – that medicines used to treat other diseases in the past, could actually help us against our fight with Covid.


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    Among antihistamines, Levocetirizine is known to be non-drowsy. However, there could still be instances that it can still cause sleepiness in a a number of people. So before driving or using tools and machines, it would be best that you make sure that your reactions are normal and not sluggish.

    in reply to: NALTREXONE — Description #682

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    Naltrexone could have adverse effects to a person’s liver. So even before starting this, blood test will be done to ensure that the liver is functioning well enough to tolerate the medication. Routine testing will generally then be done every month for the first 3 months, afterwhich, frequency will be reduced. However, depending on the status of your liver, frequency of blood tests may still be increased.

    in reply to: ESOMEPRAZOLE — Description #680

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    A study between omeprazole and omeprazole has shown that esomeprazole is able to inhibit acid far superior than omeprazole. Forty milligrams of esomeprazole is more effective than double the standard dose of omeprazole. Also, esomeprazole is well-tolerated by the patients. Thus, between the two, esomeprazole is the better drug.

    in reply to: DAPOXETINE — Description and Side Effects #678

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    The side effects from these medication can usually be reduced by drinking a full glass of water when taking it. Hope this will be effective to you too. =)

    in reply to: LISINOPRIL — Description #676

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    When you are taking lisinopril, it is recommended to avoid avoid moderately high or high potassium foods in your diet since this may cause an excessive increase of potassium in your blood. Having very high potassium levels in your blood could cause your heart to beat irregularly, and may even lead to heart attack. Salt substitutes or potassium supplements must not be used while taking lisinopril, unless advised by your doctor.

    in reply to: LISINOPRIL — Side Effects and Special Considerations #674

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    Drinks with alcohol content may enhance the blood pressure-lowering effects of this medication which would increase the side-effects of lisinopril such as dizziness and cause you to faint. It would therefore be best to avoid alcohol while on this medication.

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