I am a child/adult psychiatrist in Austin, TX and I have been treating a boy with Tourette’s for 3 years. Up until last month, he has presented with moderate multiple tics, mostly motor (mouth grimace, eye roll, foot twisting), but he does sniff and grunt sometimes. He also has had some OCD symptoms (wanting symmetry) and some chronic low-level defiance.
In an individual who has been diagnosed with asthma, the focus of contemporary treatment emphasizes prevention of symptoms such as breathlessness, chest discomfort, cough, mucus production, and wheezing. Certain asthma medications, sometimes referred to as “controller medicine,” are designed and prescribed to maintain normal lung function, and to prevent an exacerbation of asthma — what used to be called an asthma “attack”. Identification of an individual’s asthma triggers and avoidance of exposure to the triggers are other ways to prevent an asthma exacerbation.
With approximately 200,000 asthmatics and an untold number of allergy sufferers in the Washington area, we all have friends, acquaintances or family members for whom wheezing, sneezing and itching are a way of life. But don’t be misled: allergies are devastating illnesses for the 10 percent to 15 percent with serious disease.
In treating acute exacerbations, both oral and parenteral glucocorticosteroids (GCSs) are equally effective. Unless your patient is moribund, prednisone will work just as quickly and as well as equivalent parenteral doses of hydrocortisone or methylpred-nisolone.
There are a number of sensible lifestyle habits that can help avoid constipation. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of liquids – especially water – is highly recommended to help avoid constipation. Try to avoid too much of caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea, or cola drinks.
Yes, your smoking will affect your child with newly diagnosed asthma. Your child will be affected in many different ways.
This drug belongs to a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAID). It is recommended to treat such symptoms as inflammation, pain and fever. This medication possesses the same effect as naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) and ibuprofen (Motrin).
Bactrim is an antibiotic that is taken to treat different types of bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, bronchitis, ear infections (otitis), traveler’s diarrhea, and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. It fights bacteria in your body.
Taking the recommended adult dose of two Senokot Tablets or two Senokot-S Tablets (or two teaspoons of Senokot Granules or Senokot Syrup) at bedtime should help provide relief of constipation overnight. The maximum dose is 4 tablets twice daily for adults.
Over-the-counter (OTC) sales of laxatives generate $400 million annually in the United States. Because approximately 30% of healthy elderly people use laxatives regularly, the elderly contribute substantially to this $400 million market.
Melperone is a butyrophenone with general properties similar to those of haloperidol. It is given as the hydrochloride by mouth or by intramuscular injection for the management of psychoses such as schizophrenia and in disturbed behaviour doses are expressed as the hydrochloride. A usual oral dose is up to 400 mg daily in divided doses.
What is your opinion/experience on using Haldol IM in large doses (100mg. x 3 and 300mg/month for maintenance) for rapid tranquillization? I have been doing this in a prison population with good results, but wonder what risks may be. The use of injectable haloperidol (non-decanoate) intramuscular (IM) for “rapid tranquilization;” 2.
On the spectrum of antimicrobial effect it is similar to penicillin. The drug is active against gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms (meningococci, streptococci, pneumococci, staphylococci, gonococci).
Jasmine was doing well when she was invited to sleep over at her friend Katelynn’s home. Jasmine’s mother didn’t know that Kate-lynn had a dog and a cat.
It is well known that constipation is a common problem among the elderly and that serious mechanical problems, such as bowel perforation or bowel obstruction, can result from constipation. Also well known is the association of fecal impaction with diarrhea and even incontinence.
An 8-year-old boy is brought to your office because of a chronic cough. His mother says that he coughs frequently throughout the day and will have symptoms 2 or 3 nights a month as well.
The name of your medicine is Epilim 100mg Crushable Tablets. Epilim Crushable contains a medicine called sodium valproate. It belongs to a group of medicines called anti-convulsants or anti-epileptic agents.
It is the purpose of this communication to present the symptoms and the findings associated with chronic fecal impaction in children, and to outline a method of treatment. This distressing condition is not rare, and it may easily go unrecognized. It causes disturbing psychologic problems for both the child and the parents — problems that can quickly abate when the cause is known and the treatment started.
Imuran is prescribed together with other pills to prevent kidney transplant rejection. It may also be recommended to cure the symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis.
A successful treatment for specific phobias should decrease the fear-driven avoidance behavior. Coupled with reducing the avoidance are two related problems.
Floxin is a popular medicine that has been labeled as a quinolone antibiotic. It diminishes many types of bacterial infections like chronic bronchitis, prostate infections, skin infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginal and infections of urinary tract, pneumonia. It will not work for flu, colds or viral infections.
US only contains specifications for a solution and a concentrated liquid. Freely soluble in water sparingly soluble in methyl alcohol practically insoluble in toluene.
A colourless or slightly yellow, transparent liquid. It solidifies on cooling to form a crystalline mass.
Several classes of drug have been the subject of research. These are beta blockers, anxiolytics of the benzodiazepine class, and antidepressants.
Stimulant laxatives are thought to act on the intramural nervous plexus or intestinal smooth muscle. There is some reason to be concerned that prolonged use of any of the stimulant laxatives may damage the myenteric plexus, thereby impairing bowel function.