Category Archives: Medicine

Ibuprofen and Alcohol – Can You Take Ibuprofen with Alcohol?

Dangerous combination! Irrespective of whether the painkiller is taken after a few beers, or before a couple of glasses of wine or hard liquor, it’s not recommended either way. Continue reading

Fexofenadine HCl – Caution Against Fexofenadine Use

Fexofenadine HCl is prescribed under the brand name Allegra. Fexofenadine is prescribed by physicians to treat running nose, sneezing, itching in the eyes, watering of eyes etc. The important thing to remember about Fexofenadine is that it should never be taken without doctor’s knowledge.

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Can I Get Relief From Pain Without Using Pills?

Some good news for pain sufferers is that many options exist to get relief from pains and aches, which is not about swallowing pills. There are many ways other than taking pills to get relief from pains. Through this article I will discuss some of them in short. Before settling for any pain relief therapies, it is very important that the patient talks to her/his doctor. The doctor considers various factors which need to be considered before opting for any treatment, which includes one’s medical condition & history.

Some of the options I am going to discuss are, Pain Relief with Acupuncture, Pain Relief With Stress Management, Pain Relief with Exercise, Pain Relief with Diet and Supplements, Bioelectric Therapy, and Pain Relief with Physical Therapy. Continue reading

Treating Dramamine Overdose

People who should avoid using Dramamine are those with prostate condition, or if they are suffering from any type of stomach ulcers, bladder problems, if they are experiencing difficulty urinating. Also people with glaucoma, asthma, or abnormal heart rhythms should not use dimenhydrinate or Dramamine.

Dramamine reduces nausea and vomiting, and can hide symptoms of overdose of other medicines. In some cases it may also hide the symptoms of appendicitis. Taking dimenhydrinate or Dramamine along with any alcoholic beverages, antihistamines, tranquilizers, or other nervous-system depressants. If taken with alcohol there is a possibility of the combination resulting in excessive dizziness, drowsiness, or sometimes signs of depression in the nervous system. Continue reading

Overdose of Naproxen, Aleve

In this article we will discusses poisoning from an overdose of naproxen.

Naproxen overdose symptoms may include one or combination of the following; nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, blurred vision, seizures, sweating, numbness or tingling, reduced urine production, stomach pain, ringing in the ears, & slow breathing.

Lets get into a little detail about Naproxen. Also known as Aleveu it is a common painkiller used by Canadians has according to research been linked to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Till now majority of anti-inflammatory drugs like Naproxen (Aleve) ibuprofen (Motrin) were used to reduce the risk of heart attack. They helped making platelets less sticky as a result of which the risk of forming a blood clot would get reduced. This process helped them from getting stuck in an artery. Continue reading

Excedrin Overdose Treatment

Excedrin acts as pain reliever and fever reducer. It is also used to treat headache (including migraine), toothaches, backache, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and arthritis, colds and sinus infections. The doctor may prescribe Excedrin to relieve aches and pains other than the above-mentioned problems.

Taking more than the dose recommended by physician can cause health problems that can get very serious, problems like liver damage. In case you or some you know has overdosed on Excedrin, seek medical help or contact a poison control center immediately. Both for children as well as adults prompt medical attention is critical even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms. Just knowing that someone has taken more Excedrin than recommended by the doctor is enough reason to see and inform the doctor right away. Continue reading

Methadone Overdose

Methadone overdose is a serious medical emergency. As reported by federal and state officials, Methadone is increasingly being abused by drug users for recreation and is causing an alarming increase in methadone overdoses and deaths. Methadone is a drug valued for treating heroin addiction and for soothing chronic pain. Methadone’s delayed narcotic effect and its lack of a potent high are important reasons the drug can be so dangerous.

Symptoms of Methadone overdose may include slow and shallow breathing – that too with great difficulty, weak pulse, sometimes the breathing altogether stops which leads to death, bluish skin, fingernails and lips, spasms of the stomach, intestinal tract, constipation, low blood pressure, pinpoint pupils, drowsiness, disorientation, and coma.
When Methadone overdose is suspected, one should make arrangements to visit the doctor or better still call for an ambulance at the earliest. Continue reading

Iron Overdose Symptoms

Iron is a mineral whose primary function is to carry oxygen in the body, by way of hemoglobin in the blood and of myoglobin in the muscles. The body increases or decreases iron absorption according to its need. Including vitamin C -ascorbic acid in one’s daily meal increases iron absorption. Continue reading

Vitamin D Overdose

One of the world’s foremost authorities on vitamin D metabolism and physiology said, “Worrying about vitamin D Overdose or toxicity of vitamin D is like worrying about drowning when you are dying of thirst.” He challenged anyone in the scientific community to present even a single case of vitamin D toxicity in adults from ingestion of up to 1,000 ug (40,000 IU) a day. Vieth’s challenge remains unanswered and his work remains unrefuted. Continue reading

Treating Ibuprofen Overdose Patients

Note: If you are overdose on ibuprofen or any other medicine/drug call the emergency now!

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which helps to relieve pain and/or swelling or inflammation. Ibuprofen is used on patients to relieve them of pains like, headaches, backaches, toothache, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, athletic injuries, or even arthritis. Ibuprofen is sometimes also used for reducing fever and to relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold or flu.

How does Ibuprofen Work? Ibuprofen works by blocking the enzyme in our body, which are responsible for making prostaglandins. Decreasing this prostaglandins helps to reduce pain, swelling, and fever. Continue reading