13 Answered Questions for the topic Medication

11/09/19

Dont Understand Reconstituting Medications Questions

Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate oral suspension bottle instructs you to add 53 mL of water and shake vigorously. This makes 100 mL suspension for a concentration of 200mg per 5mL. Refrigerate after... more

05/07/19

Why do doctors prescribe steroid tablets even though they know the side effects?

Sometimes doctors prescribe steroid tablets to suppress pain for diseases, such as arthritis. Why do they prescribe it even though they know the side effects?
Medication Nursing

05/06/19

How can I get a researcher to research a drug for my affliction?

I have a relatively rare disease, and just recently discovered that a drug helps me with some of my symptoms. The drug is not approved by the FDA for how I am using it. Who do I contact, and how... more

05/05/19

Preemptive treatment for alcohol?

It's commonly accepted that most treatments for enteral poisons aren't very useful for alcohol, because it is absorbed so rapidly. For example, by the time a hospital could administer activated... more
Medication Nursing Dosage

04/27/19

How exact are the times for how long to wait between pills?

A 120mg pill of Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride), for example, lasts for 12 hours. You are not supposed to take another Sudafed pill before the 12 hours are up. **How exact is this 12-hour... more
Medication Pharmacology Dosage

04/18/19

How exact are the times for how long to wait between pills?

A 120mg pill of Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride), for example, lasts for 12 hours. You are not supposed to take another Sudafed pill before the 12 hours are up.**How exact is this 12-hour... more

04/16/19

Alternative to caffeine - same effects, different chemical?

I seem to have a problem with caffeine. I tend to experience a lot of the negative effects, like diuresis, extreme hunger suppression and paranoia, at two or three cups of coffee, while I don't... more
Medication Nursing

04/11/19

Effects of ARBs on potassium levels?

Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly used to treat hypertension. One of the side effects of these drugs is to raise serum potassium levels. This occurs because ARBs block the... more
Medication Nursing Depression

04/05/19

Will an increased dosage of Quetiapine increase somnolence?

According to a psychiatric nurse in the UK, the dosage of Quetiapine in the treatment of depression does not proportionally influence somnolence / sleepiness during the day. The dosage is taken at... more
Medication Nursing Medications

04/04/19

Use of antibiotics and the night gap?

I was wondering, if medications such as antibiotics are to be taken 4 times or more a day (so every 6 hours), what happens during the night with such a long gap in between (8 hours). I have heard... more
Medication Pharmacology

03/16/19

Why does the weight matter when consuming a certain amount of a specific drug?

My question is actually referred to hallucinogenic substances, in particular to mushrooms.I can understand why alcohol or other substances that relate to body mass (fat in some cases) affect people... more
Medication Nursing

03/13/19

Why does the weight matter when consuming a certain amount of a specific drug?

My question is actually referred to hallucinogenic substances, in particular to mushrooms. I can understand why alcohol or other substances that relate to body mass (fat in some cases) affect... more
Medication

07/16/14

Amount of Diluent

A medication somes in a vial of 5.0g. How much diluent must you add so that each Ml contains 500mg?

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