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Posted 8 Jan 2012 by • 4 answers
My father had esophagus cancer some eight years ago and lost a lot of weight. He can only eat small amounts at each meal and almost everything causes sever acid reflex. As a result he has conditioned himself to only eat those things that don't cause him pain, all of which have no nutritional ...
Posted 26 Aug 2013 by • 3 answers
Elderly lady has people coming in to apply patch but but not always around 12 hrs later. Plus... patient wants to use it continuously.
Posted 26 Jun 2013 by • 3 answers
My mom is 96years old and in a wheelchair. She is very unhappy with her life in a nursing home. She has high anxiety and extreme nervous energy and is bored, but nursing home activities do not interest her nor television. Can Trazodone help with all this along with helping her to sleep? She is ...
Posted 15 days ago by • 0 answers
My Mom has late-stage alzheimers and she's sundowning between the hours of 3-5 in the afternoon & she's on Seroquel. I want to know if (trazadone) is better then Seroquel
Posted 4 Dec 2017 by • 0 answers
I don't understand why the label doesn't say what the drug treats. I help an elderly legally blind lady with a talking prescription reader which is a great device but it doesn't tell her what the Rx is for! How are patients (and caregivers) supposed to memorize these difficult drug ...
Posted 22 Nov 2017 by • 0 answers
Posted 4 Nov 2017 by • 1 answer
My mother is 82 years old bed bound & has been taking warfarin which has been thinning her blood too much . The GP has suggested apixaban 5mg twice a day .I'm very nervous and concerned about this drug should I be ?
Posted 13 May 2014 by • 1 answer
I am caring for my elderly mother 86, she takes Hydrocodone 10-325. The label says 1/2 to 1 pill every four hours as needed. But then I read that exceeding 325mg of acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage. What's the deal?
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Posted 3 Aug 2017 by • 0 answers
It sticks to her brief when I pull it down and pulls off new skin, then we have to start all over again. It looks worse than when we started using it. She is not able to do anything but sit all day, sleeps in a lift-chair, too heavy to lie down to sleep, cannot sleep on side anyway and will not go ...
Posted 19 Oct 2014 by • 1 answer
Is there something at Walmart [over the counter] that I can use instead of cephalexin. I am on a fixed income and elderly and can't afford the script for my dog. He has hotspots.
Posted 18 Apr 2017 by • 0 answers
Elderly mother can no longer swallow pills.
Posted 4 Jan 2017 by • 0 answers
What is the best way to administer medication like docusat 100mg, or fish oil capsule for elderly person wit Dysphagia? We crush other medications. Thanks.
Posted 1 Nov 2016 by • 1 answer
He is falling down and having difficulty keeping his balance due to weakness in the hind end. He is almost 14 years old which is elderly for a greyhound. Would there be something else that would be more beneficial to help his weakness and possibly pain?