After a restful Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted to discuss something with you. Steroid Tapers .
As you know, I have had a recent MS relapse . This one wasn’t one which I just wanted to “wait it out” for. I’ve done that with very minor bumps/relapses along the road during the recent years. In fact since switching drug treatment two years ago, my MS relapses had been more subtle and my MS has been more stable.
So until the last couple of weeks, I had not had a real-life, steroids-requiring MS relapse which sent me to the doctor’s office in search of treatment in a long while. This time around I knew that I would be asking for Solumedrol but it was just a matter of timing. I had concert commitments over the weekend and the Thanksgiving holiday was coming up.
MS was affecting my leg strength and causing foot drop (which is new to me) in my right foot, the same one which had been showing a bit of clonus during yoga sessi...
Generic Name: LEVETIRACETAM - ORAL Pronounced: (lev-eh-turr-RASS-ih-tam) Keppra XR Oral Uses
Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used in combination
with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Levetiracetam has
been shown to decrease the number of seizures in adults and children. It is not
known how it works to prevent seizures.
How To Use Keppra XR Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using
levetiracetam and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions
regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take the liquid and regular-release tablets by mouth as
directed by your doctor, usually twice daily with or without food. Crushing or
chewing the tablet may cause a bitter taste.
If you are using the liquid form of this medication,
carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not us...
A community member said, "I'm just about to run out of Citalopram over the period of three to four days. What can I expect from stopping suddenly?"
She went on to say, "I've been working non-stop the last two weeks and have now been snowed in so I haven't had a chance to get myself to the doctor to renew my prescription! Today is Thursday and I have one more dose until I'm out completely, and tomorrow I have no time to get to the doctor. What are some things I can expect to happen from stopping Citalopram suddenly? I know that if I am aware of the side effects then I will hopefully be able to handle them accordingly until Monday when I can get a repeat."
If this happens to you, the first thing you need to do is contact the pharmacy. They may be able to give you a few days supply until you can get an order for a refill.
If you only miss a few doses, the effects probably won't be too bad. If your pills are tablets, you can often cut them into smaller pieces using a pill splitter or...
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