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 Should i go to the hospital?
i just had my arm bitten off by a shark on my fishing vessel and im not losing that much blood or blacking out so WHAT DO I DO?
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ok im not blacking out or anything and ...


 broken heart = literal heart hurting?
I didn't know it would literally hurt? I thought it was just a figure of speech..

Q: Why does my heart/chest hurt?...


 21 yr/o female. having heart palpatations. chest pain. tightness.?
i can feel my heart hammering in my chest, along with pain in my chest and throat when i breathe. it started with symptoms of tight chest, like someone was sat on it! but now i get these plapatations ...


 I have high cholesterol and I was wondering, can I eat anything that doesn't have cholesterol in it?
I have been eating stuff like Starburst and Skittles because it doesnt have any cholesterol in it but is it still healthy for me to ...


 can someone just die from like a heart attack or stroke or do they feel it?
like if someone is going to die from a heart attack or stroke do they feel the pain like a day before or does it happen all of a ...


 My dad is in a coma due to a heart attack. What are the common signs of waking up ? what do we hope to see ?
I would like to know from other people's experience about some signs that they have seen and that have led to the recovery ? and what was the recovery like ......


 Why is my resting heart rate 76 beats per min?
is this too fast for someone who is aged19, male and doesn't much exercise!...


 i have a missing heart beat, can this be dangerous ?
i have a missing heart beat, can this be dangerous ?...


 Fear of having a heart attack?
i'm only 19 and i have a fear of having a heart attack, i get palpitations, tight feeling in my chest, can feel my pulse in my head, neck, stomach and sometimes in my legs and wrists, every time ...


 is this doctor right?
went to see a doctor last week ( not my regular one ) and checking my records found out that i had a heart attack last year ( i went with an unrelated problem ) and increased my dose of ramipril from ...



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Qualaflex
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This medication is used to treat pain and discomfort from muscle injuries such as strains, sprains, and spasms. It provides temporary relief and is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments (e.g., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication). This medication relaxes tight muscles and relieves pain, cramping, and stiffness so you can move around more and get back to doing your daily activities. Orphenadrine belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants.

 
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Uses
This medication is used to treat pain and discomfort from muscle injuries such as strains, sprains, and spasms. It provides temporary relief and is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments (e.g., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication). This medication relaxes tight muscles and relieves pain, cramping, and stiffness so you can move around more and get back to doing your daily activities. Orphenadrine belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.If you are taking this medication for a long time, laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed periodically to check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: unusual excitement, fast/irregular heartbeat, seizures.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor.Swallow the sustained-release tablets whole.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets.
  • Doing so can destroy the long action of the drug and may increase side effects.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or take it for longer than prescribed.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, blurred vision, widened pupils, weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and dry mouth may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, anxiety, hallucinations), shaking, fast/pounding heartbeat, fainting, difficulty urinating, eye pain.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking orphenadrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), stomach/intestinal ulcers or blockage, enlarged prostate, bladder problems, a certain esophagus problem (megaesophagus/cardio-spasm), a certain type of muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (e.g., fast heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, heart failure).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially confusion.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: propoxyphene.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), other muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

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