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are there any medications i should avoid if i have pheochromocytoma

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Patient information is available from the national adrenal disease foundation (nadf) 505 northern blvd; great neck, ny 11021. Email [email protected]

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
not a lot: There is not a lot you can do. The attacks are unpredictable. The excess adrenaline comes from the adrenal. Foods high in tyramine may exacerbate th ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Have it treated: Are you having the pheochromocytoma treated with surgical excision? Your doctors should have you on a specific course of pre-operative medical therapy ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
13 years experience in Cardiology
Talk to your doctor.: Those are both serious conditions. You should talk to your doctor before taking anything. You should probably see an endocrinologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Alcohol; check w/MD: Most drugs are metabolized by the liver and/or kidney. Cirrhotic liers are scarred and have less active liver cells. Many cirrhotic patients can take ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Fiber suppliments: Fiber suppliments should be avoided.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Thiamine and B12: Excess alcohol intake typically leads to rapid loss of thiamine and b12.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: You should definitely avoid flagyl, an antibiotic that will cause vomiting if taken with alcohol. You should also avoid taking any ssri's - antidepres ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Certain medications are processed by the kidney and may cause injury if not monitored. You should discuss all your medications, prescription and over- ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Check the labels: Also only use high quality pharmaceutical grade supplements and neutraceuticals, as the cheap stuff is from asian countries that don't have FDA oversi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience in Family Medicine
PCOS: Generally there aren' any dietary recommendations of food to avoid. However, one of the treatments for pcos is metformin which is used to control bl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Maybe: Some doctors recommend staying away from "bladder irritants" which mostly include products that are carbonated or have caffeine. My advice is to stay ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perhaps: Some physicians prefer that you hold blood thinners, such as aspirin, coumadin, warfarin, plavix, aggrenox, & others, or if you take Mestinon (pyridos ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: Exercise and some supplements are safe and good for you. I would avoid supplements that contain iodine. A healthy life style and healthy diet are ve ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Gluten: In august 2009 scientific american reported on the correlation between gluten sensitivity, leaky gut & autoimmune like psoriasis.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wall
36 years experience in Family Medicine
ABCD: There is a simple mnemonic to help remember the 4 drug (classes) to avoid in wolf parkinson white (WPW) syndrome: the mneumonic is "abcd" adenos ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Check with MD: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare disease that has been only described in patients who received either a muscle relaxant or inhalational agents such as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Simple answer - no: The statin drugs have now been used for indefinite periods in humans now for over 25 years and are incredibly safe and well tolerated without long ter ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Mild intermittent constipation can be self-treated. However, these are important issues to discuss periodically with your doctor. She may want to eval ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Not advised: I would not drink alcohol with a history of seizures.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
PreSurgical meds: I am not a surgeon, but i know you should avoid Aspirin or products containing aspirin. This would include alka selzer, b c powders, pepto bismol (bis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: 1. Are you overweight? 2. Is your hip to waist ratio above .9 for woman and 1 for man? 3. Do you get out of breath quickly with any exercise? 4. Do ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
NSAID's: Non-steroidals such as Ibuprofen can be used for headache or fever if you have an allergy to paracetamol.
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