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what is the drug of choice in us cities now

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Legal or not?: The number one prescribed 'drug' is Oxycontin which has a huge street market. Also in the running is Lipitor (atorvastatin) (now generic ) as the mos ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidog ... Read More
Dr. Stanley Berger
33 years experience Cardiology
Alternatives: Prasugrel (Effient) and Ticagrelor (Brilinta) use have increased in recent years. There are differences in indications and dosing that you will need ... Read More
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. http://www.drug ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem wit ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
31 years experience Vascular Surgery
Lots: Lots of good safe choices...Sulfa drugs, quinolones etc. See your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Alcohol: Despite the lip service, society does little of real benefit for children who run away to escape intolerable home conditions. You will be told "d ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Spiramycin.: Spiramycin, pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine, Azithromycin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole are in decreasing order of preference the agents to use for tox ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It depends: All acne is chronic. You describe scarring. The burning question right now is whether you can be managed on topical benzoyl peroxide plus perhaps a sy ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
27 years experience Podiatry
No such thing: There are many good arthritis drugs and the drug of choice is more individual than anything. I use Mobic (meloxicam) and Duexis the most due to less s ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Amebiasis: Treatment is Metronidazole and Paromycin. This should be handled by your doctor and not self treatment.
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