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Dr. John Michalski
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Agrylin (Overview)

Agrylin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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What is a substitute drug for agrylin (anagrelide) for essential thrombocytosis disease?

What is a substitute drug for agrylin (anagrelide) for essential thrombocytosis disease?

Hydroxyurea: Anagrelide not used much anymore due to the increase in fibrosis in the marrow. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Agrylin (Overview)

Agrylin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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What is a substitute drug that is cheaper than agrylin (anagrelide)?

What is a substitute drug that is cheaper than agrylin (anagrelide)?

None I know of: As far as I can tell, Agrylin is the only available form of the drug anagrelide. There are other options, but only your hematologist can tell you if they are appropriate for you, and I don't know whether they are cheaper or not. The oldest drug for this is Hydroxyurea which is often combined with aspirin. If you cannot afford drugs, the companies do have vouchers; check out Medicaid and/or ACA. ...Read more

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Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Mylotarg-cytarabine: Open these links: http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/mylotarg.Html http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/cytarabine.Html.

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What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

NovoRapid (insulin aspart) is Novolog: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin analog (this means it's been biochemically engineered to be more rapid acting than regular human insulin). Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the name used outside the usa for this product. Here in the usa, it is known as novolog. ...Read more

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Whats imatinib mesylate?

Whats imatinib mesylate?

Enzyme inhibitor: This drug, gleevec, (imatinib) is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and gastro-intestinal stromal tumors. It acts by inhibiting and enzyme produced by tumor cells. ...Read more

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States, Insulin aspart is marketed as the brand novolog. In the uk, europe and canada, aspart is sold as novorapid (insulin aspart). There are two other very similar rapid-acting insulins: Insulin lispro (by eli lilly) and Insulin glulisine (by sanofi). All three are sold around world. ...Read more

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What is a substitute drug that is cheaper than agrylin (anagrelide)?

None I know of: As far as I can tell, Agrylin is the only available form of the drug anagrelide. There are other options, but only your hematologist can tell you if they are appropriate for you, and I don't know whether they are cheaper or not. The oldest drug for this is Hydroxyurea which is often combined with aspirin. If you cannot afford drugs, the companies do have vouchers; check out Medicaid and/or ACA. ...Read more

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Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Does taking durea (hydroxyurea) reduces platelets count?

Does taking durea
 (hydroxyurea) reduces platelets count?

It can: Reduction in white blood cell count usually occurs before platelet count decreases. See this site for more info on side effects. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/hydroxyurea-oral-route/side-effects/DRG-20068109 ...Read more

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What is levocetirizine dihydrochloride brand name?

What is levocetirizine dihydrochloride brand name?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): Levocetirizne is the active, l-isomer of cetirizine. When you take plain cetirizine, 50% is levocetirizine, so there is 5mg of levocetirizine in 10mg of cetirizine. In other words, you could just take cetirizine. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are no dietary restrictions or common medication interactions, unlike the the maois. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is parnate (tranylcypromine) effective?

Is parnate (tranylcypromine) effective?

Absolutely: While no med works for everyone, historically maois including Parnate (tranylcypromine) are considered to be the most effective class of antidepressant, as they increase the amounts of all three major neurotransmitters thought to be involved in the treatment of depression. They are often only used when multiple agents have failed, thus they are working against a more difficult to treat illness, tempering this claim. ...Read more

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Anagrelide Hydrochloride (Definition)

Anagrelide hydrochloride is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more