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Dr. Ira Katz
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Ak Dex (Overview)

AK-Dex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However , keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive) , acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
6 doctors shared insights

Ak Dex (Overview)

AK-Dex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Health insurance in fairbanks, ak dear doctors: my husband and i just moved to fairbanks, ak from ca. It turns out my health insurance (blue shield) from work doesn't have coverage outside of ca unless i go with ppo. I don't think it's affordable for me

Health insurance in fairbanks, ak dear doctors:
my husband and i just moved to fairbanks, ak from ca.  It turns out my health insurance (blue shield) from work doesn't have coverage outside of ca unless i go with ppo.  I don't think it's affordable for me

The : The easiest way to do this is to call the physician you would like to see there (do it backwards, find a good doctor then get the insurance) and ask them about the plans they accept and then do the research which one of those would be best and most economical for you. This is probably a good universal rule to follow. There are so many insurances and within each one so many plans that its easier to get help from the doctor you would like to see and the hospital they trust most. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat alaska pollock when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat alaska pollock when pregnant?

Yes: Pollock is low in mercury especially wild alaskan. Here is a reliable link to mercury levels in various fish: http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/guide.Asp. ...Read more

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Md recommended cancellation of blue light pdt for ak because he doesn't think pain side effect is worth the benefit. Is the treatment pain that bad?

Md recommended cancellation of blue light pdt for ak because he doesn't think pain side effect is worth the benefit.   Is the treatment pain that bad?

depends: You can have redness, discomfort and sun sensitivity for up to 10 days. Id you ask what alternative treatments he recommends? The best option depends on how many lesions you have an where they are located. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Dexamethasone phosph: No it can not be and it can be very dangerous if you use for that purpose. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However , keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive) , acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Just the opposite : Dexamethasone is not an anabolic steroid. Taking it without a doctor's prescription will cause serious health problems, including cushing's syndrome. The person will gain abdominal weight, lose muscle from arms and legs, the immune system may become suppressed. Etc. Not desirable. Patients taking this drug do so for other health problems and also deal with some side effects. ...Read more

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Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

No, a single course : of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ak, keratosis obturans and cholesteatoma?

What is the difference between ak, keratosis obturans and cholesteatoma?

Good questions: Keratosis obturans is a hyperkeratotic growth of superficial skin of the bony ear canal skin and as such is seborrheic dermatitis of the bony ear canal skin. Cholesteatoma, primary or secondary is a growth of skin in the middle ear arising from either a migration of skin from a perforation or congenital. Cholesteatoma is potentially dangerous and can destroy bone and result in serious disease. ...Read more

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Have diabetics almost 3 years now. I just arrived in USA & I used to take ZolidPlus 15mg 500mg and Amaryl (glimepiride) 1mg. Now I need similar medicine here in AK.

Have diabetics almost 3 years now. I just arrived in USA & I used to take ZolidPlus 15mg 500mg and Amaryl (glimepiride) 1mg. Now I need similar medicine here in AK.

Foreign Drug Names: ZolidPlus is ActoPlus Met (pioglitazone and metformin) here in the US and is available for less cost as a generic, pioglitazone 15/metformin 500. Amaryl is Amaryl here, most often sold as the generic glimepiride. These medications do require a prescription, so you will need to see a doctor to discuss your diabetes, check on your sugars and other labs, and obtain your prescriptions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ak to turn into scc skin cancer? ive had one for ten years then it regressed should i be worried it spread?

How long does it take for an ak to turn into scc skin cancer? ive had one for ten years then it regressed should i be worried it spread?

No worry: Had actinic keratosis turned into cancer, you would have seen it at that site. AK does not spread into other organs. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more