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Alferon N (Overview)

Alferon N is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What to do if I have hepatitis C and interferon did not work..?

What to do if I have hepatitis C and interferon did not work..?

Hep C Rx: Treatment options include: Direct antiviral agents (DAA's). DAA's are a group of different antiviral agents taken orally for a much shorter period of time than the other medications and will probably revolutionize the treatment of Hep C. Both new pills - Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) - work better than the current treatment for hepatitis C. They cure it more often & in less time ...Read more

Alferon N (Overview)

Alferon N is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What can you do for really bad perio d pai n ?

What  can  you  do  for  really  bad  perio d  pai n  ?

Ibuprofen: Many women find over the counter Ibuprofen (such as advil (ibuprofen) or midol) help with period-related pain. It would also be a good idea to discuss this with a physician to see if there are other problems that may need addressed beyond typical pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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Should my daughter/myself honestly get a flu shot? No flu shots for us yet but people we know who(work, school, etc.) did are really sick w/ flu!

Should my daughter/myself honestly get a flu shot? No flu shots for us yet but people we know who(work, school, etc.) did are really sick w/ flu!

No: I am not a fan of the flu shot as research shows it is not that effective and as you are seeing, many who got it are sick, sick. It is an individual choice. Follow your instincts. Vit d and elderberry can both prevent and treat the flu. ...Read more

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Mcrc patient aged 65. Drs not willing to Give any 5-FU drugs due to chest tightness . Tried Xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan . What can we do now ?

Mcrc patient aged 65. Drs not willing to
Give any 5-FU drugs due to chest tightness . Tried Xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan . What can we do now ?

Define met site.: Regardless of site and extent of mets, primary resection essential. This eliminates any other site of spread. PET/CT will determine met areas after primary removed. If as is usual, mets are to liver, microwave ablation, or chemo embolization or radioactive microspheres given to liver to control disease. Any pulmonary nodes removed thru thorascope. Most protocols contain 5FU (fluorouracil). ...Read more

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Are there any cures for asthma n breathing issues i don't know what exactly I have it seem like asthma but not sure it comes n go i've been coughing none stop i can't stand it when it starts i would be coughing like crazy i feel like something is clogging

Are there any cures for asthma n breathing issues i don't know what exactly I have it seem like asthma but not sure it comes n go i've been coughing none stop i can't stand it when it starts i would be coughing like crazy i feel like something is clogging

Could be: You could have asthma but it is easy enough to check it out. Se your physician and have a spirometry test (don't worry it doesn't involve any tubes down your throat.)). Between that test and your detailed history (when do these attacks occur, what are you doing at the time, etc) can either confirm or rule out asthma. Good luck. ...Read more

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My skin is sagging n my face is becoming less define. R there non invasive ways to sharpen the contours again plse? Eg facial exercise? Thanks!

My skin is sagging n my face is becoming less define. R there non invasive ways to sharpen the contours again plse? Eg facial exercise? Thanks!

Possibly: Read the wrinkle cure by nick perricone. A health life style: no alcohol, no tobacco, no junk food. 6 servings of fresh vegetables, at least one apple, spread out through the day with high quality protein and good fats in 6 equal meals, frequent brief exericses through the day that increase blood flow to the brain and skin, 7-8 hours of sleep, and managing stress skilfully to promote happiness. ...Read more

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How exactly do interferon alpha2a and ribavirin work to kill the HCV virus?

How exactly do interferon alpha2a and ribavirin work to kill the HCV virus?

Mechanism of action: Interferon Alpha 2a is a protein similar to infection fighting proteins released by white blood cells. Ribavirin is a prodrug that resembles purine RNA nucleotides. Therefore, Ribavirin interferes with the RNA replication of the hcv. ...Read more

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When does someone need imferon injections?

When does someone need imferon injections?

Imferon: Iron dextran complex is used in specific circumstances for people who have anemia due to lack of iron. ...Read more

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Hi docs, I do hv persistent cough day n nit with mucus when stressed. . X-ray chest n lung normal, HIV n tuberculosis negative. What cld be d prob?

Hi docs, I do hv persistent cough day n nit with mucus when stressed. . X-ray chest n lung normal, HIV n tuberculosis negative. What cld be d prob?

Many causes : Sinus drainage is the most likely cause for your age. Allergies, exposure to toxins, airborne contaminants, certain chronic infections , smoking, and COPD are also possibilities . COPD is unlikely at your age. An allergist, pulmonary doctor or your primary care doc can help you sort it out ...Read more

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Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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Why does the hep b shot hurt so much?

Why does the hep b shot hurt so much?

Hard to say.: All vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system so there is always some local pain due to the influx of immune type cells. Sometimes a vaccine can be injected close to a nerve or structure that is sensitive making the pain a bit more difficult. ...Read more

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Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. A similar immunologic response occurs with MMR ...Read more

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Really breathless hv anxiety n take xanx but xnx not helpn breathlesnss went to get bld wrk today did speroter test what else can it b hate fln ths wy?

Really breathless hv anxiety n take xanx but xnx not helpn  breathlesnss went to get bld wrk today did speroter test what else can it b hate fln ths wy?

Hyperventilation?: If you are truly hyperventilating, which causes a drop in carbon dioxide, you will feel better by re-breathing some of your air: this is commonly done by breathing in and out for a minute or so into a paper (not plastic) bag. Have other causes been excluded? Have you had a chest x-ray, d-dimer, bnp, tsh, hgb, echocardiogram? Did you have full pulmonary function tests? Your diffusing capacity? ...Read more

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Really breathless hv anxiety n take xanx but xnx not helpn breathlesnss went to get bld wrk today did speroter test what else can it b hate fln ths wy?

Really breathless hv anxiety n take xanx but xnx not helpn breathlesnss went to get bld wrk today did speroter test what else can it b hate fln ths wy?

Anxiety: I'm glad you & your doctor are working together to diagnose your anxiety problem -- sounds like you're checking diagnostic tests to be sure lungs and other things are healthy. Xanax (alprazolam) alone may not prevent anxiety attacks, and will probably cause sedation before full relief of generalized anxiety disorder (if present). Please consider seeing a psychiatrist for specialized evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My face skin sometimes is red and hot . I used many good cremes but they were n't useful .

My face skin sometimes is red and hot . I used  many good cremes but  they were n't useful .

Red skin: You should use a moisturizer like virgin coconut oil.The trick in seeing results is that you use it for an extended period for at least a month to see good results. ...Read more

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Does priorin n effective in alopecia?

Does priorin n effective in alopecia?

Doubt it: I do not think this drug has been evaluated bt the fda, so one has no way of knowing. ...Read more

Interferon Alfa N3 (Definition)

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