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Is it possible to feed naturly with pharmaceutical milk?

Is it possible to feed naturly with pharmaceutical milk?

Don't know what: "pharmaceutical milk" is. If you are talking about milk from transgenic animals, and if it is available-----don't drink it. ...Read more

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Are any of you doctors working for pharmaceutical industry?

Are any of you doctors working for pharmaceutical industry?

No: Though some physicians and pharmacists do research or speaking engagements sponsored and paid for by the industry, most of us do not. ...Read more

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Might there be any pharmaceuticals on the market that inhibit cortisol?

Yes: But they are only used in rare circumstances to inhibit cortisol production from certain kinds of tumors. There is an anti fungal rx (ketoconazole) which inhibits cortisol to some extent. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any pharmaceuticals on the market to inhibit cortisol(why or why not)?

Please tell me if there are any pharmaceuticals on the market to inhibit cortisol(why or why not)?

Mifepristone: Mifepristone (RU-486) is a cortisol receptor antagonist and is approved for the treatment of Cushing's syndrome in a variety of situations. Mifepristone also blocks the Progesterone receptor, making pregnancy impossible. ...Read more

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Is Clinique sunscreen effective or should I switch to something more "medical" (made by an actual pharmaceutical company)?

Is Clinique sunscreen effective or should I switch to something more "medical" (made by an actual pharmaceutical company)?

Sunscreen: Pick one with SPF at least 15 and apply liberally -thickly and reapply after swimming, toweling off. For photosensitive people I recommend reapplying every two hours. I like mechanical sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, then chemical sunscreens which can be irritating. Most sunscreens are made by the consumer products group of a pharmaceutical company. Most importantly, APPLY. ...Read more

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Why are suspensions are preferred instead of syrups in some cases , as active Pharmaceutical ingradient is same in both of them ..?

Syrup vs suspension: Syrups have medication mixed with concentrated sucrose solutions as vehicle for the medication so more palatable. Suspensions have active form of the medicine in liquid forms. ...Read more

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I'm using allergan (combigan and ganfort) for an advanced glaucoma. Are these the best drugs for treating glaucoma, or are there better ones?

I'm using allergan (combigan and ganfort) for an advanced glaucoma. Are these the best drugs for treating glaucoma, or are there better ones?

Glaucoma: Both combigan and ganfort are combination drops. Both contain timolol which would be unnecessary duplicate therapy with potential for side effects. This maybe something to address with your eye doc. However, it is often difficult to suggest alternatives in advanced glaucoma if a regimen is already working for you...a sort of ' don't fix what's not broken' approach. Good luck ...Read more

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I take 20mg of escitalopram made by teva usa pharmaceutical and Dr wants me to go up 5mg and there made by a different pharmaceutical does that matter?

Drugs: Generic drugs of supposed same strength from two different companies may not have the same potency. Check with your oharmacist for further information ...Read more