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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

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Why is it that nothing natural is sold by pharmaceutical companies?

Why is it that nothing natural is sold by pharmaceutical companies?

Definition: "natural" is an advertiser's term used by people offering remedies that are usually not evidence-based and are often derived from plants, though they may instead be synthetic vitamins made from petroleum. The botanical (vinca, taxol) and hormonal (insulin, melatonin) remedies that are powerful therapeutic agents are as natural (or more) than the stuff promoted by the glitzy ads on the internet. ...Read more

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How can I find if a pharmaceutical drug has a patent or is generic?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist should be able to explore this information for which ever drug you need info on. Take care. ...Read more

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Could pharmaceutical companies purposely not cure people of illness?

No: No. Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars and a decade to bring most drugs to market. Not all diseases are simple to cure. We are lucky to have new drugs for different conditions in development and doctors, researchers, and companies do the best they can to develop vaccines, preventions, treatments, and cures. Not all drugs are perfect, so we strive for better ones. ...Read more

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Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read more

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What are the non pharmaceutical ways of controlling premature ejaculation?

What are the non pharmaceutical ways of controlling premature ejaculation?

To help PE: To deal with premature ejaculation, it's essential that you learn to recognize the point just before orgasm, and practice controlling this. Methods include the "start-stop" and the "squeeze" techniques. You can learn these either with a cooperative partner, or by yourself. Here's a brief article by dr. Ruth: http://tinyurl.Com/d6bq94a good luck! ...Read more

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One of my eyes became smaller, I am using allergan andoptiflox but both of them are useless?

One of my eyes became smaller, I am using allergan andoptiflox but both of them are useless?

Eye smaller: Usually an eye does not get smaller. Perhaps the other eye is swelling due to allergy or something and is making the other eye look smaller. It would take an examination by your doctor or eye doctor to answer your question fully. ...Read more

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Natural asthma solutions? Are there any non-pharmaceutical remedies for asthma that you can recommend?

Natural asthma solutions? Are there any non-pharmaceutical remedies for asthma that you can recommend?

Don't be foolish: If you have asthma the disease is a real risk to health and life where appropriate medications are very effective and infinitely safer. You are risking "life and limb". Don't be foolish. See a primary care or specialist. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.

Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.

No OTC treatment: There are no OTC medications effective against urethritis. At your age of 17, and assuming you are sexually active, urethritis means STD -- gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). You need professional examination, diagnostic tests, and treatment with prescription antibiotics. Do it ASAP; every day you delay increases the chance of serious complications. Good luck! ...Read more