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Is there any chances of getting cancer if the normal person takes hydroxyurea or anagrelide more than a month?
I say no: The talk of an increased leukemia risk has been with us since the 1970s without anybody being able to measure it. If it's real, it's tiny. Anagrelide isn't under suspicion. If some overzealous practitioner went after a high platelet count without good reason, I'm sorry but you'll be fine. Why do you ask? ...Read more
ET: anagrelide is not indicated for thrombocytopenia. It is one of drugs used in essential thrombocythemia - i.e. having too much platelets. discuss with your hematologist in detail. anagrelide is not my first line therapy for ET. if you are on anagrelide- you may want to discuss with your MD about option of switching it when you grow older to other medication like hydroxyurea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking ginkgobiloba+ginseng, its working great.Will this effect stay constant if i keep taking them or will i need to start taking higher dosages?
Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He has high b.P so he has taken suitable medicine with more dosage now his b.P is 75/110 he takes 1 and half tablet every day should he reduce to 1?
Varies: Each drug has a "therapeutic window" or zone where any dose is likely to do the job intended and not result in significant side effects.In drugs with a narrow window, precise dosing is important, when it is wide, not so much. An overdose of some chemo drugs may kill you, while a double dose of Claritin will do nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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