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What is a substitute drug that is cheaper than agrylin (anagrelide)?

What is a substitute drug that is cheaper than agrylin (anagrelide)?

None I know of: As far as I can tell, Agrylin is the only available form of the drug anagrelide. There are other options, but only your hematologist can tell you if they are appropriate for you, and I don't know whether they are cheaper or not. The oldest drug for this is Hydroxyurea which is often combined with aspirin. If you cannot afford drugs, the companies do have vouchers; check out Medicaid and/or ACA. ...Read more

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Anagrelide Hydrochloride (Definition)

Anagrelide hydrochloride is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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What is a substitute drug for agrylin (anagrelide) for essential thrombocytosis disease?

What is a substitute drug for agrylin (anagrelide) for essential thrombocytosis disease?

Hydroxyurea: Anagrelide not used much anymore due to the increase in fibrosis in the marrow. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any chances of getting cancer if the normal person takes hydroxyurea or anagrelide more than a month?

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

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How long does anagrelide or hydroxyurea takes time to reduces platelet counts?

How long does anagrelide or hydroxyurea takes time to reduces platelet counts?

Half life of platele: The half life time (t/2) is the number of days that needed to reduce the platelet count to half its number.
the platelet T/2 is 7-10 days.
in other words it needs 7-10 days to see effect of the drugs (if the drug is working) ...Read more

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What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

Couple of uses: Pilocarpine eye drops are used to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. It is an old medication and is infrequently used today because of undesirable side effects, such as constriction of the pupil and headache. It is also used sometimes before certain eye procedures. Pilocarpine is also in salagen, an oral medication used for dry mouth as it stimulates salivation. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...Read more

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Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read more

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I too am allergic to hydrochloride. What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

I too am allergic to hydrochloride. What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

Not this: It would be unlikely that you are allergic to hydrochloride which is actually the salt binding to the active molecule. Perhaps you meant hydrocodone which is often not tolerated. If so, tramadol may be a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): It is fairly new, produced by same company that makes Lexapro (escitalopram) (forest) & it seems to work for some, with few side-effects, if dosed correctly as per package insert (10 mg. Then 20 then 40 per day). ...Read more

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I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

Yes: For a medication to be sold in the USA, it has to be approved by the FDA, (federal drug administration), which makes the Drug Co. Go thru very rigorous trials to prove they are effective and "save" in human subjects. But as the drugs are tested in a limited amount of individuals, when ten of thousands of patients try them they could have more rare or idiosyncratic adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Although I don't have the list of all your medications, it would be best to discuss options with your prescribing doctor. There are several medications to add on or replace viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) if side effects are an issue. ...Read more

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Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

For dizziness: To my knowledge, meclizine is an antihistamine (blocks H1 receptors and has anti-cholinergic properties. I gave always prescribed it for dizziness, not aware that it can impact tinnitus though I suppose nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

Headache from meds: There are many causes of severe headache. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause headaches as can weaning from pristiq. But, interestingly, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) has also been used to avoid the Pristiq related headache issue! Contacting the doctor who prescribed these medications is vital so that the doctor can immediately diagnose and treat the cause of the "severe headache" which may or may not be related to medication use. ...Read more

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Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?

Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) & seizures?: It's probably an oversimplification to say that viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) "causes" seizures. In some small percentage of the population, it can decrease seizure threshold. Although, it should be noted that most anti-depressants, albeit to widely varying degrees, decrease seizure threshold. The best thing to do is discuss your particular concerns & your risk/ benefit & side effect profile with your prescribing MD. ...Read more

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My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?

My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?

No: She should spit this out after rinsing. It actually numbs the surface of the mucosa, so it wouldn't be great to swallow. ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: There are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50mg a good pain managment drug? Please advise!

It is a good: Painkiller. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is opioid and good painkiller. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Buprenorphine: This is a medication commonly used to treat opiate addiction, but is sometimes given for chronic pain. When used for opiate dependence it take the place of the abused opiate and is then slowly decreased. If you are needing treatment with buprenorphine then I would recommend naabt. Org to assist in finding a physician allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem. The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more

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Why has viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) been a financial failure when all ssri type drugs are blockbusters?

Why has viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) been a financial failure when all ssri type drugs are blockbusters?

Interesting..: Question and I can't really answer that, but most likely because of business reasons; that is, I don't think it was marketed that well and also it seems like insurance companies do not want to pay for it. I don't think it's because of how well it works. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Possibly: "false positive testing" occurs when a test finds evidence of illegal drug use when no drugs were taken. This can be a result of some over-the counter medications having chemical structures similar to illegal drugs. Pseudofed, found in many allergy and "cold" medications is one of these drugs. ...Read more

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Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Will pseudoephedrine hydrochloride affect a drug test?

Be prepared...: Based on the sophistication of the test, or lack of it, quite possibly. ...Read more

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Agrylin (Definition)

Agrylin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more