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Doctor insights on: Anti Cell Breakdown Drug Medication

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Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures......How true is this?

Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures......How true is this?

Maybe, but...: It's possible that it does, at least according to the press release that got so much attention. Then again, lots of things kill hiv...Soap and water, for example. What we need is something that extracts HIV dna from human dna. I doubt that this toenail cream can do that! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs that breakdown thrombi (clots)?

Can you tell me about drugs that breakdown thrombi (clots)?

Very Powerful: Unlike heparin and coumadin (warfarin), which prevent the GROWTH of clot, thrombolytics (or "clot-busters") actually attack the biochemical structure of clots and break them apart. These medications are only administered in a hospital and under the direct supervision of the prescribing doctor. They are powerful and can cause serious bleeding but used appropriately are life saving! ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Chemotherapy: Drugs that are used to treat cancer come in different types, but most fall under the category of chemotherapy. These drugs interfere with the cancer cells' ability to reproduce. There are other drugs called targeted therapies or immunotherapies. The treatment type is different for each cancer. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drugs that block cell receptors for fsh?

What are the side effects of drugs that block cell receptors for fsh?

FSH: I can't answer that until I you give more information about " side effects of drugs that block cell receptors for fsh". If you have not yet discussed this with your gynecologist you should make another appointment. ...Read more

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Ibrutinib: do you know if this drug works with plasma cell leukemia?

Ibrutinib: do you know if this drug works with plasma cell leukemia?

I am not aware: Of data using Ibrutinib to treat plasma cell leukemia. It is being used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is a different disease ...Read more

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What drugs reduce the spread of cancer by interfering with the cell cycle?

What drugs reduce the spread of cancer by interfering with the cell cycle?

Give us background?: There is always a reason when you pose a question. So let us know what do you have in mind?
Many chemotherapy drugs interfere with cell cycle but it does not help anyone to know about this; so tell us why is this question relevant to you? ...Read more

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Can you explain the use of mammalian cell/tissue culture in pre-clinical testing of drugs?

Can you explain the use of mammalian cell/tissue culture in pre-clinical testing of drugs?

Cell culture: Tissue culture is the growth of dispersed living cells in a broth suspension, rather like bacteria on an old agar plate.
The reaction of the culture to various drugs is notable, but still the cells behave than in vivo so results are limited. ...Read more

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I feel as though I'm having a nervous breakdown my daughter is on drugs has left her husband and 4 children has nowhere to go has nothing my boyfriend?

I feel as though I'm having a nervous breakdown my daughter is on drugs has left her husband and 4 children has nowhere to go has nothing my boyfriend?

See your doctor: The expression, "nervous breakdown" has been in use for more than 100 years. But it is not a defined or specific mental disorder. In fact, in his best-selling book published in 1976, "your erroneous zones, " dr. Wayne dyer asserted that "...[t]here is no such thing as a nervous breakdown." if you have problems managing moods, thoughts, or behaviors, your doctor can help you with self-management. ...Read more

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How do brain cells become immune to mdma and other drugs?

How do brain cells become immune to mdma and other drugs?

Immunity not likely: Mdma, alcohol, Cocaine all alter brain chemistry. Your brain may habituate to these drugs, but never become immune. Brain cells are often destroyed or become addicted to the effects of the drugs. ...Read more

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Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?

Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?

Alcoholic liver: Not sure what you mean by smooth tissue. Generally, early in the disease alcoholics get more fat in their liver, followed shortly by liver inflammation, and eventually by fibrosis or scarring of the liver. At that point the liver appears shrunken. And hard in texture.. Best to try to quit drinking now. Your doctor can provide help. Good luck. ...Read more

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AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!

AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!

It depends: Refrigerated urines measuring amounts of drugs of abuse are usually considered valid for five days. At room temperature bacteria grow quickly and would likely effect concentrations of THC rather significantly even after 24 hours. I am unable to be more specific. ...Read more

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Is he narcissistic? Am I still being played? Or is he truly just lost without me? After having a breakdown am I being unfare? I feel confused, desperately upset, unsure, ! 2yrs ago the drink and drugs got so bad, after getting him to stop, he moved out a

What we do know..: All I can say is, let s find out. Why don t you sit with a dr and tell him/her all this story? I can tell there is a lot of interesting things to hear. Maybe that breakdown and the drugs have some root causes that should be explored, and consequences still to prevent, and to heal. That s what we can tell so far. ...Read more

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Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Induced effect: EtOH induces proliferation of smooth ER in hepatocytes in order to detoxify the body. Specific drugs will do the same. ...Read more

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Drugs that inhibit cellular respiration? How do cells utilize oxygen and how do you counteract this side effect so patient doesn't die of hypoxia?

Drugs that inhibit cellular respiration? How do cells utilize oxygen and how do you counteract this side effect so patient doesn't die of hypoxia?

It is complex: Your questions are only relevant if you tell us why you are asking about such questions? Please tell us which drug/s you are taking or wanting to understand? . We can not deal with theoretical considerations such as you have posed. Life's physiology is quite complex. I had to study for 10+ years before I could understand questions like this! ...Read more

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Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Liver maybe: In moderation, most otc meds are very safe. If taken all the time, and outside the norm of the packaging instructions (eg; "if taken for more than x amount of time-consult with physician") than some meds like Acetaminophen may cause liver problems. Don't try to rationalize smoking illegal substances with this argument! ...It's a losing battle. ...Read more

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How do I open up my brain cells once I destroyed them years though with drugs. My memory is awful, I almost feel brain dead.

How do I open up my brain cells once I destroyed them years though with drugs. My memory is awful, I almost feel brain dead.

Can't open up: Yikes! 20yo? Sorry for bad news but you can't "open up [your] brain cells" but you can improve your memory & clarity of thinking by stopping use of illicit drugs (and improper use of prescription meds, too). Good nutrition & regular exercise will go a long way towards improving your health & brain function. If ok w/religion & culture, check out mediterranean diet. Lots of evidence that it's good. ...Read more

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Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?

Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?

Cancer Therapy: It depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Many early cancers are cured by surgical excision; others, by drug therapy; still others often are treated by combined protocols that involve drug and radio-therapy. Only your oncologist can counsel you on the particular set of circumstances surrounding the cancer of which you speak. ...Read more

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Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?

Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?

Several useful drugs: You should be consulting your oncologist to explain what your cancer means in terms of its prognosis and what options of treatment he/she offers you.
We have 4- chemo drugs that can be used. The one commonly used is Cisplatin often in combination with either 5-FU or Capecitabine (Xeloda). But there are several variations of chemo which have been tested and found useful. ...Read more

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I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

Yes if appropriate: There was a huge trial on this drug just got published and no increased risk of pancreatitis or cancer was found. The rate of pancreatitis was 0.3% for both placebo and Onglyza (saxagliptin) group. ...Read more

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Kras? Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval.  What is the doctor really saying to 70 year  NSCLC pat.9 month. Meets w/new cell grow

Kras? Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval.  What is the doctor really saying to 70 year  NSCLC pat.9 month. Meets w/new cell grow

Describing the Tumor: So it sounds like the oncologist has really just given you a lot of descriptors to help describe the tumor. The idea is that if we know this information we can select therapies that are more likely to work. For example, whether a patient has a k-ras mutation helps predict whether a tumor may be resistant to a certain drug. ...Read more

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Does Decapeptyl drug shrink cancer cells in endometrium lining, or does the Decapetyl just stop estrogen thus stopping growth of endometrosis.??

Decapeptyl: Decapeptyl is available in certain countries for a variety of uses. It's important to discuss with your doctor why it was prescribed and for what treatment. If you have endometrial cancer then surgical and chemotherapeutic treatments need to be discussed
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When certain drugs (antibiotics etc.) incidentally lower WBC do the cells die in blood stream or aren't being reduced in bm?

When certain drugs (antibiotics etc.) incidentally lower WBC do the cells die in blood stream or aren't being reduced in bm?

Can be both...: Medications can either suppress the bone marrow's ability to produce new white blood cells, or sometimes, medications can actually increase the destruction of already formed white blood cells. ...Read more

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What is drug is given for stage 2 medistanial b cell lymphoma, is hair loss unavoidable?

What is drug is given for stage 2 medistanial b cell lymphoma, is hair loss unavoidable?

Depends on subtype: Drug combinations are usually given for b-cell lymphomas in the mediastinum. The particular subtype of lymphoma determines the drug selection. Aggressive lymphomas require chemo drugs that almost always cause hair loss. However, some "low grade" lymphomas appear in the chest and can be treated with drugs that do not require alopecia. However, hair loss is reversible, so make sure rx is curative! ...Read more

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What kind of results have been found using the drug xalkori or crizotinib for non small cell lung cancer?

What kind of results have been found using the drug xalkori or crizotinib for non small cell lung cancer?

80% in some patients: In patients whose tumor has a specific mutation that makes it sensitive to the drug (alk translocation) the response rate is about 80%. That is, the tumors in 80% of these patients shrink or at least stop growing. ...Read more