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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Hello. I need some information about the drugs that are monoclonal antibodies and their mechanisms..

Hello. I need some information about the drugs that are monoclonal antibodies and their mechanisms..

Omalizumab - asthma: Good afternoon,
omalizumab is a humanized igg1 antibody we use to treat patients with difficult asthma. This antibody blocks ige, which triggers production of sequences of chemical that result in symptoms of allergy.
Monoclonal antibodies which are cloned antibodies, are directed against antigens, substances that stimulate an immune reaction. In asthma, it competes with ige and blocks them. ...Read more

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There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals, ect)?

There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals, ect)?

Toxins: I am not sure I understand your question. If you have a certain toxin in mind that you would like to know how to detect, I recommend that you name that. There is direct and indirect toxin measurement, again depending on the toxin. ...Read more

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Chemicals, Toxins, illegal/legal drugs. Do they teach that all of these have a DNA sequence? . ..learning about DNA, Protein, Antibodies/Antigens, ect

No: The chemicals you mentioned are not DNA. Some toxins are proteins, others are different chemicals. The gene controlling the proteins have a DNA sequence but the proteins and chemicals do not. ...Read more

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Is a simple HIV antibody blood test enough for virgins not involved in drugs n blood transfusion to confirm absence of hiv? Not had any sex untill now.

Is a simple HIV antibody blood test enough for virgins not involved in drugs n blood transfusion to confirm absence of hiv? Not had any sex untill now.

See below: If you have not had sex, have not injected drugs, have not received blood transfusions, and have not been injected with any thing by some one other than a doctor, you do not need an HIV test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?

Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?

No: The effect of Infliximab is to block temporarily tnf, should not affect future transplants. In some people some antibodies against the drug may form, but no significant consequence to your question. ...Read more

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My son is a former IV drug user on suboxone. He is HCV antibody positive, but he did not have a viral load on further testing. Should his dad and I get tested?

My son is a former IV drug user on suboxone. He is HCV antibody positive, but he did not have a viral load on further testing. Should his dad and I get tested?

Hepatitis C: If you are in any way worried then get tested. But, there is no transmission in households or other close proximities. Hep c is about blood to blood transmission. It sounds like he is one of the lucky ones that cleared the virus on his own. He is not contagious. ...Read more

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Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN

Hello, my son tested positive for hep c antibody. The only reason he was even tested was because we were considering the use of Xeljanz, an RA drug, for his auto immune alopecia universalis. He was retested yesterday and they are doing something called RN

False positive?: Hepatitis C virus antibody test is sometimes false positive. That's why the RNA test is needed; it will tell whether your son actually has HCV. You don't say his age, but it is unlikely if young and thus has not shared drug injection equipment; has never had a transfusion; and has not otherwise been heavily exposed to another person's blood. So probably all is well. My fingers are crossed for you! ...Read more

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One of your doctors called me in a antibiotic last night for my uti. The medication has made me very sick. I have vomited several times and stomach pain. I was wondering if you can change this for me the drug is sulfameth-trimethoprim thank you?

One of your doctors called me in a antibiotic last night for my uti. The medication has made me very sick. I have vomited several times and stomach pain. I was wondering if you can change this for me the drug is sulfameth-trimethoprim thank you?

Possibly: In order to do this, you need to re-consult us on HealthTap Prime, just as you did yesterday. The Doctor Who is handling the calls from Tennessee today will discuss it with you and change it if it seems appropriate. Sorry to hear you're feeling unwell. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's antibiotics are drug of choice in GI system?

What's antibiotics are drug of choice in GI system?

Depends on infection: What are you trying to kill? The GI tract is full of all kinds of bacteria- maybe 4000 species! Generally gnr and anaerobes, but really varies depending on location in the tract. For example h. Pylori is limited to the stomach. Abx should be tailored to potential source. Metronidazole / Ciprofloxacin is a common combination for large intestinal infection. ...Read more

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Do you have a list of antibiotics drugs for pid?

Do you have a list of antibiotics drugs for pid?

CDC 2010: The CDC 2010 guidelines are available for download and they outline the various treatment protocols approved for PID management in a variety of clinical circumstances and scenarios ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiviral drugs and antibiotics?

What is the difference between antiviral drugs and antibiotics?

Antibiotics: Both are considered antibiotics, but antivirals treat very specific viral infections. There are fewer of these and they have no efficacy against bacterial infections. Most antibiotics are designed to kill or damage the function of bacteria and have a wider range of activity against bacterial groups. ...Read more

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Since virus cannot be killed with antibiotics. Then, what kind of drugs are used?

Sometimes nothing: Many viruses have no treatment and have to run their course. Hiv has a significant number of treatments, none curative though
zovirax has been around quite a while for herpes attacks. Amantadine and rimantadine, combat influenza. Pleconaril works against rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold. Treatments exist for hepatitis b & c as well as for some other assorted viruses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?

Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction to a drug/antibiotic that you've never had an allergic reaction to in the past?

Yes...: Developing allergic reactions to some medications esp. Antibiotics would require prior exposure to the medicine. The allergies could be idiosyncratic meaning that it is time and dose independent. ...Read more

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How common is drug eruption w/antibiotic use? Does it mean you can't use that antibiotic? If happens w/one antibiotic, more likely to happen w/others?

How common is drug eruption w/antibiotic use? Does it mean you can't use that antibiotic? If happens w/one antibiotic, more likely to happen w/others?

Antibiotic: If you are allergic to one antibiotic, you may be allergic to antibiotics in that family group of antibiotics. It is best to discuss with your primary care physician AND the pharmacist who is dispensing the antibiotic in question. Always keep of list of which antibiotics you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with epididymitis 3 weeks ago. Used antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs. Symptoms subsided but still have discomfort. Can it be chronic?

I'm diagnosed with epididymitis 3 weeks ago. Used antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs. Symptoms subsided but still have discomfort. Can it be chronic?

Scrotal pain: Most cases of pain in the testicle or epididymis will resolve on their own. I would see your primary care doctor to make sure you don't have a persistent infection first. A scrotal ultrasound may also be helpful. I would advise that if your symptoms persist longer than three months, you should probably see an urologist. ...Read more

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Does too much antibiotics drugs make me feel tired?

Does too much antibiotics drugs make me feel tired?

Antibiotics: Fatigue can be caused by many factors, and if you are wondering if the antibiotics caused the fatigue it is possible. Underlying infection can also cause fatigue, as can anemia, thyroid disease, cardiac problems, and many other things. To narrow down the diagnosis it is worth seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa drugs. What antibiotics can I take???

I am allergic to sulfa drugs. What antibiotics can I take???

Many: Sulfa drugs are only one class of drugs. Which class or specific drug would depend on what you need it for. ...Read more

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What complications can arise from drinking or using drugs while on antibiotics?

What complications can arise from drinking or using drugs while on antibiotics?

Don't do it.: There are many complications that can occur. Your health isn't worth risking for a short-term pleasure. Wait until you are off antibiotics until drinking alcohol again and stay far away from any drugs that are not prescribed. ...Read more

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If a person use Propranolol 10mg for a long time, can the drug lose its effect on him (like antibiotics, something like body resistance)?

If a person use Propranolol 10mg for a long time, can the drug lose its effect on him (like antibiotics, something like body resistance)?

Unlikely: It's rare for someone to develop resistance to such a medication. However, there are normal physiologic changes that take place which make it possible for a medication to not work quite as well. Sometimes the dose has to be increased. ...Read more

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What antibiotics drugs you need to take after miscarriage?

What antibiotics drugs you need to take after miscarriage?

The ones YOUR doctor: Prescribed. They are not always needed at all. ...Read more

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Are there some antibiotics without adverse drug reactions?

Are there some antibiotics without adverse drug reactions?

No such animal: Any and all drugs have the potential to cause adverse drug reaction. This does not mean everyone is going to get every potential adverse reaction, just that something bad can happen to anyone. Even sugar pill (placebo) causes adverse drug reaction. Our brain is a powerfully imaginative organ. ...Read more

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Which drugs and antibiotics are harmful in someone with pemphigus vulgaris?

Which drugs and antibiotics are harmful in someone with pemphigus vulgaris?

None specifically: Pemphigus is a difficult illness but there are no medications that need to be avoided specifcially for other illnesses that you may have. ...Read more

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Can vaginismus be cured and can it be caused by drugs. I started experiencing problems after taking antibiotics?

Vaginismus: It's unlikely that your vaginismus is related to antibiotics. Yes, it can be cured but you'll have to be patient & consistent w/exercises. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/vaginismus-causes-symptoms-treatments & http://sogc. Org/publications/when-sex-hurts-vaginismus/. ...Read more

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Antibody Based Drug (Definition)

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