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Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

When used properly.: Their usefulness is limited to influenza (real flu, not "flu-like illness") if used in the first 48 hours of the illness. ...Read more

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Antiviral (Definition)

An antiviral is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills viruses. The viruses are usually causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antivirals to help his body get ...Read more


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Hiv medications side effects?

Hiv medications side effects?

Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Vitamin drug interactions?

Vitamin drug interactions?

Vitamin drug: There are many interactions between supplements and medications. There are many interactions that medications have blocking the absorption or efficacy of vitamins and supplements too. Refer to an online source to look for potential interactions. ...Read more

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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

That depends: Azt (zidovudine) ishas a lot of side effects and toxicity, which is why it's less often used in the U.S. And other resource-rich countries these days. The more commonly used drugs in this class (the nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nrtis) are tenofovir, abacavir, lamivudine, and emtricitabine. These drugs are safer, more convenient, and more potent. ...Read more

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Do any medications negatively interact w/ sertraline (antidepressant)?

Do any medications negatively interact w/ sertraline (antidepressant)?

Skim the article: Article: www.Medicinenet.Com/sertraline/article.Htm common drug interactions include cimetidine, pimozide, and warfarin. ...Read more

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Does Marijuana interact with prescription meds? Acyclovir for example?

Does Marijuana interact with prescription meds? Acyclovir for example?

Warnings to watch: Interactions of marijuana and a range of pain medications exist and raise risks of dizziness and in worst cases CNS depression that can be fatal in extreme instances. So, do NOT use pot in combination w/ pain meds w/out clearing it w/ your provider. But this drug has no interaction w/ marijuana at all . So, as long as it is legal where you'd use it - you're safe. The law can hurt you, so take care ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ondansetron and metoprolol?

Drug interactions between ondansetron and metoprolol?

See below: There are no reported drug interactions between these 2 drugs. This doesn't mean that interactions does not exist. If you feel anything unusual contact your medical provider for further management. ...Read more

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Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more

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My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

No.: There are no drug interactions between your mother’s Kivexa (abacavir/lamivudine) and Viramune (nevirapine) pills. These drugs both work together to treat HIV and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with carob?

What drugs interact with carob?

Carob: The herbal remedy carob has a few interactions that really are more combined effects than drug on drug interactions. Some effects associated with carob include altering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, less mineral absorption, & decreasing bowel emptying time. Medications or herbals that have a similar effect should be monitored, including insulin, red yeast rice, psyllium. See your doctor too. ...Read more

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Any drug interactions between risperodene and androcur?

Any drug interactions between risperodene and androcur?

Tried: Could not find these drugs in the literature. Can u check the spellings? Also include their market names if possible. Also you can try to find your own answer on drugs.com. ...Read more

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Any interactions of the drugs allopurinol and benazepril?

Any interactions of the drugs allopurinol and benazepril?

THEY MAY WORSEN : Kidney function, so we monitor it via blood tests. ...Read more

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What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

What drugs interact with zantac (ranitidine)?

Many drugs can: interact with zantac. Check this site for full list: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/ranitidine,zantac-150.html ...Read more