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Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

There are >1 type of: I assume that your question is about Acute leukemia where Ara-C is commonly used. This is typically given in combination with other drugs like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin (for AML) and sometimes with Methotrexate (for ALL) ...Read more

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Ara C (Definition)

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Aside from ara-c, what alternative drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Aside from ara-c, what alternative drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Anti-Leukemic Drugs: Anthracyclines like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin are frequently used with ara-c as part of initial (induction) therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Mitoxantrone (less cardiotoxic) can be substituted for these drugs in elderly patients. Etoposide has also been added as a third agent in more refractory or relapsed cases. Vincristine, prednisone, l-asparaginase are used more in acute lymphoid leukemias. ...Read more

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Is ara-c currently used for leukemia?

Yes: Yes, ara-c has been used as part of chemotherapy regimen for acute leukemia. ...Read more

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Ara-c/cytarabine is what?

Ara-c/cytarabine is what?

Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other chemotherapy to treat acute leukemia. See more here:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

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What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

Ara-C & daunorubicin: Combination of ara-c and Daunorubicin is used to treat acute leukemia. They may cause nasuea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness, supression to bone marrow, infection, diarrhea, headache, etc
a detail discussion with your oncologist has to be done prior to administration of these drugs. See more
here:http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html;. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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What is cytarabine for?

Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other cheotherapy to treat aute leukemia.Discuss further with you roncologist and see more here:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

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What's cytarabine used for?

What's cytarabine used for?

Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more

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DHA and ARA are necessary to newborn? If it's not taken what will happend?

DHA and ARA are necessary to newborn? If it's not taken what will happend?

Brain Development: DHA and ARA are essential for normal brain and visual development. Studies show that sub Saharan African babies have breast milk deficient in DHA and ARA compared to breastfed babies whose mothers have diets rich in fish (Denmark, for example) babies with mothers who have diets rich in seafood have something like 6 to 10 additional IQ points, depending on whose research you read. ...Read more

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DHA and ARA are how many months/years needed by baby?

DHA and ARA are how many months/years needed by baby?

DHA and ARA: Are always needed, but extra supplementation is recommended for the first year of life. ...Read more

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What ara subchondral cyst on humerus?

What ara subchondral cyst on humerus?

Arthritis: This is an abnormality on xray that is indicative of arthritis and/or rotator cuff degeneration. ...Read more

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Day 3 of seroquel (quetiapine) XR and my muscles ara killing me mainly back muscles and chest is that normal?

Day 3 of seroquel (quetiapine) XR and my muscles ara killing me mainly back muscles and chest is that normal?

Ur muscles killing u: If this means stiffness in your muscles or if you are experiencing any new symptoms that have worsened since starting on seroquel (quetiapine) or any new medication for that matter, it will be wise to contact your prescribing doctor. Also let your dr. Know of all other medications you are on so as to check for possible interactions. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS? (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS? (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Maybe: Will birch immunotherapy help with oral allergy syndrome? I agree with Dr. Al Hegab that the benefits are not fully understood at this point in time and immunotherapy solely for the purpose of treating OAS is not recommended. However, if you also have allergic rhinitis and/or allergic asthma symptoms, immunotherapy could improve these symptoms, and maybe symptoms of OAS. ...Read more

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Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

See below...: Women with pcos benefit from a combination of ovulation induction (using Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole) and oral hypoglycemic medications (such as metformin). Talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

Slightly higher risk: Medication pregnancy class c means that: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Almost all drugs are class b or c and they can be used if the benefit outweighs the risks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more

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F/57 post menopausal bleeding. Having a hysteroscopy d&c done tomorrow. I currently under some medication that I don't know if is safe to take it toda?

F/57 post menopausal bleeding. Having a hysteroscopy d&c done tomorrow. I currently under some medication that I don't know if is safe to take it toda?

Which medication: Your preoperative medical clearance should include NPO order and possible holding off anti platelets or anticoagulants and possibly taking essential medications with sip of water ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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