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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
2 doctors shared insights

Argatroban (Overview)

Argatroban is an anti-coagulation agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
2 doctors shared insights

Argatroban (Overview)

Argatroban is an anti-coagulation agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Is it possible to use argatroban for gestational thrombocytopenia?

Is it possible to use argatroban for gestational thrombocytopenia?

Agatroban: Agatroban is an anticoagulant. Its use in pregnancy and gestational thrombocytopenia is not well known or studied. It is a class b drug and may be used in pregnancy if medically necessary but under strict monitoring by the physician. It may cause excessive bleeding with gestational thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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Is pontocaine ointment effective?

Is  pontocaine ointment effective?

Yes: Pontocaine is a topical local anesthetic and, if used as indicated, should be effective. ...Read more

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How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

Pretty good, but...: They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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What is lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood thiner: Levenox or enoxaparin is a low molecular weight Heparin used same as Heparin , is derived from pigs intestine , used for prophylaxis for thrombo-embolism, for pulmonary embolism, coronary heart diseases. ...Read more

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Who has taxen pradaxa dabigitran?

Blood thinner: People who need a blood-thinner who have atrial fibrilliation & need to reduce the risk of stroke or blood clots. ...Read more

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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

See below: Both are blood thinners that act on different parts of the coagulation (clotting) pathway in our system, warfarin is oral and needs regular blood test to check if it is in a good level, avoid eating vitamin k rich foods like dark greens while on this med. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is injectable, dosing computed thru weight. ...Read more

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Why use bactroban (mupirocin) over bacitracin?

Depends: Bactroban (mupirocin) should only be used in an infection caused by mrsa. If not, mssa infections can convert into MRSA infections. ...Read more

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Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Is desoximetasone cream safe?

Defame thawing: creams should be used as directed, may cause localized atrophy and excesses could be absorbed internally. ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Depends: Studies have been done comparing the two. Aggrenox seems superior in preventing recurrent stroke or tia's, but Plavix (clopidogrel) has more research on heart disease and periph vasc problems. Plavix (clopidogrel) is generic now and cheaper, but doesn't work well in pts with certain genetics, and interacts adversely with some ulcer drugs. Aggrenox has aspirin, which may be a problem with some. ...Read more

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Is there any interactions between Plavix (clopidogrel) 75mg(Clopidogrel) and Loperamide Hydrchloride 2mg?

Is there any interactions between Plavix (clopidogrel) 75mg(Clopidogrel) and Loperamide Hydrchloride 2mg?

No: Usually there is not One medicine for diarrhea and taking as needed only if you are taking it for long period of time stop and see a doctor The other is anti platelet giving to patient to keep their blood thin and prevent clotting specially after angioplasty and stint placement meant to be taking for long time o e of the side effect upset stomach and bleeding What kind of reaction you are havin ...Read more

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