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What is the definition or description of: Arixtra allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Arixtra allergy?

Arixtra allergy: Arixtra (Fondaparinux) is a blood thinner. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/arixtra-drug. Htm ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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My Crcl is 88 ml/min, how many days must I stopped arixtra 2, 5mg injection before CABG?

My Crcl is 88 ml/min, how many days must I stopped arixtra 2, 5mg injection before CABG?

GFR: Your creatinine clearance or GFR is perfect. You should ask the Cardio-Thoracic surgeon when to stop Arixtra, which is a blood thinner. Good luck with your surgery! ...Read more

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My CrCl 88 mL / min, how long arixtra 2.5mg injections lost in the blood before CABG?

4- 5 days: Half life is 17 h, CABG is major surgery. Some surgeons may feel comfortable with only 3 days. Usually you get specific recommendations from the surgeon' s office prior to your surgery. ...Read more

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Can fondaparinux sodium affect your period?

Can fondaparinux sodium affect your period?

Yes, sometimes: Fondaparinux (trade name arixtra) is an anticoagulant ("blood thinner") related to heparin. Anticoagulants decrease blood clotting and therefore, menses can be heavier. You should discuss this medication with your doctor to ensure you are on the right dose. Just monitor your reaction and your doc can adjust dose and work with gyn to get it right. ...Read more

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Can fondaparinux sodium affect menstrual periods?

Can fondaparinux sodium affect menstrual periods?

Yes, sometimes: Fondaparinux (trade name arixtra) is an anticoagulant ("blood thinner") related to heparin. Anticoagulants decrease blood clotting and therefore, menses can be heavier. You should discuss this medication with your doctor to ensure you are on the right dose. Just monitor your reaction and your doc can adjust dose and work with gyn to get it right. ...Read more

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Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Heparin.: Use of fondaparinux in pregnancy should be limited to those women who have severe allergic reactions to heparin, including heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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How can I treat the acute coronary syndrome? What is your advice about fondaparinux sodium " arixtra "?

How can I treat the acute coronary syndrome? What is your advice about fondaparinux sodium " arixtra "?

ACS: Acute coronary syndrome is treated based on results of angiography. Arixtra is a anti thrombotic medication and used at times as part of the medical therapy in conjunction with angiography. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take arixtra while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take arixtra while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Arixtra is a pregnancy category b medication, meaning animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects. There may not be any controlled studies in humans, but it is generally considered safe. In lactation, it's safety is unknown. ...Read more

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Role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fib?

Role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fib?

Clot prevention: Arixtra is a blood thinner that reduces the chance for blood clots to form and cause a stroke. Not a chronic treatment choice though. ...Read more

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Please tell me can fondaparinux sodium affect my period?

Please tell me can fondaparinux sodium affect my period?

Fondaparinux sodium: See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/arixtra-side-effects-drug-center. Htm
Fondaparinux sodium is reported to have potential to effect vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had multia blood clots in eyes for last 3 years. Cumudin didn't stop them, arixtra daily injections?

What to do if I have had multia blood clots in eyes for last 3 years. Cumudin didn't stop them, arixtra daily injections?

Blood clots: How is your vision in the eye with the clots? Further treatment will depend on your vision. Your Ophthalmogist is the best one to guide you on the treatment. ...Read more

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A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?

A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?

Agree with you: Arixta is effective in for venous blood clots. It works faster than warfarin but has to be injected, so it is given temporarily. Sometimes it is selected bec of a Heparin allergy.

For atrial fibrillation, there are 3 new pills (pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis) that can be used instead of warfarin. They are very attractive because they don't require monthly blood test monitoring. ...Read more

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Purpose of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Purpose of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Low molecular wt hep: It's a low molecular weight heparin, given subcutaneously to anti-coagulate ("thin the blood") and prevent clotting. ...Read more

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What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Limited: This particular agent is only given subcutaneously so its use is pretty much limited to, if we just focus on atrial fibrillation here, those patients who cannot take an oral anticoagulant but are felt by their doctors to be at high risk for an embolic stroke or event in the setting of atrial fibrillation. There are oral medications that have similar mechanisms of action and validated efficacy. ...Read more

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What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

They haven't paid up: Until they they go through untrackable bribing process and get the indication, just have to use unofficially. ...Read more

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What to do if I am day late on my period, which unusual. I have been injecting fondaparinux sodium for 6 days. Can that be a reason at all that my period late?

What to do if I am day late on my period, which unusual. I have been injecting fondaparinux sodium for 6 days. Can that be a reason at all that my period late?

Take a home: Pregnancy test. I did not see menstrual changes listed as a potential side effect for this medication. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/fondaparinux-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

Arixtra Allergy (Definition)

Arixtra (Fondaparinux) is a blood thinner. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: ...Read more


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Fondaparinux Sodium (Definition)

Fondaparinux sodium is a factor XA inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more