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How are heparin injections given?

How are heparin injections given?

Subq: Most Heparin injections are administered subcutaneously or intravenously. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fondaparinux Sodium (Definition)

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


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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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What are risks of Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

What are risks of  Restylane (dermal fillers) injections?

Restylane (dermal fillers) Risks: Possible bruising, redness, lumps. Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon or certified nurse injector to administer the procedure. ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injections used for?

What are epidural steroid injections used for?

Spinal Conditions: Many spinal conditions will respond to epidural steroid injection such as sciatica, degenerative disc disease, bulging, protruding, extruded discs which are disturbing spinal neural structures. The body has the inherent ability to cure itself given time. Steroids simply reduce inflammation around the neural structures, reduce pain, in order for time for you body to heal. ...Read more

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Is a cortisone injections the same as epidural steroid injection?

Is a cortisone injections the  same as epidural steroid injection?

Well: Technically no difference, they are probably the same. However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting. ...Read more

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Procedure for giving iron dextran injection (imferon)?

Procedure for giving iron dextran injection (imferon)?

Iron dextran: Iron dextran is given intravenously over several hours and usually needs to be given with premedications like hydrocortisone, benadryl, and tylenol (acetaminophen) to prevent allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can lovenox (enoxaparin) shots cause osteoporosis?

Can lovenox (enoxaparin) shots cause osteoporosis?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) & bones: Yes, long-term use of Lovenox (enoxaparin) over many months is known to cause bone loss. If this is a concern, a different anticoagulant shot known as Arixtra can be considered. Additionally, there are new oral anticoagulants such as xarelto that can be considered as well. ...Read more

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Would atavatin injections reverse macular oedema?

Would atavatin injections reverse macular oedema?

Depends on cause: I am assuming Avastin (bevacizumab) is being asked about. It is used to treat many causes of macular edema, including from diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions (central and brach vein). Macular edema from inflammation does not respond (well) to Avastin (bevacizumab). Avastin (bevacizumab) is used most commonly for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which physician performs epidural steroid injections?

Which physician performs epidural steroid injections?

Several: Usually done by anesthesiologists and physiatrists both of whom practice chronic pain management. ...Read more

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol): Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases ...Read more

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How effective are Heparin injections for treating stroke?

Depends: Heparin would be effective for a thrombotic stroke or embolic stroke if a blood clot is the reason for the stroke. If the embolism is due to cholesterol or if the stroke is hemorrhagic, then heparin would not help or be even harmful. ...Read more

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How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

Different drugs: Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. ...Read more

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Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Possibly: If Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) is not combined with 2 other drugs that also have activity against that person's hiv, resistance quickly develops and it stops working. So a new regimen needs to be carefully constructed using information on prior medications and HIV genotypes. It is an injection twice a day so people need to decide if this is right for them. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) can be an important part of a new suppressive regimen. ...Read more

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How effective are Alteplase injections for treating stroke?

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FDA approved for AIS: AIS = acute ischemic stroke. Think FAST (http://goo.gl/I9dyo2) = Face droopy, Arms (or legs) weak, Speech difficult, Time to call 911. We have less than 3hrs after symptom onset. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/alteplase.html & http://www.activase.com/iscstroke (yes, I know it's Big Pharma but it's informative, and no, I have no relation). ...Read more

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Are epidural steroid injections, si joint, and radiofrequency ablation dangerous if given for years?

Are epidural steroid injections, si joint, and radiofrequency ablation dangerous if given for years?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Why are intramuscular (but not intravenous) injections of rhig contraindicated in thrombocytopenic patients?

Why are intramuscular (but not intravenous) injections of rhig contraindicated in thrombocytopenic patients?

Hematoma: Intramuscular injections in a thrombocytopenic patient would result in bleeding in the muscle and create a hematoma. The same risk is not there with an intravenous injection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had multia blood clots in eyes for last 3 years. cumudin didnt stop them, arixtra daily injections?

What to do if I have had multia blood clots in eyes for last 3 years. cumudin didnt 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 dont 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?

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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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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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How to die from lethal injection?

How to die from lethal injection?

Are you considering: a lethal injection? f you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What is the lethal injection made of?

What is the lethal injection made of?

Weird protocol: First, a barbiturate to put the person to sleep. Then succinylcholine to make the person not move. Then potassium chloride to stop the heart. The latter would be very painful if the person isn't asleep. It's easily bungled especailly with well-intentioned people making the barb (pentothal) hard to get. ...Read more

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What injections are needed for Thailand?

What injections are needed for Thailand?

Check with CDC: Usually CDC and the state department have currentl recommendations for travel and other tips when you travel ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Arixtra (Definition)

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