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Is provigil available as a generic in the united states?

Is provigil available as a generic in the united states?

Modafinil: Modafinil is generic Provigil but still rather expensive to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Is fibroscan available in the united states? If so, where?

Is fibroscan available in the united states? If so, where?

Yes, don't know where: This has been around for several years as a way of deciding whether a patient has cirrhosis == worth knowing in deciding whether to treat hepatitis c, how hard to manage hepatitis b, and perhaps other things. I'm sorry I don't know who offers it, but your gastroenterologist would know. ...Read more

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Is there a generic for provigil available in the united states yet? I've tried to find an answer, but have found mixed results.

Yes: Modafinil is the generic formulation of provigil. Provigil was made by cephalon which is now owned by teva.

This august par pharmaceuticals began making Modafinil in 100 mg and 200 mg tablets in bottles of 30 and 90 count. ...Read more

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I have a friend who was treated in france with a medication named gestrinone. Is this available in the united states, and how does this work on endometriosis?

I have a friend who was treated in france with a medication named gestrinone. Is this available in the united states, and how does this work on endometriosis?

GnRH analogue: The medication sounds like it is a gnrh analogue. The equivalent here in United States is Lupron or synarel (nafarelin). It basically puts the patient in a false menopause. ...Read more

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How/where to get blood drawn to send out too another country for a test not yet available in the united states?

How/where to get blood drawn to send out too another country for a test not yet available in the united states?

Be careful: The overseas lab may have some procedure in place. I'm a pathologist and lab physician and I do need to be frank with you -- make very sure this isn't a scam. ...Read more

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Oral Surgeon; Periodontist, etc. #: Is iRaise, a minimally invasive sinus lift procedure, available to patients in the United States, at this time?

Oral Surgeon; Periodontist, etc. #: Is iRaise, a minimally invasive sinus lift procedure, available to patients in the United States, at this time?

Absolutely: A sinus lift operation performed with CAT scan control and knowing the anatomy of the maxillary sinus can be performed not only by oral surgeons, periodontists, but also by may general dentists who have taken multiple courses for this operation. I am surprise at the question because there are thousands of well trained dentists who perform a sinus lift for implant surgery. ...Read more

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Hello, are you available at the moment?

Hello, are you available at the moment?

Online consultation?: This Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis or back and forth conversation with a physician. If your concern can be described in a few sentences please ask it here. If not, you may want to have an online consultation with one of our Health Tap physicians who would be more than happy to help you with any medical problems or questions you may have. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is ergocalciferol available otc?

Is ergocalciferol available otc?

Yes: Ergocalciferol, otherwise known as Vitamin D2 is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What is the strongest pain killer available?

What is the strongest pain killer available?

Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain. Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl which does not come as a pill, but as a patch.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet come as a pill-but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory. Also, some people just respond better to one med than another. Talk w/your dr. If you need pain relief. ...Read more

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Why ivabradine is not available in the u.S.?

Why ivabradine is not available in the u.S.?

Not submitted to FDA: Ivabradine has been approved for
marketing for patients with angina by several regulatory agencies throughout the world. The drug has never been submitted for review by the fda because the french manufacturer, servier, lacked an american subsidiary to market the drug. However in july 2013, amgen announced that it had obtained commercial rights in the U.S. To this novel oral drug for further tests. ...Read more

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What kind of insulin sensitizers are available?

Two plus kinds: Hi. Drugs that are marketed as insulin sensitizers are the biguanide, metformin, and the TZDs pioglitazone and rosiglitazone. However, other drugs not marketed as insulin sensitizers DO improve insulin sensitivity by weight loss. These drugs include GLP-1 receptor agonists, SGLT-2 inhibitors, and the weight loss drugs. So insulin sensitizers go beyond what is marketed as an insulin sensitizer. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest sugar commercially available?

What is the healthiest sugar commercially available?

Allthesame basically: Simple sugars are simple sugars. Minimal differences re: vitamin, trace mineral content between raw sugar, molasses (does supply some iron), turbinado sugar. Agave is largely fructose; honey is a mix. Hf corn syrup has more fruc than corn syrup (all glu)-similar to cane sugar (sucrose)limit intake of simple sugars in general to limit possibly unwanted calories.
All simple sugars provide 4 cal/g. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest sugar that is commercially available?

What is the healthiest sugar that is commercially available?

Allthesame basically: Simple sugars are simple sugars. Minimal differences re: vitamin, trace mineral content between raw sugar, molasses (does supply some iron), turbinado sugar. Agave is largely fructose; honey is a mix. Hf corn syrup has more fruc than corn syrup (all glu)-similar to cane sugar (sucrose)limit intake of simple sugars in general to limit possibly unwanted calories.
All simple sugars provide 4 cal/g. ...Read more

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Which treatments are available?

Which treatments are available?

Riluzole: Fda has approved Riluzole that has been shown to slow progression. No cures yet. Many ongoing trials. ...Read more

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Are there treatments available?

Incomplete question: Are there treatments available for what disease? This needs to be expanded for a good answer. ...Read more

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Is there a therapist available here?

Is there a therapist available here?

Therapist: I think you are looking for a psychotherapist. Yes, HealthTap has some. Consider getting an Inbox consult or a Virtual consult here and see how helpful it is. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What diabetes management tools are available?

What diabetes management tools are available?

Many: Start with your diabetic educato. They usually have a team that includes a dietician, a nurse a psychologist and often a herapiet. A team approach is always the best! ...Read more

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Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Here are some. ..: It's because the social atmosphere in the U. S. has a sufficient weight from its interacting professional, political, and financial strength, leading to its popularity, availability, and affordability. ...Read more

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What is the number 1 hospital in the united states?

Hospital: There are several great facilities in the United States. My personal favorite is duke university. ...Read more

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What are the circumcision rates in the united states?

What are the circumcision rates in the united states?

Reduced recently: In the United States, recent rates have declined to about 55%, varying from 25% in west to 67% in midwest. Reduction in rate may be related to insurance companies not paying for procedure. ...Read more

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Are you available to talk to me?

Consultation: For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a consultation with a doctor here on HealthTap. The "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) A video chat consult allows you to talk to the doctor (for a certain limited amount of time) so it's good for a quick question. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for artheritis?

What treatment is available for artheritis?

Correct diagnosis: There are many types of arthritis (over 300) and the most important step is to make the correct arthritis diagnosis. After the diagnosis then one can individualize and develop therapy along the lines of exercise, weight control and a variety of diffferent types of medications. Some medications are taken by mouth, others need to be injected and some are given intravenously. Diagnosis is #1. ...Read more

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Is there any therepies available for melanoma?

Is there any therepies available for melanoma?

Yes: In addition to the surgery mentioned, there are new drugs for melanoma. One, called ipilumimab, is not chemotherapy. It is an immunologic therapy that was approved for use in 2011. It is the first drug to improve survival in stage IV melanoma, and some patients are alive 5-6 years after diagnosis with stage IV melanoma while on the drug. Have hope! ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for fiberous lymphedemia?

What kind of treatment is available for fiberous lymphedemia?

Lymphatic: Massage physiotherapy, manual decongestive therapy, compression bandaging, good dietary habits leading to weight control, and exercise. ...Read more

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