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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Baycol (Overview)

Baycol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Heidi Fowler
3 doctors shared insights

Baycol (Overview)

Baycol is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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What are problems with baycol?

What are problems with baycol?

It's off the market: Baycol was a statin drug that lowered cholesterol ( like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was voluntarily removed from the market in 2001. This was because it was linked to the deaths of 52 people- mostly due to muscle damage that led to kidney failure. ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read more

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Barium fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) for children safe for infants?

Barium fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) for children safe for infants?

Which is it?: Barium enema and fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) are different things - ba enema is only used by doctors to enhance xrays of the intestines while fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) is a home remedy which should also be used with great caution in infants. ...Read more

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Mirlax benefits v/s isabagol

Mirlax benefits v/s isabagol

Not necessary: If you stop, your diabetes may worsen unless you've been dropping your weight and following healthy lifestyle (diet and exercise). And even then, you will need to discuss it with your doctor as it may be prudent to lower metformin first to see if your diabetes' control will be maintained on the lower dose. ...Read more

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Is dipentum (olsalazine) discontinued?

Is dipentum (olsalazine) discontinued?

Dipentum (olsalazine).: Not that i know of. Dipentum (olsalazine) isan anti-inflammatory medication used to treat ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

Any chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) interactions?

306 interactions: There are 306 drugs that are known to interact with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate). There are 3 disease interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate) (chloramphenicol) which include: colitis, bone marrow suppression , renal/liver disease. Use this to check for interactions with chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate): http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/chloramphenicol, chloromycetin (chloramphenicol sodium succinate).Html. ...Read more

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

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I am on atorvastatin 10 mg; orlistat 120mg; silymarin 70 mg; neurovitamins; all once daily?

I am on atorvastatin 10 mg; orlistat 120mg; silymarin 70 mg; neurovitamins; all once daily?

Not all once daily: Atorvastatin should be taken once daily. Orlistat 120 mg is usually dosed three times a day with each main meal containing fat. The dose may be taken during the meal or within 1 hour of completing the meal. Check with your physician for details regarding your recommendations. ...Read more

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Stomach won't go. Tried duphalac, movicol, allbran, oats, dried pears.Am breastfeeding.Trying prunes tomorrow and syllium husks. What else can I do?Desprt

Stomach won't go. Tried duphalac, movicol, allbran, oats, dried pears.Am breastfeeding.Trying prunes tomorrow and syllium husks. What else can I do?Desprt

Stomach: You tried many but miralax (polyethylene glycol). 1 -2 capful in large glass of gatorade, juice or milk. Drink twice daily 2- 3 days, then once daily. Drink 6-8 big glasses or equivalent bottle size water; more fruits, salad, vegetables- if possible green leafy. Most importantly: bowel training: fix a time of day, go, sit on the toilet, concentrate, try unless you have a bm; do 4 mo, your biological clock will be set. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Cerivastatin (Definition)

Cerivastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more