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Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

Just bought  everlast womens dumbells,5kg-  contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?

No: The vendor is required put such warning if a chemical is used, usually in paint. However, the chemical has likely evaporated during the time it took from manufacture to you purchasing the dumbbells. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Guiney
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Dipyridamole (Definition)

Dipyridamole (Persantine) is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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For ADHD are any of these used: campral, pyrovaleren, fencanfamine, mesocarb, prolintane. ?

For ADHD are any of these used: campral, pyrovaleren, fencanfamine, mesocarb, prolintane. ?

Not for children &: Teens in this country. I've never heard of their use in adults, but the psychiatrists on panel may have. The stimulants methylphenidate & amphetamine remain 1st line treatment with 80-90% efficacy when doses are titrated for optimal effect without significant side effects.Non- stimulants atomoxetine & long-acting Guanfacine have ~ 65% efficacy when used as single agents titrated optimally. ...Read more

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Pl inform the brand names of clotrimazole ip which is anti fungal and anti bacterial powder used a freshner. Is itavailable over-the-counter in usa.

Pl inform the brand names of clotrimazole ip which is anti fungal and anti bacterial powder used a freshner. Is itavailable over-the-counter in usa.

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): Clotrimazole is call Clotrimazole in the U.S. And is sold over-the-counter without needing a prescription. A brand name is lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Is the generic brand of darvocet n-100 equal to brand name?

Is the generic brand of darvocet n-100 equal to brand name?

Yes: All generics are equivalent to their brand name counterparts. The active chemical is exactly the same. Some people may react to some additives or fillers used in manufacturing the medicines - brand name or generic, but the medicine itself, it's efficacy, and safety are no different. Provided you get a legitimate medicine that has been authorized by the fda. ...Read more

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Is differant brand name of warfarin effect INR ? How?

Is differant brand name of warfarin effect INR ? How?

Unlikely: Should be equivalent and all are variable for any individual so we check inr until and after stablization- due to possible changes in meds, diet, exercize etc. ...Read more

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read more

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What is the medicinal use of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is the medicinal use of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Older pain med: People like demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). It's a fact. There's something about it that gives a better comfort to those suffering with pain. Unfortunately, there is a toxic byproduct that keeps us from using it for chronic pain. Most ers have switched to Dilaudid and /or toradol. ...Read more

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In the pharma war among, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis(fda pending), which one is safest and most effective for cad/pad from a medical view?

In the pharma war among, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis(fda pending), which one is safest and most effective for cad/pad from a medical view?

Debatable: Warfarin is safe, but requires blood checks to make sure anticoagulation is within range. It also can be reversed in case of hemorrhage fairly easily. Pradaxa, xarelto, and Eliquis are called factor x inhibitors and don't require blood testing and are safe; however, they can't be reversed in case of an unexpected hemorrhage so there is some risk associated with them. ...Read more

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What med orudis retard or celebra vhen daily using have arthrit. In sweden. Artros?

What med orudis retard or celebra vhen daily using have arthrit. In sweden. Artros?

Which NSAID?: Orudis (ketoprofen), retard (diclofenac 100mg extended release) and celebra (celecoxib) are all non-steroidal medication. Celebra is a cox ii specific version which has less effect on platelet function (less bleeding tendency) and somewhat less GI irritation which can be good for some patients. All of the nsaids can cause increased risk of heart attack, stroke, high BP and blood clots. Ask ur doc. ...Read more

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Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Absolutely: Let's clarify - over-the-counter drugs (otcs) are virtually the same medications as prescription ones except that they've been granted the freedom to be sold without prescription due to their "benign" profile. Supplements are not medications in and of themselves. They are more or less "naturally" derived preparations that are used for the same purpose as meds. Some of them can be as effective too. ...Read more

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Is there any brand in market that sells b-carotine derived vitamin A, instead of fish oil derived vitamin A? Fish oil gives me anxiety.

Is there any brand in market that sells b-carotine derived vitamin A, instead of fish oil derived vitamin A? Fish oil gives me anxiety.

No,but not necessary: I'm not aware of any preformed Vit A supps from vegan sources, but this isn't necessary as we can convert beta carotene to Vit A. Some people do this more efficiently than others but everyone does it to some degree so if you eat enough food rich in beta carotene or take it as a supp. you'll get adequate A. Dairy also contains A.Even if fish oil gives anxiety,A derived from fish oil probably won't. ...Read more

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What is this medicine for? 100mg/ml and 500mg/ml bottle of rituximab, brand name "mabthera"?

What is this medicine for? 100mg/ml and 500mg/ml bottle of rituximab, brand name "mabthera"?

IT is rituximab: In the USA we use what the FDA approved and that is Rituxan (rituximab) and in Europe the name Mabthera is what was approved in Europe by their FDA the EMEA.. This medication is used for certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis,certain inflammatory blood vessel syndromes we call vasculitiis ...Read more

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What is the standard IV dosage of cardene (nicardipine) for a hemorrhagic stroke?

What is the standard IV dosage of cardene (nicardipine) for a hemorrhagic stroke?

Cardene (nicardipine) dose: Cardene, the sustained release nifedipine pill, is usually given as 30, 45, or 60 mg twice per day. The prescribed dose may vary with metabolism and efficacy. IV forms of nifedipine or nicardipine are given as different (smaller) doses, on a continuous intravenous basis. ...Read more

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Is there any reliable science on the value of the herbal product called cat's claw---i use if for its supposed anti-inflammatory properties?

Is there any reliable science on the value of the herbal product called cat's claw---i use if for its supposed anti-inflammatory properties?

Cat's claw: According to the nih "there is not enough scientific evidence to determine if cat’s claw works for any health condition. Small studies in humans have shown possible benefit in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but no large trials have been done. In lab studies, cat’s claw stimulates part of the immune system, but hasn't been proven to reduce inflammation or boost the immune system" —>. ...Read more

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Caffeine ok while having a chemical cardiac stress test using dipyridamole, persantine?

Caffeine ok while having a chemical cardiac stress test using dipyridamole, persantine?

NO!!!!: Caffeine should not be ingested prior to pharmacologic cardiac stress since it can interfere with the results. Stopping caffeine ingestion for at least 24 hours prior to pharmacologic stress should be sufficient. If caffeine is ingested and pharmacologic stress is performed, this can cause false negative results. If you have taken caffeine, stress may be rescheduled or switched to dobutamine. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Persantine (Definition)

Persantine is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more