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Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Ask your oncologist: Alemtuzumab is dosed in 30 mg vials under the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). It is no longer sold, but is available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with registered oncologists thru a limited distribution program enforced by the drug maker. It will soon be available through neurologists under the name Lemtrada for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Same drug, lower dose, higher price. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Alemtuzumab (Definition)

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Hello.What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

Yes.: Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against a marker on some lymphocytes. It has proven activity against some stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (and related diseases) and also on some stages of multiple sclerosis. Alemtuzumab is the generic name. The formulation for MS has the trade name Lemtrada; the one for CLL has the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Alemtuzumab injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea,
vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores,
headache, anxiety, supression of blood counts ( anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, bleeding, infection, muscle pain, etc. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608053.Html. ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Is antibody used by injection to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Causes pneumonia, rash, GI upset, low blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Monoclonal antibody: Campath (alemtuzumab) -1H

it is a monoclonal antibody ( immunoglobulin structure)
a large protein that binds to CD 52 , a surface receptor on mature lymphocytes.

The CD 52 bearing lymphocytes will be targeted for destruction

This makes it a drug useful to treat CLL ,(chronic lymphocytic leukemia )
Was withdraw from the markets in 2012 to prepare for a launch of a more expensive drug to treat MS ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Anti-leukemia drug: This is hard to explain in 400 characters, but here is a website with a good explanation of the drug, it's uses, how it works, and other useful information.
http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/alemtuzumab.aspx ...Read more

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Do you know if alemtuzumab could be used to cure multiple sclerosis?

Do you know if alemtuzumab could be used to cure multiple sclerosis?

Not a cure: But clearly one of the most potent meds ever developed for MS. Yet could be risky, even life threatening. However, in my research group, most of pts have been disease free for yrs, and take no current meds. Although not a cure, certainly a valuable therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Campath (alemtuzumab) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Campath (alemtuzumab) allergy?

Campath allergy: Campath (alemtuzumab) is a medication used in the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 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/campath-drug.htm ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis.What medication shoud i take?

I have rhititis.What medication shoud i take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

Blood pressure : Lots of medicines for blood pressure see your doctor to be treated. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should i feel a particular way on add medication?

Should i feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Campath (Definition)

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