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Can Alka Seltzer Gold Prevent Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Probably not, but...: Usually not, but we don't know you nor your entire medical history so this would be a question to ask the doctor who suggested you take the medication. In general, ppi's are well tolerated and safe in otherwise healthy people without major medical problems, and who don't take any medications that have an interaction with the ppi. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What can you take for gas/bloating/upset stomach that doesn't have a lot of sodium like an antacid (alka seltzer etc) for those w/ kidney disease?
Probably: Check the interactions of specific meds with pharmacist. ...Read more
YES: however, I suggest staggering the doses by 4-6 hrs. ...Read more
Cancer: This is a complicated question because there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of cancers. I guess you are taking a PPI. This may prevent chronic esophageal reflux 10 -20% develop into esophageal cancer - which is generally VERY bad . So in a very real sense, yes PPI's do prevent cancer. ...Read more
Nothing approved: Although, you may find claims on the web of people having taken "natural" supplement/herb that helped them cure legionnaire's, there's nothing approved or shown to be effective in studies. Given the fact that it may become fatal in certain cases if left untreated, i'd strongly suggest prompt medical attention and institution of a commonly accepted treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg. ?
5"1, 97lb female how much Zofran (ondansetron) should be taken at the onset of a stomach virus to prevent vomiting?nausea not as imp main goals to prevent vomiting
As prescribed: Always take medications as prescribed by doctor. Your pharmacist can also chime in. Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Check out http://www.drugs.com/dosage/zofran.html. Dosing regimens differ depending upon known cause but 8mg every 8hrs as needed is noted at www.epocrates.com for nausea/vomiting related to gastroenteritis. ...Read more
Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?
Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?
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