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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carboprost (Overview)

Carboprost (Hemabate) is a medication that increases uterine tone. This helps to stop post-partum bleeding. It should be avoided in women with asthma as it can occasionally cause wheezing in asthmatic women.


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carboprost (Overview)

Carboprost (Hemabate) is a medication that increases uterine tone. This helps to stop post-partum bleeding. It should be avoided in women with asthma as it can occasionally cause wheezing in asthmatic women.


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I suffer form bronchial asthma, is it ok if my doctor gives me carboprost if I start post-partum bleeding?

I suffer form bronchial asthma, is it ok if my doctor gives me carboprost if I start post-partum bleeding?

Probably not: There are many ways to stop post partum bleeding, so avoiding anything that might cause brochospasm (the airway muscles contracting so you can't breath) is wise. That said, if it was that or a hysterectomy it is worth trying, as the bronchospasm is likely not to occur and is treatable. ...Read more

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Alternatives to casodex (bicalutamide)?

Alternatives to casodex (bicalutamide)?

Anti-Androgens: Anti-androgens are most commonly used in men with Prostate Cancer (CAP) that is no longer responding to testosterone reduction. In these cases, blocking T from getting to prostate cells (which is what casodex (bicalutamide) does) can help to slow CAP growth. Xtandi is an alternative with excellent results regarding prostate cancer control. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: xalatan (latanoprost)?

Please describe the medication: xalatan (latanoprost)?

Glaucoma eye drop: Xalatan (now generic as latanoprost) is a one drop per day glaucoma eye drop in the prostaglandin family. It works to lower intraocular pressure by increasing outflow of fluid from the eye through non-traditional pathways (uveoscleral outflow). Significant side effects are uncommon, and it is generally very well tolerated and effective. ...Read more

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What drugs is sildenafil citrate?

What drugs is sildenafil citrate?

Sildenafil is Viagra (sildenafil): This is the generic name for the famous e.D. Medication known as viagra (sildenafil). ...Read more

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Toremifene citrate for gynecomastia?

Toremifene citrate for  gynecomastia?

Street Drugs: It has come to my attention through patients and hearsay rather than medical literature that drugs such as this and tamoxifen are being used to offset the potential breast stimulating effects of anabolic steroids. The indiscriminate and unmonitored administration of these drugs and potenttial side effects is potentially dangerous and essentially amounts to their use as street drugs. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Can pregnant women use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Xalatan (latanoprost): Xalatan (latanoprost) is FDA Pregnancy Category C (Risk cannot be ruled out) ...Read more

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Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

ACE inh: Ace inhibitors are great medications for BP and diabetes and scledoderma hypertensive crisis. However, in some patientds they may adversely affect the kidneys, specially if there is underlying renovascular disease. Since you only have one kidney be very carefull. ...Read more

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Why is Xalatan (latanoprost) , the antiglaucoma drug, used in evening?

Why is Xalatan (latanoprost) , the antiglaucoma drug, used in evening?

Xalatan (latanoprost): Capstan is used at night because it is most effective when used every evening. The company producing the medication also recommends this dosing. Xalatan (latanoprost) can also cause some eye redness which is minimized with nightly dosing. ...Read more

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Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more

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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...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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Can we use antibiotic (Epra,clamoxyl,néokla)with cirrhosis medicine(vit E,Aldactone (spironolactone) ,Acemuc ,Avolcardyl Sita )?

Can we use antibiotic (Epra,clamoxyl,néokla)with cirrhosis medicine(vit E,Aldactone (spironolactone) ,Acemuc ,Avolcardyl  Sita )?

Medications: The brand names of some of the medications that you list are not known in the USA. Once again, would suggest that your pharmacist should have a computerized program that lists all drug interactions and therefore should be able to help you out. Sorry, hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

No: Metformin is not known to be toxic to the kidneys. The concern may be when a patient has naturally kidney function and they take metformin. That person may then be at (rare, but still documented) risk of a condition called lactic acidosis - a potentially dangerous, body-wide build-up of lactic acid that interferes with the delivery with oxygen. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Hemabate (Definition)

Hemabate is an uterus affecting agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more