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Doctor insights on: Cetuximab Medication

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Who should not use Cetuximab injections?

Who should not use Cetuximab injections?

Cetuximab injections: Although no contraindications were listed by Drugs. Com. There is potential for serious infusion reactions, See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/erbitux. Html ...Read more

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How effective are Cetuximab injections for treating colon cancer?

How effective are Cetuximab injections for treating colon cancer?

Some response: Erbitux was one of the first monoclonals develoed. It targets epidermal growth Factor 1 and is used in metastatic colon Ca that has the wild mutated KRAS. The best response is like Herceptin (trastuzumab) where this epidermal growth factor 2 mAb requires added chemo. As such when Colon Ca is treated with Erbitux + chemo there is an improvement in response for a number of months. No cures have been seen. ...Read more

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She is 59sept end 2013 we came to know tht she is having colon cancer stage 3.Then 6cchemos were given n in CT no improvement. Cetuximab goi survival?

She is 59sept end 2013 we came to know tht she is having colon cancer stage 3.Then 6cchemos were given n in CT no improvement. Cetuximab goi survival?

Be patient: Colon cancer is a preventable disease and the only treatment for it is surgery chemotherapy can help when the cancer is spread but containing the cancer is the key
simply be patient and follow the doctor instruction and pray for the best. ...Read more

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Colon cancer fluid filled in stomach can anyone tell survival period? 2nd line chemo going on...Cetuximab n folfri

Colon cancer fluid filled in stomach can anyone tell survival period? 2nd line chemo going on...Cetuximab n folfri

Confused???: I do not know what you mean by colon cancer fluid in stomach are you talking about ascites which is a free fluid in the abdomen or there is an abnormal connection because of the cancer between the colon and the stomach either way this is an advance cancer if surgery is not an option chemotherapy do not do much for colon cancer
simply follow your doctor instruction and hope for the best. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux?

Which is more effective: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux?

Identical: Data on Bevacizumab or Erbitux in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who do not have a KRAS 12/13 gene mutation, have nearly identical survival rates. These identical results were seen after chemotherapy, where survival with chemo alone was about 5 months vs. 7-8 months using either bevacizumab (Avastin) or cetuximab (Erbitux). ...Read more

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Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Erbitux is a class c medication for pregnancy, meaning it is not considered safe (generally because animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects). It is also considered unsafe for lactation because data suggests high risk of significant adverse effects. Obviously, it is only used in very serious illnesses, but pregnancy should then be avoided and formula feeding would likewise be recommended. ...Read more

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How well does erbitux work for a methastasic bone cancer?

How well does erbitux work for a methastasic bone cancer?

Not very: Etbitux or Cetuximab is an antibody developed against a growth factor receptor on the surface of your cells. It can be used to kill cancer cells which have the same receptor. Unfortunately, bone cancer cells have not proven to be responsive to this type of treatment. Cetuximab is used mostly for metastatic colon cancer. Keep your eyes open for future clinical trials in this area, though. ...Read more

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How well does erbitux for a methastasic bone cancer work?

For a while: Erbitux is an anti epidermal growth factor 1 inhibitor. It is present in normal cells but more so in colon cancer. With chemo added, the combination does add several months to the survival seen with metastatic colon cancer. ...Read more

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How effective is erbitux for a metastatic bone cancer?

How effective is erbitux for a metastatic bone cancer?

Not very: Works in colon cancer that has markers suggestive of response. Can be effective in some lung cancers again if a specific cell type is found and has certain markers. If colon or lung cancer in the bone and has the appropriate markers, it may be effective. Hope this helps. ...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 isn't 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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