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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Chemet (Overview)

Chemet is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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I don't kknow what chemet (succimer) is?

?spelling?: I am wondering if this is spelled correctly as i don't know of any medical terms with this spelling? ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
4 doctors shared insights

Chemet (Overview)

Chemet is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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I don't kknow what chemet (succimer) is?

?spelling?: I am wondering if this is spelled correctly as i don't know of any medical terms with this spelling? ...Read more

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Why don't cancer doctors prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan)?

Why don't cancer doctors prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan)?

Used: Doctors do prescribe zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxetan) (ibritumomab). It is a useful medication, but the dosing involved a complex test dosing which was doable, but not available at all centers. That is better now. Also there is not "head-to-head" data vs the "naked" cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab vs. Zevalin, (ibritumomab tiuxetan) so some data are hard to interpret. It if more often used as consolidation or relapse therapy. ...Read more

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Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Mylotarg-cytarabine: Open these links: http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/mylotarg.Html http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/cytarabine.Html.

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

?: Sorry but your question makes no sense. What do you want to know about docetaxel? ...Read more

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Is vimax detox safe?

Vimax detox: In all probability it will not hurt you. The better question is why would you take this. No better than "snake oil" and proves pt barnum was right. ...Read more

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Can you drink on chemet (succimer)?

Can you drink on chemet (succimer)?

Yes: Although some chemo agents may interfere with your alcohol so check with your doc. Obviously obsessive drinking is not advise. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors prescribe bexxar (tositumomab) and zevalin for cancer?

Why don't doctors prescribe bexxar (tositumomab) and zevalin for cancer?

Wrong assumption: Bexxar (tositumomab) and Zevalin are indeed commonly prescribed for some cases of lymphoma. Those drugs have no beneficial activity (but do have harm) when used to treat most other cancers, such as lung, breast, and colon cancer. ...Read more

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What is felbatol (felbamate)?

What is felbatol (felbamate)?

Felbamate (Felbatol): another new anticonvulsant and unfortunately, it is associated with a high risk of aplastic anemia and hepatic failure in epileptic patients. Because of these adverse effects, the use of Felbatol (felbamate) in patients with neuropathic pain is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere (docetaxel)?

Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere (docetaxel)?

Gem for taxotere (docetaxel): Short answer is no. It cannot be substituted. Now depending upon the underlying cancer whether lung, breast, pancreatic or any other primary solid tumor, one can use taxol, Abraxane or Navelbine (vinorelbine) (they are taxanes like taxotere). If we want to move to a different agent altogether, then Gemzar or a no of other drugs would be available depending upon what the primary tumor is. ...Read more

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Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more

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Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin.. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?

Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin.. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?

Yes: This class of medications can cause nightmares in some people and calm them in others. We are all wired uniquely, part of the marvel of creation celebrated this holiday season. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Succimer (Definition)

Succimer is a topical steroid which is a ...Read more