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Chemical Formula For Cyclosporine
Is it ok for breastfeeding moms to use skincare products with cyclopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, peg 10 dimethicone and aluminum dioxid?
Appears to be safe: The chemicals mentioned mainly stay in the upper layers of the skin- miniscule amounts go into the body. If you have other questions here is a great website: breastfeeding and medications http://www.Breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.5ld4zlrc.Dpbs it is from dr. Thomas hale a texas tech pharmacologists+ includes link to toxnet national library of medicine. ...Read more
Hi drs......What is the preferable transdermal drug as a once/daily use for treating mild acne (benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid/azeliac acid/other) ?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Maybe: Chemical preservatives extend the shelf-life of many foods. They are also found in beauty care products. Of course fresh food is best, but not always available year round. Minimizing prepared food will decrease exposure to preservatives, check labels carefully. Likewise searching for simple cleansers and shampoos will minimize skin exposure. ...Read more
No benefit!: There is no benefit from this nutritional supplement. The first issue is to lower uric acid levels to both prevent gout arthritis attacks, but kidney stones and uric acid nephropathy, which can lead to renal failure. Gouty arthritis should never occur after the first attack. Some diet changes can help lower uric acid, but most people need Allopurinol or uloric, plus colchicine. ...Read more
Relatively, yes: All drugs have potential side effects, some worse than others. Cyclosporine works well for its uses, but patients must be willing to work with doc closely to prevent untoward events, e.g. Reporting any side effects, reporting fever or infection immediately no matter how seemingly slight. Co-operate with doc when monitoring lab work is asked for; it's for your protection & well-being. ...Read more
Using tretenoin cream for acne with daily sulfur wash! Need moisture for dry/sensitive skin! Any chemical-free alternatives for cetaphil/cerave??
Zoloft (sertraline) & castration?: Not that I know of! Zoloft (sertraline) is a commonly used antidepressant that can also treat symptoms of generalized anxiety, panic, post traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. But castration? I think someone is giving you wrong information. BTW, if you need info on voluntary sterilization, ask your doctor or Planned Parenthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)
Topical Spironolacto: The literature on systemic absorption of topical sprironolactone is a bit unclear. Small studies in lab rodents showed no absorption, but there are numerous anecdotal entries on hair loss blogs where users attest to side effects which point towards systemic absorption, including falling testosterone levels. Monitor your use carefully to see if you are an "absorber.". ...Read more
Ciclopirox BP(1%w/v), Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (1%w/v) , aloe vera vs Cetrimide IP(5%w/v),Isopropyl alcohol IP(10%w/v). which shampoo is better 'n' why?
Hi doctors. Applying clindamycin solution then aha lotion then kojic acid cream for night is good for the face? Is there other regimen for this?
Fractional: Fractional laser will get you a better result in the end. It does require more down time than a peel however. If you're comparing a deep peel to the laser then the laser is safer as well. If you can take the downtime I would certainly recommend the fractional laser. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dermatologist prescribed me 4%hydroquinone +tretinoin+mometasone furoate ..For 3 weeks , is it safe to use this combination for such a long duration?
You should always: Believe that your doctor is doing what's best for you, if your doctor says you should combine those for three weeks then you should listen to your doctor. If you are that uncomfortable about it, then i suggest going to another doctor and getting a second opinion. It's hard to get a second opinion here because no one knows your medical/personal history. ...Read more
Witch testosterone is given by doctors for therapy as there is only 3 cypionate ' eathanate 'and suspension?
Does not work: no scientific evidence that it works no matter how long do you use it, no scientific evidence behind it ...Read more
How is OTC racepinefrin/asthmanefrin same basic medication as former avail epinefrin/primetine mist. How does the race added to standard inhaled epi ?
Racemization: The racemic or combination form of Epinephrine makes the product more stable and has a longer shelf life. The d-form has less side effect than the natural r-form in terms of rapid heart rate and increase in bp. The d-form has a lower side effect as mentioned but has a more sustained effect. The side effect precludes frequent use so need sustained effect, and the combo is more stable. ...Read more
My son has acne. His derm prescribed Differin (adapalene) Gel, and we used a co-pay coupon for first fulfillment. No coupon now = $300. Alternatives?
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is certainly more potent in real clinical settings. However, it is quite concentration dependent. I do not find the 2% concentrations to be very effective vs. the 4% concentrations (or higher if compounded) that you can get by prescription. Nonetheless, Arbutin could be quite effective as a stand alone treatment for milder cases of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more
Needs monitoring: Cyclosporine is a calcineurin inhibitor and it has a narrow therapeutic index. If the blood level of cyclosporine is too high, it is likely to cause adverse effects which include nephrotoxicity, hyperlipidemia, gingival hyperplasia, and hair growth. Whether it is used as an anti-rejection agent or as an immunosuppressant in treating auto-immune diseases, one needs to have a close follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How long is the bioavailability of the cyclosporine once is outside the original package?
Pharmacist: Your pharmacist is very qualified to answer your question as he/she has up to date information on all medications. ...Read more
Have chronic hivee & have been put on cyclosporine. Just started taking the medication sat a.M. 200 mg a day. When can I expect to see some relief?
Different ways: While Cyclosporine is a very important medication used in the transplant field and in different rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases it sometimes may damage the kidneys by causing constriction of the vessels inside them. If you are concerned about potential side effects of this medication you should ask your prescribing physician about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last resort: Cyclosporine is an effective treatment for psoriasis - but it is usually used only when all else has failed, because it is toxic to the liver and kidneys, among other things, and weakens the immune system. It should never be taken without close monitoring by an expert in its use for that purpose (usually a dermatologist). ...Read more
Several : Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive agent. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients that receive organ transplants. It is also used to treat severe cases of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. It's very strong medication. It may cause side effects that could be serious, such as high blood pressure and kidney and liver problems.May also reduce the body's ability to fight infec. ...Read more
RxAssist Database: Talk to your physician about your drug costs. And, don't be reluctant to look at all possibilities for reducing your medication costs-including those from drug companies, community health centers, local social service programs or charitable programs. Visit www.Rxassist.Org to help find options. ...Read more
Renal tubular damage: Cyclosporine is an immune supressing medication used for renal transplant patients. Overtime, this potent medication especially when its levels are high can damage the tubular structure of the kidney. If you are concerned about its use, discuss this issue with your nephrologists or your transplant team. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last resort: Cyclosporine is an effective treatment for eczema - but it is usually used only when all else has failed, because it is toxic to the liver and kidneys, among other things, and weakens the immune system. It should never be taken without close monitoring by an expert in its use for that purpose (usually a dermatologist). ...Read more
Yes but....: Before using cyclosprorin, get tested for igg food sensitivities. Or at least try avoiding the most common food allergens for a few wks and then add back in slowly to determine what u r reacting to. The most common are wheat, all dairy products, corn, oats, soy, eggs.It can be any food. U need to do a yeast cleanse and start basic vitamins as well. I've treated many difficult cases w/success. ...Read more
Yes: Cyclosporine is a "second line" medication for hives. It is useful for chronic hives in people who will need long-term treatment, and has more side effects than the "first line" treatments such as antihistamines. It is only used when first line medications don't work - that is, when the benefits of the drug outweigh its risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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