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Clindamycin phosphate topical solution pads, do u think that they are a good thing to prescribe for a person who has a lot of pimples in the t zone?
Treating Acne: Acne seems like a simple condition that should be easy to treat. Many cases are controlled with topical medications like the antibiotic clindamycin. Other topical medications like tretinoin, the active ingredient in retin a, are effective for blackheads. Some cases prove very frustrating to treat. Some patients require systemic antibiotics and even Isotretinoin (accutane). Talk to your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on RA treatment for 12 y. Just had dental surgery. Should i continue arava, (leflunomide) prednisone, chloroquine along with prescribed antibiotics? Thanks
Yes: You should continue the meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does the antimalarial chloroquine work? Does it passively diffuse into red blood cells to thwart the malaria parasite or does it enter the red blood cells by an active transport process?
Chloroquine: Chloroquine concentrates up to several 1000-fold in the food vacuole of the parasite. Possible mechanisms for this selective accumulation of Chloroquine in the food vacuole are: 1) protonation and ion trapping of the Chloroquine due to the low ph of the food vacuole; 2) active uptake of Chloroquine by a parasite transporter(s); and/or 3) binding of Chloroquine to a specific receptor in the food va. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarification: There are many areas in india where there are mixed forms of malaria and Chloroquine therefore is not reccomended. P vivax malaria does occur in india but so does resistant p falciparum. An alternative is to take pregnancy safe Mefloquine instead since the usual combo of Chloroquine plus proguanil cannot be used. Again Chloroquine alone is not for india. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antimalarial drugs: It's a little bit technical - but basically the medicine acts as a 'poison' for the malaria parasite. Plasmodium species have to digest hemoglobin (inside the red blood cell) to survive - but the heme molecule can be toxic when released. Therefore, the parasite tries to sequester that away. Chloroquine interferes with that step - thus leading to a slow poisoning of the parasite. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?
Constip./Dependence: Constipation is a side effect that can occur at the onset and last throughout treatment. Regular use of any opioid (such as codeine) will produce a physical dependence on the drug that would be demonstrated if you attempted to abruptly withdraw- i.e. Agitation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, sweating, runny nose. Another effect is the possible increase in pain in your body (opioid induced hyperalgesia). ...Read more
Is there a relationship between vision problems (visual field loss, macular hole) and long term use of antimalarials (23 yr)? Chloroquine, oroguanil..
Yes, yes, yes: Short term use for malarial prophylaxis rarely has serious side effects, usually minor GI side effects. Long term definitely has potentially very serious side effects, involving many sensory organs. First is visual, and can be multiple things including retinal damage, sight damage, corneal defects. A certified ophthalmologist must check fully the eyes before, and during long term use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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