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Urinary tract.: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more
Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more
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
I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?
Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Erectile Dysfunction: Men w/erectile dysfunction often use some form of Alprostadil if they don't respond to oral pde-5 inhibitors like cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra. Men w/ed who also take nitrates are forbidden from taking pde-5 inhibitors and thus must use Alprostadil or some other therapeutic ed option. Alprostadil can be placed intraurethral or injected intracavernosal. Ask your family doc for options. ...Read more
Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is basically : Aspirin produced by a different manufacturer. It can be used for fever, pain, and blood thinning. Just like aspirin, it can cause stomach upset , nausea , bleeding , exacerbation of asthma and formation of nasal polyps if u r hypersensitive.Take care ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...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
I 131: Iodine 131 is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer. Technetium 99 is used to evaluate cardiac vessels and is probably the most commonly used radioisotope in medicine. Strontium 89 and samarium are used in the treatment of cancer related bone pain. There are many more.less commonly used agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer