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What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

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What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

Ara-C & daunorubicin: Combination of ara-c and Daunorubicin is used to treat acute leukemia. They may cause nasuea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness, supression to bone marrow, infection, diarrhea, headache, etc a detail discussion with your oncologist has to be done prior to administration of these drugs. See more here:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html;. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Cytarabine (Definition)

Cytarabine is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more


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Ara-c/cytarabine is what?

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Ara-c/cytarabine is what?

Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.It is used in combination with other chemotherapy to treat acute leukemia. See more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

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What is cytarabine for?

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Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other cheotherapy to treat aute leukemia.Discuss further with you roncologist and see more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

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Whats cytarabine used for?

Whats cytarabine used for?

Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more

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Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

There are >1 type of: I assume that your question is about Acute leukemia where Ara-C is commonly used. This is typically given in combination with other drugs like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin( for AML) and sometimes with Methotrexate(for ALL) ...Read more

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Aside from ara-c, what alternative drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Anti-Leukemic Drugs: Anthracyclines like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin are frequently used with ara-c as part of initial (induction) therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Mitoxantrone (less cardiotoxic) can be substituted for these drugs in elderly patients. Etoposide has also been added as a third agent in more refractory or relapsed cases. Vincristine, prednisone, l-asparaginase are used more in acute lymphoid leukemias. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or  rituximab+bendamustine?

There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of gin?

What are side effects of gin?

Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more

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Side effects of nasovion drops?

Side effects: The medication has minimal side effects and is basically harmless. ...Read more

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Side effects of over musterbation

Side effects of over musterbation

None: Unless you consider the negatives associated with excessive self-indulgence. There is some evidence that auto-sexual obsession may contribute to sexual dysfunction with one's partner. See your doctor if obsessive-compulsive disorder is an issue. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of garlic?

What are the side effects of garlic?

Bad breath, gas &...: In general, garlic is one of the healthiest foods we can eat & is generally well-tolerated, but not everyone tolerates it well. It famously causes bad breath.Some get intestinal gas or upset stomach from it. It can sting/irritate the skin.Some are allergic to it and report headaches, muscle aches, fatigue &/or dizziness but that's rare.See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/garlic & comment:. ...Read more

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What are lactare tablets side effects?

What are lactare tablets side effects?

Lactare: After researching this, it appears that Lactare is an Ayurvedic medication that is sold in India. Several articles indicated that there were no reported side effects. However one Ayurvedcharya described potential for an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What negative side effects to lamanine?

What negative side effects to lamanine?

Not studied!: It is a "supposed to decrease brain fog" herb. No evidence that it works and only several small studies on it. I would not want someone i cared for spending money and taking a drug with unknown safety issues! ...Read more

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Any side effects for the fat emuslsion?

Any side effects for the fat emuslsion?

Can you Help Us?: Can you be a little more specific? Are you considering fat transfers or smart lipo or zerona, etc.? I need more info to give you an appropriate answer. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cytosar U (Definition)

Cytosar-U is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more


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Ara C (Definition)

ARA-C is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more