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Dr. Kevin Cassady
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Ganciclovir (Definition)

Ganciclovir is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


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Who can use ganciclovir?

Who can use ganciclovir?

Diagnosed w Herpes: Gancyclovir is specific for ocular herpes and you don't use it unless prescribed by an eye md. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: DHPG (ganciclovir) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: DHPG (ganciclovir) allergy?

DHPG allergy: DHPG (ganciclovir) is an antiviral medicine. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://medlineplus. Gov/druginfo/meds/a605011.html ...Read more

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What is the best laboratory test to monitor for ganciclovir toxicity?

What is the best laboratory test to monitor for ganciclovir toxicity?

Gangcyclovir is....: Toxic to the kidneys and can suppress the bone marrow, blood work and kidney function are ways to follow up for toxicity. ...Read more

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How common is bone marrow depletion when taking ganciclovir? Treating cmv

How common is bone marrow depletion when taking ganciclovir? Treating cmv

Ganciclovir: Fairly common, but depends upon the dosage and duration of therapy. Generally patients receiving this are followed with periodic cbcs to make sure that this potential complication is not becoming seriously threatening. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medicine is needed to stop the eye injection - is ganciclovir a good one?

What medicine is needed to stop the eye injection - is ganciclovir a good one?

Gancyclovir Herpes: Gancyclovir is very specific for ocular herpes. If your eyes are red see your eye md, now. ...Read more

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How does ganciclovir ophthalmic gel 0.15 % w/w help for any trouble in eyes? Thank you.

How does ganciclovir ophthalmic gel 0.15 % w/w help for any trouble in eyes? Thank you.

Gancyclovir gel: Is used to treat herpes eye infections. It is typically used 5 times daily during the initial phases of treatment, then reduced to three times daily based on the response. This should all be decided upon by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir (IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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What criteria is needed in order to stop the eye injection - gancyclovir/ganciclovir?

What criteria is needed in order to stop the eye injection - gancyclovir/ganciclovir?

Herpes: These medications are indicated in herpes injections, usually herpes zoster and simplex of the cornea or the retina- different presentations and different methods of drug delivery. ...Read more

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Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Herpes zoster tx: The standard approach to herpes zoster opthalmicus is to treat with antiviral therapy using a systemic drug like acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. However, gangciclovir ophthalmic gel is still indicated for treatment of herpes zoster opthalmicus. Treatment depends on the symptoms, because if there are systemic shingles symptoms present, a systemic antiviral should be started. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cytovene (Definition)

Cytovene is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


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