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Dr. Marina Nikiforova
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Dactinomycin (Overview)

Dactinomycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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I am getting vincristine and dactinomycin andi want to lessen the side effects?

I am getting vincristine and dactinomycin andi want to lessen the side effects?

These remain: Cornerstone drugs in wilms tumor and other pediatric tumors. All drugs have side effects. Speak to your oncologist about which one bothers you the most. The usual answer is dose reduction or substitution of another drug...Neither good options. ...Read more

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Dr. Marina Nikiforova
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Dactinomycin (Overview)

Dactinomycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is it safe to get dactinomycin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get dactinomycin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: This is considered a category d (fda classification) medication in pregnancy and "unsafe" for lactation purposes. So, generally speaking, i would say avoid exposure to this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, as always, risks and benefits must be weighed here. Perinatology consultation may be appropriate, especially if there are overriding benefits to mom. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy side effect question. Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Chemotherapy side effect question.  Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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I am getting vincristine and dactinomycin andi want to lessen the side effects?

These remain: Cornerstone drugs in wilms tumor and other pediatric tumors. All drugs have side effects. Speak to your oncologist about which one bothers you the most. The usual answer is dose reduction or substitution of another drug...Neither good options. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy side effect question. Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get dactinomycin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: This is considered a category d (fda classification) medication in pregnancy and "unsafe" for lactation purposes. So, generally speaking, i would say avoid exposure to this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, as always, risks and benefits must be weighed here. Perinatology consultation may be appropriate, especially if there are overriding benefits to mom. ...Read more

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I had a chemo regimen of etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D/cyclophosphamide, and Vincristine. 4 yrs later I suffer from constant body pain, why?

I had a chemo regimen of etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D/cyclophosphamide, and Vincristine. 4 yrs later I suffer from constant body pain, why?

No online answer: EMA/CO is most often used for aggressive gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), usually choriocarcinoma. Long term diffuse body pains are not an expected side effect. A Gyn-oncologist should confirm there is no recurrence and then an evaluation from a good physical medicine, rheumatology, or even pain management doc will hopefully find the cause and a way to make you feel better. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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