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Glimepride or metformin sustained release? Which anti diabetic tablet is safer for stage 2 renal disease (diabetic nephropathy)

Glimepride or metformin sustained release? Which anti diabetic tablet is safer for stage 2 renal disease (diabetic nephropathy)

Caution: Metformin is contraindicated as renal function declines. Glimepiride is ok, but all such agents are more potent as renal function falls since Insulin is metabolized by the kidney and Insulin levels may persist at a higher level with renal disease. Night time hypoglycemia is more common w/renal disease so monitor carefully. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cabergoline (Definition)

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Which is rate metabolic disorder 4 hydroxy butyric aciduria?

Which is rate metabolic disorder 4 hydroxy butyric aciduria?

Probable ketosis: Beta hydroxybutyric acid is a compound formed during starvation, or diabetic ketoacidosis as the result of fat breakdown for energy in the absence of carbohydrates the question here is unclear, perhaps re submit? ...Read more

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Femara (letrozole) is metabolized in liver by cytochrome p450 system. Astaxanthin says "use cautiously w drugs metabolized by liver's cytochrome p450 enzyme system; does this mean don't use astaxanthin w femara (letrozole)?

Femara (letrozole) is metabolized in liver by cytochrome p450 system. Astaxanthin says "use cautiously w drugs metabolized by liver's cytochrome p450 enzyme system; does this mean don't use astaxanthin w femara (letrozole)?

Not necesarilly but: Virtually all drugs are metabolized by cytochrome p450 enzymes.Astaxanthin can stimulate these, so it could lead to lower blood levels of "certain drugs" according to http://www.Naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Article=293. I no of no evidence that Femara (letrozole) is one of the drugs it interacts with. Small amounts of astaxanthin are unlikely to have much effect.Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Can polyglycoplex (pgx) help fight metabolic syndrome?

Can polyglycoplex (pgx) help fight metabolic syndrome?

Maybe-fiber-fuller!: Pgx or polyglcoplex is a one-of-a-kind complex of water-soluble polysaccharides or plant fibers developed using a patented technology. It is marketed as a weight loss and regular dietary supplement that fosters healthy blood sugar levels, curbs hunger, and minimizes unwanted weight gain. T is recommended to take some pgx before every meal with at list 8 ounces of water per 2.5 gram serving. ...Read more

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Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?

Does dopamite(dopamine supplement) increase more dopamine level or prescribed medicine like biperiden(dopamine reuptake inhibitor) does?

I'm curious: Why do you believe you need to take medication that claims to affect dopamine, especially OTC remedy which will NOT cross the brain-blood barrier? If you are depressed, you could see a psychiatrist, and if you have Parkinson's disease, a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why doctors consider drugs like ( rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?

Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an  injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?

A Hairy Proposition: In women, excess amounts of androgens can cause such "virilizing" effects as acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in "inappropriate" places, like the chin or upper lip) and thinning hair. Long-time use is associated with serious health consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. It all sounds like lots of fun, doesn't it? ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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Can N-acetylcysteine (NAC) be used to lower glutamate levels and/or treat glutamate rebound?

Can N-acetylcysteine (NAC) be used to lower glutamate levels and/or treat glutamate rebound?

Not definite: no specific meds for glutamate dysfunction, anything available has a lot of side effects. ...Read more

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How does metabolic acidosis affect liver clearance of drugs? I.E. Should i stop my medications during metabolic acidosis

How does metabolic acidosis affect liver clearance of drugs? I.E. Should i stop my medications during metabolic acidosis

See below.: Patients with acidosis severe enough to affect drug metabolism are usually in the ICU with bigger problems. Mild degrees of acidosis are probably not sufficient to affect the clearance of many medications. ...Read more

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

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Is agent orange related to pituitary tumors?

Is agent orange related to pituitary tumors?

See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more

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Can methylphenidate causehigh lvls catecholamines fractionated blod test?+mking result undifferentiat so hyperadrnrgcpots cannot be diagnosis b/c of med use?

Can methylphenidate causehigh lvls catecholamines fractionated blod test?+mking result undifferentiat so hyperadrnrgcpots cannot be diagnosis b/c of med use?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) and POTS: Methylphenidate shows up as methampetamine in a blood test. To DX hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) would be a clinical issue not primarily based on a blood test. I can see trying methylphenidate for the chronic fatigue aspects of pots, but the best treatment is often regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin can plug up the kidneys and cause the creatinine to rise. However, under those circumstances there is usually significant muscle pain or weakness and often the urine has a reddish appearance. Also a muscle enzyme (CPK) will be strikingly elevated. ...Read more

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Basal glucose =81 mg/dl but insuline =38 mU/ml (insuline/glucose > 0,3 ). Symptoms of ipoglycemia... How to exclude an insulinoma? Ultrasound?thanks!

Basal glucose =81 mg/dl but insuline =38 mU/ml (insuline/glucose > 0,3 ). Symptoms of ipoglycemia... How to exclude an insulinoma? Ultrasound?thanks!

Hypoglycemia: To diagnose insulinoma, you need to demonstrate inappropriately high insulin/C-peptide when your glucose is low. A glu of 81 is not low, it is normal. You have symptoms of hypo, but these symptoms are often from something else. Insulinoma is rare. Do not start getting CT/ultrasound etc until you establish the biochemical diagnosis first. An Endocrinologist can help you. ...Read more

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Can flumazenil (clonazepam) or ketamine increase tyrosine hydroxylase in the brain 10 points?

Can flumazenil (clonazepam) or ketamine increase tyrosine hydroxylase in the brain 10 points?

Ketamine Does..: Conversion of tyrosine to Dopamine is initiated (in part) by tyrosine hydroxylase (th). Long-term abuse of ketamine has been shown to cause "up regulation" and, therefore, increased production of, th as the reason for "delayed but persistent" increase in the neurotransmitter dopamine, a possible reason for "altered mental status" in those who abuse ketamine....Hmmm not sure about flumazenil! ...Read more

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Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Which is a safer, lower side effect profile drug, topamax (topiramate) or oxcarbazapine (in general terms, obv individuals vary)?

Don't 2nd guess: Neither is w/o risk and they are Rx'd for different (w/ overlap) conditions. You need to work w/ your Dr on selecting the best for you - say clearly that safety is impt to you. Know what they expect it to for your condition. Side EFX are pretty similar for both - your other health issues might be the swing vote. ...Read more

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Can you take dostinex (cabergoline) with parkinson's?

Can you take dostinex (cabergoline) with parkinson's?

Perhaps: It is used in other countries to treat pd, it is not approved in the us to treat pd. It may interact with a persons pd medications and should only be taken under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Do men use dostinex (cabergoline) too help speed up orgasms?

Do men use dostinex (cabergoline) too help speed up orgasms?

Yes: Dostinex (cabergoline) lowers prolactin levels. High prolactin levels can inhibit orgasms. Therefore, Dostinex (cabergoline) can be used to make it easier (or possible) to have an orgasm. Prolactin levels increase each time you have an orgasm. That is why it is hard for men to have orgasms if they have a lot of orgasms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dostinex (cabergoline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dostinex (cabergoline) allergy?

Severe reaction:: If experience one of these severe allergic reactions, please seek immediate care from your medical practitioner. Cabergoline allergies can consist of rash, hives, swelling of lips or mouth, chest pain, shortness of breath, mood changes such as depression, vision changes, behaviour changes (eg aggression). An allergy can also occur if you are allergic to one of the ingredients, eg ergotamine. ...Read more

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How to tell if my periods are regulating properly from dostinex (cabergoline)?

How to tell if my periods are regulating properly from dostinex (cabergoline)?

Trick question?: Hi. Let's assume you had galactorrhea & amenorrhea (hyperprolactinemia syndrome). You go on cabergoline. The breast milk stops and periods start back up. Are the periods coming once a month with normal flow? You know the answer to that, not us docs out here in internet-land. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm taking dostinex (cabergoline) so what is my percentage of become pregnant?

I'm taking dostinex (cabergoline) so what is my percentage of become pregnant?

Pretty good: Many people on Dostinex (cabergoline) that were previously untreated have infertility due to hyperprolactinemia, after fixing that problem, you can certainly increase your risk of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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My obgyn prescribe me dostinex (cabergoline). 25mg twice a week. I would like to know, why i can't take it daily or maybe more times a week?

My obgyn prescribe me dostinex (cabergoline). 25mg twice a week.  I would like to know, why i can't take it daily or maybe more times a week?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Dost ibex is a med to increase dopminergic tone and decrease hyperprolactinemia which maybe affecting fertility and cycles other med is bromocryptine more nauseating using a smaller dinner, taking meds at bedtime may help talk to your md. ...Read more

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Why does dostinex (cabergoline) causes acne?

Why does dostinex (cabergoline) causes acne?

Very unlikely: Hi. Your gender is not stated. I've been prescribing cabergoline (Dostinex) for a long time for hyperprolactinemia, and acne's not one of the side effects I see. If you're a man, you might also be being treated with testosterone for the hypogonadism caused by high prolactin, in which case it would be the testosterone causing the acne, not the Dostinex (if you're a woman, disregard that statement). ...Read more

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Where can I buy dostinex (cabergoline)?

Dostinex (cabergoline): I would be surprised that you could buy Dostinex (cabergoline) anywhere but at a pharmacy where your doctor has ordered that medicine. ...Read more

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Has dostinex (cabergoline) been recalled?

Discontinued: The brand is discontinued in the us but the generic form is widely available. It goes under the name cabergoline. ...Read more

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Where can you purchase dostinex (cabergoline)?

Where can you purchase dostinex (cabergoline)?

At the pharmacy: You will need a prescription. Dostinex (cabergoline) is used to treat hyperprolactinemia. If you want to achieve multiple orgasms (an off label use) it probably won't be covered by your insurance and it is very expensive. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken dostinex, (cabergoline) for high prolactin?

Has anyone ever taken dostinex, (cabergoline) for high prolactin?

Dostinex (cabergoline): No -- but i've rxed it many times. Well tolerated. Obviates surgery in most cases. Been around at least 10-15 yrs. ...Read more

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Prolactin goes up.. And I take dostinex (cabergoline). What side effects?

Prolactin goes up.. And I take dostinex (cabergoline). What side effects?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Some common side effects of Dostinex (cabergoline) are: nausea, headache, dizziness, constipation, low blood pressure, dry mouth, bowel changes (either constipation or diarrhea), abdominal pain... For more information, see link below. http://www.drugs.com/pro/dostinex.html. ...Read more

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I'm taking dostinex, (cabergoline) what is my percent chance of becoming pregnant?

I'm taking dostinex, (cabergoline) what is my percent chance of becoming pregnant?

Good: If you are taking Dostinex (cabergoline) for a prolactin secreting microadenoma the chances are good that you may now be able to ovulate as that process may have been suppresed by the "pituitary growth" which can produce inappropriate breast milk like leakage. ...Read more

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After taking dostinex, (cabergoline) how many days should repeate the serum prolactine level?

After taking dostinex, (cabergoline) how many days should repeate the serum prolactine level?

It varies: Significant reductions can be seen by 30 days, but there may be further reduction out to 90 days, in patients with extremely high prolactin levels, it can take as much as 6 months (180 days) to see the full benefit from the dostinex (cabergoline). ...Read more

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I am taking dostinex (cabergoline)and dydrogesterone (duphaston)tablets.what is the purpose of it??

Medicines: The best way for you to understand this is to go online and search for articles related to your meds. Please look for articles that are designed for patients not doctors. Contact me after you have digested the articles and want to ask me a question. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dostinex (Definition)

Dostinex is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more