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Drotrecogin Alfa (Overview)

Drotrecogin alfa is a miscellaneous anti-infective agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What are the potential side effects of peginterferon alfa-2a ?

What are the potential side effects of peginterferon alfa-2a ?

Talk to your doctor!: Some of the common side effects of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) (peg-interferon alfa-2a) are fatigue, depression, headache, fever, low white cell count, muscle pain and chills. However, there are potentially more serious side effects as well. The risk of developing side effects may depend on your other health problems. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Drotrecogin Alfa (Overview)

Drotrecogin alfa is a miscellaneous anti-infective agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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How long is 25 hour half life?

How long is 25 hour half life?

Depends.: I am assuming you are talking about the half life of a drug. A drug with a 25 hours half life means that after 25 hours, the blood concentration of the drug will be halved. So at hour zero it's 100%. At 25 hours , the concentration is 50%. At 50 hours, it's 25%. At 75 hours, it's 12.5% etc. Please note that using half lives is an oversimplification and doesn't always correlate with drug effect. ...Read more

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What is the halflife of flagyl?

What is the halflife of flagyl?

Halflife = 6-8 hours: The average elimination half-life of Metronidazole is reported as 6-7 hours in some studies, but is more commonly reported as 7-8 hours. The half-life can be affected by age, kidney insufficiency, and/or liver damage. The half-life of Metronidazole is much longer in children, and has been reported as 22-109 hours in newborns. ...Read more

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Is there some kind of all day mouthguard that i can wear around all day?

Is there some kind of all day mouthguard that i can wear around all day?

DEFINITELY: A less thick, soft, clear lower mouthpiece can be worn during the day. But it needs to be custom made by a dentist. Best to have it on the lower teeth! ...Read more

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What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life.  How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?

Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?

Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www.Truehope.Com for some really great information. ...Read more

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How to identify suitable skincare product for a combination skin?

How to identify suitable skincare product for a combination skin?

Find the right doc: I feel strongly about this topic, because unfortunately there are too many pros that fall victim to the same hype that the general public does. Find someone who truly believes in good scientifically- based skin care that can truly make a difference, not the newest fad. If they can't explain it to you in terms that make sense, move on. There is no substitute for good medicine, especially in skin. ...Read more

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Is there any truth behind "fit for life's" theory of proper food combinations?

Is there any truth behind "fit for life's" theory of proper food combinations?

Maybe: Maybe more than we usually give credit for. U must observe how ur body responds to food that u eat. Try it and see how your feel. They advocate generally healthy foods. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as exercising too much?

Is there such thing as exercising too much?

Yes!: Over exercise & do not allowing your body time to repair itself, can lead to muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), rather than buildig muscle. Also, if you are not eating properly for the amount of exercise you are doing, you can damage your body by burning too many calories that body needs to do everyday functions. It also puts you at risk for muscle & joint injuries. Make sure to rest & eat enough. ...Read more

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How many inches does a women lose in height as she ages?

How many inches does a women lose in height as she ages?

1-3 inches: From their peak height, women tend to lose about 1-3 inches over a few decades. Somethings such as osteoporosis may cause a much greater loss of height. ...Read more

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Is it okay to masturbate while taking alfa blockers?

Sure: You make have backwards or retrograde ejaculation and notice a dry ejaculate when ejaculating on alpha-blockers. It is not harmful...You simply urinate the sperm from the bladder the next time you pee. Makes fertility a little hard sometimes. See: http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-sexual-health/ejaculatory-disorders/. ...Read more

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Need info on interferon alfa-2b?

Need info on interferon alfa-2b?

Google it: Since i don't know what specific information you need, it is difficult to answer in a concise manner given the limitation of our responses. Honestly i would "google it" as there are a lot of medical and non medical topics that might help you. If you have further specific questions, i would be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Who should not take interferon alfa-2b injections?

Contraindications: See list of contraindications at: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=12503

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What are effects of pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a)?

Depends: From a hepatitis c treatment standpoint, using Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) in combination with Ribavirin and a protease inhibitor can have dramatic treatment effect (i.e. Lead to cure of hepatitis c depending on the stage of your liver disease). Now "side-effects" can range from "flu-like" symptoms to lab abnormalities, depression, rash, GI symptoms, anxiety/irritability, insomnia, etc. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens when I miss a dose of peginterferon alfa-2a ?

Report it: When you miss a dose of peg interferon, you should report it to your treating physician. If it is just one dose, chances are you may have it injected later that day or week. If it is not feasible, i think you will still need to continue on with your treatment, as one dose is unlikely to change the trend you've had. Talk to you doc, though. ...Read more

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What are the potential side effects of peginterferon alfa-2a ?

Talk to your doctor!: Some of the common side effects of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) (peg-interferon alfa-2a) are fatigue, depression, headache, fever, low white cell count, muscle pain and chills. However, there are potentially more serious side effects as well. The risk of developing side effects may depend on your other health problems. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Xigris (Definition)

Xigris is a miscellaneous anti-infective agent which is a kind ...Read more