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What is the drug used to treat amoebiasis?

What is the drug used to treat amoebiasis?

Several: Metranidazole, Tinidazole, Nitroimidazole and some luminal (phenobarbital) agents (paromomycin or diloxanide). ...Read more

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What is the drug used to treat meningitis?

What is the drug used to treat meningitis?

Varies: Meningitis can be caused by various germs:bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc. The drug or drugs used will vary with the cause. Physicians often use 2 or 3 drugs to start with until the germ is identified and the choice would vary by age and presenting signs. ...Read more

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Aside from Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.

Aside from Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.

Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your case. That's his job. ...Read more

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What is the recommended adult dose of elixophyllin, (theophylline) a drug used to treat asthma?

What is the recommended adult dose of elixophyllin, (theophylline) a drug used to treat asthma?

Not a simple answer: Dosing of elixophyllin (theophylline) is determined by your age, weight, severity of condition and other factors. To answer this question, these factors must be evaluated.
Good Luck ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis?

What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis?

Not treated: Most cases are reactive and the cause has to be addressed, specifically bleeding and inflammatory conditions, infectious or not infectious, most commonly. Even essential thrombocytemia which is affecting specifically thrombocytes is not treated unless platelet count hits 1 million. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Can you tell me about drugs used to treat schizophrenia?

Different ones: Antipsychotic medications are used to treat the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia. There are 20 different ones. Treatment for schizophrenia is best provided by a board certified psychiatrist. Antipsychotic medications require careful monitoring, especially as schizophrenia is a chronic condition. I like Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) which is an injection that lasts one month. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat hepatitis c?

What are the drugs used to treat hepatitis c?

New drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Chemotherapy: Drugs that are used to treat cancer come in different types, but most fall under the category of chemotherapy. These drugs interfere with the cancer cells' ability to reproduce. There are other drugs called targeted therapies or immunotherapies. The treatment type is different for each cancer. ...Read more

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Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

Let's clarify this: Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction. They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy". ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

It depends!: There are many - but the choice depends on the specific rhythm disorder being treated. Many have side effects, and doctors are using these drugs less than they did in the past. The choice of which drug, if any, to use depends on how troublesome the arrhthmia is, and whether an ablation procedure is available that may eliminate the need for drugs. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis. When platelets counts is more than a million?

What are the drugs used to treat thrombocytosis. When platelets counts is more than a million?

Cause?: First important to determine if the high platelet count is secondary to another medical problem (examples: anemia, infection, iron deficiency, autoimmune problem, bowel problem, heart problem, recent surgery or trauma, medication). If not, bone marrow and genetic testing is next. If essential thrombocytosis diagnosed, and there is a history/risk for clots or bleeding, then hydroxyurea and aspirin. ...Read more

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In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?

Chlamydia: I would see a doctor, get a definitive diagnosis of Chlamydia, since other STD's have similar symptoms. Treatment will require a prescription; there is nothing OTC. ...Read more

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What happens if beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension what is the name of the types of drugs for low blood?

What happens if beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension what is the name of the types of drugs for low blood?

Please rephrase: I am not sure what you're asking in regard to "low blood" - do you mean anemia (low blood count) or low blood pressure. Beta blockers help lower blood pressure and may also reduce the heart rate. ...Read more

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What're the most common drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

What're the most common drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

Depends: On the specific arrhythmia. There are many potential drugs that can be used. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat add?

What drugs are used to treat add?

Stimulants and nonst: Stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin
nonstimulants such as Intuniv, Kapvay and Strattera and Occasionally other medicines such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat encephalitis?

What drugs are used to treat encephalitis?

Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. Usually, the treatment is supportive, as many cases are viral and there is not a specific cure. However, in hsv encephalitis, Acyclovir is used to treat the virus. In certain cases, hospitalization, nutritional support, fever control, antiseizure medication, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids may be needed. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

IBS: For mild........Low fat, high fiber diet. Medications are laxatives such as metamucil.
For moderate........Laxatives such as chronulac or sorbitol, imodium, (loperamide) questran, levsin, bentyl.
For severe..............Antidepressants for constant pain. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

Many various: There are many different causes of epilepsy and, therefore, many different medications used to treat it. Probably the most well-known medications are Phenobarbital and dilantin. This is a complex subject and should be discussed with a neurologist. ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Bleomycin
Vinbastine
Dacarbazine

The combination of the 4, all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more

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Help please! What drug is used to treat anaphylactic shock?

Help please! What drug is used to treat anaphylactic shock?

Epinephrine: Is the drug of choice to treat anaphylaxis, you need a prescription for it. ...Read more

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What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

Common??: Most encephalitis is triggered by a variety of viruses that have no cure. Supportive meds/fluids can make the patient comfortable with the hope that the immune system will beat it. When the germ is a herpes virus they do have an antiviral that helps but once established is difficult to reverse damage already underway. ...Read more

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What nonhormonal drugs are used to treat mastopathy with multiple cysts?

What nonhormonal drugs are used to treat mastopathy with multiple cysts?

Mastopathy: Evening primrose oils and vitamin E may be used to treat chronic breast pain due to cysts (e.g., fibrocystic changes). A 6 month month course of therapy may be needed to experience the benefits. Reduction of caffeine intake is also important.

Pruthi S. Altern Med Rev. 2010 Apr;15 (1):59-67.Vitamin E and evening primrose oil for management of cyclical mastalgia: a randomized pilot study. ...Read more

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