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Seizures: Entirely on the clinician and standards of care. ...Read more
Hi, please can anyone tell me if the drug used to treat akamin will be okay if I choose to have omnilux led light therapy. Thank you?
?: Unfamiliar with illness or drug probably because they are not spelled correctly. Please clarify. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In order, what are the most effective and preferred drugs used to treat Chlamydia? What are their required dosages?
Ranitidine: There are many options that are safe but this one is popular and effective. ...Read more
What happens if beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension what is the name of the types of drugs for low blood?
Depends: On the specific arrhythmia. There are many potential drugs that can be used. ...Read more
Can I dostinex (cabergoline) (a drug used to treat hyperprolactinaemia) till get pregnant, or I should stop using it when trying o conceive?
Continue: You should continue if this was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
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
Epinephrine: Is the drug of choice to treat anaphylaxis, you need a prescription for it. ...Read more
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
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