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Problemas de adherencias intestinales... Tiene solución?

Problemas de adherencias intestinales... Tiene solución?

Surgery: Adhesions of the intestines is difficult to manage. Sometimes a surgeon will cut the adhesions but this is problematic because adhesions occur because of abdominal surgeries. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Corticosteroids: Hydrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are made by the body in the adrenal gland as a stress response to help raise your blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Hydrocortisone acetate is a synthetic form of a corticosteroid. ...Read more

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Que medicamentos puedo darle cuando tiene cólicos intestinales?

Que medicamentos puedo darle cuando tiene cólicos intestinales?

Pepto-bismol : Suspension de Bismuto de magnesio , de acuerdo a Las instructions o un cucharada cada 4 a 6 horas , si no mejora en 4 horas llevalo a centro de urgencia o emergencia para evaluarle el abdomen alli radiologicamentee. ...Read more

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Uc. Ulcerative colitis. Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine).?

Uc. Ulcerative colitis.  Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine).?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) with UC: Thanks for asking--its always a good idea when you have a systemic disease to check with doctor before taking a new drug. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine. Per pdr, referrable to the GI tract, when taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 5% get dry mouth, 5.6% get abdominal pain, 2-3% get diarrhea, 2-3% get nausea &/or vomiting, less than 2% get constipation, flatulence, rectal hemorrhage, % mouth ulcers. Sounds safe enough w/uc. ...Read more

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How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

Here are some...: Clobex contains potent steroid for easing itch from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, not for sarcoidosis as I have known of. So, Ask your doc for detail and clarification or to http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-76705-548/clobex-topical/clobetasolspray-topical/details. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is dipentum (olsalazine) discontinued?

Is dipentum (olsalazine) discontinued?

Dipentum (olsalazine).: Not that i know of. Dipentum (olsalazine) isan anti-inflammatory medication used to treat ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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How effective is halobetasol (Halonate) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is halobetasol (Halonate) for treating sarcoidosis?

Halobetasol: Halobetasol is a topical steroid and probably only effective for cutaneous (skin) related Sarcoidosis. There are many skin manifestations like erythema nodosum to psoriasis-like plaques and skin biopsy is often necessary to establish sarcoidosis and Rx options. Sarcoidosis affects many organs like the lung, nervous system, and kidney systems, and in these scenarios, a topical steroid is not helpfu ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1728132. ...Read more

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How effective is fluocinonide (Vanos) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is fluocinonide (Vanos) for treating sarcoidosis?

Here are some...: There was a similar Q about Colbex; the answer to Colebex is totally applicable for fluocinonide (Vanos). Both are potent topical corticosteroid for itchy skin from eczema including atopic dermatitis, allergies, psoriasis, rashes, etc. Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease; systemic use of steroid is a part of general measure treating a slew of diseases with vague etiology. More? Ask the treating doc. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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Is pontocaine ointment effective?

Is  pontocaine ointment effective?

Yes: Pontocaine is a topical local anesthetic and, if used as indicated, should be effective. ...Read more

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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) creme as effective as cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections? Please advise!

No: Cortisone cream is not as strong as cortisone injections, but it is safer. The reason we use creams instead of giving everyone cortisone pills or shots is that they do not cause steroid related side effects as often or as severely. Side effects form cortisone shots can include weight gain, increased appetite, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, effects on bone health, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more

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How can I take entocort for crohns?

How can I take entocort for crohns?

For isolated disease: it is an oral medication, usually taken as 9 mg once daily. It is used to induce a remission in Crohn's disease when the Crohn's is isolated to the terminal ileum (end of the small intestine). ...Read more

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What to do if I have positive results with entocort ec for colitis?

What to do if I have positive results with entocort ec for colitis?

Good: if it works, then use it! steroids are preferably not used longterm, but this is a "topical" steroid for the intestine. there are other things to consider when choosing therapy for IBD, talk to your gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Is VSL#3 safe to take with entocort? Enteropathy. Is there a risk of bacteraemia?

Is VSL#3 safe to take with entocort? Enteropathy. Is there a risk of bacteraemia?

VSL#3: VSL #3 is a fairly well studied and respected probiotic. The Entocort is a corticosteroid. The two should be fine together, but check with your Gastoenterologist, and make sure you always list supplements like VSL #3 when you review your medications with your doctors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of crohn's, cholestyramine and entocort?

Pain & bloody stools: Crohns disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder which causes bloody stools and pain. Cholestyramine & end ivory are medications. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis 4 years ago and given entocort ec for treatment. Will it ever go away for good or is it a lifelong illness?

Unclear: The long term prognosis is not known in this rare condition. My hunch would be that yes, you will likely be on some form of treatment for the long run. But only your GI doctor can answer that question fully. Ask him or her on your next visit. ...Read more

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Could you take ibuprofen (an nsaid) and bupropion (steroid) if you are taking entocort (a corticosteroid)?

Could you take ibuprofen (an nsaid) and bupropion (steroid) if you are taking entocort (a corticosteroid)?

Yes: bupropion is not a steroid, and I am not aware of any contraindications to your drug combinations, but would just express some concern that steroids increase the chances of stomach ulcers and bleeding, and NSAIDs may worsen this. Talk to your doctor about using something to protect your stomach (sucralfate, prilosec and others) if stomach upset is present, or even as prevention. ...Read more

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Is it safe to receive Pneumococcal & flu vaccines whilst on entocort, also due to start Azathioprine soon... is this a problem ?(Treatment res sprue)

Is it safe to receive Pneumococcal & flu vaccines whilst on entocort, also due to start Azathioprine soon... is this a problem ?(Treatment res sprue)

They are safe: When patients are on immunosuppressive we strongly recommend that you stay caught up on vaccines. Both vaccines you are speaking about are non live vaccines and are safe to take while you are on Entocort and Azathioprine. Both vaccines require some time to become fully protective so get them sooner then later Good luck. ...Read more

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What is endocort used for exactly? And is it okay if i consume alcohol while taking it?

What is endocort used for exactly? And is it okay if i consume alcohol while taking it?

Steroid for Crohns: It is a corticosteroid med prescribed and used for crohns disease yes you can drink alcohol only in moderation. ...Read more

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Endocort for diarrhea instead of asacol (mesalamine) is it better?

Depends!: Entacort-la 3mg is a mostly non-absorbed steroid given for bowel inflammation. If you have diarrhea from a non-inflammatory cause, you should not take it. But Asacol (mesalamine) is also for inflammation of the bowel. If you do, it is what works best for you! ...Read more

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