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Pharmacology question - which drugs tend to have generics that may not be equal to the brand name drugs?
Some not all: Those drugs that have a very small difference between effectiveness and toxicity (narrow therapeutic window) are often the target of generic versus brand. Some drugs that fall into this category include warfarin, digoxin, and Phenytoin (extended release capsules). This "window" pertains to oral drugs not usually to injectables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tramadol: Tramadol treats moderate to moderately severe pain. It is an atypical opiod analgesic. It binds to mu opioid receptors & inhibits re-uptake of serotonin/ norepinephrine. Tramadol is narcotic-like pain medication that will be classified as a Schedule IV substance by the DEA in the US effective on 18 August 2014. ...Read more
How severe can become anxiety? Is pharmacology really necessary after several years of psychotherapy all alone?
Can become severe: Many cases of anxiety can be very successfully treated without medications. However, there are some types of anxiety that don't get better with psychotherapy alone. Many patients with this type of anxiety can substantially benefit from medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the pharmacology of vistaril?I took it 2 days ago & had slight lip quivering yesterday. How long until it's gone & the quivering is over?
Depends on dose/dura: Comes in only 2 strengths. May take up to 1 week but varies with total dose taken. ...Read more
Are there any p450 enzymes that act upon things like acetaminophen and nsaids? I'm really into pharmacology and pharmicokinetics.. And take them.
Yes: Cytochrome p450 metabolism accounts for about 5% of the breakdown of acetaminophen, and produces the toxic compound napqi that is responsible for its toxic effect on the liver. Nsaids are hydroxylated by 2c8 & 2c9 in the liver as one of several paths before conversion to the glucuronide & excretion in the urine. ...Read more
See below: Other than topical preparations, 5-FU is a chemotherapeutic drug available by prescription only and often used with other drugs. You should discuss it with your doctor. You may consult this site for info. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/fluorouracil-side-effects.html ...Read more
Common cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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