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Doctor insights on: Faslodex Allergy In Children

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Are my ankles swollen due to faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Are my ankles swollen due to faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Probably not: Swelling is not listed as an adverse reaction.
But I would discuss it with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar?

Are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar?

NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) - is hormone therapy for metastatic breast cancer, it`s given as an injection.
Xeloda - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can also be used in metastatic breast cancer as well as in other cancers. ...Read more

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What to do if I had double vision after received faslodex (fulvestrant) 250 ml?

What to do if I had double vision after received faslodex (fulvestrant) 250 ml?

See oncologist: Double vision in a patient with metastatic breast cancer is worrisome. It may indicate spread of cancer to brain (or, less likely, orbit). Tell your oncologist about it. ...Read more

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What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

Medicine for Cancer/: It is a medicine used for treatment of metastatic Breast Cancer. It blocks the hormones and is often used to control breast Cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between faslodex (fulvestrant) andfemara?

What is the difference between faslodex (fulvestrant) andfemara?

A shot versus a pill: Faslodex (fulvestrant) is an injectable antiestrogen given monthly, whereas Femara is a pill taken daily for up to 10 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. They are both used in hormone receptor positive cancers. ...Read more

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Are faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar to each other?

Are faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar to each other?

NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) is an anti estogen therapy -used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer (breast cancer that depends on hormones such as estrogen to grow)- is given by injecting medication into the muscle. Xeloda is an oral chemotherapy- which is a pro drug of 5fu. It is used to treat different kind of cancer such as- colon, esophagus, rectal, breast. They are not similar. ...Read more

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What are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar to each other?

Not similar: Faslodex (fulvestrant) is an anti hormonal medication. Blocks production of estrogen. Xeloda is a chemotherapy medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When was faslodex (fulvestrant) first used as a form of cancer treatment?

When was faslodex (fulvestrant) first used as a form of cancer treatment?

Since FDA approval: In 2010, is used to treat hormonal receptor positive metastatic breast cancer ...Read more

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What should a person with breast cancer IV take after tamoxifen and aromasin. Arimidex femara or faslodex (fulvestrant)?

What should a person with breast cancer IV take after tamoxifen and aromasin. Arimidex femara or faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Treatment options: For stage IV breast cancer- if the cancer progressed after tamoxifen and aromasin- depending on several factors such as how much cancer burder, involvement to visceral organs, overall condition etc- the options would be- faslodex; combination of Aromasin (exemestane) and evorilimus (based on recent randomized clinical trial) or chemotherapy. Discuss further with your oncologist- which one for your case. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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