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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 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

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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 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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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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Fulvestrant, mepitiostane, nafoxidine--what are they for?

Fulvestrant, mepitiostane, nafoxidine--what are they for?

Chemotherapy: These are anti-estrogen hormone drugs typically used as chemotherapy against breast cancer. ...Read more

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Why is fulvestrant not used for pre-menopausal patients?

Why is fulvestrant not used for pre-menopausal patients?

High estrogens: Premenopausal women produce large quantities of estrogens which feed the Cancer. So the treatments that work best for them are those that remove the source of estrogens or block its effects on the tumor. Fulvestant does not work that way, so it is relatively less effective in premenopausal patients. ...Read more

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Why is fulvestrant not used with pre-menopausal patient?

Why is fulvestrant not used with pre-menopausal patient?

Competition: Circulating Estradiol competes with for the estrogen receptor in premenopausal women. Estradiol surges during ovulation to fairly high levels where in postmenopause, Estradiol is made from converting androgens/adrenal hormones (like dhea) in peripheral fat. Levels are not as high so competition for the receptor is less. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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