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Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Yes: Provigil is an FDA prescription drug used mostly for narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness from other causes. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm?fuseaction=Search.DrugDetails ...Read more

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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more


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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Why is ivabradine not fda approved?

Ivabradine: From what i can find, the cost to the company making it in france to get it approved in the us would not be worth the investment for them so what i've read doubts it will be presented with appropriate data to the fda to consider. ...Read more

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Prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for bacterial gastroenteritis. Is it safe?

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Prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) for bacterial gastroenteritis. Is it safe?

Yes in adults: Ciprofloxacin is infrequently used in bacterial gastroenteritis. Soft tissue damage. E.G., tendon rupture, has been reported especially when used in children. ...Read more

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Is doxycycl hyc 100 mg more effective than bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for treating staph?

Is doxycycl hyc 100 mg more effective than bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for treating staph?

Depends: What are you treating? Staphylococci can cause multiple different types of infection. Whether one agent is better than another depends on many factors, including the sensitivity of the strain of s. Aureus, the site of infection, and a variety of other factors, including the propensity of the patient to develop allergic reactions, which is greater for Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) which contains a sulfa drug. ...Read more

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Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Side effect profile.: Terbutaline can block the uterine contractions of the final common pathway leading to preterm labor, however it does nothing to address the etiology of preterm contractions and has significant and potentially life-threatening maternal side effects with tachycardia, hyperglycemia and arrhythmias. There is little evidence that terbutaline (a brochodilator by design) is useful for long-term tocolysis. ...Read more

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Which is safer? Nitrofurantoin or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Which is safer? Nitrofurantoin or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

About same, but...: Both are very safe; t frequency of serious adverse reactions is probably about the same. However, nitrofurantoin is less likely to make your body's bacteria resistant to antibiotics, making it harder to treat future infections. Assuming you're being treated for a urinary infection, nitrofurantoin is preferred if active against the bacteria causing it. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) together indefinitely, is this okay?

Taking Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) together indefinitely, is this okay?

No: I cannot think of any condition that would require taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl indefinately except for a polymicrobial infection of a foreign body that was impossible to remove. ...Read more

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Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Safety of suprax (cefixime): Yes, suprax (cefixime) is safe. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Interestingly, it was not used for many years because of antibiotic resistance. Recently it has proven itself and for your situation it sounds like a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Is the medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) still effective if its 3 years outdated?

Is the medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) still effective if its 3 years outdated?

Call the pharmacist.: I'm guessing you have found some Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with an "expired" date on the label. Check with the pharmacist to see how much lee-way you have here. If the medication is really too old, you won't do yourself any favor by taking it. Worst case: you may help bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic. Flush your system out with water as you make your call! ...Read more

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How effective is cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI / gastroenteritis?

Depends: It depends on the infection.For utis in our part of the country we find lot of resistant organisms and treatment with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not successful.So it has lost favour to other antibiotics as starting drug for a uti for gastroenteritis we do not use or recommend antibiotics including Cipro (ciprofloxacin) due to increased resistance and rarely antibiotics for severe symptoms azithromycine or bacrim is preferred. ...Read more

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Any drug interactions between doxycycline monohydrate and nicazel (both for acne)?

Any drug interactions between doxycycline monohydrate and nicazel (both for acne)?

Yes: see below: Ask your doctor before using Doxycycline together with multivitamin with minerals. Taking these medications together can make it harder for your body to absorb doxycycline, possibly making it less effective. If you use both medications, take them 2 to 3 hours apart. Source: www.Drugs.Com. Nicozel is a MVI plus minerals combo. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

Fda (Definition)

Stands for food & drug administration, agency that ...Read more