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Doctor insights on: Filgrastim Dosing

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Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) with weekly taxol, is this okay?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) with weekly taxol, is this okay?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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How effective are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections for treating leukemia?

How effective are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections for treating leukemia?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): "Filgrastim is used to decrease the chance of infection in people who have certain types of cancer and are receiving chemotherapy medications that may decrease the number of neutrophils (a type of blood cell needed to fight infection), in people who are undergoing bone marrow transplants, and in people who have severe chronic neutropenia (condition in which there are a low number of neutrophils > ...Read more

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...Read more

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Who should not use Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections?

Who should not use Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections?

Filgrastim (filgrastin) injection: Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections are contradicted with "Hypersensitivity to Escherichia coli –derived proteins, filgrastim, (filgrastin) or any component of the product." See: http://www.drugs.com/ppa/filgrastim-g-csf.html ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) dosage for low t?

Clomid (clomiphene) dosage for low t?

"Low T": Is not a disease or even a well-defined syndrome. Therefore there is no clear treatment. Clomid (clomiphene) is one speculative treatment, but there is not a "correct" dose. ...Read more

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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...Read more

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Max daily dose gabapentin ?

1200 mg 3-4x/day: Gabapentin is a peculiar medication. The absorption is not linear with the dosage. With each increase, you absorb less of the increase. 600 mg 8x/day is more than 1200 mg 4x/day i your body! this effect plateaus around 1200 mg per dose. However, that said, dosage limits are often reached symptomatically; ie, lethargy, sedation, tremor, trouble walking. Balance/coordination problems. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...Read more

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Testosterone injections and dosage?

Testosterone injections and dosage?

Testosterone: It depends on your level from blood work. Usually the dose is 200mg/ml. So 1 ml in the muscle once per week. Only your dr. Can determine this. ...Read more

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What are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections used for?

What are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections used for?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections are used to help production of white blood cells (avoid infection) ...Read more

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Dose 2ml sulbutamol (ventulin) nebulizer for 2years old child considered as over dose?

Dose 2ml sulbutamol (ventulin) nebulizer   for 2years old child considered as over dose?

Mgt: If you have the 5mg/ml solution, then using 0.5 ml per dose should be fine. This would provide 2.5 mg. If you notice any tremor, reduce the dose to 0.25 ml. A virtual appt is available online. ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia - there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more

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Dosages of ticlopidine?

Dosages of ticlopidine?

Dose of ticlid: 250mg orally twice a day with food. ...Read more

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Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

It's all about dose: Hydromorphone 8mg oral is equivalent to approximately 24mg oxycodone oral. Both can be equally effective in an appropriate dose and schedule. ...Read more

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What is the maximum methadone dose given?

What is the maximum methadone dose given?

Titrated: It is titrated to effect, there is no maximum when used very carefully and. ...Read more