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What is the maximum number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) implanted in the cavity created by the neurosurgeon?

What is the maximum number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) implanted in the cavity created by the neurosurgeon?

Gliadel wafers (carmustine): The number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) is based on the size of the cavity after tumor section. One to two would be typical but in larger tumors more might be added. ...Read more

Gliadel (Definition)

Carmustine is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication. ...Read more


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Why has the drug temozolomide replaced the combination of procarbazine, carmustine and vincristine?

Why has the drug temozolomide replaced the combination of procarbazine, carmustine and vincristine?

Newer treatment: In treatment of Cancer, newer drugs come along and are then compared to the standard (old/conventional treatments). If the new treatment if better (more effective or less toxic) then the new drug takes over and the older drugs put on the back burner. That is what has happened in this instance. This is what has happened in the treatment of brain tumors. ...Read more

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Is carmustine a carcinogenic?

Is carmustine a carcinogenic?

It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are the side effests of carmustine?

Many: Side effects of Carmustine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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Is carmustine a carcinogen?

Is carmustine a carcinogen?

It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers?

Is there a difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers?

No difference: In medication content, other than the wafers dissolve (disintegrate) in your mouth. ...Read more

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Is their a significant difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers?

Is their a significant difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers?

Klonopin (clonazepam): The Wafers are more expensive, dissolve on your tongue & work faster. ...Read more

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Just switched my clonazepam tablets to dissolve wafers will there be a difference?

Dissolve Meds: There should be no clinical difference in using these formulations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between klonopin (clonazepam) and klonopin (clonazepam) wafers

What is the difference between klonopin (clonazepam) and klonopin (clonazepam) wafers

Wafers: Wafers are oral disintegrating forms, faster action, no need to be swallowed, comes also in lower doses like 0.125, and 0.25 mg that are not available on the tab doses. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers? Like half life are anything?

Is there a difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers? Like half life are anything?

The only difference: Is a presentation and oral use. One is the regular tablet another is disintegrated tablet (wafer). The wafer allows you to dissolve it in your mouth without chewing and then swallow or spit.
Rec.: follow your doctor instructions to get the best results. ...Read more

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Switch from generic 2 brand name: klonopin (clonazepam) and I'm paying a little more but was wondering if I get the klonopin (clonazepam) wafers would that be the same price?

Switch from generic 2 brand name: klonopin (clonazepam) and I'm paying a little more but was wondering if I get the klonopin (clonazepam) wafers would that be the same price?

No Clue.: In the us, pricing in pretty much all areas of healthcare is opaque. How much you will pay for particular medication depends on your insurance. If you don't have health insurance, it will still vary between different pharmacies and different manufacturers and on amount purchased. If you don' t have insurance, ask around. If you have insurance, your rates are pretty much set. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 200mg endone, 1050mg tramal sr, 350mg tramal, ondansatron 4mg wafer, tropisitron 5mg, stematil 35mg?

What to do if I have 200mg endone, 1050mg tramal sr, 350mg tramal, ondansatron 4mg wafer, tropisitron 5mg, stematil 35mg?

Call 911: Call Poison Control at 800-222-1222 even if the person has no symptoms. A psychiatric evaluation will be ordered if the overdose was intentional. ...Read more

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Using Metamucil as I don't have regular BM. When I forget to drink it one day, I REALLY notice. Bought the wafers to try. Would they work the same?

Using Metamucil as I don't have regular BM. When I forget to drink it one day, I REALLY notice. Bought the wafers to try. Would they work the same?

Metamucil: Metamucil is a good source of fiber. We should be striving to get 20 to 30 g of fiber in our diet a day, and very few of us achieve that. Since you notice a difference with Metamucil, your body is telling you that the extra fiber is necessary. The wafers are fine, but it is good to remember that with any fiber supplement, taking extra fluid is important also. I would stick with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much quicker do klonopin (clonazepam) wafers act than regular klonopin (clonazepam)?

Klonopin (clonazepam) wafers: Any orally disintegrating medication will have an onset at least 30 minutes faster than pills. ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) takes a little longer to work than i'd like but does help-do klonopin (clonazepam) wafers work faster - can I just put the. 25 under tongue for quickness?

Klonopin (clonazepam) takes a little longer to work than i'd like but does help-do klonopin (clonazepam) wafers work faster - can I just put the. 25 under tongue for quickness?

Getting High: Attempting to get a high or rush off of this medication is an indication of addiction and abuse and not, in any way, how the medication is to be used or experienced. Perhaps it is time to get off of this drug that will never solve your anxiety problem and work on finding a real solution. ...Read more

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I have a script for. 5mg klonopin (clonazepam) brand name what do I have to do to get the wafers? Just tell doctor I want wafers that dissolve?

I have a script for. 5mg klonopin (clonazepam) brand name what do I have to do to get the wafers? Just tell doctor I want wafers that dissolve?

You can request them: From your doctor. However, the insurance may reject requests unless there's a specific reason for it because the wafers even in the generic form cost four times the amount that the tablets do. Your doctor would therefore have to justify the extra expense to the insurance company to get it preauthorized. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do so many odt tablets have aspartame? Name brand klonopin (clonazepam) wafers don't, all generics do and name brand was dc'd. It's such a bad taste too

Why do so many odt tablets have aspartame? Name brand klonopin (clonazepam) wafers don't, all generics do and name brand was dc'd. It's such a bad taste too

Ask the company: Ask the company which makes your generics about this. They may be trying to improve or sweeten the taste, but it's displeasing to you. ...Read more

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14 months post gastric sleeve. Do I need to take biotin wafers under the tongue or is a 10, 000mcg soft gel sufficient?

14 months post gastric sleeve. Do I need to take biotin wafers under the tongue or is a 10, 000mcg soft gel sufficient?

Here are some...: Congratulate on having a successful surgery for weight control; I assumed. To some, some alteration in absorbing nutrition may occur and require supplements. But for what, how much, and how long for changes in eating and supplements, you should refer these to your surgeon or PCP since the effort for weight control is a lifelong matter. As to if bloating is related to biotin or not, it could be.... ...Read more

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On my prescription of klonopin (clonazepam) do I have to tell the doctor I want wafers that dissolve in order for my pharmacy to get them?

On my prescription of klonopin (clonazepam) do I have to tell the doctor I want wafers that dissolve in order for my pharmacy to get them?

Yes: You should be specific when requesting, otherwise pharmacy will give generic automatically. On the other hand, wafers are much more expensive that non-dissolving. ...Read more

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I take inderal (propranolol) 20mg clonazepam wafers 2mg and just switched to trazadone 50 mg my heartrate is 56 at rest should I be worried about going to low?

I take inderal (propranolol) 20mg clonazepam wafers 2mg and just switched to trazadone 50 mg my heartrate is 56 at rest should I be worried about going to low?

Heart rate: If your baseline heart rate was much higher this drop might be related to switching to Trazodone, which might have more side effects in the cardiovascular system. Your heart rate of 56 is not abnormal, but keep a look at it. When you breath deeply, you get a normal respiratory heart rate change and it might feel like skipping a heart beat. Ask you PCP to get a set of vitals. ...Read more

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98 year old father with a 20 year urostomy, performed his own changes since the begining. 2 years ago surgery to remove gall bladder caused a hernia, which is causing leaking wafer?

98 year old father with a 20 year urostomy, performed his own changes since the begining. 2 years ago surgery to remove gall bladder caused a hernia, which is causing leaking wafer?

Good nurse can help: Help your dad see a certified wound / ostomy nurse (CWON). They can help with different wafer and "filler" products to get the best fit possible. At 98 I am guessing that hernia repair is not an option, although more and more people are living that long and having surgery late in life. I am sorry he is having to go through this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can grapefruit affect medications?

Can grapefruit affect medications?

Grapefruit Juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a nurse administer medication?

Can a nurse administer medication?

Yes, that: Is well within the scope of practice for a nurse. ...Read more

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I'm about to take my new medication?

I'm about to take my new medication?

Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more

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Carmustine (Definition)

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Gliadel Wafer (Definition)

Gliadel Wafer is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more