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Advice please patient is to recieve .750mcg of hivid every 8 hours, on hand I have hivid 0.375?

Advice please patient is to recieve .750mcg of hivid every 8 hours, on hand I have hivid 0.375?

Hivid: (Zalcitabine / dideoxycytidine) was an antiretroviral medication used for HIV infection. It's sale/ distribution ended in 2006. How many years old is this medication? Don't recommend use of expired medication. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Zalcitabine (Definition)

Zalcitabine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


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If u get a steroid tendon inj & r taking a cyp450 3a4 inhibitor at the same time is it like getting 3 steroid injections?

If u get a steroid tendon inj & r taking a cyp450 3a4 inhibitor at the same time is it like getting 3 steroid injections?

No: It is still one steroid injection. Biotransformation in liver is important for drugs given trough mouth, im and IV since those effect depend on concentration of drug in blood. Liver (and p450 enzyme system) has relatively little effect on drugs injected in joints, epidural space, tendons, body cavities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

Can you tell me what the ACE inhibitor is?

Type of BP med: An ace inhibitor, or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, is a type of blood pressure medication to control high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why do lipase inhibitors not stop 100% of the fat?

Why do lipase inhibitors not stop 100% of the fat?

Not enough amounts: Quantity and concentration related, and you get nasty foul smelling greasy stools. ...Read more

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Are 'aromatase inhibitors' healthy to take regularly?

Are 'aromatase inhibitors' healthy to take regularly?

Maybe but for what?: All medications, prescription & otc, as well as all dietary supplements, have potential side effects. There is no free lunch, no side effect free pill, whether medication or supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are approved for use in breast cancer in which case the potential risk of liver damage, hypertension, etc probably outweighs risk of recurrent breast cancer. So talk to your doc re what's right. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter aromatase inhibitors?

No: There are no over the counter aromatase inhibitors. They are only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Why pde5 inhibitor cannot taken with nitrate? Thanks

Why pde5 inhibitor cannot taken with nitrate? Thanks

Severe Interaction: This combination phosphodiesterase inhibitor (pde5) + nitrate has been shown to cause a drastic drop in blood pressure ( hypotension) a medical emergence that can result to death. Really deaths have been reported with this combination. Pde5 (some drugs in this class include viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, levitra). ...Read more

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When should someone take selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors?

Depression: These medications are usually a first line medication for depression although they have other uses. ...Read more

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Which is more effective? Tricyclics or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)?

Which is more effective? Tricyclics or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)?

TCA/SSRI: Both are, depending on what they are prescribed for. The difference is in tolerability & side-effects. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hivid (Definition)

Hivid is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more