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Doctor insights on: How Dangerous Is Exposure To Cytotoxic Drugs

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How dangerous is exposure to cytotoxic drugs?

How dangerous is exposure to cytotoxic drugs?

Potential problem: Exposure related to nurses, pharmacists over a prolonged period can be a problem. A very short exposure (spill of drug or brief contact with skin can not be a problem. Be careful to protect yourself when cytotoxic drugs may be involved. ...Read more

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How dangerous is bpa and how to avoid exposure?

How dangerous is bpa and how to avoid exposure?

Ltd danger - unknown: Use of bpa & human exposure is so very low that it is impossible to determine extent or risk at this point in time. Studies completed are not conclusive enough to demand withdrawal. Studies show micro doses are metabolized and excreted from the body very quickly, limiting potential damage. Avoidance in packaging, etc. Is very difficult to control. ...Read more

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How dangerous is chemotherapy?

How dangerous is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy can have many side effects. If you are receiving chemotherapy the benefit may outweight the risk. Talk to your oncologist about side effects of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How long it is safe to give, low dose cyclophosphamide, in pemphigus foliaceus?

How long it is safe to give, low dose cyclophosphamide, in pemphigus foliaceus?

No firm rule.: Cyclophosphamide carries a risk of causing cancer. Bladder cancers and leukemia would be the most common. The risk is related to dose and duration of treatment. Case reports suggest treatment after 4-5 years may be more dangerous. If the drug is effective, the benefit may outweigh the risk, but concern should be raised if the tratment lasts more than 1-2 years. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for people to smokepotpourri ?

Very: You have no idea what kind of fragrance chemicals have been added to the solid substance, so the effects of inhaling them could be extremely dangerous - even lethal. ...Read more

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How deadly is is to consume alcohol when taking prednisone?

How deadly is is to consume alcohol when taking prednisone?

No drug interactions: were noted for combination of alcohol and prednisone on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. However that does not mean that a drug interaction isn't possible. ...Read more

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Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

Cardiac risk: Short term exposure to tobacco smoke is a greater risk for precipitating a cardiac event by increasing the coagulability of blood and increasing the stickiness of platelets. It is difficult to quantitate the increase in risk for cancer from short term second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take anti-depressant drugs or would I become drug dependant ?

Is it safe to take anti-depressant drugs or would I become drug dependant ?

Not a dependency: The safety of each medication can vary for each unique person and, indeed, some folk are not good candidates - your doctor should know your risks. It's not habit-forming as much as risky to stop abruptly. Even if you decide to try drugs, please remember that CBT Tx optimizes outcomes w/ or w/out drugs. It can keep doses lower and briefer. ...Read more

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Can cyanocobalamin be lethal or harmful to the human body if it cannot process the cyanide component? If yes, should one avoid cyanocobalamin?

Can cyanocobalamin be lethal or harmful to the human body if it cannot process the cyanide component? If yes, should one avoid cyanocobalamin?

No worries: Cyanocobalamin has trace amounts of cyanide; the usual dose is 1 mg (one thousandth of a gram) or less; only some of that is the cyanide,which is readily detoxed by several mechanisms so everyone can likely clear it. There is cyanide in almonds,bamboo shoots, cassava and other foods. I advise taking methylcobalamin, the active form we convert the cyano form to, as some have trouble converting it. ...Read more

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How long it is safe to give , low dose cyclophosphamide, in pemphigus?

Indefinitely: With appropriate monitoring by a physician experienced in using this medication - as long as you need it. Is it working? That's the big question. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cisplatin to carry out alkylating reactions?

Is it possible for cisplatin to carry out alkylating reactions?

No: The Friedel–Crafts reactions are a set of reactions developed to attach substituents to an aromatic ring. There are two types of reactions: alkylation reactions and acylation reactions. Both proceed by electrophilic aromatic substitutions. When GM use platinum in catalytic converters they found the metal attaching to DNA in bacterial cell cultures, and then determined it attaches to tumor DNA. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Can you tell me, how are drugs used to treat cancer cells?

Chemotherapy: Drugs that are used to treat cancer come in different types, but most fall under the category of chemotherapy. These drugs interfere with the cancer cells' ability to reproduce. There are other drugs called targeted therapies or immunotherapies. The treatment type is different for each cancer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to make multiple anti-psychotic drugs?

If prescribed: With proper supervision and prescription from a physician trained and experienced in their use. ...Read more