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How long does it take your body to metabolize levamisole?

How long does it take your body to metabolize levamisole?

Very short time: Levamisole would be gone in a couple of days, but if you are using Cocaine regularly that is cut with levamisole it can cause a great deal of damage, both reducing the number of white blood cells, causing infections (esp severe mouth sores) and can cause an inflammatory disorder which can cause damage to skin (esp ears, nose cartilage) and even vital organs (vasculitis). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levamisole while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levamisole while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!!!!: What are you taking levamisole for? It is no longer used in human health, and was taken off the market because of its dangers. Levamisole has recently shown up as a cutting agent in cocaine, and has resulted in many cases of dangerously low white blood cell counts, serious infections, and can cause an inflammation of small blood vessels which can have serious effects on health and life itself. ...Read more

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Is ketrax safe in pregnancy?

Is ketrax safe in pregnancy?

Why are you asking? : In the us ; canada, ketrax (levamisole) has two uses: deworming livestock ; as an adulterant for cocaine. It was removed from the us market in 2000 ; from the canadian market in 2003 due to toxicity to include agranulocytosis. It is not safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is levamisole really a threat?

Is levamisole really a threat?

Yes: Levamisole is used to deworm pigs, cattle and sheep. It has been used to cut cocaine. A number of cases of bone marrow suppression and rotting skin due to an immune reaction have been associated with Cocaine cut with levamisole. ...Read more

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What are levamisole tablets used for?

What are levamisole tablets used for?

Worm medicine: levamisole was used to treat certain helminthic (worm) diseases in humans, but was pulled from the human medicine market because of serious side effects, and now is rarely used even in veterinary practice because of the same kinds of side effects - very low white counts, severe and serious infections and inflammatory/autoimmune disorders. It is being used to "cut" cocaine for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo patches on my lip and palms.(hereditary from maternal grand father) please suggest any good medication.Taking levamisole 100 mg daily.

I have vitiligo patches on my lip and palms.(hereditary from maternal grand father)
please suggest any good medication.Taking levamisole 100 mg daily.

Add corticosteroids: Given your genetic history, it is often important to know the underlying genetic alteration as it helps determine treatment effectiveness. Immune system modifers like levamisole have shown to be very effective. There are studies which show even more improvement with either topical corticosteroids or oral corticosteroids in addition to the levamisole. Also avoid proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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How often can you take tramadol 50mg ?

How often can you take tramadol 50mg ?

Tramadol: The maximum daily dose of tramadol is 300mg. Do be cautious, however, tramadol is officially not considered to be addictive, but my own experience with it in patients has lead me to believe that it can be. ...Read more

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How often can you take an epidural on the l2, 3?

How often can you take an epidural on the l2, 3?

Safety: Safe is as few injections as you need to get relief. However if you need these injections regularly, safe is a relative term but typically around 3-4 injections/year. Some patients can have as many as 3 injections per 6 months however that is not a good idea for too long. ...Read more

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