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Is Clarinase A Banned Drug
Furazolidone is banned in united states,is there any drug substitue it,and why it is banned, does it really cause cancer?
Nitrofuran abx: Furazolidone is in the class of nitrofuran antibiotics. Apparently, in the mid-1990s, the drug was found to have carcinogenic metabolites, so it was taken off the market eventually by the FDA in 2009. The good news is that it's in the same class as Macrobid, and depending on what type of infection you're treating, there are lots of other antibiotics. Furazolidone is not very special or unique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vfend (voriconazole): Quite correct both work on fungal infections but they have different molecular structures. Also each may be more specific for certain fungal types. ...Read more
I've been prescribed Dymista, an expensive brand name allergy nasal spray drug. Is there a cheaper, generic alternative that does the same thing?
Individual drugs: It's fluticasone propionate and azelastine combo. First is OTC now, second needs Rx, but cheap; call doc for a script. I know other docs have their patients mix them (or other steroid nose sprays) together in same bottle, but that's totally off label - and I have no idea if they are compatible, so I personally do not recommend it. Just use one, then use the other. ...Read more
It's available: In may 2002, the Luvox brand was temporarily withdrawn from the us market after an fda request to review data concerning the chemistry, manufacturing and control section of the new drug application. In december 2007, the fda re-issued approval of Luvox for the treatment of ocd. They won't be re-marketing it, but Luvox (and also generic fluvoxamine) is available in the usa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: People who are addicted didn't choose to be addicted. More evidence that there is a strong genetic component, that an addicts brain is different even before they ever ingest an addictive drug. Their brain responds different to rewards. And once in place the chemistry and nerve changes make it difficult to arrest. But like other chronic diseases, it does respond to treatment, not unlike diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In combination: It's effective, but only in combination with other drugs. You would never use it alone. ...Read more
Decreasing: Use has been steadily decreasing. 48, 000 new initiates in 2011, down from 120, 000+ in 2002. Of those who use the majority smoke (88%). ...Read more
Voriconozole: Used for fungal infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
All of them: may rarely be used in ways that would satisfy the clinical definition of "addiction." which is now (in DSM-%) defined by having more than 5 or 6 of the 11 criteria for a severe substance use disorder. However, none of these drugs cause physical dependency, with increased tolerance to effects and a withdrawal syndrome. Phencyclidine, MDMA (exstacy), LSD, psilocin mostly lead to episodes of abuse. ...Read more
Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drixoral a prescription drug, or is it sold over the counter? Is there a non-prescription drug which will have the same results as drixoral?
It is OTC: It is a combination of two medicines..Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and dexbropheniramine (antihistamine), common ingredients in many of the otc cold/allergies medications. If you read the labels, you will find that many otc have similar combo decong/antihis for cold/allergies...So, try some to see if it will help. If not, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer