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Is incevick better than the other drug for hepc?

Is incevick better than the other drug for hepc?

Depends: The two new drugs approved (incivek, victrelis) with pegylated interferon and Ribavirin are very good choices. There are newer molecules in clinical trials which may be better depending on your clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more


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Is there any other med that is better than methotrexate and have less aide effect to the liver?

Is there any other med that is better than methotrexate and have less aide effect to the liver?

See below: Your alternatives depend on what conditions you have. We need more info to answer your question. ...Read more

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Is there a better prescription than adderal for add? Is it worth trying the different drugs?

Is there a better prescription than adderal for add?  Is it worth trying the different drugs?

It's worth trying: If you are experiencing significant side effects or a sub-optimal response from Adderall it's worth considering trying other medications. While there isn't a "better" drug for everyone, there may be a better one for you personally. The only way to really know is to try, under proper medical supervision, of course. There is a longer acting of Adderall (or close enough to it) called vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). ...Read more

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Is there a particular form of meditation that's better than others for controlling pain?

Is there a particular form of meditation that's better than others for controlling pain?

One best for you : Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response. You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatments for RA that r more effective than methotrexate and less side effect!?

Is there any new treatments for RA that r more effective than methotrexate and less side effect!?

Yes: Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can be individualized to achieve disease remission in many patients. Immunomodulatory drugs are available which help to suppress the immune system and reduce the inflammation in the joints. Humira and Enbrel (etanercept) are 2 examples that are very effective, but very expensive. ...Read more

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Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?

Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?

"non-inferior": Sancuso = granisetron in a transdermal patch. A study compared the granisetron patch with granisetron pills. Statistically speaking, there was "non-inferiority;" in other words, one was as effective as the other. The advantage is in the convenience of the patch compared with taking a pill several times a day. (study was by Boccia RV et al, published in Support Care Cancer. 2011;19(10):1609.) ...Read more

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I've read that smoking can make Luvox (fluvoxamine) less effective and require a higher dosage. Is the same true for nicotine gum?

I've read that smoking can make Luvox (fluvoxamine) less effective and require a higher dosage. Is the same true for nicotine gum?

Sometimes: Nicotine leads to activation of some receptors in the brain which cause excitement in some people. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a medication that increases serotonin which leads to relaxation or sedation in most people. Any form of nicotine could reduce the sedating effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine) or other serotonin increasing medications. ...Read more

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Hi, Other than doing flushing n adding heparin solutions to the dextrose bag, is there any other treatment for fibrin for capd? Tq

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Other than doing flushing n adding heparin solutions to the dextrose bag,  is there any other treatment for fibrin for capd? Tq

A bit of context: you'd want to make sure tehre isn't an inflammatory reason for the fibrin (infection, bleeding). Mostly that would be very obvious. More frequent flushing/heparin are the usual ways to control fibrin. ...Read more

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Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran

Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran

Botox : Botox and Dysport work similarly to reduce wrinkles by relaxing some facial muscles. Both are given via injections in the office and anesthesia is usually not required. Most plastic surgeons or dermatologist primarily use botox, since it's been in available for a much longer period. Dysport is a relatively new alternative for wrinkle reduction. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck. Dr. Chaboki. ...Read more

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Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Metamucil and Benefiber? Is one better than the other? Are they safe to use every day?

Is there a difference between Metamucil and Benefiber? Is one better than the other? Are they safe to use every day?

Different but the: Same - almost! Both are sources of fiber. Benefiber comes from wheat dextrin, while Metamucil comes from psyllium seed. One is not necessarily better than the other, you just have to see which one your body better tolerates. Be ware, Benefiber contains exceptional small amounts of gluten, so that may come into play for a very sensitive select few. Both can be used daily. ...Read more

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With so many people getting vaccines for a and for b, is c the more common hepatitis now?

With so many people getting vaccines for a and for b, is c the more common hepatitis now?

No: Worldwide hep a is very common: usually short term, 1% fatality; bad food/h2o; preventible. Hep b common in far east, other; can cause chronic disease; preventible. In us, about 1-2 million hep b pts. Both above have vaccines. Hep c est. 4 mill in us; most don't know; risks iv, nasal drug use, transfusion before 1993, blood products. No vaccine. Commonly chronic, lead to cirrhosis, ca. Rx: b, c. ...Read more

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Is there any advantages with taking statins compared to an alternate ie fabrizate as not everyone is convinced by Statins due some side effects?

Is there any advantages with
taking statins compared to an alternate ie  fabrizate
as not everyone is convinced by Statins due some side effects?

Pleotropic benefits: Statins have been around since the 1980s and there is lots of evidence that independent of their lipid lowering benefit, they are anti-oxidants, stabilize endothelium and are anti-inflammatory. They significantly reduce ones risk of an adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular event for these reasons in addition to reducing cholesterol numbers. ...Read more

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Which one is more dangerous: cholesterol or triglycerides?I know both are harmful but which one is easier to eradicate without resorting to drug pills

Which one is more dangerous: cholesterol or triglycerides?I know both are harmful but which one is easier to eradicate without resorting to drug pills

Both essential: Both of these molecules are essential for life. Too much of either can be harmful. Best to get a full lipid profile checked if your worried for some reason, like a family history of problems related to dyslipidemia. You should start with a primary care provider. No hurry on this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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