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Dr. Robert Messing
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Isradipine (Overview)

Isradipine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Robert Messing
30 doctors shared insights

Isradipine (Overview)

Isradipine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Has anybody prescribed isradipine for Parkinson's disease?

Has anybody prescribed isradipine for Parkinson's disease?

Yes, but for HTN : In other words, if you have pd & htn, why not use it? Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension. But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more

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How is isradipine use for Parkinson's disease?

How is  isradipine use for Parkinson's disease?

?Can it slow disease: Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension. But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more

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Why was dynacirc (isradipine) discontinued in us?

Why was dynacirc (isradipine) discontinued in us?

FDA compliance: Novartis shut down the lincoln nebraska plant that packages Dynacirc (isradipine) after recalling almost 400, 000 bottles due to fda cited compliance concerns. There had been repeated poor inspection findings by the fda. I don’t know if the plant will reopen in the summer of 2013 or not. ...Read more

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How is isradipine use for Parkinson's disease?

?Can it slow disease: Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension. But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more

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Has anybody prescribed isradipine for Parkinson's disease?

Yes, but for HTN : In other words, if you have pd & htn, why not use it? Isradipine is a calcium-channel blocker used to treat hypertension. But, it was found in dopamine-producing neuron cell cultures to help extend survival of the neurons by reducing calcium influx--a sinister, universal late stage process during programmed cell death (apoptosis) in parkinson's disease & other neurodegenerative disorders. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dynacirc (isradipine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dynacirc (isradipine) allergy?

Dynacirc allergy: Dynacirc (isradipine) is an antihypertensive medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/dynacirc-drug.htm ...Read more

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I take both isradipine and losartan for hbp. Previously was prescribed nefidipine which caused swollen ankles. Still have swollen ankles. What?

I take both isradipine and losartan for hbp.  Previously was prescribed nefidipine which caused swollen ankles.  Still have swollen ankles.  What?

Isradipine: Isradipine is similar to Nifedipine so the swollen ankles aren't a surprise if the Nifedipine was the cause. A different agent or a trial of support hose may help. ...Read more

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I started symptoms of parkinsons.Loss of smell almost total now.Ridgity and loss of balence has gotten worse.Would isradipine help.Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) helped .?

I started symptoms of parkinsons.Loss of smell almost total now.Ridgity and loss of balence has gotten worse.Would isradipine help.Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) helped .?

GOOD JOB: Isradipine is not on market in usa and has only been used in mice, but this ca channel blocker for hypertension looks very promising for Dopamine deficiency. Too much time to go before it is available. For you, definitely use some l-dopa prep, might add azilect, and even consider Neupro (rotigotine) patch. This business is complex and a movement disorder specialist in a medical school may serve you best. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dynacirc (Definition)

DynaCirc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more