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Similar ends: But mechanism of action very, very different. Your physician may be thinking they could complement each other and this is possible. Would recommend discussing further with your physician to explain thought process. ...Read more
Yes: These two will not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do I need to be concerned that my blurry vision is worse 10 days after lucentis (ranibizumab) injection for crvo?
What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)? What of these treatments is cheaper?
Equivalent: Currently they seem equivalent although an nih study currently in progress can answer if one is better than the other. Avastin (bevacizumab) is considerably cheaper although the cost may be disguised by insurance coverage. You can trust your retinal surgeon to do the best thing. ...Read more
What would be the reason to have prp laser on non-perfused peripheral retina. In crvo.? Ischemic. Already having lucentis (ranibizumab). Could this affect va.
My mother has a dry maculopathy on her left eye and wet maculopathy on her right eye. She took a course of lucentis shots but it did not make a lot of difference. She lives in spain and she would consider coming to usa for treatment, if some treatment is
You should be aware that the treatment for wet maculopathy with injections require multiple injections. It needs time before any improvement is noticed. If she should come to usa for treatment, understand that she will need multiple injections over many months.
In the usa, there have been significant progress in the injectable medicine for wet maculopathy. It was not long ago, we used steroid injections, then we had lucentis, (ranibizumab) now most doctors use avastin. Avastin should be available in spain. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more