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What is the definition or description of: Campath (alemtuzumab) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Campath (alemtuzumab) allergy?

Campath allergy: Campath (alemtuzumab) is a medication used in the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 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/campath-drug.htm ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

Yes.: Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against a marker on some lymphocytes. It has proven activity against some stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (and related diseases) and also on some stages of multiple sclerosis. Alemtuzumab is the generic name. The formulation for MS has the trade name Lemtrada; the one for CLL has the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Alemtuzumab injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea,
vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores,
headache, anxiety, supression of blood counts ( anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, bleeding, infection, muscle pain, etc. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608053.Html. ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Is antibody used by injection to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Causes pneumonia, rash, GI upset, low blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Monoclonal antibody: Campath (alemtuzumab) -1H

it is a monoclonal antibody ( immunoglobulin structure)
a large protein that binds to CD 52 , a surface receptor on mature lymphocytes.

The CD 52 bearing lymphocytes will be targeted for destruction

This makes it a drug useful to treat CLL ,(chronic lymphocytic leukemia )
Was withdraw from the markets in 2012 to prepare for a launch of a more expensive drug to treat MS ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Anti-leukemia drug: This is hard to explain in 400 characters, but here is a website with a good explanation of the drug, it's uses, how it works, and other useful information.
http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/alemtuzumab.aspx ...Read more

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Do you know if alemtuzumab could be used to cure multiple sclerosis?

Do you know if alemtuzumab could be used to cure multiple sclerosis?

Not a cure: But clearly one of the most potent meds ever developed for MS. Yet could be risky, even life threatening. However, in my research group, most of pts have been disease free for yrs, and take no current meds. Although not a cure, certainly a valuable therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Ask your oncologist: Alemtuzumab is dosed in 30 mg vials under the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). It is no longer sold, but is available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with registered oncologists thru a limited distribution program enforced by the drug maker. It will soon be available through neurologists under the name Lemtrada for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Same drug, lower dose, higher price. ...Read more

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Hello.What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today , was it due to any of my medicine ?

I had allergy today , was it due to any of my medicine ?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Alemtuzumab (Definition)

Alemtuzumab is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Campath (Definition)

Campath is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a ...Read more