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Medicines For Basal Pneumonitis
Some prolongation: • A large array of chemo agents are utilized in the treatment of non small cell Ca of lung . While Taxol is one of the primary agents ,the Platinum agents such as Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Gemzar and Camptosar (irinotecan) are given alone or in combination with. Taxol. Because of the presence of malignant stem cells, resistant to chemo survival is in months. With immunochemo therapy survival improved. ...Read more
Yes.: Corticosteroids are a class of drugs used to treat some lung diseases. These steroids help to decrease inflammation and are different from sex steroid and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids should be used only under the close supervision of a health care provider, as these drugs can have serious side effects. ...Read more
Rarely used: Since most basal cell tumors grow locally and rarely if ever metastasize the best approach is to remove locally by resection. If lesion small and superficial EFUDEX (fluorouracil) cream applied locally will remove lesion. If more advanced, MOHs paste used. Photodynamic therapy best used in area where local treatment cant be applied. ...Read more
Very: The majority of small and even intermediate basal cell cancers can be cured by applying EFUDEX (fluorouracil). The resulting erythema is secondary to destruction of local suppressor cells in the tumor field and influx of effector cells to destroy the tumor. The EFUDEX (fluorouracil) is applied locally for 10 days followed by 10 days of A&D ointment May repeat if needed. ...Read more
Any known treatments for late onset neutropenia due to rituximab. The R was being used for mantle cell lymphoma maintenance. Thanks.
May not be needed: This doesn't always require treatment. If you have an active severe infection or neutropenia is severe then it can be treated with neupogen. If you don't have an infection or very severe problem it is best left alone. Try to be careful about staying away from other people who are sick and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more
Is Akurit 4 tablet(containing 4 frontline drug for tuberculosis treatment) is alone enough to treat pulmonary tuberculosis with pleural effusion?
Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will i need chemotherapy for basal cell carcinoma? Is basal cell carcinoma a condition that usually needs further treatment such as chemotherapy?
Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is beneficial for " treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of both platinum-based and docetaxel chemotherapies " See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=827d60e8-7e07-41b7-c28b-49ef1c4a5a41 ...Read more
Occasionally used: In non small cell cancers of the lung, methotrexate has been employed along with platinum, taxol, (paclitaxel) and other chemo agents. Best for response are in combinations such as carboplat/taxol. In squamous cell Ca methotrexate with citrovorum rescue is somewhat more effective, in destroying the cell mitochondria. In squamous Ca of lung and other sites high dose MTX + rescue can be very effective. ...Read more
Can Clydamycin be used to treat bronchitis? I've seen the drug has coverage for pneumonia, but no description specifically mentions bronchitis.
Bronchitis: In 95% of cases, acute bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics in general would have no benefit. The mainstay of treatment here would really be steroids and inhalers. For the minority of cases that are bacterial, better antibiotic choices exist, such as Azithromycin or Levofloxacin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too good: Some studies have suggested a response to Ifosfamide in small cell Ca of the lung. However there is minimal activity and no evidence of marked survival improvement in non small cell Ca of lung such as adenocarcinoma which is the most prevalent form. Here the Platinum, Taxol drugs have had some improvement as well as in using Tarceva (erlotinib). A better response is being seen with the anti PD-1 drugs. ...Read more