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Oral fentanyl citrate effects?

Oral fentanyl citrate effects?

Same as IV: Oral Fentanyl Citrate is the same as intravenous or topical fentanyl. It is a potent opioid and side effects include nausea, vomiting, itching, respiratory depression, constipation. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Will pepto interfere with asacol (mesalamine)?

Will pepto interfere with asacol (mesalamine)?

Unlikely: Pepto and Asacol (mesalamine) , if taken together, should not cause any issues . You shouldn't need both together though ...Read more

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Whats topical or oral terbinafine?

Whats topical or oral terbinafine?

Antifungal medicine: Terbinafine is an antifungal medicine. It is made in both a topical (cream) and systemic form (pills). ...Read more

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Is lupin oral steroids?

Is lupin oral steroids?

Nope: Lupin pharmaceuticals will be introducing a corticosteroid nasal spray in the us for adults and teenagers. The active ingredient is the same corticosteroid used in Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ and is indicated for seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis. Lupin is also a flowering plant whose only allergy relevance is that flour made from lupin when eaten may trigger anaphylaxis in persons allergic to peanut. Wow! ...Read more

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Does loperamide interact with combined oral contraceptives?

Does loperamide interact with combined oral contraceptives?

Unlikely: Loperamide has no known interaction with combined oral contraceptive pills so it is unlikely that it will affect OCPs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is the difference between asacol (mesalamine) ec and asacol (mesalamine) hd dr?

Asacol (mesalamine): Regular Asacol (mesalamine) is 400 mgs in strtength.Asacol (mesalamine) hd is double strength it has 800 mgs. ...Read more

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Is asacol (mesalamine) used in supressing a flare-up for ulcerative colitis?

Asacol (mesalamine): Asacol (mesalamine) is a good benign drug for ulcerative colitis of the large bowel. I would use sulfasalazine for small intestinal disease, or regional enteritis. ...Read more

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Do Ceclor tablets stop oral thrush?

Do Ceclor tablets stop oral thrush?

No: They may actually cause thrush. Thrush is often cause by use of antibiotics which kill off normal oral bacteria and allow the fungus to overgrow. ...Read more

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Oral lachen planus dangerous?

Oral lachen planus dangerous?

Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) can be used in the mouth to treat oral lichen palnus. I have experience with oral Metronidazole as a treatment for lichen planus with good results. You need to be checked for hepatitis C which can be associated with lichen planus as well as review drugs as contributory cause. ...Read more

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Is oral nac effective? Will taking oral nac (n-acetylcysteine) interfere with either methotrexate or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Is oral nac effective? 
Will taking oral nac (n-acetylcysteine) interfere with either methotrexate or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

NAC : I assume you are taking mtx and plaquinil for their anti-inflammatory effects for psoriasis? This combination is also used for a variety of other systemic diseases, too. Nac has been touted by naturopaths as an effective supplement to ward off some of the side effects of the drug therapy, but some people have experienced life threatening results, especially diabetics. Check with your doctor first! ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis, lialda (mesalamine), and omeprazole cause erectile dysfunction?

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Can ulcerative colitis, lialda (mesalamine), and omeprazole cause erectile dysfunction?

Complicated question: Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease, is a complicated illness linked to many other conditions eg erectile dysfunction. It's unclear if IBD or its treatment/complications causes ED. ED is a rare side effect of omeprazole (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/omeprazole-side-effects.html) but I couldn't find any link w/Lialda http://www.drugs.com/sfx/lialda-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Does pentasa (mesalamine) interact with birth control pills?

Does pentasa (mesalamine) interact with birth control pills?

No: There are no significant interactions that i'm aware of. ...Read more

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Can UTI antibiotics effect oral contraceptives?

Can UTI antibiotics effect oral contraceptives?

No, this used to be: More of a concern, but careful study has shown that the common oral antibiotics that we take do not reduce the effectiveness of oc's. One medicine called "rifampin" may be an exception but it is not commonly used. ...Read more

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Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

Are steroid creams (proctozone hc) effective for treating anal fissures?

They can help, : But by themselves will not heal a fissure. You need to correct your diarrhea or constipation and maintain a regular bowel patter if there is any chance of healing without surgery. ...Read more

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Can propanolol affect oral contraceptives?

Can propanolol affect oral contraceptives?

Not reported: I don't believe Propranolol has any interaction with oral contraception. ...Read more

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Does Monistat weaken oral contraceptives?

Does Monistat weaken oral contraceptives?

No: It is fine to use both of them together. ...Read more