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Miacalcin Metabolic Agent
Yes: Till date, not a single medical study has shown the superiority (with respect to clinical outcomes) of any one form of active vitamin d or vitamin d analogue for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with kidney disease. Calcitriol tends to be cheaper and often used as a "first line". It is as effective as zemplar clinically but might cause more hyperphosphatemia or hypercalcemia. ...Read more
Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
Not even close: There are no low cost biosimilar drugs that have any value. All biologics are still under patent protection so no generics are available. ...Read more
1size never fits all: In medicine, one size doesn't fit all. An ace inhibitor may be more appropriate if you have diabetes, since it can protect the kidneys from diabetic damage. If you have cardiac problems, a beta blocker may be more appropriate. Sometimes, a pt needs to use more than one HTN medication. This is why you & your doctor should discuss which blood pressure med is best in your p[articular case. ...Read more
Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets
Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more
Which is best for treating alzheimers, traditional medicines eg. Cholinesterase inhibitors or deep brain stimulation?
Glimepride or metformin sustained release? Which anti diabetic tablet is safer for stage 2 renal disease (diabetic nephropathy)
Caution: Metformin is contraindicated as renal function declines. Glimepiride is ok, but all such agents are more potent as renal function falls since Insulin is metabolized by the kidney and Insulin levels may persist at a higher level with renal disease. Night time hypoglycemia is more common w/renal disease so monitor carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?
NO: I am not aware of any connection. ...Read more
Maybe-fiber-fuller!: Pgx or polyglcoplex is a one-of-a-kind complex of water-soluble polysaccharides or plant fibers developed using a patented technology. It is marketed as a weight loss and regular dietary supplement that fosters healthy blood sugar levels, curbs hunger, and minimizes unwanted weight gain. T is recommended to take some pgx before every meal with at list 8 ounces of water per 2.5 gram serving. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Somewhat acidic: Modern rat poisons use anticoagulants (warfarin, etc.) which cause internal bleeding. Some industrial grade rodenticides use inorganic compounds like zinc phosphide that react with the hydrochloric acid in the rat's stomach forming noxious phosphine gas. Antimony potassium tartrate, an emetic, is added to cause vomiting if accidentally ingested by humans. Rats & mice have no vomiting reflex. ...Read more
See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more
Yes : Alopecia (loss of hair) due to medications will reverse with stopping the insulting agent (the medication which caused it) The question is what to do if you need those medications to balance your moods, and function more adequately. Please consult with your prescriber to switch those mood stabilizers to another type, and use hair products to stimulate the growth and health of your scalp. ...Read more
Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?
A Hairy Proposition: In women, excess amounts of androgens can cause such "virilizing" effects as acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in "inappropriate" places, like the chin or upper lip) and thinning hair. Long-time use is associated with serious health consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. It all sounds like lots of fun, doesn't it? ...Read more