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Drug expense: Write the company producing the drug, along with your rx and they may give you some freebees. ...Read more
My mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane. What does this drug do?
What do you suggest if my mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane what is it?
Lysodren /mitotane: Open this link for info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608050.Html.Get a more detailed answer ›
No,not yet.: Mitotane or Lysodren is an adrenal cytotoxic agent whose exact mechanism of action is unknown. It works by slowing adrenal gland function and I can see why it may eventually be used to treat GAD. The severe side-effectys especially allergic reactions to it may limit its use. ...Read more
For adrenal cancer patient on mitotane who has reached the threshold level, how long more to continue taking the pill?
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
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 isnt 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