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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Mivacron (Overview)

Mivacron is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol): Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Mivacron (Overview)

Mivacron is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Where to find out what mivacurium is?

Where to find out what mivacurium is?

Paralytic: Mivacurium is one of the medications used by anesthesiologist to paralyze muscles during surgery. It is short acting, and usually wears off by it self. During the time that it is effective a ventilator must be used to help the patient breathe. ...Read more

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

Http://www.cimzia.com/: CIMZIA (certolizumab pegol) is a TNF-blocker used in adult patients to: 1) Lessen signs & symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease; 2) Treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; 3) Treat active psoriatic arthritis; 4) Treat active ankylosing spondylitis. For more info, see full prescribing information, as found at: http://www.cimzia.com/ ...Read more

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What are the benefits of splitting lantus (insulin glargine) into 2 doses as opposed to one?

What are the benefits of splitting lantus (insulin glargine) into 2 doses as opposed to one?

Lantus (insulin glargine): Is a long acting insulin, is meant to be used once a day. Every patient is unique, so adjustig your regimen is unique as well. Is better to ask your doctor for his/her reason to do split the dose. I am curious as well. The important issue is the total dose you need per day (once, or in divided doses. Again Lantus (insulin glargine) is mainly for once a day due to it long duration). ...Read more

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Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Severe Dry Eye: Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose) has been around for years as almost a last resort for people with severe dry eye disease and should be prescribed by your eye md when other means have failed. ...Read more

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Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

No: Anti gout medicine, not same as probencid. This is a uricosuric agent as well. ...Read more

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What are the differences between apidra (insulin glulisine) and novolog insulin? Which is better?

What are the differences between apidra (insulin glulisine) and novolog insulin? Which is better?

Insulin analogs: Hi. Novolog (aspart) and Apidra (insulin glulisine) (glulisine) are both engineered insulins not found in nature. The human insulin gene was modified to give the expressed insulin analog favorable properties for meal coverage for diabetics. To me they are indistinguishable, but Apidra (insulin glulisine) works a little faster in obese patients. They are both very good meal insulins. Goo luck, and keep your diabetes tightly controlled! ...Read more

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Is amyone familar with fuzeon (enfuvirtide) 90 mg 60 vials injection kit?

Is amyone familar with fuzeon (enfuvirtide) 90 mg 60 vials injection kit?

Yes: I have prescribed Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) for patients with highly resistant hiv. I have thought about using it for certain patients who had other complications, but it is difficult to use and requires committment. ...Read more

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What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

Dissolve blood clots: These are proteins that when added to blood bind to clots and dissolve them. ...Read more

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What are the differences between recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and tissue plasminogen activator?

What are the differences between recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and tissue plasminogen activator?

Same aa sequence: tPA and its recombinant version (Activase) are identical with respect to the amino acid sequence. There have been reported some minor differences with respect to glycosylation of the protein, but this is well within the specifications of the cGMP production by the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Can nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

Can  nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretion. Nalbuphine has not being used at all. ...Read more

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Hexylcaine vs mepivacaine which one is more powerful?

Hexylcaine vs mepivacaine which one is more powerful?

Local anesthetics: Hexylcaine has a much shorter half life than mepivicaine. So, in a practical sense mepivicaine is more powerful. ...Read more

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I was wondering is biphasic isophane insulin, insugen 30/70 chemically the same as mixtard 30hm penfill insulin?

I was wondering is biphasic isophane insulin, insugen 30/70 chemically the same as mixtard 30hm penfill insulin?

Insulin mixtures: These insulins do not appear to be available in the US. 70/30 mixes are usually a mixture of NPH and regular. NPH is intermediate in duration (peaks about 10 hr, lasts about 24 hr) and regular peaks about 3-4 hr, lasts about 8. It may say on the bottle or package insert what kind of insulin. Look for the words "NPH" and or "regular". ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Mivacurium (Definition)

Mivacurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a ...Read more