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Off Label Use For Premarin
Does insurance typically cover for off label use of the med? For example, lovaza for inflammation?
Yes: Drug development and pharmaceutical companies often find out other uses for the medication during clinical trials and even after the drug is released. If it is to be safe and effective the FDA in the US must review trials and give it conditional use and labeling. It undergoes further consideration for patients and human trials. After many long months it can be released with a new indication. ...Read more
Should be fine: Once breastfeeding is well established and your baby has regained its birthweight, it is ok to introduce a daily bottle, especially if you need to return to work. It is good to do this between 2-3 weeks of age. If you have a flexible baby, they will adapt to different nipples. If not, you might find that it is best to stay with one kind. ...Read more
How do I find a doctor who will prescribe bexarotene, sold under the name targretin, for off label use against alzheimer's disease?
Uses of Abilify (aripiprazole): Aripiprazole was originally approved in 2002 for the treatment of schizophrenia. Currently, the FDA has approved aripiprazole for the treatment of bipolar disorder (mania and mixed episodes and as maintenance treatment), as adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder (2006) and for autism spectrum disorders (2007). Anxiety disorders Dementia Eating disorders ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingredient for meth: Many medications containing pseudoephedrin were taken off the market as this ingredient is used by drug users to make methampethamine. Sototry to curb the production of meth, many medications have been pulled. ...Read more
So it is written: It is written that olanzapine off label can be used in the secondary role for treatment of neuropathic pain primarily treated with opioids. It has also been shown to be useful in cancer patients. I have not found it to be consistently efficacious in my use of the drug over the years. Write me at if you have more questions at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Why was Cenestin taken off the market? Why doesn't the Estradiol recommended to replace Cenestin as effective for me personally?
Try alternative: Cenestin is a plant based conjugated estrogen FDA approved 1999. There are differing reports as to if Cenestin has been discontinued. Barr pharma(also associated with Cenestin) now produces a new plant based conjugated estrogen- Enjuivia. May wish to try that if estradiol not helpful.. http://www.webmd.com/menopause/estrogen-replacement-therapy-ert-16198 ...Read more
Any good reasons a dr wouldn't want to trial naloxone/narcan off label for a few doses? (for depersonalization)
Lack of familiarity: Most physicians who do not want to prescribe a medication off label don't prescribe because of a lack of familiarity or lack of comfort in using a particular medication. Another reason could be lack of education and there you can provide help by providing the doctor with the necessary journal articles.www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15876908 1. J clin psychopharmacol. 2005 jun;25(3):267-70. :). There is no particular medical reason not to give the patient a trial on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take Buspar (buspirone) 10mg to start working for the stomach. Doctor is using as a off label drug use. ?
Ask Dr.: Hopefully, doctors who use drugs for off-lable conditions either have read many supporting articles on the effectiveness and safety - and/or have established for themselves a good familiarity. Ask what they know. Being off-label - general publications don't address them. Finally, each may differ - discover how you feel and tell them. ...Read more
My doctor is weaning me off of seroquel (quetiapine) extended release and is using another medication to avoid withdrawal effects, what medication is used for this?
Seroquel (quetiapine) withdrawal?: seroquel (quetiapine) an atypical anti-psychotic is not associated w/ withdrawal.The benefits of the med will be lost when it is stopped. For this reason, doctors usually taper (or "wean") off a med. they may add a med to replace the one ur taking, 2 treat those symptoms. talk w/ ur doc about any new meds u've started, their names, indications & any questions or concerns u have. be well! ...Read more