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Not evidence based: This is not mainstream medicine and i will be surprised if even my most open-minded colleagues feels that trying this would be wise. The best that can happen is that you can meet a warm, friendly, caring practitioner who may have other ways of helping non-life-threatening disease. ...Read more
Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more
Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An herbal supplement: Withania coagulans is a plant from India, that has been used in traditional India medicine for years for various conditions. There are some VERY SMALL scientific studies/research that suggest it can help lower blood sugar. Much more research is needed to find about exact uses, doses, and side effects. The same plant substance can cure at 1 dose & kill at another dose. So wait for good evidence. ...Read more
Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more
Urinary tract.: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Policosanol: Companies selling policosanol claim it can help lower cholesterol. It's a product made from sugar cane. Many of the positive studies come from cuba, which grows the cane used to make the product. Studies outside cuba (south africa, germany, canada, etc) didn't show effectiveness. So, it seems more needs to be learned or shown about this one. ...Read more
Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. ...Read more
What is better, amo signature phacoemulsification system or bausch and lomb zyoptix 217z100 laser treatment ?
Different treatments: Unrelated question, phacoemulsification is done for cataract surgery and the b&l laser is for refractive laser surgery. One removes your crystalline lens that has a cataract and the other reshapes the cornea. So there is no comparison here. Both machines have had good results if done correctly as with other similar but different brands but for very different problems. ...Read more
Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?
Briefly: Etomidate=Amidate, hypnotic agent used in general anesthesia and brief sedation. It works by altering specific brain receptors (GABA). We use it when we need to have stable or increased heart rate and blood pressure at the beginning of anesthesia (a time when those things can drop quite a bit with other drugs). So, we use for people with certain heart disease, blood loss, trauma, critically ill ...Read more
Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO - it is dangerous: "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is using all available tools at its disposal to ensure that dietary supplements containing a stimulant called dimethylamylamine (DMAA) are no longer distributed and available for sale to consumers in the marketplace." REF: https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm347270.htm Don't use it if you value your health. ...Read more
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