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Other Names For Retinol
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more
Other than retin-a, what other topical therapies are evidence based for treating facial wrinkles and/or aging in general?
For the most part.: While oral agents such as Accutane and Doxycycline cause significant birth defects and should be avoided. The topical agents are felt to be relatively safe in pregnancy. Benzoyl peroxide is the recommended agent for the treatment of acne in pregnancy. As with any medication or agent check with your health care provider before using any agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 in turn, consists of a number of related subtypes. Names for Vit K1 are: phylloquinone, phytomenadione or phytonadione. Vit K2 homologues are called menaquinones. Synthetic types of Vit K also exist (K3, K4, K5) ...Read more
As a male, other than antibiotics, are there any other recommended treatments for hormonal acne such as DHT inhibitors?
Big guns: Almost all acne is hormonal. The 5-alpha reductase (dihydrotestosterone) inhibitors actually have found some use in managing acne. Your best choice might be topical spironolactone. If your acne has not responded to antibiotics, you're a tough case. If you're offered Isotretinoin instead, consider it. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar can be listed in the ingredients list by different names. What is two other names for sugar?
Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cigarettes: And all forms of tobacco are extremely dangerous for both physical and mental health ...Read more
Does different brand names of medication work differnt i mean are some brands stronger than others like different makers of the drug?
Drugs: The same dose of the same drug regardless whether brand name or generic should achieve about the same results. There might be subtle differences in absorption due to filler but overall should be very close. ...Read more
No: Clomipramine hydrochloride, a chlorinated analog of imipramine, is a widely used antidep. recently approved for use in the U.S. for the txmt. of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a potentially incapacitating affliction. Its primary action is blockade of the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Adverse effect profile is similar to other tricyclic antidep.- CVS, CNS & anticholinergic mainly ...Read more
You need a doctor: To prescribe medicines anyway, so why not see a specialist who can examine and make the appropriate recommendations and write the prescriptions. Btw, no magic medicine(s) exist to deal with loss of pigment cells in the skin (leukoderma or vitiligo). There are things that can help. See a dermatologist, who can give you proper advice. ...Read more
What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?
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