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Is anyone familar with the drug pamidronate?

Is anyone familar with the drug pamidronate?

Yes: It's an osteoporosis drug. It inhibits the cells that break down bone, thereby slowing down the "bone breaking" process. The most common side effects for this drug are: flu like symptoms, muscle pain, bone pain, generailized achiness. There are others... ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Effects of pamidronate?

Effects of pamidronate?

Bone: It inhibits the cells that break down bone, thereby slowing down the "bone breaking" process. The most common side effects for this drug are: flu like symptoms, muscle pain, bone pain, generailized achiness. There are others... ...Read more

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Does anybody know what pamidronate does?

Does anybody know what pamidronate does?

Yes: It's an osteoporosis drug. It inhibits the cells that break down bone, thereby slowing down the "bone breaking" process. The most common side effects for this drug are: flu like symptoms, muscle pain, bone pain, generailized achiness. There are others... ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me what pamidronate does?

Can somebody tell me what pamidronate does?

Builds bone: Pamidronate is a synthetic form of parathyroid hormone that promotes increase in bone calcium content and decrease in the risk of fractures. ...Read more

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What makes pamidronate infusion sometimes cause a cough?

What makes pamidronate infusion sometimes cause a cough?

Cough is a: Not uncommon side effect of pamidronate, but is usually not severe and resolves spontaneously without permanent damage. Don't know if the exact cause is known. ...Read more

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Does any doctor here know what pamidronate does for rsd/crps?

Does any doctor here know what pamidronate does for rsd/crps?

See details: Certain bisphosphonates given in high doses in CRPS seem to provide benefit by reducing osteoclastic function (Osteoclasts are responsible for bone resorption). This apparently reduces the pain and edema associated with CRPS. ...Read more

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Will pamidronate aka (apd) treatment enhance bone strength?

Will pamidronate aka (apd) treatment enhance bone strength?

Somewhat.: Pamidronate prevents bone loss and strengthens bone somewhat. There are better drugs such as terparatide and denosumab. ...Read more

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Was the pamidronate treatment of much help in enhancing bone strength?

Was the pamidronate treatment of much help in enhancing bone strength?

Yes in the right pt: Pamidronate - a synthetic form of parathyroid hormone - can be a very effective treatment for osteoporosis in the appropriate patient. ...Read more

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Pamidronate aka (apd) treatment to enhance bone strength, is this effective?

Pamidronate aka (apd) treatment to enhance bone strength, is this effective?

Yes: Hi. Bisphosphates, of which pamidronate is an IV example, are effective treatments for osteoporosis. The fact that pamidronate does not have FDA approval for osteoporosis does not speak to the mechanism or the science. It is effective, but insurance may not cover it for osteoporosis since it is not FDA approved for that use. At age 39, I hope someone has done a thorough eval. For poor bone strengt ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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 isn't 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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Not enough info.: Recommend you go over your medication regimen (to include supplements, vitamins, herbs, prescription medications, over the counter medications, caffeine and alcohol use) with your physician. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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I think I'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

I think I'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the medication mirtazspapine?

What is your opinion on the medication mirtazspapine?

Its one of: Many anti-depressant medications with a low side-effect high therapeutic profile. It can be used ALONG WITH other anti-depressants (eg Trazadone) for a combined effect!
Its a good choice and has a fairly rapid response!
Hope this helps!
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How safe are the commonly prescribed pain medications?

How safe are the commonly prescribed pain medications?

Relatively safe: If used as prescribed, most pain medications are relatively safe. The danger comes when they are misused or abused for recreation. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as being too sensitive too medications?

Semantics: Certainly some people are very sensitive to medications as others are not. A good relationship with your provider should hopefully be able to get the proper dosing and medication that best suits each patients individual condition or scenario. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you take medication you don't need?

That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more

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