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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pentam (Overview)

Pentam is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pentam (Overview)

Pentam is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1728132. ...Read more

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Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Not really: I am assuming you are asking about hepatits c treatment. Infergen is an old type of interferon. Data suggest that Infergen has little or no benefit after Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure. There are new oral medications. These medications (pills) along with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and Ribavirin has very good response rate, if you are infected with type i hepatitis c virus. Response rate is doubled from previous treatment. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Buscopan Plus: Scopolamine butylbromide (buscopan) is an antispasmodic agent used to treat irritable bowel and/or menstrual cramps etc...This med is also available as a combo with paracetamol =buscopan plus, thus has been shown as safe. So if you have buscopan, adding paracetamol in recommended dosage should be ok. Consult doc if you encounter problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Yes but...: This antibiotic was taken off the us market because it caused wild blood sugar fluctuations- at times , it has made patients dangerously hypoglycemic. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...Read more

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed 4 fever?

Without a diagnosis?: Fever alone should not be a reason to prescribe any antibiotic unless there appears to be a reasonable explanation for this. Gatifloxacin is no exception. ...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 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

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What are pentasa (mesalamine) and imuan used for?

What are pentasa (mesalamine) and imuan used for?

IBD: Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease. Pentasa (mesalamine) is a type of antiiflammatory agent and Imuran is an immunomodulator. ...Read more

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What is neisseria gonorrhoae induced meningitis?

What is neisseria gonorrhoae induced meningitis?

Clap clap: Gonorrheal meningitis is a rapidly progressive infection in the spinal fluid affecting brain and spinal cord, usually transmitted by sexual contact. Highly lethal unless treated rapidly but often quite sensitive to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Was azt (zidovudine) originally developed for cancer?

Was azt (zidovudine) originally developed for cancer?

Although it: Has chemical structure of a nucleoside, and 6-mercaptopurine analog, an agent used to treat leukemia, azt (zidovudine) was inert against human leukemia and solid tumors. It has reverse-transriptase inhibition, rns virus need that enzyme to make dna, which in turn can insert into human dna. It is this use that led to testing against HIV virus. ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) very effective for treating ulcerative colitis?

Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) very effective for treating ulcerative colitis?

Not proven.: There are no studies in humans proving that ivig is effective for ulcerative colitis. There is one animal study that i could find that showed possible therapeutic benefit. ...Read more

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What is immunosuppressive drug?

What is immunosuppressive drug?

Suppress immunity: Immunosuppressive drugs are medicines intended to control or shut down your pwn immune system. Many medical conditions are caused by your own immune system or made worse by your immune system. A common one is Prednisone (steroids). ...Read more

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Why is demeclocycline (declomycin) given for SIADH?

Why is demeclocycline (declomycin) given for SIADH?

Demeclocycline: It induces nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (dehydration due to inability to concentrate urine by the kidneys) as a side-effect, hence relieves the low sodium problem in SIADH. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Polnitsky
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Pentamidine (Definition)

Pentamidine is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more