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Doctor insights on: Plantago Isphagula

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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating gastric ulcers?

How effective is the moringa plant for treating gastric ulcers?

Not certain.: Although this traditional medicinal plant has been used to treat ulcers - I don't have any personal experience with it. ...Read more

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What are sodium channel activators used for?

What are sodium channel activators used for?

Voltage-gated: Sodium channels are normally found on the peripheral terminals of nocicpetors (sensory neuron). With tissue injury, the number of these sodium channels increases. When a noxious stimulus acts at the peripheral end of an axon, some sodium channels open to allow an influx of sodium into the cell leading to action potential and pain. ...Read more

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Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Kalawalla: No, the diversity of autoimmune diseases results in variable results with both natural and synthetic therapies. Medications and supplements that can be beneficial with lupus may be harmful or lack benefit with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or autoimmune thyroid disease. There are no natural supplements or medications that are beneficial for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more

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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ Blood Clotting: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelets (usually the first step in blood clotting) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. Plavix (clopidogrel) has no affect on blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of azd 6244 mek inhibitor & mk 2206 akt inhib. For adenocarcinoma. 70yrs..115lbs (lost 40)..8mth chemo..Radio..Gamma-11mth diag?

What are the benefits of azd 6244 mek inhibitor & mk 2206 akt inhib. For adenocarcinoma. 70yrs..115lbs (lost 40)..8mth chemo..Radio..Gamma-11mth
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These are brand new: The drugs that you have mentioned are new anticancer drugs which are still experimental, not fda approved for general use. Your doctor(oncologist) has to answer all your questions that you ask before signing up for receiving these drugs. There is not a lot known about them yet. But azd6244 has been tested and found to have some anticancer activity. But more can be found out from your oncologist. ...Read more

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I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?

I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?

Pradaxa vs lumbrokin: I would NOT recommend this - while Pradaxa is costly - it comes with the approval of the FDA along with extensive testing for efficacy and safety. From my research Lumbrokinase is derived from earthworms and is still considered investigational. I would be leery of any medications obtained from off shore (NO I do NO work for big Pharma) their safety and efficacy are unproven. ...Read more

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What is the anecdote after a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

What is the anecdote after a Coumadin (warfarin) overdose?

Vitamin K: Coumadin (warfarin) works against vitamin k to make your blood clot less easily. Taking vitamin k reverses the effect of the coumadin (warfarin). That is one of the reasons why you have to be careful eating dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, when you take coumadin (warfarin). Spinach, kale, etc., all contain vitamin k and reduce the effect of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are ACE inhibitors used for?

What are ACE inhibitors used for?

Heart and kidney: Ace inhibitors are blood pressure medications used for blood pressure treatment. They also have effects independent of the blood pressure effect on the heart, particularly for people with heart failure, and on the kidneys, particulaly for people who have diabetic-induced kidney disease with protein in the urine. ...Read more

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So Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood to prevent new clots from forming --is there anything in Coumadin (warfarin) to actively dissolve clot that are already formed or are?

So Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood to prevent new clots from forming --is there anything in Coumadin (warfarin) to actively dissolve clot that are already formed or are?

No: Coumadin (warfarin) keeps more clots from forming and thus facilitates the working of the body's clot breakdown system. Nothing in Coumadin (warfarin) actively breaks down clot...Only fibrinolytic agents like tpa do this and are given intraarterially or intravenously. ...Read more

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Oncology/Pancreatic Cancer: Can the anti-emetics granisetron and ondansetron both (combo)as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists be taken at same time for CINV?

Oncology/Pancreatic Cancer: Can the anti-emetics granisetron and ondansetron both (combo)as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists be taken at same time for CINV?

No,Take one at a tim: Granisetron and Ondansetron are very similar drugs . Oncologists will chose one or the other but not both of them at the same time because there is no further benefit if you combine them. But one may work better than the other, so switching around is not unreasonable, if required. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar?

Are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar?

NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) - is hormone therapy for metastatic breast cancer, it`s given as an injection. Xeloda - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can also be used in metastatic breast cancer as well as in other cancers. ...Read more

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What is warfarin used for?

What is warfarin used for?

Blood thinner : It is a blood thinner used in many situations. ...Read more

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What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

Dissolve blood clots: These are proteins that when added to blood bind to clots and dissolve them. ...Read more