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What medications will stop you from being able to donate plasma?

What medications will stop you from being able to donate plasma?

Disclosure: You should disclose all the medications, including herbals and over the counter medications, you are taking to the blood center. It is not feasible to provide a list of the medications that would disqualify you from being a donor.
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I donate plasma and haven't had my medication to take for the hypothyroidism If I begin taking the medication again will not be able to donate plasma?

Hypothyroid: It is very noble of you to donate plasma but it would be wise unless you and your doctor are perfectly sure that your thyroid levels are normal 24 hours a day. ...Read more

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I know I donate blood. But can I donate plasma on the medications? The doctor at plasma center say no and didn't give me any reasons why. I have been

I know I donate blood. But can I donate plasma on the medications? The doctor at plasma center say no and didn't give me any reasons why. I have been

More info needed: Certain medications do not allow a person to donate blood or blood products. Please discuss with your doctor.
Thank you for wanting to donate. ...Read more

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If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

If Benadryl's plasma clearance is about 9 hours x 5, how long would it remain active to affect the brain and interact with other medications?

Less than 12 hrs: It may take a long time for a drug to completely clear from the body, the biochemical effect occurs only with a certain blood level. I have yet seen anyone getting drowsy from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for more than 12 hours. It is the drug level that matters. ...Read more

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Can I donate plasma if I have hypothyroid and I am prescribed medications like oxycodone flexril and dizapam for degenerative disc diease? I am o+

Can I donate plasma if I have hypothyroid and I am prescribed medications like oxycodone flexril and dizapam for degenerative disc diease? I am o+

Plasma Donor & Meds: In almost all cases, medications will not disqualify you as a blood donor. Your eligibility will be based on the reason that the medication was prescribed. As long as the condition is under control and you are healthy, blood donation is usually permitted. ...Read more

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Plasma donor used drugs, how does that work out?

Plasma donor used drugs, how does that work out?

The plasma should-: -have been tested for drugs & discarded, as well as the donor red flagged in a donor based computer program. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

What are the side effects of flea medications for humans?

Don't Use Pet Flea: Products on yourself humans usually use 1% topical Hydrocortisone which usually isn't problematic. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines can be taken orally for itching - and this may lead to sedation. ...Read more

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What is the medication dipyridamole 25 mg used for in humans?

What is the medication dipyridamole 25 mg used for in humans?

Vasodilator: Dipyridamole is a vasodilator -- that means it dilates and relaxes the blood vessel through its indirect action on the vessel smooth muscle. In the past, it has been used for chest pain and cardioprotection -- but these days it has gone by the wayside because of the extensive use of nitroglycerin. It is still used in combination with Aspirin for stroke prevention. ...Read more

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Ibrutinib: do you know if this drug works with plasma cell leukemia?

Ibrutinib: do you know if this drug works with plasma cell leukemia?

I am not aware: Of data using Ibrutinib to treat plasma cell leukemia. It is being used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is a different disease ...Read more

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What is the function of cholesterol molecules in the plasma membrane of human erythrocytes?

All cell membrane: Cholesterol is an integral part of the cell membranes and other organelle in all cells. Cholesterol is a structural element in the cell membranes. ...Read more

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Can human medication trials affect my long term brain functioning?

Can human medication trials affect my long term brain functioning?

Generally safe: Scientific scrutinity and oversight by investigational review boards provide a significant degree of safety in human clinical trials. This is especially true in later stage trials where initial safety has been evaluated. Each study has its own benefits and potential risks and participants are voluntary and have the opportunity to ask specific questions prior to enrolling. ...Read more

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Can HIV last for 2 years in human body with no medication and no signs of effect?

Can HIV last for 2 years in human body with no medication and no signs of effect?

HIV infection: HIV is a tricky infection because indeed, a patient may have it and not be aware until the immune system is totally wiped out and AIDS sets in. This is partly why HIV is so devastating - it's working behind the scenes to destroy the pt's immune system. On average that takes 8 years before the pt will present with AIDS symptoms. Thus the value in getting checked if any doubts are there. Be safe! ...Read more

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What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

Side effects: Arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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So hemoglobin floats freely in the blood plasma where it imparts the red color to human blood?

So hemoglobin floats freely in the blood plasma where it imparts the red color to human blood?

Only if the...: Only if the red blood cells break apart does hemoglobin end up floating freely in the plasma. That's called hemolysis. ...Read more

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Valium-If the half life is up to 100 hours, but peak plasma is 1-1.5 hours, but the drug is effective for 6 hours. Please explain these relationships.

Valium-If the half life is up to 100 hours, but peak plasma is 1-1.5 hours, but the drug is effective for 6 hours. Please explain these relationships.

Valium metabolism: Valium, a benzodiazepine, t1/2 is 20-70h. That's a wide range. Time to onset (oral route) is 30 - 90 minutes. Has active metabolites, so there are actually two peak plasma times. Active metabolites also cause it to be effective longer. Do note, however, that 1/2 life tells us how long it will take for drug to reach steady state & for 1/2 diazepam 2 b cleared, but not about active metabolites. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in relation to human anatomy why can't you take certain heart medications with cialis?

Can you tell me in relation to human anatomy why can't you take certain heart medications with cialis?

Dilated vessels: In relation to human anatomy, the veins in your pelvis would dilate so much, your BP would drop and you would go into shock. (we're mainly talking about cialis and nitrates here). ...Read more

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I'm AB+. I would like to donate plasma. I'm on anti seizure drugs and don't like the idea of spending hours with a bunch of drug addicts. Should I?

I'm AB+. I would like to donate plasma. I'm on anti seizure drugs and don't like the idea of spending hours with a bunch of drug addicts. Should I?

You can't donate: At most centers because of your diagnosis (the procedure they use to obtain plasma will remove your seizure meds). Most plasma donation centers will not let you donate after they take you back for your initial examination and complete the review your medical history and medications. Furthermore, you will spend about one to two hours at the plasma center before they get around to rejecting you. ...Read more

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Since plasma is straw-yellow in color when no red blood cells are present, wouldn't it be true to say that red blood cells (and the hemoglobin contained within them) give human blood its red color?

Since plasma is straw-yellow in color when no red blood cells are present, wouldn't it be true to say that red blood cells (and the hemoglobin contained within them) give human blood its red color?

Yes.: The red color is indeed from the hemoglobin in red cells. The yellow color of the plasma is from the proteins contained in plasma. How red the blood looks depends on the oxygen content of the hemoglobin. Oxygenated HGB is bright red, but deoxygenated blood, what you see in veins, is darker, and can be almost purple if there is very little oxygen. Hgb poisoned by carbon monoxide also is red. ...Read more

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Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Yes: There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells. This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels. ...Read more

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Are there a large number of cholesterol molecules in the plasma membrane of a single human red blood cell or merely a few?

Are there a large number of cholesterol molecules in the plasma membrane of a single human red blood cell or merely a few?

Large number: Cholesterol molecules are found in every cell of the body, and are especially abundant in cell plasma membranes. The plasma membrane is a continuous double-layer of phospholipids, interwoven with cholesterol molecules and proteins. So, cholesterol molecules are found in great numbers in the plasma membranes of red blood cells. ...Read more

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My friend told me that hepatitis vaccine is made from human plasma and it can carry hiv if the person has hiv in his plasma Correct?

Not true: Your friend is wrong. The earliest versions of hepaatitis B vaccine (40 years ago) were made from human plasma, but that has not been true for a very long time. The vaccine definitely does not carry HIV. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I take high doses of gabapentin which causes my heartrate to go from 85 to 110-130. It's the only drug I take and it's listed as a side effect. My blood work is good. Is is ok if I donate plasma since I no longer take gabapentin and my heartrate has been

Disclosure: If you are no longer on the medication, and are otherwise healthy, it is okay for you to donate plasma. Be sure to disclose all of your health issues to the donor center. It is commendable of you to provide this valuable service to the community. ...Read more

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What happens to the plasma membrane of the red blood cells of humans with liver disease to cause the formation of acanthocytes? Thank you.

What happens to the plasma membrane of the red blood cells of humans with liver disease to cause the formation of acanthocytes? Thank you.

Change in lipids: The liver is responsible for general metabolism in the body, and the plasma membrane has a complex collection of lipids that are responsible for its "fluidity" and shape. It is believed that the apolipoproteins are abnormal in liver disease and cause fragility of the rbc membrane causing fragmentation and formation of acanthocytes.

See also: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/acanthocyte. ...Read more

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After being on METFORMIN500 for 7 months. My blood sugar got normalized. A1C now 5.3 Mean plasma glucose 111.Fastin (phentermine) 98.the2 hour test 87. Did medicatin correct the problem and how is that possible?

After being on METFORMIN500 for 7 months. My blood sugar got normalized. A1C now 5.3 Mean plasma glucose 111.Fastin (phentermine) 98.the2 hour test 87. Did medicatin correct the problem and how is that possible?

Great: Its probably a variety of causes you are likely eating better less carbs less sugars and the medication is helping you utilize the Insulin your pancreas is releasing. This is what we hope will occur. Speak to your doctor they may want to keep you on the drug or consider removing it and following the glucose levels should they believe your habits are helping normalize the sugar. ...Read more