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What are generally the indications for intrathecal Prialt (ziconotide) in thoracic and lumbar ddd? Surg ruled out. Allergic to narcotic meds. Is Prialt (ziconotide) effective?
Yes: It is used for people who can't tolerate narcotics for pain control. It has multiple side effects, so be very careful when using it. ...Read more
I have a pain pump with prialt (ziconotide) and dilaudid. I am concerned about the side effects, like weakness, constipation, nausea etc. Should i stop this?
Discuss with MD: Generally speaking pumps are used to deliver constant pain relief at a lower dose since the medication is delivered where the effect is more notable. Oral pain medications can have similar side effects. Discussing your pain management goals with your physician is important to decide what is the best treatment based on your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by response: Bupropion comes in several verstions--immediate release, twoce daily dosage form, and once-daily doseage form. Typical ranges are 200 to 450 mg a day. 450 mg is the maximum recommended doses because there is an increased risk of seizures above that dose. As with all antidepressants, the dose any individual needs varies and depends on condition being treated and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic: Ampiclox, or Ampicillin as it is known in the us, is given in doses of 250-500 mg qid (four times a day). It is also the main drug in unasyn, (ampicillin and sulbactam) where it is combined with sulbactam which makes it more effective. Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) is an IV medicine only. The drug can be used against a wide range of infections, including pneumonia, kidney infections, and meningitis. ...Read more
EpiPen (epinephrine) above 54#: Although the pdr states that Epipen (epinephrine) junior should be given to children >60 pounds, many allergists choose a lower minimal weight. A common cross-over is Epipen (epinephrine) junior for children up to 54 pounds and Epipen (epinephrine) for everyone heavier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers