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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol): Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases ...Read more
Do depot antipsychotics (prolixin (fluphenazine) injection) have any advantages over oral antipsychotics (oral prolixin) other than medication adherence ?
Ans: There are some antipsychotic med studies that show greater effectiveness of the long-acting injection med vs oral in severe psychiatric illness, eg, schizophrenia. Studies have also shown in severe psych. illness that relapse and overall hospital days are less with out-patient care utilizing long-acting antipsychotic med injections vs oral form relying on patient reliability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone (glatiramer) does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc injection daily. Side effects include injection site reactions. Interferons need lab work monitoring, can be a weekly injection into a muscle (avonex), every other day sc (betaseron) or three times a week sc (rebif). Most commo side effects include flu-like symptoms. ...Read more
Same medicine: but the form is different. The Sustenna is a shot that you take once a month. The pills you have to take every day. It is the same medicine though. If you had trouble swallowing pills, or remembering to take your medicine every day, the sustenna is a good choice because you just have to go to your doctor once a month for the shot. ...Read more
Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista (raloxifene) is not used for treating cancer...It is sued for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis. Estrogen receptors are specialised protein receptors found in breast cancer.Uterine cancer has little bearing on either of the two references you have listed. ...Read more
Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) or xtandi for pre-chemo castration resistant prostate cancer? Thoughts?
Hot Flashes: By far, the most common side effect is hot flashes, because Lupron (leuprolide) causes a temporary menopause. Poor sleep resulting in emotional side effects or head ache are also common. A serious effect from long-term Lupron (leuprolide) is osteoporosis. Many of these side effects are reduced or eliminated with extra "add-back" hormones. Some women have no side effects at all. ...Read more
Prolia: Both medications are anti-resorptive, meaning they prevent breakdown of your bone. Reclast (zoledronic acid) has been used for longer so has more side-effects that are known. It also can not be used if you have kidney problems. Prolia is an injection every 6 months (vs. 12 months with reclast). Both medications tend to be very well tolerated. ...Read more
Similar: The two medicines are both considered viscosupplementation. They are injected for mild-moderate arthritis to improve the lubrication of the joint, more normally recreate the viscosity of knee joint fluid, and hydrate the remaining cartilage. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be given in a one time dose or 3 doses separated by a week each. Hyalgan, euflexxa, orthovisc, supartz are given in multiple doses (3-5). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) is not combined with 2 other drugs that also have activity against that person's hiv, resistance quickly develops and it stops working. So a new regimen needs to be carefully constructed using information on prior medications and HIV genotypes. It is an injection twice a day so people need to decide if this is right for them. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) can be an important part of a new suppressive regimen. ...Read more
Identical: Data on Bevacizumab or Erbitux in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who do not have a KRAS 12/13 gene mutation, have nearly identical survival rates. These identical results were seen after chemotherapy, where survival with chemo alone was about 5 months vs. 7-8 months using either bevacizumab (Avastin) or cetuximab (Erbitux). ...Read more
Highly doubt it: Prelox is a combination product designed to enhance blood flow and sexual performance in men. There is really no good reason why a child would take it, except by accidental ingestion. It is completely untested, and dosing is not available. Medicines like this are not 100% safe in adults and are certainly not safe in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't be: Back ground check typically involves legal matter--crime, time behind bars, dui, loan default, child-support problem, drug use etc..Medical problem typically is not in such report, but can be. For example: a person be hand-cuffed started having chest pain/heart attack and thus transported to hospital instead of jail, this is likely a part of that report. Be honest. Be employed. Good luck. ...Read more
Do you mean "penia"?: Pancytopenia designates a deficiency or inadequate numbers of all blood cells. Leukopenia indicates a deficiency of white blood cells (wbcs). Anemia indicates a deficiency of red blood cells (rbcs). Aplastic anemia refers to the illness whereby the bone marrow can not produce sufficient new blood cells resulting in lowered counts of rbcs, wbcs, & platelets--or pancytopenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,1 of my friend wants only 2-3 in whole 24hrs of a day n she wants to do that with d help of prolab caffine pills of 200mg.so what is d dose to get?
Maybe: Prolia represents a new category of osteoporosis treatment that is effective and has convenient twice yearly dosing. It appears much more effective than the bisphosphonates and rivals Forteo with much more convenience. It is expensive if not covered by your insurance. Whether it is best for you or not depends on many factors which would require more information about a specific patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only one: Hi. The only active ingredient in Prolia is denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds a signaling molecule, RANK Ligand (RANKL), that bone forming cells (osteoblasts) secrete that activates bone resorbing cells (osteoclasts). RANKL activates the osteoclasts to break down bone. Denosumab interrupts that, and preserves bone mass and architecture. ...Read more
No: Talk to your doctor before using citalopram together with omeprazole. Combining these medications may increase the blood levels of citalopram and increase the risk of certain side effects, including an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious or life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Depending on your personal presentation, including your DEXA (bone density) scan results, your the frax® score (a tool developed by who to evaluate fracture risk of patients) and your vit d and ca++ levels, there are other meds such as fosamex, actonel, boniva, reclast, (zoledronic acid) to name a few. Osteoporosis treatment is important, so i recommend discussing with a provider who is educated in it. Good luck. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are no conclusive studies or test that link onj to the ingesting of bisphosphonates. The IV form is another story but this also depends upon the type of mouth surgery you are going to have and the skill level of the surgeon performing the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair can be tested: Hair can be tested for drugs. Whether a specific employer does so or not is something to look for on their website or by calling their human resources department. ...Read more