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Dr. Mark Pack
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Riopan (Overview)

Riopan is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

Carefully!: Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision. About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles. Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Riopan (Overview)

Riopan is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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And I was wondering if I could take riopan?

And I was wondering if I could take riopan?

Antacid: Riopan is an antacid that is used to treat indigestion or stomach upset. You can ask your doctor if it is an appropriate choice for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What pain medication most effectively treats transverse myelitis? Are neurontin, (gabapentin) morph, perco, dilauded effective in treating transverse myelitis?

What pain medication most effectively treats transverse myelitis? Are neurontin, (gabapentin) morph, perco, dilauded effective in treating transverse myelitis?

Lyrica (pregabalin): The drug Lyrica (pregabalin) was recently approve to treat the pain of spinal cord trauma, and likely would help in transverse myelitis also. One approach, using an analgesic, might be a Butrans patch, or tramadol er, so discuss with your doctor and see what might be of value. Also, is the transverse myelitis a problem secondary to an underlying disease or just an isolated event? ...Read more

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How is cytopan used for abortions?

How is cytopan used for abortions?

Do not use: while one of the active ingredients of cytopan is misoprostol comma which is a component of the drug combination used for medical abortion, this should not be done without the evaluation and guidance of a local doctor because it has not been tested and is likely less effective and less safe then what you can obtain from a doctor. there are many places that can provide an abortion inexpensively ...Read more

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What is sandostatin (octreotide) lar?

Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR: Is long-acting suspension used after the initial sandostatin (octreotide) injection was shown effective. ...Read more

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What is Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used for?

What is Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used for?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): To relieve stomach or abdominal pain, Peptic ulcer, anticholinergic action on the bowels. ...Read more

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How safe is reglan (metoclopramide)? Used for long term gastroparesis.

How safe is reglan (metoclopramide)? Used for long term gastroparesis.

Risky: Maximum recommended duration of Reglan (metoclopramide) use is 12 weeks. It's because of the increases risk with the long term use including extrapyramidal side effects such as tardive dyskinesia, which is an involuntary movement disorder. ...Read more

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How is gastric lavage done?

How is gastric lavage done?

Gastric lavage: A flexible tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat & into the stomach, the contents o the stomach are suctioned out through the tube, and the stomach is then rinsed with saline solution or sterile water. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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What is Seroquel (quetiapine) typically used for?

What is Seroquel (quetiapine) typically used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect & can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...Read more

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How effective is gastric plication?

How effective is gastric plication?

Very: The procedure has shown similar results as rny - but all procedures are dependent on patients changing lifestyles. ...Read more

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How effective is the rny gastric bypass surgery?

How effective is the rny gastric bypass surgery?

Depends on behavior: A roux-en-y gastric bypass can be quite effective in weight loss if it is part of a multi-modality treatment process. This can include support, diet, exercise, as well as the surgery. Your doctor can guide you in finding a qualified bariatric program, but you must be willing to accept that such a procedure is not the end, and you will have to actively participate in your recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

Couple of uses: Pilocarpine eye drops are used to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. It is an old medication and is infrequently used today because of undesirable side effects, such as constriction of the pupil and headache. It is also used sometimes before certain eye procedures. Pilocarpine is also in salagen, an oral medication used for dry mouth as it stimulates salivation. ...Read more

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Where can I get a endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp) done?

Where can I get a endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp) done?

Ercp avail: You can get enoscopicretrograd3e cholangiopancreatography if indicated at any medical center that haqs board certified GI endoiscopists. ...Read more

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How effective is gastric banding?

How effective is gastric banding?

It's you: The band is a tool. You do the work. If you don't want to do the work then wait until you really are willing. ...Read more

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What is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for?

What is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine): Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is an old line antipsychotic. This is its ONLY use. It has been replaced by more modern drugs with fewer serious and long lasting side effects. get a careful evaluation before using ANY psychiatric drug ...Read more

Magaldrate (Definition)

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