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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

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 more

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What exactly is the drug Taxol (paclitaxel) used for?

What exactly is the drug Taxol (paclitaxel) used for?

Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a widely used chemotherapy drug for breast, lung, head/neck, esophageal cancers. ...Read more

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Who should not use Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Who should not use Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Taxol (paclitaxel): TAXOL (paclitaxel) is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to TAXOL (paclitaxel) or other drugs formulated in Cremophor® EL (polyoxyethylated castor oil). TAXOL (paclitaxel) should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have baseline neutrophil counts of ...Read more

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Is using condoms bought online that isn't in the original packaging considered safe?

Is using condoms bought online that isn't in the original packaging considered safe?

Not really: I think the safety and effectiveness of a very important material like condom should not be in any way be questionable . I would not advise you to buy such material . You can step in any store and get safe effective condom of your choice . If you are unable for some reason to go to stores , you can order it from the reliable stores like cvs etc. ...Read more

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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?

Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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31yrs women trying for pregnancy. Doctor prescribed my-inositol tablets, estadiol valerate tab & clomipure 50. What are the uses of these medicines?

31yrs women trying for pregnancy. Doctor prescribed my-inositol tablets, estadiol valerate tab & clomipure 50. What are the uses of these medicines?

Increase fertility: These are all supplements & medications used in protocols for increasing chance of pregnancy. The myo-inositol is a b vitamin that has been shown in research to improve ovulation in women with pcos. Clomipure is a fertility medication. Estradiol may be used to control the endometrial lining during cycles. That's the one that is a bit puzzling used together with the myo-inositol and clomiphene. ...Read more

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Are areds 2 supplements completely ineffective given the recent reports on the study? If so, I should stick w/ the areds 1 formula?

Are areds 2 supplements completely  ineffective given the recent reports on the study? If so, I should stick w/ the areds 1 formula?

NO. AREDS 2 : Or the age related eye study part 2 resulted in a modification of the recommendations for patients so that lutein and zeaxanthine could be substituted for beta carotene. Given the potential for lung cancer, i would recommend switching. The single dose of omega 3 in the study did not show benefit at the 3 year mark so it is not included in areds 2. ...Read more

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I have very low vitamin d, i'll use vit D3 50, 000 iu (pharmacist recommends 1 tablet weekly for 8 weeks then 1 monthly). Any side effects, warnings?

I have very low vitamin d, i'll use vit D3 50, 000 iu (pharmacist recommends 1 tablet weekly for 8 weeks then 1 monthly). Any side effects, warnings?

Sounds good: Your doc and pharmacist are up to date on the latest dosage for vitamin d. What they recommend is what is used today. No side effects but get a follow up d level by your doc when you see him/her again. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried anti-tnf drugs for RA without using methotrexate at the same time?

Has anyone tried anti-tnf drugs for RA without using methotrexate at the same time?

Yes: Though the drug studies were set up to have these tnf agents used in combination with Methotrexate (mtx), many patients do take tnf agents without mtx. Certain tnf agents work better than others if mtx is not being taken. Speak to your rheumatologist if you are considering going off mtx. ...Read more

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What exactly is the drug misoprostol (cytotec) prescribed for?

What exactly is the drug misoprostol (cytotec) prescribed for?

Two indications.: The drug's two main indications include stomach prophylaxis for those taking nsaids (aspirin-like antiinflammatories) and labor induction as a uterine stimulant (off-label, widely accepted practice). Is is a form of inflammatory hormone that has topical and remote effects on various tissues. ...Read more

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Why does the pharmacy print dosages in milliliters?

Why does the pharmacy print dosages in milliliters?

A matter of accuracy: Medication dosage often needs precision for the illness or to make the meds last. There is a problem using common kitchen measures to do so. If i want a kid to get 5ml of med/dose, i could write for a teaspoon, but some common teaspoons would measure out 3.5ml and some 7. Over time i could under or over medicate the patient. Millileters are easily measured by syringes or droppers & assure accuracy. ...Read more

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What is this medicine for? 100mg/ml and 500mg/ml bottle of rituximab, brand name "mabthera"?

What is this medicine for? 100mg/ml and 500mg/ml bottle of rituximab, brand name "mabthera"?

IT is rituximab: In the USA we use what the FDA approved and that is Rituxan (rituximab) and in Europe the name Mabthera is what was approved in Europe by their FDA the EMEA.. This medication is used for certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis,certain inflammatory blood vessel syndromes we call vasculitiis ...Read more

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