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Safe Procarbazine Pregnant
Not recommeded: This is a medication that has some clear issues, especially early in pregnancy and with breast feeding. It can cause abnormalities of the feet, kidneys and the heart if you take it in the first 14 weeks. If you are on this medication, you should talk to your doctor before you get pregnant about coming off. In the second or third trimester, you should talk about if the benefits outweight risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Why has the drug temozolomide replaced the combination of procarbazine, carmustine and vincristine?
Newer treatment: In treatment of Cancer, newer drugs come along and are then compared to the standard(old/conventional treatments). If the new treatment if better(more effective or less toxic) then the new drug takes over and the older drugs put on the back burner. That is what has happened in this instance. This is what has happened in the treatment of brain tumors. ...Read more
Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?
There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma nhl.Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine.Nodules over body .?
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?
No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more
Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more
Yes, however...: Yes, that is very safe. However, i would not just take it for 3 days. If your vit d level has been low i advise you take 5-8000 iu of d3 every day and have your levels monitored; optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml. D deficiency can create problems during pregnancy- see http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/obgyn/pregnancy/38113 ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
I think so...: If Navidoxin is the same as Navidoxine (which is the equivalent of Meclizine) then it is a Category B medication (Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women). Many Category B medications are Rx to pregnant women, including anti-nausea medicines. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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