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Salicylate Based Agent Medication
No: There is essentially no significant amount of salicylate normally found in human blood. Someone taking aspirin or other salicylates can have a therapeutic level present, or someone who overdosed could have toxic level present. ...Read more
Salicylate Level: Salicylate level is a test used for the diagnosis of salicylate (eg. Aspirin) toxicity. ...Read more
Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more
NO: Both of these chemicals are used in several useful medications. So you do not need to worry about any harmful effects due to their limited exposure to your skin. ...Read more
Not likely: It is far more common to be sensitive to the preservatives or fragrances. ...Read more
I have a bottle of salicylate acid that expired in Frebruary. It has a crystal substance at the bottom of the bottle. Is it still good to use?
No way.: At the least, it's expired. And worse, it could be that something else got into the bottle and contaminated the medication. Get rid of it. Don't take the chance. ...Read more
Diamox is contraindicated with salicylates. Is it safe to use a chemical exfoliant with 1% salicylic acid while taking it?
Why do pain cremes like bengay or icyhot advise you not to use a heating pad? I thought it was methyl salicylate but even creams w/o still warn you
On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke from search US website an article says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?
Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder. As high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs. Com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more
Was just given baby aspirin for first time in er. How long would it take for salicylate intolerance or pseudoanaphylaxis to present?
Stop: Please go see your family doctor. Do not take the Aspirin until you have been cleared by a physician who knows you well. I see nothing in your history that would have warranted an er visit. You have chronic medical problems and possibly some mental health issues that could be stress caused by these conditions. It is always best to keep this in the primary care medical clinic. ...Read more
Hi, I'm taking Bengay (30% methyl salicylate) for inflammation. I'm weighing it on a scale to keep track. How many grams per day is okay to do? Thanks
Since Bengay is purchased without a prescription it is safe to use. I have not known of a dosage to exceed. The manufacturer of Bengal has FDA approval for its labeling directions.
Use according to label.
Never heard of weighing out the product. You might consider asking who told you to do this. Is insurance paying for it. Might be a payer issue w insurance on a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more
I read that prunes and oranges are high in salicylates. Would that mean orange juice & prune juice can help think my blood and possibly prevent clots?
See below: Salicylates are aspirin-like substances that block vitamin k absorption & reduce platelet cell aggregation (i.e. Prevent clots). Fruits high in salicylates include raisins/ prunes/cherries/cranberries/blueberries/ grapes/oranges/strawberries. So these fruits may well help prevent blood clots, but if you're at risk for clots (as in smoker on bc pills or hx of dvt) may need medical intervention. ...Read more
My 2 year-old child has minor aphthous ulcer. Triamcinolone or choline salicylate oral gel for pain relief?
Is it safe to use vaporub for lowback pain or other uses during pregnancy 2nd trimester and after Ingredient: Monthol 7% Methyl salicylate 29%?
I wish I had: More than 400 characters but in my opinion, those new agents that target specific molecular processes in cancer cells that make them behave as cancer cells are the most exciting. They target cancer cells and spare (to a certain degree) normal cells so the side effects are less. They are not perfect and unfortunately they tend to be veeeery expensive, which is a big problem. ...Read more
TNF Drugs: A tnf inhibitor is a pharmaceutical drug that suppresses response to tumor necrosis factor (tnf), which is part of the inflammatory response. Tnf is involved in clinical problems associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, crohn's disease, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa and refractory asthma, so a tnf inhibitor may be used in their treatment. ...Read more
Why do analgesic drugs have the same effect ad antipyretic agents? Why is it that some drugs produce both effects?
Prostaglandins: A very good & interesting question. Fevers and pain are commonly due to the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. The drugs that can both reduce fevers and lessen pain work by suppressing the body's production of these chemicals. By comparison, opiate pain relievers work via a different mechanism. They do not affect prostaglandins, and so will not reduce a fever. ...Read more
Various: There is a large number of chemotherapy drugs, available by injection and orally. The list would exceed space available here. ...Read more
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Is Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) better used as an augmenting agent than as a base drug? I've heard that from a number of doctors and pharmacists.
What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?
For any chemo:: Know about the potential side effects but do not expect to have them. Keep a log of symptoms without getting obsessed by it. Be honest with yourself and your doc regarding side effects. If a chemo is damaging your quality of life significantly, you need to say it. Your doc can't know if you don't tell. ...Read more
What do you find to be typical progression of drugs in type 2 diabetes (ie, start on metformin, but will need to add another agent after x months, etc?
Many possible: Although metformin is the typical starting medication for most type 2 diabetics, many times it is not adequate alone to control sugars. Additional medications are based on many factors including: how high is your hemoglobin a1c, your weight, your age, other factors like heart, liver, and kidney function, cost factors. A typical next class of drugs would be a dpp-iv inhibitor or glp-1 agonist. ...Read more
Should I be careful with a drug with the following active agents:paracetamol 500mg/pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60mg/triprolodine hydrochloride2.5mg?
Follow doc's instrxn: Taking the med as directed either by doc or on package label should keep u safe. Paracetamol = tylenol (acetaminophen) (so don't take extra tylenol (acetaminophen)); Pseudoephedrine is decongestant (shrinks membranes, reduces congestion; may elevate blood pressure); triprolidine is antihistamine that can cause sedation; so no alcohol when taking this med. ...Read more
A healthy [mostly plant based and whole food] diet, a daily multivitamin, and a daily chelating agent such as alpha lipoic. A good routine for 23 y\o?
Yes and no: A healthy diet is certainly good. Make sure your protein intake is sufficient if you are eating as well as you say, and if there are at least some animal products in your diet, you don't need a multivitamin. Vitamin d intake is likely insufficient, so take a supplement. Ala is not a chelating agent. It can help with diabetes and neuropathy and is found in foods like spinach and broccoli. ...Read more
Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?
Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read more
?? -Pepto: Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and nausea. Commonly known as pink bismuth, it is also sometimes the active ingredient in Kaopectate. ...Read more
Ben Gay: If used as directed on the labeling, no. It can be very toxic if used on or in an area other than where indicated in the product labeling. Follow the directions and you should be fine. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate. Is this a toxic amount if it contains 30 percent of this chemical?
Doubtful: You are using the word toxic as if you are going to have automatic health concerns. Whereas doctors are worried only if you have symptoms or issues of concern. One tube of BenGay is not likely to cause you trouble. But, as asked before, What is your concern? Why do you keep asking us this question without something that is causing you concern? ...Read more
The reason why I asked, I did break out with a rash, and I heard the chemical methyl Salicilate can be harmful even when absorbed in skin.
Thank you: Thank you for clarifying. See. That is how we talk. I am sure this rash will be minor and self limited. Ben Gay is used by thousands of humans every single day. It is designed to be absorbed into the skin. It is not harmful to humans. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate that has 30 percent in it and also 3 other tubes with just menthol. Is this toxic.?
Symptoms: We do not predict illness or toxicity. Do you have any symptoms to report? Is there any physical sign that you have a problem? ...Read more
Lower Thresholds: There are substances that can lower the threshold for having a seizure. Some ssris, antiasthmatics, antibiotics, immunosuppressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, and bupropion have been shown to lower seizure threshold. Significant alcohol use can also lower the threshold, particularly when the alcohol is leaving the body or when combined with the other substances (e.g., bupropion). ...Read more
What foods have antimicrobial agents in them? Can you tell me what foods contain antimicrobial agents?
Organic foods: Many commercially raised foods are sprayed with several chemicals, pesticides, fungicides and others e.g. Apples may have six or seven or more sprays of different agents, so that any one agent is below government safety limits. Rarely are studies of the effect of multiple chemicals and pesticides on the people in general. Best way to try to protect yourself is by using organic foods. ...Read more