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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more

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Chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. Contrast. mystery

Chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. Contrast. mystery

Neuroendocrine: Chromogrannin A is a marker of a wide range of neuroendocrine tumors, including pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, others. There are false positives related to diet and meds, although 3000 seems very high (although you don't state the normal range). Your symptoms (?flushing; ?hypertensive spells) would help guide the workup. You need to see a doc who is expert in this. ...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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Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Impaired elimination: All drugs that are taken are eventually metabolized and eliminated from the body. Although liver enzymes perform the bulk of metabolizing of these agents, elimination of the drug and their metabolites relies, to varying degrees, on the kidney. If the kidneys are failing, elimination is impaired, and a toxic buildup of the drug and/or its metabolites is possible. ...Read more

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Kefzol (cefazolin) 500 mg/5 ml. Why you would administer ?

Kefzol (cefazolin) 500 mg/5 ml. Why you would administer ?

Cefazolin: This first generation cephalosporin antibiotic can be used for numerous bacterial infections, but many organisms have developed resistance. It is also a standard of use as a prophylactic antibiotic during surgery. ...Read more

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I'm taking the drug januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes is this a safe drug to take?

I'm taking the drug januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes is this a safe drug to take?

Very safe: Januvia (sitagliptin) has very few side effects. Unlike some other diabetes drugs (glipizide, Insulin etc) it does not cause hypoglycemia attacks, nor increase appetite and weight. There have been rare reports of pancreatitis but these have not been confirmed in clinical trials, and may be simply due to the fact that patients with diabetes are more likely to get pancreatitis irrespective of treatment. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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Is sitagliptin phosphate &metformin Hcl 50/500 safe to take for type2 DM?

Is sitagliptin phosphate &metformin Hcl 50/500 safe to take for type2 DM?

Depends: Hi. Yes, for most patients, Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is safe and effective. As with all drugs, carful consideration needs to be given to the individual patient. If you have chronic kidney disease beyond a certain level, metformin can be unsafe. Sitagliptin is being looked at for a link to heart failure (being LOOKED AT...Not an established risk!). So as always, talk with your doctor. Good luck in achieving control ...Read more

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Which is better for gastroparesis amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess?

Which is better for gastroparesis amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess?

Gastroparesis: Have you already been diagnosed with gastroparesis? Documentation of delayed emptying of gastric contents is required before treatment. All patients with symptoms of gastroparesis which include nausea, vomiting, early satiety &fullness/bloating need to be screened for diabetes mellitus,hypothyroidism, neurological disease, autoimmune disease, past surgery. Please see your MD for a full exam. ...Read more

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Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Neither --: They are both as good or as bad -- they are acting locally in the bowel to bind the fat and cholesterol and theoretically reduce the absorption of fat and thus reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. ...Read more

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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) a safe drug for your stomach?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) a safe drug for your stomach?

Possibly: Reglan (metoclopramide) has been used for nausea as well as to increase GI motility - it is effective, but has some potentially dangerous side effects. Most physicians seldom use it long term. ...Read more

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How can sandostatin (octreotide) react with hypertensive medications?

No issues here: I do not believe there is any interaction between the tow.You should be able to take both safely. ...Read more

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Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug ?

Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug ?

No: There does not appear to be any reason for people with sulfa or sulfite allergies to avoid medications that contain a sulfate salt such as barium sulfate. Here is the web page: http://allergies.About.Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfahub.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza (saxagliptin)? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.

Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza (saxagliptin)? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.

No: Unfortunately not. The best way to reduce the cost of medicines for type 2 diabetes is to work on your diet and lose weight so you can be weaned off of some of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about diabetes education classes or seeing a nutritionist. Also, make sure you are exercising, it helps your body's tissues use the glucose in your blood and helps control your blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Bernard King
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Octreotide (Definition)

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