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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sargramostim (Overview)

Sargramostim is a blood and coagulation agent.


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What is an iron dextran injection usp. 250 mg./5ml?

What is an iron dextran injection usp. 250 mg./5ml?

IV iron: Iron dextran is an intravenous iron formulation. The numbers 250 mg/5 ml refer to the concentration. After the doctor calculates your "iron deficit" (usually around 1500-2000 mg depending on how anemic you are), he/she would then give you around 20-40 ml of iron dextran. Iron dextran can cause allergic reactions. Newer formulations such as ferric gluconate are less likely to do so. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sargramostim (Overview)

Sargramostim is a blood and coagulation agent.


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Are there any side effects of leukine (sargramostim)?

Are there any side effects of leukine (sargramostim)?

Too many 2 count: Very common side effects: abdominal pain, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, malaise, rash, tingling/numbness, chest pain, and leg/hands edema, fever, and wt loss. There are many more possible side effects and could be more serious but less frequent. This med is only used when absolutely needed such as following bone marrow transplant or chemo etc...Please ask your doc about treatment u get. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Tramadol?

What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? 

What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Tramadol?

50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?: Meperidine (Demerol) 50 mg was superior to tramadol 50 mg for acute pain relief in patients with suspected renal colic when given intravenously. Because many patients in both groups received supplemental meperidine and the response to tramadol alone cannot be predicted, clinicians may want to choose higher doses of meperidine alone or other alternative combinations. ...Read more

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Benztropine mesylate uses?

Benztropine mesylate uses?

There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also a second-line drug for the treatment of parkinson's disease. It improves tremor but not rigidity and bradykinesia. It is also sometimes used for dystonia, a rare disorder that causes abnormal muscle contraction. ...Read more

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Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller+orphenadine)?

Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller+orphenadine)?

Anarex vs Baclofen: Orphenadrine is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. Baclofen is a GABA agonist that is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and antispastic medication. Based on reports from the FDA and social media Baclofen is more effective, but has more side effects. ...Read more

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Potrate mb6 syrup is used?What is the side effect potrate mb6?

Potrate mb6 syrup is used?What is the side effect potrate mb6?

Potrate MB6: This is used to make your urine less acidic -- which helps reduce the likelihood of certain types of kidney stones (uric acid ones, for instance). Side effects can be nausea, stomach upset, skin rash, etc. ...Read more

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What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

Medicine for Cancer/: It is a medicine used for treatment of metastatic Breast Cancer. it blocks the hormones and is often used to control breast Cancer. ...Read more

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Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Possibly: If Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) is not combined with 2 other drugs that also have activity against that person's hiv, resistance quickly develops and it stops working. So a new regimen needs to be carefully constructed using information on prior medications and HIV genotypes. It is an injection twice a day so people need to decide if this is right for them. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) can be an important part of a new suppressive regimen. ...Read more

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Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

It's all about dose: Hydromorphone 8mg oral is equivalent to approximately 24mg oxycodone oral. Both can be equally effective in an appropriate dose and schedule. ...Read more

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What is gabapentin 600 mg?

What is gabapentin 600 mg?

Anti-epileptic: Gabapentin or Neurontin (gabapentin) is a commonly used anti-epileptic medications. It is also used for chronic pain, headaches, and neuropathies. ...Read more

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

No: Metformin is not known to be toxic to the kidneys. The concern may be when a patient has naturally kidney function and they take metformin. That person may then be at (rare, but still documented) risk of a condition called lactic acidosis - a potentially dangerous, body-wide build-up of lactic acid that interferes with the delivery with oxygen. ...Read more

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Is glutathione injection safe?

Is glutathione injection safe?

Not great evidence: The question is, what are you getting the injection for? There are parkinson disease "doctors" who promote this scam as a treatment for parkinson disease when a recent trial did not show benefit. It is very expensive and of dubious benefit. There are a lot of sites that promote glutathione injections for other reasons...You'll notice that none of the sites are medical, and all are expensive. ...Read more

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Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Is the drug megestrol acet safe?

Depends: Thsi drug sis used for a number of conditionc including cachexia ( appetite) or breast cancer . It is usually benign but can have some side effects. ...Read more

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Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?

Orphenadrine citrate 100mg (norflex) versus orphenadrine comp tablet san (norgesic), which is better?

Norflex (orphenadrine) vs norgesic: There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) vs allegra (fexofenadine) d: what is the difference?

Allegra (fexofenadine) vs allegra (fexofenadine) d: what is the difference?

Allegra (fexofenadine) vs Allegra (fexofenadine) D: Hello, Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine that helps with an allergic disorder. Allegra (fexofenadine) d is the same medication with an added decongestant. This medication will help you resolve your congestion. ...Read more

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Which one is stronger: hydromorphone HCl 8mg or oxycodone HCl 30mg?

Which one is stronger: hydromorphone HCl 8mg or oxycodone HCl 30mg?

Neither: those are close to what most tables would consider equipotency, where hydromorphone is about 3 times more potent than oxycodone. However, there is a huge amount of individual variation in what the equivalent potencies are in different people, as well as in the potential side effects of the different opioids. You should be asking your physician or pharmacist these questions. ...Read more

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Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller + orphenadine)?

Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller + orphenadine)?

Baclofen VS Anarex: There is no such thing as "safer" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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