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Not evidence based: This is not mainstream medicine and i will be surprised if even my most open-minded colleagues feels that trying this would be wise. The best that can happen is that you can meet a warm, friendly, caring practitioner who may have other ways of helping non-life-threatening disease. ...Read more
Sleep medicine doc: Flumazenil (clonazepam) can help when people have overdosed on benzodiazepines, and it has also been used in excessive daytime sleepiness. You might look for a sleep medicine physician. However, you cannot dictate the medicines the physician will give you. That would be decided after a thorough evaluation of whatever problem you're experiencing. Check with http://www.Aasmnet.Org/ or http://www.Absm.Org/. ...Read more
Erectile Dysfunction: Men w/erectile dysfunction often use some form of Alprostadil if they don't respond to oral pde-5 inhibitors like cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra. Men w/ed who also take nitrates are forbidden from taking pde-5 inhibitors and thus must use Alprostadil or some other therapeutic ed option. Alprostadil can be placed intraurethral or injected intracavernosal. Ask your family doc for options. ...Read more
Can i substitute Propranalol 40mg with derivative Betalol 40mg (Reg.No 120/32)Berlin Pharmaceutical Industry Co Ltd Thailand as10mg Prop is sold here?
Maybe: I would discuss this further with your doctor who is likely more familiar with these formulations. ...Read more
Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more
Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?
I 131: Iodine 131 is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer. Technetium 99 is used to evaluate cardiac vessels and is probably the most commonly used radioisotope in medicine. Strontium 89 and samarium are used in the treatment of cancer related bone pain. There are many more.less commonly used agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary tract.: Tamsulosin, also known under the name flomax, (tamsulosin) is a drug designed to relax smooth muscle cells of the urinary tract. Its approved use is to improve urination in prostate enlargement (bph). It has been shown to improve urinary symptoms, or ipss score. It is also used to help pass kidney stones by relaxing the ureter. It is also used, at times, as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
69yo, parkinson disease underwent madopar125 assessment.Taken 1 tablet, vomit&sweats after 1hr.Concluded-take seasick tablet with madopar as a solution?
Parkinson disease: You need to report this event to your doctor to get advice on how to proceed. ...Read more
Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?
It works for some: Each of the three drugs you listed work by targeting a different mechanism to help battle chemotherapy-induced nausea. It is not uncommon for a patient to require a schedule of all three, depending on the chemo being administered and the individual patient. Ativan can help with anxiety, but it is also an anti-emetic. Reglan (metoclopramide) is also commonly given with Benadryl to help fight nausea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many disorders.: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant and neuropathic pain medication prescribed for partial seizures, management of postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused by the shingles varicella zoster virus), or management of fibromyalgia (a condition where one has muscle and connective tissue pains). As a medication, it hopefully will improve symptoms if one has such conditions. ...Read more
NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is argan laser or slt better for glaucoma treatment. My doctor says that no studies prove that slt is superior. He uses argan.
Able to repeat: Both argon and slt lower pressures about the same amount. That is true. But it seems that slt is "gentler" to the eye and may have the benefit of being repeatable again in a few years with better safety profile than alt. While both are still being used, many doctors are switching to slt for this reason. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. ...Read more
Kilovoltage =low dos: As dr turrisi describes there are many manufacturers of linear accelerators out there and each "skins the cat" so to speak a different way. When it comes to image guidance however i think we know at least a few things... It can increase your confidence in precision and accuracy if immobilization is equally robust. Kilovoltage orthogonal imaging has a very low dose contrib vs mv's & should b safer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer