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Please point me to where i can buy sutent (sunitinib) in a pharmacy without a prescription?

Please point me to where i can buy sutent (sunitinib) in a pharmacy without a prescription?

Can't: In the U.S. you cannot. It is required by federal law to have a prescription. Trying to get it, including from overseas into the U.S., without a prescription would put you at risk of getting in trouble with the DEA. Any pharmacy that tries to get you this med without a prescription may get prosecuted by the U.S Justice Dept if caught. ...Read more

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Dad got kidney IV spread all over in oct 12 his on palliative care and sunitinib can anyone give me a rough idea how long he has left with us x?

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Depends: If he doesn't respond to sunitinib then if he wishes for more therapy he should move on to the next line therapy. Axitinib- is something he should consider- as it is more tolerable than sunitinib.Other option also include- temsirolimus iv, affinitor, bev/ifn. The overall survival with sunitinib in the study is about 26 months- could be longer with the use of next line tx. Discuss with md. ...Read more

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How long can someone take sutent (sunitinib) for stage.4 renal cancer?

How long can someone take sutent (sunitinib) for stage.4 renal cancer?

Depends: Sutent (sunitinib) can be continued for as long as it is working and causing tolerable side effects. Dose adjustments allow patients to continue the drug safely as long as there is control of the cancer. ...Read more

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Dad diagnosed with stage IV kidney metastasis in oct 12, sutent (sunitinib) not working, now on everolimus what r the stats for this chemo and outcome dad very ill?

Dad diagnosed with stage IV kidney metastasis in oct 12, sutent (sunitinib) not working, now on everolimus  what r the stats for this chemo and outcome dad very ill?

See below: Everolimus works in about 20-30% of the pateints. You will know within 4-6 weeks if it is doing anything useful. Otherwise request change of treatment to one of the other good drugs...There are 4-5 other drugs that are useful for kidney cancer. ...Read more

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Translocational rcc, Has undergone extensive chemo but latest test show cancer spread to liver and sternum. going to start with Sunitinib. Prognosis?

Translocational rcc, Has undergone extensive chemo but latest test show cancer spread to liver and sternum. going to start with Sunitinib.  Prognosis?

It is a good drug: Sunitinib is a good drug which is very powerful. So you should start it soon and hope that it works(it works in less than half of the patients(40-50%). Another new treatment approved recently is immunotherapy with Nivolumab(Opdivo). This is a powerful drug to keep in mind and use it either before Sunitinib or as next therapy in case Sunitinib failed to benefit you. ...Read more

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Dad got kidney IV spread to lungs liver bones in octv12?Had spine op but liver not responding to sunitinib his still in pain and in bed all time help

Dad got kidney IV spread to lungs liver bones in octv12?Had spine op but liver not responding to sunitinib his still in pain and in bed all time help

D/w oncology team: If he doesn't respond to sunitinib then if he wishes for more therapy he should move on to the next line therapy. Axitinib- is something he should consider- as it is more tolerable than sunitinib.Other option also include- temsirolimus iv, affinitor, bev/ifn or palliative care. He also need a good pain control obviously. If elligible, a trial using stereotactic radiation and il-2 is available. ...Read more

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My dad takes sutent (sunitinib) for stage 4 kidney cancer & also has congestive heart failure. What meds can he take for it?

My dad takes sutent (sunitinib) for stage 4 kidney cancer & also has congestive heart failure. What meds can he take for it?

See your doctor: Congestive heart failure is usually treated with diuretics and other medications tailored to your situation. The advice of your internist oncologist, or cardiologist with respect to treatment would be best in this situation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father takes sutent (sunitinib) for stage 4 kidney cancer & also has congestive heart failure.any meds he can take for it?

What do you suggest if my father takes sutent (sunitinib) for stage 4 kidney cancer & also has congestive heart failure.any meds he can take for it?

Be careful: Advanced cancer of the kidney is hard to deal with. There is little to do although the sutent (sunitinib) is sometimes helpful. It will not cure it but can slow it down. You however need to talk to the doctor who prescribed as this can exacerbate the heart failure. The pt may want to continue the drug despite the CHF. This has to be decided by pt and physician weighing the benefits. Diuretics and b blockers ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis.What medication shoud i take?

I have rhititis.What medication shoud i take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

What is medication for BP in adult of 65years?

Blood pressure : Lots of medicines for blood pressure see your doctor to be treated. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should i feel a particular way on add medication?

Should i feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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Am i taking too much medication? What should I do?

Am i taking too much medication? What should I do?

Not enough info.: Recommend you go over your medication regimen (to include supplements, vitamins, herbs, prescription medications, over the counter medications, caffeine and alcohol use) with your physician. ...Read more

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