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Thioplex (Overview)

Thioplex is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Are anturane (sulfinpyrazone) and probenecid (benimid) the same?

Are anturane (sulfinpyrazone) and probenecid (benimid) the same?

Gout: No, but both are used to lower uric acid levels to prevent gouty attacks. ...Read more

Thioplex (Overview)

Thioplex is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Why is intravenous hydrocortisone administered as hydrocortisone sodium succinate?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Why is intravenous hydrocortisone administered as hydrocortisone sodium succinate?

Solubility: In order to make certain substances soluble, an appropriate "salt" or attachment must be made. Succinate is often used because of this property. ...Read more

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Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects of kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) powder for kidney patient?

Side effects: Common reactions are nausea and gastric irritation. In serious cases, you could have severely low potassium levels, intestinal obstruction/necrosis, and perforation of the bowel wall. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is sodium sufacetamide a neurotoxin?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is sodium sufacetamide a neurotoxin?

Sulfacetamide: May cause skin irritation, but not Neurotoxicity ...Read more

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Has anyone used peginterferon alpha 2B and temezolomide for melanoma?

Has anyone used peginterferon alpha 2B and temezolomide for melanoma?

Alone or in combo?: Both of these drugs have been used separately to treat metastatic or high risk melanoma. However, the combination of these two drugs must be considered experimental, without even knowledge of safe doses let alone efficacy. ...Read more

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Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Is betadine skin cleanser (povidone iodine 7.5%) safe as a facial wash?

Not a good idea...: Betadine is a skin disinfectant used prior to surgery. It is likely too harsh to use everyday and some people even become allergic to it. I would not recommend you use it as a routine facial wash. ...Read more

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Is kenacort (triamcinolone) injection used in vitiligo disease?

Is kenacort (triamcinolone) injection used in vitiligo disease?

Dilute kenalog (triamcinolone): A dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) 2.5 mg per cent can be used on the edge of vitiliigo to attempt to repigment that area alone or in combination with narrow band uvb or excimer laser. ...Read more

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

Yes: Used in breast cancer, lymphomas, sometimes myeloma, occasionally ovarian cancer. Probably one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used. ...Read more

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Is azathioprine safe?

Is azathioprine safe?

Yes but: It is a potent medication with potential side effects and long term risks that should be discussed with your doctor. That being said, it is given for serious disease which, if untreated, have their own complications and issues. As is everything in medicine, it is a risk-benefit ratio to decide on using a particular medication or not. ...Read more

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What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

Numerous: According to the package insert, the following are possible side effects of Taxol (paclitaxel) to the skin: 1) yellowing or darkening of the skin 2) severe redness or swelling, severe irritation, a hard lump, or skin changes where the injection was given 3) easy bruising or red pinpoint spots under your skin 4) pale skin 5) temporary hair loss 6) numbness, tingling, or burning 7) nail changes. ...Read more

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Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

Is anturane (sulfinpyrazone) the same as probenecid?

No: Anti gout medicine, not same as probencid. This is a uricosuric agent as well. ...Read more

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Thiopental (Definition)

thiopeta is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more