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Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Tocolytics (Definition)

Tocolytics are medications that stop uterine contractions. The most frequently used are nifedipine, ...Read more


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I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics? Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics?
Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

Depends: If you are having contractions then it is prudent to take tocolytics. If you are contracting and you have placenta previa, you should be in the hospital. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Yes: Tocolytics are drugs that are used to stop preterm labor. Terbutaline when used long-term can cause increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the mother. Magnesium can cause some muscle weakening in both mother and baby but may have a protective effect on the baby's brain. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause decreased amniotic fluid and premature changes in the blood flow through the baby's lungs. ...Read more

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Name the etiologic agents of syphillis?

Name the etiologic agents of syphillis?

Trerponema pallidum: Treponema pallidum is the only cause of syphillis. ...Read more

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Why were erythropoiesis-stimulating agents banned?

From sports: Because using them is cheating. Many are useful in clinical medicine. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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What are anti-diabetic agents?

What are anti-diabetic agents?

Anti-diabetic: There are no "anti-diabetic" agents. There are drugs that treat diabetes and the type of drug and dosing varies widely form patient to patient. You can find out a lot about diabetes if you go online and look at the material that is easiest to read and understand. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

Anti-thormbotic meds: Ever hear of wikipedia? Give it a try. Warfarin for one. Great medical history story read about it. ...Read more

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Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Augmentation: When prescribed for restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, opioids rarely cause daytime augmentation. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

Classess below: The common drugs you will encounter include 1) Beta Blockers 2) Calcium Channel Blockers 3) Diuretics 4) Nitrates 5) ACE inhibitors 6) Aldosterone Receptor Blockers These are usually used in different combinations to achieve best control possible ...Read more

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When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

Used many places: A good place to go to get background information is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange It's a combination of 2 herbicides, and one of them is currently being considered for use on commercial agriculture (2-4D). It was developed in the 1940s and used widely in the 1960s-1970s. There are many adverse health effects. ...Read more

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What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

Penicillinase: This enzyme provides one mechanism of resistance to penicillin derivatives by bacteria. Any antibiotic not in the class of the early penicillins may be susceptible. In the penicillin groups oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin and their cogeners are all effective against penicillinase producing strains of bacteria. ...Read more

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Were older generations of Germans exposed to Agent Orange?

No: World War II was from 1 September 1939 until 2 September 1945. My understanding is that Agent Orange was first used in 1946. So, I would think that German soldier were not impacted by Agent Orange. There is an excellent review on Agent Orange at: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/agent_orange.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of diseases comes from agent orange?

Can you tell me what kind of diseases comes from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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I just want to know side affects injecting the cutting agent msm?

I just want to know side affects injecting the cutting agent msm?

DEATH: Toxic reaction, air embolism, septic reaction, -this is an ORAL supplement and not meant for injection: www.webmd.com/...supplements/ingredientmono-522-msm%20 ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Can you tell me how cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Mutate genes: A few of them caused greatly increased cell turnover instead which is the fertile soil in which mutations caused by other agents can be expressed. Remembering that all true cancers are mutagens is a good way to tell which "things that cause cancer" in media / pop reports are probably true (radiation, smoking, mutagenic chemicals) and which ones are bogus / statistical flukes / scare talk. ...Read more