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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tonocard (Overview)

Tonocard is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What is tonocard?

What is tonocard?

Tonocard: It is an antiarrhythmic medication to control abnormal heart rhythms. Not used much as a single agent. Usually used with another agent to control ventricular arrhythmias or abnormal heart rhythms from the lower chamber of the heart. I am surprised that your doctor could get this agent as it has been discontinued in the us. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
2 doctors shared insights

Tonocard (Overview)

Tonocard is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What is tonocard?

Tonocard: It is an antiarrhythmic medication to control abnormal heart rhythms. Not used much as a single agent. Usually used with another agent to control ventricular arrhythmias or abnormal heart rhythms from the lower chamber of the heart. I am surprised that your doctor could get this agent as it has been discontinued in the us. ...Read more

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What is timoptic (timolol)?

What is timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Is an eye medication used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide 10/25)--whats the use?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide 10/25)--whats the use?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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What exactly is dinitro chloro benzene used for?

What exactly is dinitro chloro benzene used for?

DNCB: It is a benzene derivative which causes hypersensitivity reaction leading to contact dermatitis. It is used to assess immunocompromised patients & also to treat warts. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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Is nocardia contagious?

Is nocardia contagious?

Not very: It's either an opportunist in immunocompromised people (if deep) or a cause of difficult ulcers, often on the feet (on the surface). It doesn't present a hazard to those around the patient. Surface ulcers should be kept clean and hygienic. ...Read more

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Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

Is the primatene mist asthma inhaler banned?

Removed from market: There are currently no over the counter asthma inhalers in the us. The manufacturers of primatine are petitioning the fda to keep it available. No actions as of yet. Available prescription rescue inhalers more specific with fewer side effects. Recently a new otc inhaler has been released. It is called asthmanefrin. I recommend you speak with your physician before starting any medications. ...Read more

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What is the precautions of timoptic (timolol)?

What is the precautions of timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Allergies, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, muscular disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency, prior to surgery, blurred vision, pregnancy & breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

Arrhythmias: They are used for abnormal rhythms of the heart, usually for atrial fibrillation, but also used for ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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What are the uses and?Side effects of oct (optical coherence tomography) test of eye?

What are the uses and?Side effects of oct (optical coherence tomography) test of eye?

Versatile: The oct is a magnificent piece of equipment that is capable of many uses. It can be used in glaucoma to measure the size of the angle and to measure the thickness of the layer of tissue around the optic nerve. It is also useful in many different types of retinal disease. There are no side effects to the test itself, in some instances, your eye may have to be dilated to take it. ...Read more

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Which is preffered for glaucoma testing--puff-air or applanation tonometry?

Which is preffered for glaucoma testing--puff-air or applanation tonometry?

The latter: Goldmann applanation tonometry is the gold standard. Non-contact tonometry (nct) is often used when contact methods are not indicated and is inherently less accurate due lid interference, poor alignment of the eye or dryness. ...Read more

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What is the usual antifungal agent used against aspergillus niger?

What is the usual antifungal agent used against aspergillus niger?

Several choices: Three classes of antifungal agents are available for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis: polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins. Historically, Amphotericin B was the major antifungal drug used in patients. Currently, the drug of choice for invasive aspergillosis is voriconazole, which can be replaced with lipid formulations of Amphotericin B in intolerant patients. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: spiriva handihaler (tiotropium bromide)?

Please describe the medication: spiriva handihaler (tiotropium bromide)?

An inhaled COPD med: That is an anti-cholinergic drug used once daily in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]

Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]

N95 mask: I don't know the answer. But an important advise, make sure the n95 mask is fit for you size. There a method to get measured, otherwise you may not be protected. ...Read more

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