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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Valcyte (Overview)

Valcyte is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are effects of valcyte (valganciclovir)?

What are effects of valcyte (valganciclovir)?

Depends on symptoms: This is used to treat cytomegalovirus retinitis which is an eye infection that can cause blindness. If has a host of side effects some of which can probably be construed as being hyper. Only take this drug under the care of a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
10 doctors shared insights

Valcyte (Overview)

Valcyte is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are effects of valcyte (valganciclovir)?

Depends on symptoms: This is used to treat cytomegalovirus retinitis which is an eye infection that can cause blindness. If has a host of side effects some of which can probably be construed as being hyper. Only take this drug under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Mylotarg-cytarabine: Open these links: http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/mylotarg.Html http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/cytarabine.Html.

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What are the effects of valcyte (valganciclovir)?

What are the  effects of valcyte (valganciclovir)?

Valcyte-: Valcyte (valganciclovir) antiviral agent- use to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patient with aids, prevention of CMV disease in high-risk patient (donor CMV positive/recipient CMV negative undergoing kidney / heart transplantation. ...Read more

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What is the HBV viral count needed for taking baraclude (entecavir)?

What is the HBV viral count needed for taking baraclude (entecavir)?

Depends: Your doctor probably checked a HBV viral count to see if you have active hepatitis B and depending on that level and other labs, you might need treatment with baraclude, (entecavir) while in certain situations you might not. See a liver doctor for discussion. ...Read more

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Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Can HIV meds-combivir and sustiva (efavirenz) affect ones blood sugar levels? Viral load undet., t-cell 800+. Thanks.

Sustiva (efavirenz) side effects: Possibly. The longer you are on sustiva (efavirenz) (especially) your sugars and lipids may be affected. But, given your age, diet and or the lack of exercise is the main reason for blood sugar troubles. ...Read more

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Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) work on flu/viruses?

Does Valtrex (valacyclovir) work on flu/viruses?

Not flu: Valacyclovir (valtrex) only works on certain herpes viruses (mainly herpes simplex and varicella zoster). It has no activity against influenza (flu) virus or other respiratory viruses. ...Read more

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How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does taking gravol increase platelet count on CBC blood test?

Does taking gravol increase platelet count on CBC blood test?

Lowers platelets : Checked into this from different sources and found that it lowers platelets and depresses bone marrow thereby decreasing all components of the blood including white cell counts. Advil (ibuprofen) also does the same, if u r taking it. Adverse reactions usually occurs only if u take these medications for long or too frequently. One or two doses to prevent motion sickness should be safe. ...Read more

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Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Multiple..: 1) depression 2) allergic reaction 3) injection site necrosis http://www.Rxlist.Com/betaseron-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm. ...Read more

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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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Zithromax/shot rocephin-sinus infect/sore throat 3 days before blood checkup- RBC 4.15, WBC 2.5 hct 37.9, & mono%14.3 platelet 177 leukemia? Worried!

Zithromax/shot rocephin-sinus infect/sore throat 3 days before blood checkup- RBC 4.15, WBC 2.5 hct 37.9, & mono%14.3 platelet 177 leukemia? Worried!

Relax....: Based on your note above, there is no indication to be concerned about a blood cancer. Monocytes are doing their job- likely trying to fight off your infection. Just follow up with your doctor as you recover in a couple weeks and ensure any abnormalities resolve. ...Read more

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Does taking durea (hydroxyurea) reduces platelets count?

Does taking durea
 (hydroxyurea) reduces platelets count?

It can: Reduction in white blood cell count usually occurs before platelet count decreases. See this site for more info on side effects. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/hydroxyurea-oral-route/side-effects/DRG-20068109 ...Read more

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Can SIBO affect blood cell counts? RBC and/or WBC?

Can SIBO affect blood cell counts? RBC and/or WBC?

Be careful: "Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth" is usually a "pop", non-evidence-based diagnosis made by "independent medical thinkers." It's blamed for everything from rosacea to fibromyalgia, and you'll be offered a host of remedies but will never be "cured". If you haven't had a jejunal aspirate with a large number of bacteria to establish it, consider it unproven and seek evidence-based diagnosis/Rx. ...Read more

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Plasma cell Myeloma Myelogram test shows- Plasma cell=24% No haemoparasites seen Leucopoisesis-More active with Plasmacytosis?

Plasma cell Myeloma
Myelogram test shows- Plasma cell=24%
No haemoparasites seen
Leucopoisesis-More active with Plasmacytosis?

Need more info: From what you stated, you have a serious disorder of the bone marrow and should consult a hematologist. The subject cannot be adequately addressed in this forum. ...Read more

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Does systemic yeast infection raise WBC counts?

Does systemic yeast infection raise WBC counts?

Yes it does: Specifically this occurs in patients receiving IV nutrition, patients who have a perforated bowel and are receiving several antibioticcs, and neutropenic patients with low counts. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Valganciclovir (Definition)

Valgancyclovir is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more