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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

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Valganciclovir (Definition)

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


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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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Where can I get valcyte (valganciclovir)?

Where can I get valcyte (valganciclovir)?

Valcyte (valganciclovir): Valganciclovir (Valcyte) can be purchased at a pharmacy using a prescription from a medical provider. ...Read more

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Can you get hyper on valcyte (valganciclovir)?

Can you get hyper on 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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My daughter has CMV and takes valcyte, (valganciclovir) her blood count is currently 495. Why is that? Is she going to get sick?

My daughter has CMV and takes valcyte, (valganciclovir) her blood count is currently 495. Why is that? Is she going to get sick?

Cmv: Valgancyclovir is only indicted for treatment of CMV infection in HIV disease patients or in those who have had an organ transplant or are immunosuppressed for some other reason. Have no idea what blood count you are referring to and this question is best addressed to your daughter's doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am off valcyte (valganciclovir) and am experiencing side effects of halos peripheral flashes. Have applied for patient assist program from genentech will effects clear?

Valgancyclovir: If the symptoms you are having are actually due to valgancyclovir they should clear in a relatively short time, but some people may be left with problems. Try calling hoffman laroche : 1-800-433-6676. ...Read more

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My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte (valganciclovir) n now blood count 495

My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte (valganciclovir) n now blood count 495

Hard to be sure: When mom has her first ever CMV infection in pregnancy, the outcome is very time sensitive. The earlier in pregnancy the more likely to have serious impact. Later in pregnancy it has less effect and worries focus on hearing damage. Your numbers under treatment looks good & you are doing all you can. I would enroll in an early childhood intervention plan and monitor hearing every few months. ...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 isn't 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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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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