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Vinblastine: "Vinblastine sulfate is contraindicated in patients who have significant granulocytopenia unless this is a result of the disease being treated. It should not be used in the presence of bacterial infections. Such infections must be brought under control prior to the initiation of therapy with vinblastine sulfate." See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=f073b58e-56d6-4c8d-a ...Read more
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Vinblastine: It may cause nausea, vomiting, supression to blood counts - anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, infection, diarrhea, numbness, tingling, bleeding etc. Please discuss in detail with your oncologist. To read more-open this link : http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682848.Html. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: This is a rare problem. There a only a few reported cases, and it is hard to offer a good answer for treatment. It can have a reversible component in some cases. There are some old cases where it was injected into the spinal fluid and fatal. ...Read more
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This should be addressed by your doctor. I need to know more about the circumstances which lead to this problem. It is not a condition which happens easily unless there was an accidental overdose of medication (vincristine, more often than vinblastine).
Is the affected person functional or non functional due to encephalopathy? Tell me some more. ...Read more
Doctor recommended methotrexate and vinblastine. I am just wondering if anybodytook them and how was the side effect?
Depends on dose: These drugs are given together to treat desmoid tumors, usually at low dose. The side effects include anemia, low white blood count, nausea and vomiting. Most people have only mild side effects with the low dose treatment for desmoids. Nausea and vomiting can be prevented with medication if that becomes a problem. ...Read more
Perhaps: Neither Prednisone nor vinblastine are directly linked to learning disorders. However, Prednisone can cause irritability, mood swings, sleep problems & vincristine can cause fatigue and depression which all can interfere with learning. Please discuss your concerns with your oncologist. She may be able to switch you to drugs you tolerate better. It may be possible to better support your learning. ...Read more
I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids. Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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