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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Viokase (Overview)

Viokase is a gastroenterology drug.


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Why is my dr giving me probenecid for gonorrhea?

Why is my dr giving me probenecid for gonorrhea?

I don't know: It's not a standard part of treatment for gonorrhea in the United States. The preferred treatment is intramuscular ceftriaxone. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Viokase (Overview)

Viokase is a gastroenterology drug.


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What is invirase (saquinavir) for?

What is invirase (saquinavir) for?

Yes: But usually in combination with other drugs, for the treatment of HIV disease. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed naproxen chemist gave me omeprazole are they same?

Dr prescribed naproxen chemist gave me omeprazole are they same?

Not same : Go back to pharmacy. There appears to be a mix up. Omperazole is a Proton Pump Inhibitor to decrease acid is stomach. Ibuprofen is an, NSAID.. anti-inflammatory drug. No similarity here. This is a mistake. ...Read more

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Why doctors give fennamic acid tab to stop bleeding.? Mechanism please.

Why doctors give fennamic acid tab to stop bleeding.? Mechanism please.

Mefenamic acid?: It is a non steroidal aniinfalmatory drug that works against the prostaglandins that are secreted in the uterus and causes it to cramp. It keeps bleeding under control and also pain. It is similar to ibuprofen, Naproxen , Ketoprofen and others in the same class of meds. As it control the prostaglandins bleeding during periods may slow which is why drs give it. ...Read more

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My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

Rx side effects: Yes, this is entirely possible as common side effects from Pancrelipase may include: nausea or vomiting; mild stomach pain or upset; diarrhea or constipation; bloating or gas; greasy stools; rectal irritation;headache, dizziness; cough; or weight loss. Hives may suggest an allergic ige reaction as well.He should follow up with his GI or prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is asendin (amoxapine) prescribed for?

What is asendin (amoxapine) prescribed for?

Tricyclic antidepres: Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressant from the old generation of meds, it is used to treat depression and anxiety ...Read more

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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem.The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more

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Do Ceclor tablets stop oral thrush?

Do Ceclor tablets stop oral thrush?

No: They may actually cause thrush. Thrush is often cause by use of antibiotics which kill off normal oral bacteria and allow the fungus to overgrow. ...Read more

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A vet told me to give my border collie Zyrtec (cetirizine). Healthtap needs vettap. Not sure about giving her Zyrtec (cetirizine)?

A vet told me to give my border collie Zyrtec (cetirizine).  Healthtap needs vettap.  Not sure about giving her Zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Yes: she can have certrizine at 1mg/kg dosage. i cant believe I am giving pet advice....thanks for thinking of Healthtap! ...Read more

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Taking 2x1080mg K-Citra daily, 1x100mg zyloprim, (allopurinol) plus 1x16mg candesartan. Any contra-indications I should be concerned about?

Taking 2x1080mg K-Citra daily, 1x100mg zyloprim, (allopurinol) plus 1x16mg candesartan.  Any contra-indications I should be concerned about?

Careful...: Potassium is not warranted in most cases with candesartan. The latter is an angiotensinogen receptor block and can cause you to retain the excess potassium. Too high a potassium level can be very serious. Review your medications with your physician and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What's videx ec (didanosine)?

What's videx ec (didanosine)?

Videx EC (didanosine): Is time-release capsules for aids.

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What's with the videx ec (didanosine) warning?

What's with the  videx ec (didanosine)  warning?

Videx (didanosine) warning: Black box warning for pancreatitis which could be fatal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

Can you tell me about drug interaction strepsils amlodipine and benelyn?

Not sure: You didn't state which benylin (dextromethorphan) product you were referring to. I plugged Benylin Expectorant into the drug interaction checker along with amlodipine (couldn't find strepsils amlodipine). There were no noted interactions for that combination. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pancrelipase (Definition)

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