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What are some similarities and differences between tamoxefen and femara (letrozole)?

What are some similarities and differences between tamoxefen and femara (letrozole)?

Requires long answer: The answer is too long to fit into 400 characters but there is a nice summary at http://www.Health.Com/health/condition-article/0, 20188924, 00.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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What are the similarities and differences between tamoxifen and femara (letrozole)?

What are the similarities and differences between tamoxifen and femara (letrozole)?

Different action: Tamoxifen blocks the estrogen receptor, while Femara (letrozole) blocks the formation of estrogen. Estrogen levels are not lowered by tamoxifen, but they are lowered by femara (letrozole). Both cause hot flashes, bone loss, depression, memory problems and decreased libido. Tamoxifen increases blood clot and uterine cancer risk and causes vaginal discharge, while Femara (letrozole) causes more joint pain and vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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What are the differences between methamphetamine and bupropion?

What are the differences between methamphetamine and bupropion?

Different: one is a stimulant the other is an antidepressant, both are used to treat Attention deficit disorder. ...Read more

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What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle. ...Read more

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What are the differences between anti-depressants and anti-adhd medications?

What are the differences between anti-depressants and anti-adhd medications?

Worlds apart: Most antidepressants increase serotonin. Most adhd meds increase Dopamine & norepinephrine. Some antidepressants help adhd like atomoxetine. Some antidepressants work on norepinephrine or Dopamine as "dual action" meds. Some adhd meds worsen depression. ...Read more

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What are the differences between fluoxetine and citalopram?

What are the differences between fluoxetine and citalopram?

They are similar: Fluoxetine and citalopram are both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors so they are in the same class of medicines. Fluoxetine is the oldest medicine in the class and has a long chemical half-life. Citalopram is much newer, has a shorter half-life and fewer side effects. They are both used to treat depression, anxiety and some other illnesses. ...Read more

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What are the differences between phentermine and alli?

What are the differences between phentermine and alli?

Work differently.: Alli helps to prevent fat absorption. Phentermine is an amphetamine. Alli is OTC, Phentermine is by prescription. ...Read more

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What are the differences between Parkinson's and ms?

What are the differences between Parkinson's and ms?

VERY DIFFERENT: Parkinson's is disease of misfolded protein usually occurring in older males, associated with tremor, stiffness, loss of balance, etc. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune mediated disorder of people in their 20's and 30's, occas in childhood, and typically a pattern of relapses and remissions, with a variety of neurological symptoms. Meds for the 2 conditions are very different. See mayo clinic. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tetracyclic and tetracycline?

What are the differences between tetracyclic and tetracycline?

Tetra- vs Try- cycli: Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Tricyclic is an antidepressant. Type. It also has properties to decrease abdominal cramping (antispasmodic). ...Read more

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Whats the difference between diphenhydramine and dimenhydrinate? I know they are similar.

Whats the difference between diphenhydramine and dimenhydrinate? I know they are similar.

Diphenhydramine: Diphenhydramine is an antiallergy drug best known as benadryl (diphenhydramine). Dimenhydrinate is an over-the-counter drug used to prevent nausea and motion sickness. Dimenhydrinate is a combination of two drugs: Diphenhydramine and 8-chlorotheophylline, a chlorinated derivative of theophylline. ...Read more

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What are the differences between mushrooms and lsd?

Different chemicals: they're different chemically - so they do different thinngs pn a molecular level. How you, personally, react wouold be hard to guess. Some people report good outcomes - some report psychosis - some inbetween. I don't know how to anticipate the result in you personally. ...Read more

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What are the differences between grehlin and leptin?

The yin/yang of diet: Gherlin, a peptide secreted by the fundus of the stomach, increases before meals and falls after meals; whereas leptin, produced by adipose cells, interacts with the cns, specifically neuropeptide y in the arcuate nucleus wherein it induces satiety, or a sense of fullness. Currently, intense research exists to temper obesity via a pill and diet, rather than, say, gastric bypass. ...Read more

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What are the differences between fibromyalgia and ms?

What are the differences between fibromyalgia and ms?

MS v FM: MS is an illness in which there are lesions in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Fibromylagia (FM) is a condition in which there is muscle and bone area pain, fatigue, and issues with sleep, mood and memory. There are no lesions in the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerves in FM. The causes of each are not known. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cocaine and methylphenidate?

What are the differences between cocaine and methylphenidate?

Very little: Cocaine and methylphenidate are very much alike. They both go to the same receptor site in the brain and can cause the same symptoms when taken the same way. They are so much alike that they are used interchangeably in medical research. ...Read more

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What is the difference between asacol (mesalamine) and lialda. Do some people have different side effects to one vs the other/?

What is the difference between asacol (mesalamine) and lialda. Do some people have different side effects to one vs the other/?

See below: Both meselamine (5-amino-salicylic acid).Lialda is long-acting and is taken 2Xdaily.Asacol (mesalamine) is not long acting and is taken 3 Xs daily.Asacol (mesalamine) is no longer available in the U.S.but can be obtained in the rest of the world and it is MUCH cheaper than Lialda.You can fax your prescription to a Canadian pharmacy for asacol(different trade name but same thing) if u have to pay Lialda out of pocket.Best ...Read more

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What are the differences between vicodin and percocet?

What are the differences between vicodin and percocet?

Vicodin v percocet: They are different molecules. Generally speaking oxycodone seems to be a more potent opioid than hydrocodone and therefore stronger. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tricyclic antidepressants and snris?

What are the differences between tricyclic antidepressants and snris?

Neurotransmitters: Tricyclic antidepressants are probably the most effective antidepressants we have. They affect a number of neurotransmitters and multiple circuits in the brain, alleviating depression, anxiety, migraines, and various pain syndromes. The down side to them is side effects and potential for stopping the heart in overdose. The serotonin-norepinephrine antidepressants are much safer. ...Read more

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What are the differences between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

What are the differences between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

Both Are Analgesics: Ibuprofen is a NSAID and can help reduce inflammation if taken at the correct dosage. Acetaminophen is an analgesic and does not offer any anti-inflammatory benefits. Both can help reduce a fever and reduce pain. ...Read more

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