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Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?

Etomidate (tradenames , mode of action, phamacokinetics, pharmacological action, uses, side effects.), can you tell me this info?

Briefly: Etomidate=Amidate, hypnotic agent used in general anesthesia and brief sedation. It works by altering specific brain receptors (GABA). We use it when we need to have stable or increased heart rate and blood pressure at the beginning of anesthesia (a time when those things can drop quite a bit with other drugs). So, we use for people with certain heart disease, blood loss, trauma, critically ill ...Read more

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Tapering advice for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? prescription for imm.Rel. 20mg 3× day for 1+yr. Current docs not answering ?'s giving feedback or explaining withdrawal effects.

Keep in mind that...: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) contains amphetamine that acts like other stimulant drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, so abrupt cessation can result in extreme fatigue, insomnia, irritability, weight gain, mental depression, urination problems. You would be best served to be under the care of a physician knowledgeable in the treatment of substance abuse to direct a slow taper, maybe 10 mg a week. ...Read more

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Prescription written for 250mg Chloroquine, med given from pharmacy, ChlorproPAMIDE 250mg. Are these the same?

Prescription written for 250mg Chloroquine, med given from pharmacy, ChlorproPAMIDE  250mg. Are these the same?

Not even close: Hi. Nope, chloroquine and chlorpropamide are not in the same category of drugs, and are for completely different indications. Either the doc or the pharmacist screwed up BIG TIME. Are you diabetic or are you trying to prevent malaria...aw heck, what's the difference??? Good luck! ...Read more

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Questions about possible drug interactions for 12 prescription drugs?

Drug Interactions: Well for 12 medications, that is going to take longer than the 400 characters allowed on HealthTap. I suggest you schedule a long, yes a long consultation with your doctor or your pharmacist to discuss possible interactions. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the cosmetic lenses eye doctors prescribe?

Woud you please discuss the cosmetic lenses eye doctors prescribe?

Many brands: There are many brands of cosmetic contact lenses. All require a prescription to purchase. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

Please describe the medication: zetia (ezetimibe)?

For high cholesterol: This medication was introduced to treat patients to reduce high cholsterol and avoid fatty plaques in the vascular system. It is highly controversail and is recommended only as a last resort. ...Read more

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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Infantile spasm: Yes, infantile spasm is one of epilepsy syndromes that represent in infancy, it can be symptomatic due to brain structural abnormalities or metabolic disorders, or without a definite etiology. Generally the first line of treatment is acth which is a kind of steriod that is given by im inj., the success rate is app. 65-70%, other treatments include vigabatrin and other seizure medicines. ...Read more

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Where to find answers to medication side effects questions?

Epocrates: Epocrates is a reliable, current site for information about all prescription medications. If you believe you have side effects from a prescription medication you are taking, call your doctor and discuss it with him or her. Side effects may be very serious, minor, may go away with time, and so on. Talk to your treating physician. ...Read more

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Hi docs. I need advice on: dermal fillers, botox, frown lines?

Hi docs. I need advice on: dermal fillers, botox, frown lines?

Need to be seen: You should see either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to see if you need are there Botox or fillers. ...Read more

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Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Recently prescribed cardizem 120 daily-concerned about interactions with vytoryn 10/20..Onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and andro gel 1.62 -3 pumps?

Sharing metabolism: Cardizem and Simvastatin do share the area of metabolism in the liver called the cyp450 system. Taking them together cause the prolongation of the effect of one another. ...Read more

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20mg of Lunesta (eszopiclone)?? Serious answers only, please. No rudeness.

20mg of Lunesta (eszopiclone)??

Serious answers only, please. No rudeness.

Serious answer it is: What exactly are you asking about Lunesta (eszopiclone)? There is no such thing as a 20mg. tablet. Anybody who prescribes 20 mg. of Lunesta (eszopiclone) is going to overdose the patient in a seriously exaggerated fashion. Lunesta (eszopiclone) comes as 1, 2, and 3 mg. tablets. ...Read more

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Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

Can general practitioners write prescriptions for antidepressants?

They are able to.: General practitioners are able to write prescriptions for antidepressants but in my experience, g.P.'s are not always aware of the nuances of side effects, interactions with other meds, different kinds of antidepressants, detailed educational information for you and family. Do they have access to a psychiatrist for consultation? If they have experience with these meds and the condition, fine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about effexor, (venlafaxine) remeron & Vyvanse combination - any insight about combination efficacy for treatment-resistant depression or user experiences?

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Can you tell me about effexor, (venlafaxine) remeron & Vyvanse combination - any insight about combination efficacy for treatment-resistant depression or user experiences?

Good combo: Some studies suggest that effexor (venlafaxine) and remeron work better together than independently. vyvanse, i'm less enthusiastic about as i feel it doesn't treat depression per se as much as it increases energy/activation. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ezetimibe?

Please describe the medication: ezetimibe?

Cholesterol Blocker: Ezetimibe is the generic name for zetia, (ezetimibe) a medication that decreases absorption of cholesterol from the GI tract. This medication works by blocking the niemann-pick c1-like 1 (npc1l1) protein which allows sterols, including cholesterol, to be absorbed into the intestine. Blocking this protein results in increased production of LDL receptors that then clear LDL particles from the circulation. ...Read more

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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Beta blockers& sweating, bb &depression, please explain.Alternative option for bb for adep adverse effects such anxiety& sweating, regards kind dr. S

Beta blockers& sweating, bb &depression, please explain.Alternative option for bb for adep adverse effects such anxiety& sweating, regards kind dr. S

Beta blockers: Beta blockers can sometimes be given to block the peripheral physical symptoms of anxiety, such as sweating, shakiness, dry mouth, etc. Certain ones can cause depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can sometimes cause sweating on its own. Your psychiatrist can help you determine whether the sweating is from your anxiety, or is an Effexor (venlafaxine) side effect. The cause makes a difference in approach to treatment. ...Read more

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I've read in healthtap about tecfidera, gilenya (fingolimod) and tisabry MS treatments. What's your opinion about interferon treatment (using rebif 44mg)?

I've read in healthtap about tecfidera, gilenya (fingolimod) and tisabry MS treatments. What's your opinion about interferon treatment (using rebif 44mg)?

Not first choice: Look, we are in a new age of treatment, and need to acknowledge that the older injectables were great to use, but the drugs you listed are far more effective, and avoid needles (except tysabri, (natalizumab) one infusion monthly) yet, risks are present with all three, and in comparison with rebif, absence of long-term safety data. If you are doing well, could stay on current med, but change if MRI is active. ...Read more

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Does neurozan(with 5-htp 20mg) interact somehow with cipralex(10mg)? Please, need some answers?

Does neurozan(with 5-htp 20mg) interact somehow with cipralex(10mg)? Please, need some answers?

Neurozan: Vitabiotics Neurozan appears to be a multiple vitamin that can be purchased in the UK. In general would not anticipate problems when mixing cipralex with a multiple vitamin. Take care. ...Read more

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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms?

Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms?

Infantile spasm: Has episodic spasm like seizures, associated with poor prognosis. Typically starts early in childhood, there is possible milestone regression. Steroids are used, if there is any surgical cause in brain, surgery might be helpful. Some of the newer antiseizure meds are helpful. ...Read more