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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Zileuton (Definition)

Zileuton is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


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Is zyflo (zileuton) safe? I've read about liver issues with this drug.

Is zyflo (zileuton) safe? I've read about liver issues with this drug.

Blood monitoring key: Once started liver function tests should be checked monthly for 3 months, then once every three months For one year. Then periodically after that. Since it seems to put more pressure on the liver other medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ifoods or drinks like alcohol should be avoided or used in minimum levels. ...Read more

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How can I get free zyflo (zileuton)?

Unsure: Truly free drugs today are rare. If you are below a certain income level you can get drugs from the manufacturer at a great discount. Free zyflo (zileuton) is unlikely to be found in the us. ...Read more

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Why does it seem singular is well known & used by many versus Zyflo (zileuton). Is Zyflo (zileuton) safe? Singular just doesn't help enough. I was told to look into Zyfl

Why does it seem singular is well known & used by many versus Zyflo (zileuton). Is Zyflo (zileuton) safe? Singular just doesn't help enough. I was told to look into Zyfl

See below: It seems almost everyone is on singulair. I honestly have never seen anyone helped by that drug. Zyflo is in the same class as singulair and works much better for allergic asthma. It is also much more expensive. ...Read more

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Zyflo (zileuton) is so expensive, but effective, for me. Is there a more affordable alternative?

Zyflo (zileuton) is so expensive, but effective, for me. Is there a more affordable alternative?

Yes, maybe. . .: Zyflo & zyflo cr are brands of zileuton, which is a leukotriene inhibitor. Montelukast & zafirlukast are also leukotriene inhibitors that are available as generic. Ask your prescribing physician if one of these might serve as a less expensive alternative. I've also compiled a page of low cost, even free, medical care & pharmaceutical options at http://bit. Ly/nunxzc (my website). ...Read more

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Started zyflo (zileuton) cr, nebuluzer pulmacort and albuterol 4 days ago. Peak flow still 60% of expected. How long should it take to improve?

Started zyflo (zileuton) cr, nebuluzer pulmacort and albuterol 4 days ago. Peak flow still 60% of expected. How long should it take to improve?

See below: Your peak flow may not improve a whole lot. If you were having an exacerbation at the time you first did the peak flow and it was 60%, then it may improve. But if not, your looking to control symptoms, not necessarily get a good number on your peak flow. ...Read more

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I am on zyflo, will xyzal help? Big price difference

I am on zyflo, will xyzal help? Big price difference

Completely different: Zyflo is a potent leukotriene blocker (a chemical that cells use for communication) normally reserved for people with severe asthma.
Xyzal is an antihistamine (closely related to zytrec) and has no effect in asthma ...Read more

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Is Zyflo safe to take? Is it better than Singulair (montelukast)? Singulair (montelukast) doesn't completely work for me. I still feel raspy. I feel like airways&throat sandpaper

Is Zyflo safe to take? Is it better than Singulair (montelukast)? Singulair (montelukast) doesn't completely work for me. I still feel raspy. I feel like airways&throat sandpaper

Yes: It's similar to singulair, (montelukast) but may work better for u. Other consideration to look at is silent reflux if u have tried many different allergy like meds and non work. Silent reflux from stomach can causes u'r symptoms too. The reason it's "silent" is because it does not cause pain or heartburn. ...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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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Zyflo (Definition)

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