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HCV TX RESCUE DRUGS

HCV TX RESCUE DRUGS

 

 

 

RBC -  anemia epoetin alpha Eprex, Procrit, Epogen

WBC -  neutropenia filgrastim Neupogen

Platelets -  thrombocytopenia oprelvekin Neumega

AD’s -  depression & anxiety lorazepam  (anx.) Ativan, Temesta (benz.)

fluoxetine  (dep.) Prozac, Ladose (SSRI)

paroxetine (dep.) Paxil, Paroxetin (SSRI)

alprazolam (anx.) Xanax, Niravam (benz.)

citalopram (dep.)        Celexa (SSRI)
                      

escitalopram    (anx. dep)    Lexapro (SSRI)

sertraline (dep.) Zoloft, Lustral (SSRI)

mirtazapine (dep.) Remeron (NaSSA)  (contains aspartame)

bupropion (dep.) Wellbutrin, Zyban

Nausea -   nausea on chemo ondansetron Zofran

Pain -  pain killer oxycodonhydrochloride Ocycontin

!!! tramadol !!!!!!! Ultram ER, Tramadol !!!

Ulcers -  mouth ulcers Magic Mouthwash (ingredients might be different)

recipe:

Diphenhydramine syrup 60ml

Licocaine 2%

Viscous 60ml

Maalox Suspension 60ml = 180ml

-  non prescription bio-act. enzyme protect. Biotene Oral Balance 

-  oral thrush clotrimazole Mycelex lozenges

nystatin Mycostatin

- severe mouth ulcers Palifermin injections Kepivance

Rash -  ribarash infections fluocinonide 0.05% Fluonex, Lidex, Lyderm

triamcinolone acetonide Kenalog cream

doxepin topical Zonalon 

metronizadole 1% Noritate, 

pimecrolimus 1% Elidel

Being on tx, some of us might end up with a cocktail of drugs. Drug interaction is to be taken seriously, so always double, triple check with your doc. If your doctor is not 100% sure, ask him to please read up on it. Some drugs can be fatal to mix, i.e. Ultram (Tramadol) and SSRI’s like Paxil, Zoloft, etc. All drugs mentioned here can easily be googled for detailed information.

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