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Actamid 250Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Jawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Acetazolamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Used in combination with other medicines, Actamid 250Mg Tablet is used to treat various kinds of edema, epilepsy and glaucoma. It is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It increases the amount of water absorbed and removed by the kidney, reduces the fluid pressure in the eyeball by decreasing its formation, and blocks nerve discharges that cause seizures.

If your blood has low levels of potassium and sodium, or if you have adrenal gland problems or if you have high levels of chloride or other electrolyte problems, then Actamid 250Mg Tablet is not to be prescribed. Taking aspirin alongside may increase the chance of Actamid 250Mg Tablet’s side effects.

Actamid 250Mg Tablet is taken with or without food from the mouth. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water while taking this medicine. If a stomach upset occurs while taking it, take it with some food so as to reduce irritation.

Some of the common side effects of Actamid 250Mg Tablet are changes in taste, drowsiness, blurred vision, frequent urination, vomiting and diarrhea. Consult a doctor immediately if you experience severe allergic reactions, blood in the urine, convulsions, fever, etc.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Actamid 250Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Decreased potassium level in blood

Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

Kidney stone.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Avva 250mg tablet sr may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Avva 250mg tablet sr is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

should be under close supervision.

Does this affect kidney function?

Acetazolamide is contra-indicated in cases of marked kidney and liver disease.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Actamid 250Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Hicare Pharma
Pfizer Ltd
Search Orbis Pharmaceuticals
Micro Labs Ltd
Pharmtak Ophtalmics India Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bell Pharma Pvt Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Medivision Pharm

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Acetazolamide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
The hindrance of carbonic anhydrase within the central nervous system results in anticonvulsant activity of Actamid 250Mg Tablet. This resultantly lowers the tension brought on by the presence of carbon dioxide in the lung alveoli.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Epsolin 50Mg/2Ml Injection

BEETAL TABLET

Emgard 30Mg Tablet

What are you using Actamid 250Mg Tablet for?
Other
edema
epilepsy and glaucoma
How much was the improvement?
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

We are a family of 7 people and we are going to Leh for a 6 day trip. We got to know that we should take Acetazolamide, also known as Diamox as a preventive medicine. My question is if it is safe to take this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
We are a family of 7 people and we are going to Leh for a 6 day trip. We got to know that we should take Acetazolamid...
Take coca 6 ,it is a homoeopathic medicine which works very well in high altitude problem, just take 4-5 globules before going and after reaching to that place, you can take it 15-20 min interval also if needed,

Hi I am traveling to leh ladak can you tell me diamox tablet is good for altitude sickness.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Acetazolamide (Brand Name: Diamox) is a "water pill" (diuretic) used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. Acetazolamide is also used with other medications to treat a certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). Acetazolamide is available in generic form.

Dear Sir, I am from India. I am Senthil Murugan Roberts. My wife is suffering from severe head ache for the past 5 months. The pain spreads throughout the whole body. We have approached all the chief doctors in our place. They all said that there is nothing severe in her. But in the meantime, we have made Angio and checked whether if there is any blockage. But there is no such thing also. We have checked Ortho, Gynecologist, Endocrinologist, Neurologists, and several general physicians. But nobody has still found the problem. In the meantime, we have a Big research Institute cum Hospital namely JIPMER in our place Puducherry, India. There we have shown in all the departments and finally through one Neurologist they said that there is some problem in the eyes. So she went to the eye section (Ophthalmology) and they made several tests. And they said that there is some blood leakage in the eye. It is not from the eyes, but from the brain. And further they told nothing to my wife and simply given one B-Complex tablet along with one more tablet called Diamox 250 mg (Acetazolamide IP) for one month. And they advised my wife to come to hospital immediately if there is any emergency like sudden vision loss or if there is any kind of paralysis in the hands and limbs. So we are very confused that is there any Brain Haemorrhage? Because they said that the blood is filling in the eyes and there will be vision loss sometimes. But when we took MRI scan brain (Plain) there is no Haemorrhage. And again we took one CT Scan brain. In that also they said that there is no Haemorrhage. We are so much confused. But the pain in the brain has not reduced a single percent till now for the past 5 months. What shall we do further? Please help us in this regard and advise us a good opinion. I have enclosed the reports and the diagnosis for your ready reference. Kindly go through and save my wife's life with your valuable consultation. Yours sincerely, Senthil Murugan Roberts. Mobile - 91-8220878106 Puducherry. South India.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Dear Sir,
I am from India. I am Senthil Murugan Roberts. My wife is suffering from severe head ache for the past 5 mo...
Sir, Your wife's problem should be solved by team of senior doctor's in the Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Vascular, Hematology, Psychiatry. We should think from all angles. Continue in JIPMER hospital. In the mean time, let her do, yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, as instructed by yoga therapist. Let her reduce salt, go for walks, listen to music. If she is obese, let her reduce weight. These will help in Tension headache. Check BP daily for 1 week. She requires regular follow up Wish her speedy recovery.
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I need to know the Dosage of Diamox for Acute mountain sickness as I would be travelling to high altitude.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
For prevention, 125 to 250mg twice daily starting one or two days before and continuing for three days once the highest altitude is reached, is effective. Blood concentrations of acetazolamide peak between one to four hours after administration of the tablets

Popular Health Tips

Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa

Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa

Introduction:-
 Decreased night vision and loss of peripheral vision is known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP. Colour vision is intact until late.)

Types of rp:-
 * autosomal recessive: sever diminished vision, night blindness occurs early in life. Most common.

* autosomal dominant:-least severe diminished night blindness.
* x-linked recessive:-rarest and most severe visual loss.

Treatment:-
 Medical t/t:

 Vitamine -a (betacarotine)
 Dha (docosahexaoenoic acid)
 Acetazolamide
 Calcium channel blocker
 Leutine /zaexanthine
 Valproic acid
 Vit e and c
 Omega 3 fatty acid, antioxidants

Surgical t/t:-
 Cataract extraction
 Growth factor transplantation
 Stem cell
 Rpe cell
 Retinal prosthesis (phototransducing chip implant on epiretinal and subretinal region with digital camera on glass to improve vision)
Gene therapy:-research is under
 Way.

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Bell s Palsy - Myths And Facts!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Bell s Palsy - Myths And Facts!

Bell’s Palsy-
Bell’s Palsy is a disease, which causes a sudden, temporary weakness in the facial muscles. It is facial paralysis that makes patients unable to control his facial muscles on either side of his face. This disease can occur at any age.

There is no known reason for its cause. However, the disease is believed to be caused because of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on the affected side. The risk factors include diabetes and upper respiratory tract infection. This is caused due to the malfunction of the cranial nerve.

Bell’s Palsy affects millions of people worldwide. For most of them, the disease is temporary. The symptoms usually start to improve within a few weeks from the first appearance. The complete recovery takes close to six months. There are a few people who continue to have the Bell’s Palsy for their complete life. The disease rarely affects someone twice. People who recurrently face the disease are often found to be a victim of diabetes or viral infections.

People, often, unknowingly interpret the disease as a stroke. It, however, is not a stroke. A stroke affecting the facial muscles would also affect the body muscles and cause weakness in other parts of the body too.

Bell’s Palsy Causes-
The causes that trigger Bell's Palsy in the human body are still unknown. Often researchers associate it with an exposure to a viral infection. The facial nerve passes through a narrow bony area in the skull and when it swells, it pushes against the hard surface of the skull when there is a viral infection. Apart from the facial muscles, the disease also affects tears, saliva, taste and a small bone positioned in the middle of the ear. At other times, researchers also associate it with physical damage to the facial nerve that causes a similar swelling of the face.

Mostly the disease occurs due to viral infections. The infections play an important role in the development of the disease. The viruses that are linked to the development of the disease are:

1. Cold sores and genital herpes, also known as herpes simplex

2. Chickenpox and shingles, which are also known as herpes zoster

3. Infectious mononucleosis, which is also known as herpes zoster

4. Cytomegalovirus infections

5. Respiratory illnesses or adenovirus

6. German measles or rubella virus

7. Mumps or the mumps virus

8. Flu or the influenza B virus

9. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease or the coxsackievirus

Some Risk Factors of Bell’s Palsy-
It has often been noticed that Bell ’s palsy follows a pattern when affecting people. These include:


1. The disease often occurs in females who are pregnant and are in the third trimester of the gestation period. It can also affect the mother after the first week of the birth.

2. People having an upper respiratory infection, such as the flu and the cold, are commonly affected.

3. People having diabetes are also frequently affected.

As mentioned before, the disease rarely affects the same person recurrently. If there is a family history of the disease recurring repeatedly, it suggests a genetic trait or predisposition of the disease.

Bell’s Palsy Symptoms-
There are a few symptoms which constantly recur when Bell’s Palsy strikes a person. These symptoms include:

1. Inability to move the eyelid or blinking.

2. The eye on the affected side of the face waters more or less than it occurs usually.

3. Drooling even in a conscious state.

4. A reduced sense of taste in the mouth.

5. Twitching of the facial muscles.

6. Pain or numbness behind the ear.

Of all the symptoms drooling and facial weakness, reach their peak in a day or two. These symptoms then begin to reduce, which helps people to recover within a couple of weeks. Complete recovery happens within 3 months. Some of the patients may show neurological symptoms, which are defined as mononeuritis. This is what causes the tingling, headache, memory and balance problems. Other symptoms, which are unexplained by the facial nerve dysfunction, are ipsilateral limb weakness, ipsilateral limb paresthesias, and clumsiness.

Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis-
Bell’s Palsy is a disease which requires the diagnosis of exclusion. As there is no specific test for the disease, the doctor observes the diseased person’s face and asks him to move various parts of his face, including the facial muscles, for instance, closing the eyes, lifting the brow, showing the teeth and various other movements. Observing these parts, the doctor eliminates various other possibilities and tries to determine a reasonable cause for the disease.

As the disease is treated on the basis of exclusion, there is no routine testing or imaging test that can help in the diagnosis process. However, the degree of the nerve damage can be assessed using the House-Brackmann score. There are many studies, which have revealed that 45% of patients are not referred to a specialist. This simply suggests that the disease requires a straightforward diagnosis and is easy to manage.

Differential Diagnosis of Bell’s Palsy-
As there is no particular diagnosis in the treatment of the disease, doctors make use of the differential diagnosis technique in the treatment of Bell’s Palsy. In differential diagnosis, doctors distinguish a particular disease from other diseases that present similar clinical features. The technique finds its usage while diagnosing a particular disease to eliminate imminently life-threatening conditions.

During the differential diagnosis of Bell’s Palsy, there are various diseases which are easily eliminated such as a stroke. However, it is very difficult to eliminate the involvement of the facial nerve with the herpes zoster virus. In order to understand the major difference between the two, one must look for the small blisters on the external ear.

The Lyme’s disease also produces facial palsy, which occurs at the same time as the classic erythema migraine rash. Other times, it occurs at a later stage. In cases where the Lyme disease is common to the Bell’s Palsy disease, it may lead to facial palsy.

Bell’s Palsy Treatment-
As mentioned before, a vast majority of people have shown improvement in health and recovered completely from the disease with and at certain times, without treatment. There is no designated treatment for the disease. Doctors may suggest various medications or physical therapies that help to speed up the recovery of the patient. The medicines may vary from doctor to doctor. However, these medications may differ in accordance with the doctor. Surgery is rarely a solution or option in case of Bell’s Palsy.

Having said that, there are various procedures for the treatment of Bell’s Palsy. They include usage of the following:

1. Steroids

2. Antivirals

3. Physiotherapy

4. Surgery

5. Alternative Medicinal Therapies

 

1. Steroids – Various steroids such as corticosteroids, improve recovery of the patient within 6 months. Due to this, early administration of corticosteroids such as prednisone is recommended. The early treatment is necessary as it provides the patient with around 14% higher chances of recovery.

2. Antivirals –Various tests and reviews have shown that antivirals are not as effective in treating the disease as steroids. In fact, they are only beneficial in cases that display some form of mild diseases. There is another review, which stated that antivirals combined with corticosteroids were advantageous for the duration of the treatment. There is a huge amount of speculation when it comes to using antivirals for the treatment. However, antivirals still result in a benefit, which is slightly less than 7%, and therefore this course of treatment is not ruled out.

3. Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy helps in maintaining the tone of the impacted facial muscles and stimulating the facial nerve. Because of this, physiotherapy can be beneficial to some individuals.

4. Surgery – Surgery may help patients recover from facial nerve palsy. There are various techniques that exist to assist with the process of surgery. A form of surgery is a procedure that is beneficial in restoring the smile of patients suffering from facial nerve paralysis. However, this is a surgery that can be as harmful as it is beneficial. There are various side effects associated with the surgical technique. One may experience total hearing disability. In fact, around 3-15% patients experience hearing loss after the surgery.

5. Alternative Medicinal Therapies – Alternative Medicinal Therapies include various techniques such as acupuncture on the affected region. Paralyzed muscles often tend to shrink and shorten causing permanent contractures and pain. Physical therapies can guide the patient to prevent such an incident from occurring.

However, the efficiency of such techniques still remains unknown to the doctors. This is due to the fact that the studies conducted are available in a low quality. Another therapy is the hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, the evidence available for the therapy is quite tentative.

Myths related to Bell’s Palsy
Bell’s Palsy disease often confuses people leading them to believe various myths. The most prominent myths include:

Myth #1: Bell’s Palsy Causes Permanent Facial Paralysis

Bell’s Palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis. The facial nerve that is on one side of the face is disrupted. Due to this, the message, which is received from the brain, is interfered. However, in a majority of cases, the disease is temporary. The paralyzed area of the face starts to cure within a few weeks and within three to six months; the paralysis completely disappears on its own. In a few percentages of cases, the nerve function does not return to normal. The nerve function may return but the full function does not return.

Myth #2: There is No Treatment Which Ensures the Treatment of Bell’s Palsy

There are various techniques which are available for the treatment of Bell’s Palsy. As mentioned above, the disease can be defeated using steroids, antivirals, physiotherapy, surgery and alternative medicinal therapies. These are the most effective treatments for the disease. Apart from this, selective neurolysis and botox can be used to treat the disease.

Selective neurolysis involves releasing a platysma muscle downward and reducing the activity. The selective neurolysis is very useful for a patient to regain his ability to smile. The botox treatment is a non-surgical treatment. When injected by a nerve expert, it helps patients to regain some symmetry into their faces and improve their facial appearance.

Myth #3: Prognosis of the Disease is not Very Good

There are many people who are under the impression that prognosis for Bell’s Palsy is not very good and hence they hesitate in using it for the treatment. However, doctors state that prognosis is generally very good for the patients.

After making use of the prognosis method, a person starts to improve on his symptoms within the first two weeks. The duration for complete recovery remains the same, i.e. three to six months.

Septoplasty- Who Can Opt For It?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Ghaziabad
Septoplasty- Who Can Opt For It?

Why is nasal septoplasty surgery performed?
Many people have a deviated septum, and it often causes no noticeable issues. However, if your septum is severely deviated, it can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow. You may have trouble breathing through one or both sides of your nose, and you may also develop other issues such as snoring, sleep apnea, an impaired sense of smell or taste, or frequent sinus infections –as a result.
In addition, you may also experience crusting or bleeding due to the additional exposure of a deviated septum to the drying effect of airflow through the nose.
Septoplasty straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning, and replacing cartilage, bone, or both. It’s done entirely through the nostrils, so no skin on the outside of your nose is cut.

The goals of nasal airway surgery include the following:

  1. Improve airflow through the nose
  2. Control nosebleeds
  3. Enhance visualization of the inside of the nose (to identify other nasal problems)
  4. Relieve nasal or sinus headaches associated with swelling of the inside of the nose
  5. Promote drainage of the sinus cavities

Who is a candidate for septoplasty?
If a deviated septum is severe, it can block one side of the nose, impeding the flow of air through one or both nasal passages. For some people, it can cause problems such as snoring, frequent sinus infections, snoring, sleep apnea, and respiratory complaints.

Usually medications such as decongestants and antihistamines can be used in an effort to alleviate symptoms. But in some cases, they can cause troubling side effects such as elevated blood pressure (decongestants) and drowsiness (antihistamines). They also may not provide enough relief. If your symptoms are significantly affecting your life, you should consider a septoplasty surgery in order to achieve long-lasting relief.
 
What is involved in nasal septoplasty surgery?
Before planning the surgery, your doctor will discuss your medical history with you, as well as any medications you may take. A physical examination will be conducted, and your doctor may use an endoscope (a thin, lighted instrument) to examine your septum. You’ll also be able to learn about your expected results if surgery is a recommended option.

Septoplasty requires local or general anesthesia, depending on the surgeon’s preference and the complexity of the surgery. It usually lasts about 60 to 90 minutes and is often performed in an outpatient surgery center.
To repair the septum, the surgeon works through the nostrils rather than from the outside of the nose. An incision is made to separate the mucosa (a soft layer of tissue that lines the septum and nasal passages) from the underlying cartilage and bone. The doctor trims or straightens the bent cartilage and then replaces the mucosa over the cartilage and bone.

The incision is closed with an absorbable suture, and soft splints and a bandage-like material may be used to support the septum and prevent bleeding. After a recovery period, you’ll likely be able to go home the same day.
 
What are the benefits of nasal septoplasty surgery?
The benefits of this type of surgery include:

  1. Improved breathing: Overall breathing function is greatly improved since the nasal passages are opened up
  2. Better sleep quality: Reshaping a crooked septum not only improves airflow while you’re awake, but also reduces or eliminates snoring and/or sleep apnea and improves the overall quality of your sleep.
  3. Fewer sinus infections: Opening the airways can allow mucus to drain normally from sinuses that were previously narrowed or partially blocked.
  4. Improved senses: For patients that previously had an impaired sense of smell or taste due to the effects of a deviated septum, this surgery may improve both senses

What are risks and complications of deviated septum surgery (septoplasty) or turbinectomy?
Some people will need a second surgery if they’re unsatisfied with the results. Other risks associated with a septoplasty are rare, but they can include:

  1. Bleeding
  2. Scarring
  3. Perforation of your septum, which happens when a hole forms in your septum
  4. An altered nose shape
  5. Discoloration of the nose
  6. Decreased sense of smell

Excessive bleeding and infection are possible risks of any surgery. Keeping your nose clean and washing your hands frequently can reduce these risks. 

Nose Surgery and Septal Perforations! 

Overall, a septoplasty is considered a safe procedure. Although it is commonly performed, it is also a very delicate surgery, which requires numerous skills. Occasionally, a septoplasty procedure can result in a complication and, in rare instances, cause a septal perforation. It is important to note that a septal perforation is generally more likely to occur in the case of a revision surgery (a secondary septoplasty) or when a patient suffers from a severe deviated septum.

If a septal perforation does occur after surgery, it is important to have it evaluated and treated. If left untreated, a septal perforation can worsen and become more complicated to repair. A variety of treatments are available, depending on the location, size, and severity of the septal perforation. Minor septal perforations may respond to therapeutic treatments, such as emollients, and may not need to be repaired. Some surgeons may recommend plugging the perforation with a silicone prosthesis called a septal button. However, these buttons can irritate the lining around the perforation, leading to further complications and, for that reason, are not recommended by Drs. Solieman and Litner. For more complicated cases, surgery may be necessary to close the perforation.

Although a septal perforation can be the result of complications from nose surgery, such as a septoplasty, the overall risk of developing one is low. If your doctor determines that your septal perforation needs repair, it is better to address it than not have it treated. The risk of inaction can outweigh the risk of treatment. However, be sure to see a surgeon who has a track record of successfully treating patients with septal perforations.
If you suspect you have septal perforation or have already been diagnosed with one, it is best to have your nose fully evaluated and treated by surgeons with expertise in septal perforation repair. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ENT specialist.

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Palliative Care- When should you opt for it?

MBBS, MD - Oncology, DNB - Super Speciality, Immuno Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Palliative Care- When should you opt for it?

To start with, it is important to understand what palliative care exactly is?

Palliative care is specialised care provided for a patient with serious illness to relieve them of the stress and symptoms of the same. The main aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for the patient as well as the family.

To treat a serious illness and to care for a patient with such an illness requires time and effort. Your family and doctors may not be able to offer you the necessary care when the disease is severe and life-limiting. In such cases, palliative care proves to be quite helpful to the suffering patient.

This treatment needs specialized doctors and a team of attendants who are responsible for the betterment of the patient’s moral and mental strength. This treatment is a layer of extra protection for the patients who are severely weak.

Improves your quality of life
Palliative care aims at providing relief from pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, constipation, nausea and loss of appetite. It will also help in dealing with the suffering and agony that one might feel due to the illness which in turn improves your quality of life. Palliative care is required when the patients are suffering from diseases like cancer, CHF or congestive heart failure, kidney problems, Alzheimer’s diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and there are many others chronic illness like these which need extra care and protection beside regular medical treatment.

When is it required?
Palliative care is for the patients who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease which might or might not be cured, and thus the patient has to bear the symptoms and the stress of the disease for life time.
Palliative care helps in bringing down the stress levels, in turn, reducing the symptoms of a severe disease within.

What can be expected from Palliative care?
Besides the primary medical treatment, you can opt for palliative care for the overall improvement of the patient’s life. There are medical, emotional and other practical needs of the patients which need to be addressed in the right manner and it would be prudent to let to let a specialist take care of the same. This will not only help the patient feel better but also promote faster recovery.

Palliative care specialists work closely with patient, their doctor and the family of the patient to provide extra support. At any given point, if you feel that any of your loved ones needs palliative care, you can discuss it with the doctor and go for it. In such difficult situation, it is best to seek help and make the life easier for both the patient and the family.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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When Should You Opt for Palliative Care?

MBBS, DNB (Surgical Oncology), MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Delhi
When Should You Opt for Palliative Care?

To start with, it is important to understand what palliative care exactly is? 

Palliative care is specialised care provided for a patient with advanced cancer to relieve them of the stress and symptoms of the same. The main aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for the patient as well as the family. 

To treat an advanced cancer and to care for a patient with such an illness requires time and effort. Your family and doctors may not be able to offer you the necessary care when the disease is severe and life-limiting. In such cases, palliative care proves to be quite helpful to the suffering patient. 

This treatment needs specialized doctors and a team of attendants who are responsible for the betterment of the patient’s moral and mental strength. 

Improves your quality of life 
Palliative care aims at providing relief from pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleeping difficulty, constipation, nausea and loss of appetite. It will also help in dealing with the suffering and agony that one might feel due to the illness which in turn improves your quality of life. 

When is it required? 
Palliative care is for the patients who have been diagnosed with advanced cancer which might or might not be cured, and thus the patient has to bear the symptoms and the stress of the disease for life time.it is considered when either the treatment may mot be effective or patient may not be fit for treatment. Palliative care helps in bringing down the stress levels, in turn, reducing the symptoms of a severe disease within. 

What can be expected from Palliative care? 
Besides the primary medical treatment, you can opt for palliative care for the overall improvement of the patient’s life. There are medical, emotional and other practical needs of the patients which need to be addressed in the right manner and it would be prudent to let to let a specialist take care of the same. This will not only help the patient feel better but also alleviate the symptoms. 

Palliative care specialists work closely with patient, their doctor and the family of the patient to provide extra support. At any given point, if you feel that any of your loved ones needs palliative care, you can discuss it with the doctor and go for it. In such difficult situation, it is best to seek help and make the life easier for both the patient and the family.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Actamid 250Mg Tablet
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