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Can we have side effects of Immutil 500 and Lanum 667 after having it for 2 months. My mothers (aged 63 years) heart beat increases, the she get anxiety and the her body starts shaking. Doctors are giving some medicine to lower heart beat and restyl to sleep. They are saying it is physiological but she says that it happens naturally. ECG is good. Cardiologist says all is well.

Can we have side effects of Immutil 500 and Lanum 667 after having it for 2 months. My mothers (aged 63 years) heart ...
Hi lybrate-user, I believe your mother has undergone some surgery or medical procedure in past and mycophenolate is an immunosuppresant given for the same, she probably has adjustment disorder and might need an SSRI for the same. Since you are in mumbai, go to the psychiatrist who is senior and has experience in geriatric patients, I believe your mother will be all right, best of luck.
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My age is 51 my creatinine level is 3.5 i am in use methylprednisolone 4 mg and mycophenolate mofetil tablet 500 mg half tablet is good or not.

My age is 51 my creatinine level is 3.5 i am in use methylprednisolone 4 mg and mycophenolate mofetil tablet 500 mg h...
Who prescribed you. Consult nephrologist as creatinine is high. Renal failure the root cause of renal failure due to what whats the diagnosis dose if indicated is on lower side of full dose in renal transplant cases are you renal transplant case or not. You may consult further with all reports only for 3 times on line send usg kidneys renal function tests all reports.
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For the treatment of Lupus nephritis class 3. If a person is taking 360mg Mycophenolate Myfortic 360mg two times daily for about three prolonged years, will it alter immunity and adrenal glands?

It will alter your immunity for protecting your body and kidney from your immunity which is destroying it. If you stop taking it your kidneys will start failing and you may have rashes seizures and oral ulcer and condition and consequences which are far more serious than having a low immunity. Whatever is given is given for protecting you and for your good. Dont doubt it. It doesnt produce any effect on adrenals for sure they are safe.
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I am diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. I want to know that the medication of the myasthenia gravis has serious side effects or not. My medications are mestinon pyrodigstigmine s adenosyl methionine deflazacort 6 mg mycophenolate mofetil (alternate day) I am just 22 and I am afraid a little bit.

I am diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. I want to know that the medication of the myasthenia gravis has serious side e...
Take the medications as per your doctor do not 'google' about side effects of any medications even simple crocin has side effect like liver damage but those are very rare. So take proper treatment as suggested by your doctor. Tc.
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I had done a kidney transplant in the year 2017 may. And my age is 19 years. I am using tacrolimus drug with combination mycophenolate. My question is what is the normal range of tacrolimus level after 1 year post kidney transplant patient in adults.

I had done a kidney transplant in the year 2017 may. And my age is 19 years. I am using tacrolimus drug with combinat...
At this young age, you have really undergone a very major surgery successfully. Congratulations on that. You must have already read about the desired level of tacrolimus (5 -15 nmg. This level is desired as long as you are taking tacrolimus to ensure graft survival without the toxicity.
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My daughter 44 years old, has only one son 22 years old has B.P.& Diabetes. Now for the last 10 years is suffering from VASCULITIS. She consulted Allopathic doctor &took 3 times injection cyclophosphamide one month intercellular&felt better. After some time she was told to take Homeopathy medicine. Please inform 1) Allopathic medicine 2) Homeopathy MEDICINE. Thanks.

My daughter 44 years old, has only one son 22 years old has B.P.& Diabetes. Now for the last 10 years is suffering fr...
Sorry to learn that your daughter is having vasculitis Treatment Treatment focuses on controlling the inflammation with medications and resolving any underlying disease that triggered your vasculitis. For your vasculitis, you may go through two treatment phases — first stopping the inflammation and then preventing relapse (maintenance therapy). Both phases involve prescription drugs. Which drugs and how long you need to take them depend on the type of vasculitis, the organs involved and how serious your condition is. Some people have initial success with treatment, then experience flare-ups later. Others may never see their vasculitis completely go away and need ongoing treatment. Medications Your doctor may prescribe a corticosteroid drug, such as prednisone or methylprednisolone (Medrol), to help control inflammation. Side effects of corticosteroids can be severe, especially if you take them for a long time. Possible side effects include weight gain, diabetes and bone thinning (osteoporosis). If a corticosteroid is needed for long-term (maintenance) therapy, you'll likely receive the lowest dose possible. Other medications may be prescribed with corticosteroids to control the inflammation so that the dosage of corticosteroids can be tapered more quickly. These medications are sometimes called steroid-sparing and may includemethotrexate (Trexall), azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan), mycophenolate (Cellcept) or cyclophosphamide. The specific medication that you'll need depends on the type and severity of vasculitis you have, which organs are involved, and any other medical problems that you have. Biologic therapies such as rituximab or tocilizumab may be recommended, depending on the type of vasculitis you have. Please keep in touch with a good rheumatologist, it should not be difficult as you are in chennai.
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5 Things About Kidney Transplant!

5 Things About Kidney Transplant!

A kidney transplant is a procedure that employs an operation to transplant properly functioning kidney in the body. The main job of the kidneys is to remove the excess waste from a person’s body with the help of a filtration process. When the kidneys stop filtering the toxins properly, they become diseased and harmful waste products and toxins begin to accumulate in the body. Following this, the patient has to go through treatment measures like hemo dialysis or kidney transplant.

Read on to know the five things you should keep in mind about a kidney transplant.

  1. Treatment: Transplant is one of the best ways to treat chronic kidney disease stage-V, until unless it is contraindicated. Life becomes near normal after transplant as dialysis stops and person can go back to job. Though there is a possibility of rejection of transplant kidney. Patient has to take immunosuppressive medication life long.
  2. Medication: Medications are mainly for:
    1. To prevent rejection: Patient takes special immunosuppressive medications life long like steroids, tacrolimus, mycophenolate.
    2. Prevention of infection: Stay away from a person suffering of cough, cold, fever, skin rash. Alternatively you can use face mask.
    3. Other medication: To control diabetes, Hypertension etc.
  3. Family Only: The donors are from family or emotionally related (Spouse) or cadavers deceased donor (after brain stem death). HLA-matched donors are better because of less chances of rejections and faster reduction of immunosuppressive.
  4. Doing Your Part: Once transplant is done patient becomes normal and he/she lives a normal life. However, they have to take regular medications and to protect themselves from various infection.
  5. Need for Kidney Transplant in End Stage Renal Diseases: These diseases includes diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, chronic glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis etc. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.
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Uveitis - Do You Know It Can Increase The Risk Of Other Diseases?

Uveitis - Do You Know It Can Increase The Risk Of Other Diseases?

Uveitis is a set of inflammatory diseases that results in the swelling and damaging of the eye tissue. It can lead to temporary or permanent loss of vision. This disease often affects a part of the eye called the uvea, from which it has derived its name. It can affect people of all ages and can last from a short to long period of time. Ophthalmologists categorize uveitis into four major parts posterior uveitis, anterior uveitis, panuveitis uveitis and intermediate uveitis. This disease can be infectious or noninfectious, depending on the nature of the infection.

What causes uveitis and what are the major risk factors?
This disease is caused by the eye's inflammatory response and is caused by a series of potential factors such as the following:

  • Immune system attack from the body
  • Eye bruises
  • Eye infection or tumor within the eye
  • Foreign toxins that penetrate the eye

What are the diseases associated with uveitis?
Uveitis is associated with a range of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Behcet's syndrome, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada's (VKH) disease, psoriasis, herpes zoster infection, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, toxoplasmosis, and cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.

What are the typical symptoms of uveitis?
One or both eyes can be affected by uveitis. Some of the common symptoms include pain in the eye, light sensitivity and blurred and dark spots in vision. Moreover, the symptoms might vary from person to person and greatly depends on the type of inflammation. The symptoms also vary according to the type of uveitis.

What is the detection process?
The process of detection starts with a patient's medical history followed by several medical tests to rule out autoimmune disorders. This is followed by an evaluation of the central nervous system to rule out multiple sclerosis. Some of the other tests conducted by ophthalmologists include measuring the ocular pressure, slit lamp exam, funduscopic exam and visual acuity test.

The primary aim of the treatment is to eradicate inflammation, restore vision, prevent tissue damage and reduce pain. The treatment plan depends on the type of uveitis a patient displays. Doctors often suggest a dose of corticosteroid eye drops to arrest the infection in and around the eye. Other treatment methods include the prescription of immunosuppressive agents.

Furthermore, a doctor may suggest steroidal medication in the form of an eye drop, pill or injection. It can also be surgically infused into the eye. Some other agents used for treatment are azathioprine, methotrexate and mycophenolate. Medications such as these require regular monitoring of the blood to check for any side effects. Doctors also suggest biologics such as infliximab, rituximab, and adalimumab. Most of these drugs have a specific target in the immune system.

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