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Docetaxel Side Effects - Firmagon Drug Interactions

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  • Docetaxel Side Effects
    Hair loss, anemia, and low white blood cells are among the common side effects of docetaxel. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains other common side effects, as well as more serious side effects requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Does Pomegranate Work?
    This eMedTV resource discusses the question, "Does pomegranate work?" This article explains the research that has been done on the effectiveness of pomegranates on treating several health conditions, such as blood pressure, prostate cancer, and COPD.
  • Drug Interactions With Docetaxel
    Medicines that may cause drug interactions with docetaxel include "live vaccinations" and some antibiotics. This eMedTV resource lists other medicines that may lead to drug interactions with docetaxel and describes the side effects that may occur.
  • Drug Interactions With Fentanyl Nasal Spray
    This eMedTV Web page explains that when certain products, such as nasal decongestants, MAOIs, or alcohol, are used with fentanyl nasal spray, drug interactions can occur. This article also describes the potentially serious complications that may result.
  • Drug Interactions With Flutamide
    Warfarin, Norvir, and Luminal are among the drugs that can interact with flutamide. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed list of the medications that may interfere with flutamide, explains the problems that can occur, and discusses how to avoid them.
  • Elegard
    This page from the eMedTV library presents a brief look at Eligard, a drug used to treat prostate cancer. It looks at possible side effects and dosing schedules, and includes a link to detailed information. Elegard is a common misspelling of Eligard.
  • Eligard
    Eligard is an injectable medication used to relieve symptoms of prostate cancer. This segment of the eMedTV archives presents a detailed look at this product, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Eligard 2 Months
    As this eMedTV resource explains, there is no 2-month option with Eligard. This segment describes how often this prostate cancer drug is administered and your options for receiving it, with a link to more information on dosing with Eligard.
  • Eligard and Bone Loss
    Some people may have a greater risk for bone loss with Eligard. This page of the eMedTV library explains why, lists the factors that can increase this risk, and includes a link to more warnings and precautions for this prescription medication.
  • Eligard and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explains that because the drug is not approved for women, no information is known on the risks of taking Eligard while breastfeeding. The drug may be prescribed off-label to a woman, however, so this page addresses possible concerns.
  • Eligard and Pregnancy
    Based on the results of animal studies, the FDA considers Eligard a pregnancy Category X medication. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects the drug had on pregnant animals and their offspring and why it is typically not given to women.
  • Eligard Dosage
    This page of the eMedTV site provides some important guidelines on Eligard dosing, including the available strengths and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose and your safety during treatment. Most people receive Eligard at their doctor's office.
  • Eligard Drug Interactions
    The only drugs that Eligard is expected to interact with are those used to treat diabetes. This selection of the eMedTV library provides a list of these medications and explains that you may need to check your blood sugar more often during treatment.
  • Eligard for Prostate Cancer
    This selection from the eMedTV archives briefly discusses using Eligard for prostate cancer. It discusses the medication's limitations in this regard, lists a few "off-label" uses, and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • Eligard Injections
    This eMedTV Web page briefly discusses Eligard injections, with information on when and how to receive this medication, the drug's limitations in treating prostate cancer, and when Eligard should be discarded. A link to more details is also included.
  • Eligard Medication Information
    This page of the eMedTV archives presents a brief overview of Eligard, a medication used as a treatment for prostate cancer. This segment explains how often this drug is administered and discusses important information for your healthcare provider.
  • Eligard Oral
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Eligard is not taken orally. It is administered via injection only. This article explains why, lists how often the injections are received, and includes a link to more detailed information on dosing for Eligard.
  • Eligard Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that while there are no reported cases of an overdose with Eligard (leuprolide), symptoms could include lethargy, irregular heartbeat, and low blood pressure. This page lists other complications and discusses treatment options.
  • Eligard Reactions
    In clinical trials, the reaction to Eligard that was reported most often was hot flashes. This selection from the eMedTV archives lists a few other side effects of this medication and offers a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Eligard Side Effects
    Injection site reactions, hot flashes, and fatigue are among the most common Eligard side effects. This eMedTV article contains information on possible adverse reactions to this drug, including those that should be reported to a doctor right away.
  • Eligard Three Month
    This eMedTV resource explains that although a three-month form of Eligard is available, this is not the only option when using this drug. The other strengths and forms are listed, and a link to more information on dosing for Eligard is provided.
  • Eligard Uses
    For the most part, Eligard is used as a palliative treatment for advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV segment explains what "palliative treatment" means, describes how this drug works, and discusses its use in children and older adults.
  • Eligard vs Lupron
    This eMedTV resource offers a comparison between Eligard vs Lupron. It briefly explains how the two prostate cancer medications work and how they differ, with links to more detailed information on both products.
  • Eligard Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV resource explains why people who smoke or drink alcohol regularly may be at greater risk for problems with Eligard. Warnings and precautions for this drug should be reviewed with your doctor before beginning treatment to ensure your safety.
  • Emcyt
    Emcyt is a drug licensed to help relieve symptoms of prostate cancer. This part of the eMedTV Web library contains more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • Emcyt 140 Mg
    Available as a capsule, Emcyt comes in one strength (140 mg) and is taken three or four times daily. This eMedTV resource discusses the factors that affect your dosage and offers some tips on taking this drug. A link to more details is also included.
  • Emcyt and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Emcyt (estramustine) is approved for use in men only and would not likely be prescribed to women who are nursing. This resource further discusses whether it would be safe to take Emcyt while breastfeeding.
  • Emcyt and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV page, women are unlikely to receive Emcyt (estramustine) during pregnancy, as this drug is only approved for use in men. This page discusses why men and their female partners need to use birth control during Emcyt treatment.
  • Emcyt Chemotherapy Information
    Emcyt is prescribed to treat prostate cancer that has progressed or spread to other areas. This eMedTV page offers information on Emcyt, including how the chemotherapy drug is taken and who may not be able to take it. It also links to more details.
  • Emcyt Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, the prescribed Emcyt dosage will be calculated using your weight and how you respond to the drug. This article presents details on how to take this drug most effectively and when a person may need a lower dose.
  • Emcyt Drug Interactions
    You may not be able to take certain herbal supplements or other products with Emcyt. This eMedTV article describes how drug interactions with Emcyt may lead to potentially serious side effects or other complications and how you can avoid these problems.
  • Emcyt Overdose
    This article from the eMedTV Web archives discusses how an overdose of Emcyt (estramustine) may cause problems such as swelling and diarrhea. This segment lists other possible effects of an overdose and explains how these symptoms may be treated.
  • Emcyt Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, possible Emcyt side effects include an upset stomach and breast enlargement. This article also warns of the potentially serious reactions that can occur with this chemotherapy drug, which require immediate treatment.
  • Emcyt Uses
    Emcyt is prescribed to help relieve symptoms caused by prostate cancer in adult men. This eMedTV Web selection presents details on when Emcyt is used, how it works to prevent cancer cells from dividing, and whether it is safe for older adults.
  • Emcyt Warnings and Precautions
    You may have an increased risk for high blood pressure and blood clots while taking Emcyt. This eMedTV Web selection outlines important safety precautions to be aware of with Emcyt, including warnings of dangerous complications that may occur.
  • Emcyte
    A doctor may prescribe Emcyt to help relieve symptoms of prostate cancer. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at this chemotherapy medicine, including how it is taken and potential side effects. Emcyte is a common misspelling of Emcyt.
  • Fentanyl Nasal Spray
    Fentanyl nasal spray is approved to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This article from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this narcotic, including information on how it works, dosing tips, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
  • Fentanyl Nasal Spray Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, your fentanyl nasal spray dose will be based on several factors, such as the severity of your pain and other medicines you are taking. This page covers general dosing guidelines and offers tips on using this drug.
  • Fentanyl Nasal Spray for Pain
    If you have breakthrough cancer pain, fentanyl nasal spray may help relieve your pain. This eMedTV article offers some information on how this prescription drug works to relieve pain and offers a link to more details on this topic.
  • Fentanyl Nasal Spray Information
    Fentanyl nasal spray is used for treating breakthrough cancer pain in adults. This eMedTV article provides more information on fentanyl nasal spray, including side effects and safety precautions. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Fentanyl Nasal Spray Side Effects
    Fever, nausea, and dizziness are common side effects of fentanyl nasal spray. This eMedTV segment outlines several potential reactions to this pain medication, including serious problems you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.
  • Fermagon
    Firmagon is a medicine used for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV Web selection explains how this drug works, covers some dosing information, and lists possible side effects. Fermagon is a common misspelling of Firmagon.
  • Firmagon
    Firmagon is a hormone medicine prescribed to slow down the progression of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, how the injection is given, safety precautions, and more.
  • Firmagon and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Firmagon (degarelix) passes through breast milk. This eMedTV segment explores whether it is safe for women who are breastfeeding to use Firmagon and explains what the manufacturer of the medicine recommends.
  • Firmagon and Pregnancy
    As explained in this page of the eMedTV site, Firmagon (degarelix) should not be used during pregnancy, as it may cause miscarriages or fetal harm. This article further explores why the FDA has classified Firmagon as a Category X medication.
  • Firmagon Dosage
    As explained in this article on the eMedTV site, dosing guidelines for Firmagon are the same for everyone, regardless of age or weight. This page describes when this injection is given and offers tips on what to expect during treatment with this drug.
  • Firmagon Drug Interactions
    You should not combine Cipro, Multaq, or certain other medications with Firmagon. This eMedTV page offers a detailed list of drugs that may cause interactions when used with Firmagon and describes the potentially life-threatening problems that may occur.
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