Brand name(s): Bactroban
Precautions While Using This Medicine
If your skin infection does not improve within 3 to 5 days, or if it becomes worse, check with your health care professional.
Last Revised: 06/11/2001
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Mupirocin (Bactroban) & sinus infection
Anyone know if Mupirocin 2% in a Polyethylene glycol(PEG) suspension is unwise to liquify with buffered saline & aerosolize for use with a possible sinus infection? It seems to help, as PEG is used as a nasal moisturizer (Rhinaris) & MRSA responds well to mupirocin. They don't sell it that way, though. The problem is Vaso-Motor Rhinitis (VMR) with sinus infection (i think) , my allergist is charging me out the nose, so to speak. Out of Plan, cramming everything but the kitchen sink up my nose for relief.
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Glyburide/Metform 2.5 Twice a day
2 weeks ago I lost my father, 63 from what the ICU doctors called Lactic acidosis which is addressed in the first line of the "Before taking this medication" section of his prescription. My father was diagnosed with Type 1 about 12 years ago and been managing his blood sugar with 2 insulin shots a day. I'm not sure if it's common to prescribe this drug along with insulin shots for Type 1 patients but it clearly states on the drug website and the precautions it should not be used to treat Type 1 patients. My question to the forum is have you heard of using both to control sugar levels?
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INDOMETHACIN for inflammation by the hernia area
This is what "surfaced" during my research on INDOMETHACIN. Brand names:
Prescribed for Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, menstrual pain, tendinitis, bursitis, painful shoulder, gout (except Indocin SR), sunburn prevention and treatment (as a cream or lotion), and migraine and cluster headache prevention, (except Indocin SR). Indomethacin can be used to prevent premature labor, but this can affect the development of the baby's heart and should be avoided. The drug is also used in place of surgery to treat a reare condition in premature infants called patent ductos arteriosus, where the baby's heart is not fully formed. Topical Indomethacin has been used as eyedrops to treat a severa and unusual inflammation of part of the retina.
INDOMETHACINis one of 16 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to relieve pain and inflammation.We do not know exactly how NSAIDs work, but part of their action may be due to an ability fo inhibit the body's production of a hormone called prostaglandin and to inhibit the action of other body chemicals, including cyclo-oxygenase, lipoxygenase, leukotrienes, lysosomal enzymes, and a host of other factors. Indomethacin is absorbed into the bloodstream fairly quickly. Pain relief comes about 30 minutes after taking the firs dose and lasts for 4 to 6 hours, but the drug's anti-inflammatory effect takes a week to become apparent, and may take 2 weeks to reach its maximum effect. Indomethacin is broken down in the liver and eliminated through the kidneys.
There's three more pages of data! (cautions, warnings, drug interactions, etc.) I got tire of typing/copying from "The Pill Book" 7th edition (1996). hope this helps
Peace be with you
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