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Are there any substitutes for Sensipar?

Posted 15 Apr 2015 by Charlietee 2 answers

I am unable to afford Sensipar, and wondered if there were substitutes. I am a dialysis patient.

Are Nephrocaps and Triphrocaps the same?

Posted 1 Apr 2014 by MichaelCPA 1 answer

What's the best prescription cough medicine for dialysis patient?

Posted 23 Sep 2013 by dialysis118 1 answer

It seems a lot of the ones I took as a child are now discontinued. Is Notuss still made? I try to stay away from combination medicines as much as possible, so the less 'stuff' that's in there, the best.


Posted 15 Mar 2015 by kbsg3605 3 answers

Im a dialysis patient, with ESRD, I also have polycystic kidney disease (pkd). Ive taken these drugs for pain 7 years now. The pain is getting worse and with having surgeries on and off how am I ever going to get off these drugs. I have very little energy as it is with kidney failure. Ive agreed to ...

No one can diagnose my problem. I have what I call (now dont laugh) the "heebeegeebees"?

Posted 17 Nov 2013 by 4 paws 4 answers

I feel like I have to give a speech or very anxious. I have been on dialysis for 1 yr. I no longer can sleep. I rock & roll, walk the floor all nite, rock in chair 100 miles an hr, cry because I want to sleep. I have taken stuff for restless leg, but dont have it in legs... comes in arms and ...

Glipizide/Metformin - my wife took metformin for many years and was never warned about the effect on

Posted 14 Jun 2017 by willard wheelock 1 answer

... the kidneys until they started to shut down, resulting in her needing dialysis. She recently passed away. Is there any lawsuit against metformin? Once the report of declining kidney function came to our doctor we stopped metformin and put her on insulin but the damage was already done and the ...

I have ESKD on dialysis. What happens if I use humulin u 500 insulin?

Posted 7 Nov 2013 by Miles 48 2 answers

I had 2 angiograms of my legs taking u 500 insulin. Since that my blood sugars have been very low. How does u500 affect someone with kidney desease

Can vancomycin and gentamicin IV be given together in the same bag?

Posted 18 Nov 2015 by micduncan 1 answer

This is in a dialysis center. I would never give both together obviously if that have never had them before. However a new teammate told me that they can be mixed together in the same bag and administered. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Interaction with lipitor and alcohol?

Posted 8 Jan 2016 by Mom worried 1 answer

My son is an alcoholic he took lipitor and his triglycerides went from 2900 to 8000 he needed dialysis if he continues to drink can he even take cholesterol meds?

Can lithium carbonate be re introduced to a patient who at one point had a lithium toxicity?

Posted 10 Feb 2017 by BRYAN68 3 answers

The does was 900MG, the lithium level got up to I believe 7.1. Dialysis was run and the lithium has never been reintroduced. Is it possible to reintroduce lithium slowly for a patient who has not been on it for nearly 5 years? I am only asking for informational reasons. Thank you!

Is it safe to take Coumadin while on dialysis?

Posted 30 Jul 2013 by jmg4163 1 answer

Mom started on Coumadin but is on dialysis, will this be safe due to having the fistula in her right forearm, will it bleed more?

Can lovenox cause swelling of the face?

Posted 17 Jun 2014 by Cheryl d 2 answers

My son is a dialysis patient and has had grafts/fistful placed. However with low blood pressure, the accesses would clot off. He is on lovenox until his blood is thin enough... also on Coumadin. His face is "moon face" & was wondering if it is from lovenox or fluid retention since ...

How much ondansetron can I take for dialysis induced nausea and thowing up?

Posted 22 Feb 2015 by UWED 1 answer

i am throwing up several times a day and am almost always nauseated... and i take 3 ondansetron 4mg per day and they only help a little bit... have tried several other pills so ... can i take more of the ondansetron thankyou

What is the difference between Rena-Vite Rx Tabs (CYP 161 Yellow) and Rena-Vite Tabs (CYP 162 Red)?

Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Luiz Filho 1 answer

Dear Sirs, I am a patient with CKD on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant and my nephrologist has been prescribing Rena-Vite Rx Tabs (CYP 161 Yellow) for few years. However, Blue Cross Health Insurance has recently denied coverage for Rena-Vite Rx Tabs (CYP 161 Yellow). In order to find a ...

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