Generic Name: ESOMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE CAPSULE - ORAL Pronounced: (ES-oh-MEP-ra-zole) Nexium Oral Interactions
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Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
St. John's wort
Some products need stomach acid so that the body can
absorb them properly. Esomeprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how
well these products work. Some affected products include amphetamines,
atazanavir, digoxin, iron supplements, azole...
Dear Dr. Motola,
If you have had prostate surgery and need salvage radiation, but elect to take injections instead, how long will the lupron injections work?
Lupron is a drug that inhibits the production of gonadotropins (LH and FSH), resulting in the reduction of testosterone to castration levels. It is mainly intended for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer however other uses in the management of this disease are also utilized widely. This decrease in testosterone helps control the prostate cancer, however when treated with Lupron this only causes prostate cancer cells to stop growing or possibly grow at a slower rate.
Prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate is not curable. I am not certain whether you are undergoing radiation immediately after surgery for positive margins, or if this represents salvage that is being done years after the original operation. Unfortunately, Lupron does not work forever as the cancer cells will change ...
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