Does consumption of regular orange juice cause drug interactions, or should all citrus fruits be avoided?
Which medicines can be split or crushed for administration?
How are drugs classified as controlled substances?
Folic acid can interfere with certain chemotherapy drugs. Is there an acceptable level of folic acid or should it be avoided completely?
Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) and hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef) are used to treat infusion reactions to chemotherapy and other anticancer treatments. Some clinicians seem to favor one over the other. Is there a significant difference between the two or is it just a matter of clinician preference?
The Advisor Forum addresses a question about medications that can treat hot flushes in women receiving tamoxifen.
Our pharmacist answers a question about a potential interaction between certain citrus juices and drug metabolism.
What is the role of sunitinib malate in the treatment of sarcomas?
When opioids or other painkillers prescribed after surgery or an injury are no longer needed, or if a medication was changed, patients may have unused prescription medications in their homes. Is there a safe way for patients to dispose of these leftover prescriptions?
Is there any information about a link between lisinopril and breast cancer recurrence?
What are the new Medicare guidelines for the administration of an epoetin alfa injection (Procrit) or a darbepoetin alfa injection (Aranesp)?
Should hydration be administered before all doses of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) or just for high-dose Cytoxan?
Is bevacizumab (Avastin) use in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) related to a higher incidence of thromboembolic events?
What is chemo brain, and what can be done for it?
I am concerned about some of our patients with advanced cancer being full code. Is it within my scope to address this with patients, and if so, what is the best approach?
How do certain chemotherapy agents make tumors more radiosensitive?
Is CYP2D6 genotyping for tamoxifen (Nolvadex) sensitivity before use of the drug beneficial?
Where does the use of specialty pharmacies fit into cancer care?
How soon should the creatinine be measured when dosing carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
Is there an evidence-based booklet on cancer and diet available for patients undergoing chemotherapy? Is there any evidence that sugar causes cancer?
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