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Dear Sir,

I am simple person from small country Nepal. I am having a breathing problem since 10 days. i feels hard to take the oxygen. i am being hospitalized for several days and being provided to consume (Magnex 1000 mg) 3 times a day and other medicine as well. i consume almost 7000 mg of medicine in a daily manner in hospital. currently i am having weakness problem, my hand shakes to lift things and all. can you please tell me is it due to heavy dose of medicine provided in the hospital.

Please let me know if i should stop eating the medicine that are being provided by the doctor. please provide me alternative way for this.

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Hello Rujan,
  I deeply apologize for such a delayed response. I just returned from vacation, and just was reviewing my email when I saw your letter.
I'm not quite certain what that medication is that they are giving you. It is not available in the United States, and the information I searched for is not clear as to what it actually is. It quite possibly may be an antibiotic, but what I read is that is given by injection, not taken orally. Also, the maximum daily dosage would only be 4000 milligrams per day not the 7000 you been taking.
  My other consideration was, that it might be a mineral supplement of magnesium. This is used is injection and emergency basis in the hospital for a severe asthma attack. But again, not given orally here for that therapy.
  So unfortunately, I don't think I can give you an accurate answer to your problem. I'm hoping that you are doing better at this point, again I'm so sorry for the delay.
  If you are still being treated, see if you can get the chemical name of the medication they're providing to you, and send that to me to research further.
  I sincerely hope for the best for your recovery. Any further questions, please feel free to get back to me. There's nothing simple about being a human being, you sound like a very good person that deserves a healthy life.
  Sincerely,

    Marc

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Marc Rubin, RPh Asthma Educator

Expertise

I have worked directly with patients as well as caregivers for over 30 years. Have made presentations throughout Illinois educating school nurses as well as the teaching and coaching staff of public schools about asthma, and how they should respond to these students needs. Presented a public education program on asthma through the US Department of Public Health. Specialize in helping guide asthmatic patients to take control of their disease in order to live a near-normal, fully active life.

Experience

Practicing pharmacist for 40 years, specializing in asthma and COPD for 12 years. Developed nationwide education to nurses, teachers and athletic coaches regarding asthma and exercise induced bronchospasm. In addition, and closer to home. my daughter has asthma, and my son has exercise induced bronchospasm. In addition, I serve on the boards and committees of a number of asthma organizations: Sports, Exercise and Fitness Committee of AAAAI, Population Health Committee and Sports Medicine Committee of ACAAI, Sports Medicine Committee of the World Allergy Association. Board of Directors of the Chicago Asthma Consortium, Board of Directors of the Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation, as well as the advisory board of a medical education company, Emmi Solutions. Directly involved in the creation of public education programs for asthma, COPD and diabetes.

Organizations
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology / Sports Medicine Committee, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology / Population Health Committee and Sports Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society. World Allergy Association, Chicago Asthma Consortium / Professional Development Committee, Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation, and Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago: Development Committee for AE-C prep class, and presenter.

Publications
AAAAI PowerPoint on the new guidelines for EIB (Exercise Induced Bronchospasm), AAAAI Powerpoint on Asthma in School Setting for Teachers and Coaches, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Transition guide for teens with food allergies or asthma going out of the home to live independantly.

Education/Credentials
BScPharm, RPh, (NAECB Certified asthma educator in 2002), NIPCO Certified Respiratory Care Pharmacist

Past/Present Clients
Emmi Solutions, Chicago Next Level Health, Chicago

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