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Flushing

Flushing may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of flushing are high blood pressure, prostate cancer, and allergy. Other possible causes, such as hypothyroidism, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with flushing, 60% report having dizziness, 41% report having weakness, and 41% report having anxiety and nervousness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with flushing often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement, cardiac enzymes measurement, urinalysis and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with flushing include leuprolide (lupron), megestrol (megace), epinephrine, triptorelin, doxercalciferol (hectorol), moexipril, cefpodoxime, ranolazine (ranexa), bicalutamide (casodex), estrogens, conjugated (usp) / medroxyprogesterone, iohexol (omnipaque), calcium citrate and zoledronic acid (reclast) .

Leuprolide (Lupron)
$961
(28 days)
Megestrol (Megace)
$106
(28 days)
Epinephrine
$76
(7 days)
Triptorelin
$1088
(28 days)
Doxercalciferol (Hectorol)
$345
(28 days)
Moexipril
$30
(28 days)
Cefpodoxime
$62
(7 days)
Ranolazine (Ranexa)
$209
(28 days)
Bicalutamide (Casodex)
$98
(28 days)
Iohexol (Omnipaque)

Calcium Citrate
$6
(21 days)
Zoledronic Acid (Reclast)
$835
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for flushing include age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
1.0x
1-4 years
1.1x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
2.2x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.2x
Other
0.6x
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