Q: Can I mix Plaquex with the chelation solution ?
A: No, absolutey not. Because chelation is a sodium chloride solution and Plaquex can only be mixed with dextrose 5 % or glucose 5% and NOTHING ELSE !!! Chelation and Plaquex infusions can be done one after the other on the same day, they just can't be mixed in the same infusion bag.
Q: Can I mix Plaquex into saline solution, eg. in a diabetic patient ?
A: No, Plaquex can't be mixed in saline solution as it saponifies. Only use Glucose or Dextrose 5 %, even in diabetic patients.
Q: What is the maximum dose ?
A: Adults up to 100 lbs: 40 cc, Adults heavier than 100 lbs: 50 cc . Asian patients usually can't be dosed higher than 25-30 cc, as they tend to react with extreme fatigue. In these patients it's best to divide one vial of 50 cc into two treatments.
Q: What side effects can Plaquex have ?
A: Diarrhea in severly atherosclerotic patients, or in patients receiving daily treatments or patients who have no gall bladder; transient elevation of LDL and liver enzymes at the beginning of treatment, which will normalize with continuing treatment; fatigue, thrombophlebitis at the infusion site which can be avoided by observing the following rules of application:
How to avoid thrombophlebitis:
1. Use 500 cc Dextrose or Glucose 5% instead of 250 cc
2. Use Becton & Dickinson or Braun teflon catheters or a butterfly and absolutley not TERUMO catheters as experience has shown that they cause thrombophlebitis.
3. Keep the time of infusion at 90 minutes minimum
4. Use Plaquex and not some generic PC product as some generic products use the wrong PC ingredient causing deoxycholic acid to dissociate which then can cause thrombophlebitis, hemolysis and ultimately kidney failure.
Q: Are allergic reactions possible?
A: Allergic reactions are generally always possible to all ingested substances.Most allergies though are to proteins. Plaquex does not contain any protein parts of soy. Therefore allergic reactions have never been described to the PPL in Plaquex.
Q: How should I store Plaquex ?
A: In the refrigerator, NOT IN THE FREEZER. Take it out of the fridge about 1 hour before mixing or the cold liquid may cause the solution with D5W or glucose 5% to turn cloudy. A cloudy solution will become clear again once it reaches room temperature.
Q: Can I alternate Plaquex and Chelation treatments ?
A: Yes, we recommend a ratio of 2 Plaquex to 1 Chelation unless the patient has a severe heavy metal load in which the treatment regimen should be 1 to 1.
Q: Why does Plaquex® Formula have to be given intravenously (i.v.)?
A: Plaquex® Oral is not enough to treat atherosclerosis. The intravenous application of Plaquex® Formula results in plasma levels of 100%, whereas, 70-80% of oral administration (Plaquex® Oral) enters the enterohepatic pathway during the first by-pass, resulting in plasma levels of only 10-30%. Plaquex Oral though can help maintain the results achieved as it improves lipid levels and blood flow rheology.
Important Legal Questions:
Q:Can I tell my patients that I do Plaquex® treatments if I order generic PC from somewhere else ?
A: No. Plaquex® is a registered trademark and may only be used on your website, brochures, advertisements or explanations to patients and others if you are using the compounded Plaquex® from AnazaoHealth® in the USA or Smith's Pharmacy in Canada:
7465 W. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Office Hours M - F 8:00am - 6:00pm PST
3463 Yonge St
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Q: Is Plaquex legal to use in the USA ?
A: It is legally compounded for office use by AnazaoHealth in Las Vegas, NV.
Q: What are the indications for Plaquex ?
A: Atherosclerosis (angina pectoris, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, carotid obstruction etc.); liver disease; kidney disease; certain skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Neurodermitis showed improvement under PC treatment and new findings suggest Macular Degeneration can be positively influenced. It is important to understand that Plaquex among other things replaces damaged PC in cell membranes so the cells return to normal health and function. This is especially important in patients over 50 years of age, as the body's own PC synthesis declines with increasing age thus rendering the body unable to repair the constant damage to cell membranes.
Q: Can the removal of plaque cause a stroke ?
Absolutely not. Plaquex doesn't cause little pieces of plaque to break off. It works on a metabolic/biochemical level increasing LCAT, an enzyme to increase cholesterol uptake by HDL from vascular walls.
Q: When does Plaquex seem not to work as desired?
A: There are some instances when results are not as expected:
1. The before and after testing needs to be done with the same equipment and software, eg. Calcium Score scanner.
2. It's preferable the same radiologist reads the before and after results.
3. Patients taking Coumadin/Warfarin have fast build up of Calcium due to the blocking of Vitamins K.
4. Patients who have taken statins for longer have increased plaque build up.
5. Patients with untreated/ poorly treated hypothyroidism have fast plaque build up.
6. Plaque inside stents are difficult to remove, especially when they clog the stent by a large percentage.
7. The lifestyle that led to plaque build up in the first place is not changed.