Topic: Question on drugs for Ascities and Itching

My CC recurrence is progressing and I am in the process of making decisions of what course I will next follow.  For those of you who don't recognize me from earlier posts I am 3 years and 3+ months (good quality of life time for me) from successful Kaltskins surgery and have not yet done chemo.

I am now having secondary symptoms specifically ascities and itching and my Onc prescribed 2 drugs I could try.   Does any one here have any experience with:

spironolactone  - Prescribed to help relieve fluid buildup of ascities.  More info at:
                 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drug … 82627.html


ursodiol   - Prescribed to help with itching.  More info at:
                 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drug … 02587.html

Thanks and best wishes to you all.  Keep up the good fight.
-Peter

Re: Question on drugs for Ascities and Itching

Hi John:  My husband had a Whipple surgery 1 year ago and he itched like crazy. Nothing helped until we found a cream called Sarna at Walgreens. It is very strong and you should not use it more than 2 weeks at a time but it really did help where all else failed.
There are some things we just have to find out on our own!   Lainy

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