Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
These drugs have been discouraged in pregnancy due to concerns about fetal and neonatal risks, but that appears to be changing in certain circumstances.
Diclofen or diclofenac sodium is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that relieves pain and inflammation. Despite its effectiveness in the treatment of osteoarthritis, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, diclofen poses a risk for side effects in some pat
Activated charcoal is a simple and effective antidote for several poisons. It mixes up with water and can be ingested with minimal discomfort to the patient. Activated charcoal works by attaching to chemical molecules before they are absorbed by the body and carrying them out through bowel movements
Review the role of SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, and benzodiazepines for management of anxiety.
Patients with very mild reflux symptoms may not need long-term treatment with proton pump inhibitors; could "on-demand" therapy be the answer?
Orlistat is a prescription diet pill sold under the brand name Xenical. It is also sold over the counter under the brand name Alli, but in a reduced dosage only. Orlistat works by blocking some of the fat in your diet from being absorbed in your body. The pill is intended to be used in conjunction w
Statin adherence is complex, and interventions to improve adherence should focus on patient communications, education, and follow-up.
Can patients with COPD receive beta-blockers safely?
Opalescence is a whitening system that can be done in a dental office, at home or a combination of both. Opalescence is easy to use, and has limited side effects associated with it. Three different systems exist, and range from a price of $75 to $500 according to Opalescence-whitening.com.
Burns are a painful injury that can leave your skin damaged long after the initial wound has healed. Even a minor burn caused by grazing an arm on a hot pan or iron can leave behind a telltale scar. If you're tired of hiding your scar, there are some other options. Over-the-counter treatments come i
In 1957, investigators at the University of Wisconsin isolated an orange molecule from the mitochondria of beef heart.
Testosterone suspension is used to treat hypogonadism and used illicitly by athletes to enhance performance. Dosage and length of administration vary depending on use and other drugs taken simultaneously, as testosterone can cause detrimental side effects.
Truvada is a combination of two anti-viral drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir. This medication is used along with other anti-viral drugs to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and slow its growth. Many side effects are possible.
Do pharmacists really make a difference? What does the research say?
"Pokemon SoulSilver," a remake of the 2000 release of "Pokemon Silver," brings back both the Johto and Kanto regions that the original game first featured. Players begin in the Johto region, defeating the gym leaders and the Elite Four before moving onto the Kanto region, which f
Pregabalin is a drug prescribed under the brand name Lyrica. It is used to alleviate pain caused by neurological disorders such as diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia. Pregabalin is also prescribed for treating seizures in adults. Many side effects are possible with this drug, some serious.
Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, and death. According to the sixth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, approximately 50 million people (1 of every 4 individuals) in the United States has the ...
Niacinamide is a medication used for the management and prevention of deficiencies of niacin. It is a form of vitamin B3. Niacin deficiency can lead to many unpleasant symptoms, such as redness and swelling of the tongue, disorientation, confusion, diarrhea, and red, peeling skin. These deficiencies
Magnesium is an important mineral to the human body for heart health, a healthy immune system, the function of nerves and muscles, blood sugar regulation, blood pressure and metabolism. A deficiency in magnesium is easily remedied with the use of magnesium oil used transdermally (through the skin).
Before becoming pregnant and especially during pregnancy, your doctor will advise you to start taking prenatal vitamins. You may wonder if they are necessary and how safe they are.