Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for transmitting signals between the nerve cells of your brain. It is a chemical that is naturally produced by your body; and is necessary to help your brain control your body's movements. If your body stops producing dopamine you can end up with Pa
These drugs have been discouraged in pregnancy due to concerns about fetal and neonatal risks, but that appears to be changing in certain circumstances.
Pharmaceutical Coating and Coating HistoryPharmaceutical coating has been an important technique for the manufacture of pills and other medicines, and pharmaceutical coating techniques continue to change and develop as the pharmaceutical industry develops. Originally, the use of sugar was...
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
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?
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
Use of an erythropoietin order form can reduce inappropriate utilization and drug costs.
Do pharmacists really make a difference? What does the research say?
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.
Sales of herbal dietary supplements rose 4.8 percent in 2009, as they had risen almost every year for the previous ten years. Information about these supplements can help you buy them wisely and improve your health.