Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
Turnips are low-calorie root vegetables that contain 28 calories per 100 g. Available year round, turnips flourish in poor soil and resist frost and mild freezing. Once seen as a poor man's food, they have increased in popularity, especially in the southern United States. They are often sold bunched
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...
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
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.
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.
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.