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Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Children

Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Children

Appropriate antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children remains limited. Which nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors are best for backbone treatment in combination antiretroviral therapy?
Pentothal Side Effects

Pentothal Side Effects

Pentothal is a drug sold generically as thiopental that is used to stop seizures, and to cause drowsiness and sleep before medical procedures. The use of Pentothal may result in a variety of side effects ranging from mild to severe based on the individual using the drug and the prescribed dosage.
How to Use Tonalin CLA

How to Use Tonalin CLA

Tonalin CLA is a fatty acid product manufactured by the Cognis Group company. CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid and Tonalin is the brand name. The company claims that Tonalin CLA can be used as a weight loss aid. In addition, it claims that Tonalin CLA may have other beneficial effects on the
How to Beat Nasal Spray Addiction

How to Beat Nasal Spray Addiction

Nasal congestion occurs when blood vessels in the nasal passages swell because of a cold, allergies or environmental irritation such as smoke or dust. Prescription nasal sprays or over-the-counter steroid sprays quickly clear this congestion, and the relief can prompt people to continue using sprays
Dietary Supplement Knowledge: RPh vs Health Food Employees

Dietary Supplement Knowledge: RPh vs Health Food Employees

Do pharmacists know more about dietary supplement safety and efficacy than health food store employees?
Side Effects of Rampril

Side Effects of Rampril

Ramipril is a prescription medicine. It is often used for the treatment of hypertension, which is also commonly known as high blood pressure. It also administered to those who have congestive heart failure as well as those who have just suffered from a heart attack. The medication is classified as a
Properties of Polyethylene Glycol

Properties of Polyethylene Glycol

Poly(ethylene glycol) is a polymer found commonly in many household products, such as toothpaste. Because of its low toxicity and low hazard risks, it is approved for use in different lubricants/laxatives. Poly(ethylene glycol), according to its Material Safety Data Sheet, is "stable under ordinary
Commercial Chicken Farming

Commercial Chicken Farming

Commercial chicken farming allows farmers to raise high quantities of chickens and eggs at a low costs, providing consumers with an accessible and convenient product. Commercial chicken farming practices aim to pursue economic gains.
Sources of Lutein & Zeaxanthin

Sources of Lutein & Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the most abundant carotenoids found in North American. Carotenoids are types of yellow to red pigment found mostly in fruits and vegetables. Lutein is the dominant component found in the retina of the eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin are essential for good vision.
Medical Outcomes of Therapy for Glaucoma

Medical Outcomes of Therapy for Glaucoma

Based on an observational survery conducted at a nationa level, this pilot study found that the probability of developing disease progression was associated with more treatment switches.
Why Are Drug Patents Important?

Why Are Drug Patents Important?

Medical research contributes to new discoveries and ideas, including new medications. The pharmaceutical field is forever improving and growing because of medical research that strives to develop pharmaceutical breakthroughs. Those ideas and breakthroughs must be protected through drug patents.
Quetiapine Offers Promise for Difficult-to-Treat Psychosis

Quetiapine Offers Promise for Difficult-to-Treat Psychosis

Quetiapine is a dibenzothiazepine atypical antipsychotic closely resembling clozapine.
Lisinopril Side Effects on the Bladder

Lisinopril Side Effects on the Bladder

Lisinopril is a type of oral medication that doctors commonly prescribe for the treatment of hypertension. Despite its effectiveness at lowering blood pressure levels, lisinopril poses a risk for side effects, including some that affect the bladder.
How to Discontinue Mobic

How to Discontinue Mobic

Mobic, which is known also by its generic name Meloxicam, is a prescription anti-inflammatory medication used to treat arthritis symptoms. Mobic can create numerous side effects, including an increase in the risk for abdominal bleeding and stroke. If your doctor prescribed Mobic to treat your arthri
Phendimetrazine Effects

Phendimetrazine Effects

Phendimetrazine is a type of medication used in the treatment of obesity. The drug is very similar in the chemical structure of amphetamines. The drug stimulates the nerves and brain, which, in response, increases the heart rate and suppresses the appetite. This medication is not recommended for use
Primatene Mist Vs. Albuterol

Primatene Mist Vs. Albuterol

Asthma and diseases affecting airways are serious health problems that require proper treatment to prevent further complications. The first line of defense is often a bronchodilator, like Primatene Mist or Albuterol. Understanding the differences between the medications can help you to make an infor
Using Valerian Root to Sleep

Using Valerian Root to Sleep

The root of the valerian plant has been used as a natural sedative and sleep aid for many years. Benefits of using this root include the fact that side effects are rare. Naturally, you will experience drowsiness and, as with most medications--herbal or otherwise--you should avoid using this if you a
Types of Fat-Soluable Vitamins

Types of Fat-Soluable Vitamins

Chemical reactions occurring continuously in the body are dependent on the existence of vitamins in the body. Without vitamins, processes such as energy metabolism, cell formation and growth could slow down or stop altogether. Of the 13 essential vitamins, only four are fat-soluble: vitamins A, D, E
5-Fluorouracil-Induced Tako-Tsubo-Like Syndrome

5-Fluorouracil-Induced Tako-Tsubo-Like Syndrome

Cardiotoxicity can be a serious complication of anticancer drugs.
An Economic Analysis

An Economic Analysis

Can clinical pharmacists affect economic resource use and humanistic outcomes in a population at high risk for medication-related problems?