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How to Naturally Calm Perimenopause Symptoms

How to Naturally Calm Perimenopause Symptoms

Perimenopause is the time of transition between having regular menstrual cycles and total cessation of menstrual cycles. This can last up to a decade and may include symptoms such as irregular periods, insomnia, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, depression, mood swings, decrease in sex drive, tenderness
Doxorubicin plus Ifosfamide for Breast Cancer

Doxorubicin plus Ifosfamide for Breast Cancer

Do these 2 anthracyclines and alkylating agents administered to patients under FEC chemotherapy demonstrate complete cross-resistance?
Information in Regards to Painkillers Without a Prescription

Information in Regards to Painkillers Without a Prescription

Pain is the number one reason for doctor visits in the United States. Over 75 million Americans have some type of painful condition. Not every ache and pain requires a prescription. There are a number of useful remedies sold over the counter.
Acetaminophen Toxicity: What Pharmacists Need to Know

Acetaminophen Toxicity: What Pharmacists Need to Know

At what amount of acetaminophen ingestion should a patient be referred to the ER for possible overdose?
Drug-Related Problems

Drug-Related Problems

If the 1995 Johnson and Bootman research that pegged the cost of ambulatory drug-related problems (DRPs) at $76.6 billion raised eyebrows, an update on that study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association(JAPhA) should cause shock waves.
Drug Shortage Taking Toll on Pharmacists

Drug Shortage Taking Toll on Pharmacists

Shortages of anesthetic agents and other drugs are putting a serious strain on pharmacists and technicians responsible for ensuring adequate inventories. The problem is especially pronounced in the nation's hospitals, which typically stock fewer brands of medications and have on hand fewer ...
Use of CMV-IVIG in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipientsp

Use of CMV-IVIG in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipientsp

This study describes characteristics and outcomes of HSCT patients who received CMV-IVIG.
Vitamin B for Bowel Disease

Vitamin B for Bowel Disease

Bowel diseases include short bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Diseases in the bowel often inhibit absorption of nutrients in areas affected. Consuming B vitamins may be beneficial. The B vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12.
What is the Difference Between Tylenol & Advil?

What is the Difference Between Tylenol & Advil?

Medical science has produced a number of medicines to relieve pain. Two of the most recognizable name brands are Tylenol and Advil, seemingly similar drugs with very big differences.
Side Effects of Symmetrel

Side Effects of Symmetrel

Symmetrel, known generically as amantadine, is a drug used to both treat and prevent viral infections. As is the case with most prescription drugs, Symmetrel may cause a number of mild to severe side effects depending on the individual and the dose size.
How Old Should a Boy Be before He Starts Taking Men's Vitamins?

How Old Should a Boy Be before He Starts Taking Men's Vitamins?

Children's vitamins are easy to chew.vitamins image by Aidairi from Fotolia.comBetween the Ages of 12 and 14Adult vitamins are typically swallowed whole.vitamins image by Keith Frith from Fotolia.comNutritionally, vitamins marketed for children and adults are similar. The main difference...
Uses for Vitamins

Uses for Vitamins

Vitamins are needed to maintain healthy cells. Vitamins help cells efficiently use and process the chemical energy acquired from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. A healthy intake of vitamins ensures healthy skin, bones, muscles, heart, digestive system, immune system and nervous system.
Steroid Injection Information

Steroid Injection Information

Corticosteroids are used in pain management to reduce pain, redness and swelling in your joints or tendons. Corticosteroids are related to the hormone cortisone, which occurs naturally in your body. Anabolic steroids are similar to testosterone, which is a male sex hormone. These are used to increas
Effectiveness of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Effectiveness of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors are a group of drugs that shut down the "pumps" in stomach acid secreting cells. These drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions and are considered to be safe for short-term use. Proton pump inhibitors include the drugs omeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, esomepraz
Side Effects of Diphenhydramine

Side Effects of Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is a prescription medication used for the management of symptoms of the common cold, hay fever and allergies. It is an antihistamine. Some of the symptoms that Diphenhydramine treats include itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, rash and sneezing. It also can help treat symptoms of moti
Pharmacy Delivery Grants

Pharmacy Delivery Grants

Pharmacy delivery grants help establish medication therapy programs to improve patient care.pr??paratrices en pharmacie image by c??dric chabal from Fotolia.comPharmacy delivery grants support community pharmacies in their pursuit to improve overall medication administration by conducting...
Drug-induced Skin Disorders

Drug-induced Skin Disorders

From anaphylaxis to acne… How should medication-induced skin disorders be managed?
Side Effects of Etoricoxib

Side Effects of Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) available in over 60 countries as of 2009, although not in the United States. Etoricoxib blocks cyclooxygenase in the body, and is a type of drug commonly called a COX-II inhibitor. It is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
Tooth Discoloration After Treatment with Linezolid

Tooth Discoloration After Treatment with Linezolid

With the increasing frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in immunocomprimised hosts, clinicians are increasingly prescribing the oral treatment of linezolid.
The Evolving Role of Nesiritide

The Evolving Role of Nesiritide

The economic, clinical, and humanistic toll that heart failure continues to exact on public health is tremendous.