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Medications Used for Epilepsy

Medications Used for Epilepsy

Even though there is no known cure for epilepsy, the majority of epileptic people lead normal lives. Most seizures associated with epilepsy do not cause brain damage, but the condition does cause behavioral and emotional problems, especially in children. However, medications have been developed to k
What Are Chia Seeds?

What Are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds derive from the plant Salvia hispanica that originated in Mexico and South America. The word "chia" comes from the Aztec word "chian" which means oily. These seeds are full of beneficial fats and oils. The seeds are becoming a popular dietary "super food" in the United States. Eating chia
Clinical Effectiveness of Quetiapine in Children with Tourette's Syndrome

Clinical Effectiveness of Quetiapine in Children with Tourette's Syndrome

This new atypical antipsychotic was associated with only one mild side-effect.
Food: An Unrecognized Source of Loop Diuretic Resistance

Food: An Unrecognized Source of Loop Diuretic Resistance

Loop diuretics are a common class of drug used in the treatment of chronic conditions such as chronic heart failure (CHF) and renal failure.
Negative Effects of Plant Sterols

Negative Effects of Plant Sterols

Plant sterols are chemical compounds found in most vegetables, nuts, fruits and seeds. The Cleveland Clinic states that plant sterols are used mainly to reduce the risk of heart disease by helping to lower bad cholesterol without affecting good cholesterol. These compounds are available...
How to Make Homemade Cough Syrup With Onions & Peppers

How to Make Homemade Cough Syrup With Onions & Peppers

Do you have a cough that just won't quit? Believe it or not, when chemical medications don't work, there are often natural alternatives you can make easily with ingredients most people keep in their homes all the time. One such remedy is a cough syrup made with onions and pepper. Here's how it works
The Most Common Over the Counter Drugs

The Most Common Over the Counter Drugs

Over the counter drugs are medications you can purchase without a doctor's prescription. These drugs are used for a variety of ailments including pain, fever and smoking cessation as well as for allergies, colds and flu and weight loss. If used correctly, over the counter medications can alleviate s
Ortho Evra, A New Contraceptive Patch

Ortho Evra, A New Contraceptive Patch

Unintended pregnancies continue to be a major problem that affects not only the individual, but the larger society as well.
Top Food Sources of Vitamin C

Top Food Sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a very safe and effective nutrient. According to WebMD, the benefits may include the promotion of cardiovascular health, immune system support, prenatal health, eye disease prevention and more. To reap the benefits of Vitamin C, experts suggest taking 500 milligrams of calcium supplemen
Drug Identification Regulations

Drug Identification Regulations

The ability to identify various medications helps prevent errors.Jorg Greuel/Photodisc/Getty ImagesIdentifying different drugs helps prevent medication errors that can be harmful to patients. Regulations are put in place to help simplify drug identification. Factors such as appearance,...
Solumedrol Contraindications

Solumedrol Contraindications

Solumedrol is an injectable, synthetic-corticosteroid used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.syringe image by Chris Bolton from Fotolia.comSolumedrol, generically referred to as methylprednisolone sodium succinate, is a synthetic corticosteroid used for the treatment of...
The Disadvantages of Peppermint Oil

The Disadvantages of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil has long been used for its health benefits as an herbal remedy. The extract has been used to treat stomach conditions, headaches and muscle tension. The oil is not without its dangers, however, and consumers should carefully consider its disadvantages before using it for...
Good Agricultural & Collection Practices For Medicinal Plants

Good Agricultural & Collection Practices For Medicinal Plants

Many plants have medicinal qualities.basilico image by gianna from Fotolia.comAs the dangers of western medicine and pesticide laced plants become more evident, many are turning to a more holistic and organic approach using fresh ingredients to devise their own treatments. Whether...
The Side Effects of Hypershock

The Side Effects of Hypershock

Hypershock is a nutritional supplement that is marketed to body builders, athletes and weight lifters. The product is designed to help users increase muscle mass, body weightand strength, in addition to providing extra energy for workouts. The ingredients in Hypershock are a blend of vitamins, chemi
Side Effects of Saponins

Side Effects of Saponins

Saponins are phytochemicals (chemicals produced by plants) which are harvested from various plants such as the yucca, quillaja, soybeans, peas and herbs such as soapwort and soapberry. They are used in dietary supplements.
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?
5-Fluorouracil-Induced Tako-Tsubo-Like Syndrome

5-Fluorouracil-Induced Tako-Tsubo-Like Syndrome

Cardiotoxicity can be a serious complication of anticancer drugs.
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
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
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