Pharmacy

Google Launched Google Health to Store and Manage Medical History

Google Launched Google Health to Store and Manage Medical History After a year and half of development, Google began offering online personal health records to the public on Monday. The Internet search giant’s service, Google Health, at www.google.com/health, is the latest entrant in the growing field of companies offering personal health records on the Web. Their ranks range from longtime online health services like WebMD to the software powerhouse Microsoft...

Effective OTC Drug for Seasonal Allergy: Zyrtec-D, Less Drowsiness

Effective OTC Drug for Seasonal Allergy: Zyrtec-D, Less Drowsiness Allergies of several types can occur in kids and teens. Environmental allergies (to dust mites, for example), seasonal allergies (such as hay fever), drug allergies (reactions to specific medications or drugs), food allergies (such as to nuts), and allergies to toxins (bee stings, for example) are the common conditions people usually refer to as allergies. For some people, seasonal allergy...

Medicinal Error Costs Huge

Medicinal Error Costs Huge Traditionally, errors are attributed to mistakes made by individuals who may be penalized for the mistakes. The usual approach to correct the errors is to create new rules with additional checking steps in the system, aiming to prevent further errors. As an example, an error of free flow IV administration of heparin is approached by teaching staff how to use the IV systems and to use special care...

Stomach Surgery May Change Drug Absrorption for Obese Individual

Stomach Surgery May Change Drug Absrorption for Obese Individual Overweight and obesity are rising medical problems of pandemic proportions. There are many detrimental health effects of obesity: heart disease, diabetes, many types of cancer, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, chronic musculoskeletal problems, etc. There is also a clear effect of obesity on mortality, though this is not so clear for overweight. Although diet, exercise, behavior therapy and anti-...

Viagra May Worsen Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder

Viagra May Worsen Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder Male impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) or is defined as the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for mutually satisfactory intercourse with his partner. Sildenafil citrate, sold under the names Viagra, Revatio and generically under various other names, is a drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH),...

Vectibix : FDA Approves for Colorectal Cancer

Vectibix : FDA Approves for Colorectal Cancer The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vectibix (panitumumab) for the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) following standard chemotherapy. Vectibix, a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor or EGFR on some cancer cells, received an accelerated approval after showing...

FDA Warned Not to Buy Drugs from Various Canadian Websites

FDA Warned Not to Buy Drugs from Various Canadian Websites A leader of the Food and Drug Administration's drug-safety office has told Congress that the agency and its once-vaunted Center for Drug Evaluation and Research are “broken.” The FDA is currently the object of several investigations, including one initiated at its own request. A Consumer Reports investigation has now found that tens of millions of people may unknowingly have been exposed to the...

Where Drug Absorbs / Delivers?

Where Drug Absorbs / Delivers? Absorption is the process by which the drug enters into the systemic circulation from the site of administration (except intravenous or intra-arterial routes) through biological barrier. In case of intravenous or intra-arterial administration the drug is not absorbed and it enters into the circulation directly. The drug is absorbed from different sites of administration such as from the...

Adverse Effects of Drugs Cannot be Ignored ?

Adverse Effects of Drugs Cannot be Ignored ? All drugs are potentially dangerous. They may cause different types of undesirable reactions.These reactions may be classified as predictable and unpredictable.The important issue that side effects happen to patients, not doctors, and we need to take them a bit more seriously. The research shows that stimulating the molecule CD28 on cells that mediate the immune response, known as T cells, can...

Storage and Preservation of Drugs are Important

Storage and Preservation of Drugs are Important The proper methods of storage and preservation of drugs and their preparations are of very great importance for maintenance of their potency. These methods must be strictly observed by the manufactures and retail pharmacists. The following factors may affect the drug and may lower the original potency as moisture, light, heat, air, age, chemicals, insect and bacteria and fungal growth. 1....

Liver Damage by Paracetamol /Acetaminophen Not Associated for Alcoholics Under Rehabilitation

Liver Damage by Paracetamol /Acetaminophen Not Associated for Alcoholics Under R Acetaminophen is generally a safe and effective medication, one that is used by millions of people every day to treat minor aches and pains and to diminish fevers. It might surprise many people, then, that overdoses of Tylenol and other products containing acetaminophen account for a staggering 40 percent to 50 percent of all acute liver failure cases each year in the United States.Of those cases...

Reduce Medicine Cost by Dividing Tablet

Reduce Medicine Cost by Dividing Tablet “Many Americans promised themselves they would improve their health in the New Year – eat better and get more exercise,” said American Heart Association President Augustus O. Grant, M.D., Ph.D. “Now it is Congress’s turn to make the same pledge to all Americans. Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim far too many lives – nearly one million per year – and almost a quarter of...

For Patients with Asthma Symptoms during Exercise: Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) Approved

For Patients with Asthma Symptoms during Exercise: Singulair (Montelukast Sodium Symptoms of exercise-induced asthma include wheezing, tightness or pain in the chest, coughing, and in some cases, prolonged shortness of breath. Some symptoms are more noticeable than others, which means exercise-induced asthma can sometimes go undiagnosed.Children with exercise-induced asthma often begin experiencing symptoms 5 to 10 minutes after they start exercising.Up to 90% of kids with...

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Drugs Such as Prilosec (Omeprazole)

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Drugs Such as Prilosec (Omeprazole), Prevacid (Lan Two decades ago, medical treatment of peptic ulceration was limited to sustained and burdensome use of antacids supplemented by anticholinergic agents and, more speculatively, changes in diet and lifestyle. Healing was an uncertain process; recurrence and relapse were common; scarring often resulted in gastric outlet obstruction; while haemorrhage and perforation were frequent life-threatening...

FDA Warned for Life Threatening Side Effects of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAS)

FDA Warned for Life Threatening Side Effects of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent There are several medications available to treat certain types of anemia. These medications are known as erythropoietic agents because they stimulate erythropoiesis, the production of RBCs in the bone marrow. Several of these agents are forms of a natural growth factor known as erythropoietin, while another is closely related to erythropoietin.in fetuses and in some animals, erythropoeiesis also...