Pharmacy

Combination of Tykerb (lapatinib) and Capectabine (Xeloda)

Combination of Tykerb (lapatinib) and Capectabine (Xeloda): New Targeted Treatme Cancers are uncontrolled growths of abnormal cells. It is not known why they occur. However, some women are more likely to get breast cancer than others.After the cancer spreads, it can form new tumors in other parts of the body. These tumors are called metastases.When cancer spreads, or metastasizes, it travels through either the lymph channels or the bloodstream. By filtering the blood,...

FDA Warned 20 Companies for Unapproved Ergotamine Containing Drug Products

FDA Warned 20 Companies for Unapproved Ergotamine Containing Drug Products Ergotamine is a vasoconstrictor used for migraine prevention and is sometimes mixed with caffeine. It is part of the ergot family of alkaloids and closely related to ergoline.Ergotism is manifested by intense arterial vasoconstriction, producing signs and symptoms of peripheral vascular ischemia. Ergotamine induces vasoconstriction by a direct action on vascular smooth muscle. In chronic...

Physician Should Think Have Thrombocytopenia before Using Antibiotic Vancomycin

Physician Should Think Have Thrombocytopenia before Using Antibiotic Vancomycin The blood that flows through this network of veins and arteries is called whole blood. Whole blood contains three types of blood cells, including: red blood cells white blood cells platelets These three types of blood cells are mostly manufactured in the bone marrow (the soft tissue inside our bones), especially in the bone marrow of the vertebrae (the bones that make up the spine), ribs,...

Weight Gaining Effect for Avandia (Rosiglitazone) Might Be Replaced By Newer Antidiabetic Drug: Galvus (Vildagliptin)

Weight Gaining Effect for Avandia (Rosiglitazone) Might Be Replaced By Newer Ant The American Diabetes Association estimates that nearly one-third of people who have type 2 diabetes don't even know it. If the condition is left uncontrolled, the consequences can be life-threatening. Nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. About 90 percent to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. And the...

Temporary Limb Salvage Shunt: A New Tool for Traumatic Limb Amputation

Temporary Limb Salvage Shunt: A New Tool for Traumatic Limb Amputation Patients with severe leg injuries often face a difficult choice of whether to have multiple operations to repair their damaged limb or undergo amputation. With advances in medical technology, limb reconstruction has replaced amputation as the primary treatment at many trauma centers. Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma (also referred to as avulsion) or surgery. As a surgical...

FDA Asked to all Brand-Name Drug Makers for Pharmacokinetic Studies

FDA Asked to all Brand-Name Drug Makers for Pharmacokinetic / Bioequivalence Stu Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) are important selection tools in deciding which drug candidates should be pursued for further development.It evaluates the factors that differentiate a drug from an interesting compound, including: determination of approximate lethal dose, in vivo safety pharmacology, pharmacokinetics to match an intended dosing regimen, and development...

Gariatric(Older Patient) Drug Misuse Problem Might be Solved by Proper Pharmacy Progarmme

Gariatric(Older Patient) Drug Misuse Problem Might be Solved by Proper Pharmacy The word "overdose" implies that there is a safe dosage and therefore the term overdose is commonly only applied to drugs, not poisons. When a drug is ingested in quantities and/or concentrations large enough to overwhelm the homeostasis of a living organism, causing severe illness or death. It is a type of poisoning. Symptoms of overdose occur in various forms: Exaggerated form of normal action...

Anti Flu Drug : Tamiflu Needs Precaution for its Unusual Potential Psychiatric Behavioral Risk

Anti Flu Drug : Tamiflu Needs Precaution for its Unusual Potential Psychiatric Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious viral respiratory tract infection. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the population in the US contract influenza each year. Influenza is characterized by the abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough. Influenza can make people of any age ill. Although most people are ill with influenza for only a few days, some have a much...