Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
Syrup of ipecac has a long history as a treatment for poisoning in children and adults. The syrup works by inducing vomiting, generally within 30 minutes of ingestion. Ipecac is derived from a plant and contains two active substances that work in the stomach: cephaline and emetine. It is important n
Deficiency in potassium, magnesium or calcium can be caused by a large variety of reasons. Smoking, drug or alcohol abuse, kidney or heart problems, being elderly, certain types of athletes, and some medications can all contribute to a lack of these minerals in the body. It is essential to get the
Paliperidone is prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia. Certain side effects are associated with paliperidone and should be reported to your doctor. The most common side effects are related to your nervous, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Extreme immunosuppression or toxicity can occur as a result of azole antifungal interactions.
Vitamins can be taken to supplement healthy eating.Gunay Mutlu/Photodisc/Getty ImagesVitamins can be used to augment a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition is essential for obtaining the right mix of vitamins and minerals needed for optimal physical and mental well-being. Taking additional...
The antistreptococcal activity of 5 fluoroqunolones is compared.
Can an outpatient palliative care team decrease the burden on caregivers?
Any condition in the body that destroys neurons, such as Parkinson's Disease, can be alleviated by the use of glutathione. When administered by medical personnel intravenously, the chemical eliminates free radicals in an person's system. Side effects from this procedure are rare but can cause a vari
Recent estimates show that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects approximately 16 million people in the United States and consumes $18 billion in direct health care costs.
While creatine may help enhance the muscle mass of an athlete or help treat people with chronic congestive heart failure, side effects range from loss of appetite to kidney damage. Because whey protein and creatine often go hand-in-hand as supplements for athletes, those who wish to reap the benefit
A new generation of antihyperglycemic agents has the potential to treat several otherwise unaddressed pathophysiologic defects of diabetes.
This study suggests that weight gain and increases in BMI are associated more strongly with olanzapine therapy than quetiapine therapy in children and adolescents.
Cymbalta, otherwise known by its generic name of duloxetine, is a prescription medication commonly used to treat both anxiety and depression. Much like other medications on the market today, there are potential side effects from its use, even for those patients who need the drug. Some of these side