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Severe Side Effects With Phentermine or Adipex

Severe Side Effects With Phentermine or Adipex

Adipex-P is a brand name for the drug phentermine, which doctors prescribe to assist in weight loss. A stimulant and appetite suppressant, the medication is meant for obese people to use on a short-term basis along with a diet and exercise program. Some severe side effects are possible.......[Read More]
How to Check FDA Interactions

How to Check FDA Interactions

The Food and Drug Administration is an operative arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA keeps track of which prescription drugs are legal for treatment in the U.S. as well as how these drugs interact with one another and foods. If you consume prescription drugs on a regular......[Read More]
Seizure Medicine Side Effects

Seizure Medicine Side Effects

A seizure is an episode of involuntary contractions of muscle and an alteration of the state of consciousness that occurs suddenly and without control. Seizure medications are frequently prescribed for individuals with recurrent seizures or epilepsy. While all medicines have the potential to cause s......[Read More]
Alternative Health & Herb Remedies with Slippery Elm

Alternative Health & Herb Remedies with Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is a herbal remedy derived from the bark of elm trees. It is dried and ground into a powder that can be made into teas, put into capsules, added to extracts or molded into suppositories. Slippery elm powder has many medicinal uses.......[Read More]
Prevention and Treatment of Pertussis in Adults

Prevention and Treatment of Pertussis in Adults

Rates of pertussis in adults have been steadily increasing in the United States. What are the proper methods of prevention and treatment for this disease?......[Read More]
Supply and Demand of Pharmacists is Talk of the Profession

Supply and Demand of Pharmacists is Talk of the Profession

Reaction to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) report on the pharmacist shortage was swift.......[Read More]
Different Triptan Medicines

Different Triptan Medicines

Triptans are prescription medications used to treat migraines if traditional pain relievers do not work or cannot be given. They work by interfering with a brain chemical called 5HT, which is thought to cause migraines when altered.......[Read More]
How to Ease Arthritis Symptoms with Natural Supplements

How to Ease Arthritis Symptoms with Natural Supplements

Arthritis, a degenerative joint disorder, occurs when the cartilage in the joint wears away, allowing the bones to rub together. This causes pain and inflammation, and it reduces flexibility and movement in the joint. Some natural supplements may be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, but talk......[Read More]
5 Celebrities With Mental Illnesses

5 Celebrities With Mental Illnesses

5 Celebs With Mental Illness......[Read More]
What Are the Side Effects of MDA?

What Are the Side Effects of MDA?

MDA is a schedule one drug in the United States, which means that the law considers it illegal with no legitimate medical use. However, MDA does have an underground drug following. Side effects from MDA use can potentially cause death or very serious health problems.......[Read More]
Lincomycin Side Effects

Lincomycin Side Effects

Lincomycin, frequently sold under the brand names Lincocin and Bactramycin, is a drug used to treat a variety of bacterial infections in the body. As a prescription drug, Lincomycin is capable of causing a number of mild to severe side effects depending on the dose size and the individual.......[Read More]
Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media

Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media

Which antibiotics are first-line for treatment of AOM?......[Read More]
Immunity Boosting Diets

Immunity Boosting Diets

The H1N1 pandemic of 2009 reminded us of the importance of virus prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 70 percent of those hospitalized with the virus in 2009 might have experienced more severe symptoms due to other conditions including weakened immune systems. The body's ab......[Read More]
Autism and Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccination

Autism and Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccination

Childhood autism was first described 60 years ago, but this distressing condition has attracted increasing attention recently.......[Read More]
First Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions

First Reports of Adverse Drug Reactions

The following table contains an overview of first published case reports of adverse drug reactions identified in the international literature in recent weeks.......[Read More]
Effect of Phytosterols

Effect of Phytosterols

Phytosterols are cholesterol-like compounds found in plant matter. While a typical American diet is relatively low in phytosterol-containing foods, they are an important aspect of a healthy diet, and some nutritionists even advise supplementation with these key compounds. Phytosterols perform a num......[Read More]
How to Make Isotonic Saline Solution

How to Make Isotonic Saline Solution

Making an isotonic saline solution is a precise, but simple, science. The prefix "iso" refers to something that is equal and means that the concentration of saline -- or the amount of salt -- is roughly equal to the salt concentration in body fluids. This amount is about 0.9 percent or 9g per 1000ml......[Read More]
How to Use Arnica Montana for Muscle Soreness and Minor Sprains

How to Use Arnica Montana for Muscle Soreness and Minor Sprains

If you have a first aid kit at home, Arnica Montana homeopathic remedy should be in it. Used for minor sprains, muscle soreness and bruising, it is safe for use with young children. Whether you garden or have a child who has fallen off her bicycle and banged up her knee, Arnica Montana is a practica......[Read More]
Does Stent Type Determine Antiplatelet Duration?

Does Stent Type Determine Antiplatelet Duration?

If patients receive DES, can they have a shorter duration of antiplatelet therapy?......[Read More]
List of Foods With Citric Acid

List of Foods With Citric Acid

Gummi bear soft candies are best avoided by those with citric acid sensitivities.gummy bears image by studio vision1 from Fotolia.comCitric acid is a naturally occurring acid in crystalline form found in certain fruits and vegetables with preservative and antioxidant properties. Used.........[Read More]