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Horse Chestnut Extract for Edema

Horse Chestnut Extract for Edema

The use of horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is common in Europe. The scientific name for horse chestnut is Aesculus hippocastanum L. The effects of CVI may include leg swelling, edema, varicose veins and itching. The use of HCSE is not advised for people with......[Read More]
Anticholinergic Drugs and HRQOL in Adults With Dementia

Anticholinergic Drugs and HRQOL in Adults With Dementia

Patients with dementia are at a high risk of experiencing anticholinergic induced adverse events. What impact does this have on their health-related quality of life?......[Read More]
Use of Sodium Thiosulphate

Use of Sodium Thiosulphate

Sodium thiosulfate is a colorless, crystalline solid with a melting point of 48 degrees C. It is freely soluble in water. It contains five molecules of water as water crystallization. At 48 degrees C, the sodium thiosulfate melts; at 215 degrees C, it loses all its five molecules of water; and above......[Read More]
Green Sand Filtration for Iron Removal

Green Sand Filtration for Iron Removal

Public safety depends on clean water supplies. A variety of chemicals and methods can be used to treat water with a high metal content. When removing iron from water supplies, one widely used method of purifying water of iron content is greensand filtration.......[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]
The Effects of Phentermine on Hydration

The Effects of Phentermine on Hydration

It's important to monitor water intake while taking phentermine.water image by timur1970 from Fotolia.comPhentermine is a diet suppressant available with a doctor's prescription under the brand names Adipex-P, Ionamin, Obenix, Oby-Cap, Teramine and Zantryl. Like amphetamines, phentermine.........[Read More]
Possible Effect of Refrigeration of Warfarin

Possible Effect of Refrigeration of Warfarin

A 43-year-old African-American woman taking warfarin experienced fluctuating INR values over 8.5 months.......[Read More]
Monnieri Side Effects

Monnieri Side Effects

Monnieri, also referred to as bacopa, brahmi, and water hyssop, is an herb classified as an aquatic plant. This herb is mainly used in India by Ayurveda holistic practitioners. Monnieri has a variety of uses, but is mainly used for certain mental health conditions. Patients may experience side effec......[Read More]
Herbal Cleaning Detox

Herbal Cleaning Detox

When the body is full of toxins and chemicals, you might feel fatigued and suffer from a variety of physical ailments. Periodic cleansing of the bodily organs can lead to better overall health by assisting the organs to function more efficiently. You can use herbal methods to cleanse the body of tox......[Read More]
Vitamin Toxicity Symptoms

Vitamin Toxicity Symptoms

Vitamin toxicity is a dangerous reaction to taking massive amounts of vitamins. Although vitamins are well known to be excellent for your body and your health, taking too many vitamins can cause vitamin poisoning, or hypervitaminosis. Vitamins are often used in medical treatments to help fight and p......[Read More]
What Is Fluocinonide USP Used For?

What Is Fluocinonide USP Used For?

Fluocinonide USP is a topical prescription medication that contains a corticosteroid. Doctors prescribe fluocinonide to treat a variety of skin conditions.......[Read More]
Calcium Citrate Vs. Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Citrate Vs. Calcium Carbonate

Calcium strengthens bones, and it also facilitates the body's every muscle contraction and hormone secretion. Yet according to a 2009 USDA report, only one-third of Americans get adequate amounts of the mineral. Either calcium citrate or calcium carbonate, both non-prescription supplements, can help......[Read More]
Side Effects of Norvas

Side Effects of Norvas

Norvasc is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, which also is known as hypertension. The medicine is classified as a calcium channel blocker, and functions by enlarging the blood vessels and slowing down the heart in order to decrease the blood pressure. This medicine is also......[Read More]
Migraine Headache Misconceptions: Barriers to Effective Care

Migraine Headache Misconceptions: Barriers to Effective Care

At some point in life, virtually every human being will experience a headache.......[Read More]
Pharmacist-Managed Influenza Vaccination Campaign

Pharmacist-Managed Influenza Vaccination Campaign

To increase the rate of influenza vaccinations in high-risk patients by means of a pharmacist-managed immunization campaign.......[Read More]
Side Effects of Liporexin

Side Effects of Liporexin

Liporexin, first introduced to the U.S. market in 1999, promises weight loss of 6 to 9 pounds per month. The product is supported by testimonials and scientific evaluations, and the drug is made of several natural ingredients including broccoli, spinach, dandelion root, green tea and cayenne pepper......[Read More]
Dangers of Hibiscus Tea

Dangers of Hibiscus Tea

HibiscusHibiscus image by C??dric FROEHLICH from Fotolia.comHibiscus tea is a beverage that is made by using the sepals of a roselle flower known as Hibiscus sabdariffa, which originates in the tropics of the Old World. The tea is consumed both cold and hot, and has a tart flavor that is.........[Read More]
Drug Naltrexon for MS Treatment

Drug Naltrexon for MS Treatment

Naltrexone was developed for, and is primarily used as, a blocking agent for narcotic drugs and alcohol. It has been an effective method for treating drug and alcohol addictions for years. That is not; however, the only way Naltrexone can be used. It is also being used by some physicians, in very sm......[Read More]
Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Diseases in Pharmacy

Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Diseases in Pharmacy

Learn how point-of-care testing by pharmacists may rapidly identify infections such as influenza in the community.......[Read More]
Bivalirudin

Bivalirudin

Coronary artery disease affects more than 7 million Americans and accounts for more than 500,000 deaths/year in the United States.......[Read More]