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clomipramine (Anafranil)

clomipramine (Anafranil)

What is the dosage for clomipramine? : Treatment with clomipramine should be started at the lowest recommended dose and increased slowly based on patient response to minimize the risk for side effects. Clomipramine tablets are better tolerated when administered with meals. Which drugs or supplements interact with clomipramine? Patients starting treatment with clomipramine should consult […]

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Another Video Game Risk to Watch Out For

Another Video Game Risk to Watch Out For

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Video games carry labels with an age-related rating, typically based on the level of violence, strong language and sexual content. But that’s not the only guideline to consider. An industry group called the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) sets the […]

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CDC Renews Pledge to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

CDC Renews Pledge to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a show of support for international efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), U.S. health officials said Thursday that they remain committed to helping stem the spread of the deadly virus. The outbreak was declared a […]

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3-D Printers Might Someday Make Replacement Hearts

3-D Printers Might Someday Make Replacement Hearts

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have taken an important step forward in creating 3-D printed hearts — with the ultimate goal of making replacement tissue for organs and body parts damaged by disease or injury. The 3-D printing process builds three-dimensional objects based […]

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Iron Deficiency

Iron Deficiency

Food Sources of Iron ranked by milligrams of iron per standard amount; also calories in the standard amount. (All amounts listed provide 10% or more of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for teenage and adult females, which is 18 mg/day.) Food, Standard Amount Iron (mg) Calories Clams, canned, drained oz 23.8 126 Fortified dry cereals […]

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Health Tip: Living With Hypoglycemia

Health Tip: Living With Hypoglycemia

(HealthDay News) — Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood sugar is too low, says the Hormone Health Network. Latest Diabetes News People with diabetes often develop hypoglycemia, but it is possible for people without diabetes to become hypoglycemic, as well. It’s a good idea to discuss your diet with a doctor or dietician, who may suggest […]

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verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])

verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])

What is verapamil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Verapamil belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers (CCBs), which includes amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) as well as others. These medications block the movement of calcium into the muscle cells of the coronary arteries (the arteries supplying […]

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filgrastim (Neupogen)

filgrastim (Neupogen)

What is filgrastim (Neupogen), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Filgrastim (Neupogen) is a man-made protein that is similar to the naturally occurring protein, granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). G-CSF is produced in the body by the immune system and stimulates the formation of one type of white blood cell, the neutrophil. Neutrophils take […]