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Keep Unused Meds Out of the Hands of Addicts

Keep Unused Meds Out of the Hands of Addicts

Latest Prevention & Wellness News SUNDAY, July 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As America grapples with an opioid epidemic, it has become even more important to dispose of your leftover prescription medications properly, one pharmacist says. “Many people don’t realize that simply throwing away leftover medications or flushing them down the toilet is actually very […]

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epoetin alfa, Epogen, Procrit

epoetin alfa, Epogen, Procrit

What is epoetin alfa? What are the uses for epoetin alfa? Epoetin alfa is a man-made, injectable drug for treating anemia associated with chronic kidney failure for people who are or will be receiving dialysis. Epoetin alfa is also used to treat anemia in individuals with HIV infection and in patients with cancer who are receiving […]

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Childhood ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children)

Childhood ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children)

REFERENCES: American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Arlington, Virginia: American Psychiatric Association, 2013. Bjornstad, G.J., and P. Montgomery. “Family therapy for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2 (2005): 1-26. Chen, M.H., J.W. Hsu, K.L. Huang, et al. “Sexually transmitted infection […]

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Health Tip: Dealing With a Stomach Virus

Health Tip: Dealing With a Stomach Virus

(HealthDay News) — A stomach virus typically is mild and goes away on its own, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Infectious Disease News To help ease symptoms of a stomach virus, the academy suggests: Eat bland foods. Drink clear liquids. Stay hydrated. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Stay home and rest. Copyright © […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats: CDC

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats: CDC

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats has sickened 45 people in 13 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Infectious Disease News Twelve people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported in the outbreak. Illnesses began between Nov. […]

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triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide

triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide

What is triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide? What are the uses for triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide? Triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide is an oral diuretic (water pill) that is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) and edema (water accumulation). It is a combination of two different diuretics. The FDA approved triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide in December 1965. The kidneys control the amount of sodium […]

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Small Vessel Disease Leaves Patients Vulnerable to Leg Amputation

Small Vessel Disease Leaves Patients Vulnerable to Leg Amputation

Latest Heart News MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No matter where it occurs in the body, microvascular disease ups the risk of leg amputation, a new study finds. Microvascular disease damages very small blood vessels. Researchers analyzed data from more than 125,000 U.S. veterans who were followed for an average of nine years. […]

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nitroglycerin, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro, Minitran, Deponit, Nitrol

nitroglycerin, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro, Minitran, Deponit, Nitrol

What is nitroglycerin? Nitroglycerin belongs to a class of drugs called nitrates. Nitroglycerin is used in the management of angina pectoris (heart pain). What brand names are available for nitroglycerin? Nitrostat, Nitromist, Nitroquick, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur, Minitran, Nitro-Bid, Nitronol, and others Is nitroglycerin available as a generic drug? Yes (for some dosage forms) Do I need […]