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pentoxifylline (Trental, Pentoxil)

pentoxifylline (Trental, Pentoxil)

Why is Trental prescribed to patients? Pentoxifylline is used for the treatment of intermittent claudication caused by peripheral arterial disease. Is Trental available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for Trental? Yes What are the side effects of Trental? Common adverse effects include: Other side effects include: What is the dosage […]

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Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease

Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease

Recent research uncovers an association between sugar-sweetened drinks and an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Sugary drinks seem to be linked with higher mortality rates from CVD. The new study appeared in the journal Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association (AHA). The results showed that when people consumed more sugary drinks, […]

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Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

Latest Heart News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, a looming public health problem, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 153,000 people who took part in the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in […]

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Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Many people who have a stroke also experience vision impairment as a result. New groundbreaking research looks at the mechanisms that play a role in this damage and shows that it may be reversible. New research may offer people who have lost some of their vision due to a stroke renewed hope that they may […]

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Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial

Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial

A minimally invasive surgical procedure that targets nerves leading to the kidneys could one day offer a safe way for some people to reduce their blood pressure medications. Scientists find a new way to optimize blood pressure control. Investigators have announced the 6-month results of an international clinical trial on the safety and effectiveness of […]

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omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza)

omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza)

What is omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lovaza is an fat-regulating (antilipemic) drug that is used in addition to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG, a fat-carrying particle in the blood) levels in adult patients with severe elevations in blood levels of TG (≥mg/dL). It is similar to Epanova […]

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mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)

mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)

What is mycophenolate mofetil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mycophenolic acid is an immunosuppressive drug. Mycophenolate mofetil is a prodrug (inactive form) of mycophenolic acid (MPA). Following oral administration, mycophenolate mofetil is rapidly absorbed and hydrolyzed (converted) to MPA. MPA is the active metabolite which has pharmacological activity. MPA is a strong, […]

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Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients who get a stent to prop open a blocked artery are typically put on a powerful anti-clotting drug and aspirin for a full year after their procedure. Now, new research suggests these patients can safely drop the aspirin regimen after just three months, […]