Warticon Cream (Podophyllotoxin)

Warticon Cream contains a medicine called podophyllotoxin. This is a plant extract which belongs to a group of medicines called ‘antivirals’. Warticon Cream is used to treat genital warts.

Fludarabine Phosphate

The name FluCam has been used for a regimen of fludarabine with alemtuzumab. Distinguish from Flucam, which is ampiroxicam. Slightly soluble in water; very slightly soluble in dehydrated alcohol; freely soluble in dimethylformamide.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Pathogenesis. Symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common chronic disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract presenting to primary care physicians and gastroenterologists. Epidemiological studies suggest that between 21% and 44% of the adult population report symptoms of heartburn on a monthly basis and 18% of these individuals use nonprescription medications for this problem. In addition, GERD is reported by 45%-85% of women during pregnancy.

Mivacurium Chloride

See under Atracurium for details regarding the incompatibility of neuromuscular blockers. As for competitive neuromuscular blockers in general (see Atracurium).

Glyceryl Trinitrate (Sterile Concentrate)

Glyceryl trinitrate is used for the control of blood pressure during operations or to improve blood flow during and after heart operations. It can also be given to you after you have had a heart attack or to control angina attacks (sudden pains in the chest) when other medicines have not worked. Special care is needed if you are taking/using other medicines as some could interact with glyceryl trinitrate.

Senokot Syrop

Adults and children over 12: Take two 5ml spoonfuls at night. Children over 6: Take one 5ml spoonful in the morning. Children aged 6 and under: Consult your doctor.

Small-bowel Disease

When small-bowel mucosal disease is suspected, the question often is when to perform the small-bowel biopsy. Some physicians proceed directly to biopsy in the clinical setting of apparent panmalabsorption and an abnormal small-bowel x-ray series without clinical suspicion of pancreatic disease. Others first order a xylose tolerance test to confirm mucosal disease and obtain a 72-hour stool fat collection to quantitate the steatorrhea.

Psychotropic Drugs in Children: Assessment

Psychotropic drugs should be neither the first choice nor the last choice in treatment for the behavioural and emotional disorders in children. The physician needs to keep in mind that the child is a developing individual, whose subjective symptoms may not indicate mental illness as clearly as adults’ symptoms may. As a result, the physician’s decisions about treatment are usually based on the assessment of the ecological system of the child (home, school, neighbourhood).

Antidiarrhoeals

Antidiarrhoeals are used as adjuncts in the symptomatic treatment of diarrhoea (see below), although the main aim in the management of acute diarrhoea is the correction of fluid and electrolyte depletion with rehydration therapy this is especially important in infants and young children and antidiarrhoeals are not generally recommended for this age group. Their use is also limited in chronic diarrhoea since treatment aimed at the underlying disorder will often alleviate the diarrhoea.

Laparoscopic-assisted colectomy

THIS STUDY compared the physical and mental state of 428 patients two days, two weeks and two months after LAC or open surgery. On average, patients who underwent laparoscopic-assisted colectomy stayed in the hospital almost one day less and needed less pain medication while hospitalized than those who had open surgery. The authors considered these benefits minimal.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A infection is one of the most frequently reported vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States.

Abraxane (Paclitaxel)

Abraxane is a medicine containing paclitaxel albumin. Albumin is a part of human blood.

Mucosal protectants

Cytoprotective drugs (mucosal protectants) play a role in the management of peptic ulcer disease (below). Chelates or complexes, which coat the gastric mucosa preferentially at sites of ulceration by forming an adherent complex with proteins.

Drug interactions: OCs, AEDs, and the risk of pregnancy

Studies have shown that the most commonly used antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) reduce blood levels of oral contraceptives (OCs) by about 40%. But how many physicians know this? After seeing five epileptic patients in two years at Johns Hopkins Hospital with unexpected and inconvenient pregnancies that occurred during OC and AED therapies, Krauss et al decided to conduct a national survey to see how aware physicians are of the interactions between antiepileptic drugs and oral contraceptives. They were interested to find out how many physicians know that hepatic enzyme-inducing AEDs increase the metabolism of oral contraceptives, thus reducing blood levels.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Musculoskeletal problems are Canada’s leading cause of long-term disability. In the general population, they are among the most frequent chronic health conditions, reasons for seeing a doctor, and reasons for using prescription and nonprescription drugs. Just over 10% of office visits to general practitioners and family physicians are attributable to these disorders.

Sexually Transmitted Enteric Disorders

Substantial increases in the recognition and prevalence of sexually transmitted enteric disorders have occurred over the past several decades, largely due to increasing freedom of both heterosexual and homosexual expression. The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) has further augmented the diversity and complexity of sexually related enteric disorders. These disorders are summarized in Table SEXUALLY RELATED DISORDERS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.

Fragmin Prevents Deep-Vein Thrombosis After Surgery

Fragmin (dalteparin) is a low-molecular-weight heparin marketed by Pharmacia & Upjohn. It has proven to be beneficial in preventing thromboembolic complications in patients undergoing abdominal surgery or hip replacement surgery when administered once before surgery and for a week after the procedure.

Immunostimulatory Therapies

The subject if immune surveillance as a defense against cancer has been debated since the 1950s. Knowledge of the genetic basis of cancer and immune processes has expanded significantly since that time and allowed researchers to manipulate tumor-specific characteristics as targets for the immune system.

Strefen Honey & Lemon (Flurbiprofen)

These lozenges help the symptoms of sore throats, such as throat soreness, pain and swelling. You should get some relief from pain and soreness within half an hour of sucking a lozenge.

Sustiva – Drug for HIV Treatment

Although several different types of drugs are used by patients with AIDS to treat their human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (usually in combination), until recently no drug has received full approval from the FDA based on long-term results. In February 2000, Sustiva (efavirenz), manufactured by DuPont Pharmaceuticals, became the first anti-HIV drug to receive full FDA approval based on long-term data supporting its effectiveness in fighting HIV infection.