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Increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroids at the onset of an acute asthma aggravation may not cut down the need for rescue oral corticosteroids. Doubling the dose may provide fake reassurance.
Currently, two doses of chicken pox vaccine are recommended in the United States.
All influenza viruses of the type A, including those causing seasonal epidemics of human influenza
Research reports on use of abatacept for early and established arthritis who do not respond to methotrexate (MTX) are encouraging.
A drug that inhibits androgen biosynthesis has been found to drastically reduce the risk of death in men with metastatic or advanced or Metastatic prostate cancer.
Adverse drug reactions are commonly manifested on skin. Drug-induced skin disorders may be acute or chronic.
Fragrances and Preservatives in Cosmetics Can Be the Culprit Causing Allergic Dermatitis
According to a recent meta-analysis, use of angiotensin receptor blockers decrease the risk of myocardial infarction.
New researches on anti-obesity drugs are focusing on sustained weight loss with the use of peptide hormones along with lifestyle modifications.
Antibiotics are among the most used and abused medications. This article explains some general features about antibiotics.
Hypertension is one of the most common comorbidities of gout. 74% of patients with gout have hypertension.
Discontinuation of low-dose aspirin therapy may increase the risk of stroke in patients with cardiovascular disease or cerebrovascular disease.
Evidence supports the use of low-dose Aspirin to counter the effects of High Blood Pressure during pregnancy.
Combo of heartburn drugs and Blood thinners after a heart attack could be lethal as per a recent study.
Botox is the trade name for a neurotoxin, Botulinum Toxin A, which is used for cosmetic purposes and also to treat various medical conditions
An international study establishes the positive role of exemestane in reducing breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
British scientists claim to have developed a drug with the potential to ‘vaccinate’ those with a family history of breast cancer.
A new drug, brodalumab appears to be effective in moderate-to-severe psoriasis.
A recent study indicates that zoledronic acid does not improve disease-free survival in breast cancer patients and should not be routinely prescribed for this purpose.
SSRI, MAOI, SNRI, and TCA are the most common antidepressant medications used for major depressive disorder.
Clinical trials are experiments that yield useful information to clinicians if a particular treatment is of any value to a patient.
Clinical trials serve as a vital component for improving the treatment of medical conditions as they lead to higher standards of patient care.
Many of the drugs that are used today have been discovered by chance or often by mere serendipity
Rapid treatment with tranexamic acid can save patients with severe bleeding whether from accidents or violence.
Apixaban may be more effective than aspirin in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
A new drug VX-770 has been synthesized to treat cystic fibrosis patients. Going by reports, it is working wonders!
According to a new study, daily medicines such as acne pills, antibiotics and other medications that are routinely taken for common problems can help counter dementia.
Don’t get tempted to stop and start taking prescription medicines at your will. It could be serious. Find out how…
Metformin, a common diabetes drug, has the ability to trigger the growth of new brain cells. This discovery enhances the scope for new therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
New drug gives another treatment option for the millions of people with type 2 diabetes. linagliptin (Tradjenta), a once-daily pill for type -II diabetes has now been approved.
Beta-blockers and diuretics are associated with increased incidence of diabetes in hypertensive patients. Angiotensin receptor blockers appear to have the lowest risk of precipitating diabetes.
Statin therapy is associated with a slightly increased risk of development of diabetes. The benefit of statins for reduction of cardiovascular events is much high, and this outweighs the risk.
Some anticancer drugs like lapatinib are better absorbed in the presence of food in the digestive tract.
Drug abuse during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the mother as well as the fetus. It is advisable to stop usage of illicit drugs well before pregnancy.
A number of individual drugs as well as fixed dose combinations are banned in India.
A number of drugs can lower your blood sodium levels or hyponatremia. Among these, a majority of drugs bring about this effect through their action on hormone called ADH.
Medications are among the lesser-known yet common causes of weight gain. Switching over to a lesser weight-promoting alternative can help to solve the issue of weight gain with medications.
Pregnancy often results in a temporary improvement in psoriasis. On the other hand, psoriasis and its treatment can adversely affect pregnancy.
Eribulin has been found to improve survival in patients with metastatic or locally recurrent breast cancer who have received heavy chemotherapy before.
Everolimus in combination with exemestane has been found to be effective in patients with hormone-responsive advanced breast cancer not responding to regular hormonal treatments.
Since 1950s paracetamol has been extensively used as an analgesic. Being cheap and easily available it is widely used globally. This is also one of the reasons for it’s over dosage.
What is the treatment of choice for all breast cancer patients? Chemotherapy? Wrong.
Use of fluoxetine is a promising drug for treatment in patients suffering with ischemic stroke and moderate to severe motor deficit.
A new drug chemotherapy combination of FOLFIRINOX may boost survival of pancreatic cancer patients, suggests study.
Formoterol is found to be effective and safe in the treatment of COPD.
There is a complicated nexus between genes, environment and drug response. Studies in genetic variability would help to understand drug response in the mentally ill who are drug-resistant.
Report of adulteration of medicines, prepared by Divya Yog Pharmacy (owned by Swami Ramdev), with animal and human body parts.
The human body is designed to function at an optimal range possible to preserve the health of an individual.
Jim Tizzard, CEO, TAKE Life Sciences discusses pharmacovigilance, of monitoring pharma products, identifying possible risks and side effects, informing the public and medical professionals of updates.
India's Biocon Ltd says it has received encouraging results from the clinical trials on its oral insulin product, IN-105.
Use of inhaled glucocorticoids in children results in a deficit in the final adult height.
Report on Inhaled Insulin that is to be soon marketed by Pfizer in the name of Exubera
Triple-negative breast cancer can be effectively treated by using a combination of chemotherapy drugs and Iniparib.
Reduced probability of development of resistant parasites, decreased duration of therapy, high efficiency and safety are advantages offered by combination regimens.
Lasmiditan is a new drug in the pipeline for the treatment of migraine.
Leukotriene antagonists (LTRA),are easy to use and can help patients control their asthma effectively and improve their quality of life.
Recent studies suggest that metformin has potential to become the latest cancer therapeutic.
Aggressive pharmacological treatments diminished the need of surgical intervention in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
The drug, naltrexone has the potential to double a man’s chances to quit smoking but does not seem to help women in the same way.
A new experimental anti-clotting drug called Apixaban has been found to be efficient in reducing the risk of stroke in patients.
Treatment with imatinib and peginterferon alfa-2a was associated with significantly higher rates of molecular responses in people with CML.
Newer combination of medications may be more effective in the treatment of acne. The combinations also help to increase adherence to treatment.
Exenatide reduces blood glucose and weight when used along with other drugs in type 2 diabetics. However, it causes nausea and increases heart rate.
Opioid induced hyperalgesia is defined as increased nociceptive sensitization caused by exposure to opioids.
Ferriprox (deferiprone), an oral drug has been approved for treating thalassemia patients with excess iron due to blood transfusions.
Oral VTE prophylaxis with rivaroxaban and dabigatran after orthopedic surgery is cost effective and practical.
Bad news for people who rely on diet pills to shed weight as recent study links Roche's Xenical (Orlistat) to increase in kidney damage.
To alleviate pain, especially headaches, scientists are relying more on combined analgesics rather than sticking to mono therapy.
Placebo response is now generally well accepted. ‘Placebo response’ is the friend of the clinician and enemy of disease’.
Developing an effective HIV vaccine has been a challenge. The vaccine should naturally enhance the individual’s immunity against HIV infection and should be safe to use.
In a new effort, medicinal chemists added a special structure to an anticancer drug and developed a more potent medicine to treat the serious disease.
Placebo is an inert medication given more to please than benefit a patient who believes in its power to cure.
A recent Cochrane review study has found that probiotics can reduce the duration and severity of infectious diarrhea in adults and children.
Pyronaridine–artesunate combination therapy is not superior to artesunate-mefloquine drug combo in treating malaria.
Recreational drugs are commonly used in rave parties. Serotonin syndrome can occur in patients taking N-benzylpiperazine.
Resistance develops to protease inhibitors following their use in second-line treatment for HIV. In a study, darunavir did not develop any resistance during the treatment period.
Rivaroxaban is an oral anticoagulant or blood thinner that is more convenient to use with a better safety profile compared to currently used warfarin or heparin.
Rosiglitazone, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes has been banned by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The FDA has issued a warning regarding the use of this drug due to an associated increase in heart attacks.
Studies have revealed that therapeutic effect of rosiglitazone is facilitated by its prevention of the phosphorylation of PPAR(gamma).
Scientists wanted to study the efficacy of inactivated cell culture vaccine against yellow fever.
Medication errors due to drug names that sound similar or appear similar with few examples.
Wondering what the above verses from Thirukurral written by Thiruvalluvar somewhere around 300 BC is doing in this special report about nanotechnology
The FDA has listed out 13 drugs that could cause serious side effects and is monitoring them carefully.
Tablet splitting is a highly inaccurate and potentially dangerous practice according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Statins, the commonly prescribed cholesterol medications, are associated with myopathy.
Statins are the drugs that lower cholesterol levels by suppressing the enzymes concerned with cholesterol production in liver. Statins are believed to lower the risk of deaths occurring due to cancer.
For most of history, the human heart has been regarded as a forbidden organ too delicate to tamper with. It might have remained so, were it not for World War II.
Stroke is a condition where an artery supplying blood to the brain tissues is ruptured causing the formation of blood clot in the brain and interfering with the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain
Cisplatin plus gemcitabine is an effective treatment option for locally advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancer.
A new study has found no evidence that taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy helps reduce the risk of depression in the post-natal period.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin necessary for the development of bones. Sunlight helps the body to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency results in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
A woman vaccinated with Tdap during pregnancy is likely to be protected at time of delivery, and therefore less likely to transmit pertussis to her infant.
A recent study shows that the use of probiotic is superior to antibiotics for treating recurrent urinary tract infections in women.
A recent study found no significant effects of daily dietary supplementation with B vitamins or with omega 3 fatty acids on risk of major cardiovascular events.
If approved, the combination of phentermine and topiramate may emerge as an effective treatment for obesity.
Head & Neck Cancer of squamous type that no longer responding to chemotherapy may respond to zalutumumab
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