Your body is a delicate machine and any hormone imbalance can cause a series of unwanted side effects or conditions to occur. The hormone prolactin is needed to regulate sex hormones, menstruation, ovulation, and breastfeeding in women. However, men also produce the hormone in smaller dosages, despite having no known normal function behind it. Prolactin is produced in the pituitary gland and when levels rise to high in the body (known as hyperprolactinemia), it has been linked to a handful of different conditions and diseases. Dostinex is a popular medication used to treat hyperprolactinemia, as well as the other conditions associated to it.
Drugs used in pediatric care can have a long delay from the time the medication is originally approved—to the time trials are completed for use with children. An audit done by Boston’s Children’s Hospital found only one-third of mandatory trials on children’s efficacy and usage were completed in a seven-year timespan after a new drug hits the market. This can often leave a gaping hole in treatment areas—or worse yet, leave a doctor or pharmacist left to guess at whether or not it can safely treat kids.
Worldwide, more than 422 million people are affected by the various types of diabetic disorders—a drastic jump from the 108 million affected in 1980. If the upward trend of its significance isn’t halted soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. Those are some scary facts. Especially when you consider an estimated 1.6 million deaths in 2015 were directly caused by diabetes and another 2.2 million were tied to high blood glucose, according to WHO. Despite being around for a long time, the exponential growth of people with the disease has the world on alert.
Over the past couple of decades, Domperidone has fallen in and out of grace with varying countries. With certain problematic side effects, and numerous medications it can interact with, Domperidone’s efficacy hasn’t always had the best track record. However, there are still many patients whose symptoms and potential benefits outweigh the problematic risks associated with Domperidone—making it a medication that can still be prescribed—even in the United States. The key is to know how to go about getting the medication in whatever country you live in.
Online pharmacies are pretty synonymous with saving money these days. Almost everyone knows you can hop online and purchase your prescription medications through local or online Canadian pharmacies without much fuss. But have you ever stopped to consider the evolution of how online pharmacies came to be? What’s driven this market shift and how did Canada become one of the leading sources for cheaper online prescription refills? We’ll answer all of these questions and more. Read on for the details
Healthcare is at the forefront of most people’s minds these days. Whether you’re looking for affordable healthcare or needing to get your next prescription filled at a fair price—there’s a lot to consider. If you choose to buy your prescriptions online, you might even find yourself wondering if you’re searching for the right terms, or if you’re safe in buying your medication from an online pharmacy. Whatever your pharmacy or drugstore related question is—we have some answers for you.
With the threats and verbal jabs bouncing back and forth between North Korea and the United States, tensions are high as the world reconsiders the possibility of a nuclear incident. While it sounds as though North Korea is willing to talk with the United States, it’s unclear whether or not any talks would take place. Even if they did meet—both leaders at present can be highly unpredictable and prone to snap judgements. Which does nothing to ease concerns.
The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation would like your thoughts on the importance of ordering prescription medications from legitimate online pharmacies in Canada. This input is critical for sharing with policymakers who can make positive changes to lower the exorbitant price of drugs.
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The subject of the condition of Dry Eyes is known by many, as sufferers but they and indeed, many others may not know many of the details of the condition, the effects and indeed, the latest treatments available. In the following text, we detail many of the aspects of the condition known as, Dry Eyes.
Whatever ailments you may be suffering from, new breakthroughs in medication happen every day. There are a number of new medications on the market recently that are sure to be beneficial in the years to come. There have been developments in medications for type 2 diabetes treatment, managing COPD, as well as others of importance.
Teenagers and alcohol is a dangerous combination but professionals are working hard to develop assessment questions that can identify teens at risk of abusing alcohol.
A new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, has found that a single question can assess whether a teen likely has a drinking problem.
After a rough primary season, the American voters have finally whittled down the contenders for the Presidency to the final two candidates. The Democrats are supporting long time favorite Hillary Clinton, and the Republicans are supporting brash political outsider Donald Trump. While this is a historical and important election for a number of reasons, whoever lives in the White House starting in 2017 will unquestionably affect the future of American health care.
Carissa Andrews is an passionate author and freelancer from Minnesotan with a focus in creative writing.
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ new 3D printed drug, Spritam, has been FDA approved to treat seizures and is expected to hit the market sometime in early 2016. According to Aprecia, the 3D printing process they used was originally developed at MIT and allows them to get an incredible amount of accuracy in the delivery system of up to 1,000 mg per tablet.
While in some ways, this is considered a gain for women’s rights activists, Flibanserin isn’t without its pitfalls, and the FDA still knows it. The recommendation for approval from the panel also comes with a pretty big caveat: Sprout must make the negative side effects like dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, and others more noticeable than just a typical warning.
Zomig is used to relieve migraines headaches in adults. It is available in tablet (2.5mg and 5mg) and nasal spray form.
Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids or synthetic testosterone helps to sculpt a well-muscled body much faster, than just by taking physical exercises. Long term of using them leads to very unpleasant and bad side effects. Side effects include: increased body hair, aggressive behaviour, fluid retention, elevated blood pressure, sleeplessness, increased irritability...
While medication errors can happen on all levels, we have some tips for the top three ways they could affect you.
Avert Mix-ups at Hospital Level
Researched published in the Journal of Patient Safety, estimated that hospital medical errors contribute to the deaths of between 210,000 and 440,000 patients.
On Jan 2015, global pharmaceutical companies Mylan and Teva have received the final approval for selling version of Diovan. Sandoz, the generic division of Novartis also announced the US introduction of an authorized generic version of the leading anti-hypertensive medicines in July 8, 2014. Now, an onslaught of competition is coming. Novartis will not only face stepped-up competition for the Diovan brand, but for its own authorized generic copy.
As it turns out, there's a lot of thought that goes into the seemingly crazy drug names.
Even if you don’t take any medications yourself, I’m sure you’ve at least seen a commercial on TV for some of the more popular ones on the market right now. Somewhere near the end of the commercial is a list of possible side effects (usually ranging from headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc.). However, there are also many rare side effects that have no other way to describe them other than… bizarre. They’re often so rare that you’ll never hear about them in commercials, but they certainly exist.
Here’s a list of our top 10 rare-but-bizarre side effects:
If you have taken your medication and thinking about driving after that, think twice. Do not put yourself and those around you at risk. There are many alternatives to driving yourself. Call a taxi, use public transport, ask a friend or a relative to drive instead, or just walk.
Recently, we discussed the potential dangers of driving under the influence of medications. While it’s fair to say the potential risks are equally as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and illegally obtained drugs – there are ways to minimize those hazards. Let’s show you how.
Do you take one (or more) prescription medications?
Of the nearly 314 million people in America, nearly 70% (220 million) have taken a prescription medication this month and of those, a whopping 50% (110 million) have taken two or more. With that in mind, it’s a pretty safe bet you are one of the millions who have taken a medically prescribed drug this month. However, if someone asked you whether or not your medication impairs your driving, would you know? Or are you like the majority of us who aren’t sure?
Did you know there are roughly 6 million car accidents each year in America? A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found in 2009 that 18% of fatally injured drivers tested positive for at least one illicit, prescription, or over-the-counter drug. That’s 1,080,000 people and likely on the rise.
It is always a good idea to check with your pharmacist or doctor if your prescribed medication would affect your driving ability. But at the end of the day it is always the driver who should be responsible for his actions.
A recent study conducted by Pediatrics concluded a scary fact that we parents already fear: kids get into their parents' medicines. Did you know approximately 60,000 children under the age of 5 in America are treated in the emergency room because they got into medicines (or vitamins) when their caregiver wasn't looking?
It's true; we enjoy keeping our readers well informed, and on their toes. So with that in mind, we have our first Canadian Pharmacy King Pop Quiz to help you uncover some great information you definitely want to know about. Now's the time to get some insights you may have missed, but most of all have some fun!
1.) What should you be sure to have with you if your medicine is confiscated while traveling?
a. Extra medicine
b. A cellphone
c. A letter from your doctor
We understand preparing to travel abroad is both exciting and quite possibly nerve-wracking. There are lots of variables to consider and some you might miss if you aren't careful. When it comes to bringing along medications, one thing is for sure; it can be especially stressful when having to think about all of the requirements and restrictions. The TSA has very specific rules and guidelines to take note of. The good news is we've done most of the hard work for you. From preparing for your trip with your doctor, to the guidelines for packing your medications and even security screenings' we've got you covered.
Prescription drug addicts reportedly are targeting open houses. Clean your med cabinet and store meds in car boot before OPEN HOUSE!
Most people generally think of spring as the time for cleaning out those overrun closets, or donating unwanted items to goodwill. But let me ask you this; do you clean out your medicine cabinet, too? If you're like most of us, the answer is probably no.
Out With the Old
Throwing out anything expired, discontinued/recalled, or partially used (including any over the counter medicines) is critical to a healthy medicine cabinet. Medicines lose potency when they have gone past their expiration dates and it is recommended you check your medicine cabinet at least twice a year, getting rid of medications past their prime.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends to pack all medications in original labeling and make your screening experience hassle-free!
Whether you're planning a short trip or a long one, even the most solid of prescription medication regimens can be thrown into chaos and even to the point of danger by traveling without proper planning. There's a lot to consider and with summer around the corner, we have some insights to mull over before you take off for your next vacation. Depending upon the level of your regimen, you can take advantage of some or all of these tips. Let us know what works for you, or if you have some suggestions of your own to add to the list.
1. Talk to your doctor before your trip. This is a no-brainer. Tell them where you plan to go, how long you will be gone. They can help you plan out how changes in environment and time zones could or will affect your prescription regimen.
2. Keep all drugs and medical equipment, including syringes, needles, catheters, etc., in their original containers. We know it's tempting to schedule your medication in a pill holder before you leave, but according to the Travel and Safety Administration (TSA) you must avoid making your medication hard to identify.
The purpose of the above content is to raise awareness only and does not advocate treatment or diagnosis. This information should not be substituted for your physician's consultation and it should not indicate that use of the drug is safe and suitable for you or your (pet). Seek professional medical advice and treatment if you have any questions or concerns.