Solu-Medrol is one brand name for the generic medication methylprednisolone sodium succinate. It is a member of the glucocorticoids, similar to the naturally occurring steroid hormone cortisol, and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Solu-Medrol is available as an injectable...
Jetepar is a type of multivitamin common in Malaysia, China and parts of Southeast Asia. Despite its nutritional benefits when used to supplement a poor diet, Jetepar poses a risk for side effects in some patients.
Goldenseal and echinacea are herb whose roots, flowers and stems are commonly used in herbal medicine. Both herbs have a variety of benefits, but also pose a risk for some side effects.
Food provides low levels of vitamin D and the effectiveness of fortifying cereals, juices and milk is still being debated. The best food source is fish liver oils; a new report by The Institute of Medicine recommends 600 to 4000 International Units, or IU, a day, for those 9 years old and up. Vitami
The New York Times reports that some health care experts are concerned about consumers who can't interpret medication warning labels properly. Confusion results from a lack of consistency among labels in their colors and the information they provide.
How does the risk of rhabdomyolysis with fibrate and statin therapy compare with statin monotherapy?
Parents of newborns find their lives altered forever. Medical problems are one situation for which new parents must seek help.
Africanum, also known as Pygeum Africanum, is an herbal supplement that is used to treat individuals suffering from an enlarged prostate. Use of this supplement may lead to an array of side effects ranging in severity based on the particular individual.
A rash is an area of itching, pain, redness or irritation on the skin. Because people react differently to medications, all drugs are capable of causing skin rashes. While generally harmless, a rash accompanied by throat or facial swelling or trouble breathing can signal a dangerous reaction and r
Can you help patients stop running to the bathroom? Read this article on nausea and vomiting to find out how.
Lemon balm, a mint, has soothing, sedative properties. It will help you sleep. Lemon balm has long been used to promote sleep as well as ease digestive problems, including bloating, gas and colic, and as a means of reducing anxiety and stress.
Concerta is the brand name for an extended-release form of methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant. Concerta is available by prescription to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults.
Strontium ranelate is a medication given as treatment for osteoporosis---or, low bone mineral density---and its symptoms. Known primarily by its brand name, Protelos, strontium ranelate is prescribed to postmenopausal women. Protelos is considered an alternative treatment option for patients who do
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 1991, called lead "the No. 1 environmental threat to the health of children in the United States." The EPA estimates that 12 million homes have lead in their yards exceeding the 400 ppm standard for play areas -- and 4.7 million h
Which combination is more effective in reducing blood pressure in hypertensive patients?
Frontline is a product used to control fleas and ticks on dogs and cats. Through an application, the medication keeps fleas and ticks off of your pet for a full month before needing to be reapplied. This kind of protection from being bitten may tempt some people into trying to use Frontline on thems
Mental status changes and metabolic acidosis may occur with topiramate therapy.
Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a chemical compound made naturally in human bodies. It has been getting a lot of attention for its benefits on heart health. The impact of vitamin E when coupled with CoQ10 has been increasingly studied for added benefits on heart health and reduction in damage
Can the "good" bacteria in probiotics help treat the common cold, vulvovaginal candidiasis, or antibiotic-associated diarrhea?