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What Is the Function of a Beta Blocker?

What Is the Function of a Beta Blocker?

An estimated 50 million Americans have high blood pressure. Changes in lifestyle and diet can dramatically lower blood pressure to a healthy range. However, when those changes aren't enough, physicians may prescribe medications such as beta-blockers.......[Read More]
The Uses of Zinc Oxide Cream

The Uses of Zinc Oxide Cream

Zinc oxide cream can be used in sunscreen.woman holding sunscreen image by Alina Isakovich from Fotolia.comZinc oxide at room temperature is a white powder that has been used in many different industries. This inorganic compound with the chemical formula ZnO can be found in the production.........[Read More]
Digoxin Use in Modern Medicine

Digoxin Use in Modern Medicine

Do you prescribe digoxin? Read this to review drug interactions, adverse effects, and optimal use.......[Read More]
Daily Dosage Regimen of Oxaprozin Potassium

Daily Dosage Regimen of Oxaprozin Potassium

Analgesic drugs with a long elimination half-life are well suited for the treatment of chronic pain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.......[Read More]
How to Transfer a Prescription From Caremark to Walmart

How to Transfer a Prescription From Caremark to Walmart

If you need to transfer your Caremark prescription to Walmart Pharmacy, you do not need to contact Caremark. Walmart has a prescription transferring process that only requires a transfer request. Walmart will contact Caremark and request all of the information about your prescription. You can easily......[Read More]
What Supplements Are Good for Diabetes?

What Supplements Are Good for Diabetes?

There are many supplements on the market that claim to support diabetes care. They are available as fresh herbs, herbal extracts, capsules, tablets and combination formulas of different beneficial supplements for diabetes.......[Read More]
Antibiotic Treatment for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Antibiotic Treatment for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Antimicrobial management of VAP must balance appropriate initial treatment with a de-escalation strategy to avoid unnecessary use of antimicrobials.......[Read More]
Management of Dyslipidemia in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Management of Dyslipidemia in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Proper treatment with lipid-modifying drugs can reduce the rate of CAD events and combination therapy focusing on all components of mixed dyslipidemia may reduce morbity and mortality.......[Read More]
What Is a Mao Inhibitor?

What Is a Mao Inhibitor?

As the first class of drugs developed for the treatment of depression, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) feature the longest history among all anti-depressant medications. Introduced during the 1950's, MAOIs allow certain neurotransmitter levels to remain elevated in the brain thereby boosting th......[Read More]
How to Combat PMT

How to Combat PMT

Combating PMT begins with understanding the condition. Premenstrual Syndrome, also known as PMT or more commonly PMS, is a set of symptoms that affect women up to two weeks before ovulation begins. The condition is characterized by depression, bloating, cramping, mood swings and other symptoms. The ......[Read More]
Chromium Picolinate & Weight Loss

Chromium Picolinate & Weight Loss

It seems like every weight loss supplement on the market claims it is the only thing you ever need to lose that frustrating fat, get lean and be gorgeous. But they can't all be true, or we'd all look like movie stars. Chromium picolinate has been used in weight loss products for decades, but most pe......[Read More]
How to Treat Fibromyalgia with Vitamins

How to Treat Fibromyalgia with Vitamins

A natural way to treat Fibromyalgia and Fibromyalgia pain is with vitamins. Fibromyalgia is a condition where the patient suffers from long term pain as well as tenderness. The pain and tenderness of Fibromyalgia can affect the joints, tendons, muscles and other soft tissues. Below are the vitamins ......[Read More]
Treating Congestion in Children's Summer Colds

Treating Congestion in Children's Summer Colds

Colds and associated problems require more pharmacist nonprescription counseling time than any other minor condition.......[Read More]
Medicine Used for Depression & Epilepsy

Medicine Used for Depression & Epilepsy

While depression cannot cause epilepsy, being diagnosed with epilepsy can lead to serious depression. Luckily, there are a variety of medicines available that treat both.......[Read More]
What Is Statin Medication?

What Is Statin Medication?

Statins are a class of prescription medication that are sold under a variety of names. Doctors typically prescribe statins to lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels.......[Read More]
Anticoagulation-Related Outcomes With Levofloxacin or Gatifloxacin

Anticoagulation-Related Outcomes With Levofloxacin or Gatifloxacin

The prescribing information for these 2 agents says they have no significant effect on the pharmacokinetics of warfarin, but this study indicates otherwise.......[Read More]
Difference Between Glutathione & L-Glutathione

Difference Between Glutathione & L-Glutathione

Glutathione and L-glutathione are different forms of the same protein. Glutathione is a monomer and contains a single glutathione molecule; l-glutathione is a dimer and contains two.......[Read More]
Are Double-Beta Lactam Combinations Appropriate in the NICU?

Are Double-Beta Lactam Combinations Appropriate in the NICU?

Certain combinations of DBL antibiotics have demonstrated benefits, but clinicians should exercise caution in drug selection because of the potential risks.......[Read More]
History of Bayer Aspirin

History of Bayer Aspirin

Freidr. Bayer et Comp. began as a partnership between Friedrich Bayer and Johann Freidrich Weskott on August 1, 1863 in Barmen, Germany as a manufacturer of dyes for the textile industry.......[Read More]