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Study Shows Potential Benefits of Xolair(R) in Treating Children Suffering from Moderate or Severe Persistent Allergic Asthma Inadequately Controlled With Inhaled Corticosteroids

... hives, or feeling warm -- swelling of the throat or tongue, throat tightness, hoarse voice, or trouble ... sinus infection (16%), headache (15%), and sore throat (11%). Xolair is not a rescue medicine and ...

FDA Approves MiddleBrook's Amoxicillin PULSYS for Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis in Adolescents and Adults

... in eradicating bacteria responsible for strep throat and demonstrated statistical non-inferiority to a ... Pharyngitis is a painful inflammation of the throat caused by a variety of microorganisms, both viral ... 15 million patients annually seek relief of sore throat symptoms in the United States. The most common ...

CAPHOSOL(R) Relieves Oral Mucositis (OM) and Improves Quality-of-Life in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemoradiation

... of epithelial cells in the oral cavity (cells lining the surface of the throat and esophagus) are eroded during therapy, patients often experience severe ... prescription medical device, is also indicated for dryness of the mouth or throat (hyposalivation, xerostomia), regardless of the cause or whether the ...

PTC Therapeutics Announces Data Supporting Cough Frequency as a New Outcome Measure in Evaluating Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis

... which integrates cough signals from chest wall motion transducers and a throat microphone and stores the data for computer analysis. FEV1 (Forced ... in CF exacerbation. Although there was occasional neck pressure due to the throat microphone, compliance was excellent, with cough data collected for a ...

The Quigley Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results, Increases Investment in Pharmaceutical R&D for Diabetic Neuropathy

... of two new COLD-EEZE brand extensions, Organix(TM) Cough and Sore throat Drops and COLD-EEZE Immune Support Complex-10 (ISC-10) will enable ... health during the upcoming Cold and Flu Season. Organix Cough and Sore throat Drops is a proprietary product manufactured in the Company's certified ...

Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

... to mometasone or any of the ingredients in ASMANEX. There have been cases of hypersensitivity, allergic reactions, facial swelling, hives, and throat tightness reported. Patients who use inhaled steroid medicines for asthma may develop a fungal infection of the mouth and throat. Rinse ...

FDA Approves Tekturna HCT(R) as Initial Treatment in Patients Unlikely to Achieve Their Blood Pressure Goals With a Single Agent

... Two of the most serious side effects of TEKTURNA and TEKTURNA HCT include an allergic reaction involving swelling of the face, lips, throat and/or tongue that may cause difficulty in breathing and swallowing (stop taking TEKTURNA or TEKTURNA HCT and contact your doctor immediately), and ...

ASMANEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Dry Powder Inhaler) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma in Adult Patients

... to mometasone or any of the ingredients in ASMANEX. There have been cases of hypersensitivity, allergic reactions, facial swelling, hives, and throat tightness reported. Patients who use inhaled steroid medicines for asthma may develop a fungal infection of the mouth and throat. Rinse your ...

Alexza's AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Meets Primary Endpoint of Treating Acute Agitation in Patients with Bipolar Disorder in Phase 3 Trial

... 17% Sedation / Somnolence 3% 7% 6% Dizziness 8% 6% 5% throat irritation 1% 0% 4% Fatigue 3% 4% 3% Anxiety ...

RHEI Pharmaceuticals Announces the Initiation of the Final Clinical Study for Approval of Tibozole in China

... in patients." About Oral Candidiasis Oral candidiasis, which is sometimes called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat caused by Candida albicans, although other related Candida may be involved. It appears as thick white or cream-colored deposits on mucosal ...

Colesevelam HCl Lowered LDL Cholesterol in Pediatric Patients With Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

... constipation (11.0% vs. 7.0%), indigestion (8.3% vs. 3.5%), nausea (4.2% vs. 3.9%), accidental injury (3.7% vs. 2.7%), weakness (3.6% vs. 1.9%), sore throat (3.2% vs. 1.9%), flu-like symptoms (3.2% vs. 3.1%), runny nose (3.2% vs. 3.1%) and muscle aches (2.1% vs. 0.4%). In patients with type 2 diabetes ...

Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD

... may increase the risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems (cataracts or glaucoma). Patients should have regular eye exams. Thrush in the mouth and throat may occur. Patients should tell their doctor if they have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking Advair. Do not use Advair with ...

Landmark COPD Trial UPLIFT(R) Shows SPIRIVA(R) HandiHaler(R) Sustained Lung Function Improvements Over Four Years

... or prostate problems. These may worsen with SPIRIVA. If you have vision changes, eye pain, your breathing suddenly worsens, you get hives, or your throat or tongue swells, stop taking SPIRIVA and contact your doctor. Do not use SPIRIVA if you are allergic to atropine, ipratropium, tiotropium bromide, ...

Good Samaritan Hospital Launches High Risk Breast Cancer Program at Good Samaritan North Health Center

... cancer risk. In May of 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Blum was a busy mom of four, wife and caregiver to her husband who was fighting throat cancer, in addition to serving as a cheerleading coach and school board president for the Northmont City Schools. She says she "had too much to live ...

New Studies Highlight Benefits of Coblation(R)-Assisted Procedures in Airway Fire Prevention and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

... four million surgeries worldwide, Coblation(R)-based devices have been developed and marketed for sports medicine; spine/neurologic; ear, nose and throat (ENT); cosmetic; urologic and gynecologic procedures. ArthroCare also has added a number of novel technologies to its portfolio, including Opus ...

Established Safety Profile of Spiriva Confirmed by 30 Rigorously Controlled Clinical Trials and the Landmark Trial UPLIFT

... or prostate problems. These may worsen with Spiriva. If you have vision changes, eye pain, your breathing suddenly worsens, you get hives, or your throat or tongue swells, stop taking Spiriva and contact your doctor. Do not use Spiriva if you are allergic to atropine, ipratropium, tiotropium bromide, ...

New Studies Confirm Safety, Effectiveness of Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) Technology for Chronic Sinusitis

... CA. Its singular focus is improving patient care in all areas of otolaryngology by developing and producing medical devices solely for Ear, Nose and throat (ENT) specialists and their patients. Acclarent is demonstrating this by developing innovative technologies, and investing in clinical studies and ...

12 Month Phase 3 Trial Finds Bronchitol Safe in Bronchiectasis

... lung infections and two related to cough). The most common adverse events attributed to treatment were cough in 9% of the subjects and sore throat in 5%. Other reported adverse events related to treatment were infrequent, mild in severity and in most cases were a consequence of the underlying ...

New Drug Application for Inhaled Treprostinil Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

... its analogs (e.g., headache, nausea, dizziness, flushing) and those commonly associated with the inhalation route of administration (e.g., cough and throat irritation). These side effects were mostly mild or moderate in severity and were not dose-limiting in the majority of patients treated with ITRE. ...

Patients With Asthma and Seasonal Allergies Respond Better to Advair(R) for Their Asthma Than Singulair(TM)

... benefits of treating their asthma with Advair. People taking Advair should see their doctor if their asthma does not improve. Thrush in the mouth and throat may occur. People should tell their doctor if they have a heart condition or high blood pressure. Some people may experience increased blood ...

Starting Flu Vaccination in August Could Help Protect Nearly 11 Million More Children During Scheduled Doctors' Visits

... placebo) are runny nose or nasal congestion in recipients of all ages, fever more than 100 degrees F in children two to six years of age, and sore throat in adults. FluMist may not protect all individuals receiving the vaccine. FluMist is for intranasal administration only. Please see complete ...

Stryker's Biotech Division Receives FDA Warning Letter

... products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; and endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and ...

Treximet(TM) (Sumatriptan and Naproxen Sodium) Tablets Approved by FDA for Acute Treatment of Migraine

... adverse events reported within 24 hours of taking Treximet were dizziness; nausea; somnolence; chest discomfort and chest pain; neck, throat and jaw pain, tightness and pressure; numbness/tingling; upset stomach; and dry mouth. Treximet was also studied in a one-year open-label ...

Alexza's AZ-104 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Phase 2a Trial Meets Primary Endpoint of 2-Hour Pain Relief in Patients with Migraine Headache

... 5 2 7 2 Hypoaesthesia, pharyngeal 0 0 0 7 throat irritation 0 7 0 0 Dry mouth 5 2 5 5 ...

Portrait(R) Plasma - A New Non-Surgical Option for one of the Most Requested Aesthetic Treatment - Aging Eyes

... at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary before taking fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and throat Hospital in New York, NY. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Biesman returned to Chicago where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Biesman then ...

Health Experts and Families Encourage Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination to Reduce Flu-Related Illnesses and Deaths in Children

... well save your child's life." About Influenza Influenza, or "the flu," is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs). The flu virus tends to spread from November to April, with most cases occurring between December and March. The flu is often confused ...

Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Encourages Vaccination Throughout the Influenza Season

... these infants passive immunity. Influenza comes on very suddenly. The symptoms usually include high fever, aches, chills, headache, cough, sore throat and a stuffy or blocked nose. Children, especially infants and toddlers, may have additional symptoms that adults usually don't experience, including ...

Studies Showing Significant Survival Improvement with Taxotere(R)-based Regimens in the Induction Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer are Published in the Same Issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

... in adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. The most common severe side effects are low white-blood-cell count, anemia, fatigue, diarrhea, and mouth and throat irritation. Low white-blood-cell count can lead to life-threatening infections. The earliest sign of infection may be fever, so tell your doctor ...

The Oral Cancer Foundation Urges HPV Vaccination for Males

... visible parts of the mouth that we all are familiar with, but also includes the tonsils, base of the tongue, soft palate, and side and back of the throat (oropharynx), is one of the few cancers on the rise in the United States, despite years of declining tobacco use. Tobacco use has been historically ...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders

... the United States have obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep when the throat muscles relax People with the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep disorder known as REM behavior disorder (RBD) sometimes act out their dreams by ...

Aptivus(R) (tipranavir) Capsules Granted Full Approval by the U.S. FDA

... and possible photosensitivity, has been reported in patients receiving APTIVUS/r. In some, rash was accompanied by joint pain or stiffness, throat tightness, or generalized pruritus. In controlled clinical trials, rash (all grades, all causality) was observed in 10% of females and in 8% ...

Taxotere(R) (docetaxel) Granted FDA Approval to Treat Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Prior to Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery

... of many related diseases that mostly begin in the cells that line the mucosal surfaces in the head and neck area such as the mouth, tongue, tonsils, throat and voicebox. The term encompasses cancers of the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, and lymph nodes ...

Pharmasset Presents R7128 Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study in Healthy Volunteers

... 6 subjects in the food effect group (all active). Nineteen adverse events (AEs) were reported during the study, including headache, sunburn, sore throat and nasal congestion. All AEs were mild to moderate, none were related to dose and no gastrointestinal AEs were observed. There were no clinically ...

RediClinic Offers Affordable New Plan Clinically Shown to Double a Person's Chance to Stop Smoking

... practitioners who work with local physicians to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications for common medical conditions, such as earaches, strep throat and upper respiratory infections. They also administer a wide range of preventive services, including health screenings, flu shots and other ...

Point of Care Strep Tests Speed Treatment, Lower Costs

... of group A streptococcal carbohydrate on a throat swab in a matter of minutes. This prompt, ... validity of rapid strep tests without follow-up throat cultures suggests that there is no difference in ... between patients tested with a rapid test over a throat culture. Thirty-five CLIA-waived antigen ...

Viral Enzyme Recruited in Fight Against Ear Infection

... About half of all children carry Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacteria that cause acute otitis media. These bacteria migrate from the nose and throat to the middle ear after an initial influenza virus infection paves the way. The investigators based their treatment on the ability of viruses ...

Data to be Presented at ASCO 2007 Highlights sanofi-aventis Commitment to Cancer Care and Research

... in adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. The most common severe side effects are low white-blood-cell count, anemia, fatigue, diarrhea, and mouth and throat irritation. Low white-blood-cell count can lead to life-threatening infections. The earliest sign of infection may be fever, so tell your doctor ...

Gilead Announces Achievement of Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Second Phase III Study of Aztreonam Lysine for Inhalation in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

... upcoming scientific meeting. The most common treatment-emergent adverse events in this study were cough, productive cough, nasal congestion, sore throat and dyspnea (shortness of breath). The incidences of these events were not significantly different between the placebo and the aztreonam lysine ...

Hemispherx Presents Potential Avian Influenza Treatment Breakthrough at Paris Conference

... group serving as a control. Following exposure of the dosed and untreated test subjects to the highly pathogenic HPAI strain A/Vietnam/1194/04, throat and nasal swabs were taken, gross pathology and viral loads were evaluated and representative samples of lung tissues were analyzed for pathologic ...
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