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40 Percent of Community Pharmacists Dispensed Off-label Drug

...ver-the-counter medicines, such as antihistamines, analgesics and steroids, for off-label use in children. Nearly all the respondents said that they used general drug guidelines or the pack insert to decide whether to dispense the drug, rather than specialist formularies or guidelines on dispensing to childre...

Phase II Data Show Efficacy and Tolerability of Tapentadol in Chronic Pain Treatment

...rability compared to other strong centrally acting analgesics like oxycodone, and morphine. "With currently available centrally acting analgesics, many patients are forced to terminate their treatment due to intolerable side-effects", comments Prof. Dr. Eric Paul Pques, member of the Executive Board of Grune...

Arthritis Pain Processed in Brain’s 'fear Zone,' First PET Scans Revea

... suggesting it would be a good target for both new analgesics and non-pharmacological interventions. The body’s own pain-killing chemicals - the endogenous opioid system – could even be a possible candidate for modulation to target pain in the areas we have identified." Source-Eurekaert SRM...

Regular Use of Painkillers may Cause Blood Pressure in Men

... higher risk of hypertension. All three types of analgesics may inhibit the effects of chemicals that relax th...urther support to the hypothesis that non-narcotic analgesics independently elevate the risk of hypertension," the authors write. "Given their common consumption ...

Americans in Dark About Shingles

...gles patients, both men and women, are often given analgesics along with antiviral medications for treatment. “Antiviral medicines for shingles may help speed up healing and reduce pain in some patients, but if possible, treatment should begin within 72 hours of the onset of symptoms,” according to Tyring. Alt...

No Lymphoma Risk From Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

...ogic response modifiers (new generation drugs) and analgesics are currently being given for treatment. The researchers studied data obtained from nearly 75,000 rheumatoid arthritis patients. Amongst these, 378 patients developed lymphoma during the course of treatment. The data obtained was compared with that...

Terminally Ill deserves a better quality of Life

...mpediments in providing terminally ill people with analgesics and opiates that can make life easier in the last stages," said Dinesh Goswami, secretary of the Indian Association of Palliative Care and of Guwahati Pain and Palliative Care Society. "There is still not enough awareness among people and physicians...

Terminally Ill Patients Could Be Offered A Better Life

...mpediments in providing terminally ill people with analgesics and opiates that can make life easier in the last stages," said Dinesh Goswami, secretary of the Indian Association of Palliative Care and of Guwahati Pain and Palliative Care Society. "There is still not enough awareness among people and physicians...

Laparoscopic surgery can be safely employed for radical resection of cancer

...ospital stay. In addition this group needed fewer analgesics as compared to the patients in the open surgery group. The length of the bowel resected , morbidity and mortality in 28 days period after the surgery did not differ between two groups....

Likely reason which makes analgesics work against Alzheimer's

...ers have now used this marker to find out that the analgesics tend to bind themselves to these plaques in the brain and at times even prevent them from forming. This new research, apart from providing evidence for the protective effect of anti-inflammatory pain-killers has also brought to light the benefits of ...

Back pain treated with Opioids

...the University of Dallas have observed that Opioid analgesics should be considered before opting for surgery in severe chronic back pain. The opioid analgesics, such as morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone,// are strong pain-relievers most often used to relieve cancer pain. But a review of the evidence suggests the...

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

...months.Inspite of the fact the exact roll of these analgesics was not known, it is proposed that these analgesics suppress the intrinsic effect of the brain to produce pain-killing chemicals on its own. "The more o...

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