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The superior steroids

...ared the effectiveness of fluticasone(Flonase)//,a corticosteroid nasal spray, with loratadine(Claritin),a nonsedating antihistamine, for treating ragweed allergy on an as-needed basis.. Participants who used the inhaled steroid experienced significantly fewer allergy symptoms and reported less impact on their qu...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

...istamine loratadine (Claritin). Fluticasone is a corticosteroid preparation that fights allergy symptoms by reducing the inflammation that occurs in the nose when a person is exposed to an allergy trigger such as pollen or dust mites. Antihistamines block the effects of histamine, a compound released from immune ...

Cure for Bacterial Meningitis

...conducted a study to determine if treatment with a corticosteroid could be beneficial for patients. Research has shown it is beneficial in animals with bacterial meningitis. The study included 250 patients who were either given dexamethasone or placebo 15 to 20 minutes before, or with the first dose of antibiotics...

Asmanex Twisthaler launched by Schering-Plough for treatment of asthma

... dry powder inhaler, contains the orally// inhaled corticosteroid mometasone furoate, which was discovered and developed by Schering-Plough Research Institute. The product employs a state-of-the-art, inhalation-driven device that does not use a propellant, thus eliminating the need for hand-breath coordination. A...

New Treatment for Chronic Eczema

...ently treated in one of two ways: a potent topical corticosteroid followed by a lower potency preparation upon impro... patients. Fluticasone propionate is a new topical corticosteroid with high anti-inflammatory effects and a low incidence of adverse effects. Results from the study ...

Novel Therapy for Chronic Problem

...eflux disease (GERD). New research shows a topical corticosteroid therapy is effective for patients with EE. EE is c...can easily and effectively be treated with topical corticosteroid therapy....

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

...ed patients who received moderate to high doses of corticosteroid therapy. Results show long-term use of these medications by patients with asthma or COPD was not associated with significant changes in BMD. Schmier says using ICS therapy is important in controlling symptoms of various lung disorders. She conclude...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

...ed patients who received moderate to high doses of corticosteroid therapy. Results show long-term use of these medications by patients with asthma or COPD was not associated with significant changes in BMD. Schmier says using ICS therapy is important in controlling symptoms of various lung disorders. She concluded...

Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned

... treatment of asthma have long recommended inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy as the best treatment for people with persistent forms of the condition.But reports about side effects //of these drugs have led many people -- including parents of asthmatic children -- to question their use. Specifically, ICS has been...

A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

...avelbine) and mitoxantrone (Novantrone)// with the corticosteroid prednisone is effective in the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer . Specialists say this treatment should be offered to symptomatic patients earlier in their disease. However researchers added that a larger phase 2 study of this treat...

How Safe Are Your Cosmetics ?

... to. Allergic dermatitis is usually treated with corticosteroid derivatives, either by mouth or by a topical application such as a cream. Researchers caution that people with underlying skin conditions should try to use products with as few ingredients as possible in it ,for example, particularly older people s...

The Use Of Steroids for Dizziness Questioned

...reatment groups. The treatment groups included the corticosteroid group (that received methylprednisolone, also known as Medrol), the antiviral agent group (that received valacyclovir, also known as Valtrex), a group that received both, and a group that received placebo. Researchers followed up with patients three ...

Relief From Asthma With New Combo Therapy

An inhaled corticosteroid (budesonide) coupled with a long-acting beta2-agon...evere enough to require medical attention, using a corticosteroid dose that was one-fourth the amount in the budesonide/terbutaline combo. Another positive finding fr...

Reducing Corticosteriod Use In Asthmatics

...g children by about 32 percent while also reducing corticosteroid use . Researchers conducted a one-year study invo...the placebo group.The study also showed an overall corticosteroid use was cut by 32 percent in those who took Montelukast, and inhaled corticosteroid use decreased by...

FDA Approves New Drug For Asthma In Children

... and eczema that were previously suppressed by the corticosteroid treatment. Other effects may be withdrawal symptoms from corticosteroids like joint pains, muscular pain, depression, although there will be marked improvement in the respiratory function. The study was done with 146 patients in the age group of 12 ...

Study suggests symptom driven therapy for adults with asthma

...th the problem of asthma, it may help if they take corticosteroid medication when required, and not //take anti-inflammatory medication regularly. People who took corticosteroids whenever they had the symptoms of an attack had the same rate of severe attacks and asthma related decline in lung function as those who...

FDA gives “black box warning” against three asthma drus

...dvair and Serevent drugs were both combined with a corticosteroid for better treatment against asthma; the total sales of both these drugs were 2.5 million pounds (4.4 billion dollars). SMART trial conducted in 1996 by Glaxo on their two drugs Serevent and Adavir was done as advised by FDA. The SMART trial was don...

Inhalers for Kids Was Approved By the FDA

...medication out of the canister. It is an inhaled corticosteroid that prevent airway blockage due to inflammation due to asthma. The medication initially was approved by the FDA in 2004 for patients above 12 years of age. Then researchers conducted a trail which showed that children 4 to 11 years of age with...

NOMID Symptoms Helped By Arthritis Drug

...f central nervous system lesions, ability to lower corticosteroid doses, and remission of inflammation in more than half of patients by month six. At month three, disease flared in 11 patients when they were withdrawn from anakinra as part of the study, but when anakinra was restarted, the disease quickly responded...

Ignorance - the main reason behind deaths on Mount Everest

...said. According to Zafren, many climbers use the corticosteroid dexamethasone. 'The potential of this medication to cause an altered sense of reality is well known, even at sea level,' he said. 'One climber who took dexamethasone on summit day felt that he could fly down, but talked himself out of it. We will n...

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