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Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

... is a critical problem and rather than permanently discontinue treatment, patients should talk to their doctor about an effective and proactive strategy to manage the rash while continuing Tarceva therapy." According to the researchers, these rashes can be controlled with mild steroids or antibiotics, and in m...

Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

...th parties have agreed for reasons of futility to discontinue the Phase 2 study of LOMUCIN(TM) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). Genaera also announced that the Phase 2 study of squalamine in prostate cancer, which is an investigator-initiated study funded by the Department of Defense, will also be dis...

Contact Lens Wearers Warned Against Using AMO Solution

...y are in possession of the recalled product should discontinue use immediately. The company is currently contacting retailers, customers and distributors regarding return and replacement instructions. The CDC estimated that one or two out of one million of contact lens users are affected by Acanthamoeba kerat...

Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall

...tact lens solution. "Patients should immediately discontinue using Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) until further n...," said Dr. Schaeffer. "We are urging Americans to discontinue use of Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) immediately and switch to an alternative product." Patients shou...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

...wing requests: * Importers of these olives should discontinue distribution, isolate held stocks and notify custo...catessens, and other food service providers should discontinue using the olives, dispose of their opened containers and contact their suppliers for instructions on...

Being Sad Can Kill You

...'t think women with a history of depression should discontinue their medication. I think they should go to a perinatal specialist who can recommend the best treatment during the pregnancy”, she opines....

FDA Requests Label Change for All Sleep Disorder Drug Products

...ey have questions or concerns. Patients should not discontinue the use of these medications without first consulting their health care provider. Although all sedative-hypnotic products have these risks, there may be differences among products in how often they occur. For this reason, FDA has recommended that t...

Women Faces No Risk on Discontinuation of Osteoporosis Drug

...ed osteoporosis drug has found that many women can discontinue //the drug after five years without increasing the...erent medications. But for many women, if they can discontinue one treatment after five years, it would also be a welcome lifestyle change and will decrease their ...

Proper Intake Of Medicine Provides Relief; Discontinue Medication, Continue Suffering

...ienated from one’s peers, children and adolescents discontinue medications. ADHD is affecting 4.4 million children in the United States between the ages of 4 and 17. Following diagnosis, 56% are treated with prescription stimulant medications. According to the study, many stop using these medications even while...

Drug Coated Stents Under the Scanner

...bts. Patients with stents have been advised not to discontinue their medication without the advice of medical specialists....

Contraceptive tailed by Controversies:Birth Control Patch

...rketed in Canada, contains a statutory warning ,to discontinue use of the product if there are signs of blood clots in the body following its use. Symptoms may include-Chest pain, shortness of breath,pain in calf muscles, or coughing up of blood. Additional advice to avoid heat when using the product has also b...

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Hereditary Lung Disease

...two women who ranged from 42 to 69 - were asked to discontinue their replacement therapy 28 days before receiving the gene therapy. One volunteer who had not been on protein replacement therapy exhibited low-level expression of alpha-1 antitrypsin, which was detectable 30 days after receiving an injection. How...

Antidepressants linked to infertility in men

...g to the researchers, patients on SSRIs should not discontinue the drugs due to sperm count concerns, as abrupt alterations may deteriorate psychiatric conditions. In Britain, millions of people are prescribed the antidepressants SSRI. GYT...

Reduced Doses of Medication Beneficial to Preschoolers with ADHD

...severe enough side effect for the investigators to discontinue the medication. Other side effects included insomnia, loss of appetite, mood disturbances such as feeling nervous or worried, and skin-picking behaviors. Despite concerns that stimulants may increase blood pressure or pulse, any changes seen in the c...

Antipsychotics – not effective in treating Alzheimer'

...eating Alzheimer's disease as most of the patients discontinue the drugs due to the side effects. // This study was conducted by Lon Schneider, professor of psychiatry, neurology and gerontology and his team at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The Phase I results fro...

Warning on Avastin Updated

...of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy should discontinue Avastin and initiate hypertension treatment, if necessary. Genetech also says that symptoms "usually resolve or improve within days, although some patients have experienced ongoing neurologic sequelae." It is still unknown however whether Avastin c...

Corneal infections Linked to External Contamination

...d treating fungal keratitis and urged consumers to discontinue the use of MoistureLoc. In addition soft contact lens users were also advised to pay close attention to their hygiene practices, especially the washing and drying of hands before handling lenses and adding new lens solution into the storage case a...

FDA warns against the use of products that claim to treat erectile dysfunction

...ior citizens, who are already on these products to discontinue consumption and seek the advice of a medical specialist. Dr. Steven Galson, Director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said, "These products threaten the public health because they contain undeclared chemicals that are similar or ident...

Effective Anti - Psychotic Drugs Pack Health Risk

.... Patients receiving clozapine were less likely to discontinue treatment than those on other drugs. Because of the findings of this NIH-sponsored study, Lamberti expects a surge in the use of clozapine, a drug he said has been underutilized. ‘With any increased use of clozapine, it becomes even more importan...

Birth Defects Link With ACE Inhibitor Use, FDA Reports

... pregnancy. The warning states that a woman should discontinue use of ACE inhibitors as soon as possible once she becomes pregnant. Cooper and his co-authors performed this research within the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit at the Children's Hospital. The study was jointly funded by the FDA and Van...

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