Drug-induced liver damage is generally rare with this class, except in the case of sustained-release niacin.
Acute or chronic adverse dermatologic reactions caused by medication exposure are common.
The number of young children hospitalized or seen in the ER for ingesting a potentially toxic dose of medication has risen dramatically.
The pharmacy technician’s role is evolving and varies widely between the
retail industry and hospital health systems, as well as from state to
Medication errors are more likely in those with low health literacy, including many older adults, patients with chronic diseases, recent immigrants, and people who do not understand English well or at all.
Patients should be educated about the risk of burns and other
problems that could result from wearing topical delivery systems during
MRI scanning or while exposed to the sun or excessive heat.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors (COXIBs) are perhaps some of the most extensively used medications in the world.
In 1991, Mark Beers and an expert panel developed explicit criteria
Approximately 36 million Americans use OTC pain medications daily...
Community pharmacists field hundreds of self-care questions yearly on the topic of pain management...
Drug-drug interactions are often a serious complication of taking multiple medications and account for 3% to 5% of all in-hospital medication errors.
A mong all adverse reactions to medications, 6% to 10% are allergic in nature.
Each year, millions of infants and children require sedation and pain control for medical procedures.
Warfarin, the oral anticoagulant most frequently used to control and prevent thromboembolic disorders, is increasingly common among seniors.
With the increasing development of newer and more complex drug compounds, pharmacists are being asked to bear much of the burden for detecting, preventing, and resolving adverse drug reactions and potentially serious drug interactions.
DIMDs remain a significant burden among certain patient populations, such as those receiving treatment with dopamine receptorÒblocking agents (DRBAs; e.
The aggressive medical management strategies for chronic disease states, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, are a characteristic component of Western medicine.
Perhaps the most common question patients ask about their medication, aside from "Why does this medication cost so much?" is, "Should I take this with or without food?" In most cases, upon looking in the package insert or drug information resource, the pharmacist discovers that most drugs in question may be administered without regard to meals.
Vitamins and minerals serve crucial functions in almost all bodily processes and must be obtained from foods or supplements, as our bodies are unable to make them.