December 7, 2016
- Simvastatin, Lovastatin Increase Dabigatran
Pharmacists might want to be on the lookout for patients prescribed dabigatran etexilate with two commonly used statins. Find out why combining simvastatin and lovastatin with the blood thinner can potentially be dangerous.
Memantine Raises Pneumonia Risk Most in
Pharmacists need to know that the antidementia drug that is prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease patients can make a significant difference in their risk of developing pneumonia, according to a new study. Here are the details, including which medications presented the highest risks.
- Higher Risk for Prescription-Drug Reaction Emergencies in Older Adults
The elderly are making up a higher percentage of patients seeking emergency treatment because of adverse drug reactions, according to a CDC report. Find out which drug classes are most often implicated, and what pharmacists can do to help mitigate the problems.
Hormone Therapy Improves Bone Mass, Structure
in Menopausal Women
The benefits of menopausal hormone therapy go beyond just improving bone mineral density, according to a new study. What did Swiss researchers find about the effect of the drug regimen on bone mass and structure?