Drugs: To Use or Not to Use. Weighing The Evidence Offered

Progress has been made with such giant strides in recent decades that one is tempted at times to bemoan the smallness of the territories still to be conquered. But for the pharmacologist at least, whatever the feeling may…

Case: Muscarinic cholinomimetic agents. Class

The efferent nerves of the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system release the neurotransmitter ACh at both preganglionic and postganglionic (i.e., “cholinergic”) nerve endings, and also at somatic nerve endings. Nitric oxide is a cotransmitter at many of the parasympathetic…

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Description of Medical Condition Reflux of gastroduodenal contents into the esophagus, larynx or lungs with or without esophageal inflammation System(s) affected: Gastrointestinal Genetics: N/A Incidence/Prevalence in USA: 65% of adults have suffered heartburn; 24% have had symptoms for…

Tagamen (Cimetidine) and Weight Loss

Indication: Acid-reflux disorders (GERD), Peptic Ulcer Disease Approximately 33 million adults in the United States are overweight, and more than a third of these are obese. Obesity carries a number or risks, ranging from hypertension and diabetes mellitus…

Boniva Drug for Treatment of Osteoporosis

Trade Name Drug: Boniva Generic Name Drug: Ibandronate Sodium Company: Roche Indication / Use: Osteoporosis Approval Date / FDA Class: 16 05 2003 / 1S Development and Mechanism of Action Osteoporosis affects over 10 million Americans, and it…

Stefluvin XL (Fluvastatin)

Stefluvin XL 80MG prolonged release tablets Fluvastatin 1. What Stefluvin XL is and what it is used for Stefluvin XL contains the active ingredient fluvastatin sodium which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are…

Clobazam

(British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: Clobazamum; H-4723; HR-376; Klobatsaami; Klobazam; Klobazamas; LM-2717 BAN: Clobazam USAN: Clobazam INN: Clobazam [rINN (en)] INN:…

Pentostatin/Cyclophosphamide

Overview Pentostatin (SuperGen{/Wyefh/Pfizer}’s Nipent) was first administered to patients with acute leukemia in the 1970s, but it was associated with severe extramedullary toxicity, and enthusiasm for its use declined. However, patients with hairy-cell leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia…

Book: A quick reference for drug information

Essentials f Drug Therapy Gordon E. Johnson, PHD W.B. Sounders Company, 55 Homer Ave, Toronto, ON M8Z 4X6, 1991, 425 pp Essentials of Drug Therapy is a clearly written book, summarizing information on drugs that are commonly used….

Pantoprazole

(British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature INNs in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: BY-1023; Pantopratsoli; Pantoprazol; Pantoprazolum; SKF-96022 BAN: Pantoprazole USAN: Pantoprazole INN: Pantoprazole [rINN (en)] INN: Pantoprazol [rINN (es)] INN: Pantoprazole…