More heart drugs have been found to interact adversely with Viagra, the legendary drug which helps against impotence. ...
Warfarin (Coumadin) is an anticoagulant, or blood-thinning agent, which works by inhibiting vitamin K-coagulation factors. Verapamil is a calcium-channel blocker and digoxin,
Q My 26-month-old daughter has a persistent greenish-gray coating, with red patches, on her tongue. Her breath is also quite bad. An otherwise healthy child, she developed problems after her Hib jab at four months,
Q We adopted our Thai daughter Alice when she was 18 months old. At that time, she had gastroenteritis, bronchitis and level-one malnutrition.
Before him, the disease didn’t have a name, says the ad for Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride), with a portrait of Dr Alois Alzheimer, the man who gave dementia its weird appellation.
One of the most common responses on hearing that a child has depression is, 'But what does he/she have to be depressed about?' While it is possible that ‘depression’ is overdiagnosed in young children, some children do suffer from depression.
Three and a half years ago, my husband Terry had a severe psychotic breakdown which led to his being treated as an inpatient in a private psychiatric hospital in the Midlands. His regime of antidepressants started with lithium,
Q An elderly colleague, aged 82, is experiencing symptoms that he feels may be attributable to his medication for high blood pressure. His daily regime is levothyroxine (150 mcg), aspirin (150 mcg), nifedipine (30 mg), alfuzocin (400 mcg) and...
Individuals taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) antidepressants may be at increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to new data (BMJ, 1999; 319: 1106-9).