When prescribing for the elderly, ‘start low and go slow’ is the golden rule. Starting with a third to half the recommended dosage may help eliminate potential ill effects (Geriatrics, 1996; 51: 26-30, 35). In addition, there’s a whole range of...
I take a prescription drug, an angiotensin receptor antagonist, called Aprovel (irbesartan) following a myocardial infarction seven years ago. Although Aprovel should only be used for high blood pressure,
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I was very interested in your article ‘Healthy, older and wise’ (WDDTY vol 15 no 9). But why was there no mention of the proved benefits of dog ownership?
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Antispasmodic drugs are a huge moneyspinner for drugs companies. Sometimes, they are teamed with a tranquilliser like Librium, under the premise that a drug that relaxes all of you will also calm down your gut.