In April, I reluctantly began taking the ACE-inhibitor ramipril, hoping it might regress LVH [left ventricular hypertrophy]. My GP gave me some responsibility for handling the dosage so that I could slowly build it up to 5 mg daily. I reached [this...
Q My 76-year-old father has recently developed tremors which his GP has diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, but I would like a second opinion.
I have just read your article on pneumonia (WDDTY vol 15 no 11), in which I was quite interested, as my mother is very subject to pneumonia. We have also just managed to get her off about seven prescription drugs. Is it possible that drugs...
* Steroids such as prednisolone
* Epilepsy drugs such as Zonegran
The drugs regulators, those sentinels at the gate who ensure our safety from dangerous prescription drugs, can sometimes be slow to act. It is now 18 months since we predicted the imminent withdrawal of Arava (leflunomide),
I’m writing about the cause of the ever-growing cost of our National Health Service and its degeneration.
My case history of ankylosing spondylitis was of a calcified repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the spine.
The invitation to WDDTY readers to record their drug side-effects on your special website draws attention to the fact that thousands of patients are unable to do so.
Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver abnormalities and, in severe cases, rhabdomyolysis, a muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure.
It is the second most common neurological disorder after stroke - affecting one in 2000 people. However, this is not a simple disorder, but a group of central nervous system (CNS) disorders
Having read your booklet Guide to Asthma and Eczema, I feel I should write to you about something you wrote on page 23.