Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
Box elder (Acer negundo) is a deciduous tree favored for its fast growth and urban adaptability. Growing throughout the United States, this variety of maple thrives in bottomlands and tolerates poor soil. Box elder, also called ash leaf maple, grows up to 60 feet in height with a spreading canopy. W
Syrup of ipecac is a product made from the extract of dried root of ipecacuanha, a Brazilian plant. The syrup is an emetic, or stomach irritating agent which causes vomiting. It is used for emergency removal of toxic substances from the gastric system before absorption can take place when poison has
To measure clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes associated with a pharmacist-managed hypertension clinic compared with physician-managed clinics.
Pepper spray is a device frequently used by law enforcement and security officers to disperse crowds and to disable violent suspects. Pepper spray has advantages over other weapons such as batons and firearms from a legal standpoint because pepper spray does not leave any lasting effects on its targ
"Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the Earth... " Genesis 1:29. It is not uncommon to find both practical and spiritual uses of plants and herbs throughout the Bible. Plants are first introduced as a food source in the Old Testament book of...
PhenterminePhentermine hydrochloride (HCL), typically referred to as simply phentermine, is a prescription drug for dietary weight loss. The drug is available in pill form and is typically prescribed to obese individuals for short-term use. Though the pill works as an appetite...
One agent appears to provide superior 24-hour blood pressure reduction, and may provide greater protection against increased risk of cardiovascular events associated with the early morning BP surge.
Mederma is a topical gel made from botanical extracts that can be purchased over-the-counter. It is used to minimize the appearance of new or existing scars that are the result of surgery, acne, burns or injuries. It is also used to minimize the appearance of stretch marks brought on by pregnancy or
Insulin is a protein within the body that regulates glucose and breaks down carbohydrates. When giving insulin intravenously, there is always a special protocol for different situations so the patient does not receive too much or too little insulin when needed. If the patient was to receive too much
Toddlers needs vitamins to help fuel all that activity.Happy Toddler image by Mary Beth Granger from Fotolia.comParents and caretakers of toddlers can easily tell you how difficult it can be to coax picky little ones into eating nutrient-packed meals. Toddlers, children ages 1 to 3, are...
Gemfibrozil is a prescription medicine that is used in the treatment of high cholesterol levels. The medication is classified as being a fibrate drug, which is a group of drugs used to treat a variety of metabolic disorders. It is meant to be taken alongside a nutritional and balanced diet, as well
B complex vitamins are necessary for maintaining proper metabolism, regulating the nervous system, heart health, fighting stress and in general, keeping the body healthy and operating smoothly. B complex consists of eight vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. Any side effect of any one of th
Are beta blockers and antidepressants effective for migraine prevention?
Individuals who suffer from occasional sleep difficulties may benefit from the short term effects of melatonin supplements. Melatonin is known for its effects on sleep cycle rhythms, and for its role as an antioxidant within the body. Relatively few short term effects are associated with the use of
Horse chestnut has been used as a medicinal remedy for hundreds of years.horse chestnut bud image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.comHorse chestnut trees are native to Greece and northern India, although they are now found throughout Europe. The main active ingredient in horse chestnut is a...