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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Clinical Report-Drug Interaction Between Fluoxetin and Mirtazapine

23-Jul-12

Clinical Case Report   Date: July 8 2012 Place: Outpatient Pharmacy, 416 Hospital Abstract and Introduction: On the afternoon, July 8 2012 one male patient came to the outpatient pharmacy to take his drug. The phyisican prescribed fluoxetin accompanied by mirtazapine. I checked these two drugs in drug interaction checker and drug interactions were found […]

Fidaxomicin Beats Vancomycin for C difficile in Cancer

21-Jul-12

I have read a similar article before. It was about Fidaxomicin and CDAD too. But today this newer one describes more exactly. This article compares fidaxomicin to vancomycin in aspects of cure rate in terms of initial clinical cure, recurrence, and sustained response. According to this article fidaxomicin appears to be better than vancomycin in […]

Nine agents in one Rx. and twenty drug interactions found (Not finished)

20-Jul-12

This afternoon I met a perscription that consist of nine different agents, which have twenty drug interactions. Many of them are cardiovascular drugs. They are  Beta-Blockers, Electrolytes, Statins, ARBs, Inotropic Agents, Thiazide, Calcium Channel Blockers, and Benzodiazepines. I list them and their dosage below. Alprazolam 0.4 mg po Qd Metoprolol 12.5 mg po Bid Potassium […]

Maternal Antidepressant Use May Promote Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

19-Jul-12

Today I read an article that disscusses the adverse effects of the antidepresants use during pregnancy. It says that when using antidepressant during pregnancy will causes hyperstension. The article is below. One thing I want to emphase is that according to the authors of this study in the article, 4% to 14% of pregnant women […]

Top docs provide free online advice for rare leukemia

14-Jul-12

July 11, 2012 — Seven hematologists from leading cancer centers have volunteered to provide free medical advice to patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a rare form of leukemia, and to their healthcare providers. The physicians have signed on with the online MPNforum Magazine, which is published monthly by an MPN patient collective. They offer help […]