Drug-drug interactions are common in patients taking hepatitis C virus medications, and consulting with a pharmacist can be beneficial.
Over a 2-year period, the researchers estimated that the United States could have saved $73 billion by prescribing generic equivalents.
Metformin more effective than sulfonylureas for reducing cardiovascular mortality in diabetes patientsApril 20, 2016
Compared with other drugs for type 2 diabetes, metformin is superior for reducing the risk of cardiovascular mortality.
The rates of dangerous drug combinations, supplement use, and polypharmacy are increasing among older adult patients.
When compared to naproxen alone, the combination of either cyclobenzaprine or oxycodone/acetaminophene plus naproxen does not as effectively improve acute, nontraumatic lower back pain.
Clinicians should prescribe generic medications over brand-name drugs when they can because the generics are less expensive and molecularly identical.
Grapefruit can safely be consumed with the majority of medications, and patients with concerns should consult with their physicians.
Pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid are commonly prescribed a variety of prescription medications.
Headache is one of the most common complaints in outpatient practice. There are 10 things that clinicians need to know to help treat their patients with headache.
The FDA will require manufacturers to include updated warnings on prescription and OTC NSAIDs.
Women prescribed SSRIs for menopausal symptoms had a sustained increased risk for fracture.
Patients whose warfarin therapy was managed by pharmacists had reduced adverse outcomes compared with usual care.
Take thorough dietary histories to be sure patients are not taking medications that adversely interact with the fruit.
Patients with life-limiting illnesses often take statins, and discontinuing these can increase quality of life.
Whether to prescribe psychotropic medications in children with anxiety and sleep disorders is a common ethical dilemma faced by primary care providers.
Several pharmaceutical options exist for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia who cannot tolerate alpha blockers.
More than 200 generic medications are available for $4 and more than 400 generic prescriptions are available for $10.
Educating patients can help them see the importance of having an accurate medication list.
Heavy use of acetaminophen is associated with kidney disease and bleeding in the digestive tract.
Nearly 42% of patients considered current drinkers reported taking a medication that can interact with alcohol.
More research needs to be done in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve patient adherence to prescribed medications.
Increased miscarriage risk has been observed in both female patients who have been exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and patients who discontinued use.
Although data suggests low-dose aspirin offers similar results without the risk of bleeding, high-dose aspirin is still more commonly prescribed.
The medication is designed to deter abuse of the drug by snorting or injection.
Adverse effects have been found in 34.2% and 32.5% of patients prescribed extended-release niacin.
More orphan drugs approved in recent years are filling the need for treating rare disease and medical conditions.
Overall prescription use has increased in kids, adults and the elderly, but access disparities still exist for uninsured.
Including a novel genetic marker in warfarin dosing algorithms resulted in a 21% relative improvement dosing for African American patients.
Patients often consider supplements and herbs harmless, but combining them with other drugs can have devastating consequences.
Many medications can cause or worsen insomnia. It is important to ask patients when their symptoms started and if they began occurring after initiating a new medication.