A female patient, 53 years old, found “rheumatoid arthritis” for 14 years. She was treated with “painkiller” for a long time. She had chronic stomach and enteritis a few years ago and her diet has been bad. Recently, the body was extremely weak and struggling to walk. The family… Continue Reading Long-term use of painkillers, the consequences may be more serious than you think
After the traditional anti-arthritic drug rofecoxib was found to have side effects of increasing the risk of thrombosis, the cardiovascular safety of another traditional painkiller, Voltaren (diclofenac), was also questioned. As a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), there have been no clinical trials to verify its side effects. Voltaren is… Continue Reading Taking the painkiller Voltaren to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease within 30 days
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are currently the most widely used and most commonly used analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs, including cyclooxygenase (COX) non-selective inhibitors and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective inhibitors. Since the first synthesis of aspirin in 1898, NSAIDs have been listed on thousands of brands so far, which is “the king… Continue Reading Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have an accident, combined with anticoagulants to increase the risk of stroke
Although ribavirin is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug, the virus used in the human body mainly for treatment is limited, and the side effects are quite large. This is really not an alarmist. Today we will talk through authoritative evidence. Common Misunderstanding 1: Ribavirin is used to treat common colds From… Continue Reading Indications for ribavirin
Scene reconstruction The patient, a 24-year-old woman, was in a semi-conscious state when she was admitted to the emergency department. When the patient was found, there was an empty box of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and diazepam, and a drug overdose was initially suspected. In addition, patients also took carbamazepine to treat… Continue Reading What to do with acetaminophen poisoning?
Sildenafil , commonly known as Viagra, is known for treating male erectile dysfunction (ED), and was originally developed as a drug for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. At present, not only the therapeutic effect of sildenafil on ED is verified, but also sildenafil has a therapeutic effect on diseases such… Continue Reading How much do you know about sildenafil?
Although it is normal to drop about 50-100 hairs a day, too much hair can cause great pain and stress. With the increasingly fierce social competition, people’s work and study pressures are increasing, and the “Mediterranean” and rising hairlines are becoming more and more common. At present, there are no… Continue Reading Rescue hairline: The hope of healing alopecia depends on the side effects of this drug?
FDA released the Drug Safety News warning that patients with sinusitis, bronchitis, and non-complicated urinary tract infections may have a risk of serious adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics that exceed the benefit level under other treatment options. These patients should use fluoroquinolone antibiotics again in the absence of other treatment… Continue Reading FDA: Abuse of fluoroquinolones can be disabling!
A Danish clinical study showed that pregnant women taking oral fluconazole (Diflucan or generic drugs) to treat yeast infections may increase the risk of miscarriage. The FDA issued a security newsletter on April 26 saying that it is investigating the results of the study and other relevant research data, and… Continue Reading FDA: Oral fluconazole in pregnant women may increase risk of miscarriage
Metformin was introduced in 1957 and has been used clinically for more than 50 years. It is currently one of the most widely used oral hypoglycemic agents in the world. Metformin has good evidence of efficacy and safety of single-agent/combination therapy, as well as evidence of good health economics. Regardless… Continue Reading Is it effective to use metformin for weight loss?