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Basic Review: The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Axis by Matt S. Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 12:00am One of the coolest aspects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is that it involves multiple organ systems: the liver, lung, adrenal gland, kidney, and vasculature are all prominently involved. It never hurts to review basic physiologic principles, right? Listed are the three main components of the RAAS and their main mechan ... Read on »
Drug-Drug Interactions to Watch Out For by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 1:42pm P450 enzymes and “poor metabolizers.” The finding, published in Science , is a bit arcane to the layperson. The big secret of how the P450 enzyme family metabolizes drugs turns out to be a critical phase change, where an oxygen molecule temporarily joins the mix, forming “Compound I,” a process the scientists documented by cooling the ... Read on »
New drug for heart failure. by Ron Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Aug 2012 6:43am NHS green light for £1.40-a-day heart pill that could save lives of thousands of suffering from common heart condition, trumpets the Daily Mail . The dug, Ivabradine, is claimed to improve heart function and reduce tachycardia, while not reducing blood pressure – I’ll come back to that last claim – and is recommended for people who, like m ... Read on »
If you care about these things, ... by Thomas Z. Rams√ły Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 4:14pm If you care about these things, there is an exiting paper in yesterday's Science that flat out refutes Michael Behe's argument that certain "irreducible complex" biological organisms couldn't possibly have been formed by evolution. Here's the paper's abstract: According to Darwinian theory, complexity evolves by a stepwise process o ... Read on »
Drug Interaction: A Real Issue by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:44pm Check out this Medscape article addressing Drug to Drug Interaction, an issue that is a consideration for any of us who take more than one medication at a time. This case-based activity identifies risk factors for drug-drug interactions and presents management tools to help doctors anticipate and prevent associated adverse events for patients. ... Read on »
ADD ADHD Medications - Amphetamines: 2D6 Drug Interaction Update by Chuck Medical Doctor Posted Sun 21 Dec 2008 7:44am Image via WikipediaADD, ADHD Update:  We know Prozac and Paxilcommonly interact with amphetamines[AMP] Now we should also watch for Antihistamines When they are used for treatment of depression and ADD simultaneously: Dexedrine, Adderall and Adderall XR, and Vyvanse -by blocking the metabolic pathway of AMP, ' CYP450 2D6' -and have r ... Read on »
other drug interaction with PD medicines by heroteo heroteo Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 12:01am Other Drug Interactions with Parkinson’s Disease Medicines Posted: by Dr. P.D. Table of Contents What is Drug Interaction? Parkinson’s Disease Medicines Drug Interactions with Parkinson’s Disease Medicines Levodopa Other Parkinson’s Drugs Comments (7) Parkinson’s disease is a long term disease where the patient needs to ... Read on »
Older Adults At High Risk For Drug Interactions by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:43pm At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction, and half of these interactions involve a non-prescription medication, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center report in the Dec. 24/31, 2008, issue of JAMA. Alth ... Read on »
Algorithm Finds Thousands of Unknown Drug Interaction Side Effects by EyeDrD Posted Thu 29 Mar 2012 8:00am An algorithm designed by US scientists to trawl through a plethora of drug interactions has yielded thousands of previously unknown side effects caused by taking drugs in combination. The work, published today in Science Translational Medicine 1 , provides a way to sort through the hundreds of thousands of ‘a ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated information on drug interactions between Victrelis (boceprevir) and certain boosted HIV p by FDA Posted Fri 27 Apr 2012 7:15am This update is in follow-up to the FDA Drug Safety Communication :  Important drug interactions between Victrelis (boceprevir) and ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitor drugs on 2/4/2012. Safety Announcement [4-26-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the ... Read on »