Currently, many patients take medicine in the form of tablets or capsules. While these are convenient and easy to mass produce, they are not easy for everyone to take. Compounding Pharmacists are making an effort to create alternate methods of oral medicine. Compounding is the act of forming a dosage of medication by a pharmacist using specialized techniques and ingredients for each prescription. Compounding only happens after there has been a consultation with the patient and their physician to achieve the correct form of medicine. This makes medicine easier to take and also helps if the patient has unique allergies. Compounding can include medicine forms such as oral liquids, medicated lollipops, frozen popsicles, and chewable gummies among many others.
Most doctors treating panic attacks will say medication is not the end-all solution to anxiety. However, if they are used correctly, they can be very effective in starting the patient on to the road to improvement. There are many options available to a doctor and patient who are considering which panic attack medication to use. One of the classes of medication used to treat anxiety are benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines induce sedation, relax muscles and promote sleep making them useful to those who suffer from worry and stress. They are generally broken down into three categories-short, intermediate or long-acting. Long-acting versions are more likely to be used to treat anxiety.
Alexander P. Moya, M.D., Director of the Center for Weight Loss Body Contouring and Assistant Director of the Geisinger Center for Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), will deliver an interactive video presentation on his corset trunkplasty surgery in April 2010. This presentation will be made to a group of board-certified plastic surgeons at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's annual Aesthetic Meeting in Washington, D.C. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to share my procedure and findings with such a distinguished group of peers, " Dr. Moya said. Corset trunkplasty surgery removes excessive skin, typically from patients who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery.
According to Consumer Affairs*, it's estimated that 7, 000 deaths occur every year because of incorrect prescriptions. And in an article by Forbes.com, ** medication errors affect 1.5 million people every year. These are astounding statistics. And yes, I have caught a pharmacist making a very big mistake. Our son Nick was supposed to get 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of a medication, and the label said to give him 1 ml. That's 5 times less than he was supposed to get! I had remembered what the doctor had prescribed, looked at the little tiny bottle that was given to me and wondered how I was supposed to get 30 teaspoons out of this thing. That's when I noticed the mistake.
There is an increasing body of evidence that shows the serious dangers of high cholesterol medications like statin drugs. Although they are effective at lowering cholesterol, they also lower other crucial substances that keep you healthy. These high cholesterol medications have been touted as "wonder drugs" but only by the pharmaceutical companies that make them and the doctors that profit by prescribing them! They have two major problems - they reduce the production of an essential enzyme called CoQ10 and can also lower your cholesterol too much. CoQ10 is essential for producing energy in all the cells in your body, destroys harmful free radicals and is crucial for the health of all tissue, cells and organs.
Finding medical information about all the health problems and concerns you collect as you get older is no easy task. Have you ever read the printed information that comes with a prescription? Is that sheet of paper a reminder that you need to expand your vocabulary because you are not familiar with the medical terms? When you read the list of your medical risks taking this medication do you ask yourself why anyone would take it in the first place? Now you are in a quandary because your doctor gave you this prescription and wants you to take the medication. You want to find out if the risk of taking it is worse than the condition you have that your doctor is treating.