March 31, 2009

New Polypill May Cut Heart Disease Risk in Half According to Study

Filed under: drug cocktail,heart disease,polypill,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 3:36 pm

Researchers have found that a combination of four generic drugs along with house hold aspirin can half the risk of heart disease in middle-aged people.

The multi pill combination or ‘polypill‘ appears to be a cheap and affective way to address heart disease according to the American College of Cardiology.Essentially, the pill combines cholesterol lowering medicine (referred to as a statin) house hold aspirin, and three other blood pressure drugs.

This may be considered a monumental breakthrough considering heart disease is the primary cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease accounts for one in three deaths each year world wide.

“Before this study, there were no data about whether it was even possible to put five active ingredients into a single pill,” says McMaster University’s Samily Yusuf. He also stated: “We found that it works… It could revolutionize heart disease prevention as we know it.”

That being said, it is still vital for a person to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to continue efforts to prevent or treat heart disease. While the pill may be extremely useful in the effort to combat heart disease, it is a treats heart disease but not prevent it so a healthy lifestyle is still important.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 26, 2009

Repronex is now available at CanDrugStore!

Filed under: infertility,ivf,repronex,repronex infertility,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 3:09 pm

What is Repronex used for?

Repronex is used to treat women with infertility conditions. It is a combination of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) that stimulates the females ovaries to produce eggs. Doctors usually prescribe Repronex with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) a hormone that causes ovulation, when the egg is released.

What do I need to tell my doctor before using Repronex?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or have an enlarged ovary or ovarian failure, planned to become pregnant or are breast feeding. Also, inform your doctor if you have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland problems, bleeding problems including undiagnosed abnormal uterine bleeding or hemorrhage, abnormal growth in the reproductive system or in the brain (eg.Pituitary gland tumor), and kidney or liver problems. Lastly, make sure you tell your doctor if you are allergic to medicines, foods, or other substances, and any prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal preparation or dietary supplements that you are currently taking.

What do I need to know before taking Repronex?

  • Repronex may cause dizziness. Do not operate vehicles or any machinery that could be dangerous.
  • Do not reuse needles, syringes, or any other materials used to prepare Repronex. Dispose all materials properly after use.
  • When using Repronex, pregnancy with multiple fetuses may be possible (for example twins, triplets, etc).
  • Before your doctor prescribes you Repronex, thorough evaluation will take place to confirm you are not pregnant. Do not use Repronex if you are or will become pregnant. Contact your doctor if you suspect that you could be pregnant.
  • It is not known if Repronex is excreted in breast milk. Check with your doctor to discuss the risks to your baby if you are breasfeeding.
  • Lab tests are important, make sure you keep all appointments to monitor hormone levels and to test if you are pregnant.
  • Elderly using Repronex may be more sensitive to its effects. Use with caution.
  • Safety and effectiveness of Repronex in children has not been confirmed, It is not recommended for use in children.
  • Keep away from children and pets.

How do I take Repronex?

Read the label or any materials that came with the medication. Use Repronex exactly as prescribed by your doctor because the dosage and duration of use depends on patient situation. Make sure a health care professional shows you how to use the medication properly. At your doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, or at home, carefully inject Repronex either under the skin (subcutaneously) or into a muscle (intramuscularly). Do not use if vial is cracked, damaged, or the medication is discolored or contains particles. Wash your hands before and after the preparation of medication. Prepare Repronex by drawing up diluent into a syringe. Then push the syringe plunger into the powder. Slowly rotate the container to mix the solution. Do not shake. Using a different syringe or needle for the injection, draw up the solution, be sure all air bubbles are tapped out of the syringe. Wipe the injection area with an alcohol swab and inject needle through the skin. Once the syringe is in place before medication is injected, pull back on the syringe plunger to make sure the needle is not in a vein (syringe will fill with blood if needle is in vein). If syringe is in vein, remove and discard syringe immediately. Begin preparation again using new materials. Use the medication immediately once it is prepared. Throw away any unused materials. If necessary, cover injected area with a small bandage.

Store Repronex at room temperature between 3-25 degrees celsius. Keep away from light.

What are the side effects for Repronex?

Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of these severe side effects:

  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Changes in speech or vision
  • Chest pain
  • Decreased urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • One-sided weakness
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden leg pain
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Contact your doctor if the following common side effects persists or becomes bothersome:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Breast enlargement
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Flushing
  • General body discomfort
  • Headache
  • Menstrual changes
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Pain or rash at the injection site.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 20, 2009

Follow CanDrugstore on Twitter!

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 3:45 pm


CanDrugstore.com is proud to announce that we are now on Twitter. Sign up for Twitter if you don’t already have an account and follow our Twitter for the latest in pharmaceutical news, senior information, and current events that could impact you.

Feel free to send messages or reply to ‘Tweets’. Ask questions or join in discussions! Follow Candrugstore.com at www.twitter.com/candrugstore .

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 16, 2009

10 Ways to Prevent Medication Errors

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 11:32 am

Follow these steps to protect yourself from potentially harmful prescribing and medication errors.

1. Ensure that your doctor is aware of all the medication that you are taking.

Inform your doctor of all the medication that you are taking including, non prescription medication such as over the counter drugs or vitamins. This will help prevent drug conflicts as well as keeping your medical records relevant.

2. Ask a lot of questions and make sure you know as much as you can about the medication you are taking.

Make an attempt to learn as much as you can about the drugs that you are taking. Read all the available literature and if you are still unclear about anything, don’t be afraid to ask.

3. Make sure that you are able to read the prescription.

It can be very detrimental if neither you or the pharmacist can read the prescription. Make sure you know what drug you are taking and find out the specific reason why you need to take the drug; this will allow the pharmacist to double check that the medication is right for you.

4. If you are even slightly confused about the medication label directions, be sure to ask.

Some labels can be fairly complicated or difficult to understand so do not hesitate to ask the pharmacist or your doctor.

5. Be sure to confirm that you actually have the right medication.

Before consuming the medication, it is important to verify that you have the intended prescribed medicine.

6. Be sure to ask key questions:

There are a number of important questions that you should ask every time when getting medication prescribed:

  • How is the medication used?
  • Will some foods, drugs, or alcohol conflict with my medication?
  • What if I miss a dose?
  • Will it make me drowsy?
  • How should the medication be stored?
  • Under what conditions should I see my doctor?

7. Make sure that you are aware of all the side effects.

Be aware of all the possible side effects. This will help prevent false identification of allergic reactions as well as ensuring that you do not experience unexpected side effects.

8. Try to stick to one or only a few pharmacies.

Once you have found a pharmacy that you like, try and stick with it as they will be able to keep a better of your medication history.

9. Report all reactions or allergies.

If you experience any reactions or allergies, talk to your doctor immediately so that you do not cause any harm.

10. Maintain contact with your doctor.

Tell your doctor to follow up with you once you have started the medication as to determine whether you are responding correctly to the drugs.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 11, 2009

Many People Falsely Believe They Have Drug Allergies

Filed under: allergies,allergy,false,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 9:58 am

Every time we go to the hospital, fill out any health forms, or speak with a new doctor, we are always asked whether we are allergic to any medications. However, according to doctors, it is often answered incorrectly when the patient believes that they are allergic to the medication, when in fact it is safe for them.

The director of allergy and immunology training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, David Khan, says that it is very common for people to believe that they have medication allergies when they actually do not. He also says that it poses a problem since people often falsely believe that they have allergies to the most common drugs such as aspirin or penicillin. These common drugs are typically the most affordable and most suited for treating their illnesses.

In February, the Annals of Emergency Medicine, published a study that found that 90% of its participants who had previously thought that they were allergic to penicillin actually had no complications with the medication.

For many years now, allergists claim that they see a large portion of people who falsely believe that they have medication allergies.

Some Reasons For People to Falsely Believe that they Have Drug Allergies Are:

  • Confusing side effects with allergic reactions; (Some negative side effects may seem like an allergic reaction).
  • Trusting your mother;(People having reactions as children which are often related to an illness and not a medication).
  • Trusting your doctor;(People who phone their doctor and claim they are having an allergic reaction are typically told to stop taking the drug, but afterwards, the cause of the allergic reaction is typically not investigated further).

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com.

For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

March 6, 2009

Ziac

Filed under: bisoprolol,high blood pressure,hydrochlorothiazide,Uncategorized,Ziac — robertprice @ 5:05 pm

Ziac (a combination of Hydrochlorothiazide and Bisoprolol) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). By lowering high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems can be prevented.

Ziac is the product of Bisoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill, also known as thiazide diuretic, which helps prevent fluid retention caused by your body absorbing too much salt. It works by increasing the amount of urine your body produces to get rid of the extra salt. As a result, the blood vessels will be relaxed for better blood flow. Bisoprolol is from the class of medicine known as the beta blocker. It blocks the effect of some natural chemicals such as epinephrine in the heart and blood vessels slowing the heartbeat, lowering blood pressure, and reducing strain on the heart.

Before using Ziac, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Ziac or to any drugs, you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding a baby during treatment. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals and herbal products that you use. Also, let your doctor know if you have the following medical problems: kidney or liver disease, bronchospastic lung disease, cirrhosis, asthma, allergies, gout, lupus, diabetes, a thyroid disorder, congestive heart failure, and blood circulation problems.

Do not use Ziac if you are/have:

  • Severe or uncontrolled heart failure
  • A heart condition called “sick sinus syndrome” or “AV block” (2nd or 3rd degree)
  • You are unable to urinate
  • You are allergic to sulfa drugs

Precaution, while using Ziac:

  • Ziac does not control high blood pressure.
  • Ziac may cause heart failure or may cause changes in your blood sugar levels.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
  • If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar carefully. Using bisoprolol can increase difficulty in detecting low blood sugar.
  • If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Ziac.
  • Do not stop using Ziac suddenly, or you could have a serious or life-threatening heart problem.
  • Your blood pressure, urine and blood test will need to be checked on a regular basis.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather.
  • Ziac may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
  • Avoid using other medicines that make you light-headed (especially narcotic pain medication or barbiturates). They can add to the side effects of Ziac.

How do you take Ziac?

Follow the directions on the label of your medication and take Ziac as prescribed by your doctor. You can take this medication with or without food. Avoid taking this medication within 4 hours before you sleep to prevent you from getting up to urinate. Do not stop taking this medication unless you have been advised by your doctor. Do not overdose on this medication. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular dosing schedule.

What are the side effects

Serious side effects:

Swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; Fast, slow, or uneven, heartbeat; Chest pain; easy bruising or bleeding; Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, problems with vision or speech, chest pain, or Pain in one or both legs; Numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet; Feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed; nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, extreme thirst, headache, confusion, hallucinations, seizure (convulsions); increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle pain or weakness or limp feeling; urinating less than usual or not at all; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects:

Diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach; headache, tired feeling; dizziness, spinning sensation; cough, runny nose; ringing in your ears; or blurred vision.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online byPharmacyChecker.com.
For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/– a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.