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  • Antibiotics [hide all summaries]
    Antibiotics (drugs used to treat bacterial infections) are overwhelmingly misprescribed in the United States. Despite congressional hearings and numerous academic studies on this issue, it has become the general consensus that 40 to 60% of all antibiotics in this country are misprescribed. New studies continue to confirm the fact that a large proportion of antibiotic prescribing for both children and adults continues to be inappropriate.
  • Tetracyclines [hide all summaries]
    Tetracyclines are rarely the antibiotics of choice to treat bacterial infections that are common in older adults. In general, tetracyclines are used to treat such infections as urethritis (inflammation of the urinary tract), prostate infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, acne, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, recurrent bronchitis in people with chronic lung disease, walking pneumonia, and other miscellaneous infections.

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  • Drugs That Cause Sun-Related Skin Reactions [hide all summaries]
    (July 2016)
    Summer is a terrific time for healthy outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, biking and swim¬ming. But for an unlucky few, certain medications can lead to adverse skin reactions following exposure to the sun. Find out whether you are at risk and how to protect yourself.
  • New Study Reveals Many Patients at Risk for Dangerous Alcohol-Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (July 2015)
    Recent research revealed that many patients consume alcohol while using drugs that may can cause dangerous side effects when combined with alcohol. Read this article to learn about the many ways alcohol can adversely interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • A Look at Treatments for Rosacea [hide all summaries]
    (April 2015)
    Rosacea is a chronic skin condition affecting 13 million Americans. Find out steps to take to prevent symptom flare-ups, and learn which topical drug therapies are most effective and safest for treating this condition.
  • New Advice on Treating Sinus Infections With Antibiotics [hide all summaries]
    (August 2012)
    Learn the details of the large problem of misprescribing antibiotics for sinusitis, symptoms of the condition, limited indications for antibiotic use and alternative treatments for this very common illness.
  • Antacid Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (October 2009)
    Antacids can interact with a number of medications, either increasing or decreasing drug effect.
  • Drug-Induced Eye Toxicity: 62 Drugs That Can Cause Eye Disease [hide all summaries]
    (April 2008)
    This article, based on a recent review in Drug Safety, lists 62 prescription drugs that can cause eye disease. The range of drug-induced eye diseases includes diseases of the eyelids, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal damage and optic nerve damage. As is true for drug-induced diseases in other parts of the body, you should consider newly developed eye symptoms beginning shortly after starting a new medication to be possibly drug-induced and consult a physician.
  • The Tetracycline Antibiotic Minocycline (MINOCIN) and Benign Intracranial Hypertension [hide all summaries]
    (May 2003)
    Benign intracranial hypertension is, in fact, not benign at all. It is also known as pseudotumor cerebri and involves a persistent rise in cerebrospinal fluid pressure. This reaction is characterized by headache, nausea, vomiting and papilledema (a sign of increased pressure within the central nervous system) with partial paralysis of a nerve that controls eye movement and some facial muscles (sixth cranial nerve palsy). If you are taking minocycline or another tetracycline and develop a persistent unexplained headache, this should be reported to the prescribing physician immediately.
  • Drugs for Possible Exposure to Anthrax: What Makes Sense? [hide all summaries]
    (November 2001)
    With each new day come new reports of exposures, possible exposures and what turn out to be fake exposures to anthrax. Originally coming from Florida, reports are now emanating from other states including New York, Nevada and the District of Columbia.

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