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  • Saw Palmetto Extract: Ineffective for Enlarged Prostate Symptoms [hide all summaries]
    (December 2011)
    Read about the results of a study comparing higher doses of saw palmetto extract with a placebo for treating some common symptoms of benign prostate enlargement (such as urinary retention and incomplete emptying of the bladder).
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • 29 Medications That May Cause Adverse Interactions with Thyroid Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (September 2008)
    Thyroid medications are among the most widely-prescribed drugs in the U.S. In this article, we review 29 different medications that can have harmful interactions with thyroid medicines such as levothyroxine (Synthroid). There are four major kinds of interaction problems that can occur: • Certain medications can decrease the absorption of levothyroxine resulting in lower levels in the blood. • Other medications can increase the rate at which the body gets rid of levothyroxine, also resulting in lower thyroid levels in the blood. • Other medications can cause changes of levothyroxine binding in blood, decreasing the body's ability to use levothyroxine. • Levothyroxine can affect the safety or effectiveness of other medications by raising or lowering the levels of these other drugs in the blood, causing them to be either infective (lower levels) or dangerous (higher levels).
  • A Review of Solifenacin (VESICARE) and Darifenacin (ENABLEX) for Overactive Bladder [hide all summaries]
    (May 2005)
    Both solifenacin or darifenacin are only modestly effective compared to a placebo, both carry the risk of significant harm to older adults, and both are overpriced.
  • A Review of Trospium (SANCTURA) for Overactive Bladder [hide all summaries]
    (November 2004)
    Trospium appears to offer no advantage over long-acting anticholinergics for treatment of overactive bladder, and its poor absorption from the gastrointestinal tract could be problematic.
  • A Review of Two More Drugs For Erectile Dysfunction: Vardenafil (LEVITRA) And Tadalifil (CIALIS) [hide all summaries]
    (January 2004)
    You should wait at least seven years from the date of release to take any new drug unless it is one of those rare “breakthrough” drugs that offers you a documented therapeutic advantage over older proven drugs.
  • The Same Old Sad Story - Inappropriate Prescribing to the Elderly [hide all summaries]
    (February 2002)
    “Inappropriate medication use is a major patient safety concern, especially for the elderly population.” This is the first sentence of a study published in the December 12, 2001 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The majority of the 33 drugs in this study have been on the market for years........

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