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There are more than 1,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as certain herbal and dietary supplements, that are implicated in liver injury, and the list continues to grow.
Dentists often prescribe antibiotics before dental procedures as prophylaxis to prevent infection from the release of bacteria from the mouth into the bloodstream. Find out which patients should receive such preventive antibiotics before dental procedures.
Bacterial skin infections are very common, resulting in several million visits to health care professionals annually. In this article, we explain the best treatment options for different types of bacterial skin infections.
Proton pump inhibitors, a widely used class of heartburn drugs, and essentially all antibiotics increase your risk of C. difficile infections, which can cause severe, even life-threatening diarrhea illness. Read this article to find out how to protect yourself from this dangerous infection.
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.