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Shingles is a very common disease caused by the chicken (herpes zoster) virus. Elderly adults are particularly vulnerable to developing this painful and sometimes debilitating condition. Learn the facts about shingles and how you can lower your risk of developing it.
The article lists 72 weight loss dietary supplements that have recently been found to have been spiked with one of nine different prescription drugs, often at dangerously high concentrations. If you have used any products containing these ingredients, you should stop taking them and consult your health care professional immediately.
Some of the names used for these products are: Anesthetic Skin Lotion (containing lidocaine and prilocaine), Tetracaine in DMSO Gel (tetracaine and dimethyl sulfoxide) and Triple Kwick Anesthetic Gel (benzocaine, lidocaine and tetracaine), N*E*W* topical anesthetic (lidocaine, prilocaine and tetracaine), Kwick Anesthetic Gel (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine and dimethyl sulfoxide), Lidocaine and Tetracaine Demi Gel and Anesthetic Skin Gel 3+ (lidocaine, prilocaine and tetracaine). The article explains the risks of each.
This is the second of a two-part series on drug-induced psychiatric symptoms that began in last month’s Worst Pills, Best Pills News. The information is based on the July 8, 2002 issue of The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. Article lists drugs and adverse effects.