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Aids in Improving Health Care in Aging

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Technological Aids  in Improving Health Care in Aging The likelihood of developing a disability or chronic illness increases with age, and many older adults are unable to perform one or more self-care tasks.  In general, the elderly require more health

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ROLE OF HOSPITAL PHARMACIST

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GUIDELINES FOR SAFE DISPENSING AND LABELLING OF THE MEDICINES 1 Dispensing precaution – safety of prescriptions A pharmacist must take reasonable steps to ensure  that the dispensing of a medicine in accordance with a prescription or order is consistent with

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Asthma & Allergies

ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES Asthma and allergies go hand in hand. An allergic response occurs when your immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance such as pollen or dust as a dangerous invader. Antibodies attack the allergen in an attempt to

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MORPHINE- A POTENT PAIN RELIEVER

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MORPHINE Structure and Chemistry Morphine is an opiate found in opium, the juice secreted by the seedpods of poppies. It is a potent pain reliever and is similar in structure to other opiate analgesics.   Chemical Formula:  C17H19NO3 Salt : Morphine

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Vitamin D (efficacy, interactions and dosage)

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Vitamin D  Cautionary use Vitamin D is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in recommended amounts. Most people do not commonly experience side effects with vitamin D, unless too much is taken. Some side effects of taking too much vitamin D include

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Benefits of Aloe Vera

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 Benefits of Aloe Vera (One of the wonder plant) Aloe Vera is really quite an incredible plant. It is a succulent plant and part of the lily family (Liliaceae), the same family that garlic and onions belong to. Different parts

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Prescription weight-loss medication

Prescription weight-loss medication  Losing weight requires a healthy diet and regular exercise. But in certain situations, prescription weight-loss medication may help. Keep in mind, though, that weight-loss medication is meant to be used along with diet, exercise and behavior changes,

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Factors Influencing the Solubility of Drugs

Factors Influencing the Solubility of Drugs Introduction One of the primary physicochemical considerations in preparing pharmaceutical solutions is the solubility of the drug in a suitable solvent. Solubility may be defined as the maximum concentration of a substance that may be completely

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Classification of Pharmaceutical dosage form & its need

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Why the drug should be converted into dosage forms? Transformation of drug into different dosage forms is done for the following reasons: 1. To protect the drug from oxidation (e.g. Vitamin C, Ferrous sulfate), hydrolysis (aspirin) and reduction. e. g.

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An Overview of NSAID’ s(Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs)

AN OVERVIEW OF NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS Introduction Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a medication widely used to: relieve pain reduce inflammation (redness and swelling) bring down a high temperature (fever) NSAIDs are used to treat a wide range of conditions.

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