A recent study published in the JAMA Neurology journal found that a group of heartburn drugs including Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid, could be linked to an increased risk of dementia in users over the age of 75. The German researchers that conducted the study concluded that proton pump inhibitors, which lower the amount of acid in the stomach, … [Read more...]
FDA Issues Warning about More Depakote Birth Defect Risk
After a new study linked Depakote and other valproate medications taken during pregnancy to an increased risk of autism and autism spectrum disorders, the FDA has decided to put its strongest warning for pregnancy associated complications on the drug, designating it pregnancy class X for migraine prevention, which means that the drug’s dangers … [Read more...]
Steroid Injection Meningitis Outbreak Update
As of our latest update (October 16th, 2012), the CDC reports 214 fungal meningitis cases in 15 states, including 15 deaths that may be associated with this recalled steroid injections. Those numbers expected to rise as more tests are performed (source). Update: The FDA has recalled ALL injectible products produced by the New England Compounding … [Read more...]
Decreased Sex Drive in Men: Is Your Low Libido Just Normal?
A decreased sex drive (libido) in men is often a symptom of conditions like low testosterone related to aging, but could also be side effects associated with certain medications. Below is a list of diseases and conditions associated with symptoms like decreased sex drive, as well as a list of medications related to similar side effects. We are not … [Read more...]
Decreased Libido in Women: A Symptom or Side Effect?
A decreased sex drive (low libido) in women is often a symptom age-related hormonal imbalances, but could also be side effects associated with certain medications. Below is a list of diseases and conditions associated with symptoms like decreased sex drive, as well as a list of medications related to similar side effects. We are not medical … [Read more...]
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