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Generic Name: AZITHROMYCIN SOLUTION - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (ay-ZITH-roe-MYE-sin) Azithromycin Opht Precautions
Before using azithromycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other macrolide antibiotics such as
erythromycin or clarithromycin; or to ketolide antibiotics such as
telithromycin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain
inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
other eye problems
After you apply this drug, your vision may become
temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that
requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when
clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits...
Ah, summer camp. It either brings back fond memories of sing-alongs by the fire and archery lessons with new friends -- or swatting bat-sized mosquitoes and counting the days until you could go home. This summer, 10 million children will head to camp. For kids with food allergies, asthma, and other health concerns, it’s a time to foster their independence — and for parents to lurch into Worry Overdrive. The good news is, your child is not alone. In fact, according to the New York Times, between a quarter and a half of the youngsters at any given summer camp require daily prescription medications, with allergy drugs and asthma drugs topping the list. Camps have responded, with many even catering to specific health issues. The trick is finding the camp that will meet your child's emotional and medical needs. Finding the Right Fit There are growing numbers of camps catering to specific health issues, including diabetes , ADHD , and asthma . For example, Camp Wheez in Santa Mari...
With the Beijing Summer Olympics having taken place last month, combined with the start of school and a new season of athletic competition, we all start thinking about healthy snacks we can provide our kids that nourish their bodies and give them an energy boost just before their games. There are dozens of power bars on the market, with protein and healthy carbohydrates to promote muscle development and aid athlete with a steady source of energy.
But if your child has food allergies , these bars may be off limits to them. Many of these energy bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, whole grain wheat or dairy as their sources of protein or carbohydrates. I can't give these bars to my daughter, so I developed a recipe for an allergen-free energy bar that is both healthy and delicious.
(Note: The recipe below contains coconut, which is actually a seed and not a nut. FAAN and most allergists agree that coconut is not a tree nut, but the FDA has included coconut in their definition of t...
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