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Generic Name: PHENDIMETRAZINE - ORAL Pronounced: (FEN-dye-meh-TRA-zeen) Bontril Slow-Release Oral Precautions
Before taking phendimetrazine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other sympathomimetic amines
(e.g., decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, stimulants such as amphetamine,
appetite suppressants such as phentermine); 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
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using phendimetrazine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
uncontrolled high blood pressure
history of alcohol/drug abuse
vascular heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart
mental/mood problems (e.g., severe anxiety, bipolar disorder,
high blood pressu...
As a breast cancer survivor, the past three and a half years have been an amazing learning experience for me. As powerful as my personal experience was, learning and becoming an educated advocate has also given me the opportunity to know when to speak up on an issue, and taught me the importance of weighing all aspects and facts before doing so.
Having said that, on Monday, November 16, 2009, the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University released an analysis led by Jeanne S. Mandelblatt, MD, MPH (of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and a CISNET member), along with six independent team of researchers, which suggests that mammography screening should be done every other year and discouraged the efficacy of women performing breast self-exams and the usefulness of clinical breast exams.
I read the Mandelblatt study with shock, disbelief, outrage, then fear, and sadness for the women who might follow these guidelines.
I will address their rec...
Total hip replacements (THRs) work well to reduce pain and improve function for almost all patients having this surgery. So say researchers in Switzerland. They conducted a large study of more than 25,000 THRs. In this study, the results of first-time THRs are reported. Factors such as age, gender, and body weight are also measured. The effects of these patient-related factors on the final outcome are summarized. Patients were followed for up to 15 years. Activities were measured, such as getting up from a chair, stair climbing, and walking. X-rays were reviewed. The patients' opinions about the results were graded as excellent, good, fair and poor. Patients were asked to rate their satisfaction based on symptoms, limits, and need for drugs. The authors report that more than 93 percent of the patients said their results were "excellent" or "good" for the first five years. After that, patient satisfaction declined slowly. In later follow-ups, between 85 and 90 percent of patients were st...
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