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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Phenytoin

    Aptiom and Phenytoin may both be anticonvulsants, yet they have many points of contrasting variation which exemplify their individual advantages and disadvantages. For example, they have differing amounts of clinical research, drug therapy regimen variance, and cost differences that make the each drug distinct and highly distinguishable from the other. Phenytoin was first synthesized in 1908 and was approved by the FDA in 1939 (Ogbru, n.d). Since then, it has become one of the most commonly used antiepileptic medications in North America. An extensive amount of careful scientific trials has been done in a great number of patients (Epilepsy Foundation, n.d). It is best used to treat partial-onset seizures, but has value in treating tonic-clonic…

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  • Rug Interactions


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  • Nateglinide

    protein bound, dialysis is not an efficient means of removing it from the blood. 3.5 INTERACTION Nateglinide is highly bound to plasma proteins (98%), mainly albumin. In vitro displacement studies with highly protein-bound drugs such as furosemide, propranolol, captopril, nicardipine, pravastatin, glyburide, warfarin, phenytoin, acetylsalicylic acid, tolbutamide, and metformin showed no influence on the extent of nateglinide protein binding. Similarly, nateglinide had no influence on the serum…

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  • Pain Management Quiz Paper

    occurrence of possible blood dyscrasias indicating drop in the number of important blood cells including leukocytes. It is important that the nurse monitors signs of infection such as monitoring blood count as ordered, physiological signs of infection such as fever, sore throats, mouth and gums, and lymph nodes inflammation. 93. The nurse is preparing a client who is about to be discharged with Phenytoin(Dilantin). The prescribed dosage is 100mg, oral, three times a day. As an evaluation of…

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  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Case Study Which of the following pharmaceuticals is the most appropriate immediate therapy for a patient suffering from status epilepticus? A: Lorazepam (Ativan) • This is the correct answer because benzodiazepines are considered first line for status epilepticus. •…

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  • Erythema Multiforme Research Paper

    The rash turns brown as it goes away. Although mostly the rash is the only symptom, some kids may feel tired, develop mouth sores and mild fever, and can experience mild joint and muscle aches. The rash caused by erythema multiforme cannot spread from one person to another as it is not contagious. Causes of Erythema Multiforme The exact cause of erythema multiforme is still unknown, but the condition is associated with herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in many cases. It is also said to be a…

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  • Essay On Gum Disease

    Some drugs such as antidepressants and some heart medicines can affect oral health because they minimize the flow of saliva that has a protective effect on teeth and gums. Some medications such as phenytoin and cyclosporine can cause a buildup of gum tissue, a condition called gingival overgrowth. Gum tissue becomes so swollen that it starts to grow over the teeth. Swollen gum tissue forms a favorable environment for bacteria, which can hurt surrounding tooth structures. Certain inhaler…

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  • Schiff Bases Case Study

    isonicotinoyl hydrazone (compound 53) were synthesized by Thomas et al, 2011,and then evaluated for their anti depressent anf nootropic activity.These compounds showed promonant activity with halogen,nitro,and dimethoxy functional groups against this disorder. (53) N-(1Z)-substituted aromatic)metgylidine pyridine -4-carbohydrazide Anti convulsant…

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  • Pharmacokinetics Analysis

    The dependence of the rate of an enzyme reaction on substrate concentration is given by the Michaelis-Menten equation. During the metabolism the Nonlinearity is achieved due to many mechanisms, including capacity limited metabolism, which is explored with two examples, alcohol and phenytoin. Both compounds rapidly permeate the hepatocyte and achieve distribution equilibrium, with unbound drug in the circulating plasma virtually equal to that in the hepatocyte, in which small changes in dose…

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  • Fava Bean Research Paper

    during pregnancy to avoid neural tube defects. A cup of fava bean being used to prepare a dish comes with 177micrograms of folate, estimating 44% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for both adult sexes. The raw uncooked fava bean contains higher amounts of about 634micrograms of folate. Folate is also very essential for energy metabolism. Folic acid helps in the formation of tetrahydrofolate, making it necessary for the synthesis of DNA and RNA, thereby helping in cell division and growth. …

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