Tag Archives: Ibuprofen

Alzheimer’s Therapy: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Overview. Epidemiological studies have suggested that patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have a decreased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (). However, clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease have not borne this out; in a recent study, naproxen and rofecoxib (Merck’s Vioxx) use in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease failed to slow cognitive decline (). Naproxen… Read More »

What do I need to know about the SRI medications?

The serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) medications serve as mainstays in the pharmacologic treatment of anxiety. They work well, safely, and broadly, and they usually address many underlying or accompanying symptoms of depression that may have stemmed from the anxiety. Most patients are able to experience symptomatic relief with a minimum of side effects, at least… Read More »

Epilepsy in Childhood

Causes of Epilepsy in Childhood Seizures and epilepsy in children have many causes. Common causes include fever, genetic factors, infections of the brain and its coverings, brain damage due to lack of oxygen or trauma, hydrocephalus (excess water in brain cavities), disorders of brain development, and metabolic disorders. Less common causes of childhood epilepsy include… Read More »

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

There are two classes of anti-inflammatory drugs that will be considered here. These are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the cyclo-oxygenase type 2 inhibitor drugs (COXIBs). Both work by reduction of prostaglandin synthesis, a marker of the inflammatory response and a potent compound in inducing sensitization of primary afferent nociceptors. They differ in the… Read More »

The nonprescription migraine combination drugs…

The nonprescription migraine combination medication acetaminophen / aspirin /caffeine: A. Was found possibly superior to sumatriptan (Imitrex) in a head-to-head comparison in acute migraine. B. Is more likely to cause medication overuse headache (MOH) than a triptan. C. Causes a less intractable MOH than a triptan. D. Appears to be less effective than ibuprofen in… Read More »

Which of the ACE inhibitors was effective in preventing migraines?

Which of the following angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors was effective in preventing migraines in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial? A. Enalapril (Vasotec) B. Ramipril (Altace) C. Perindopril (Aceon) D. Lisinopril (Prinivil) E. Benazepril (Lotensin) The answer is D. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors lower arteriolar resistance and increase venous capacitance. Lisinopril (PriniviF, ZestriF) up to 20… Read More »

Which of the drugs effective and well tolerated in the treatment of adolescent migraine?

Which of the following has been shown to be effective and well tolerated in the treatment of adolescent migraine? A. Intranasal zolmitriptan (Zomig) B. Subcutaneous sumatriptan (Imitrex) C. Oral frovatriptan (Frova) D. Butalbital/aspirin/caffeine combination E. All of the above The answer is A. The intranasal triptans, sumatriptan (Imitrex) and zol-mitriptan (Zomig), are particularly suitable to… Read More »

Recommendation for the acute treatment of migraine headaches in children

Which one of the following medications has the highest level of recommendation for the acute treatment of migraine headaches in children? A. Ibuprofen B. Acetaminophen C. Intranasal sumatriptan (Imitrex) D. Subcutaneous sumatriptan E. Oral rizatriptan (Maxalt) The answer is A. Ibuprofen is recommended for the acute treatment of migraine in children. Acetaminophen is probably effective… Read More »

Syndol Caplets

Paracetamol 450mg Codeine Phosphate 10mg Doxylamine Succinate 5mg Caffeine 30mg What Are These Tablets Used For? Syndol is used for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin alone such as headache, including muscle contraction or tension headache, migraine, neuralgia, period pain, toothache and other dental… Read More »