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Stroke-The Different Faces

Haemorrhagic Stroke If looks could kill! The look on his face was a reflection of the anger he felt in his chest: burning, a molten magma waiting to erupt. If not for the nagging headache throbbing away like a million Vuvuzelas in a South African stadium, he would have taught this idiot some lessons. Ten …

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Personal health record

Personal Health Record

The National Health Council recommends you to keep a personal health record and take it with you to your doctor. It’s one thing to document your medical information… It’s another to know when and how to use it. Welcome to MedicDrive, a collaborative project of medicdrive for advancing and educating about the role of Healthcare …

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Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival

Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival

Medicine is an ever-changing field and this is one sector which depends heavily on information access. But, unfortunately, suffers from Information Access Syndrome. We cannot access information about the health of a patient at the same speed as we could retrieve information about weather report or travel information. Web technology has been growing rapidly in …

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Migraine

Headaches vs Migraine

An Overview Of Primary Headaches There’s perhaps no medical terminology/condition— save for the “malarias,” and the “typhoids“—as abused as “migraine” by the uninitiated. Migraine has come to mean different things to different people: for some, it is any headache that is “severe” and perhaps incapacitating. To others, it is any headache that recurs habitually. With …

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apixaban

Apixaban (Eliquis): Side effects, interactions and more

What is Apixaban used for? Apixaban brand name is called Eliquis and is used to; Treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is when you have a blood clot in the leg. Treat pulmonary embolism (PE). This is when you have a blood clot in the lungs. Prevent stroke and blood clots in adults aged 18 …

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buccal administration

Buccal administration of medicines

Buccal administration of medication is one of the two ways that medicines can be administered through the oral cavity (mouth). The other one being the sublingual administration. This is different from oral administration of medicine where medication is administered through the mouth and swallowed. In buccal and sublingual administration, the medication is not swallowed. It …

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

What is Fluoxetine Fluoxetine is an antidepressant that is used to treat depression. It belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).It can sometimes be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder and bulimia. It is believed to have less unwanted side effects than older antidepressants. It takes between 4 to 6 …

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Tramadol

Tramadol

Tramadol is a strong painkiller that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It belongs to a class of medicines called opioid. A class of medicines is a group of medications that work in a similar way and may be used to treat similar conditions. It is usually prescribed when other weaker painkillers have …

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