Which Medications Are Safe To Use In The Elderly ?
| It is a well known fact that seniors in the US take more prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine than any other group. This is because most old people have age-related health problems which can be eased only by medication.
This brings us to the next question of which medications are safe to use in the elderly? Can they use all medications without any risks?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to ensure that all drugs and medicines taken by the elderly are relatively safe. FDA has a vested interested in this because the elderly buy nearly 30 of all prescription drugs sold in the US and 40 percent of over-the-counter medication.More...
Baby Boomer Healthcare Issues
Post World War II between 1946 and 1964, certain countries like Australia, Canada, United States and UK experienced an unusual increase in baby births, a phenomenon termed as ‘baby boom’. All the persons born during this period are known as ‘baby boomers’. Baby boomers comprise nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population which is equal to 76.1 million Americans. Many of these are getting into their 50s and are bound to suffer with serious health complications causing an increased burden on the medical industry of the country. More...
Side Effects Of Imitrex Usage In The Elderly
| Imitrex is the brand name of the drug Sumatriptan succinate. Imitrex is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 1 receptor subtype agonist used in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches. Imitrex helps in stabilizing serotonin levels in the brain. Sumatriptan present in Imitrex is structurally similar to serotonin and binds to 5-HT receptors, thus activating them. Activation of these receptors causes vasoconstriction of dilated arteries and decreasing the activity of trigeminal nerve. Imitrex is available as 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg oral tablets More...
Herbs For Alzheimer’s Or Dementia
|| Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by reduction in levels of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, development of amyloid plaques, beta-amyloid deposits in cerebral blood vessels, presence of neurofibrillary tangles, degraded neurons and degeneration of brain. People suffering with Alzheimer’s disease experience memory loss, dementia, language problems and other cognitive and coordinative dysfunctions More...
Side Effects Zolpidem Tartrate Elderly
Zolpidem tartrate is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drug used in the short term treatment of insomnia. The drug belongs to imidazopyridine class of drugs. It influences an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain known as gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) by binding to GABA receptor-benzodiazepine receptor complex and induces a sedative or hypnotic effect More...