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Clinician’s Corner: Stomach Acid

Back when I started practicing pharmacy the histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) were just in their infancy. Physicians and patients rejoiced when we had drugs to suppress stomach acid.  General surgeons whose bread and butter were gastrectomy procedures due to stomach ulcers were maybe not quite so excited. Tagamet was...

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Clinician’s Corner: Pinworm Treatments

Last week we discussed prescription treatment options for pinworm infestation.  We explored treatment options such as Emverm®  (mebendazole) and Albenza (albendazole).  Both products were extremely expensive costing as much as $400.00 for initial treatment, followed by a second dose in two weeks. Your Thompson Pharmacist can step in and...

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Clinician’s Corner: Pinworm Infections

Pinworm infections are caused by a small, thin, white roundworm called Enterobius vermicularis. This infection affects all people, especially children, institutionalized persons, and household members of persons with pinworm infection. Pinworms are spread by humans, and not by pets! Epidemiology Mode of transmission: Pinworms are transmitted from fecal to hand...

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Clinician’s Corner: Diaper Rash

This week we continue our discussion of yeast and fungi focusing on Candida albicans, in a different patient population, that is in our infants and diaper wearing toddlers. When we think of the ideal environment for yeast and fungi to grow, we think of warm, dark and moist.  What...

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Clinician’s Corner: Yeast Infection

The most mentioned vaginal yeast infection that our patients experience is actually the second most common vaginal infection. Yeast infection of candidiasis is the second most common cause of vaginitis symptoms and accounts for approximately one-third of vaginitis cases.  Bacterial vaginosis is the most common, but no over-the counter...

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