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Clinician’s Corner: Nausea of Pregnancy

Often referred to as “morning sickness” 75-80% of pregnant patients complain of morning or evening nausea. The peak time for morning sickness is in the first trimester between weeks 5-12 of pregnancy. Most women experience this discomfort, and by adjusting diet or routines, have minimal difficulty as resolution occurs...

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Clinician’s Corner: New Labeling of Vitamins

Our vitamin section will be changing.  Because of FDA mandatory label changes, the measurements in “international units” will be phased out.  One of our most popular fat-soluble vitamins is Vitamin-D-2000iu, soon that will be replaced with Vitamin-D 50mcg.  There is no difference between these two products.  The new labeling...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vomiting Causes

Vomiting is a protective reflex that allows us to rid ourselves of ingested toxins or poisons. There are five principle neurotransmitter receptors responsible for vomiting.   Your Thompson Pharmacist is familiar with the mechanism of action of all of the nausea medications. Who invited these guys to my Christmas Party…? ...

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Clinician’s Corner: Antacid Warnings

Last week’s column seemed like a chemistry lesson, lets get down to the information that impacts you our patient! All the reactions had one thing in common, generation of a chloride salt: aluminum chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride or sodium chloride.  Many of our patients can experience adverse effects...

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Clinician’s Corner: Antacids

Before we had drugs Proton Pump Inhibitors (Prilosec, Protonix and others) and H2RA (Tagamet, Petpcid and Zantac), antacid therapy was all that was available for stomach ulcers. Most patients always had a bottle of Maalox (mag/alum hydroxide) or Mylanta in their medicine cabinets, work lockers and even in their...

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