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Clinician’s Corner: Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Last week we discussed the role of common drugs such as – Librium, Valium, Ativan, Gabapentin and Tegretol for the treatment of alcohol detoxification.  Let’s now take a look of keeping our patients with alcohol use disorder from relapsing. Alcohol Relapse Prevention Agents Naltrexone (ReVia®)       Mechanism: Blocks opioid...

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Clinician’s Corner: Alcohol Detox

Prevalence of Drinking: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-facts-and-statistics Who’s’ drinking? According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime 1 percent reported that they drank in the past year percent reported that they drank in the

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Clinician’s Corner: Smoking Cessation Therapies

Last week we discussed the role of nicotine replacement products.  This week we will focus on the role of prescription drugs indicated for smoking cessation.  Your Thompson Pharmacist can help guide you through the challenges of quitting smoking, with these prescription products. The effect of smoking on drug metabolism:...

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Clinician’s Corner: Smoking

In 2017, an estimated 14% (34.3 million) U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers. More than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. While this number is down from rates in the mid 90’s, it still presents a huge public health concern.  Smoking is responsible for about 90% of...

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Clinician’s Corner: Gout Prevention

Ground Rules for GOUT PREVENTION: Patients after an acute gouty arthritis attack are candidates for long term prevention aimed at reducing the serum uric acid levels. Don’t start prevention therapy while having gout attack Goal of chronic therapy is to decrease future attacks, and reduce body stores of urate,...

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