How Coronavirus (Covid-19) is changing the role of pharmacists

coronavirus in nigeria

Coronavirus outbreak (covid-19) was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2021. The acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused by a virus, coronavirus would go on to become a global pandemic wreaking havoc and throwing the whole world into unprecedented chaos and panic. Many countries were affected and the number of cases and fatalities exceeded … Read more

Drug Interactions: 6 Drugs you should avoid taking with milk

Drug interactions

Drug interactions with milk have been a long issue with some antibiotics medication. Milk is a very rich source of nutrient for body development and bone building. It has a whole lot of essential nutrients It is filled with lots of proteins, minerals like zinc, calcium, potassium, vitamins like vitamin D, vitamin B12. Low-fat and … Read more

Diclofenac and Ibuprofen: which one is better?

Diclofenac and Ibuprofen

Both diclofenac and ibuprofen are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They work by blocking the action of both cyclooxygenases, COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes blocking prostaglandin production. Prostaglandin is responsible for inflammation and pain. Diclofenac and Ibuprofen are used for pain and inflammatory conditions such as pyrexia, headache, migraine attacks, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, etc. In our previous … Read more

Should I take diclofenac sodium or potassium?

diclofenac sodium or pottasium

Diclofenac is formed as either sodium or potassium salt. Diclofenac belongs to a group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They have analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory actions. The diclofenac sodium or potassium are the two forms available for patients. The mechanism of action of NSAIDs is not fully known. However, they work by inhibiting cyclooxygenase … Read more

Should I take loratadine or cetirizine hydrochloride

Loratadine and cetirizine are both anti-histamines used for treating allergic conditions such as rhinitis, colds, pruritus, urticarial rashes, sneezing, allergic conjunctivitis, and nasal congestion. The question is - should I take loratadine or cetirizine hydrochloride

Loratadine and cetirizine are both anti-histamines used for treating allergic conditions such as rhinitis, colds, pruritus, urticarial rashes, sneezing, allergic conjunctivitis, and nasal congestion. The question is – should I take loratadine or cetirizine hydrochloride? Loratadine is a cyproheptadine derivative. It is a long-acting and potent tricyclic H1-antihistamine drug. It selectively antagonizes the histamine H1 … Read more