Different types of IV fluids (Intravenous fluids) you need to know

types of IV fluids

Different types of IV fluids (Intravenous fluids) or drip helps to restore the normal fluid volume or electrolyte balance in situations where oral therapy cannot be effective. Various IV fluids are required in different unique situations in clinical settings. About 60% of an adult and 80% of a neonate body contains water. This amount varies … Read more

Commonly Used Nausea Drugs Increase the Risk of Stroke – Study

ADAa for nausea and vomiting

A study published by the BMJ shows that antidopaminergic antiemetics (ADAs) used to treat nausea and vomiting increases the risk of ischemic stroke. Conditions such as migraine, after surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, causes nausea and vomiting. Three ADAs used to treat nausea and vomiting, namely domperidone, metoclopramide, and metopimazine, were studied. They were all found … Read more

Pfizer Recalls Hypertension Drugs Over Cancer Risks

Pfizer recall high blood pressure drugs

Pharma giant, Pfizer has announced the voluntary withdrawal of its hypertensive medication, Accuretic (quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide) and another two generics distributed by Greenstone—(quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCl/ hydrochlorothiazide) The medications treat hypertension by lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of stroke, myocardial infractions and other cardiovascular events. They have been safely used for over … Read more

Where to Study Pharmacy in South Africa

Study Pharmacy in South Africa

As a prospective student looking for where to study pharmacy in South Africa, there are many options for you in South Africa. Pharmacists in South Africa are open to many career opportunities in various field of endeavours. The minimum requirement to practice as a pharmacist in South Africa is the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm). Pharmacy … Read more

How to Study Pharmacy in South Africa

Pharmacy in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best destinations to study pharmacy in Africa. A stable democracy in Africa, South Africa has enjoyed relative peace, economic growth and urbanization. Pharmacy degree is both theoretical and practical-oriented course, South Africa boost one of the few world-class infrastructures and modern teaching equipments in Africa. After studying pharmacy in … Read more

Key Differences Between Generic vs Brand Name Drugs

Generic vs Brand Name Drugs

One of the many questions patients ask prescribers and pharmacists is the difference between generic vs brand name drugs. It is good to note the differences and similarities between them, to help patients in making medication choices. However, there are certain conditions that can warrant the prescription of branded medicine or generic medicines, such as … Read more