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2013-02-20 23:04:00

Medications that treat overactive bladder (OAB) have notorious side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and urinary retention. Women´s Excellence in Bladder Control is now trialing and sampling a brand new medication that treats OAB differently. Shelby Township, Michigan (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Medications that treat overactive bladder (OAB) fall under a class of drugs called “anticholinergics”. Anticholinergic drugs are antispasmodic agents that inhibit the action...

2011-08-15 12:07:33

New research led by scientists from Imperial College London explains why around half of people with asthma experience a 'late phase' of symptoms several hours after exposure to allergens. The findings, published in the journal Thorax, could lead to better treatments for the disease. An estimated 300 million people suffer from asthma, and the prevalence is rising. Symptoms are commonly triggered by allergens in the environment, such as pollen and dust mites. These stimuli can cause the airways...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

INHALERS prescribed for a serious lung disease could cause heart attacks, researchers said. Anticholinergic drugs contained in inhalers could increase the risk of a heart attack, cardiovascular death or stroke by more than 50%, research showed. The inhalers help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, to breathe. They open up the airways by relaxing muscles, which allows air to get in and out of the patient's lungs...

2008-09-29 14:40:56

By HILL, Ruth AN INHALER medication prescribed to thousands of New Zealanders with lung disease has been linked to an almost 60 per cent higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. Research involving 14,800 people found that those taking Atrovent or Spiriva had a 58 per cent higher risk of cardiac death, heart attack or stroke than others on a placebo or other treatments. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The Asthma and Respiratory...

2008-09-24 21:00:09

Anticholinergic drugs contained in the inhalers could increase the risk of a heart attack, cardio-vascular death or stroke by more than 50 per cent, research showed.The inhalers help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, to breathe. They open up airways by relaxing muscles, to allow air in and out of the patient's lungs more easily.The latest study looked at the inhalers ipratropium (Atrovent) and tiotropium (Spiriva). The...

2008-07-29 03:00:00

By Napoli, Maryann Memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's disease. As the media frequently remind us, all these problems will soon reach epidemic proportions because more and more Americans are living to an advanced age. Virtually no media attention has been given to the research that is slowly building a case against one large category of prescription drugs linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive function in older people. Known as anticholinergics, these drugs include...

2006-02-01 00:35:35

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Common drugs used to treat depression, Parkinson's disease and allergies can produce side effects that can be mistaken for early dementia, scientists said on Wednesday. They added that doctors should be aware the drugs, known as anticholinergics, can cause confusion, memory loss and disorientation and question patients about medication they are taking before prescribing drugs for early dementia. "A large number of elderly people are taking...

2006-01-31 19:04:06

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Common drugs used to treat depression, Parkinson's disease and allergies can produce side effects that can be mistaken for early dementia, scientists said on Wednesday. They added that doctors should be aware the drugs, known as anticholinergics, can cause confusion, memory loss and disorientation and question patients about medication they are taking before prescribing drugs for early dementia. "A large number of elderly people are taking...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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