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2014-07-14 08:27:51

Authorized Generic Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules Available Nationwide MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced the launch of Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules, the authorized generic of the recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth pharmacokinetic (PK)...

2014-05-27 12:32:51

DUBLIN, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mkpzcg/global_glaucoma) has announced the addition of the "Global Glaucoma Therapeutics Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye increases. If left untreated the patient may lose vision and even become blind. The exact etiology of optic nerve damage due to glaucoma is...

Drug Treatment And Weight Loss Can Restore Vision Loss: Study
2014-04-23 12:11:19

NIH/National Eye Institute An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. IIH, also called pseudotumor cerebri, predominantly affects overweight women of reproductive age. An estimated 100,000 Americans have it, and the number is rising with the obesity epidemic. The most common symptoms are headaches and...

2014-04-23 09:37:13

In patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild vision loss, the use of the drug acetazolamide, along with a low-sodium weight-reduction diet, resulted in modest improvement in vision, compared with diet alone, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a disorder primarily of overweight women of childbearing age, characterized by increased intracranial pressure with its associated signs and...

2012-07-13 10:43:05

Although acetazolamide is widely prescribed to prevent and treat acute mountain sickness (AMS), the appropriate dose at which it is effective and safe has not been clearly defined. A comprehensive review and meta-analysis of 24 studies comparing the efficacy and risks associated with increasing doses of acetazolamide is published in High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free...

2011-07-20 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that on August 31, 2011, during the late breaking poster session at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) in Rome, Italy, Dr. Alison Pack, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, will present the results of a retrospective study of medical claims data on oral clefts (OC) and major congenital malformations (MCMs) associated...

2011-06-10 00:00:31

Topiramate is a medication that's been used for the treatment of the seizures associated with epilepsy, and in recent years it has also been used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches. The Consumer Justice Foundation hereby announces that it has provided new information regarding the potential effects of Topiramate on unborn children of mothers who have used Topiramate for migraine headaches and who were unaware of the potential Topiramate side effects. This information can be found...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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