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2009-10-11 07:30:00

Children treated for arm fractures with ibuprofen had their pain reduced just as effectively as a combination of acetaminophen and codeine (Tylenol 3), with fewer adverse effects, in a randomized, double-blind trial. The study tested ibuprofen, sold as Advil, Motrin and other brands, against acetaminophen plus codeine "” a combo called Tylenol No. 3 that is also sold in generic form. "The children on ibuprofen did better," said the study leader, Dr. Amy Drendel of the Medical College...

2009-08-19 23:12:41

A doctor in Canada warns the use of codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children. Dr. Gideon Koren of the University of Western Ontario investigated the death of a 2-year-old boy following a tonsillectomy. Koren said enlarged tonsils are usually treated with antibiotics, but tonsillectomies are performed in the case of sleep apnea, in which the child stops breathing while asleep. The toddler, who had a history of snoring and sleep-study-confirmed sleep...

2009-08-18 23:15:42

Ibuprofen is as effective as acetaminophen with codeine to treat pain in children with arm fractures and young patients prefer it, U.S. researchers said. Amy Drendel of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee said an evidence-based pain management regimen has not been identified for children with simple arm fractures after discharge from the emergency department. Our study calls into question the practice of using acetaminophen with codeine as a rescue medicine if ibuprofen fails to...

2009-08-18 11:19:17

Children with arm fractures fared as well with ibuprofen to control their pain as acetaminophen with codeine, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Children's Research Institute.The study, which was led by Amy Drendel, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College, will appear in the Aug. 18, 2009, issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Drendel also is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at Children's...

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2009-08-18 11:15:00

Children suffering from a broken arm are surprisingly helped more by over-the-counter painkillers than with dangerously strong prescription drugs, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Children's Research Institute. Until now, there has not been an evidence-based pain management regimen for children with simple arm fractures after being released from the emergency department. "Our study calls into question the practice of using...

2009-08-04 14:12:02

Some 12 percent of U.S. high school seniors say they have taken opioid drugs without a prescription for pain, relaxation or to get high, researchers said. Sean Esteban McCabe of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and colleagues assessed survey responses from five consecutive groups of seniors at public and private high schools nationwide from 2002-2006. The 12,441 students filled out questionnaires reporting whether they had used opioids such as morphine, opium or codeine for medical...

2009-03-25 11:23:07

Those who use codeine have a higher risk of being involved in a traffic accident with personal injury than non-codeine users, Norwegian researchers said. Codeine and tramadol are painkillers in the opiate group, used to alleviate mild to moderate pain. Study leader Liliana Bachs said that in Norway, codeine is included in Paralgin forte, Pinex forte, and tramadol, among others. Norway has a higher consumption of codeine preparations than other European countries. Researchers at the...

2009-03-24 13:16:24

The risk of being involved in a traffic accident with personal injury is significantly higher among codeine users than non-users. However, sporadic or moderate use of codeine alone does not carry an increased risk, according to a newly published study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Codeine and tramadol are painkillers in the opiate group, used for mild to moderate pain. In Norway, codeine is included in Paralgin forte and Pinex forte, and tramadol, amongst others, in Nobligan....

2009-01-28 11:59:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing, as previously disclosed by KV Pharmaceutical Company on January 26, 2009, a nationwide voluntary recall of the products identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale or a retail level as a precautionary measure because they may have been manufactured under conditions that did not sufficiently comply with current Good Manufacturing...

2008-11-10 18:00:22

Opiates such as morphine and codeine are the primary prescription medication for pain relief, but just how well these drugs work varies significantly from patient to patient. And no one really knows why. Certain patients may require 10 times the amount of opiates, also known as narcotics, to get the same level of pain relief as others. Side effects such as nausea or sedation can be debilitating to some, while nonexistent for others. Addiction potential also varies from patient to...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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