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2009-10-01 10:12:00

People who suffer from debilitating neuropathic pain may get more relief and sleep better by combining two commonly-prescribed drugs. A new, federally-funded study by Queen's University researchers has found that taking the drugs together is a more effective treatment than taking either of them individually. When given both an anti-seizure drug (gabapentin) and an antidepressant (nortriptyline), patients suffering from neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage or disease experienced less pain...

2009-09-08 08:54:41

Gabapentin, a drug initially used to treat seizures, improves sleep quality in menopausal women with hot flashes, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report online and in the September issue of the Journal of Women's Health. Approximately 40 percent of menopausal women experience sleep disruption, often in the form of difficulty with sleep initiation and frequent nighttime awakenings. The study is the first to show sustained benefits in sleep quality from gabapentin, which...

2009-08-27 07:35:50

A number of physicians erroneously believed that certain off-label uses of prescription drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a recent national survey. "Off-label use" refers to prescribing a drug for a purpose outside the scope of a drug's approved label. The FDA makes it clear that they regulate the marketing of prescription drugs, not prescribing. The agency approves drugs for marketing with an official "label" that stipulates an indication, dose,...

2009-08-05 09:05:07

A compound initially isolated from a soft coral (Capnella imbricata) collected at Green Island off Taiwan, could lead scientists to develop a new set of treatments for neuropathic pain "“ chronic pain that sometimes follows damage to the nervous system. Currently this form of pain is very poorly controlled by the usual analgesics (aspirin like drugs (NSAIDS) or even opioids like morphine) and novel treatments are urgently required. The conclusion of a paper published today in the...

2009-05-18 12:21:00

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a placebo agent. Thus, pregabalin appears to offer about the same benefit as gabapentin, an older, related drug, as well as newer classes of antidepressants. "Hot flashes...

2009-05-15 09:38:15

 A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a placebo agent. Thus, pregabalin appears to offer about the same benefit as gabapentin, an older, related drug, as well as newer classes of antidepressants."Hot flashes are a major problem in many women, and...

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2009-05-03 08:05:00

Due to manufacturing problems, India's largest drugmaker announced Saturday the recall of an antibiotic currently being sold in the United States.  The company has witnessed a huge setback as a result of the recall, the Associated Free Press accounted. The antibiotic capsules called nitrofurantoin, which is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections, was voluntarily recalled by the Japanese-operated company.  The company did not disclose any specific information about the...

2009-04-30 23:11:01

A drug used to treat seizures and anxiety appears to be an effective for restless leg syndrome and helps them get more sleep, researchers in Spain say. Dr. Diego Garcia-Borreguero, director of the Sleep Research Institute in Madrid, said the 12-week study involving 58 people with restless leg syndrome had 30 people receive the drug pregabalin and the rest received placebo. Sleep studies were performed at the beginning and end of the research. The researchers found nearly two-thirds of the...

2009-04-30 11:31:22

 A drug widely used to treat seizures and anxiety appears to be an effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and helps people with the disorder get a better night's sleep, according to a study that will be presented as part of the Late-breaking Science Program at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 "“ May 2, 2009. RLS affects up to one in ten people.The 12 week study involved 58 people with RLS. Of the group, 30 people received...

2009-03-31 22:46:50

The painkiller oxycodone is effective in dulling the acute discomfort of shingles, an illness that often causes agony in sufferers, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the April issue of the journal Pain, evaluated different methods to relieve pain during a course of shingles, which many patients say is the worst they have ever experienced. Study leader Robert Dworkin of the University of Rochester Medical Center and colleagues studied 87 shingles patients in Rochester, N.Y., and...


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