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2014-04-07 12:33:20

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for potassium chloride extended-release (ER) capsules, USP, in 600 mg (8 mEq K) and 750 mg (10 mEq K) strengths. Potassium chloride ER is indicated for the treatment of patients with hypokalemia with or without metabolic alkalosis, in digitalis intoxications, in...

2014-02-21 11:38:00

Efforts to reduce these harms may safeguard patients' health In addition to experiencing negative health effects from their disease, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are also at risk of experiencing hazardous events potentially related to medical treatments they receive. A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) finds that low blood sugar and high blood potassium being common complications of their medical care. Patients...

2013-04-18 23:19:17

d´Oliveira & Associates has issued a new infographic providing information on a Tekturna medical study that was stopped due to patients suffering from nonfatal stroke, hyperkalemia, and hypotension. (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Tekturna (aliskiren), produced by Novartis, is a once-daily pill used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and is the first “Renin Inhibitor” drug that regulates the renin enzyme in the kidney. This process assists by narrowing the blood...

Taking The Sting Out Of Box Jellyfish Stings
2012-12-13 12:04:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Box jellyfish are known to lurk in the waters off the coast of Hawaii and a pair of researchers from the island state have found a treatment that takes some of the sting out of the invertebrate´s deadly venom, according to their study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Angel Yanagihara and Ralph Shohet from the University of Hawaii have shown that zinc can mitigate the effects of the jellyfish´s venom, which act on a victim...

2012-12-09 05:01:30

Dangerous Side Effects Linked to Blood Pressure Medication TEKTURNA (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 Tekturna is a drug used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), however it has recently been linked to severe side effects including strokes and kidney problems. Manufactured by Novartis, Tekturna was approved by the FDA in 1997. Since then, Tekturna has been linked to a variety of kidney complications including:     Hyperkalemia     A higher than...

2012-11-28 13:08:16

A large study addressing the effectiveness and safety of aldosterone antagonist therapy for older heart failure patients has found notable differences between the drug's results in clinical trial vs. what occurs in actual practice, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. Those differences have been noted anecdotally by doctors, and likely contributed to the slow adoption of aldosterone antagonists in clinical practice, but they had not been confirmed in a large study examining the drugs...

2012-01-12 21:02:24

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications. The pharmaceutical company Novartis terminated a large, international clinical trial of the drug last month after finding an increased incidence after 18-24 months of non-fatal strokes, renal complications, high levels of potassium in the blood and low blood pressure. As a result,...

2012-01-11 10:02:54

Patients hospitalized after a heart attack who had blood potassium levels of between 3.5 and less than 4.5 mEq/L (milliEquivalents per liter) had a lower risk of death than patients with potassium levels that were higher or lower than this range, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA. Clinical practice guidelines recommend maintaining serum potassium levels between 4.0 and 5.0 mEq/L in patients after a heart attack. "Potassium homeostasis [equilibrium] is critical to prevent...

2011-09-19 21:59:01

Clinical trial investigator Bertram Pitt, M.D., to provide overview of research at conference sponsored by the American Physiological Society Roughly 5 million people in the United States live with heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood around the body effectively. The causes and types of heart failure vary greatly, and treatment must be tailored to each patient. In some cases, doctors will prescribe a class of diuretic drugs called aldosterone antagonists....

2010-11-14 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced results from the EMPHASIS-HF trial(1) showing a statistically significant reduction in risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or heart failure (HF) hospitalization for patients with chronic heart failure with mild symptoms treated with Inspra® (eplerenone) versus those given placebo in addition to standard HF therapy. The results were presented to physicians attending the American Heart...


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