NPS recommendations for the use of valsartan (Diovan)

The National Prescribing Service Limited (Australia) issues a publication called NPS RADAR. In this issue valsartan (Diovan) is reviewed, this is the summary: Valsartan reduces blood pressure to a similar extent as other angiotensin II-receptor antagonists. If blood pressure is not controlled by valsartan 160 mg, add a second drug rather than increasing the dose […]

Updated SIGN clinical guideline: Pain management in adults with cancer

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) updated a clinical guideline entitled “Control of pain in adults with cancer”.  An outline of the contents (drug therapy related) in this guideline for the treatment of cancer induced pain include: Principles of pain management: introduction, World Health Organization cancer pain relief programme, using the WHO ladder. Treatment with […]

Analgesics (opioids, nsaids): MCQs for pharmacology review

These questions have been created by the Department of Pharmacology, UMKC School of Medicine.  The use I suggest is to review your knowledge of the subject for USMLE or other pharma test.   Did you find them useful? Too hard ? Too easy? Use the comment form to comment what did you think of them! Item Number: 1684 correct answer: 5 category: Analgesics 1. A child has ingested an unknown substance and has evidence of respiratory depression. […]

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