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Antihistamine Drug Trial Results: Third Generation The Safest Yet
Antihistamines are generally regarded as life altering medicine by the millions of people afflicted with allergy symptoms. Allergies come in many different varieties, and allergy sufferers are treated with over-the-counter or prescribed antihistamines.
Antihistamine drugs are in their third generation, and they've come a long way since the first generation. The first generation of antihistamines were widely known to cause drowsiness, in some cases extreme. All prescribed antihistamine drugs came with strong warnings, and although the ability to breathe was valued, the drugs themselves had just as much of a negative impact as the allergies.
The second generation of antihistamines were found to cause cardiac issues in some people who took them, and again, the side effects sometimes caused more issues than the allergies. The third generation of drug antihistamines seems to have hit the jackpot for allergy sufferers, allowing them to live their lives free of allergy symptoms.
Private Health Insurance Offers Patients More Security, Flexibility
The public health care system is a wonderful thing to have. It takes care of people in need, providing them with basic health care all the way up to surgery. However, it is not a perfect system and has gaps that can leave the patient with a bill they may struggle to pay. Private health insurance eliminates those issues, providing the same coverage that the public system does and a whole lot more that the public does not.
Private health insurance covers patients needs in a way that the public system simply does not do. There are no waiting lists with private insurance, patients can choose whatever hospital and doctor they prefer to see, and even get a portion of optical and dental covered. No having to pay out-of-pocket for health services that the public system does not even cover. Private health insurance also alleviates the worry of getting bumped off a surgery after waiting on a list for years. Patients get the procedure they need in a reasonable timeframe so they can get back to living life trouble-free.
It is an unavoidable fact that private health insurance has to be paid for, an opposite of the free public health care system. However, the monthly cost is very affordable and is adjustable depending upon your level of need. Coverage is available for individuals and families, with a selection of how much coverage is needed. Those seeking information on private health insurance coverage can find information online from providers.
EKG Machines Used In Cardiac Prescription Drug Clinical Trials
Researchers rely on the use of an EKG Machine during cardiac prescription drug clinical trials to monitor the electrical activity of the patient's heart. An electrocardiogram can often reveal the source of chest pain, the cause of heart disease symptoms, and determine how well medicines are working and if they are causing any side effects. Especially in a clinical trial, information like blood pressure and electrical activity are crucial in seeing how the patient is responding to drugs. Before taking an electrocardiogram, patients are asked to provide a history of their prescription drug usage, not exercise before the test and to breath as calmly as possible during the test. These factors, if not followed, can render the test uninformative. While EKG Machines are extremely useful in monitoring a patient's reaction to drugs, they must be interpreted along with the patient's symptoms, other tests and past health.
FDA Approves Generic Drug Manufacturers for Production of Singulair
The FDA recently approved 10 generic drug manufacturers approval to start making generic versions of Singulair. This is great news for allergy and asthma sufferers as they are now able to purchase their medications at a lower price. Merck, the manufacturer of Singulair, expects its sales of the drug to drop by 90 percent once the generic versions hit the market.
Singulair (montelukast sodium) actively blocks leukotrienes, a substance found in the body that is responsible for asthma and allergies. It is not intended to treat a sudden asthma attack. Montelukast in pill form can not perform the same duties as a rescue inhaler. Instead, it works to prevent an attack by stopping the chain reaction that is started by leukotrienes. Allergies aggravate the lungs, causing the lungs to constrict, resulting in an attack. Removing allergens from the equation stops asthma from happening in the first place.
Some patients may find themselves confused at the move from brand-name to generic labeling. Fortunately, information is readily available from websites like www.i-medsource.com, which has a team of medical experts at the ready. Patients who currently take Singulair in its branded form can talk to a doctor online or over the phone, and get their questions answered. While websites such as www.i-medsource.com do not replace a visit to the doctor's office, the specialists that work for the operation are actual doctors, capable of discussing the generic form of Singulair with the caller.
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