Medications

Antiepileptic drugs linked to increased risk of priapism

Many antiepileptic drugs (AED) are associated with an increased risk of priapism, suggests new research. After analyzing adverse event reporting data in the United States, investigators found that among nearly 200 cases of priapism, a persistent and often painful erection unrelated to sexual interest or stimulation that lasts longer than …

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Lupine Pharmaceuticals recalls 2 drugs for hypertension: NPR

The FDA has released sample labels for some of the two recalled blood pressure medications – various doses of irbesartan tablets and irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets. FDA hide caption toggle legend FDA The FDA has released sample labels for some of the two recalled blood pressure medications – various doses …

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New antiviral drug sparks hope in poor countries

Almost a year after the start of the first covid-19 vaccination campaigns, the vast majority of vaccines have gone to people in wealthy countries, with no clear way to resolve the disparity. News this month that an antiviral drug has been shown to be effective against the coronavirus in a …

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