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    Apixaban vs warfarin: rise of newer anticoagulant

    Apixaban (Eliquis®) and warfarin are two popular prescription-only drugs classified as anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners. Warfarin has been used as an anticoagulant for a very long time. However, in recent years warfarin’s popularity decreased in place of newer anticoagulants such as apixaban, as reflected by prescribing statistics. Apixaban vs warfarin, a summary of the post: Apixaban vs warfarin: Are they used to treat the same conditions? Differences in mechanism of action between Do apixaban and warfarin need drug monitoring? Other advantages of apixaban vs warfarin Prescribing statistics Apixaban vs warfarin common side effects Is apixaban better than warfarin?

  • Can you take amoxicillin and metronidazole together? [Answered]
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    Can you take amoxicillin and metronidazole together?

    Amoxicillin is one of the most prescribed antibiotics in the UK. On the contrary, metronidazole is significantly less prescribed by GPs, mainly because of preferred use in dental infections. Prescriptions which are fulfilled in the pharmacy for a combination treatment with amoxicillin and metronidazole are almost always issued by a dentist rather than GP. The obvious question to ask is: can you take amoxicillin and metronidazole together? The answer to that question straightforward. However, I will provide reasoning behind the concomitant treatment and contrast both antibiotics. 

  • co-dydramol vs co-codamol: which one is better?
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    Co-dydramol vs co-codamol – two related opioids

    Co-codamol is one of the most popular drugs prescribed in the UK and almost the most popular prescription painkiller. Co-dydramol, on the other hand, is much less popular medicine used for the management of pain. I will highlight the main differences between both drugs and (if possible) review the effectiveness of both drugs as painkillers. Co-dydramol vs co-codamol summary of the post: Difference between co-codamol and co-dydramol (active ingredients) Co-dydramol vs co-codamol: Availability of both drugs on prescription and over the counter options Which drug is more popular? Co-dydramol vs co-codamol – effectiveness. Is one better than the other? Common side effects

  • Flucloxacillin vs Amoxicillin - comparison of use, side effects, forms.
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    Flucloxacillin vs Amoxicillin: 2 most POPULAR antibiotics

    Amoxicillin is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic in the UK, with over 6 mln prescriptions issued in the last 12 months. Flucloxacillin is less popular with around 3.6 mln prescriptions issued during the same time (OpenPrescribing.net, 2021). Both antibiotics’ distinct popularity comes mainly from different recommended use in the treatment of bacterial infections, even though both drugs belong to the same class of antibiotics: penicillins. This post focuses on highlighting the main differences between drugs. Flucloxacillin vs amoxicillin, a summary of the post: The legal classification of flucloxacillin and amoxicillin Licensed use of flucloxacillin and amoxicillin Forms available Child formulations for flucloxacillin and amoxicillin Differences in administration  Common side effects…