On This Page What Is Gaviscon? Heartburn In Pregnancy Link-3 Link-4 Link-5 Link-6 Gaviscon is (most likely) the most well-known brand of liquid antacid. Antacids are used to relieve symptoms of heartburn and indigestion (dyspepsia). Heartburn is a common symptom experienced during pregnancy. Today I will look into the use of Gaviscon in pregnancy by […]
Cerelle and Cerazette are two brands of daily progestogen-only pill (POP), also known as mini-pill. In recent years prescribing of Cerazette in NHS decreased, in place of other brands, including Cerelle. Today I will discuss the reasons for this change and review different aspects of Cerelle vs Cerazette use.
It is estimated that around 103,800 people living with HIV in the UK (PHE, 2019). An estimated 17% of people with HIV are not aware of the infection (NICE, 2016), increasing the risk of passing HIV when having sex without protection. Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir Disoproxil) is an antiviral drug used in the treatment of HIV, alone […]
Evorel patches have been subject to shortages since 2019. Today the stock of Evorel patches, including Evorel Conti and Evorel Sequi is being replenished with improved availability in many pharmacies due to imposed supply restrictions by the wholesaler which redistributes Evorel products. Use it with private prescriptions. Today I am looking at different options for […]
Cystitis is a common condition mainly affecting women; however, it can also affect men and children. Mild cystitis is usually a self-limiting condition, meaning it will go on its own. Some patients may need to see their GP, depending on symptoms and their duration. Treatment of cystitis over the counter involves pain management with commonly […]
Urinary-tract infection (UTI) is a common condition experienced in pregnancy. Physiological changes to the urinary tract during the pregnancy, such as dilation of the urethra and decreased bladder capacity, increase the risk of urinary infections or thrush-like problems. (Hebak, 2019). UTI is an umbrella term that defines infection of the bladder (cystitis), kidneys, or urethra. In […]
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection that can affect the bladder, urethra, or kidneys. Women mainly experience UTI; however, men can also get it. UTI can be uncomfortable but usually goes on its own without any treatment. Depending on the symptoms or in certain situations, patients need to see their GP to get […]
In this post, I will be looking at FDA approved Flibanserin (Addyin) drug with an emphasis on the effectiveness of the treatment and its availability in the UK. Flibanserin available under the branded name of Addyi is FDA approved (USA) drug for the treatment of premenopausal women (women who have not gone through menopause) with […]