We get prescriptions from doctors in accordance with our health issues. In some countries, there are two forms of prescriptions. One is a private prescription. Let us find out how it is different from our regular prescription provided by the respective country’s health department. How is a private prescription different from a general prescription? In […]
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.
Diltiazem cream (diltiazem hydrochloride cream) is a medicine prescribed in the UK to manage chronic anal fissure. Today I will answer the most common questions surrounding the use, availability, and treatment of this cream. What Is Diltiazem Cream Used For? How Does Diltiazem Help With Anal Fissures? Diltiazem promotes healing and controls pain associated with […]
Amlodipine is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK and the most prescribed high blood pressure (BP) medication. When patients are diagnosed with high blood pressure and a drug is recommended, amlodipine may be the first choice, but not always. Taking any drugs comes with a risk of side effects, with amlodipine […]
Statins, also known as lipid-lowering drugs, are a popular class of drugs prescribed in the UK. When looking at the most popular drugs in the UK, Atorvastatin was the most prescribed drug. Simvastatin is also made to the top of most commonly prescribed drugs. Historically, Statins have been subject to scrutiny from the press, mostly […]
Vibegron (brand name: Gemtesa) is the latest drug used to treat overactive bladder that has been approved by the FDA in the USA. Gemtesa will be available in the US as prescription-only medication from April 2021.
Without a doubt, Imodium is the most popular brand used as a diarrhea relief medication. Today’s post focuses on Imodium alternative drugs for the relief of diarrhea. Causes Of Diarrhoea Diarrhoea is a common condition, which can affect children and adults of any age. A ‘stomach bug’ often causes acute diarrhoea, but an underlying condition […]
Developing or finding the right, existing candidate for the treatment of coronavirus became one of the priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective treatment is not only needed for the current outbreak of the virus but also in case of any future outbreaks if seasonality is observed in the rates of infections, like with influenza (‘flu’) […]
From the 1st of April 2020, the new NHS prescription charge is £9.35 for each item dispensed by a pharmacy. NHS prescription charge usually goes up every year in April. Patients need to pay a new prescription charge even when a prescription was prescribed before the 1st of April 2021 and collected on or after that […]
Choosing NHS prescriptions delivered in the current climate is something patients should consider, however as you will learn from the post, some distance-selling pharmacies, which deliver NHS prescriptions via Royal Mail, are struggling with the demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Delivery of NHS prescriptions will not only support the social distancing measures to reduce […]