Clinical Pharmacy

Drug Safety Alert: Aspirin and NSAIDs Interaction

When given with other NSAIDs, aspirin competes on similar sites on COX thereby limiting its efficacy in preventing platelet aggregation, presumably attenuating its cardioprotective effect. Increased cardiovascular events may result in concomitant use of low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs (ibuprofen & naproxen), especially when concomitantly given in prolonged periods of time (>10 days). Possible Read more…

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Breastfeeding

Medications in Breastfeeding

It is recommended by most organizations worldwide to provide six months of exclusive breastfeeding for infants. However, in the Philippines, only 34% of Filipino children under six months old are being exclusively breastfed.   One of the reasons why mothers discontinue Read more…

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Clinical Pharmacy

Paracetamol Dose

  Paracetamol, the international nonproprietary name, is a commonly used antipyretic and analgesic. The usual recommended dose for adults is 500mg to 1g every 4 to 6 hours. Some regulatory agencies have capped the maximum daily dose in over-the-counter use Read more…

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