Browsing All posts tagged under »pregnancy«

Choosing the right anti-malarial drug

April 25, 2014

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Every year, World Malaria Day is commemorated on the 25th of April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. In honor of this effort, I hope to share some information on malaria for U.S residents and travelers. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), which is transmitted via the bites of infected […]

An easy understanding of the Affordable Care Act

August 13, 2013

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By now, we should all be familiar with the term Affordable Care Act also known as “Obamacare“. However there is a host of us that have no idea what its all about, and cannot be bothered to waddle through the technical jargon. I have therefore decided to compile a layman’s summary of how the Affordable Care […]

Diclegis: a new pill for morning sickness

August 2, 2013

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Key Points Approved: April 8, 2013 Generic ingredients: 10mg Doxylamine succinate and 10mg pyridoxine hydrocholoride Indication: Nausea and Vomiting associated with pregnancy in women whose symptoms do not improve with conservative management strategies Dosage instructions: two tablets (20mg) at bedtime on an empty stomach with a full glass of water Maximum dosage: 4 tablets a day […]