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Did You Know? Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults

Did You Know? Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults

Printer Friendly PDF Updated Recommendations On June 30, 2022, the CDC made some important changes in regards to the influenza vaccine recommendations for adults 65 years and older. Previously, they did not recommend one vaccine over another. Currently, they give...

Did You Know? Medications and Seizure Threshold

Did You Know? Medications and Seizure Threshold

Printer Friendly PDF Certain medications can lower the seizure threshold and should be used cautiously or avoided in patients with a history of seizures. Risk of seizure can be further increased if: The medication is taken in combination with a medication that...

Did You Know? Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC’s)

Did You Know? Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC’s)

Printer Friendly PDF What are DOAC’s and what are they used for? Anticoagulants are commonly used to treat atrial fibrillation and a variety of thrombotic conditions. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC’s) represent a major advancement in oral anticoagulation. Prior to...

Did You Know? Nebulizer Storage Recommendations

Did You Know? Nebulizer Storage Recommendations

Printer Friendly PDF Nebulizer Storage Comparison Chart (by Medication Name & Manufacturer) Medication NameManufacturerRefrigeration(Y or N)Expiration dateonce foil pouchis openedSpecific StorageRecommendationsSourceAlbuterol SulfateInhalation...

Product Focus: Gemtesa® (Vibegron)

Product Focus: Gemtesa® (Vibegron)

Printer Friendly PDF Description: Vibegron is a selective beta-3 adrenergic agonist. Like mirabegron, vibegron relaxes detrusor smooth muscle and increases bladder capacity, reducing incontinence. Indication & Dosage: For the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB)...

Restless Legs Syndrome – Treatment Recommendations

Restless Legs Syndrome – Treatment Recommendations

Printer Friendly PDF What is restless legs syndrome (RLS)? RLS is a condition characterized by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, usually associated with limb discomfort. Symptoms typically occur at rest, in the evening, and are transiently relieved by...

Did You Know? Early Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Recommendations

Did You Know? Early Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Recommendations

Printer Friendly PDF Parkinson’s Disease - Awareness Month Spotlight Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects movement. Cardinal motor symptoms include resting tremor, commonly described as “pill-rolling,” rigidity,...

Product Focus: Evusheld (tixagevimab-cilgavimab)

Product Focus: Evusheld (tixagevimab-cilgavimab)

Printer Friendly PDF Evusheld (tixagevimab-cilgavimab) EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION Tixagevimab-cilgavimab is authorized under the EUA to be used for the pre-exposure prophylaxis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric individuals (12 years of...

Did You Know? Loop Diuretics

Did You Know? Loop Diuretics

Printer Friendly PDF Main Indications: Fluid retention in heart failure and kidney diseaseHypertension Special notes: The loop diuretics are more potent diuretics than thiazides, but less effective antihypertensives in most patients.1Loop diuretics are recommended...

Product Focus: PAXLOVID

Product Focus: PAXLOVID

Printer Friendly PDF PAXLOVID - Oral Antiviral Treatment for COVID-19 The FDA has recently granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for PAXLOVID. Paxlovid is nirmatrelvir tablets co-packaged with ritonavir tablets, both antiviral agents. Both agents must be...