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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...

Product Focus: MOLNUPIRAVIR

Product Focus: MOLNUPIRAVIR

Printer Friendly PDF MOLNUPIRAVIR - Oral Antiviral Treatment for COVID-19 The FDA has recently granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for molnupiravir (Lagevrio). Molnupiravir is an antiviral agent. In a recent clinical trial, molnupiravir reduced the risk of...

Did You Know? Deprescribing

Did You Know? Deprescribing

Printer Friendly PDF What is deprescribing? Let’s start with a couple of definitions! “Deprescribing is the planned and supervised process of dose reduction or stopping of medication that might be causing harm, or no longer be of benefit. Deprescribing is part of good...

Did You Know? Transdermal

Did You Know? Transdermal

Printer Friendly PDF Transdermal Patch Application Information Generic Name:BuprenorphineApplication• Apply to upper outer arm, upper chest or back, or side of chest• Remove hair at application site if needed• Press in place for 15 seconds• Replace weekly• Avoid same...

Did You Know? Probiotics

Did You Know? Probiotics

Probiotics: Probiotics are dietary supplements that contain living organisms normally found in our bodies that don’t usually cause illness. They are often promoted to strengthen the immune system or recolonize the gut or vagina.The most common organisms used in...

Did You Know? Influenza (Flu) vs SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Did You Know? Influenza (Flu) vs SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

The Flu and COVID-19 have several overlapping features: Both are contagious respiratory illnesses that are caused by viruses. They can both spread from person-to-person, who are in close contact (within about 6 feet of one another). They are both spread mainly by...

Did You Know?  Phosphate Binders

Did You Know? Phosphate Binders

Serum Phosphate Serum phosphate concentration is primarily determined by the ability of the kidneys to excrete dietary phosphate. In kidney disease, excretion can be impaired, leading to higher phosphate levels. Hyperphosphatemia has been associated with increased...

Firvanq Vancomycin HCI Oral Solution

Firvanq Vancomycin HCI Oral Solution

HealthDirect Pharmacy Services Product Focus Indication and Description Firvanq® is a glycopeptide antibacterial oral solution indicated in adults and pediatric patients less than 18 years of age for the treatment of C. Difficile associated diarrhea and Enterocolitis...

Did You Know? Chronic Kidney Disease

Did You Know? Chronic Kidney Disease

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) defines chronic kidney disease as the presence of kidney damage or decreased kidney function for 3 or more months, irrespective of the cause. Kidney...

Product Focus – Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Product Focus – Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease: A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. Approximately 1 million people in the US live with Parkinson's disease (PD). More than 50% will develop Parkinson Disease Psychosis (PDP)...

Did You Know? Ophthalmic Medications

Did You Know? Ophthalmic Medications

Did You Know? From CMS: §483.45(g) Labeling of Drugs and Biologicals and §483.45(h) Storage of Drugs and Biologicals: “Ensure that all drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with professional standards, including expiration dates.” It is...