Medication across the world

UK Drug Information

 UK Database contains drug information on over 1,500 medications distributed within the United Kingdom.

Search the UK Drug Database A to Z List of UK Medications

http://www.drugs.com/uk/

~

U.S.A Drug Information

Search the U.S.A Drug Database A to Z List of Medications

The resources below have been provided to help narrow your search to specific, targeted drug information. Information is available for both consumers and healthcare professionals on over 24,000 prescriptions and over the counter medicines available primarily in the USA.

http://www.drugs.com/drug_information.html

~

International Drug Names

The Drugs.com International Drug Name Database contains information about medications found in 185 countries around the world. The database contains more than 40,000 medication names marketed outside the USA and is presented in multiple languages.

Many of the medications listed here are marketed under different names in different countries. Country and region specific information is shown where available. Please note that some medications may also be available in countries not specified.

http://www.drugs.com/international/

~

Other site’s we have found or been told about

U.S. National Library of Medicine

http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp

~

Drugs.com Mobile Apps

Medication Guide

The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. All mobile-optimized to speed up your browsing experience. Available for Android and iOS devices.

http://www.drugs.com/apps/

~

Pill Reminder App

Use our Pill Reminder app to keep a complete list of all your medications. When you add your meds, you can also choose to get pill reminders and/or script reminder notifications right on your mobile device. You can also add personal notes and get easy access to important information about your medicine online such as side effects, dosage and safe use during pregnancy.

ONLY on Apple Phones Pill Reminder app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-meds-pill-reminder-by-drugs.com/id453359236?mt=8

~

Antibiotic use in early life

Antibiotic use in early life disrupt normal gut microbiota development

January 26, 2016
This was something I have been sent by a Parent and asked If I could be the awareness of this to other Parents, I guess at the end of the day you do what you need to do for your child who is ill. The use of antibiotics in early childhood interferes with normal development of the intestinal microbiota, shows research conducted at the University of Helsinki. Particularly the broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotics commonly used to treat respiratory tract infections, have adverse effects. Macrolides appear also to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. I guess we all read the papers where they are already saying the use of antibiotics is too widespread, and more is needed to find a better way,It is already known that early-life use of antibiotics is connected to increased risk of immune-mediated diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma, as well as obesity. The effect is thought to be mediated by the intestinal microbes since antibiotics in animal studies have been found to change the composition of the intestinal microbiota and reduce biodiversity. However, to date, there is no information on the long-term effects of antibiotics on children’s microbiota.

The study, conducted at the University of Helsinki and led by Professor Willem de Vos, included 142 Finnish children, aged 2 to 7 years. Researchers investigated how many courses of antibiotics the children had received in their lifetime and how the use of antibiotics was reflected in their intestinal microbiota. In addition, they investigated the association between use of antibiotics and asthma and body mass index. The study is published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

The results showed that children’s intestinal microbiota composition clearly reflected the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics reduced the bacterial species richness and slowed the age-driven microbiota development. Particularly the microbiota of the children who had received macrolide antibiotics, such as azithromycin or clarithromycin, within the past two years differed from normal. The less time had passed since the macrolide course, the larger were the anomalies in the microbiota.

“In general, it seems that the gut microbiota recovery from antibiotic treatment lasts more than a year. If a child gets repeated courses of antibiotics during their first years, the microbiota may not have time to fully recover”, says the researcher, Katri Korpela, whose doctoral thesis project includes the newly published research.

The results support the recommendation to avoid macrolides as the primary antibiotic and generally restrict the use of antibiotics to genuine need. Antibiotics should not be used to treat self-limiting infections and never ‘just in case’, the researchers emphasise.

http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2016-01-antibiotic-early-life-disrupt-gut.html

Medical report of Drug linked to TEF

First Online:

Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (TEF) in a Newborn Following Maternal Antenatal Exposure to Olanzapine.

Abstract

There is a dearth of evidence on the safety of the use of antipsychotics during pregnancy. Olanzapine, a pregnancy category C drug, has no unequivocal evidence of harm to the fetus. Against this backdrop, we report the first case of a tracheal- esophageal fistula (TEF) in a newborn following maternal antenatal exposure to olanzapine. A 29-year-old woman with the acute psychotic disorder had been treated with olanzapine for the last 7 years. Her first pregnancy, while taking olanzapine, resulted in a miscarriage at 4 months’ gestation, following which she discontinued olanzapine. She reconceived after a few months and delivered a full-term normal child. However, due to the recurrence of psychiatric illness after her second pregnancy, she was prescribed olanzapine again, which was continued throughout her third pregnancy. The outcome of the third pregnancy was a full-term female baby with a TEF.

Read the full report here.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40800-016-0044-6

.

UK App’s

unnamed

Live Wait Times app

This app helps you to choose the best NHS A&E or Walk-in Centre for your circumstances. It will allow you to search for local NHS sites, either by postcode, geographic area, phone or device location. The Wait Times for each site is displayed in the app. You can tap on sites for more information such as treatments offered, parking and opening times. The app can also help you in locating and navigating to nearby NHS sites. The main function of the app is the provision of the latest known waiting time estimations to help you in making an informed choice on an appropriate NHS Site to visit.

This application provides the latest known waiting time estimations which are obtained directly from the NHS sites displayed. The wait time is only an indicative time we would expect you to wait at each NHS site and this time is subject to change at any time by the site named. Due to the varying urgencies and unpredictable volume of patients attending A&E and Urgent Care centres, these times cannot be guaranteed. Wait time refresh frequencies differ between sites and therefore the last refresh time should be noted and considered when selecting a site.

All information contained within this application is for information only. No guarantees are made that the information contained within this application or linked websites is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on this application or associated sites are subject to change at any time. All sites identified in the app are proactive in providing timely information to the app about their site(s).

This application is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor or any other healthcare professional. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker.

~

unnamed i

Phone App

Health Help Now covers East Sussex, Kent and Medway, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, and south east London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark). It aims to help people find the right service for their health needs, especially when they don’t know where to go or who to contact. Developed by the NHS in Kent and Medway, Health Help Now aims to help people find the right service for their health needs, especially when they don’t know where to go or who to contact. It can be confusing to know which health service to use. Health Help Now lists common symptoms and offers suggestions for treatment, with the one which works best for most people listed first. Tailored by age group, Health Help Now then links through to local services and shows whether they are open or closed, their location and directions. It contains names, addresses, telephone numbers and opening hours of a wide variety of services, including every GP practice, pharmacy, optician, dentist and minor injuries unit in Kent and Medway. It also includes details of a number of useful websites and helplines for a variety of problems. Health Help Now is designed for people in:

Ashford, Canterbury, Whitstable, Faversham, Herne Bay and Sandwich, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh, Maidstone and Malling, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Medway, Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Thanet.

ALSO Find on a website

http://www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/

~

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Search information leaflets

Search our database of information leaflets on health and disease. Most GPs in the UK can access the same leaflets during consultation.

http://patient.info/health

~

Useful Links...