Know What Your Doctor is Saying:
Many a time I've gone to the doctor and come out from a visit and not known what the doctor what the doctor said. Sometimes I've even looked at the sheet that they give you as I was walking out to see what it said I have. Yesterday I was looking through Real Simple and it had an article about Decoding what your Doctor said. Will I have to say that it was an eye opener. So I decided that this information was something that anyone that sees a doctor could use:
- Black-b0x warning: If a prescription drug carries a risk of serious injury or death with normal use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can require the manufacturer to place a prominent warning, outlined in blace, at the begining of the prescribing information. The acne medication Accutane, for example carries a black-box warning about the possibiligy of fetal malformations if the drug is taken during pregnancy.
- Indication: The specific purpose for which the FDA has approved a medication neurontin, for example is indicated for the treatment of seiures.
- Off-Label Use: Once a drug has been approbed by the FDA for certain indication, physicans may prescribe it for other problems as the see fit. Some seizure medications, for instance, are used off-label to treat migraines, and even pain.
Different types of Disorders:
- Gastronintestinal Disorders:
- Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the gallbladder, the organ that stores the bile made by the liver and releases it to the small intestine as needed to help digestion. Gallstones, solidified bits of material that form in the gallbladder, are the most common couse of cholecystitis.