Monthly Archives: June 2014

Nolvadex Tamoxifen Indications and Safety Information

Breast cancer is remains a life-threatening condition among the female population around the world. For decades, it has continued to affect women with increasing numbers. In fact, breast cancer does not only affect those who are genetically predisposed but also those who do not even a family history of it. Chemotherapy, surgery and drugs like nolvadex tamoxifen remain as the most effective weapons so far and has ever since increased the life span of those who were affected, and helped the prevention of the onset of the cancer for those who are at high risk. Nolvadex tamoxifen is the popular choice of treatment because it has been proven safe and effective against breast tumors.

Nolvadex tamoxifen is known as an estrogen antagonist drug, although some people know it as an anti-estrogen. Actually, nolvadex tamoxifen do not supress the production of the estrogen but instead, it only hinders it from combining with the receptor cells which later on form the tumor. Unlike the other similar drugs, the advantage of nolvadex tamoxifen is that there is no suppression of estrogen production so your body can still benefit its functions. Remember that cancer cells are fed through the female hormone, and by preventing it from reaching through the receptor sites, the formation of breast tumors are halted. Nolvadex tamoxifen acts like estrogen by combining with the receptor cells so that estrogen can no longer have the chance to unite with them. Once the nolvadex tamoxifen drug is able to unite with the tumor positive sites, it does not help the tumor progress. Continue reading “Nolvadex Tamoxifen Indications and Safety Information” »

Azithromycin Tablets as Periodontal Treatment

When it comes to treating periodontal infections doctors traditionally prescribe a combination of amoxicillin and metronidazole. Often times these drugs, also called adjunctive treatment, are the most common choice of medication that goes together with the first step of periodontal therapy. However, it was recently discovered that metronidazole and amoxicillin together when it comes to treating periodontal infections as compared with using azithromycin tablets alone. The drugs azithromycin tablets are not only antibiotic medications but also drugs that possess immune-modulating and inflammatory capabilities. These amazing benefits are absent even with the combination of metronidazole and amoxicillin. Due to this, azithromycin tablets were studied as an effective alternative treatment for periodontal infections.

Clinical studies were designed where patients were allowed to take azithromycin tablets for 3 days. The results showed better results than those who took metronidazole and amoxicillin together in 7 days. And since the dosage of azithromycin tablets needed to treat the infections is 12 times lesser than the combination of amoxicillin and metronidazole, the latter drugs have higher chances of developing bacterial resistance as compared with azithromycin tablets. And since the benefits of using azithromycin tablets is more beneficial, it is therefore more effective and efficient to use azithromycin tablets instead of the traditional combination of the medications mentioned above. Continue reading “Azithromycin Tablets as Periodontal Treatment” »