Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 192 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-July-2003
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FDA creates medication guide for Lariam (mefloquine hydrochloride)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the development of a Medication Guide (FDA-approved patient labeling) to provide better information to consumers about the risks and benefits of Lariam (mefloquine hydrochloride), and to educate patients on the measures to be taken to optimize Lariam's effectiveness.  more

Information for patients: Lariam (mefloquine hydrochloride) medication guide
This Medication Guide is intended only for travelers who are taking Lariam to prevent malaria. The information may not apply to patients who are sick with malaria and who are taking Lariam to treat malaria. An information wallet card is provided at the end of this Medication Guide. Cut it out and carry it with you when you are taking Lariam. more


Study seeks to determine whether botanicals offer alternative to HRT for hot flashes
The University of Illinois at Chicago is launching a study to test whether two herbal products -- black cohosh and red clover -- are effective in relieving symptoms of menopause.  more

Nausea a serious problem for cancer patients a day or two after treatment than on the day of treatment
Many more cancer patients who receive chemotherapy report a serious problem with nausea a day or two later than on the day of their treatment, according to a study published recently in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society. more

Information for patients: Questions and answers about black cohosh and the symptoms of menopause
This fact sheet provides an overview of the use of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms. more

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