Roxithromycin

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Why do I need this medicine? Roxithromycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs or skin.
Roxithromycin belongs to a group of antibiotics called the macrolides.
How do I take this medicine? Take Roxithromycin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Roxithromycin at regular intervals as instructed. Take it at the same time each day. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don’t, the infection will not clear completely.
Take Roxithromycin on an empty stomach before meals, with plenty of water. This will improve the absorption of Roxithromycin.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine? Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (breathlessness, rashes, swollen mouth or eyes) to similar antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin or any other macrolide antibiotics.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine? Inform your doctor if you suffer from heart, liver or kidney disease.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience? You may have diarrhoea, nausea and stomach discomfort while being treated with Roxithromycin. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. If you have diarrhoea, drink lots of water to replace the fluids lost. However, if you have severe diarrhoea or diarrhoea with severe stomach cramps or bloody stools, alert your doctor.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Can I take this with other medicines? Do not take Roxithromycin with terfenadine, cisapride, pimozide, astemizole and colchicine — alert your doctor immediately if you are taking any of these medicines.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
– heart medicines, especially digoxin, quinidine, disopyramide
– migraine medicines such as ergotamine
– warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
– lovastatin and other similar cholesterol medicines
– antifungals such as fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow? Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine? Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

One thing I wander is I was asked to taken after breakfast, but it need to be admistrate empty stomach….could anyone clear my doubt about this?

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First review on 5Jan 2013

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So, as the title shown, I had my first review on 5Jan after treatment one month ago,

what is the treatment I mean?

nah, ntg la, all about drug consuming, and some emollient for me to eat.

for , it already cost me Rm 490 this time, so hopefully I will be recover from it, or at least, I can retain it from getting worse, because atoipc eczema is so far cannot be totally cure, and it may come on and off.

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The drugs and emollient that I got, ALOT!! poor me

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Last time, the doctor prescibe oxyace for me, this time, its is Cod liver oil, Rm4 0

IMAG3865The note that I scribbled once I get out from the room, ^^

Alatrol

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Alatrol that I consumed

Manufacturer Square Pharma
Distributor Medispec
Contents Cetirizine diHCl
Indications Symptomatic treatment of seasonal rhinitis, perennial allergic rhinitis & urticaria of allergic origin.
Dosage Adult 10 mg once daily. Childn ≥6 yr 5 mg bd or 10 mg once daily, 3-6 yr 2.5 mg bd or 5 mg once daily.
Administration May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications 1st trimester of pregnancy, lactation.
Special Precautions Renal insufficiency. Childn <2 yr. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.
Adverse Drug Reactions Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, agitation, dry mouth, GI discomfort.
View ADR Monitoring Website
Drug Interactions Sedatives.
View more drug interactions with Alatrol
Pregnancy Category (US FDA)

Category B: Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).

MIMS Class Antihistamines & Antiallergics
ATC Classification R06AE07 – cetirizine ; Belongs to the class of piperazine derivatives used as systemic antihistamines.
Poison Schedule C

 

Rhinitis (pron.: /rˈntɪs/) is a medical term for irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose.(sources from wikipedia, in short, its running nose cause by allergic, like allergens such as pollen or dander(mean fur,danduff from animal), and this is also the cause of running nose, right?

 

If you don’t know what is lactation, it is the process where a mother breastfeeding her baby.

agitation- a chronic state of restlessness, with increase psychomotor activities and being active all the time

antihistamine means its a drug for anti-innflammation.Histamine is a chemical subtances that produce by cell that will cause our blood vessels to dilate (dilate means expand), when blood vessel dilates, that particular areas will then swelling

辣木 Moringa Oleifera,

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Imageso today, I am going to introduce Moringa Oleifera, its origin from North India, and has vast amount of nutrients, almost all the essential amino acids you can found only in this plant! Amazing right? Thats why it also given its nickname known as Miracle trees.

As Moringa spread from India to other other tropical or subtropical areas, it adapt to local conditions, overtime, 13 species of Moringa has been developed.Image

 

ImageImageNow lets look at the nutritional values on a tiny leaves of Moringa tree….its shown in illustrations here.

Moringa-diagram

Vitamin C fights for a host of illness, including cold and flu. Needless to say, Vitamin C also help in kills the free radicals in human body.This function known as antioxidant, and since Vitamin C is water soluble vitamin,(unlike Vitamin A, D,E,K is fat soluble), you need to replaced each day as its not store in our body.  you can picture that the more free radicals in your body, the higher tendency you will get cancer.

Free radical

Free radical is an unstable molecules that seek to bond to other molecules to increase their stability.

In the field of chemistry there are tons of free radicals and free radical types. But since we only care about what goes on in the human body the most important types of free radicals are on the ones involving oxygen.

It makes sense to be mostly concerned with oxygen free radicals because oxygen is what gives human life (it’s in our water, air we breathe, food, blood, etc).

So the definition of free radicals, regarding the human body, are unstable oxygen molecules that can do damage to your cells, organs and body as a whole.Sources

Another function vitamin C influences is collagen synthesis. Collagen is the essential part of connective tissue. Connective tissue is needed to keep the body together, and is the very framework of the body – the skin, bones, teeth, blood vessels, cartilage, tendons and ligaments – all rely on collagen. Therefore, it is of acute precedence that there is a healthy amount of collagen in the body.

This is the function, that when depleted of collagen,scurvy occurs. Scurvy is the result of deterioration of the blood vessels. Furthermore, it results in hemorrhage, bleeding gums, bruising, loose teeth, and the tendency for bones to fracture.It is vital for the body to receive an optimal amount of vitamin C because the production of collagen is linked directly to vitamin C; therefore, if there is a lack of vitamin C, there is an absence of collagen, and the body will literally fall apart.

Vitamin A which fight against eye diseases

Potassium which is essential functioning of brain and nervous system.

Okay, sorry guys, it seem like I am going to far away from Morigan, back to the topic

So, if you are have protein deficiency, Moringa could be one of the most valuable food sources.

and here is some of the common names for Moringa plants

UntitledSee, in Chinese, this plant is known as 辣木, pronouce as “La mu”

To show how povering is the sheer moringa plant, which actually, we can found around us, its available in Malaysia!

here!

In a nutshell, Moringa really serve a nutritional rich food sources, I did search on other functions of Moringa, it also reported can prevent cancer, weight loss, but I don’t know how its exactly work out.

So before I end my post about Moringa, I post a photo of organic salad, with Moringa plant inside.

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