Tag: "transdermal" at medical news
Endocrine Society calls for clinical guidelines on androgens for women
...tosterone in several forms including oral, buccal, transdermal
and injectable, prior research on testosterone therapy in women has been done with pharmacological doses. "Diagnosing androgen deficiency in women is problematic because it is difficult to accurately measure low testosterone levels and the normal, r...
Subanalysis finds patient-controlled, transdermal pain management system may be comparable
...he first and only needle-free, patient-controlled, transdermal
analgesic to treat acute pain -- or the current standard of therapy, morphine via IV PCA. IONSYS TM currently is under development and not yet commercially available. Researchers reported no statistically-significant differences between the two met...
Antidepressant may help people stop smoking when used with nicotine patch
CHICAGO When used with a transdermal
nicotine patch, nortriptyline--an antidepressant m...d dosage to 75 milligrams per day, as tolerated. A transdermal
nicotine patch was administered to all study participants on the determined quit day and was worn fo...
Hormone therapy may still offer important health benefits to postmenopausal women
... estradiol is administered through the skin with a transdermal
patch, these proteins are not affected. "More fundamental research of the roles of hormones in specific tissues are needed, and more clinical studies of different formulations and ways of administering the drugs are essential," said Turgeon. "A curre...
Low-dose transdermal estrogen viable short-term treatment for menopausal women
New Haven, CT - April 19, 2004 Low-dose transdermal
hormone therapy (HT) remains a viable short-term a...ng to the review. Transdermal formulations of the transdermal
estradiol (E2) offer relief of such menopausal symptoms as hot flashes, night sweats and disturbed s...
Jefferson-led study shows transdermal system as effective as IV pump for post-surgical pain
...e-free, self-contained fentanyl patient-controlled transdermal
system (PCTS) is as effective for post-surgical pa...son University Hospital, Philadelphia. The fetanyl transdermal
system would also offer the advantage of a needle-free, pre-programmed medication system in a small,...
Transdermal patch as effective as intravenous pump for post-op pain control
Use of a transdermal
patch to deliver pain medication was found to be e...ery. The fentanyl hydrochloride patient-controlled transdermal
system (PCTS) eliminates the need for the use of needles, intravenous tubing, a large pump, and does...
Contraception study supports convenience, simplicity
... ORTHO EVRA® (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal
system), were more likely to use their medication as directed than women who took a birth control pill, according to a study published in the current issue of Contraception. "It's not always easy, but it is very important for women using any birth c...
Study shows positive results for novel, patient-controlled transdermal system (PCTS)...
...ound that those who were on the patient-controlled transdermal
system (PCTS) withdrew from pain treatment less often because of inadequate pain control versus placebo. The study, which was published in the February issue of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia found that 25.4% of patients who received E-TRANS Fen...
Climara Pro (TM) helps alleviate menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
...oday that Climara Protm (estradiol/levonorgestrel transdermal
system), is now available to U.S. women in pharmac...use the trusted progestin, levonorgestrel." The transdermal
technology of Climara Pro allows for continuous delivery of the hormones estradiol, which simulates ...
FDA approves Climara Pro to treat menopause symptoms
...val for Climara Pro®(estradiol/levonorgestrel) transdermal
system. Climara Pro, a thin, translucent patch, i...ment for each woman." Like Climara® (estradiol transdermal
system), Berlex's once-a-week estrogen-only patch, Climara Pro delivers the hormones continuously an...
Microneedles: Report describes progress in new technology for painless drug delivery
...entional needles which deliver drugs easily with transdermal
patches that are more patient-friendly. I expect that within the next five years, a microneedle device will become available for clinical use."...
Oestrogen-replacement therapy from skin patches not associated with venous blood clots
...omen. There is little research about the effect of transdermal
ERT (using skin patches or gel) on VTE risk. Pierr...with VTE and 24% of controls were current users of transdermal
ERT. After adjustment for potential confounding variables, women using oral ERT were over three time...
Skin patch technology may increase women's libido
...the University of Southern California suggest that transdermal
(skin patch) hormone replacement therapy administr...d in the U.S.- CombiPatch, the product used in the transdermal
arm of this study. "The stereotype of older people not being interested in having good sex just isn?...
Researchers discover effects of exercise in women taking hormone replacement therapy
...tly during exercise for the participants using the transdermal
estrogen patch. However, the elevated hormone leve...y during exercise when administered by the oral or transdermal
methods. "Although estrogen levels increased with exercise in the transdermal
estrogen "patch" users...
Alcohol and nicotine: A deadly duo
...It is also used experimentally in conjunction with transdermal
nicotine (the patch) for smoking cessation. Mecamylamine blocks the binding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at specific connections on brain cells called nicotinic cholinergic synapses. Blockade of these synapses appears to reduce the release...
Increased attempts to quit smoking follow introduction of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies
...he form of a chewing gum, Nicorette, in 1984 and a transdermal
patch, NicoDermCQ, in 1991. Both products help relieve smoking withdrawal symptoms by providing temporary, alternate nicotine sources to smoking, allowing a person to gradually reduce his or her dependence on nicotine, a quitting method recommended ...
HRT pills, patches and heart disease risk factors
... Park, Pa. --- The different effects of oral vs. transdermal
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on heart disease...s showed no change in the beneficial HDLs while on transdermal
therapy. "On the other hand, a woman might want to select the patch if her triglycerides were alr...
New antipsychotic drugs combined with nicotine patch help schizophrenics quit smoking
...weeks. All of the subjects were given the nicotine transdermal
patch, which helps alleviate withdrawal and craving symptoms for people quitting smoking by delivering small amounts of nicotine into the bloodstream. The investigators found significant differences on smoking cessation rates between patients who t...
Testosterone skin patch improves sexual functioning in surgically menopausal women
...so-called "good cholesterol," were not lowered by transdermal
testosterone treatment. Testosterone levels remained low during placebo periods but rose to mid-normal and high-normal levels when women received the 150- and 300-microgram doses, respectively. The testosterone treatments had no effect on the p...