Pudendal Block

A pudendal block is an effective form of local anaesthetic that numbs the perineum and external genitals. An injection of a local anaesthetic such as lignocaine is given through the lower part of the vagina into the wall of the pelvis around the pudendal nerves that supply the perineum. It…

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Piperazine Oestrone

Piperazine oestrone sulfate (Ogen) is an oestrogen (female sex hormone) used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause and to ease the discomfort of a dry vagina after menopause. These tablets are not designed to be used in pregnancy, breastfeeding or children, but accidental usage in these situations is unlikely…

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Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel (Taxol) is an antineoplastic medication used as an injection to treat cancer of the breast and ovaries. It must not be used in pregnancy or children, and only with caution in breastfeeding and neuropathy (nerve disease). Regular blood tests are necessary to check the function of blood cells. Common…

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Phentermine (Duromine)

Phentermine (Duromine) is an anorectic medication used to reduce appetite in obesity. One capsule only is taken at breakfast time. It is not for use in pregnancy, breastfeeding or children under twelve years. Do not take phentermine if suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, overactive thyroid gland, recent…

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Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)

Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) is a decongestant and vasoconstrictor used in a vast range of cold and flu remedies, cough mixtures and nose drops. Its main use is to ease congestion in the nose and sinuses, but it may also be used to assist in clearing the Eustachian tube (between nose and…

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Pectin

Pectin is a gelatinous bulking agent found in plants and used as a setting agent in jellies and stabiliser in many foods. In medicine it is used as a tablet or suspension to manage mild diarrhoea. It is safe in children, but ensure an adequate fluid intake. Side effects are…

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