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Frequently Asked Questions

Is hydration with sodium bicarbonate effective for prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy?

Does the combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding?

Is there new risk information regarding tegaserod (Zelnorm®)?

Are there new recommendations regarding treatment of gonorrhea in the United States?

Is the administration of syrup of ipecac no longer recommended for home treatment of poisonings? 

Is there a drug interaction between linezolid (Zyvox) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors?

What are the new FDA regulations regarding aluminum exposure?

Can the intravenous formulation of azithromycin be administered to pediatric patients?

Is there a new controversy surrounding rosuvastatin (Crestor®)?

What vaccinations should be administered to asplenic patients?

Can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) be used to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

Why did the FDA ban anthrquinone derivatives in over-the-counter stimulant laxatives?

What is G6PD deficiency?

Are there new warnings regarding the use of pergolide (Permax®)?

Is there a drug interaction between atorvastatin and clopidogrel?

Can pantoprazole (Protonix®) be administered as a continuous infusion?

Which statins are currently approved for use in pediatric patients?

Is there an association between olanzapine (ZyprexaÒ ) administration and hyperglycemia?

Are there any new warnings regarding the use of rosiglitazone (Avandia®) and pioglitazone (Actos®)?

What are the new guidelines for prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections?

Is caffeine effective for the treatment of postdural puncture headache?

Is there an interaction between phenytoin and enteral feedings?

Is mercury present in vaccines?

What is ALUM irrigation therapy for bladder hemorrhage?

How do I make intravenous N-acetylcysteine for management of acetaminophen toxicity?

Is fenoldopam (Corlopam®) useful for the prevention of contrast media associated nephrotoxicity? - UPDATED

Should insulin be added to total parenteral nutrition admixtures?

Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfite allergies?

How are proton pump inhibitors administered down a gastric tube?

What analgesics can be give to a patient allergic to codeine?

Is FD&C Blue Dye #1 safe for use in enteral feeds?

Is there a maximum dose of enoxaparin (Lovenox®)?

Can acetylcysteine prevent radiocontrast agent induced renal dysfunction?

Is sublingual (SL) nifedipine safe to use in hypertensive crisis?





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