CErgotamine Tartrate with Caffeine and Pentobarbital Cafergot PB

This product is used in the treatment of migraine headaches. The pentobarbital is added for its sedative effect. The product is supplied in both tablet and suppository dosage forms. The usual dose of the tablet form is two tablets at the onset of a migraine headache and one tablet every one-half hour. The maximum number of tablets which can be taken per day is 6, per week is 10, and per month is 30. The dosage of the suppository form is one suppository at the onset of a migraine headache and...

Mechanisms Of Action Of Cathartics

Each category of cathartics has its own particular mechanism of action. The mechanisms of action are important because the physician may select a particular agent because of the specific favorable results obtained as a direct effect of a mechanism of action. a. Bulk-Forming Cathartics. These cathartics absorb water and provide bulk for the gastrointestinal tract. The increased bulk provides stimulation to the bowels (peristalsis). b. Lubricant Cathartics. Lubricant cathartics increase the fluid...

Clinical Indications For Glucocorticoids

The glucocorticoids have specific indications for use in the treatment of certain conditions. These indications are discussed below a. Replacement Therapy. The glucocorticoids are used in replacement therapy for several conditions. These include (1) Chronic adrenal insufficiency (Addison's Disease). Addison's disease may develop as a result of adrenal surgery or due to destructive lesions of the adrenal cortex. The replacement therapy associated with this condition requires approximately 20 to...