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Drugs Allergies

Pharma Drugs 4Drug allergy
By Dr Adrian Morris

About 15 per cent of the UK population report adverse reactions to medication, but only five per cent are truly allergic reactions. Adverse reactions usually involve the immune system. Of these less than one per cent are fatal.

Reactions can be divided into three groups:

  • Those not related to the drug but coincidental and due to factors other than the drug. For example, rashes or nausea associated with the disease and not the medication.
  • Toxic effects from taking an overdose: those due to known side effects; and those due to interactions with other medication taken at the same time.
  • Then there are allergic reactions and these adverse reactions usually involve the immune system.

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Hypnotically Induced Anxiety?

ji-yong-ho-mutant-mythos-tire-sculptures-8The Effect of Hydrocortisone Infusion on Hypnotically Induced Anxiety.
LEVITT, EUGENE E. Ph.D.; PERSKY, HAROLD Ph.D.; BRADY, JOHN PAUL M.D.; FITZGERALD, JOSEPH A. M.D.
Psychosomatic Medicine: March 1963

Abstract

: In a double-blind study, experimental subjects were infused with heavy loads of plasma hydrocortisone while control subjects received an appropriate placebo. Anxiety was then induced in all subjects by means of hypnotic suggestions. No mean differences between groups were found on three psychological measures of anxiety. The data suggest that anxiety tended to persist after its hypnotic relief in the Read more…

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