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    Piroxicam as Anti-Angiogenic Cancer Therapy

    Uses/Indications: Piroxicam's primary use is in dogs as adjunctive therapy for bladder transitional cell carcinoma. It may also be of benefit in squamous cell carcinoma, mammary adenocarcinoma, and transmissible venereal tumor (TVT). It also offers additional benefit as an NSAID reducing pain and inflammation. Anti-angiogenic therapy which is designed to cut off blood supply to [...]

    An Introduction to Cholesterol

    By Charise Blacksher, Pharmacy Technician Cholesterol is fatty substance produced in the liver that is integral to the creation of the cell membrane and a precursor to certain hormones. It is carried by three types of lipoproteins: HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol, and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein). Total [...]

    Men, How Will You Know It’s Time to See a Urologist? – Mike Smith, RPh

    Men, How Will You Know It’s Time to See a Urologist? –Mike Smith, RPh For many men, the decision to see a physician about a physical problem is not an easy one to make. This is especially true if the problem involves an intimate subject like urology, so let’s go over some valid reasons to [...]

    Supplementing Your Workout- Nick Miller, PharmD

    In my second post for National Sports and Physical activity month, I will be discussing workout supplementation. Let me preface the article by saying I am not a kinesiologist, nor a nutritionist and what I will be discussing comes from the perspective of a pharmacist. I am very conservative when it comes to supplementation, and [...]

    Ways Exercising Benefits Your Health – Nick Miller, PharmD

    The month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In this month’s two-part blog series, we will be discussing some basic tenets of physical fitness, and ways you can incorporate fitness and sports into your busy adult life. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) of 2006, the authors report [...]

    Tramadol: An Appropriate Analgesic?

    Uses/Indications: Tramadol is a synthetic codeine analogue and a weak μ opioid receptor agonist. Tramadol also inhibits neuronal reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and may facilitate serotonin release. Therefore, it is recommended for acute and chronic pain and may be used alone to treat mild pain or adjunctively in a multimodal plan to treat moderate [...]

    Piroxicam as Anti-Angiogenic Cancer Therapy

    Uses/Indications: Piroxicam’s primary use is in dogs as adjunctive therapy for bladder transitional cell carcinoma. It may also be of benefit in squamous cell carcinoma, mammary adenocarcinoma, and transmissible venereal tumor (TVT). It also offers additional benefit as an NSAID reducing pain and inflammation. Anti-angiogenic therapy which is designed to cut off blood supply to [...]

    Mirtazapine for Appetite Stimulation in Dogs and Cats

    Uses/Indications:  Treatment of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), anorexia, associated with renal failure (azotemia), congestive heart failure, gastrointestinal disorders, liver disease, or neoplasia. Studies/Case Reports: For years, veterinarians have used B-vitamins and steroids for appetite stimulation in canines and benzodiazepines in felines. Pharmacy faculty at The Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine used mirtazapine [...]