Archives by Tag 'drugs'

What You Should Know about Your Blood Pressure Medication

Medication

02/04/2010
Some blood pressure medications from a family of drugs called Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) are used to control blood pressure and some heart conditions; however, they can also cause gingival hyperplasia (gum overgrowth). And your risks for gum overgrowth increases even more when you have poor oral hygiene. The good more...

Warning for Surgery Patients Taking Fosamax

Medication

01/30/2010
If you are scheduling an upcoming surgical procedure, be sure that all of the healthcare professionals involved are aware of any prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) medications and even herbs or home remedies that you are currently taking. This is especially true if you are taking the prescription Fosamax® (alendronate) or more...

When Antibiotics Are Needed Prior to Dental Visits

Medication

01/30/2010
New guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) now state that taking prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics may not be necessary for most people and in fact, might cause more harm than good. Patients who may have taken antibiotics in the past but may no longer more...