NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses

LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with each entry (with links to the citations in PubMed), and all of the data in LactMed is a result of peer-reviewed literature. The database is updated monthly to reflect current research. Records may be downloaded and/or printed for yourself or for your patients. Summary of Use During Lactation: This part of the record offers guidance on the use of the drug or substance during breastfeeding. It summarizes the important points which are provided in the record. If there are conflicting recommendations by experts, the summary mentions all and gives citations to the research. Drug Levels, Maternal and Infant: This section summarizes studies that have measured drug concentrations in breastmilk, and serum or urine concentration in infants. Effects in Infants: Known side effects from the published literature are included here, using an adverse drug reaction assessment m...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewCannabis and cannabinoids have been used medically and recreationally for thousands of years and recently there has been a growing body of research in this area. With increased access now that medical marijuana is available in many jurisdictions, patients and providers want to know more about the evidence for benefits and risks of cannabinoid use. This paper provides an overview of the available cannabinoid-based formulations, a summary of the highest quality evidence for the use of cannabinoids for treating spasticity and pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and a discussion of possible d...
Source: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The supplement and alternative medicine market is booming - twice as many children are now customers as were a decade ago, according to the new University of Illinois, Chicago research.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Overall rates of dietary supplement use by children and adolescents has remained stable during the last decade, but the use of nonvitamin, nonmineral, and herbal supplements specifically has doubled.Medscape Medical News
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The supplement and alternative medicine market is booming - twice as many children are now customers as were a decade ago, according to the new University of Illinois, Chicago research.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Vitamins Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Melatonin (Hormone) Vitamin D Vitamin C Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Source Type: news
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Zyflamend, a blend of herbal extracts, effectively inhibits tumor growth using preclinical models of castrate-resistant prostate cancer mediated in part by 5 ′-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionCAMs, especially Chinese materia medica, rehabilitation exercise, and acupuncture, are widely used for PD patients in China.
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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