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Allergic Rhinitis and air pollution: New clinical evidence with fexofenadine hydrochloride 180 mg

Exposure to air pollutants and climate change are contributing factors of increasing prevalence and allergic rhinitis (AR) symptom exacerbation. Fexofenadine 180 mg has been shown effective in relievi ...

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Author: Margarita Murrieta-Aguttes, MD and Marina Volonte, DVMEFSM: 2021;1:210332DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0332Date: 29.11.2021

Dexibuprofen – a portrait

Dexibuprofen, the pharmacologically active enantiomer of ibuprofen, shows good efficacy in both acute and chronic pain. The review summarises study results that confirm dexibuprofen as an effective an ...

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Author: Andrea Gažová, Doc. PharmD, PhD, Jan Kyselovic, PharmD, PhD and Eva Koscova MD, PhD, MBAEFSM: 2021;1:210324DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0324Date: 29.10.2021

Micronutrient combination plus DHA during pregnancy

The multicentre, parallel, randomised, controlled study assessed the impact of once-daily supplementation with 12 vitamins, 6 minerals and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on maternal biomarkers and child-s ...

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Author: Jens Seibel, LeverkusenEFSM: 2021;1:210330DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0330Date: 26.10.2021

Macrogol 4000: evidence-based self-medication for functional constipation

Macrogol preparations are one of the first-line treatments for constipation in both, children and adults. A review has confirmed the efficacy and tolerability of macrogol 4000 compared with lactulose ...

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Author: Marion Eberlin, PhD and Sabine Landes, PhDEFSM: 2021;1:210315DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0315Date: 12.10.2021

Evidence for the treatment of acute joint pain with topical diclofenac gels

An ex-vivo study on human skin samples showed that topical diclofenac not only penetrates the skin but also forms a reservoir of the drug in the epidermis. Confirmation that the drug reaches the site ...

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Author: Daniela DeutschEFSM: 2021;1:210313 DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0313Date: 22.09.2021

Meta-analysis on the role of exercise in the treatment of constipation

Current guidelines recommend life-style adjustment (including more exercise) as the first measure for treating constipation. This meta-analysis investigated the influence of exercise therapy on the sy ...

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Author: Thomas Weiser, PhD and Sabine Landes, PhDEFSM: 2021;1:210001DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0001Date: 16.08.2021

Acute cough: for the first time, a clear recommendation for ambroxol as symptomatic treatment

According to the guidelines of the German Respiratory Society, an acute cold cough without clinical indications of pneumonia or other warning signs, is the domain of self-medication. The duration – up ...

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Author: Tobias Mück, PhDEFSM: 2021;1:210002DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0002Date: 16.08.2021

Ambroxol reduces cough frequency (in the daytime and at night) and thereby improves concentration …

The pharmacy-based study questioned customers who had used one of four different dosage forms of ambroxol for acute cough. The results illustrated the therapeutic benefits of ambroxol in self-medicati ...

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Author: Tobias Mück, PhDEFSM: 2021;1:210003DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0003Date: 16.08.2021

Relief of acute cough by cough syrup with mucoprotection

Two randomised, blind, controlled, multicentre studies investigated the therapeutic effect of a chemical and mechanical barrier in the upper airways produced by polysaccharide-resin-honey based cough ...

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Author: Tobias Mück, PhDEFSM: 2021;1:210004DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0004Date: 16.08.2021

Marshmallow root extract and honey: cough relief through mucoprotection

The experimental study investigated the bioadhesive properties of cough syrups containing partial fractions of plant extracts with or without added honey. The study authors established that addition o ...

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Author: Tobias Mück, PhDEFSM: 2021;1:210005DOI: 10.52778/efsm.21.0005Date: 16.08.2021