Sudesh Samuel

Sudesh Samuel

Sudesh Samuel is president and founder of the Institute for Medication Management. He is both a pharmacist and author specializing in the development of informational tools that center around patients being able to rely on safe, effective and low-cost medicines where necessary to manage health and well being.

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What To Know Before Starting Your Medication

Starting on a medication can be an important step towards the cure or better control of a medical condition. Starting on the right foot is often invaluable to developing greater confidence and assurance in taking your medications consistently and appropriately for maximum benefit.

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Medication For Aids

A variety of medications is now available to combat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) yet no single medicine to-date is effective when taken alone and none of them provide a cure. Combinations of HIV medications are valuable in controlling the amount of virus in the body as well as maintaining the health of the body’s immune system.

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Understanding Drug-Food Interactions

A drug-food interaction occurs most commonly when the consumption of a specific food or beverage affects the activity of a drug or consumption of the drug affects the activity of the food or overall nutritional status.

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Understanding Adverse Drug Reactions

An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is any unintended, noxious or undesired effect that occurs when a drug is used at accepted doses for preventing, diagnosing or treating a condition.

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Understanding Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the practice of integrating clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information to optimize patient outcomes.

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Understanding Drug-Drug Interactions

A drug-drug interaction involves one drug affecting the activity of another usually when both are concurrently administered. Such interactions can result in the reduced or enhanced activity of one or both drugs. While many forms of drug-drug interactions exist, most can be broadly classified into interactions that involve the travel of the drug once administered (pharmacokinetic) or the action of the drug on the body (pharmacodynamic).

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The Dangers of Expired Medications

Expired medications are commonplace and inertia notwithstanding, many of us tend to rely on an intuitive sense of their value in continuing to store and use them. Such drugs can be harmful to health in several ways; they can be unpredictable in effectiveness, simply ineffective, or even toxic. Find out more...

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When To Take Your Medication

Timing your medication appropriately can be crucial to the success of any treatment regime whether it be to cure a life-threatening condition or simply to alleviate troublesome symptoms.

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