Pharmaceutical Information: Mini Drug Monographs by Me

Link to my  Mini monographs

A drug monograph is like a short information sheet about many elements and the health effects of a pharmaceutical drug or herb.  This assignment outlines examples, indications (conditions it is used for), efficacy and limitations, cautions and contradictions, and adverse health effects for: Oral Contraception Pill (Triphasic formulation), Warfarin (anti-coagulant and anti-thrombotic), Paracetamol (pain and fever reliever), and beta-blocker Carvedilol (for hypertension).  I hope you enjoy and learn more about these pharmaceuticals.  But remember, early health education and lifestyle changes aid in preventing the later use of these drugs. Enjoy, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

*all references included in report

2 Articles: Paraben information

Article #1 link:  Paraben article

Article #2 link:  Paraben toxic build-up in US population study article

So in my student blog for this week I talked about toxic build-up, and parabens specifically.  I didn’t touch on much about parabens adverse health effects because I want my readers to look on their own, learn how to research, and start making educated decisions based on personal research.  I have, however, posted 2 links to articles about paraben’s adverse health effects, specifically on the reproductive system and estrogenic effects, as well as, toxic paraben build-up in US populations, just to help get people started.  Hope you enjoy learning more about at-home products, and remember that knowledge is power!  Thanks, and be aware and eat with care 🙂


Article #1:  Crinnion, W 2010, ‘Toxic Effects of the Easily Avoidable Phthalates and Parabens’,  Alternative Medicine Review, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 190-196.

Article #2:  Calafat, A, Ye, X, Wong, L, Bishop, A, & Needham, L 2010, ‘Urinary concentrations of four parabens in the U.S. population: NHANES 2005-2006’,  Environmental Health Perspectives, 118, 5, pp. 679-685, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 9 May 2015.

Articles: Vaccinations, Hot Topic!

Article link #1:  Vaccination of children- summary and conclusions

Article link #2:  Measles vaccination article


Click the underlined links above to read the articles, and  copy and paste the video address link into your web browser to watch 🙂


So over recent years there has been a lot of media chatter over vaccinations.  People are starting to disagree about vaccinating children, which is starting to cause problems, like the re-occurrence of smallpox and measles.  Someone at work the other day asked my opinion on the matter, and I personally think that vaccinations for things like measles, rubella and smallpox are necessary to keep these terrible diseases from affecting at-risk populations, like children.  There is a reason why many of these diseases were considered eradicated, and that is due to childhood booster shot programs.  I think the best thing to do, in any case, is to get educated about the subject.  I am posting 2 articles just to give a taste of why vaccinations are important. I hope that it spurs readers on to hunt out more information and to not just blindly believe information heard from media sources.  Also, I am posting a pretty great video I found on YouTube which sums up skewed-opinions about vaccinations perfectly, haha, great stuff.  Thanks, enjoy, and be aware and eat with care 🙂


Article #1:  Silfverdal, S, Nilsson, L, Blennow, M, Carlsson, R, Hanson, L, Lindberg, A, Lindquist, L, Magnusson, M, Norlund, A, Nyrén, O, Olcén, P, Olin, P, Säwe, J, Söderström, A, Trollfors, B, & Örtqvist, Ã… 2010, ‘Vaccination of children – summary and conclusions from a systematic review’,  Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway: 1992), 99, 9, pp. 1287-1289, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 2 May 2015.

Article #2:  Bentley, J, Rouse, J, & Pinfield, J 2014, ‘Measles: pathology, management and public health issues’,  Nursing Standard, 28, 38, pp. 51-58, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, EBSCOhost, viewed 2 May 2015.