Patients taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) should be aware that the drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a recall of one lot of the medications after they discovered one bottle contained a heart drug used to treat atrial fibrillation.
The medication found is Tikosyn that was discovered in one bottle of Effexor XR. The heart medication could cause abnormal heartbeat that could cause symptoms of dizziness, sweating, pallor and fainting.
Patients should check their antidepressant for lot numbers 130142 and V130140, with expiration date of October 2015. Also recalled is Effexor XR with Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.
The antidepressant recall includes two lots of Effexor XR® 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules and one lot of Greenstone’s Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules.
The FDA warns the interaction between the heart drug Tikosyn and venlafaxine “could be fatal”.
Hi friends - if you know anyone who might use the medication, please reblog/signal boost
well fuck i’ll have to check mine when i get home
This is a great example of how universal design can benefit all people with disabilities as well as those without disabilities. I would hope, also, that they include providing gender-neutral facilities as well into their universal design principles.
OH MY GOSH THE DIFFERENT TEXTURED CONCRETE INSTEAD OF THE STUPID YELLOW BUMPY THINGS.
THE STUPID YELLOW BUMPY THINGS ARE FROM HELL AND WHOEVER THOUGHT THEY HELPED PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS WAS WRONG.
Those yellow bumps - tactile paving - are guides for people who are blind and/or have vision impairments. They weren’t intended as aids for wheelchair-users (unless those wheelchair users are also blind). That said, they really suck for wheelchair users, and it’s nice that designers are finding ways to meet both blind people’s and wheelchair users’ (and blind wheelchair users’) needs!
this is the coolest thing I’ve seen all year
this building is beautiful in every way
i cried just a little bit :)
It’s International Women’s Day here now so I want to give a shout out to all my disabled sisters
to the self diagnosed girls and the 10-drug-rounds-a-day girls
to the loud disabled girls and the girls who don’t verbalise
to the girls in recovery and the stimming girls
to the signing girls and the girls in hospital
to the girls in wheelchairs and the little girls
to the girls who stay in bed and the ticcing girls
to every disabled and ill girl
your experiences are valid, your words, however you express them, are important and you are absolutely fantastic
Last week I picked up some Melatonin in hopes of relying less on prescription sleep medication. Doctors gave me the okay to try it. I took it Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night. By Sunday night, I was 99% bed-bound. Monday was miserable—I spent the entire day in bed. Tuesday was miserable and I slept all but one hour in bed. So last night I decided not to take it and instead take my normal sleep medication (which happens to be a muscle relaxer) since my muscles were so badly inflamed.
And I woke up today still feeling shitty, but significantly better. I was able to function through my bio lab. I was able to shower. I could open the fridge and lift a pitcher of water without horrible pain.
So tonight, I went to take melatonin and right as I picked up the bottle it hit me: could this be what is triggering a flare? It is the only variable that’s changed in the past week. A quick google search confirmed that lo and behold, melatonin is known for its tendency to stimulate/increase inflammation and worsen autoimmune symptoms!
In a 2007 issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, a study published demonstrated that rheumatoid arthritis worsened in participants who took melatonin. This study supported the results of other studies, which found that melatonin is proinflammatory, meaning it can stimulate the release of inflammatory cytokines.
I will say I’m pretty disappointed. It was working so well in terms of getting me to sleep through the night.
So yeah. PSA: if you incorporate melatonin into your med routine and find yourself absolutely miserable, consider stopping it to see what happens. Better yet, avoid melatonin if you have an autoimmune/inflammatory disease.
Have any of you experienced this as well?
while i prefer to draw as a hobby, as a disabled person i do sometimes need to rely on my talents…
we just got told that if we dont pay the rest of our internet/phone/tv bill then we’re going to get cut off. i need the internet to earn money through commissions so this is a massive problem.
i’ll be working on commissions pretty much non-stop so if people can keep them coming that would be great. we currently have half of the money we need for the minimum payment so still need £22 to pay the rest which needs to be paid by Sunday night in order to not get cut off.
currently also have no money for the basics like milk and bread so any extra help would be very very much appreciated. even if you cant get a commission or dont want one can you please signal boost?
thank you <3
ran across this interesting article and while it’s very thought-provoking and all mostly what I got out of it was “live sick die young ill kids do it well”