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Table: Treatments Considered for COVID-19 (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 6, 2020;  (Issue 1595)
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Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Apr 6;62(1595):e1-289 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Common Eye Disorders

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 2, 2019;  (Issue 1586)
This issue includes reviews of drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), bacterial conjunctivitis, and dry eye disease. Allergic conjunctivitis is reviewed in a separate...
This issue includes reviews of drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), bacterial conjunctivitis, and dry eye disease. Allergic conjunctivitis is reviewed in a separate issue.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Dec 2;61(1586):187-94 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Nutritional Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Revisited

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 24, 2013;  (Issue 1419)
The results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) have now been published. The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin and...
The results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) have now been published. The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin and the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in reducing the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A secondary goal was to test the effects of reducing the amount of zinc and eliminating beta carotene from the original AREDS formulation. Beta carotene has been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers and former smokers.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2013 Jun 24;55(1419):50-1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Some Common Eye Disorders

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 1, 2012;  (Issue 123)
Drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial conjunctivitis, and dry eyes are reviewed here. Drugs for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis will be reviewed in a future issue...
Drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial conjunctivitis, and dry eyes are reviewed here. Drugs for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis will be reviewed in a future issue of Treatment Guidelines on Drugs for Allergic Disorders.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2012 Nov;10(123):79-86 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Some Common Eye Disorders

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 1, 2010;  (Issue 89)
Drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial conjunctivitis, and dry eyes are reviewed here. Ophthalmic drugs can have local and systemic adverse effects. In addition, for some elderly...
Drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial conjunctivitis, and dry eyes are reviewed here. Ophthalmic drugs can have local and systemic adverse effects. In addition, for some elderly patients, the complexity of self-administering numerous ophthalmic drugs may be the limiting factor in their ability to care for themselves. Drugs for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis will be reviewed in a future issue of Treatment Guidelines on Drugs for Allergic Disorders.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2010 Jan;8(89):1-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

In Brief: Airborne

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 3, 2005;  (Issue 1199)
Patients may be asking about Airborne, a dietary supplement that is being heavily promoted for prevention and treatment of colds. It contains 7 herbal extracts, 3 vitamins, 2 amino acids, selenium, zinc and...
Patients may be asking about Airborne, a dietary supplement that is being heavily promoted for prevention and treatment of colds. It contains 7 herbal extracts, 3 vitamins, 2 amino acids, selenium, zinc and many other ingredients. Airborne Jr is available for children. There are some concerns. First, there is no conclusive evidence that this product or any of its ingredients prevents colds or shortens their duration. Second, the adult tablet contains 1 g of vitamin C, and the directions for use advise taking 1 tablet at the first sign of a cold and repeating the dose every 3 hours as necessary. Vitamin C in doses higher than 1 g increases oxalate and urate excretion and may cause kidney stones (EN Taylor et al, J Am Soc Nephrol 2004; 15:3225). Third, the safety of this herbal extraction combination has not been established. And with herbs and dietary supplements in general, we only have the manufacturers' word on the label for what's in them.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 Jan 3;47(1199):4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc for Macular Degeneration

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 8, 2003;  (Issue 1158)
High doses of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc oxide are now being promoted to the general public to "preserve eye health" (Ocuvite PreserVision), "promote retinal and visual health" (VisiVite) and...
High doses of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc oxide are now being promoted to the general public to "preserve eye health" (Ocuvite PreserVision), "promote retinal and visual health" (VisiVite) and "preserve healthy vision" (ICaps). Internet advertisements for these products all refer to a clinical trial, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), which was conducted in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2003 Jun 8;45(1158):45-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction