Single drug therapy
might not be adequate in treating OH patients as orthostatic stress varies with circumstances during the day.
In the present study, it was found that monotherapy was mostly prescribed in the beginning or mild to moderate hypertensive patients while combination therapy was mostly prescribed in patients who have not controlled with single drug therapy
on in the case of moderate to severe hypertensive patients.
"We were interested in seeing if combining different medications together can improve the ability of patients to quit over and above single drug therapy
," lead author of the study, Jon Ebbert, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/mc-ctb010714.php) said in a news release.
Most of the patients have taken long-term single drug therapy
with diaminodiphenylsulfone and have shown recurrence after a primary remission.3
No single drug therapy
works for all chronic-pain patients, many of whom require multiple medications to find adequate relief.
Systolic pressure fell 5 to 20 mm Hg for every 10 kg (about 4.5 pounds) of weight loss in clinical studies, and "a 160 mg sodium DASH eating plan has effects similar to single drug therapy
," according to JNC7.
Clonidine is a less effective option than the stimulant medications for single drug therapy
of ADHD, but it is being more frequently prescribed as an add-on to control aggression or to improve sleep.
An Indian scientist has discovered a molecule which he claims can be a harbinger for a single drug therapy
to treat tuberculosis and replace the current costly multidrug treatment for the killer disease.
Colin Pfaff, who works in a rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, where nearly 40 percent of women in ante-natal clinics have the Aids virus, used a combination of two drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission because the single drug therapy
used by his local Health Department is regarded as out-of-date and ineffective.
Among the therapies found to be lacking evidence of effectiveness were cognitive restructuring, coping skills training, individual psychotherapy, and group therapy In addition, not a single drug therapy
has sufficient evidence to say it has utility in treating PTSD, said panel chairman Dr.
In addition, not a single drug therapy
has sufficient evidence to say that it has utility in treating PTSD, said panel chairman Dr.