A. Popa

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The elderly are frequently exposed to drug related problems causing hospitalizations and increased costs of care. Information about Romanian prescribing practices among the elderly and potential medication associated- risks is lacking. The objective of this study was to identify and compare the most frequent potentially inappropriate medications (PIM)(More)
INTRODUCTION Nebivolol, a third-generation β-blocker, is subject to extensive first-pass metabolism and produces active β-blocking hydroxylated metabolites, like 4-OH-nebivolol. It is primarily a substrate of CYP2D6, a metabolic pathway that is under polymorphic genetic regulation. The objective of this study was to assess the metabolizer phenotype and to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To evaluate the effects of paroxetine on the pharmacokinetics of atomoxetine and its main metabolite, 4-hydroxyatomoxetine-O-glucuronide, after coadministration of atomoxetine and paroxetine in healthy volunteers. METHODS 22 healthy volunteers, extensive metabolizers, took part in this open-label, non-randomized, clinical trial. The(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The pharmaceutical care practice represents a model of responsible pharmacist involvement in the pharmacotherapy optimization of various population groups, including the elderly, known to be at risk for drug-related problems. Romanian pharmacists could use validated pharmaceutical care experiences to confirm their role as health-care(More)
1. Our objective was to evaluate a possible pharmacokinetic interaction between zolpidem and fluvoxamine in healthy volunteers. 2. The study consisted of two periods: Period 1 (reference), when each volunteer received a single dose of 5 mg zolpidem; and Period 2 (test), when each volunteer received a single dose of 5 mg zolpidem and 100 mg fluvoxamine.(More)
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