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The influence of food on the bioavailability of a conventional tablet and of a slow-release capsule of diltiazem was investigated in two separate groups of 24 healthy volunteers in two open crossover studies. Diltiazem, as a conventional tablet (2 x 30 mg, first group) or as a slow-release capsule (120 mg SR, second group), was administered in a fasting(More)
Whether a terminally ill cancer patient should be actively fed or simply hydrated through subcutaneous or intravenous infusion of isotonic fluids is a matter of ongoing controversy among clinicians involved in the care of these patients. Under the auspices of the European Association for Palliative Care, a committee of experts developed guidelines to help(More)
The pharmacokinetics of caffeine are greatly altered by concomitant administration of idrocilamide. In four healthy volunteers id rocilamide inhibited the biotransformation of caffeine and increased its half-life nine times. The untoward neuropsychiatric effects of idrocilamide are the consequence of abnormal accumulation of caffeine in regular consumers of(More)