Robert A Buchanan

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The effects of long-term gemfibrozil (Lopid) therapy on human liver structure are not known. Studies of this nature are becoming essential in determining the risk/benefit ratio since gemfibrozil is an effective agent for the control of hyperlipoproteinemia types IIa, IIb, and IV. Particularly, gemfibrozil is effective when dietary management or available(More)
Vidarabine is the first drug to become generally available in the USA for parenteral treatment of life-threatening or debilitating herpes simplex virus infections of man. For the past decade laboratory and clinical studies have been in progress to assess the pharmacology of the compound, its mechanism of action and its potential usefulness in clinical(More)
Zonisamide (CI-912) is an experimental antiepileptic drug. Since this drug is to be evaluated initially as an add-on medication, an investigation was conducted to study its kinetics in the presence of two standard antiepileptic drugs. Patients in two groups, one on maintenance phenytoin (PHT) monotherapy and the other on maintenance carbamazepine (CBZ)(More)
Our purpose is to bring attention to the antiepileptic properties of the Chinese herb tian ma and its constituents, as well as to suggest the potential for the development of new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) related to this herb. All available literature regarding the chemistry, pharmacology, animal data, and clinical use of tian ma and its constituents are(More)