Pharmaceutical use by U.S. astronauts on space shuttle missions.

  title={Pharmaceutical use by U.S. astronauts on space shuttle missions.},
  author={Lakshmi Putcha and Kurt L. Berens and Thomas H. Marshburn and Hernando Ortega and Roger D Billica},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={70 7},
We evaluated in-flight use of medications from astronaut debriefings after 79 U.S. Space Shuttle missions. From the 219 records obtained (each representing one person-flight), 94% included some medication being taken during flight; of that number, 47% were for space motion sickness, 45% for sleep disturbances, and smaller percentages for headache, backache, and sinus congestion. Drugs were taken most often orally, followed in decreasing order of frequency by intranasal, intramuscular, and… CONTINUE READING
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