Drugs with Osama

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There has been curiosity about the medicine chests found in the Laden mansion in Abbottabad and American TV channel NBC has tried to find out what the medicines were.  Nearly a dozen drugs, including those to treat stress, stomach ulcers, were recovered. Either Osama or those who lived with him at the Pakistan compound where he was killed apparently suffered from stomach ulcers, high blood pressure and nerve pain.  In addition, the medicine cache was said to contain Avena syrup, a botanical product that has at least two uses: as an artificial sweetener often used for a sour stomach and as “natural Viagra” that could be used to increase sexual desire and potency.

1) Tablet

2) Ulcer Capsule

3) Tab/Cap Gabapentine : for nerve pains

4) Penza drops: ampicillin an antibiotic

5.) Natrilix: For high blood presuure

6.) Grucid: omeprazole for acid ulcers

7.) Avena syrup: artificial sweetener [plus natural Viagra. Avena Sativa is an extract of wild oats, a dietary supplement marketed as an aphrodisiac known by the nicknames “natural Viagra” and “wild oats,”.

8.) NIFIM, an antibiotic

9.) Syp, Tixylax , its use generally for children for chest problems, cough syrup

10.) Brufen syp

11.) Dettole, an antiseptic

Char Dhaam Yatra Special – Traveling Precautions

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 People with certain medical conditions need to take special precautions when traveling at high altitudes. 1.Diabetics be aware: Blood glucose meters can give inaccurate results at high altitudes. Consult the manufacturer of the meter for recommendations about high altitude readings. Above 5000 m, some of the diabetic climbers experience hypoglycemia after dinner with nocturnal hyperglycemia probably because of delayed absorption of carbohydrates at altitude and rapid absorption of the Lispro Insulin used. One should delay insulin administration until the end of dinner. 2.If one has angina or had a heart attack in the past: Have a cardiac evaluation. One should consult if there is chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness while travelling. 3.At high altitude, the blood thickens and the blood pressure rises. This may increase the risk of a stroke. 4.Asthma does not worsen at high altitudes. 5.If one uses oxygen because of lung disease, a higher oxygen flow rate is needed at high altitude. If one does require oxygen for the lung disease at home, one might need oxygen at high altitude. 6.In sickle cell disease, oxygen will be needed for travel above 7,000 feet (2,100 meters). If one has sickle cell trait, altitude–related complications are rare, except at very high altitude (over 14,000 feet or 4,200 meters). Dr KK Aggarwal Editor in Chief drkkaggarwal Blogs.kkaggarwal.com Krishan Kumar Aggarwal