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Why You Shouldn’t Mix Alcohol with Metronidazole Pills

Many times we are told by our doctors not to combine certain medicines with other drugs and chemicals due to its potential side effects and drug interactions. Before you are prescribed with certain medicines by your doctor, you should be well aware of the precautions as well as how the medications will function so that you will know what to expect. Generally this is part of the patient safety rules. That is why you will find a leaflet packed together with the medicines you have bought so you can have something to glance on during your treatment. Leaflets contain the general instructions, precautions, the general dos and don’ts, as well as a brief list of drugs or chemical that you should never combine with your medication.

Metronidazole pills are antibacterial drugs with its sole purpose to kill and eliminate infections caused by various types of bacteria and parasites. Most of these infections can occur in the digestive tract, genital area, lungs, and other internal organs. With metronidazole pills it is easier to eliminate such body intruders by simply killing the pathogens and parasites and prevent them from coming back.

Although Metronidazole pills are very powerful and beneficial antibiotic, take note that it is still a drug that might have some drawbacks especially when taken together with other chemicals and drugs. That is why you need to discuss with your doctor about your treatment prior of taking Metronidazole pills. Among the most prohibited chemicals that you should never ingest with metronidazole is alcohol. So what makes Metronidazole pills and alcohol a dangerous combo? Read more…

Going digital? Let the government pay

Don’t miss out on valuable subsidies

As electronic medical records become increasingly commonplace in Canadian doctors’ offices, the old excuses about difficult, unreliable software have largely been proven spurious. But still most physicians have resisted switching entirely to digital. Why? The reasons are no longer functional — modern EMR systems are excellent, safe and easy for even basic computer users — but rather financial: the costs of EMR implementation and maintenance, and the requisite hardware, can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars. Changing your whole charting process is hard enough. Changing your whole charting process and paying through the nose for the privilege? For a lot of physicians in private practice, that’s asking too much.

A consensus has emerged in the nascent EMR-adoption literature that the cost of setting up an EMR system may be the greatest barrier for many interested doctors. Mercifully, provincial governments have taken note and, over the last three years, many have created substantial subsidy programs to lighten the financial burden.

Click here to read the rest of this article, including a province-by-province guide to EMR subsidies, from the current issue of Parkhurst Exchange.

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  1. sharon14 August, 2009 9:19 AM

    Good old "mother" government, eh ! :)

    Apart from the stress that comes with constant , rapid changes that occur in the software/hardware world of technology...... there are the "real life ,in the moment " necessities of information in hand that is fully under your control.

    Apart from what your "directional' plans are for joining the system and the "realtime" EDI ( electronic data interchange ) I would be thinking about the following to keep my " operational" plan running smoothly.

    1. the history and reputation of DR. Lawrence Weed

    He revolutionised the record-keeping, data use/storage , "problem-based" linked to "evidence-based" record keeping since the 1960's.

    He founded this company which brings his intellectual properties into the "tech" age:

    If you want to consider a simple " in-house/personal files complement why not use the " physician one-write " ?

    For years "corrections services" used this for the simplicity of collecting all data related to a problem -based charting perspective (SOAPIER )..... on one page ......and relevant copies automatically taken from their "section" at point of charting for other professionals serving the client
    ( great for neww collaborative patient-centred teams )

    For years these "physician one-write" paper forms were supplied free by the drug companies

    [ they could do that again :)]

    Inter-office treatment plans could easily turn this into your "problem-oriented" record of disease specific /per visit episodes/ per client.

    P.S. I do not know any professional who does/did not have some recording process that backs up dependence upon technology

  2. sharon14 August, 2009 9:32 AM

    P.S. This page is worth reading:

  3. Allscripts11 November, 2009 5:19 AM

    Informative... Thanks for the read.