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Health Tip: Living With Leg Swelling

Posted 22 May 2019 by Drugs.com

-- Leg swelling typically occurs from fluid buildup or inflammation, says Mayo Clinic. It can affect any part of the leg, including the foot, ankle, calf or thigh. Even for non-emergency problems, prompt care is still recommended. To minimize leg swelling, consider: Restricting the amount of salt in your diet. Putting a pillow under your legs when lying down. Wearing elastic compression...

Ketoprofen Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

Posted 18 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 – Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose and a nightly, hours-long bout with an electric pump to keep the swelling down. She said her lymphedema made her feel like "a freak." But now, millions of people like Hanson may...

Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients

Posted 1 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 – Liposuction may help people with lymphedema – a painful, disfiguring swelling of the arms, hands, legs or feet. Harvard researchers used the surgical technique to remove fat from just underneath the skin in three people with the condition. Two of the patients had lymphedema as a side effect of cancer treatment. The other one had a naturally developing form of...

CMP Pharma, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of CaroSpir (spironolactone) Oral Suspension

Posted 8 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

Farmville, NC. August 7, 2017 – CMP Pharma today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval of the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for CaroSpir (Spironolactone Oral Suspension, 25 mg/5mL), the first and only FDA-approved oral liquid dosage form of the potassium-sparing diuretic spironolactone. “CaroSpir provides a stable, ready to use and consistent l...

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