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5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1483
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5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Colitis - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Colitis
Abstract
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
Notes
Previous title: 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1483
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Acamprosate for alcohol use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Acamprosate
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Acamprosate
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
Notes
Previous title: Acamprosate for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0613
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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are medications that can be used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions (like heart attacks, heart failure), and kidney disease. This pamphlet explains how to take and store these medications. Possible side effects are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiotensin converting enzyme--Inhibitors
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are medications that can be used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions (like heart attacks, heart failure), and kidney disease. This pamphlet explains how to take and store these medications. Possible side effects are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0613
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Adalimumab therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1207
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Your health care provider feels that treatment with adalimumab may help you manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what adalimumab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adalimumab
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Your health care provider feels that treatment with adalimumab may help you manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what adalimumab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Adalimumab (Humira) therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1207
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Alcohol and drug use after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol drinking - adverse effects
Street drugs - adverse effects
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol use
Drug use
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2022
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Analgésie épidurale après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2104
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L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laqu…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Having an epidural after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laquelle s'attendre, de l’équipe responsable de soulager votre douleur et de la durée d’utilisation de l'anesthésie épidurale.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Having an Epidural after Surgery" pamphlet 1378. An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2104
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Anesthésie par bloc nerveux pour supprimer la douleur pendant l’opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2103
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Un bloc nerveux permet d’envoyer un anesthésique local (médicament servant à insensibiliser) au moyen d’une petite aiguille à un endroit près de vos nerfs. Vous trouverez les renseignements suivants dans ce guide : pourquoi et quand utilise-t-on un bloc nerveux, comment fait-on un bloc nerveux, dans quelle mesure fonctionne-t-il et aide-t-il après l’opération, quels sont les effets secondaires, combien de temps faut-il pour le faire, pourquoi le patient demeure éveillé pendant l’opération, quel…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing your surgical pain with nerve blocks
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Un bloc nerveux permet d’envoyer un anesthésique local (médicament servant à insensibiliser) au moyen d’une petite aiguille à un endroit près de vos nerfs. Vous trouverez les renseignements suivants dans ce guide : pourquoi et quand utilise-t-on un bloc nerveux, comment fait-on un bloc nerveux, dans quelle mesure fonctionne-t-il et aide-t-il après l’opération, quels sont les effets secondaires, combien de temps faut-il pour le faire, pourquoi le patient demeure éveillé pendant l’opération, quelles activités doivent être évitées après le bloc et quels symptômes exigent des soins médicaux immédiats.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Managing Your Surgical Pain with Nerve Blocks" pamphlet 1377. A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2103
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Aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aripiprazole
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Autologous stem cell transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0260
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This pamphlet provides information about the process of a stem cell transplant using your own stem cells. Informaton about stem cell transplants and stem cell collection is provided. Also included is information about before your stem cell collection, phases of the process, side effects of high dose chemotherapy, admission, moving to the Medical Day Unit (MDU), the importance of MedicAlert® identification, outpatient care, and what to expect after your transplant. Information on lodging, parki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stem Cell Transplantation
Transplantation, Autologous
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Stem cells--Transplantation
Autotransplantation
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about the process of a stem cell transplant using your own stem cells. Informaton about stem cell transplants and stem cell collection is provided. Also included is information about before your stem cell collection, phases of the process, side effects of high dose chemotherapy, admission, moving to the Medical Day Unit (MDU), the importance of MedicAlert® identification, outpatient care, and what to expect after your transplant. Information on lodging, parking, program policies, shingles, vaccinations, emotional health, healthy eating, and physical activity is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII BMT Program
Pamphlet Number
0260
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Avortement par médicaments

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1861
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La présente brochure explique ce qu’est l’avortement par médicaments, qui peut avoir un avortement par médicaments, ce qui se passe durant l’intervention et les risques et effets secondaires possibles. Vous y trouverez des instructions pour prendre le médicament Mifegymiso afin de provoquer un avortement par médicaments et les coordonnées pour obtenir plus d'information. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Medical Abortion" pamphlet 1831. This pamphlet explains what a medical abortion i…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Medical abortion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Abortion
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
La présente brochure explique ce qu’est l’avortement par médicaments, qui peut avoir un avortement par médicaments, ce qui se passe durant l’intervention et les risques et effets secondaires possibles. Vous y trouverez des instructions pour prendre le médicament Mifegymiso afin de provoquer un avortement par médicaments et les coordonnées pour obtenir plus d'information.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Medical Abortion" pamphlet 1831. This pamphlet explains what a medical abortion is, who can get a medical abortion, what happens during a medical abortion, and possible risks and side effects. Instructions for taking the medication Mifegymiso to cause a medical abortion, and who to contact for further information are included.
Notes
Previous title: Avortement médicamenteux
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1861
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Azathioprine and Mercaptopurine Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1079
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This pamphlet will help you decide if azathioprine (Imuran®) or mercaptopurine therapy is right for you. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (6-MP) are, how well they work, as well as serious and less serious side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunosuppressive Agents
Azathioprine
Mercaptopurine
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunosuppressive agents
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you decide if azathioprine (Imuran®) or mercaptopurine therapy is right for you. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (6-MP) are, how well they work, as well as serious and less serious side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
Notes
Previous title: Azathioprine (Imuran) therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1079
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Be antibiotic aware

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2242, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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[Be antibiotic aware]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37512
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2242
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2242
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[Be antibiotic aware]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37517
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2244
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2244
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Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37554
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0294
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Beta blockers are medications used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and to lower the risk of repeated heart attacks. This pamphlet explains how to take and store these medications. Possible side effects are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adrenergic Agents
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenergic beta blockers
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Beta blockers are medications used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and to lower the risk of repeated heart attacks. This pamphlet explains how to take and store these medications. Possible side effects are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0294
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Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Alternate Title
Be antibiotic aware
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Birth Control Implant

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38211
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2361
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A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic
Alternate Title
BCI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is explained. A list of situations in which you should not get the implant is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ROSE Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2361
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Birth control medication interaction with sugammadex (Bridion®)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36680
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2076
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During your surgery, you were given a medication that affects how well birth control medications work. It is important that you know this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion®) is a medication that helps you recover faster from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for 7 days (1 week). Use a back-up birth control method for at least 7 days after your surgery. If yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sugammadex - adverse effects
Hormonal Contraception
Subjects (LCSH)
Birth control
Sugammadex
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
During your surgery, you were given a medication that affects how well birth control medications work. It is important that you know this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion®) is a medication that helps you recover faster from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for 7 days (1 week). Use a back-up birth control method for at least 7 days after your surgery. If you are using an oral contraceptive (birth control pill), take it as usual. Types of hormonal birth control and back-up methods are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2202, "Interaction des contraceptifs avec le sugammadex (Bridion™)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Birth control medication interaction with sugammadex (Bridion™)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Anesthesia
Pamphlet Number
2076
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Birth control patch

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36526
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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