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Low dose v/s high dose metoclopramide for migraine

Studies showed that increasing the dosage of metoclopramide from 10 mg to 40 mg in cases of acute migraine attack only decreases the pain by 0.6 point with the higher dosage. The pain points refer to the subjective scoring done on a scale of 0-10.  Thus there is no significant benefit to use high doses of primperan. 10 mg stat will do...

HPV vaccination

Two vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) are available to protect females against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers. One of these vaccines (Gardasil) also protects against most genital warts.  Both vaccines are recommended for 11 and 12 year-old girls, and for females 13 through 26 years old, who did not get any or all of the three recommended doses when they were younger. These vaccines can also be given to girls beginning at age 9. It is recommended that females get the same vaccine brand for all three doses, whenever possible. One available vaccine (Gardasil) protects males against most genital warts. This vaccine is available for boys and men, 9 through 26 years of age. The best way a person can be sure to get the most benefit from HPV vaccination is to complete all three doses before beginning sexual activity. Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may prevent infection with HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. The cost for this vaccination is around 90 eur