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flurbiprofen (Ansaid)

What is flurbiprofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Flurbiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It is similar to ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn), and others. As a group, NSAIDs are non-narcotic relievers of mild to moderate pain of many causes, […]

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Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

Tecentriq Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tecentriq (atezolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Latest Cancer News The drug has been approved as a first-line treatment for the disease, to be used in combination with the chemotherapy drugs carboplatin and […]

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Nasal Allergy Medications

Nasal steroid sprays Steroids are naturally-occurring hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands. The corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory effects and are very effective in treating allergic inflammation in the nose. They are a “controller” type medication and work best when used on a regular “preventative” basis. They are usually only available by prescription. With […]

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finasteride (Proscar)

finasteride (Proscar)

What is finasteride (Proscar)? How does it work (mechanism of action)? The prostate gland is located around the tube which empties urine from the bladder (urethra). As the prostate gland enlarges, usually after 50 years of age, it can obstruct or partially block the urine flow. This leads to symptoms which include dribbling of urine, […]

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Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients who get a stent to prop open a blocked artery are typically put on a powerful anti-clotting drug and aspirin for a full year after their procedure. Now, new research suggests these patients can safely drop the aspirin regimen after just three months, […]

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sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

What is Azulfidine? Sulfasalazine is a drug that is used primarily for treating ulcerative colitis. Why is Azulfidine prescribed to patients? Sulfasalazine is used for the treatment of mild to severe ulcerative colitis, and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been used “off label” (unapproved by the FDA) for Crohn’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis. […]

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What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. The condition can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental issues such as tooth loss. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune condition. It causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. PsA causes inflammation that attacks healthy joints and tissue, leading to painful symptoms. […]

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What causes a red spot on the eye?

What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage.The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains tiny blood vessels that can […]