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prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)

prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)

What is prochlorperazine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Prochlorperazine is an antiemetic (to control nausea and vomiting) and first generation antipsychotic agent. Prochlorperazine is one of the older first-generation piperazine phenothiazine antipsychotic medications. Examples of other phenothiazines include: Although, the exact mechanism of phenothiazine antipsychotics is unknown, scientists believe that they may […]

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Colorado Sees Spike in ER Visits After Pot Made Legal

Colorado Sees Spike in ER Visits After Pot Made Legal

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana comes with a downside. Researchers reported that emergency departments across the state saw a sharp spike in marijuana-related visits after recreational use of pot products was made legal. For the study, the researchers analyzed data […]

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tetanus toxoid injection (Tetanus Toxoid Absorbed)

tetanus toxoid injection (Tetanus Toxoid Absorbed)

What is tetanus toxoid? Tetanus toxoid is a vaccine used to provide active immunity against tetanus toxin. Tetanus or lockjaw is a serious disease that may result in death. Is tetanus toxoid available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for tetanus toxoid? No Why is tetanus toxoid prescribed to patients? The […]

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U.S. Measles Cases Hit 314 This Year

U.S. Measles Cases Hit 314 This Year

There have been at least 314 reported cases of measles in the United States so far this year, new government data shows. Latest Infectious Disease News That’s 46 more than last week and includes cases reported by state health departments to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through March 21, CNN reported Monday. […]

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cefprozil (Cefzil)

cefprozil (Cefzil)

What are the uses for cefprozil? Cefprozil is effective against susceptible bacteria causing infections of: What brand names are available for cefprozil? Cefzil Is cefprozil available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for cefprozil? Yes What are the side effects of cefprozil? Cefprozil is generally well tolerated. The most common side […]

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pentoxifylline (Trental, Pentoxil)

pentoxifylline (Trental, Pentoxil)

Why is Trental prescribed to patients? Pentoxifylline is used for the treatment of intermittent claudication caused by peripheral arterial disease. Is Trental available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for Trental? Yes What are the side effects of Trental? Common adverse effects include: Other side effects include: What is the dosage […]

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Tone Your Upper Arms With These Effective Bicep Curls

Tone Your Upper Arms With These Effective Bicep Curls

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Toned biceps not only give your upper body a sleek look, but they’re also vital for improving the upper body strength needed for daily living. The Single Biceps Curl is a simple classic and the perfect first exercise for […]

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For One Woman, Popular Red Yeast Supplement Brought on Liver Damage

For One Woman, Popular Red Yeast Supplement Brought on Liver Damage

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — She thought red yeast supplements would be a natural way to lower her cholesterol. What could be easier? Instead, the 64-year-old woman landed in the hospital with acute liver damage that her doctors say was likely caused by taking the over-the-counter […]

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AHA News: Which Diet Keeps Your Heart Healthy?

AHA News: Which Diet Keeps Your Heart Healthy?

Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Diet doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren’t very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health […]

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Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark

Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A commonly used diabetes test may not spot the disease as well as an older test does, a new study suggests. The researchers said the newer test — called hemoglobin A1C — didn’t catch three-quarters of the diabetes diagnoses found by […]