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Health Tip: Kayak and Canoe Safety

Health Tip: Kayak and Canoe Safety

8 First Aid Kit Essentials for Scrapes, Cuts, Bug Bites, and More in Pictures See which first aid items to pack in your purse or car. WebMD shows you the basics to treat minor scrapes, cuts, and stings when you’re on the go. Read more: 8 First Aid Kit Essentials for Scrapes, Cuts, Bug Bites, […]

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ropinirole (Requip)

ropinirole (Requip)

What is ropinirole? What is ropinirole used for? Ropinorole is an anti-Parkinson’s medication. Ropinorole works by binding to dopamine receptors in the brain. Ropinorole stimulates the dopamine receptors and improves symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The FDA approved ropinirole in September 1997. It is also a treatment for Restless legs syndrome (RLS ). What brand names […]

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rasagiline (Azilect)

rasagiline (Azilect)

Which drugs or supplements interact with rasagiline? Rasagiline is eliminated by enzymes in the liver. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR) inhibits the enzymes in the liver that eliminate rasagiline, thereby increasing blood levels and possibly side effects of rasagiline. Patients taking ciprofloxacin should not exceed 0.5 mg daily of rasagiline. Rasagiline should not be […]

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Over-the-Counter Products

Over-the-Counter Products

With all the choices of over-the-counter (OTC) products available in the marketplace, it is increasingly difficult to select the proper product(s) for you and your family. To help you in your decision-making process, the MedicineNet.com Doctors and Pharmacists have provided an easy-to-follow format to help you understand which products may work better for specific conditions […]

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Suprax (cefixime) vs. azithromycin

Suprax (cefixime) vs. azithromycin

What are Suprax and azithromycin? Suprax (cefixime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat middle ear infections (otitis media), throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, and acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Other cephalosporins include cephalexin (Keflex), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Zinacef), cefprozil (Cefzil), cefpodoxime […]

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Suprax (cefixime) vs. Augmentin

Suprax (cefixime) vs. Augmentin

What are Suprax and Augmentin? Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat middle ear infections (otitis media), tonsillitis, throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrhea, and acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Other drugs in the cephalosporin class include cephalexin (Keflex), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Zinacef), […]

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Swollen Lymph Nodes (Glands)

Swollen Lymph Nodes (Glands)

How is the cause of swollen lymph nodes diagnosed? Swollen lymph nodes closer to the surface of the body are generally diagnosed by a doctor’s examination and feeling for areas known to have coalescence of lymph nodes, for example, swollen lymph nodes under the arms (axillary lymph nodes), swollen lymph nodes in the sides of […]

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Fewer New Measles Cases in U.S. Last Week

Fewer New Measles Cases in U.S. Last Week

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There were just over a dozen measles cases reported last week in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Latest Infectious Disease News As of Thursday, there had been 1,109 reported cases in 28 states, an increase of 14 cases from the previous […]

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clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS)

clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS)

What is clonidine, and how does it work? Clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS) is an oral and topical (applied to the skin) medication prescribed by a doctor for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It acts by stimulating receptors on nerves in the brain that reduces the transmission of messages from nerves in the brain to […]