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quinapril (Accupril)

quinapril (Accupril)

What is the dosage for quinapril? The recommended dose for treating high blood pressure is 10-80 mg a day as a single dose or in two doses every 12 hours. Start at 5 to 20 mg daily. The initial dose for heart failure is 5 mg every 12 hours and the maintenance dose is 20 […]

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vancomycin, Vancocin

vancomycin, Vancocin

What is oral vancomycin? What are the uses for oral vancomycin? Oral vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic that is used for the treatment of Clostridium difficile diarrhea and staphylococcal enterocolitis. Vancomycin is a bactericidal antibiotic (it kills bacteria) that exerts its effects by preventing bacteria from forming cell walls, which they need to survive. Vancomycin […]

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Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?

Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?

What is the stomach flu (gastroenteritis)? Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a general term for a number of inflammatory problems that occur in the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenteritis is a better term because when some individuals use the term “stomach flu,” they get the term confused with the flu (influenza) and the viruses that cause the […]

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Often Feel Bloated? One Ingredient May Be to Blame

Often Feel Bloated? One Ingredient May Be to Blame

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you often feel bloated after a meal, don’t be too quick to blame high-fiber foods. The real culprit might surprise you. Your gut may be rebelling because you’re eating too much salt, a new study suggests. “Sodium reduction is an […]

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misoprostol, Cytotec

misoprostol, Cytotec

What is misoprostol? What are the uses for misoprostol? Misoprostol is a synthetic (man-made) prostaglandin that is used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in patients treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, for example, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) that are used for pain and various inflammatory conditions, for example, arthritis. Misoprostol is used primarily in […]

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Easing Depression Can Bring Longer Life to People With Diabetes

Easing Depression Can Bring Longer Life to People With Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treating depression may have an added benefit for people with diabetes — longer life. A large new study from Taiwan found that antidepressants cut the risk of dying during the study period by more than one-third for people with diabetes and […]

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glipizide (Glipizide XL, Glucotrol)

glipizide (Glipizide XL, Glucotrol)

What is glipizide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Glipizide is an oral drug that is used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes. It belongs to the sulfonylurea class of drugs which also includes glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase), tolbutamide and tolazamide. Insulin is a hormone that is made in the pancreas […]

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How to Create a Diet That Lowers Your Cholesterol

How to Create a Diet That Lowers Your Cholesterol

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Watching your cholesterol intake has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that certain foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp and eggs, don’t have the impact on your blood cholesterol that was once thought. Even better, some foods can help lower your […]

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How to Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

How to Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t invite skin cancer to your holiday weekend. As you celebrate America’s independence at beaches, pools or backyard parties, remember that the sun’s damaging rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. — and protecting yourself is a must. “When it comes to sunscreen, […]