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Allopurinol (Zyloprim, Aloprim)

What is allopurinol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Allopurinol is used for treating gout caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and is similar to febuxostat (Uloric). Uric acid is a by product from the breakdown of certain proteins (purines) in the […]

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piroxicam, Feldene

Which drugs or supplements interact with piroxicam? Piroxicam may increase the blood levels of lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid) by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. Increased levels of lithium may lead to lithium toxicity. Piroxicam may reduce the blood pressure lowering effects of blood pressure medications. This may occur because prostaglandins play a role […]

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diflunisal (Dolobid)

What is diflunisal? What is diflunisal used for? Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild […]

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fluticasone furoate nasal spray (Veramyst)

What is fluticasone nasal spray? What is fluticasone nasal spray used for? Fluticasone is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family of drugs that is used for treating allergic conditions involving the nose. Fluticasone mimics the naturally-occurring hormone produced by the adrenal glands, cortisol or hydrocortisone. The exact mechanism of action of fluticasone is unknown. […]

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Health Tip: Eating Out If You Have a Food Allergy

(HealthDay News) — Eating out can be stressful if you have a food allergy. Before you leave for the restaurant, you should read the menu, call ahead and speak to the manager, says the Food Allergy Research and Education organization. Latest Allergies News When at the restaurant, FARE suggests: Tell your waiter about your allergy. […]

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Health Tip: How to Use an EpiPen

(HealthDay News) — An EpiPen is an injection device containing epinephrine, which is used to treat severe allergic reactions, says the University of North Carolina. Latest Allergies News UNC offers this advice on using an EpiPen: Remove the device from its clear carrier tube. Hold it in your fist with the orange tip pointing downward. […]

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How common is erectile dysfunction?

How common is erectile dysfunction?

A group of researchers recently set out to examine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction. They also assessed the evidence of its association with cardiovascular disease and mortality. Erectile dysfunction appears to be common, but exactly how common is still up for debate. Erectile dysfunction refers to an inability to either produce or maintain an erection […]

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What to know about inhaled steroids

What to know about inhaled steroids

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Are lower back pain and constipation related?

Are lower back pain and constipation related?

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