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itraconazole, Sporanox

itraconazole, Sporanox

Which drugs or supplements interact with itraconazole? Itraconazole reduces the liver metabolism (breakdown) of some drugs, resulting in increased blood levels and side effects from the affected drugs. Life-threatening adverse effects occurred when itraconazole was combined with cisapride (no longer available in the U.S.), pimozide (Orap), quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex), dofetilide (Tikosyn), or levomethadyl (Orlaam). Therefore, […]

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WIC Changes Improve Moms’ and Babies’ Health

WIC Changes Improve Moms’ and Babies’ Health

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Major changes to a U.S. federal nutrition program for the poor have made both women and their babies healthier, a new study finds. Known as WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children has been around since the 1970s. Changes in 2009 […]

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pyridostigmine (Mestinon)

pyridostigmine (Mestinon)

What is oral pyridostigmine? What are the uses for oral pyridostigmine? Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) is an oral cholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholine is one of many neurotransmitters in our bodies. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that help our cells communicate with each other. Depending on the organ that it acts upon, acetylcholine produces different effects. One important function of acetylcholine […]

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Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms and Signs A brain aneurysm is a bulging area within the wall of an artery that supplies the brain. In most cases, brain aneurysms do not produce symptoms. In some cases, the aneurysm may cause symptoms by pushing on other areas of the brain. Depending on the size of the aneurysm and […]

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Surgeons Give 13 Paralyzed Adults Hand, Arm Movement

Surgeons Give 13 Paralyzed Adults Hand, Arm Movement

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Thirteen paralyzed young adults have regained elbow and hand movement after undergoing complex surgery in Australia, surgeons report. The patients now brush their hair and teeth, feed themselves and put on makeup — tasks that were impossible before the “nerve transfer” surgery, the doctors report […]

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Concussion Recovery Isn’t the Same for Every Football Player

Concussion Recovery Isn’t the Same for Every Football Player

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain high school and college athletes require a longer-than-normal recovery period after a concussion. Researchers say blood tests can predict which ones. “With so many people sustaining concussions and a sizable number of them having prolonged symptoms and recovery, any tools we can develop to […]

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quetiapine (Seroquel)

quetiapine (Seroquel)

What is quetiapine (Seroquel)? What is quietiapine used for? Quetiapine is an oral atypical antipsychotic drug. What brand names are available for quetiapine? Seroquel and Seroquel XR are the brand names available for quetiapine in the US. Is quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR) available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for quetiapine […]

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Stimulants (ADHD)

Stimulants (ADHD)

What are stimulants? Stimulants are medications or other compounds (including caffeine, cocaine and nicotine) that stimulate the central nervous system (CNS) in most individuals. Stimulants can be addictive and often are abused. Stimulants have similar effects as amphetamine. They stimulate the brain by increasing the level and effect of the natural neurotransmitters, dopamine, and norepinephrine […]

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lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)

lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)

What is lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)? What is Latuda used for? Lurasidone (Latuda) belongs to a class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. Other members of this class include clozapine (Clozaril), risperidone (Risperdal), aripiprazole (Abilify) and ziprasidone (Geodon). Atypical antipsychotics like lurasidone are considered the standard of care for treating schizophrenia. Additionally, in clinical studies lurasidone […]

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testosterone gel (Androgel)

testosterone gel (Androgel)

What is testosterone gel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Androgel is a gel containing testosterone. It is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm, Axiron, Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male sex […]