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captopril (Capoten)

captopril (Capoten)

What is the dosage for captopril? The recommended dose of captopril for treating hypertension in adults is 25-150 mg two or three times daily. The maximum dose is 450 mg daily. The dose for treating heart failure is 6.25 to 12.5 mg every 8 hours. The target dose is 50 mg every 8 hours and […]

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Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains

What causes a sprain or strain? Sprains and strains occur when the body is put under physical stress. In these situations, muscles and joints are forced to perform movements for which they are not prepared or designed. An injury can occur from a single stressful incident, contact sports, or it may gradually arise after many […]

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Get in Shape for Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

Get in Shape for Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Playing singles tennis is a great way to have fun and exercise, and if you have access to an indoor court, it can be a year-round workout option that builds camaraderie along with muscle tone. But before you hit […]

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paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)

paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)

What is paroxetine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Paroxetine is an oral drug that is used for treating depression. It is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class that also contains fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), and sertraline (Zoloft). Paroxetine affects neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves within […]

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Fever

Fever

When should someone seek medical care for a fever? A fever over 104 F/40 C in children and adults is considered dangerous. Seek medical attention immediately. Any child below 3 months of age who has a temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or greater should be seen by a physician. If a child or adult […]

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benzonatate (Tessalon Perles)

benzonatate (Tessalon Perles)

What is benzonatate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Benzonatate is a medication taken orally to suppress coughs. It has an anesthetic (numbing) action similar to that of benzocaine and numbs the stretch sensors in the lungs. It is the stretching of these sensors with breathing that causes the cough. Benzonatate begins to […]

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montelukast, Singulair

montelukast, Singulair

What is montelukast, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Montelukast is an oral leukotriene receptor antagonist that is used for the treatment of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Leukotrienes are a group of naturally occurring chemicals in the body that promote inflammation in asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis and in other […]

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Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer’s Risk

Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer’s Risk

Latest Alzheimer’s News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest study to date of the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s has uncovered five new gene mutations that make people more vulnerable to the memory-robbing disease. The international team of scientists analyzed the DNA of more than 94,000 people collected by the four groups that […]