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clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)

clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)

What is oral clindamycin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating serious infections. It is effective again several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. It reduces growth of bacteria by interfering with their ability to make proteins. The FDA […]

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Statins

Statins

What are statins, and how do they work? “Statins” is a class of drugs that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. (The other source of cholesterol in the blood is dietary cholesterol.) Statins block the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for making […]

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Early Risers May Be a Little Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer

Early Risers May Be a Little Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a woman who greets the early morning with a smile, new research delivers good news — you have a slightly reduced risk of developing breast cancer. For night owls and people who tend to sleep more than the usual […]

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New Urine Test Might Show Whether Prostate Cancer Needs Treatment

New Urine Test Might Show Whether Prostate Cancer Needs Treatment

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A man who learns he has prostate cancer faces a difficult choice: whether to immediately treat the cancer despite potential side effects or wait and see if it’s a slow-growing tumor that never needs treatment. Men may soon have help making […]

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meloxicam (Mobic) Side Effects

What is the dosage for meloxicam? The lowest effective dose should be used for each patient. Meloxicam therapy usually is started at 7.5 mg daily. Some patients require a dose of 15 mg daily, but this larger dose should be taken only under the direction of a physician. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is treated with 0.125 […]

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propoxyphene (Darvon, Dolene)

What is the dosage for propoxyphene? The recommended adult dose is 1 capsule (65 mg) or 1 tablet (100 mg) every 4 hours as needed for relief of pain. Doses should not exceed 390 mg (capsule) or 600 mg (tablets) in a 24-hour period. Which drugs or supplements interact with propoxyphene? Propoxyphene, like other narcotic […]

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Alzheimer’s Genes Might Show Effects in Your 20s

Alzheimer’s Genes Might Show Effects in Your 20s

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Every college student misplaces keys or forgets an appointment from time to time. Usually it’s no big deal. But a new study warns that when young people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease have memory lapses, it could be an […]

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Nasal Decongestants

What are nasal decongestants? What are the uses of nasal decongestants? Nasal decongestants are used to treat nasal congestion. Nasal decongestants are applied to nasal passages to reduce congestion and discomfort due to allergies and the common cold. Decongestants cause blood vessels in the nasal passages to shrink (vasoconstrict). Vasoconstriction reduces nasal congestion by preventing […]

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hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

What is hydroxyzine (Vistaril)? Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine with anticholinergic (drying) and sedative properties that is used to treat allergic reactions. What brand names are available for hydroxyzine? Vistaril is the brand name available for hydroxyzine in the US. Atarax and Hy-Pam25, Orgatrax brands have been discontinued and are no longer available in the US. […]

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FDA Approves First Drug for Sinusitis With Nasal Polyps

Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In what specialists say could be a turning point in care, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first drug to treat chronic sinusitis that involves the growth of polyps within the sinuses. Dupixent (dupilumab) is given by injection every two weeks. […]