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bisacodyl suppository and enema (Dulcolax, Biscolax)

bisacodyl suppository and enema (Dulcolax, Biscolax)

What is bisacodyl-rectal suppository, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative. It stimulates the muscles in the wall of the small intestine and colon to generate a bowel movement. It also alters water and electrolyte levels in intestines, increasing the level of fluids which also produce a laxative-like effect. […]

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citric acid/sodium citrate

citric acid/sodium citrate

What is sodium citrate (alk) citric acid? What is it used for? Sodium citrate/citric acid is used to make urine less acidic and therefore prevent formation of kidney stones. Sodium citrate/citric acid also is useful as a buffer and neutralizing agent for gastric acid. Sodium citrate is broken down to sodium bicarbonate which decreases the […]

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Kidney (Renal) Failure

Kidney (Renal) Failure

Source: iStock Kidney failure definition and facts Kidneys are the organs that filter waste products from the blood. They are also involved in regulating blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in the body. Symptoms of kidney failure are due to the build-up of waste products and excess fluid in the body that […]

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nortriptyline (Pamelor)

nortriptyline (Pamelor)

What is nortriptyline? What is nortriptyline used for? Nortriptyline is in the class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and is used for treating depression. Other drugs in the same class include: Individuals with depression may have an imbalance in neurotransmitters, chemicals that nerves make and use to communicate with other nerves. Like all TCAs, […]

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oxaprozin (Daypro)

What is oxaprozin? What is oxaprozin used for? Oxaprozin belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever and inflammation. Oxaprozin is indicated: For relief […]

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Should You Try Allergen Immunotherapy?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re constantly sneezing and sniffling even though you take allergy medication to relieve symptoms, you may want to consider immunotherapy. This treatment is aimed at desensitizing you to your allergy triggers, providing long-term relief from allergies and reducing the risk […]

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Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

Source: Getty Images/Pixland Sinus infection (sinusitis) definition and facts Sinusitis or sinus infection is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. Sinusitis can be caused by infection, allergies, and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses. Most people do not spread sinus infections to other people. Sinusitis may be classified as […]

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These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

Doctors often recommend certain dietary interventions — such as following a Mediterranean-type diet or cutting salt intake — in the interest of protecting heart health. On top of this, many individuals believe that dietary supplements will help them stay healthy. Can supplements and dietary interventions protect the heart? Not according to a new meta-analysis. Common […]

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What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?

What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?

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