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eszopiclone (Lunesta)

eszopiclone (Lunesta)

What is eszopiclone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Eszopiclone is a non-benzodiazepine, oral, sedative drug (“sleeping pill”) that is used for treating insomnia. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 50 million Americans suffer from insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling asleep, awakening frequently during the night, waking up […]

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Women Doctors Say They’re Penalized for Motherhood

Women Doctors Say They’re Penalized for Motherhood

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women juggling a medical career and motherhood often face significant workplace discrimination, a new study finds. Researchers conducted an online survey of U.S. doctors who were mothers. The age range was 24 to 62, and most worked more than 40 hours a week. Common complaints […]

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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

What should I know about myasthenia gravis?* *This myasthenia gravis section written by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD What is the medical definition of myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The thymus may give incorrect instructions to […]

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Lovenox (enoxaparin)

Lovenox (enoxaparin)

What brand names are available for enoxaparin? Lovenox Is enoxaparin available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for enoxaparin? Yes What are the uses for enoxaparin? What are the side effects of enoxaparin? Common side effect associated with Lovenox are: Other possible side effects include: Abnormal liver tests in […]

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Blood In Semen

Blood In Semen

Blood in semen facts Blood in the semen is known as hematospermia. Prostate biopsy is the most common cause of blood in the semen. Blood in the semen can be caused by tumors, infections, anatomical abnormalities, stones, or inflammation in many sites throughout the genitourinary system. Usually blood in the semen is benign and resolves […]

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estrogens conjugated (Premarin)

estrogens conjugated (Premarin)

What are the side effects of estrogens conjugated? Common side effects of conjugated estrogens are: Other side important effects include: vaginal spotting, loss of periods or excessively prolonged periods, breast pain, breast enlargement and an increase or decrease in sexual drive. Effects of estrogen on the skin include rash, and melasma (tan or brown patches) […]

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Lexapro vs. Effexor

Lexapro vs. Effexor

What are the side effects of Lexapro and Effexor? Lexapro WARNING Some patients experience withdrawal reactions upon stopping SSRI therapy. Symptoms may include In order to avoid these symptoms, the dose of SSRI can be slowly reduced instead of abruptly stopped. Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in short-term studies in […]

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Coumadin vs. Plavix (Differences and Similarities)

Coumadin vs. Plavix (Differences and Similarities)

What are the drug interactions for Coumadin vs. Plavix? Coumadin drug interactions Many drugs, both prescription and nonprescription (OTC), can affect the anticoagulant action of warfarin or increase the risk of bleeding. Patients on warfarin should regularly consult their doctor before instituting any medications on their own. It also is advisable for patients on warfarin […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Blood Clots

Health Tip: Understanding Blood Clots

(HealthDay News) — Blood clotting is the body’s way of preventing excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Typically, the body will dissolve the clot after the injury has healed,the American Society of Hematology says. Latest Heart News But occasionally, a clot forms despite no obvious injury to a vessel, or the clot doesn’t […]