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ursodiol (Actigall, Urso Forte, Urso 250)

ursodiol (Actigall, Urso Forte, Urso 250)

What is ursodiol? What are the uses for ursodiol? Ursodiol is a naturally-occurring bile acid that is made by the liver in humans and is secreted in small quantities into bile. It is used to dissolve and prevent cholesterol gallstones and to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver. Ursodiol blocks the enzyme […]

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10 Food ‘Shifts’ to Improve Your Diet

10 Food ‘Shifts’ to Improve Your Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No matter how committed you are to eating healthier and/or losing weight, making drastic changes can be hard. A better approach is to make small shifts in the foods you eat every day, according to the U.S. 2015-2020 […]

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Gut Bacteria Supplements Might Boost Obese People’s Health

Gut Bacteria Supplements Might Boost Obese People’s Health

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Supplements of a type of gut bacteria may benefit people at heightened risk of diabetes and heart disease, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers found that the supplements, containing bacteria called Akkermansia muciniphila, appear safe and potentially effective. Over […]

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SGLT2 Inhibitors (Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2)

SGLT2 Inhibitors (Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2)

What are SGLT2 inhibitors? SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors are prescription oral medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. What generic and brand names of SGLT2 inhibitors are available in the US? Brand and generic names of SGLT2 inhibitors and combination products that contain SGLT2 inhibitors include: canagliflozin (Invokana) canagliflozin/metformin (Invokamet) canagliflozin/metformin extended release (Invokamet […]

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lithium (Lithobid)

lithium (Lithobid)

What is lithium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lithium is used for the treatment of manic/depressive (bipolar) and depressive disorders. Lithium is a positively charged element or particle that is similar to sodium and potassium. It interferes at several places inside cells and on the cell surface with other positively charged atoms […]

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ondansetron (Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz)

ondansetron (Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz)

What is ondansetron oral disintegrating tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ondansetron is an anti-nausea medication most often used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Chemotherapy agents increase secretion of serotonin which stimulates serotonin (5-HT3) receptors in the brain, causing nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron works by selectively blocking serotonin (5-HT3) […]

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Arthritis (Joint Inflammation)

Arthritis facts Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. Symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, and limited function of joints. Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common types of arthritis. A rheumatologist is a medical arthritis expert. Earlier and accurate diagnosis can help to prevent irreversible […]

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What are the best exercises for MS?

What are the best exercises for MS?

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