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clonazepam (Klonopin)

clonazepam (Klonopin)

What is clonazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Clonazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter […]

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Beta Blockers (Drug Class, List of Brand and Generic Names)

Beta Blockers (Drug Class, List of Brand and Generic Names)

Summary Beta blockers are a class of drugs that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the “sympathetic” portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and activation of heart muscle. By blocking the action of the involuntary nervous system on the heart, beta blockers relieve stress on the heart.Beta blockers are […]

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Drug Class

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Drug Class

What are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and how do they work (mechanism of action)? Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the production of acid by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. Acid is necessary for the formation of most ulcers in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, and the reduction of […]

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metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) Antibiotic

metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) Antibiotic

Summary Metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) is a prescription antibiotic medication prescribed for the treatment of a variety of parasitic and bacterial infections of the vagina, gynecological area, skin, intra-abdominal cavity, blood, bone, joint, nervous system, and heart. For example: Research has shown that Flagyl causes cancer in mice and rats. Only take this drug as […]

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Health Tip: Shed Weight with Indoor Workouts

Health Tip: Shed Weight with Indoor Workouts

(HealthDay News) — Winter can be hard for those watching their weight, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. But you don’t have to wait until it warms up to burn those calories. Latest Diet & Weight Management News Losing winter weight can start with equipment-free, in-home exercises: Squats. Push-ups. Planks. Wall sits. Lunges. Jumping […]

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Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women

Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Feeling trapped behind a desk, a counter or on the factory floor does no favors for the mind. Now, research helps confirm that women with jobs that demand long hours may be more prone to depression. Researchers found that compared with […]