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lactulose laxative (Enulose, Generlac)

lactulose laxative (Enulose, Generlac)

What is lactulose, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lactulose is a man-made sugar that contains two naturally occurring sugars, galactose and fructose. It is not digested in the intestine like other sugars so that it reaches the colon where bacteria digest it and thereby alter the composition of the stool. Lactulose is […]

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phentermine (Adipex-P)

phentermine (Adipex-P)

What is phentermine? Phentermine is a drug that suppresses appetite. Why is phentermine prescribed to patients? Phentermine is combined with diet and exercise for the short-term treatment of obesity in individuals with a body mass index greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 or greater than or equal to 27 kg/m2 with risk factors for […]

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Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug

Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug

A cheaper version of Eli Lilly’s most popular insulin drug, Humalog, is being introduced by the drug maker. Latest Diabetes News The “authorized generic” of Humalog 100 will sell for $137.35 per vial, 50 percent lower than the list price for Humalog. An authorized generic is identical to the brand-name drug and made in the […]

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Acne Drug Accutane May Not Depress Mood After All

Acne Drug Accutane May Not Depress Mood After All

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For years, doctors have debated the safety of the acne drug most commonly known as Accutane, but new research suggests the medication does not boost depression risk among its users. “The existing literature to date is quite mixed with regards to […]

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Foot Pain

Foot Pain

What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated? There may be follow-up tests, scans, or X-rays. A plan for a gradual return to play should be started once the pain is reduced and muscle strength and flexibility are restored. Temporary bracing and use of custom orthotic device may become necessary to gradually return to […]

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Fibrates (Fibric Acid)

Fibrates (Fibric Acid)

What are fibrates? Fibric acid derivatives (fibrates) are a class of medication that lowers blood triglyceride levels. Fibrates lower blood triglyceride levels by reducing the liver‘s production of VLDL (the triglyceride-carrying particle that circulates in the blood) and by speeding up the removal of triglycerides from the blood. Fibrates also are modestly effective in increasing […]

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ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

What brand names are available for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral? Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot Is ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral? No What are the uses for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral? Ginkgo biloba is used for memory improvement, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most seniors expect their doctor to recommend testing of thinking and memory when it’s needed. But a new survey discovered that is rarely the case: Only one in seven seniors received a regular assessment for memory and thinking (or “cognitive”) troubles. […]

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How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder. There are some side effects to consider before using this drug, however, and some may be cause for concern. Anyone who is uncertain about their […]

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How to stop gums from bleeding

How to stop gums from bleeding

In most cases, people can treat minor gum bleeding at home. Good oral hygiene and natural remedies can treat and prevent gum bleeding.Gum bleeding is common and is typically not serious. A person may notice some blood after brushing their teeth or flossing, which can irritate sensitive gums. The most common reason a person’s gums […]