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butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)

butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)

What is narcotic analgesic-apap-caffeine-butalbital-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine is a combination product used for treating headache. Butalbital is a narcotic that depresses the central nervous system. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is the active compound in Tylenol. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold, that […]

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Lyrica vs. Tramadol

Lyrica vs. Tramadol

Lyrica vs. tramadol differences and similarities Lyrica (pregabalin) and tramadol are used to treat pain. Lyrica is used to treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and fibromyalgia. Lyrica is also used in combination with other drugs to treat partial onset seizures in adults. Tramadol is used to manage moderate to […]

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estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

Which drugs or supplements interact with estradiol? Estrogens can inhibit the metabolism of cyclosporine, resulting in increased cyclosporine blood levels. Such increased blood levels can result in kidney and/or liver damage. If this combination cannot be avoided, cyclosporine concentrations can be monitored, and the dose of cyclosporine can be adjusted to assure that its blood […]

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More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list. The recall involves 104 lots of three medicines: valsartan tablets; combination tablets with the drugs […]

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doxazosin mesylate (Cardura)

doxazosin mesylate (Cardura)

What is doxazosin mesylate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Doxazosin is an oral drug used for treating high blood pressure and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland). It belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-1 adrenergic blockers. Other drugs in this class include alfuzosin […]

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Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. “We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure] and the risk of death was 31 percent lower in […]

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Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News Dec. 10, 2018 — More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against the flu this year and don’t plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers and last year’s record number of flu-related deaths, a new survey shows. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey […]

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Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it’s chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren’t always the answer. Why not try meditation rather than medication? Research […]

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budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

What is budesonide inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Budesonide is a man-made glucocorticoid steroid related to the naturally-occurring hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the adrenal glands. It is used for treating asthma by inhalation. Glucocorticoid steroids such as cortisol or budesonide have potent anti-inflammatory actions that reduces inflammation […]