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albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)

albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)

What is albuterol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Albuterol sulphate dilates the airways of the lung and is used for treating asthma and other conditions of the lung. Asthma is a breathing problem due to narrowing of the airways (bronchial tubes) that allow air to move in and out of the lungs. […]

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terbutaline (Brethine)

terbutaline (Brethine)

What is terbutaline, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Terbutaline is a member of a class of drugs called beta adrenergic receptor agonists (stimulators) that is used for treating asthma and other diseases of the airways. Other drugs in the same class of drugs include albuterol (Proventil), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), and salmeterol […]

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Tofacitinib citrate (Xeljanz)

What is Tofacitinib citrate (Xeljanz), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tofacitinib is an oral drug used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. It belongs to a class of drugs called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. JAKs are enzymes (proteins) that regulate chemical signaling pathways that control biologic processes such as blood formation and the immune […]

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colchicine (Colcrys)

What are the uses for colchicine? Colchicine is used for the treatment of acute flares of gout. It also is used for treating FMF in adults and children 4 years of age or older. Other unapproved uses of colchicine include treatment of pseudogout, amyloidosis, and scleroderma. These unapproved uses of colchicine require further evaluation. What […]

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A Good Spring Clean Can Help Tame Seasonal Allergies

Latest Allergies News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it’s finally time to store away your winter coats and boots, it’s also a good time to rid your home of the allergens that accumulated over the winter, an allergist suggests. “If you aren’t someone who regularly undertakes spring cleaning, consider tackling it this […]

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Colloidal silver: Does it work and is it safe?

Colloidal silver: Does it work and is it safe?

Colloidal silver is a popular dietary supplement. However, very little evidence suggests that it benefits the body. Many people use colloidal silver to cleanse the gut, boost the immune system, and combat inflammation. However, official bodies, such as the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), state that colloidal silver can cause serious side […]

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What causes a constant urge to pee?

What causes a constant urge to pee?

A range of conditions can affect the way a person urinates. If a person has a constant urge to pee but little comes out when they go, they may have an infection or other health condition. If a person frequently needs to pee but little comes out when they try to go, it can be […]

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When to consume protein: The facts

When to consume protein: The facts

We all need protein as part of a balanced diet and to stay healthy. Some people consume protein for specific reasons, such as to help them lose weight or gain muscle mass. However, it is not yet clear when the best time is to have that protein. There is some evidence that consuming protein can […]

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What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder. Although people typically associate this condition with children, it often persists into adulthood. Symptoms include disorganization, restlessness, and an inability to focus. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 60 percent of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States […]

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What are the health benefits of jackfruit?

What are the health benefits of jackfruit?

Jackfruit is a healthful source of vitamin C and other essential nutrients, and research suggests that it may provide a number of health benefits. Jackfruit is a tropical tree fruit native to southwest India. It belongs to the Moraceae plant family, which also includes mulberries, figs, and breadfruit. A jackfruit is large, with thick, yellow […]