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hyoscyamine sublingual (Levbid, Levsin)

hyoscyamine sublingual (Levbid, Levsin)

What is hyoscyamine sublingual, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hyoscyamine is an anticholinergic drug used for treating irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, hypermotility of the lower urinary tract, and gastrointestinal disorders. Anticholinergics work by blocking the action of acetylcholine in the brain and at nerves throughout the body. Acetylcholine is a […]

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rifaximin (Xifaxan)

rifaximin (Xifaxan)

What is rifaximin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Rifaximin is a semi-synthetic antibiotic used for treating traveler’s diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy. It is derived from rifamycin, a naturally occurring chemical produced by a bacterium called Streptomyces mediterranei. Rifaximin is active against Escherichia coli bacterial strains that cause traveler’s diarrhea, preventing growth of […]

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Drinks to Help You Kick Your Soda Habit

Drinks to Help You Kick Your Soda Habit

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you a sugary soda junkie? If you’re ready to kick the habit, know that the answer isn’t diet sodas. Following up on research that calls the safety of these artificially sweetened drinks into question is a February […]

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bicalutamide (Casodex)

bicalutamide (Casodex)

What is bicalutamide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bicalutamide is an oral medication that is used for treating cancer of the prostate. It belongs to a class of drugs called anti-androgens which includes flutamide (Eulexin) and nilutamide (Nilandron). Androgens (an example of which is testosterone) are hormones that are produced and released […]

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memantine (Namenda)

memantine (Namenda)

What is memantine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Memantine is an oral medication for treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Other medications used for Alzheimer’s disease affect acetylcholine, one of the neurotransmitter chemicals that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate with one another. These drugs – galantamine (Razadyne – formerly known […]

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Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

New research, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, reviews the health benefits of sit-stand desks. Many people believe that standing at their desk, instead of sitting, aids weight loss. However, a new review challenges these claims. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death are only some of the adverse effects associated with […]

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What to know about MCL tears

What to know about MCL tears

A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually with ice, a knee brace, and physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary in rare cases. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) connects the bones in the thigh and lower leg. The […]

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Causes of nausea and loss of appetite

Causes of nausea and loss of appetite

There is an association between nausea and a lack of appetite. Nausea can often lead to a lack of appetite, and a person may feel nauseated if they have not eaten enough. These two symptoms can relate to a range of conditions. Although some of these conditions require medical attention, it is possible to treat […]

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What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and […]

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Can CBD help you lose weight?

Can CBD help you lose weight?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound gaining a lot of popularity in the natural health world. CBD is one of the compounds called cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Some people believe that CBD can aid weight loss, but does it work?There are many possible uses for CBD, from fighting acne to reducing anxiety. Researchers […]