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Valtrex (valacyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir)

What are the side effects of Valtrex (valacyclovir)? The side effect profile of Valtrex is similar to that of acyclovir (Zovirax). Common side effects are: Other important side effects are: More serious side effects include central nervous system side effects which are more likely to happen in the elderly, for example: What is the dosage […]

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lidocaine patch (Lidoderm)

lidocaine patch (Lidoderm)

What is lidocaine patch-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lidocaine is an amide-type, local anesthetic medication available in a patch form. Lidocaine, like other local anesthetics causes a loss of sensation by reducing the flow of sodium in and out nerves to decrease the initiation and transfer of nerve signals. The FDA […]

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tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)

tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)

What is tacrolimus ointment, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tacrolimus ointment is a topical drug (a drug that is applied to the skin) that is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease of skin in which the skin becomes inflamed, causing itchiness, redness, swelling, […]

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Bad Reaction From a New Tattoo? Here’s What to Do

Bad Reaction From a New Tattoo? Here’s What to Do

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The biggest worry a person usually has when they’re getting a tattoo is how it will look. But sometimes, getting inked can lead to something worse than bad body art, an expert warns. If you suffer skin problems after getting a tattoo, see a dermatologist […]

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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With more Americans walking and fewer drivers paying attention, pedestrian deaths in the United States reached their highest level in almost 30 years during 2018. A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report projects 6,227 pedestrian deaths nationwide last year. The projection is based […]

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Flu Shots Don’t Cause Miscarriages: Study

Flu Shots Don’t Cause Miscarriages: Study

A flu shot cannot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry, researchers say. Latest Pregnancy News “This is a very definitive study for a recent, relevant time period of flu and should remove all doubts a woman might have about whether it is safe to be vaccinated during pregnancy,” said co-investigator Dr. Edward Belongia, director of […]

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Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The Italian researchers also found that soccer players may develop the neurodegenerative disease at a much younger age than people in the general population. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

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temazepam (Restoril)

temazepam (Restoril)

What is temazepam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Temazepam is a drug that is used for treating anxiety. It is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Temazepam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects […]