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lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (Zestoretic, Prinzide)

lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (Zestoretic, Prinzide)

What is lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zestoretic and Prinzide are combinations of two drugs, lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide which are used for treating high blood pressure. For more information about each individual drug, please read the articles about lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. What brand names are available for lisinopril and […]

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Sectral (acebutolol)

Sectral (acebutolol)

What is Sectral? What are the uses for acebutolol? What brand names are available for acebutolol? Sectral Is acebutolol available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for acebutolol? Yes What is the dosage for acebutolol? Sectral can be taken with or without food, usually once or twice daily. The dosage of […]

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licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

What is licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Licorice is a plant used for flavoring food, beverages, and tobacco. The root issued as a natural, herbal supplement for medicinal purposes. Chemicals in licorice may reduce inflammation, thin mucus secretions, decrease cough, and increase the body’s ability to heal ulcers. Check […]

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Creatinine Blood Test

Creatinine Blood Test

Chronic Kidney Disease Symptom High Creatinine Level Early kidney disease is a silent problem, like high blood pressure, and does not have any symptoms. People may have CKD but not know it because they do not feel sick. A person’s glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a measure of how well the kidneys are filtering wastes […]

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Tradjenta (linagliptin)

Tradjenta (linagliptin)

What is linagliptin? What are the uses for linagliptin? Tradjenta is combined with diet and exercise to improve blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It should not be used for treating type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis because it would not be effective in these conditions. Tradjenta has not been studied in […]

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OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers

OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers

Aspirin Aspirin can damage the lining of the stomach and duodenum, thereby causing abdominal pain, bleeding, and/or ulcers. As a result, 1 in 5 persons who take aspirin in a dose of 2.5 grams per day or more develops ulcers and about 1 in 6 will lose enough blood from gastrointestinal bleeding to develop anemia. […]

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FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims

FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A warning letter has been issued to Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Inc. for illegally selling unapproved cannabidiol (CBD) products online with unproven claims that the products treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety, and other health problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Chronic Pain […]

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FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica

FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nine drug companies have received approval for the first generic versions of Lyrica (pregabalin), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The generic versions of Lyrica have been approved to manage neuropathic pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy or spinal cord injury, postherpetic neuralgia, and […]

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Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems are more likely in high-risk patients denied access to cutting-edge cholesterol-busting drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors, a new study reports. Patients are 16% more likely to have a heart-related health crisis if their PCSK9 prescription […]