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delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What is delavirdine, and what is it used for? Delavirdine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is similar to efavirenz (Sustiva) and nevirapine (Viramune). Delavirdine is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), […]

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infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra)

infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra)

What is infliximab-dyyb, and how does it work? Infliximab-dyyb is an antibody administered intravenously and is used for treating several chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. It is a biosimilar version of the biologic drug, infliximab (Remicade). Biologic drugs are drugs that are produced by natural, biologic processes, for […]

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daclatasvir (Daklinza)

daclatasvir (Daklinza)

What is daclatasvir (Daklinza)? Daclatasvir (Daklinza) is an oral tablet used for the treatment of chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1 or 3. It belongs to a class of drugs called direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). Similar drugs include: boceprevir (Victrelis) sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) simeprevir (Olysio) telaprevir (Incivek) Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir, […]

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Many Common Meds Could Alter Your Microbiome

Many Common Meds Could Alter Your Microbiome

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some widely used drugs alter the population of microbes in the gut, and a number raise the risk of antibiotic resistance, a new Dutch study shows. The gut microbiome includes at least 1,000 species of bacteria and is influenced by a number of different factors, […]

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Adlyxin (lixisenatide)

Adlyxin (lixisenatide)

What is lixisenatide, and how does it work? Lixisenatide is an injectable drug that reduces the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is used for the treatment type 2 diabetes and is similar to Lixisenatide belongs in a class of drugs called incretin mimetics because these drugs mimic the effects of incretins. Incretins, […]

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The Exercise Effect and Prediabetes

The Exercise Effect and Prediabetes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve been told that your blood glucose is higher than normal and that you have prediabetes, your doctor is likely to first suggest lifestyle steps to stop it from progressing to diabetes. The steps that can have the most benefit […]

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Health Tip: Taking Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Health Tip: Taking Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

(HealthDay News) — Pain relievers like ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib are popular anti-inflammatory drugs for back pain, headache and other aches and pains. Latest Chronic Pain News Though these drugs have a good safety history, the risk of serious side effects rises when the medications are taken for long periods or in high doses, says […]

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Health Tip: Caring for Shoulder Pain

Health Tip: Caring for Shoulder Pain

Pain Management: Surprising Causes of Pain What’s causing your pain? Learn the common causes of lower back pain, as well as pain in the knee, stomach, kidney, shoulder, chest, gallbladder, heel, sciatic nerve, neck, hip, foot and other parts of the body. Find pain management tips that work to help lower pain triggers, as well […]

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Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

How do physicians diagnose bile duct cancer? History and physical examination are key clues for the diagnosis of bile duct cancer. Painless jaundice (yellow/orange coloring of the skin and eyes) may be the only initial clue. The history often includes reviewing alcohol use, drug use, or recent illnesses that may be associated with hepatitis, or […]