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Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Abilify (aripiprazole)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Abilify (aripiprazole)

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Abilify (aripiprazole): What’s the difference? Haloperidol and Abilify (aripiprazole) are antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia and Tourette’s syndrome. Haloperidol is also used to treat acute psychosis. Abilify is also used to treat bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autistic disorder, and it is used with other medications to treat major depression in […]

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Penicillin (Antibiotics)

Penicillin (Antibiotics)

Who discovered penicillin? In 1928, Alexander Fleming noted that mold belonging to the genus Penicillium inhibited the growth of bacteria. Fleming called this unknown antibacterial substance penicillin. Ten years later, a group at Oxford University began to investigate penicillin in laboratory mice. Penicillin was hailed as a miracle drug and saved countless lives in World […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Glands

Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Glands

(HealthDay News) — Swollen glands are part of the body’s reaction to illness or infection, says Cleveland Clinic. Aside from the neck, lymph nodes in the groin, armpits and under the chin can swell, too. Latest Infectious Disease News Illnesses that cause swollen glands include: Visit your doctor if you have swollen glands for no […]

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cefixime (Suprax)

cefixime (Suprax)

What is cefixime, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cefixime is a semi-synthetic (partially man-made), oral antibiotic in the cephalosporin family of antibiotics. The cephalosporin family includes cephalexin (Keflex), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Zinacef), cefpodoxime (Vantin), cefprozil (Cefzil), and many injectable forms. Like other cephalosporins, cefixime stops bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria from […]

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clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix)

clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix)

What is the dosage for clopidogrel? Clopidogrel bisulfate usually is taken once daily. It can be taken with or without food. Clopidogrel is activated by enzymes in the liver to its active form. Individuals who have reduced activity of liver enzymes that activate clopidogrel due to liver disease may not adequately respond to clopidogrel. Alternative […]

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Clogged Leg Arteries May Not Require Invasive Surgery

Clogged Leg Arteries May Not Require Invasive Surgery

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Less invasive treatment of severely clogged leg arteries appears to be as effective as open surgery, according to a new study. Researchers followed patients with critical limb ischemia, which is the most severe form of clogged leg arteries. It can lead to slow healing of […]

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Trying to Avoid a Second Stroke? Blood Pressure Control Is Key

Trying to Avoid a Second Stroke? Blood Pressure Control Is Key

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve already had one stroke, your risk for another is much higher. But new research found that well-controlled blood pressure can reduce that risk by about 20%. The study authors suggested maintaining a blood pressure of 130/80 mm Hg or […]

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polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax, Glycolax)

polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax, Glycolax)

What is polyethylene glycol? What is polyethylene glycol used for? Polyethylene glycol is an osmotic laxative. Polyethylene glycol works by retaining water in the stool, resulting in softer stools and more frequent bowel movements. Polyethylene glycol does not affect glucose and electrolytes in the body. What brand names are available for polyethylene glycol (peg) 3350-oral? […]