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clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

What is clotrimazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal medication related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat). It prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing interfering with the production of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells. It is used topically on the […]

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Health Tip: Working With Bleach

Health Tip: Working With Bleach

(HealthDay News) — Bleach, while a common household chemical, can burn the skin and cause eye damage. Latest Prevention & Wellness News When handling bleach right out of the container, the North Dakota State University says you should take these precautions: Wear eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles. Wear rubber or nitrile gloves. […]

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pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

What is Mirapex? What is Mirapex used for? Pramipexole (Mirapex) is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS). Is Mirapex available as a generic drug? Generics are available for the immediate release tablets. Generics of the extended release tablets are not available. Do I need a prescription for Mirapex? […]

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Soliris Approved to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Soliris Approved to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Soliris (eculizumab) injection as the first treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), the agency announced Thursday. Soliris is indicated for intravenous use (300 mg/30 mL injection) in patients with NMOSD who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody-positive. In […]

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sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro

sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro

What is sumatriptan? What are the uses for sumatriptan? Sumatriptan is a drug that is used for treating migraine headaches. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin receptor agonists. Other members of this class include naratriptan (Amerge), zolmitriptan (Zomig), rizatriptan (Maxalt), frovatriptan (Frova), eletriptan (Relpax), and almotriptan (Axert). Migraine headaches are believed […]

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Is Your County an Opioid Overdose ‘Hotspot’?

Is Your County an Opioid Overdose ‘Hotspot’?

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — America’s opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives, but certain counties in the South and Midwest are paying the highest price more often, researchers say. For the study, researchers looked at more than 3,000 counties nationwide and found the risk of dying from an […]

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guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex)

guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex)

What is guanfacine? What is guanfacine used for? Guanfacine is an oral, centrally-acting alpha 2A adrenergic receptor agonist. It is available in two different formulations, Tenex immediate release tablets and Intuniv extended release tablets. Tenex is used alone or in combination with other medications for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Guanfacine reduces blood […]

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olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zydis)

olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zydis)

What is olanzapine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Olanzapine is a drug that is used to treat schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. Olanzapine belongs to a drug class known as atypical antipsychotics. Other members of this class include clozapine (Clozaril), risperidone (Risperdal), aripiprazole (Abilify) and ziprasidone (Geodon). […]

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promethazine, Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan

promethazine, Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan

What are the side effects of promethazine? Promethazine causes sedation, confusion, and disorientation. In children less than two it can depress respiration and lead to death. Therefore, it should not be used in children less than two years old. Dizziness may also occur. Ironically, promethazine sometimes stimulates patients, particularly children. Such stimulation may be manifest […]