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penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, V-Cillin-K)

penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, V-Cillin-K)

What is penicillin v potassium? What is penicillin v potassium? Penicillin V potassium is penicillin antibiotic that is administered orally. Penicillin V potassium kills bacteria by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Some bacterial species against which penicillin V potassium has shown high in-vitro activity include some species of staphylococci, streptococci (groups A, C, G, H, […]

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betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand)

betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand)

What is betaxolol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Betaxolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking drug (beta-blocker). The nerves of the sympathetic nervous system — a subdivision of the autonomic nervous system — release a chemical related to adrenaline that binds to the heart-rate controlling cells in the heart as well as the muscles […]

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Upping Seniors’ Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Upping Seniors’ Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who’ve been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows. That’s because the prescription change may not help and could do harm — putting them at higher risk […]

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How to Enjoy Cheese Without the Guilt

How to Enjoy Cheese Without the Guilt

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans eat three times as much cheese as just 50 years ago, but not because we’re enjoying careful indulgences like a cheese plate with fruit and whole grain crackers. Experts point to the cheese overload in pizza and […]

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Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

(HealthDay News) — Back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, says the National Institutes of Health. Latest Chronic Pain News Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction? Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana Hypnotherapy, Alternative to Opioids for Pain? Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia 1 in 4 American […]

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AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study that also looked at reasons behind the discrepancies. Statins help reduce the risk of […]

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Rozlytrek Approved to Treat Tumors With <i>NTRK</i> Gene Fusion

Rozlytrek Approved to Treat Tumors With NTRK Gene Fusion

<img class="healthday_image" src="http://www.medicationjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/rozlytrek-approved-to-treat-tumors-with-ntrk-gene-fusion.jpg" alt="News Picture: Rozlytrek Approved to Treat Tumors With NTRK Gene Fusion”> Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rozlytrek (entrectinib), a kinase inhibitor, has received approval to treat adults and adolescents with cancer that carries the genetic defect neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) gene fusion and has progressed following […]

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Dulera (mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate)

Dulera (mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate)

What is Dulera? and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dulera is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma. In patients with asthma, the smaller airways (bronchioles) through which air moves in and out of the lungs can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of the muscles that surround […]

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budesonide/formoterol hfa inhaler (Symbicort)

budesonide/formoterol hfa inhaler (Symbicort)

What is budesonide/formoterol? What is budesonide/formoterol used for? Symbicort is a combination of inhaled drugs that is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In patients with asthma or COPD the smaller airways (bronchioles) through which air moves in and out of thelungs can be narrowed by accumulation of mucus, spasm of […]