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carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril

carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril

What is carbamazepine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Carbamazepine is an anti-seizure medication. Recurrent seizures (epilepsy) are divided into two main categories according to how much of the brain is involved, either partial or generalized epilepsy (which includes petit mal, grand mal, and myoclonic epilepsy). Seizures are called “simple” if there is […]

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Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines. The study, of nearly 15,000 Americans aged 24 to 32, found that migraines were common among […]

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The Difference Between Healthy and Obsessive Love

The Difference Between Healthy and Obsessive Love

The infatuation stage of romantic love usually occurs in the early months in a healthy love relationship. It can involve persistent thoughts of the love object and wanting to spend every moment with that person. A healthy love relationship usually evolves over time such that it no longer involves the near desperate intensity and fervor […]

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Anabolic Steroids (Oral Androgens)

Anabolic Steroids (Oral Androgens)

What are oral anabolic steroids, and how do they work? Anabolic steroids are orally-ingested, synthetic (man-made) drugs that act like testosterone. They cause growth and development of male sexual organs, secondary sex characteristics, and increases in muscle size and strength. What are the uses for these drugs? This class of drugs are used for the […]

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Dilaudid vs. Morphine

Dilaudid vs. Morphine

What drugs interact with Dilaudid and morphine? Dilaudid Hydromorphone should be used very cautiously with medications that depress the central nervous system (for example, hypnotics, anesthetics, tranquilizers, phenothiazines, and alcohol). Hydromorphone should be used with caution with mixed agonist/antagonist opioid analgesics (for example, pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, and buprenorphine) because it may take away the analgesic […]

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Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Prozac (fluoxetine)

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Prozac (fluoxetine)

What drugs interact with Zoloft and Prozac? Zoloft All SSRIs, including Zoloft, should not be taken with any of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) class of antidepressants, for example isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Elazar), and procarbazine (Matulane). Other drugs that inhibit monoamine oxidase include Such combinations may lead to confusion, […]

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sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol)

sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol)

What is sulfamethoxazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Sulfamethoxazole is an anti- bacterial sulfonamide. It prevents the formation of dihydrofolic acid, a compound that bacteria must be able to make in order to survive. Although it was once a very useful antibiotic, it is almost obsolete as a single agent today due […]

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bisoprolol (Zebeta)

bisoprolol (Zebeta)

What is bisoprolol? What is bisoprolol used for? Bisoprolol is used for treating high blood pressure and heart pain (angina). Bisoprolol prevents the neurotransmitters (chemicals that nerves use to communicate with other nerves), norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline), from binding to beta receptors on nerves. Bisoprolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta-adrenergic receptor blocking […]