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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests. “Babies chronically exposed to opiates [during pregnancy] had a head size about a centimeter smaller” than babies born to moms […]

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Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)

Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)

Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP; Board Certified Emergency Medicine REFERENCE: Omeprazole Compound SummaryPubChem Esomeprazole Compound SummaryPubChem FDA Prescribing Information “The Parietal Cell: Mechanism of Acid Secretion”Vivo Biomedical HyperText BooksColorado State University “Kir4.1 Channel Expression Is Essential for Parietal Cell Control of Acid Secretion”Penghong Song et alJournal of Biological Chemistry; March, 2011 “Morphological […]

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butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)

butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)

What is narcotic analgesic-apap-caffeine-butalbital-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine is a combination product used for treating headache. Butalbital is a narcotic that depresses the central nervous system. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is the active compound in Tylenol. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold, that […]

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Lyrica vs. Tramadol

Lyrica vs. Tramadol

Lyrica vs. tramadol differences and similarities Lyrica (pregabalin) and tramadol are used to treat pain. Lyrica is used to treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and fibromyalgia. Lyrica is also used in combination with other drugs to treat partial onset seizures in adults. Tramadol is used to manage moderate to […]

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estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

Which drugs or supplements interact with estradiol? Estrogens can inhibit the metabolism of cyclosporine, resulting in increased cyclosporine blood levels. Such increased blood levels can result in kidney and/or liver damage. If this combination cannot be avoided, cyclosporine concentrations can be monitored, and the dose of cyclosporine can be adjusted to assure that its blood […]

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More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list. The recall involves 104 lots of three medicines: valsartan tablets; combination tablets with the drugs […]

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doxazosin mesylate (Cardura)

doxazosin mesylate (Cardura)

What is doxazosin mesylate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Doxazosin is an oral drug used for treating high blood pressure and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland). It belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-1 adrenergic blockers. Other drugs in this class include alfuzosin […]

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Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. “We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure] and the risk of death was 31 percent lower in […]

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Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News Dec. 10, 2018 — More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against the flu this year and don’t plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers and last year’s record number of flu-related deaths, a new survey shows. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey […]