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Actos (pioglitazone)

Actos (pioglitazone)

Why is Actos (pioglitazone) prescribed to patients? Actos is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. It is used along with a healthy diabetic diet, regular exercise, weight control, smoking reduction, and careful monitoring of blood glucose. Actos may be used alone or in combination with metformin (Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, […]

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Amaryl (glimepiride)

Amaryl (glimepiride)

What brand names are available for glimepiride? Amaryl Is glimepiride available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for glimepiride? Yes What are the uses for glimepiride? What are the side effects of glimepiride? Common side effects of glimepiride include: A rash and allergic reactions also may occur. Flu-like symptoms […]

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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine — a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine — for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the fast-acting drug becomes […]

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fluvoxamine (Luvox)

fluvoxamine (Luvox)

What is fluvoxamine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluvoxamine is a drug that is used for treating several psychiatric disorders. It is a member of the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class that also includes fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), and paroxetine (Paxil). Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors affect […]

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Shoulder and Neck Pain

Shoulder and Neck Pain

What is shoulder and neck pain? Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause pain in the neck and shoulder area. Some are life-threatening (such as heart attack and major trauma), and others are not so dangerous (such as […]

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Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica Treatment Epidural Cortisone Injections for Sciatica From Herniated Disc…Beneficial? A majority of patients with sciatica from disc herniation have resolution of their pain with various conservative measures, including antiinflammatory and muscle-relaxant medications, exercises, physical therapy, and time. However, some 10%-15% of affected patients require surgical procedures to relieve the pain. Learn more about cortisone […]

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cholestyramine (Questran)

cholestyramine (Questran)

What is cholestyramine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cholestyramine is an oral medication that reduces the levels of cholesterol in the blood and improves the itching associated with liver disease. Cholesterol that is ingested or manufactured in the body is eliminated primarily by conversion to bile acids in the liver and excretion […]

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colestipol (Colestid)

colestipol (Colestid)

What is colestipol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Colestipol is an oral cholesterol-lowering drug that is not absorbed from the intestine into the body. Rather, it works by binding to bile acids in the intestine and promoting the elimination of bile acids in the stool. Bile acids are formed in the liver […]

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Are black walnuts good for you?

Are black walnuts good for you?

People use black walnuts in cooking because they have great flavor and crunch. Black walnuts are also high in anti-inflammatory compounds, so supplement manufacturers sell the extract as a pill. Black walnuts contain three main components that make them beneficial when consumed – antioxidants, polyunsaturated fats, and phenolic compounds. The walnuts also contain a range […]