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Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It may be possible to restore brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s disease and reverse a patient’s condition, something no current treatment can do, according to British researchers who conducted potentially groundbreaking clinical trials. They cautioned the trial was small — just 41 patients — and […]

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buspirone (Buspar)

buspirone (Buspar)

What is buspirone (Buspar)? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Buspirone is a medication that is used for the treatment of anxiety. Its mechanism of action is not clearly understood but may involve effects on neurotransmitters, chemicals that nerves use to communicate with one another. Serotonin and dopamine are two of these neurotransmitters. Buspirone […]

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Flomax (tamsulosin)

Flomax (tamsulosin)

What is Flomax (tamsulosin) drug? Flomax (tamsulosin) is an oral drug for the treatment of men who are having difficulty urinating because of enlarged prostates from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Why is Flomax (tamsulosin) prescribed to patients? Do I need a prescription for Flomax (tamsulosin)? Yes Is Flomax (tamsulosin) available as a generic drug? Yes […]

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arnica (arnica montana, Arnicare, Arniflora)

arnica (arnica montana, Arnicare, Arniflora)

What is arnica (Arnica montana)-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Arnica montana is a homeopathic topical pain relief agent. Its mechanism of action is not well known. Arnica preparations have shown wound healing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties. Arnica’s actions may be due to two chemicals called helenalin and dihyrdohelenalin. These […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel

Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel

(HealthDay News) — Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when pressure is placed on a nerve stretching from the arm to the hand. Latest Chronic Pain News Often, this is due to stress on the hands and wrists. Adjusting your daily routine can help prevent CTS. NYU Langone Health offers these suggestions: Minimize repetitive hand movements. […]

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cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

What is cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid, Flexeril)? Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. Cyclobenzaprine relieves muscle spasm when the spasm is due to local problems, that is, in the muscle itself and not in the nerves controlling the muscles. Cyclobenzaprine has no effect on muscle function. Cyclobenzaprine seems to accomplish its beneficial effect through a complex mechanism […]

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prazosin (Minipress)

prazosin (Minipress)

What is prazosin-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Prazosin (Minipress) is an oral medicine used to treat high blood pressure. Prazosin is a competitive alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blocker. By blocking alpha-1 receptors on muscle cesll that surround blood vessels, prazosin causes vasodilation (widening) of the blood vessels, and consequently decreases the resistance […]

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losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (Hyzaar)

losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (Hyzaar)

What is losartan and hydrochlorothiazide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hyzaar is a combination of losartan (Cozaar) and hydrochlorothiazide and is used for treating high blood pressure. Losartan is an oral medication that belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Other ARBs include irbesartan (Avapro), valsartan (Diovan), and […]