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gabapentin (Neurontin)

gabapentin (Neurontin)

What is gabapentin (Neurontin), and how does it work (mechanism of action) Gabapentin is an anti-seizure (anti-convulsant) drug that is used for preventing seizures and for treating post-herpetic neuralgia, the pain that follows an episode of shingles. Doctors do not know how gabapentin works (the mechanism of action). Gabapentin structurally resembles the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric […]

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What to know about ear irrigation

What to know about ear irrigation

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol)

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol)

Zovirax (Acyclovir) vs. Abreva Cream (docosanol): What’s the difference? Acyclovir and Abreva Cream (docosanol) are antiviral drugs used to treat cold sores. Acyclovir is also used to treat genital herpes, herpes zoster (shingles), varicella zoster (chickenpox), herpes simplex encephalitis, and mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infection. Acyclovir is taken orally and Abrval is applied topically (on […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. meclizine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. meclizine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. meclizine: What’s the difference? Ondansetron and meclizine are used to prevent nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron is mainly used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Meclizine is also used to treat and prevent vertigo, dizziness, and motion sickness. Brand names for ondansetron […]

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What to know about popping a cyst

What to know about popping a cyst

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Has safety commission misled the public about aspartame?

Has safety commission misled the public about aspartame?

Researchers from the United Kingdom have appraised the most recent assessment by the European Food Safety Authority regarding the safety of aspartame, a popular type of artificial sweetener. The investigators caution that the commission’s findings may be misleading. Is aspartame really as safe as official reports claim? Some researchers are unsure. Aspartame is perhaps the […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine: What’s the difference? Ondansetron (Zofran) and Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are anti-nausea medications used for different conditions. Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Dramamine is used for prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with motion sickness including nausea, vomiting, […]

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Ways to help scabs heal

Ways to help scabs heal

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. alosetron (Lotronex)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. alosetron (Lotronex)

What drugs interact with ondansetron and alosetron? Ondansetron Ondansetron and apomorphine should not be used together due to sudden lowering in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Phenytoin, carbamazepine, and rifampin can increase ondansetron elimination and decrease blood levels, possibly lowering the effects of ondansetron. Dronedarone can increase blood levels of ondansetron by reducing its […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Famvir (famciclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Famvir (famciclovir)

Valtrex vs. Famvir: What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir (famciclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Side effects of Valtrex and Famvir that are similar include headache, nausea, vomiting, reduced white blood cells, diarrhea, and rash. Side effects of […]