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Valium (diazepam) vs. midazolam

Valium (diazepam) vs. midazolam

Valium (diazepam) vs. midazolam: What’s the difference Diazepam (Valium) and midazolam are benzodiazepines used for sedation during surgery and to treat seizures. Diazepam is also used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and for relief of muscle spasms in some neurological diseases. Brand names for diazepam include Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat, and Diazepam Intensol. Side […]

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Digestive enzymes vs. omeprazole (Prilosec)

Digestive enzymes vs. omeprazole (Prilosec)

Digestive enzymes vs. omeprazole (Prilosec): What’s the difference? Pancreatic enzyme products (PEPs) and omeprazole (Prilosec) are used to treat different types of gastrointestinal problems. Pancreatic enzyme products are used when the pancreas is unable to produce enough digestive enzymes to treat people with pancreatic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer […]

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Ketorolac vs. ibuprofen (Advil)

Ketorolac vs. ibuprofen (Advil)

What are the side effects of ketorolac and ibuprofen? Ketorolac Common side effects from ketorolac include: Rare side effects of ketorolac include: Serious side effects of ketorolac include: Stomach ulcers Intestinal bleeding Reduced kidney function Liver failure Other serious adverse events include: NSAIDs reduce the ability of blood to clot and, therefore, increase bleeding after […]

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Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

What are the side effects of Xyzal? Use of Xyzal has been associated with somnolence, fatigue, asthenia, and urinary retention. The most common adverse reactions (rate ≥2% and > placebo) were somnolence, nasopharyngitis, fatigue, dry mouth, and pharyngitis in subjects 12 years of age and older, and pyrexia, somnolence, cough, and epistaxis in children 6 […]

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Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. A new meta-analysis finds that almost 400 medical practices may not be effective. Medical reversals occur when new clinical research […]

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What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?

What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?

Vegans and vegetarians choose not to eat meat. However, veganism is stricter and also prohibits dairy, eggs, honey, and any other items that derive from animal products, such as leather and silk.Both veganism and vegetarianism are growing in popularity. However, some people may find the differences between these two diets a little confusing, particularly as […]

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How to treat razor bumps

How to treat razor bumps

Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or using other hair removal techniques, such as waxing or plucking. The medical term for razor bumps is pseudofolliculitis barbae.Ingrown hairs develop when hair starts to grow back into the skin, rather than up and out. After removing hair by shaving, waxing, or plucking, the hair […]

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Dificid (fidaxomicin)

Dificid (fidaxomicin)

What is Dificid (fidaxomicin), and how is it used? Dificid is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated in adults (≥18 years of age) for treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Dificid and other antibacterial drugs, Dificid should be used only to treat infections that […]

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The best ways to get rid of dark spots on black skin

The best ways to get rid of dark spots on black skin

People with black skin can be prone to dark spots, which may appear on the face or other parts of the body. These areas of hyperpigmentation occur as the result of sun exposure or, more commonly, develop on a previously inflamed area of the skin.In this article, we look at home remedies and medical treatments […]

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esketamine (Spravato)

esketamine (Spravato)

What is esketamine (Spravato), and how is it used? Spravato is a prescription medicine, used along with an antidepressant taken by mouth, for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults. Spravato is not for use as a medicine to prevent or relieve pain (anesthetic). It is not known if Spravato is safe or effective as an anesthetic […]