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Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir? What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir used for? Epclusa is an oral tablet containing two drugs used for the treatment of chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1,2,3,4, 5, or 6 in adults. The components belong to a class of drugs called direct-acting antiviral agents. Similar drugs include […]

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lubiprostone (Amitiza)

lubiprostone (Amitiza)

What is lubiprostone? What is lubiprostone? Lubiprostone is an oral medication used for the treatment of idiopathic (due to an unknown cause) chronic constipation. Chronic constipation most commonly occurs because of slow transit of stool through the colon that allows too much fluid to be removed from the stool, leading to hard or lumpy stools, […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

(HealthDay News) — Painful urination (dysuria) is the pain or discomfort associated with going to the bathroom, says Cleveland Clinic. Latest Digestion News It doesn’t refer to how often you urinate, although dysuria can be accompanied by frequent urination. Often, dysuria is associated with urinary tract infection. Other causes of painful urination include vaginal infection, […]

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Cortenema (hydrocortisone enema)

Cortenema (hydrocortisone enema)

What are the uses for hydrocortisone enema? Hydrocortisone enema is used rectally for the treatment of ulcerative proctitis, inflamed hemorrhoids, and anal itching, burning, and inflammation caused by several conditions that affect the anal area. What brand names are available for hydrocortisone enema? Cortenema Is hydrocortisone enema available as a generic drug? Yes Do I […]

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Scientists Creating Gene Map of Human ‘Microbiome’

Scientists Creating Gene Map of Human ‘Microbiome’

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of genes in bacteria that live in and on people could top 1 billion trillion — and at least half appear to be unique to their host. That mindboggling math comes from scientists at Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston […]

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ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba

What is ribavirin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ribavirin is an antiviral drug. It is used in combination with interferon for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Although the exact mechanism of its action is unknown, it is thought to interfere with the production and/or action of viral DNA and RNA which […]

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hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine and phenobarbital (Donnatal)

hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine and phenobarbital (Donnatal)

What is hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, phenobarbital, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? What are the uses for hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, phenobarbital? What are the side effects of hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, phenobarbital? What is the dosage for hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, phenobarbital? Which drugs or supplements interact with hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, phenobarbital? Is hyoscyamine, atropine, […]

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alosetron (Lotronex)

alosetron (Lotronex)

What drugs or supplements interact with alosetron? In vivo data suggest that alosetron is primarily metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2, with minor contributions from CYP3A4 and CYP2C9. Therefore, inducers or inhibitors of these enzymes may change the clearance of alosetron. Fluvoxamine is a known strong inhibitor of CYP1A2 and also inhibits CYP3A4,CYP2C9, and CYP2C19. […]

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chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax)

chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax)

What is chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax) combines the anti-anxiety action of chlordiazepoxide and the antispasmodic effects of clidinium. It also blocks the acid secretion of the gastrointestinal tract and inhibits the action of nerves that are very active in certain […]

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Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although colonoscopy screens for cancer, it can also uncover a common condition called diverticulosis. This is when one or more pockets develop in the colon wall, often in the large bowel. These pockets occur over time, possibly from not getting enough […]