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Corticosteroids vs. NSAIDs

Corticosteroids vs. NSAIDs

What are the side effect of corticosteroids and NSAIDs? Corticosteroids Corticosteroids have many side effects that can be mild or serious. These side effects are more apparent when corticosteroids are used at higher doses or for extended periods of time. This section lists only some of these side effects of corticosteroids.Corticosteroids can cause: The prolonged […]

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Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) Aspirin and warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) are used to prevent blood clots. Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin and warfarin belong to different drug classes. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and warfarin is an anticoagulant. Brand names for aspirin include Bayer […]

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Aspirin vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Aspirin vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Aspirin vs. Xarelto: What’s the difference? Aspirin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are anticoagulants used to prevent blood clots (antithrombotics). Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and E.C. […]

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Aspirin vs. Aleve (Naproxen)

Aspirin vs. Aleve (Naproxen)

Aspirin vs. Aleve (naproxen): What’s the difference? Aspirin and Aleve (naproxen) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin is also used to prevent blood clots (it is antithrombotic). Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and E.C. Prin. Both aspirin and Aleve are available over-the-counter […]

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Aspirin vs. Eliquis (apixaban)

Aspirin vs. Eliquis (apixaban)

Aspirin vs. Eliquis (apixaban): Similarities and differences Aspirin and Eliquis (apixaban) are anticoagulants used to prevent blood clots (antithrombotics). Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Eliquis is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and […]

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Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Monistat 7 (miconazole)

Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Monistat 7 (miconazole)

What is Diflucan? What is Monistat 7? Diflucan (fluconazole) is an anti-fungal medication that prevents growth of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround fungal cells. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; […]

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Diflucan vs. Nystatin

Diflucan vs. Nystatin

Diflucan vs. nystatin similarities and differences Diflucan (fluconazole) and nystatin are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of Candida infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in patients […]

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Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Diflucan vs. Lamisil: What’s the difference? Diflucan (fluconazole) and Lamisil (terbinafine) are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in […]

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Metformin vs. Insulin

Metformin vs. Insulin

What is Metformin? What is Insulin? Metformin is an oral medication that lowers blood glucose (sugar) by influencing the body’s sensitivity to insulin and is used for treating type 2 diabetes. Metformin increases the sensitivity of liver, muscle, fat, and other tissues to the uptake and effects of insulin, which lowers the blood sugar levels. […]

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Diflucan vs. itraconazole

Diflucan vs. itraconazole

What drugs interact with Diflucan and itraconazole? Diflucan Hydrochlorothiazide increases the blood concentration of fluconazole by 40%. However, dosage modification is not recommended when both drugs are combined. Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate) reduces the blood concentration of oral fluconazole, probably by increasing the elimination of fluconazole in the liver; therefore, reducing the effectiveness […]