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Cladribine Oral Tablets (10mg) for Multiple Sclerosis

Cladribine Oral Tablets (10mg) for Multiple Sclerosis

What are cladribine tablets, and what are they used for? The cladribine 10mg tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. Because of its safety profile, oral cladribine is generally used in people who have tried another MS […]

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Robaxin vs. Flexeril

Robaxin vs. Flexeril

What are the differences between Robaxin and Flexeril? Robaxin (methocarbamol) and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) are skeletal muscle relaxants. The brand name Flexeril has been discontinued in the U.S. Amrix and Fexmid are the brand names available for cyclobenzaprine in the U.S. Both Robaxin and Flexeril are available in generic form. Side effects of Robaxin and Flexeril […]

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Medical Marijuana (Medical Cannabis)

Medical Marijuana (Medical Cannabis)

What is medical marijuana or medical cannabis? Medical marijuana is the medical use of the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant to relieve symptoms of, or treat diseases and conditions. The Cannabis plant was used medically for centuries around the world until the early 1900s. Medical marijuana facts can be difficult to find because strong […]

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sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex, SP)

sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex, SP)

What is sodium polystyrene sulfonate-powder? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is a cation-exchange resin taken orally that is used to reduce high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia). Sodium polystyrene sulfonate removes potassium by exchanging sodium ions for potassium ions in the intestine. The majority of this cation exchange […]

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Tramadol vs. Vicodin

Tramadol vs. Vicodin

What are tramadol and Vicodin? Tramadol and Vicodin are both opiates, and Vicodin includes the pain reliever and fever reducer acetaminophen. The hydrocodone in Vicodin is made from the poppy plant, just like morphine, heroin, and opium. Tramadol is chemically similar to Vicodin, but it’s synthesized from precursor molecules in a lab. Many doctors like […]

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miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin

miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin

What is miconazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Miconazole is an antifungal medication related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex). It is used either on the skin or vaginally for fungal infections. Miconazole was approved by the FDA in 1974. What brand names are available for miconazole? […]

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Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone topical cream and lotion)

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone topical cream and lotion)

What is clotrimazole and betamethasone (Lotrisone)? Lotrisone is a cream or lotion consisting of a combination of the drugs clotrimazole and betamethasone. Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug related to: Betamethasone is a corticosteroid used for the relief of inflammatory and itchy skin conditions in patients 13 years of age or older. Is Lotrisone available as […]

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Buspirone vs. Xanax

Buspirone vs. Xanax

Buspirone vs. Xanax differences between side effects and uses Buspirone and Xanax (alprazolam) are medications used to treat anxiety. Xanax is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs, while buspirone is not chemically related to benzodiazepines and works differently than other anxiolytics. The brand name of buspirone called BuSpar is discontinued in the U.S. Buspirone is […]

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Ultram (tramadol) Side Effects

Ultram (tramadol) Side Effects

Ultram (tramadol) side effects list for healthcare professionals The following serious adverse reactions are described, or described in greater detail, in other sections: Clinical Trials Experience Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical […]

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Keflex (cephalexin) Side Effects

Keflex (cephalexin) Side Effects

Keflex (cephalexin) side effects list for healthcare professionals The following serious events are described in greater detail in the Warning and Precautions section: Hypersensitivity reactions Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea Direct Coombs’ Test Seroconversion Seizure Potential Effect on Prothrombin Activity Development of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Clinical Trials Experience Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse […]