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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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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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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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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 […]

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) Side Effects

Tylenol (acetaminophen) Side Effects

Tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects list for healthcare professionals The following serious adverse reactions are discussed elsewhere in the labeling: Hepatic Injury Serious Skin Reactions Allergy and Hypersensitivity Clinical Trial Experience Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed cannot be directly compared to rates in other clinical trials and may […]

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Tramadol vs. Hydrocodone

Tramadol vs. Hydrocodone

What is the difference between tramadol and hydrocodone? Tramadol (Ultram) and hydrocodone (Zohydro ER) are both prescription opiates and narcotics for pain, though tramadol is less potent. Hydrocodone is used for people with severe pain that don’t experience pain relief from weaker opiates like tramadol or codeine. Hydrocodone is derived from the poppy plant like […]

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lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis) ACE Inhibitor

lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis) ACE Inhibitor

What is lisinopril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used for treating high blood pressure, heart failure and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Other ACE inhibitors include: ACE is important because it is an enzyme responsible for producing the […]

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Prilosec vs. Zantac

Prilosec vs. Zantac

What are the differences between Prilosec and Zantac? Prilosec (omeprazole) and Zantac (ranitidine) are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) caused by stomach acid. Both drugs work in different ways to reduce stomach acid. Prilosec and Zantac are both available over-the-counter (OTC). Prilosec is a proton pump […]