Abilify
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Abilify

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Aripiprazole, commonly known as Abilify is an antipsychotic medication used primarily for the treatment of schizophrenia. Abilify also recently received FDA approval for the treatment of certain types of bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct treatment for depression. Abilify works by slightly changing the actions of certain chemicals in the brain to reduce the symtoms of schizphrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Accutane
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Accutane

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Isotretinoin, commonly marketed as Accutane, is a medication that is used for the treatment of severe acne. Accutane is generally only used when other treatments such as topical medication or oral antibiotics fail to produce results. It is generally used as a last resort due to its high cost and higher occurrence or adverse effects than other treatments.

Isotretinoin can also be used as a chemotherapy medication for the treatment and prevention of certain ...

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Aciphex
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Aciphex

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Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that is sold as Aciphex, and is used as an antiulcer drug. Aciphex is generally used to help the healing process of many types of ulcers including gartic, peptic and duodinal ulcers. Aciphex is also used for the healing and maintenance of the healing of erosive or ulcerative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Aciphex is often used for the treatment of daytime and nighttime heartburn associated with GERD.

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Actos
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Actos

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Actos is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is generally used with other medications such as insulin, sulfonylurea, or metformin to help control blood sugar levels. Actos makes the body more sensitive to insulin, thus lowering the body's blood sugar level. It is generally ineffective as a treatment for type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis, and can be potentially harmful.

Actos is also being used e...

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Advair Diskus
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Advair Diskus

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Advair is a medication used to prevent asthma attacks and to prevent flare up of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains two main ingredients, fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents inflammation and salmetorol is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airway to improve breathing. When these two are combined, the relieve the symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing much better that either would alo...

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Adderall
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Adderall

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Adderall is the brand name for a psychostimulant that is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall was introduced on to the market in 1996, and is composed of a mixture of amphetamine salts. It comes in two forms, immediate release and extended release. Immediate release is used to treat both ADHD and narcolepsy, while extended release is used primarily for ADHD.

Adderall has also been used to help treat certain...

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Amoxicillin
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Amoxicillin

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Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that is used to fight bacterial infection in the body. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as ear infections, pneumonia, strep throat, and certain forms of penicillin-resistant staph. Amoxicillin can also be used to treat food borne illnesses such as E. Coli and salmonella, as well as the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea.

Amoxicillin is usually the drug of choice in it's class because it is abs...

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Ambien
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Ambien

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Ambien is a fast-acting medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and some brain disorders. It is a sedative, which can also be called a hypnotic that effects chemicals in the brain that may cause sleep problems. Ambien takes about 15 minutes to take effect, and also is available in an extended release form that helps patients stay asleep.

Ambien can also be used as an anticonvulsant and a muscle relaxer, however, it's beneficial effect does...

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Altace
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Altace

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Ramipril, also commonly known as Altace is a medication used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure. It can also be used to prevent heart attacks and stokes in susceptible patients over 55. Altace is in a group of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors such as Altace generally are used to manage heart failure and increase chance of survival after heart attack or stroke. Altace works by relaxing the arterial m...

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Atenolol
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Atenolol

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Atenolol is a heart medication used to treat chest pain, hypertension and is also effective in treating or preventing heart attacks. It is in a class of drugs called beta-blockers which affect the blood flow through the circulatory system.

Atenolol was introduced in 1976 and was developed as a replacement to propranolol. The atenolol chemical works by slowing the heart and reducing cardiovascular workload.

Side Effects
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Bactrim
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Bactrim

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Bactrim is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It is an antibiotic and works by killing sensitive bacteria. Bactrim comes in double strength tablets that contain 800mg sulfamethoxazole and 160mg trimethoprim. Bactrim should only be taken when the infection is definitely bacterial.

Side Effects
Serious Bactrim side effects:

  • any sign of skin rash
  • fever, sore throat and headache with a severe blistering, peeling...

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Avandia
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Avandia

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Avandia, or rosiglitazone, is an anti-diabetic drug from the thiazolidinedione class. It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline - sales peaked in 2006 with over $2.5 billion in sales. Reports of late have suggested Avandia is associated with increased risk of heart attacks. Other reports have disagreed. These concerns have reduced the used of the drug even with it's effective use in glycemic control.

Avandia works by controlling blood sugar levels in the body and m...

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Ativan
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Ativan

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Lorazepam, or as it's more commonly known brand name, Ativan, is a drug used to treat anxiety. It is a benzodiazepine drug with a short to medium half-life. Lorazepam was introduced in 1977, and is sometimes used as an adjunct antiemetic in chemotherapy. Lorazempam is generally used to treat severe but shorter term anxiety, but is generally not as effective when treating panic attacks. With regards to anxiety, Ativan is an effective sedative which makes it a good...

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Benadryl
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Benadryl

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Benadryl is a medication used to treat allergies. Benadryl blocks the bodies naturally occuring histamine. Allergies it treats include watery eyes, itching, running nose, sneezing, hives, rashes and other common cold symptoms. It can also be used to suppress coughing, motion sickness, to induce sleeping and treat mild forms of Parkinson's. In the United States, Bendryl contains the 1st generation antihistamine Diphenhydramine, which treats allergies. It helps block ...

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Cardura
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  • Nov 16th, 2013

Cardura

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Cardura is used to treat high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is an alpha blocker that relaxes muscles in blood vessels which lowers blood pressure. For BPH, it works by relaxing muscles around the urethra which helps urinary symptoms.

Cardura (doxazosin) is in a group of drugs called alpha adrenergic blockers. Cardura does lower blood pressure, so it may cause dizziness or fainting, so avoid taking it where you could fall.

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