Drugs

What is Ajovy? Ajovy is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes as a prefilled syringe. You can self-inject Ajovy, or receive Ajovy injections from a healthcare provider in your doctor’s office. Ajovy can be injected monthly or quarterly (once every three months). Ajovy contains the drug fremanezumab,
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What is Aimovig? Aimovig is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes in a prefilled autoinjector pen. You use the autoinjector to give yourself an injection at home once per month. Aimovig can be prescribed in one of two doses: 70 mg per month or 140 mg per
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What is Motegrity? Motegrity is a brand-name prescription drug that’s approved to treat adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). This is constipation that lasts for at least three months and has no known cause. Motegrity belongs to the drug class selective serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonists. It comes as a tablet that you take by mouth
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Vitamin C is usually safe to take even at high dosages. However, people may sometimes experience mild side effects, such as digestive discomfort. Rarely, more serious side effects can occur. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the human body. It is an antioxidant, and it helps with a range of important processes, including lowering
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Lipitor is the brand name of the medication atorvastatin, which is a statin that reduces blood cholesterol. The risk of experiencing side effects when taking this drug is low. According to the American College of Cardiology, about 85–90% of people report no side effects from taking statins. When side effects do occur, the most common
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When a person stops taking opiates, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms will ease up over time, and medical treatments and home remedies can help. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can be very distressing, but they are rarely life threatening. Withdrawal symptoms can arise hours after
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What is Suboxone? Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s used to treat dependence on opioid drugs. Suboxone comes as an oral film that’s placed under your tongue (sublingual) or between your gums and cheek (buccal). The film dissolves in your mouth. Suboxone contains two drugs in each film: buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s available
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FDA warning: Reactivation of hepatitis B virus This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. When people who are coinfected with both hepatitis C and hepatitis B start taking Harvoni,
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The sun is one of the best sources of vitamin D for the human body. Several factors affect how much vitamin D a person’s body can make from exposure to the sun, such as time of day, geographical location, skin color, and wearing sunscreen. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for the body. The body
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Some people may worry that supplements containing large amounts of vitamin B-12 could be harmful. However, although some supplements — such as vitamin A or D — can be harmful if a person takes them in excess, vitamin B-12 seems safe in large doses. Vitamin B-12 is vital for human life due to its role
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What is Truvada? Truvada is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used for treating HIV infection. It’s also used for preventing HIV infection in people who have a high risk of getting HIV. This use, in which the treatment is given before the person may be exposed to HIV, is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Truvada contains
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Taking antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina, also known as a fungal infection or vaginal candidiasis. A yeast infection is a form of vaginitis, which means inflammation in the vagina. Vaginitis is common, affecting one-third of females at some point in their lives. Vaginal candidiasis, caused by Candida fungus, is the
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What is Nuedexta? Nuedexta is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in adults. This condition makes you have episodes of crying or laughing that are involuntary and out of your control. Nuedexta contains a combination of two drugs: dextromethorphan hydrobromide and quinidine sulfate. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs
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Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can treat various bacterial infections. People can use oral or injectable forms. Sometimes, doctors use doxycycline to treat lung, nose, and throat infections. People can also use doxycycline to treat acne and rosacea. Doxycycline may not be appropriate for everyone. It may interact with some other drugs and can cause
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What is Nucala? Nucala is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat two conditions: severe eosinophilic asthma in adults and children ages 12 years and older. With this kind of severe asthma, you have high levels of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell). For treating this condition, Nucala is approved as an add-on
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Viagra is a drug that helps treat erectile dysfunction. It improves blood flow to the penis, and its effects can last for up to 4 hours. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can affect males of any age. Males with this condition are unable to reach or maintain an erection to engage in sexual
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Many oral and topical treatments are available to improve acne. Doctors prescribe gels, creams, and ointments that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and others. Researchers estimate that acne affects about 85% of teenagers, but it can persist into adulthood. Women may be more likely to experience acne than men. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are
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Paxil is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. Doctors prescribe Paxil to treat major depressive disorder. Paxil is the brand name of a generic drug paroxetine. Doctors may prescribe Paxil for other uses, too. In this article, we review the various uses, side effects, warnings, and drug interactions of Paxil. What can
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Blood clotting is a vital process that prevents excessive bleeding following an injury to a blood vessel. However, a blood clot can sometimes form inside a blood vessel that has not sustained any damage. Some clots may also fail to dissolve fully once an injury has healed. These clots can travel through the circulatory system
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Statins are a class of drug that reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. Doctors sometimes refer to this simply as “bad” cholesterol. Statins are some of the only cholesterol lowering drugs that demonstrably reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. This article explores why a person may want to come
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