Aspirin is one of the most well-known pain relievers in the world and the oldest one on the market. Aspirin can be prescribed and it is also legally sold as an over-the-counter medication that can be obtained without the approval of a medical professional. It is primarily used for the short-term treatment of fever and minor aches and pains, such as headaches, toothaches, and muscle aches as well as for treating pain/fever symptoms caused by the common cold.
In addition, it may be used to treat arthritis or other health conditions that cause pain and swelling. Continue reading
Xyzal is a brand name prescription allergy medication. Also commonly known by its generic name, levocetirizine, Xyzal is an antihistamine that decreases the effects of histamine produced in the body. The natural chemical histamine can cause symptoms of itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. This medication is primarily prescribed to treat allergies that are experienced year-round by adults and children (6 months and older). It may also be used for the treatment of seasonal allergies in adults and children who are at least 2 years of age as well as for the treatment of itching and swelling caused by chronic hives in adults and children (6 months and up).
Xyzal is primarily an oral drug that can be taken with or without food. It is usually taken once per day, but should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed. The dosage a person will receive is based on their age, health condition and how well they respond to the treatment. Continue reading
Nootropics Alpha GPC is a supplement that contains a powder that appears to be made exclusively of the ingredient mentioned in the product’s name. Alpha-GPC is a shortened term for the ingredient known as choline alfoscerate or alpha-glyceryl-phosphorylcholine. The claim is that this substance will help to improve mental and cognitive performance as it is sometimes used by people who have suffered from a stroke, who have memory loss or who have dementia. It is also being used in a growing number of weight loss and fitness supplements to help to boost alertness, provide mood support and help with motivation. Continue reading
Actos is an anti-diabetic prescription brand name drug. Is it typically prescribed to control high blood sugar in individuals with type 2 diabetes. It is used in conjunction with proper diet and an exercise program. It may be used on its own or may be combined with other anti-diabetic medication.
Pioglitazone hcl is the active ingredient in Actos. Also the generic drug name, pioglitazone is part of a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones, which are also called glitazones. Continue reading
Diuril is a medication prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It is a brand name prescription drug for chlorothiazide, which is a thiazide diuretic, more commonly known as a “water pill.” In addition to being prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure, Diuril may also be used to treat congestive heart failure, kidney disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, or edema caused by taking estrogen or steroids. It may also be used to help prevent calcium kidney stones and treat diabetes insipidus, among other conditions.
Chlorothiazide works by helping to reduce the buildup of extra fluid in the body, a condition known as edema. Continue reading
Pristiq is a brand name FDA-approved prescription antidepressant. It contains desvenlafaxine (also the name of the generic version of the medication), which is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used to treat major depression. Desvenlafaxine works by helping to restore the balance of the chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain; chemicals that are unbalanced in people who suffer from depression. Pristiq may also be used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. In some cases it is also prescribed to treat hot flashes that occur with menopause. Continue reading
Ativan is a brand name prescription medication that is primarily used for the treatment of anxiety disorders. More specifically, it contains lorazepam which is used to manage anxiety disorders by providing short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depression. It may also be used for other medical purposes not related to the treatment of anxiety disorders, such as for treating alcohol withdrawal, seizures or it may be combined with other medications to help prevent nausea and vomiting that results from chemotherapy. Continue reading
Abilify (Ambilify) is a brand name antipsychotic prescription drug that is used to treat certain mental and/or mood disorders. While the official name of the drug is actually Abilify, for the purpose of this review, the spelling Ambilify will also be used as it is a common misspelling of the medication.
Abilify is manufactured by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. it contains the drug aripiprazole, which is an atypical antipsychotic that works by helping to restore the balance of neurotransmitters (certain chemicals in the brain). More specifically, it modifies sensitivity to serotonin and dopamine, two of the brain’s primary chemical messengers. Continue reading
Colazal is a brand name prescription drug manufactured by Salix Pharmaceuticals. It is primarily used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in adults and children aged 5 years or older.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-term inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the digestive tract, primarily the colon (the large intestine). Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time and often include abdominal pain, diarrhea and sometimes bloody stool. The condition can be debilitating and in some cases, it may even result in life-threatening complications. There is no cure for the condition, but treatment, such as Colazal, can reduce signs and symptoms and even lead to long-term remission. Continue reading
Lipitor is a brand name prescription medication that is primarily used to treat high cholesterol. It contains atrovastatin, which is part of a class of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors or “statins.” Atrovastatin decreases the amount of cholesterol that is made by the liver, lowering levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and boosting levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) “good” cholesterol.
By lowering cholesterol, Lipitor helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, helping to prevent heart attacks and strokes. It is usually prescribed to individuals with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease or who have other risk factors, as a treatment for high cholesterol. Continue reading