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
Napsil is a weight loss supplement that contains natural ingredients and is supposedly a quick and safe weight loss aid. This over-the-counter (OTC) product reportedly works by increasing metabolism, boosting the body’s rate of fat burning and also reducing cellulite. In addition to these effects, it is said to decrease appetite, eliminate fat in the thigh, back, belly and abdominal area, as well as support overall immune health and improve circulation.
The ingredients in Napsil include: Cha de Bugre, Green Tea Leaf, Guarana. Continue reading
Ibuprofen is the generic drug name for the over-the-counter pain management medication, which many people know by the more common brand names Advil, Motrin and Nuprin. It can be taken by both adults and children (6 months and up), and it is primarily used to treat pain and/or inflammation resulting from a variety of medical conditions, such as mild injury, headache, arthritis, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, and so on. Additionally, it may be used to treat minor aches and pains caused by flu or the common cold. It is also a fever reducer. Continue reading
Precose is a brand name anti-diabetic medication manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It is primarily used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes and is combined with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It may be prescribed alone or with other antidiabetic drugs, such as insulin, sulfonylureas (ex. glipizide), and metformin.
Precose contains the drug acrabose, which is the generic name of the medication. Continue reading