Medication

Learn all about different medicines: their mechanism of action, healing and preventative abilities, as well as side effects. We’ll help you understand this complex subject that often hits so close to home.

Meloxicam – Everything You Need to Know

Meloxicam is an active substance that belongs to the group of analgesic, antipyretic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Within this family, it’s also a part of the group of oxicams, a type of selective COX-2 inhibitor drugs. These medications are for…

What Is a Diuretic and What Is it For?

A diuretic is a substance that helps remove water and electrolytes from the body through urine. In fact, many people refer to them as “water pills.” This is because they act by causing the kidneys to release more sodium and…

Venoruton – Characteristics and Uses

Venoruton is a medication that belongs to the group of systemic vaso-protectors, that is, drugs that protect blood vessels. Oxerutins are its active substances. Doctors prescribe it to adults for the relief of symptoms related to mild chronic venous insufficiency…

Rasagiline and its Use in Parkinson’s Disease

Rasagiline is a drug that belongs to the family of irreversible inhibitors of the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). People either use it by itself or as a combined therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s. When the disease is already advanced,…

Seguril – Uses, Contraindications and Side Effects

Seguril is one of the trademarks under which the pharmaceutical companies market the active substance furosemide. This medication belongs to the family of loop diuretics. Thus, it’s a drug with a highly effective diuretic effect. This family of drugs can…

Methylphenidate: What Is it and What’s it Used For?

Methylphenidate is a drug medical professionals indicate for the treatment of ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Also, they prescribe it to treat postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. However, medical professionals can also prescribe it to treat cases of fatigue and…

The Uses and Side Effects of Canesten

You can find Canesten as a cream or powder for cutaneous use, as a soft capsule, or also as a vaginal tablet, depending on the treatment you require. Clotrimazole is its active substance. So, stick around as we’ll tell you…

Low-Dose Aspirin: General Information and Usage

Low-dose aspirin is the household name of the active substance acetylsalicylic acid. Therefore, low-dose aspirin is essentially the same as regular-dose aspirin, but at a lower dose (100 or 300 mg). The regular-dose version of this anti-inflammatory and analgesic contains…

Uses and Side Effects of Metamizole

Metamizole is a drug that, in addition to being a potent anti-inflammatory, has other pharmacological actions as well. This is because it belongs to the family of pyrazolones which, in turn, are a group of drugs within NSAIDs or non-steroidal…

Tramadol: What Is it and What’s it Used For?

Tramadol is a drug medical professionals indicate to relieve pain. To do so, it acts on specific nerve cells of the spinal cord and the brain. This drug belongs to the family of opioids. However, tramadol behaves differently than other…

What’s Salicylic Acid?

Salicylic acid is a substance that has keratolytic and antimicrobial properties. Typically, experts use it in areas such as dermatology. This is because it’s able to promote skin peeling and prevent contamination by opportunistic bacteria and fungi. Also, it can…

Oxymetazoline Ophthalmic Solution

Oxymetazoline ophthalmic is a topical eye medication for local vasoconstriction in the conjunctival blood vessels. In technical terms, it’s a sympathomimetic drug with direct action and α-agonist activity. It produces vasoconstriction due to the direct action of the drug on the…

Indications and Adverse Reactions for Desogestrel

Desogestrel is a progestogen used for contraceptive purposes. Progesterone is the natural progestogen hormone, commonly secreted by the corpus luteum in the second phase of the menstrual cycle and by the placenta during pregnancy. In addition, the testicles and adrenal…

Donepezil Hydrochloride: Indications and Warnings

Donepezil hydrochloride is the second most popular FDA-approved drug to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. However, there’s no evidence that its continuous use can improve the behavior, functional capacity or quality of life of patients at the moment. Neither does…

What to Do About Medication Poisoning

The symptoms and consequences of medication poisoning depend on the medication, but they can all be equally lethal. The degree of intoxication depends, among other things, on the amount of medication ingested and on the characteristics of every person. Next,…

Amlodipine: Precautions and Side Effects

Amlodipine is an active principle that medical professionals prescribe patients to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris. It can be taken alone or combined with other medicines. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this medication, how…

All About Rifampicin and Tuberculosis

Rifampicin is an antibiotic medication in the rifampicin family. It is a semi-synthetic compound and the first-choice treatment for tuberculosis. Stay with us and find out all about the link between rifampicin and tuberculosis. You might like: The Best Natural Remedies…

What’s a Nasogastric Feeding Tube?

Nasogastric intubation consists of attaching a feeding tube through a person’s nose into their esophagus until it reaches their stomach. These devices are usually made of plastic or silicone and are quite useful when it comes to feeding people who…

The Characteristics of Sertraline

Sertraline is a drug belonging to the family of antidepressants and people mainly use it for treating depression. It falls under the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, we’ll see more about them throughout this article. Find out about the…