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.

Medication and Treatment of OCD

OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a common and treatable medical condition. Nowadays there’s a series of medications, especially antidepressants, that are effective for general treatment of this mental disorder. If you don’t treat it correctly, OCD can cause distress and…

Medicines Used for Intubation

Compromised airways and breathing is one of the leading causes of death and severe morbidity in adults and old people. Therefore, cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques, like intubation, are one of the most important points when managing this type of emergency. Intubation is a very…

Non-Acid Non-Opioid Analgesics

Non-opioid analgesics include various kinds of substances with different action mechanisms. Besides the typical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and COX-2 selective inhibitors, substances such as paracetamol or acetaminophen and metamizole belong to this group. We can classify non-opioid analgesics by…

The Different Types of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, as you probably know, is one of the most commonly used treatments for cancer. It encompasses a wide variety of drugs, meaning that there are many different types of chemotherapy. The goal of this treatment is to destroy cancer…

Isotretinoin: Uses and Effects

Isotretinoin is a drug that belongs to the group of retinoids, derivatives of vitamin A, or retinoic acid. It’s a drug prescribed for the treatment of cystic acne and severe acne. Therefore, it’s subject to medical prescription and special medical…

Why Do Doctors Prescribe Rasagiline?

Doctors prescribe Rasagiline for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Typically, it can be used in adjunctive therapy with Levodopa, a precursor of dopamine that used to be the treatment of choice for Parkinson’s disease. However, doctors also prescribe it on…

The Most-Used Drugs that Affect Driving

Did you know that several commonly taken drugs affect driving? In fact, many common medications have several side effects people aren’t aware of that can be dangerous. Some of these effects are nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. Also, they can…

The Uses of Diphenidol

Diphenidol is a drug that has properties to treat vertigo and nausea – it’s an antiemetic. It acts on the vestibular apparatus to control peripheral vertigo. It exerts its antiemetic effect directly on specific central nervous system receptors. Would you…

Opioid-Induced Constipation

Opioid-induced constipation is a common problem in people who take this medication. In fact, between 41% and 81% of patients that take opioids also suffer from constipation. Painkiller opioids are very effective in treating severe pain. In fact, the use…

All About Hypnotics or Sleeping Pills

Nowadays, due to the lifestyle people lead in developed countries, many have trouble falling asleep and need hypnotics or sleeping pills. Also known as hypnotic drugs, they’re highly sought after these days. However, you must be careful not to abuse…

Penicillin and its Uses

Penicillin is an antibiotic drug derived from the fungus Penicillium. This great discovery in the world of medicine is attributed to Alexander Fleming, a Scottish bacteriologist. He discovered penicillin in 1928. However, experts only managed to produce it in bulk…

Medications that May Lead to Drowsiness

It’s very common to feel tired at times during the day, so there’s no reason to be concerned about it. However, you must pay attention to this symptom if you’re undergoing drug treatment. This is because some medications may lead…