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Abilify

Abilify

Abilify is a medication doctors commonly prescribe to treat various mental health disorders. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are common diagnoses that require treatment with Abilify often in combination...

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Adderal/Ritalin

Adderal/Ritalin

Adderal and Ritalin are both medications that doctors prescribe to patients in an effort to treat the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. ADHD is a condition in which a patient has difficulty concentrating, sitting stil...

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Advil

Advil

Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Advil Warnings and Precautions Most problems involving heart...

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Afrin

Afrin

Afrin Afrin is a pseudoephedrine, or a sympathomimetic decongestant. By constricting blood vessels, it shrinks swollen and congested nasal tissue, or mucous membranes.  This process relieves nasal c...

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Aleve

Aleve

Aleve is one of the brands names for the drug, Naproxen, which is used to treat a number of inflammation-related ailments. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing th...

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Ambien

Ambien

Ambien is a medication doctors commonly prescribe for insomnia and other sleep disorders. People taking Ambien are usually suffering from insomnia for some period of time prior to receiving the medication...

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Aricept

Aricept

Alzheimer's and dementia do not have cures at this time. One drug that is promising in the effectiveness of its treatment of slowing the progression of Alzheimer's and dementia is Aricept. Aricept is an or...

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Aspirin

Aspirin

There are several types of over the counter pain medications that people can buy. The common class of over the counter pain medications is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Aspirin is part of...

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Avonex

Avonex

Avonex is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat people who suffer from relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is one of many autoimmune diseases that have an unknown cause and no...

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Boniva

Boniva

Osteoporosis effects mostly women and although men can also develop osteoporosis. Women usually show an increase in the amount of bone loss as they go through menopause. While there are many drugs availabl...

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Celebrex

Celebrex

Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory medication that is nonsteroidal. Celebrex reduces the pain of joint inflammation by reducing the hormones responsible for the inflammation and pain. Celebrex is an...

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Clarinex/Allegra

Clarinex/Allegra

Clarinex/Allegra are antihistamines used to treat seasonal allergies such as hay fever. Physicians also recommend Allegra and Clarinex for the treatment of more chronic allergies to dust, mold and other en...

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta

Cymbalta is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe to patients to treat symptoms of depression and other various mental health disorders including anxiety. Cymbalta, like many antidepressants...

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Diflucan

Diflucan

Diflucan is an antifungal antibiotic medication. There are many types of fungus that can affect the human body. Fungus can also affect various areas of the human body. Fungus can invade the mouth, throat,...

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Diovan

Diovan

Diovan is a medication that doctors prescribe to patients to treat high blood pressure otherwise known as hypertension. Diovan can also lower the risk of death in patients after a patient suffers a heart a...

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Estrace

Estrace

Estrogen is a female hormone that is necessary for many of the normal functions of a woman's body. During menopause a woman's body no longer produces enough estrogen if any estrogen to be effective. The me...

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Heparin

Heparin

Heparin is a medication that doctors prescribe quite frequently in patients they feel are at risk of stroke or other blood clotting issue. Heparin is an anticoagulant or blood thinner. Anticoagulant medica...

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Insulin

Insulin

Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone that the pancreas produces. The body needs insulin to process sugar, which the body uses for energy. Diabetes is the name of the disease that people whose pancreas...

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Levitra

Levitra

Levitra, the brand name for the drug vardenafil, is used to temporary relieve male sexual problems including erectile dysfunction and impotence. The drug works together with sexual stimulation to block a c...

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Lipitor and Crestor

Lipitor and Crestor

Lipitor and Crestor are both statin drugs that people take to help lower their cholesterol levels and help prevent the devastating effects of heart disease brought on by high cholesterol levels in the body...

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Lunesta

Lunesta

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are common in the United States. Lunesta is one of many sleep medications that doctors prescribe to patients suffering from insomnia. The root cause of insomnia can be on...

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Nexium & Prilosec

Nexium & Prilosec

Nexium and Prilosec are medications that doctors commonly prescribe to patients in an effort to control severe indigestion issues such as GERD, severe heartburn, and some types of ulcers. Prilosec and Nexi...

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NSAIDs

NSAIDs

NSAIDs are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and are the most common pain relief medications in the world. People use them for various aches and pains on a regular basis, but NSAIDs can also treat fever...

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Nuvigil

Nuvigil

Nuvigil is a proactive drug that helps with sleepiness and fatigue. Nuvigil is generally offered to patients whose sleepiness is dramatically affecting their work and personal life. Warnings & Precaution...

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Orencia

Orencia

Orencia is a medication that is doctors prescribe to help prevent the body's immune system from attacking itself as it does when a patient is suffering from an autoimmune disease. Orencia is one of the med...

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Propecia

Propecia

  Propecia Propecia is a drug used for promoting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, in the body.   Uses Propecia is most commonly used for treating male pattern h...

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Prozac & Zoloft

Prozac & Zoloft

Prozac and Zoloft are part of a group of medications that people commonly refer to as antidepressants or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI's. Prozac first came to the market in 1987 and becau...

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Ranexa

Ranexa

Ranexa is a drug used to treat angina. It helps improve blood flow so the heart can work more efficiently. It is highly versatile for use with other medications. This extended-release tab can be taken with...

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Rapaflo

Rapaflo

Rapaflo Rapaflo helps to relax muscles in the prostate and bladder, which makes it easier to urinate.  Some men who have enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, may use this product to he...

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Symbicort & Advair

Symbicort & Advair

Advair and Symbicort are medication that patients inhale. Advair and Symbicort are part of the family of medications that doctors refer to as corticosteroids, which is a steroid medication the patient inha...

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Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen is a medication physicians prescribe to treat breast cancer. Tamoxifen is not a cure for breast cancer, but scientists believe Tamoxifen can help slow the progression of breast cancer and that Ta...

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Tarceva

Tarceva

Tarceva, erlotinib hydrochloride, is a drug used to treat NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer), pancreatic and other types of cancer. It works on the epidermal growth factor receptor as a reversible tyrosine...

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Topamax

Topamax

Topamax is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat migraines in patients suffering from chronic migraine headaches. Most migraine suffers take medication when they begin to feel the pain of the migrai...

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Tylenol

Tylenol

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is both a pain reliever and a fever reducer. Tylenol is used to treat many painful conditions such as headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, backaches, toothaches, colds, and fevers. T...

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Valtrex

Valtrex

Valtrex is an oral medication that doctors prescribe to control herpes outbreaks in an effort to minimize the effect of the herpes outbreak and in an attempt to prevent further outbreaks (suppressive thera...

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Xiaflex

Xiaflex

Xiaflex is a medication that uses enzymes to break down collagen, a tough and strong substance that causes symptoms in a variety of different diseases. Warnings & Precautions Treatments for certain pen...

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