June 19th, 2013 by Helen Scholz
Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin regular is a short-acting form of insulin.
Insulin regular is used to treat diabetes.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to insulin, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
To make sure you can safely use insulin, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including any oral (by mouth) diabetes medications. (more…)
June 14th, 2013 by Rita Jones
Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) is a man-made form of a protein that helps your body produce red blood cells. The amount of this protein in your body may be reduced when you have kidney failure or use certain medications. When fewer red blood cells are produced, you can develop a condition called anemia.
Aranesp is used to treat anemia (a lack of red blood cells in the body).
You should not use Aranesp if you are allergic to darbepoetin alfa or epoetin alfa (Epogen or Procrit), or if you have:
- untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure; or
- if you have ever had pure red cell aplasia (PRCA, a type of anemia) caused by using darbepoetin alfa or epoetin alfa.
To make sure you can safely take Aranesp, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: (more…)
June 11th, 2013 by Maggie Heart
Healing and maintaining healing of irritation of the esophagus. It is also used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (eg, heartburn). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Dexilant delayed-release capsules is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Some medical conditions may interact with Dexilant delayed-release capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: (more…)
June 10th, 2013 by Paul Jude
Levemir (insulin detemir) is a man-made form of insulin, a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Levemir is a long-acting form of insulin that is slightly different from other forms of insulin that are not man-made.
Levemir is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults.
Levemir is also used to treat type 1 diabetes in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.
You should not use Levemir if you are allergic to insulin detemir, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with a short-acting insulin). (more…)
June 7th, 2013 by Maggie Heart
Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Methylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy.
Do not use methylphenidate if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to methylphenidate or if you have: (more…)
June 6th, 2013 by Rita Jones
Fenofibrate helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. High levels of these types of fat in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
Fenofibrate is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.
You should not use fenofibrate if you are allergic to it, or if you have: (more…)
June 4th, 2013 by Helen Scholz
Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.
Cyclobenzaprine is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
Do not take cyclobenzaprine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take cyclobenzaprine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. (more…)
June 3rd, 2013 by Rita Jones
Preventing blood clots in patients who have certain illnesses or who will be having certain types of surgery. It is also used along with other medicine to treat blood clots. It is also used along with other medicine to prevent certain problems caused by heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain). It is also used to decrease the risk of recurring heart attack in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). It works by blocking the formation of blood clots.
Do not use Enoxaparin if: (more…)
May 31st, 2013 by Maggie Heart
Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
The combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone. Hydrocodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Hydrocodone and acetaminophen should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. (more…)
May 27th, 2013 by Maggie Heart
Combivent is a metered-dose inhaler containing a combination of albuterol and ipratropium. Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that relax muscles in the airways and increase air flow to the lungs
Combivent is used as an inhaled medication to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also using other medicines to control their condition.
Use Combivent exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Combivent may increase the risk of asthma-related death. It is critical that you use only the prescribed dose of this medicine and follow all patient instructions for safe use of the medication. (more…)