Prozac is a type of drug used to treat things like obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, panic attacks, and eating disorders. Prozac, also called FLuoxetine is in the serotonin reuptake inhibitors class of medications. Prozac works by increasing the amount of serotonin in your body; serotonin helps to maintain a mental balance.
Fosamax is a prescription medication in pill form known as a Bisphosphonate. It is prescribed for patients who have been diagnosed with pre-osteoporosis, osteoporosis, or osteopenia, all conditions wherein the patient experiences increasingly porous or low density bones. Low bone density can lead to fractures of the hips, leg and arm bones, and fractures of the spine. Bisphosphonates inhibit the breakdown of bones. Fosamax, approved for patient use in 1996, is a pill taken orally once a week to counter osteoporosis. Patients are advised to take the pill upon rising in the morning and before eating. It should be swallowed with at least 6 oz of water to aid the delivery of the medication and to reduce the potential of irritation to the esophagus. For the same reason, patients are advised to remain in an upright position for at least 30 minutes after taking the medicine and until they have eaten their first meal.
Paxil capsules and oral suspension are used to treat :
- Panic disorder
- Social stress disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Generalized agitation disorder
Zytiga (abiraterone) works in the body by preventing the actions of androgens (male hormones).
Zytiga is used together with prednisone to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Zytiga may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Read more
Rezira is used for relieving congestion and cough due to colds, flu, or hay fever. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Rezira is a decongestant and cough suppressant combination. It works by constricting blood vessels and reducing swelling in the nasal passages. This allows you to breathe more easily. The cough suppressant works in the brain to decrease the cough reflex to help decrease a dry cough. Read more
Buprenex is used for treating moderate to severe pain.
Buprenex is a narcotic analgesic. It works by working in the brain and nervous system to decrease pain. Read more
Vivitrol (naltrexone) blocks the effects of narcotic medicines and alcohol.
Vivitrol is used to treat addiction to alcohol or narcotic drugs. It is also used to prevent narcotic addiction relapse. It is used along with a complete management program.
Vivitrol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Read more
Kerlone is used for treating high blood pressure. It may be used alone or with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Kerlone is a beta-blocker. It works by slowing down the heart and decreasing the amount of blood it pumps out. This helps to decrease blood pressure, helps the heart pump more efficiently, and reduces the workload on the heart. Read more
Airacof is used for relieving symptoms of sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and cough caused by colds, upper respiratory infections, and allergies. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Airacof solution is a decongestant, antihistamine, and cough suppressant combination. It works by constricting blood vessels and reducing swelling in the nasal passages. The antihistamine works by blocking the action of histamine, which helps reduce symptoms such as watery eyes and sneezing. The cough suppressant works in the brain to help decrease the cough reflex to reduce a dry cough. Read more
Carbaglu (carglumic acid) is a man-made form of an enzyme that occurs naturally in the liver. This enzyme is necessary for processing excess nitrogen produced when the body metabolizes proteins. Without this enzyme, nitrogen builds up in the form of ammonia and is not removed from the body. Ammonia is very toxic when it circulates in blood and tissues and can cause permanent brain damage, coma, or death.
Carbaglu is used to treat hyperammonemia (HYE-per-AM-moe-NEE-mee-a), a urea cycle disorder caused by lack of a certain liver enzyme. Carbaglu is usually given with other medications to treat this lifelong disorder. Read more
Xigris is used for treating life-threatening bacterial blood infections in certain adults.
Xigris is similar to a natural protein produced by the body (activated protein C). In patients with severe, life-threatening bacterial infections, Xigris decreases inflammation and the formation of blood clots in blood vessels. It also increases the breakdown of blood clots. Read more
Yodoxin is used for treating certain infections of the intestine. It may also be used for certain conditions as determined by your doctor.
Yodoxin is an amebicide. It works by killing parasites (amoeba) in the intestine. Read more
Doryx is used for treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure.
Doryx delayed-release capsules is a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria’s growth allows the body’s immune system to destroy the bacteria. Read more
Zymar is used for treating eye infections caused by certain bacteria.
Zymar drops is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It works by stopping the production of proteins that bacteria need to survive. Read more
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
Oxytrol transdermal skin patch is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.
Oxytrol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Read more
Visicol is used for cleansing the bowel before certain medical procedures in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Visicol is a saline laxative. It works by pulling water from the body into the bowel, which helps to soften the stool and cause a bowel movement. Read more
Cystadane powder is used for treating homocystinuria.
Cystadane powder is a metabolic agent. It works by decreasing blood levels of homocysteine. Read more
Lomotil is used for treating diarrhea. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Lomotil is an antidiarrheal and anticholinergic combination. It works by decreasing the motion of muscles in the intestines and prolonging the time it takes to move the contents through the body. Read more
Optimine (azatadine) is an antihistamine. Azatadine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.
Azatadine is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
Azatadine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Read more
Flumadine is used for preventing and treating certain types of flu in adults. It is also used to prevent certain types of flu in children. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Flumadine is an antiviral agent. Exactly how it works is not known. It may block reproduction of the virus. Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jetrea (ocriplasmin) for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion, a progressive sight threatening condition. Jetrea is the first pharmacological agent to be approved for this indication.
The approval was based on the data from ThromboGenics’ Phase III program where Jetrea was shown to be superior to placebo for the treatment of symptomatic VMA (26.5% versus 10.1%; p<0.01).
Treatment with Jetrea was associated with some, mainly transient, ocular adverse events. The most common side effects reported in patients treated with Jetrea include eye floaters; bleeding of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelids and covers the white part of the eye; eye pain; flashes of light (photopsia); blurred vision; unclear vision; vision loss; retinal edema (swelling); and macular edema. Read more
Availnex is used for dietary management of patients with pulmonary oxidative stress, especially patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Availnex chewable tablets is a medical food. It helps to increase antioxidants in the body. Read more
Mexar is used for treating certain skin conditions (eg, seborrheic dermatitis), dandruff, and certain bacterial infections of the skin. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Mexar wash is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria. Read more
Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
Neurontin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Neurontin is also used with other medications to treat partial seizures in children who are 3 to 12 years old. Read more
Hylutin (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection) is a man-made hormone of progestin. It is used in pregnant women to help lower the risk of giving birth too early (preterm birth or giving birth less than 37 weeks of pregnancy). This medicine is given only to pregnant women who are pregnant with one baby and who have had a preterm delivery of one baby in the past.
This medicine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor. Read more
Peridex is used for treating certain types of gingivitis between dental visits as part of a professional program. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Peridex solution is a topical antimicrobial. It works by reacting with the microbial cell surface, destroying the cell membrane, and killing the cell. Read more
Claforan is used for treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used to prevent bacterial infections before, during, or after certain surgeries.
Claforan is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by weakening and rupturing the cell wall, killing the bacteria. Read more
Bepreve (bepotastine) is an antihistamine eye drop that helps reduce the amount of the natural chemical histamine. Histamine can produce symptoms of itching or watery eyes.
Bepreve is used to treat itchy eyes caused by allergies. This medicine should not be used to treat eye discomfort caused by wearing contact lenses. Read more
Delsym is used to temporarily relieve cough due to the common cold, hay fever, upper respiratory tract infections, sinus inflammation, sore throat, or bronchitis.
Delsym extended-release liquid is a cough suppressant. It works in the cough center of the brain to reduce a dry or nonproductive cough. Read more
Stanozolol (Winstrol) is a man-made steroid, similar to the a naturally occurring steroid testosterone.
Stanozolol is used in the treatment of hereditary angioedema, which causes episodes of swelling of the face, extremities, genitals, bowel wall, and throat. Stanozolol may decrease the frequency and severity of these attacks. Read more
Cephalexin (Panixine) is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. Cephalexin fights bacteria in the body.
Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel for the topical treatment of the facial erythema (redness) of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Applied once-daily, Mirvaso works quickly to reduce the redness of rosacea and lasts up to 12 hours. Read more
Regranex is used for healing skin ulcers of the lower legs or feet caused by diabetes. It is used in combination with proper wound care.
Regranex is a wound-healing agent. It works by helping the body to form cells involved in wound healing and tissue growth. Read more
Ketamine is used for inducing anesthesia (lack of sensation or feeling) before surgery or certain procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Ketamine is an anesthetic. It works in the brain to inhibit painful sensations. Read more
Rutin (bioflavonoids) are found in the rind of green citrus fruits and in rose hips and black currants.
Bioflavonoids have been used in alternative medicine as an aid to enhance the action of vitamin C, to support blood circulation, as an antioxidant, and to treat allergies, viruses, or arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Read more
Fetzima is a prescription medicine used to treat a certain type of depression called Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). It belongs to a class of medicines known as SNRIs (or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for the orphan drug Valchlor (mechlorethamine) gel for the topical treatment of stage IA and IB mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in patients who have received prior skin-directed therapy. Valchlor is the first and only FDA-approved topical formulation of mechlorethamine, commonly known as nitrogen mustard. Valchlor is a gel that is applied topically once a day and dries on the skin. Read more
Cimzia (certolizumab) reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.
Cimzia is used to treat the symptoms of Crohn’s disease after other drugs have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Cimzia is also used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
You should not receive Cimzia if you have active but untreated tuberculosis. Tell your doctor if you have ever had tuberculosis, if anyone in your household has tuberculosis, or if you have recently traveled to an area where tuberculosis is common.
Some people using Cimzia have developed a rare fast-growing type of lymphoma (cancer). This condition affects the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, and it can be fatal. This has occurred mainly in teenagers and young adults using Cimzia or similar medicines to treat Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Read more
Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.
Botox is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles), muscle spasms in the arms and hands, severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), urinary incontinence in people with neurologic conditions and to prevent headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine.
Botox is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.
Botox is also used to treat overactive bladder and incontinence (urine leakage) caused by nerve disorders such as spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.
Botox is also used to prevent chronic migraine headaches in adults who have migraines for more than 15 days per month, each lasting 4 hours or longer. Botox should not be used to treat a common tension headache. Read more
Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Dilaudid is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Do not use Dilaudid if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a narcotic medicine (examples include codeine, methadone, morphine, Lortab, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and many others).
You should also not take Dilaudid if you have: Read more
Desvenlafaxine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Desvenlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.
Desvenlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to desvenlafaxine or venlafaxine (Effexor), or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection. Read more
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems (insomnia).
Ambien is used to treat insomnia. The immediate-release tablet is used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. The extended-release form, Ambien CR, which has a first layer that dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep, and a second layer that dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep.
Some people using Ambien have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking Ambien and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to zolpidem. The tablets may contain lactose. Use caution if you are sensitive to lactose.
To make sure Ambien is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: Read more
Provigil (modafinil) is a medication that promotes wakefulness. It is thought to work by altering the natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Provigil is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or shift work sleep disorder.
You should not use Provigil if you are allergic to modafinil or armodafinil (Nuvigil).
To make sure you can safely take Provigil, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: Read more
Diovan (valsartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Valsartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
Diovan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Diovan is also used in adults to treat heart failure, and to lower the risk of death after a heart attack. It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications.
You should not use Diovan if you are allergic to valsartan. Read more
Betaseron (interferon) is made from human proteins. Interferons help the body fight viral infections.
Betaseron is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). Betaseron will not cure MS, it will only decrease the frequency of relapse symptoms.
Do not use Betaseron if you are allergic to interferons or human albumin. Some patients using interferon medications have become very depressed or had thoughts of suicide. Stop using Betaseron if you have symptoms of depression (sadness, crying, loss of interest in things you once liked) or if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself. Read more
Propofol is a drug that reduces anxiety and tension, and promotes relaxation and sleep or loss of consciousness. Propofol provides loss of awareness for short diagnostic tests and surgical procedures, sleep at the beginning of surgery, and supplements other types of general anesthetics.
Propofol is for injection into a vein. It is given by trained anesthesia professionals in a controlled environment.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. Read more
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. Read more
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: Read more
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: Read more
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). Read more