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Understanding the Dangers Associated With Taking Lortab

(June 11, 2007)  Lortab is classified as a narcotic analgesic, which contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen, and generally prescribed as a pain reliever to those who suffer from severe or moderate levels of pain. It is important that you are informed and educated on all possible aspects when it comes to Lortab. ..

What Medications Are Available for Treating Sinusitis?

(June 11, 2007)  Sinusitis occurs when any number of the sinus linings become inflamed. Typically this results in a patient that has suffered from allergies or a cold for more than a two week period. There are several symptoms of sinusitis but the most common include tooth pain, nasal congestion, headache, facial ..

What You Should Consider Before Taking Ambien

(June 11, 2007)  Ambien, a prescription drug, is the brand name for zolpidem that is used to help treat insomnia. Ambien is a sleeping pill in a specific classification of drugs known as hypnotics or sedatives. Studies show that insomnia is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. Ambien works to induce ..

Why The FDA Banned Ephedra

(June 11, 2007)  The FDA is not always thorough in their approval of drugs or herbs! They don't always make sure that pharmaceutical and herbal supplement companies perform thorough studies. They often let them rush to put their products on the market. Consequently this results in the banning of products later on. ..

Stopping The Pain Of A Toothache

(June 10, 2007)  Everyone out there at some point in time, will experience the pain of a toothache. Toothaches are very excruciating, some of the worst pain you will ever feel in your life. Even though you may have had dental work in the past and follow proper hygiene, toothaches can happen at anytime. Although it ..

Fighting Cellulite With Aromatherapy

(June 10, 2007)  In today's world, fashion means everything. Many women are living lives that promote health and beauty. They get plenty of sleep every night, eat right, and get plenty of exercise. However, they are still plagued with unsightly cellulite. Underlying layers of fat that appears as dimpled skin ..

Do I Really Have Bulimia?

(June 10, 2007)  Bulimia is term used commonly for an eating disorder called Bulimia nervosa. It is a psychological condition in which a person engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain: ..

Treating Hypothyroidism With Synthroid

(June 10, 2007)  Synthroid is a brand name for levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid hormone responsible for bodies metabolism. Synthroid is given as a treatment for hypothyroidism, which is a disorder whereby the thyroid gland has stopped producing enough thyroid hormone. This condition causes the body's rate of ..

Finding Relief From Asthma With Advair

(June 10, 2007)  Advair a combination of bronchodilator and steroid is a twice-daily maintenance treatment used for adults and children 12 years of age or older, suffering from asthma. Advair is prescribed to improve the functions of the lungs, as well as prevention of asthma attacks. However, it is important to ..

Treating Obesity With Phentermine

(June 10, 2007)  Phentermine is the generic name for an obesity management drug. Brand names include Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin, Obenix, Obephen, Oby-Cap, Oby-Trim, Panshape M, Phentercot, Phentride, Pro-Fast HS, Pro-Fast SA, Pro-Fast SR, Teramine, and Zantryl. Phentermine is used as both short-term and long-term ..

Fighting Type 2 Diabetes With Metformin

(June 10, 2007)  Metformin (brand names: Glucophage, Fortamet, Riomet) is an oral anti-diabetic medicine meant specifically for Type 2 Diabetics. That is, for diabetics who do not need to take a daily injection of insulin. Metformin helps reduce plasma glucose levels and lowers the production of glucose by the ..

Chicken Pox - What You Should Know About This Infectious Dis ...

(June 10, 2007)  Chicken pox is the common name for Varicella simplex, classically one of the childhood infectious diseases caught and survived by most children. Chicken pox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It starts with moderate fever and then characteristic spots appearing in two or three waves, mainly ..

Fighting Acid Reflux With Prilosec

(June 10, 2007)  Prilosec is the trademark brand name for omeprazole, an antacid drug that suppresses or decreases the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. Prilosec is used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including duodenal and gastric ulcers. By blocking an enzyme in the ..

Does Hydroderm Really Work?

(June 10, 2007)  Hydroderm is the highly desired anti-aging cream on the block. This serum restricts the occurrence of early aging sings on the skin and keeps the skin younger, tighter and healthier. It reduces the wrinkles and loosening of skin. This cream nourishes the skin and brings back the glow that had lost ..

Treating Your Allergy Symptoms With Promethazine

(June 10, 2007)  Promethazine is a generic name for a class of antihistamine drugs used to prevent motion sickness, nausea, or vomiting; and for sedation, and the treatment of itching related to allergies. It is in the latter that we're interested in here, treating allergy symptoms and reactions with Promethazine, ..


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