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The cost of brand name medications is often too high for people to afford without a medical plan. Most of the cost associated with brand name pharmaceuticals is associated with the marketing and researching of the drug. A cost-efficient solution is to purchase generic alternatives. After...

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant drug used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia, and panic disorder. Fluoxetine sold under the brand names Prozac. Fluoxetine is believed to work by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain.Should I take Fluoxetine?More...

Brand name: Soma Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Carisoprodol should NOT be taken for minor aches. How do I take Carisoprodol Take each dose...

Doxycycline (Brand name: Adoxa, Doryx, Periostat, Vibramycin) is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections (for example, lyme disease, acne and genital infections). Travelers use the medication to prevent malaria. Doxycycline works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria. Taking Doxycycline The...

Brand Name (Caduet, Norvasc) Why is this medication prescribed? Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Amlodipine is a calcium channel blockers that lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to work as hard. Amlodipine...

An allergy is a hypersensitivity to a foreign substance that is normally harmless. If you are allergic to a substance, the result is usually a violent reaction like a skin rash or nasal drip. An allergic reaction is how the body tries to get rid...

Advair Diskus is a long term meidcation used to prevent asthma attacks. Advair Diskus can not stop an asthma attack once it starts. Advair Diskus contains the following chemicals to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Salmeterol - is a bronchodilator that relaxes...

Levothyroxine sodium (brand name - Synthroid) is the most commonly prescribed drug to help treat hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine is a synthetic version of the principle thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4) that is made and released by the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone increases the metabolic rate of tissue...

When your red blood cell count (hematocrit) is low, you might develop a condition called anemia. This means you are not making enough red blood cells or are losing blood from your body. You need the red blood cells to carry oxygen everywhere.If your doctor...

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