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What are Adverse Drug Reactions

Drugs prescribed for diseases are capable of causing harm to the consumer, even as they cure the original ailment. Almost all drugs may cause adverse reactions but many factors influence and alter the quality and severity of manifestation of these reactions. The term ‘adverse reaction’ is generally used for effects …

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What is Fluoxetine Prescribed for

Fluoxetine is a medication in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) family. Common brand name of this drug is Prozac®. It is mainly prescribed for major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. How fluoxetine acts? Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors act by inhibiting serotonin reuptake pumps in certain neuronal synapses. Inhibition …

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Side Effects of Jenloga

Jenloga is a drug which doctors may use for the treatment of hypertension and some other conditions. Other conditions Jenloga may be used for include ADHD, growth delay in childhood, profuse sweating problems, and restless legs syndrome. Jenloga is an alpha agonist type of drug which means that it widens …

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Medications used in Kawasaki Disease

What is Kawasaki disease? Kawasaki disease, also known as mucocutaneus lymph node disease, is an inflammatory disease affecting the small and medium sized blood vessel walls in the body. Its most significant and the most serious effect would be when it affects the coronary arteries and thereby lead to the …

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Side Effects of Clopidogrel

What is ‘Clopidogrel’? Clopidogrel is a generic drug which is available in many different brands and its active ingredient is ‘Clopidogrel bisulfate’. The drug is used to prevent platelet aggregation which is essential for clot formation in an instance of bleeding. The usefulness of this mechanism is clearly shown in …

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Meclizine for Treatment of Vertigo

The dizziness a person may experience is usually classified by doctors as either lightheadedness or vertigo. In the former, the person feels mentally hazy or faint, while in the latter, the person feels that the room is whirling around him. The type of dizziness experienced in vertigo is often associated …

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