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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Etoricoxib More Effective than Naproxen

The generic drug, Etoricoxib, brand name – Arcoxia, is a selective COX-2 inhibitor approved in more than 80 countries worldwide except the US. That is because the American drug approval authorities need further safety and efficacy data before approving this drug. An anti-inflammatory and pain medication,...

IDM Offers Fathers the Day Off!

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to show your Dad how much you love him. But just sometimes, you won’t be able to get him candies, flowers or any gifts because he could be living with a chronic illness or be allergic to flowers! But here’s a good opportunity for you to show how much you care with...

Febuxostat: Treating Gout Effectively

Febuxostat is used to treat chronic gout and hyperuricemia with the brand name drug being Uloric. The drug works by deterring the chemical xanthine oxidase and reduces manufacture of uric acid in the body. Scientists at the Japanese pharmaceutical company Teijin discovered Febuxostat in 1998....

What is Glipizide Used For?

An oral rapid- and short-acting anti-diabetic medication, Glipizide is classified as a second-generation sulfonylurea that undergoes enterohepatic circulation. Sulfonylureas are antidiabetic drugs commonly used to manage Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. They act by increasing the release of insulin from the beta...

Study Says Naproxen Good for Low Back Pain

A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Naproxen works by decreasing hormones that cause pains due to swelling, stiffness, and fever. in the body. This NSAID is used on pain or inflammation caused by arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, or menstrual cramps. Healthcare...

Griseofulvin: Uses & Side Effects

Griseofulvin, discovered in the culture of some Penicillium species in 1939, is an antifungal drug that is taken orally. It is used to treat fungal skin infections, such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, scalp ringworm or tinea capitis, and nail fungus. It is prescribed for both humans and animals....

Verapamil Use Lowers Glucose in Diabetes Shows Study

Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker is used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmia. It is also effective against cluster headaches & prevents migraine, though one of the side-effects is headaches. Verapamil is also used intra-arterially while treating cerebral vasospasm....

Trihexyphenidyl uses: Parkinson’s Disease and Others

Trihexyphenidyl, an antiparkinsonian agent has been prescribed for decades prevents efferent impulses in parasympathetically innervated structures like smooth muscles, salivary glands, and eyes, i.e., it is a antispasmodic drug. Unlike Artane, the trihexyphenidyl brand name drug, the generic version is...

Is Generic Deltasone Safe to Use?

Prednisone, the generic name for the branded Deltasone, is a synthetic corticosteroid drug, and a highly effective immunosuppressant. The generic Prednisone is bio-equivalent to its branded counterpart, a lot cheaper, and available for a lot cheaper on InternationalDrugMart.com. It is used in as an antitumor...

Is Indapamide A Safe Diuretic?

Indapamide, the generic counterpart of the brand name Natrilix, is a thiazide-like diuretic (waterpill), used to treat hypertension as well as congestive heart failure. It works by reducing extra salt and fluid in the body (edema). Indapamide has similar biological properties to a thiazide diuretic, without...

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