Archive for the 'Prescription Drugs' Category


Friday, November 25th, 2011

Humira (adalimumab) is a prescription drug prescribed in individuals with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, a disease, when joints become inflamed. Usually, people with rheumatoid arthritis are given other medications before Humira is given, which is a drug for individuals who have not responded well enough to other medications. Humira is known as a TNF […]


Friday, November 25th, 2011

Claritin (generic name: loratadine), the most prescribed allergy medication is an allergy relief product that doesn’t make you drowsy and helps control the symptoms associated with allergies such as: sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Claritin is available over-the-counter and there is no need for a prescription. This medication consists of the ingredient – […]


Friday, November 25th, 2011

Colbenemid (probenecid, colchicines) is used for the treatment of long-term gouty arthritis when complicated by frequent, recurrent severe attacks of gout. Therapy with Colbenemid should begin when acute gout attack has subsided. You should drink plenty of fluids to prevent blood in urine, and renal colic (sharp lower back pain produced by the passage of […]


Friday, November 25th, 2011

Famotidine (also known as Pepsid) is prescribed for the short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer in the upper intestine for 1-2 months and for active benign gastric ulcers in the stomach for 1.5-2 months. It is also used for short-term treatment of GERD, a condition in which the acid contents of the stomach flow back […]


Friday, November 25th, 2011

Pravachol (Pravastatin sodium) is a cholesterol-lowering drug. This medication may be prescribed if your blood cholesterol is very high and if you have not been able to lower it by diet alone. Pravachol helps clear harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol out of the blood and limits the body’s ability to form new LDL cholesterol. Remember […]


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Sunitinib (Sutent, su11248) is prescribed to treat GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor), the tumor’s type that grows in the patient’s esophagus, stomach or intestine in individuals, whose tumor wasn’t treated successfully with Gleevec (Imatinib) or individuals who can’t tolerate Imatinib. Sunitinib (Sutent) is also prescribed for the treatment of an advanced RCC (renal carcinoma cells) – […]


Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Depakote (valproic acid) is prescribed alone or in combination with other drugs to cure specific seizures’ types. Depakote is also prescribed to treat mania disorders (abnormal excited mood and frenzied episodes in patients, who have bipolar disease mania episodes, manic depressive disorders, illness that resulting in depression, and other mood changes). It’s also taken for […]


Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Yasmin, Generic (ethinyl or drospirenone) prevents ovulation and results in uterine lining and cervical changes, causing sperm harder fertilize egg to attach to the uterus and reach the uterus. Yasmin (Yaz) is contraception used to prevent pregnancy. This drug is also prescribed to cure some acne in women who are at least fourteen years old […]


Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Avandia (Rosiglitazone) is a prescription drug used to cure patients with type 2 diabetes. Rosiglitazone (Avandia) improves individual’s ability to keep blood glucose levels under control by making patient’s body more sensitive to insulin. Avandia belongs to the Actos (Pioglitazone) medicine class.  A doctor-endocrinologist might prescribe this medication to use alone or with mixture of […]


Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Viagra is a prescription medication indicated in treating impotence (erectile dysfunction) in men. This drug may help men who have erectile dysfunction and help them achieve an erection when they become sexually stimulated. Viagra works by helping men with erectile dysfunction get an erection only when sexually excited. Erection occurs when a man is sexually […]