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Pain Medications: List of Pain Drugs

(3 days ago) The medicine is used only by people who have been taking an opioid or narcotic pain medicine for at least a week. See Prices. Lazanda. Drug class: Opioids. FENTANYL is a pain reliever. It is used to treat breakthrough cancer pain that your long acting pain medicine does not control.

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Gout Medications: List of Gout Drugs

(3 days ago) This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout. $65? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at a local pharmacy. Insurance co

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Leukemia Medications: List of Leukemia Drugs

(7 days ago) IMATINIB is a medicine that targets proteins in cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is used to treat certain leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, and other cancers. It is also used to treat specific digestive tract tumors called GISTs.

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ADHD Medications: List of ADHD Drugs

(3 days ago) VILOXAZINE is a medicine used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. It is not a stimulant like other medicines for ADHD. $314? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at a local pharmacy. Insurance co-pays are typically less.

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GERD Medications: List of GERD Drugs

(3 days ago) Pantoprazole (Protonix) is an inexpensive drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the esophagus, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic pantoprazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

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Itching Medications: List of Itching Drugs

(6 days ago) This medicine can be used with other medicines to induce sleep before surgery. It is more popular than comparable drugs. Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is only available as a generic drug; all brands have been discontinued. Generic hydroxyzine hydrochloride is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may

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Kidney Disease Medications: List of Kidney Disease Drugs

(3 days ago) This medicine is used in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis to prevent dangerous increases in phosphates. It is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. The most common version of Renagel is covered by 82% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $60.00-$75.00, however, some pharmacy

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High Triglycerides Medications: List of High Triglycerides

(7 days ago) This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems. This medicine can also be helpful in patients who have heart disease or who have had a heart attack. It

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7 Medications With Puffy Legs as a Side Effect

(Just Now) Sharon Orrange, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. January 8, 2020, 6:04PM (PT) Swelling in the legs caused by pooling of fluid (or edema) is a common side effect of medications. Either the medication is the

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Wound Care Medications: List of Wound Care Drugs

(9 days ago) This medicine is also used as a surgical hand scrub and to wash the skin and surface of the eye before surgery to help prevent infections. See Prices. Sulfamylon. Drug class: Sulfa Antibiotics. MAFENIDE is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used on the skin for second or third degree burns. It helps to prevent or treat serious infection.

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Nausea Medications: List of Nausea Drugs

(5 days ago) Ondansetron (Zofran) is a moderately priced drug used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It is also used to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting after surgery. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.

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Weight Loss Medications: List of Weight Loss Drugs

(Just Now) This medicine is only meant to be used for a few weeks and should not be used with other weight loss medicines. $35? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at a local pharmacy. Insurance co-pays are typically less.

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Overactive Bladder Medications: List of Overactive Bladder

(7 days ago) This medicine is used to treat crossed eyes, eyelid spasms, severe neck muscle spasms, ankle and toe muscle spasms, and elbow, wrist, and finger muscle spasms. It is also used to treat excessive underarm sweating, to prevent chronic migraine headaches, and to treat loss of bladder control due to neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis

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Eye Infection Medications: List of Eye Infection Drugs

(2 days ago) NATAMYCIN is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain fungal eye infections. It will not work for bacterial or viral eye infections. $374? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at …

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Jock Itch Medications: List of Jock Itch Drugs

(8 days ago) GRISEOFULVIN is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin, hair, or nails. $115? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at a local pharmacy. Insurance co …

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The Best Inhalers for COPD: Compare Pros & Cons

(5 days ago) Before that, she was a post-graduate research fellow in genetic medicine and pulmonology researching HIV and lung disease. Dr. Sonia Ruparell is a pediatrician in New York. This guideline is based on extensive research on physician resources and society guidelines, such as the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of

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Hemophilia Medications: List of Hemophilia Drugs

(9 days ago) Desmopressin (Ddavp) is a moderately priced man made form of the hormone vasopressin. It helps to reduce frequent urination and excessive thirst. This medicine is used to treat central diabetes insipidus and bed wetting.It is also used in patients after a head injury or certain brain surgeries. It is less popular than comparable drugs.

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Muscle Relaxers: Which of These 9 Medications Is the Most

(2 days ago) 4) Metaxalone. Taken as 800 mg tablets 3 to 4 times a day, metaxalone (Skelaxin) has the fewest reported side effects and lowest sedation potential of the muscle relaxants based on clinical studies. Simply put, it is the best-tolerated of the muscle relaxants. Metaxolone is a generic alternative for the brand drug Skelaxin, but it is still pricey.

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Anxiety Medications: List of Anxiety Drugs

(6 days ago) This medicine can be used with other medicines to induce sleep before surgery. It is more popular than comparable drugs. Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is only available as a generic drug; all brands have been discontinued. Generic hydroxyzine hydrochloride is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may

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Herpes Medications: List of Herpes Drugs

(5 days ago) Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles.This medicine will not cure herpes.It is more popular than comparable drugs.

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10 Medications That Cause Excessive Sweating

(7 days ago) Sweating is a side effect of many medications. Some types of medications that may cause sweating include antidepressants, migraine medications, and pain relievers. Options to deal with this side effect include reducing the dose, substituting the medication, or discontinuing it.

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Zetia (ezetimibe): Basics, Side Effects & Reviews

(Just Now) Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Ear Infection Medications: List of Ear Infection Drugs

(2 days ago) Amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate (Augmentin) is a moderately priced drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. The most common version of Augmentin is covered by 79% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $45.00-$75.00, however, some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

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HIV Medications: List of HIV Drugs

(2 days ago) This medicine can lower, but not fully prevent, the risk of spreading HIV to others. It is less popular than comparable drugs. It is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions.The most common version of Retrovir is covered by 76% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $60.00-$87.50, however, some pharmacy

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Asthma Medications: List of Asthma Drugs

(5 days ago) This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine for an acute asthma attack. There are currently no generic alternatives to Alvesco. The most common version of Alvesco is covered by 77% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $15.00-$75.00, however, some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

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Urinary Tract Infection Medications: List of Urinary Tract

(2 days ago) This medicine is used in patients with certain types of urinary tract infections and may help antibiotics control the infection. This medicine may also help treat some types of kidney stones. $1,830? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at a local pharmacy

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Yeast Infection Medications: List of Yeast Infection Drugs

(4 days ago) Gynazole-1. Gynazole-1 (butoconazole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Gynazole-1. GoodRx has partnered with InsideRx and Perrigo to reduce the price for this prescription.

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Diabetes Type 2 Medications: List of Diabetes Type 2 Drugs

(4 days ago) This medicine is a rapid-acting insulin that starts working faster than regular insulin. It will not work as long as regular insulin. Lyumjev is less popular than other insulins. There are currently no generic alternatives to Lyumjev.

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Do You Really Need Medicine for High Blood Pressure

(Just Now) You may not want to take a daily medicine for high blood pressure when you don’t feel any negative symptoms. Or, some patients who don’t like taking hypertension medications say their blood pressure “goes up and down throughout the day, so the medicine isn’t working” (even though it’s normal for blood pressure to change throughout the day).

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Constipation Medications: List of Constipation Drugs

(1 days ago) This medicine is used to relieve constipation. It may also be used to empty and prepare the bowel for surgery or examination. $4? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at a local pharmacy. Insurance co-pays are typically less.

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Insomnia Medications: List of Insomnia Drugs

(7 days ago) This medicine helps you to fall asleep. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. While 79% of insurance plans cover the most common version of Rozerem at a co-pay of $60.00-$75.00, many of them have restrictions. …

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Angina Medications: List of Angina Drugs

(5 days ago) This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used to after a heart attack and to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions.The most common version of Lopressor is covered by 73% of insurance plans at a co

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Shingles Medications: List of Shingles Drugs

(7 days ago) Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and shingles.This medicine will not cure herpes.It is more popular than comparable drugs.

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Migraine Medications: List of Migraine Drugs

(7 days ago) This medicine is used to treat crossed eyes, eyelid spasms, severe neck muscle spasms, ankle and toe muscle spasms, and elbow, wrist, and finger muscle spasms. It is also used to treat excessive underarm sweating, to prevent chronic migraine headaches, and to treat loss of bladder control due to neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis

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7 Ways Medications Can Cause Mouth-Related Side Effects

(3 days ago) Sharon Orrange, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine

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Thrush Medications: List of Thrush Drugs

(5 days ago) This medicine is used to treat many kinds of fungal infections. It is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions.The most common version of Vfend is covered by 75% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $60.00-$80.00, however, some pharmacy coupons or …

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Bacterial Infection Medications: List of Bacterial

(8 days ago) Amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate (Augmentin) is a moderately priced drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. The most common version of Augmentin is covered by 79% of insurance plans at a co-pay of $45.00-$75.00, however, some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

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Acne Medications: List of Acne Drugs

(3 days ago) This medicine combines two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin. It is used to prevent ovulation and pregnancy. $41? The GoodRx Fair Price represents the maximum price that a consumer, with or without insurance, should pay for this drug at …

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10 Common Medications That Cause Joint Pain, From

(6 days ago) Sharon Orrange, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. June 18, 2018, 10:10AM (PT) Joint pain, back aches, and other musculoskeletal complaints are among the most prevalent health issues out there. When it comes to

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8 Things That Can Mess With Your Thyroid Medication

(Just Now) If your thyroid medication isn’t working well, there could be a couple reasons why. Possible explanations include switching between different thyroid medications, experiencing a sudden change in weight, or taking your medication with food, vitamin supplements, or coffee. Here, we’ll talk about why these things can affect your thyroid medication, and how you can prevent any issues.

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Eye Pressure Medications: List of Eye Pressure Drugs

(1 days ago) Timolol (Istalol, Timoptic, Timoptic XE) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood pressure.It is also used after a heart attack and to prevent migraine headaches. It is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic timolol is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons and cash prices may be lower.

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High Cholesterol Medications: List of High Cholesterol Drugs

(5 days ago) This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems. This medicine can also be helpful in patients who have heart disease or who have had a heart attack. It

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Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate): Basics, Side

(Just Now) Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines. Acenocoumarol; Khat; Probenecid

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The 10 Worst Medications for Your Liver

(9 days ago) 1) Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Acetaminophen works well as a fever reducer and pain reliever but is one of the most common causes of medication-related liver failure. Of the liver failure cases attributed to medications, more than a third are due to acetaminophen. To prevent liver damage, make sure to limit your acetaminophen use to under 2 grams a day, and remember to read the …

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Treating Menopause Symptoms with Over the Counter

(8 days ago) Dong quai. Dong quai is a traditional Chinese medicine used for reproductive health concerns, including menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms. It is traditionally used together with other herbs. It may contain compounds that help to open blood …

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Pulmonary Hypertension Medications: List of Pulmonary

(1 days ago) This medicine may help to increase your ability to exercise and improve your breathing. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in both brand and generic versions. While 95% of insurance plans cover the most common version of Tracleer at a co-pay of $37.50-$65.00, many of them have restrictions.

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What Causes Shaky Hands

(7 days ago) Sharon Orrange, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. August 9, 2018, 3:13PM (PT)

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