Medicines can treat diseases and improve your health. If you are like most people, you need to take medicine at some point in your life. You may need to take medicine every day, or you may only need to take medicine once in a while. Either way, you want to make sure that your medicines are safe, and that they will help you get better.
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Hydrochlorothiazide: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Hydrochlorothiazide is in a class of medications called diuretics ('water pills'). It works by causing the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to
Donepezil: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) in people who have Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities).
Chlorthalidone: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Chlorthalidone, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. This medicine is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Medicine safety and children: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(9 days ago) Adult medicine may be harmful to your child. Read the directions. Check how much to give and how often you can give the medicine. If you are not sure what the dose is, call your child's health care provider. Turn on the lights and measure medicine carefully. Measure the medicine carefully with a syringe, medicine spoon, dropper, or cup.
Taking multiple medicines safely: MedlinePlus Medical
(9 days ago) Taking certain medicines can also increase the risk for falls. You are at higher risk for drug interactions. An interaction is when one medicine affects how another medicine works. For example, taken together, one medicine may make the other medicine stronger. Medicines can also interact with alcohol and even some foods.
When you feel like changing your medicine: MedlinePlus
(9 days ago) When your medicine makes you feel sick, you may want to stop taking it. Talk to your provider before stopping any medicine. The provider may: Change your dose so you do not feel sick from it. Change your medicine to a different kind. Give you suggestions on how to feel better when taking the medicine.
Meprobamate: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Meprobamate is used to treat anxiety disorders or for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety in adults and children 6 years of age and older. Meprobamate is in a class of medications called tranquilizers. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation.
Chlorothiazide: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Do not let the oral suspension freeze. Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume
Imiquimod Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Imiquimod cream is also used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) on the trunk, neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet and warts on the skin of the genital and anal areas. Imiquimod is in a class of medications called immune response modifiers. It treats genital and anal warts by increasing the activity of the body's
Medicines and Children: MedlinePlus
(9 days ago) The drug labels for prescription medicines have a section on "Pediatric Use." It says whether the medicine has been studied for its effects on children. It also tells you which age groups were studied. Some over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, like those that treat fever and pain, have been studied for effectiveness, safety, or dosing in children.
Amiodarone: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Amiodarone is in a class of medications called antiarrhythmics.
Bumetanide: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Bumetanide is used to treat edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) caused by various medical problems, including heart, kidney, and liver disease. Bumetanide is in a class of medications called diuretics ('water pills'). It works by causing the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
Quinidine: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Quinidine comes as a tablet (quinidine sulfate) and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet (quinidine gluconate) to take by mouth. Quinidine sulfate tablets are usually is taken every 6 hours. Extended-release quinidine gluconate tablets are usually is taken every 8 to 12 hours. Take quinidine at around the same times every day.
Medicines for osteoporosis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(9 days ago) This medicine: Is given as an injection every 6 months. May increase bone density more than bisphosphonates. Is generally not a first-line treatment. May not be a good choice for people who have weak immune systems or who take medicines that affect the immune system. Teriparatide (Forteo) is a bio-engineered form of parathyroid hormone. This
Over-the-counter medicines: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(7 days ago) Over-the-counter pain medicines can help with headache, arthritis pain, sprains, and other minor joint and muscle problems. Acetaminophen -- Try this medicine first for your pain. DO NOT take more than 3 grams (3,000 mg) on …
Pregnancy and Medicines: MedlinePlus
(Just Now) Not using medicine that you need may be more harmful to you and your baby than using the medicine. For example, many pregnant women take prescription medicines for health problems like diabetes, asthma, seizures, and heartburn. The decision about whether or not to take a medicine depends on the risks and benefits.
Danazol: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) Danazol is also used to prevent attacks in people with hereditary angioedema (inherited condition that causes episodes of swelling in the hands, feet, face, airway, or intestines). Danazol is in a class of medications called androgenic hormones. It works to treat endometriosis by shrinking the displaced tissue of the uterus.
Cholesterol Medicines: MedlinePlus
(9 days ago) Your health care provider may prescribe medicine if: You have already had a heart attack or stroke, or you have peripheral arterial disease; Your LDL (bad) cholesterol level is 190 mg/dL or higher; You are 40-75 years old, you have diabetes, and your LDL cholesterol level is 70 mg/dL or higher
Root canal: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(7 days ago) A dentist will use a topical gel and a needle to place numbing medicine (anesthetic) around the bad tooth. You may feel a slight prick when the needle is being inserted. Next, your dentist will use a tiny drill to remove a small portion of the top part of your tooth to expose the pulp. This is typically called access.
Keeping your medicines organized: MedlinePlus Medical
(9 days ago) The number of compartments for each day, such as 1, 2, 3, or 4 compartments. For example, if you take medicine 4 times each day, you can use a 7-day pill organizer with 4 compartments for each day (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime). Fill the pill organizer to last 7 days. Some pill organizers let you snap out one day's worth of pills.
Proton pump inhibitors: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(9 days ago) Proton pump inhibitors are used to: Relieve symptoms of acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a condition in which food or liquid moves up from the stomach to the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). Treat a duodenal or stomach (gastric) ulcer. Treat damage to the lower esophagus caused by acid reflux.
Cold and Cough Medicines: MedlinePlus
(Just Now) There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose. Cough suppressants - quiet a cough. Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up. Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing. Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.
HIV/AIDS Medicines HIV Cure HIV Treatment MedlinePlus
(5 days ago) There are several different types of HIV/AIDS medicines. Some work by blocking or changing enzymes that HIV needs to make copies of itself. This prevents HIV from copying itself, which reduces the amount of HIV in the body. Several medicines do this: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) block an enzyme called reverse transcriptase.
Bexarotene Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information
(Just Now) How should this medicine be used? Topical bexarotene comes as a gel to apply to the skin. It is usually applied once every other day at first and gradually applied more frequently up to two to four times a day. Use topical bexarotene at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your
Diabetes Medicine Insulin MedlinePlus
(6 days ago) A combination medicine is a pill than contains more than one type of diabetes medicine. Some people with type 2 diabetes take both pills and insulin. Even if you don't usually take insulin, you may need it at special times, such as during pregnancy or if you are in the hospital.
Telehealth: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(9 days ago) Your provider can use telehealth to remotely monitor your health with devices that can remotely record vital signs (for example, blood pressure, weight, and heart rate), medicine intake, and other health information. Your provider can also communicate with other providers using telehealth. Telehealth is also called telemedicine.
Teenagers and drugs: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
(7 days ago) Some teens turn to drugs to deal with situations such as moving, starting at a new school, puberty, or going through their parents' divorce. To ease pain and anxiety. Teens may use drugs to deal with problems with family, friends, school, mental health, or self-esteem. TALKING WITH YOUR TEEN ABOUT DRUGS.