Healthgrades Drug & Medication Database
The Top 50 Drugs Prescribed in the United States. Get a list of the top 50 prescription drugs out of the annual 3 billion prescriptions filled at U.S. pharmacies.
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Drugs Going Generic in 2022 Brand-Name Drugs Going Generic
(4 days ago) A variety of anticipated brand-name patented drugs are going generic in 2022. Many of the drugs potentially going generic in the coming year treat various forms of cancer. This includes blood cancers, breast cancer, lung cancer, and others. Chemotherapy and targeted therapy drugs can cost a lot, in the thousands of dollars.
Substance Use Disorder (Drug Abuse): Symptoms, Causes, …
(Just Now) A substance use disorder is a mental health condition in which changes in a person's brain cause them to misuse drugs or alcohol. An outdate name for it is drug abuse. Learn substance use disorder signs and symptoms, causes, and available treatment options.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Anxiety
(8 days ago) This drugs for anxiety list looks at 10 commonly prescribed options: Alprazolam ( Xanax) is a benzodiazepine anxiolytic. It comes in several dosage forms, including a tablet, extended-release (ER) tablet, orally disintegrating tablet, and a concentrated liquid. You take the ER tablet once a day and the other forms 2 to 4 times a day.
12 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Depression
(4 days ago) Here are 12 drugs commonly prescribed for depression: Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, and others) is what’s called an atypical antidepressant. This means it doesn’t quite fit into any of the main categories of antidepressants. Side effects include dry mouth, nausea, and restlessness.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Crohn's Disease
(2 days ago) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for Crohn’s disease: Adalimumab ( Humira) is a biologic medication. You inject it subcutaneously—under the skin. You will get the first dose in your doctor’s office. After that, the typical dose is every other week. You may need to use it more often in the beginning.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Heart Failure
(Just Now) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for heart failure: Carvedilol ( Coreg, Coreg CR) is a beta blocker. The usual dose for the regular tablet is twice daily. You take the controlled-release capsule once daily in the morning. You should take both with food.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Insomnia Sleeping Pills
(7 days ago) Still, these drugs can cause problems with memory and sleep-related behaviors, especially at high doses. Like benzodiazepines, they have addictive potential. Melatonin receptor agonists help you fall asleep. The effect of this class tends to be modest. However, serious side effects are rare and there is low potential for dependence or addiction.
12 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Migraine
(3 days ago) Dizziness, fatigue and nausea are common side effects. Botulinum toxins are injected to prevent migraine in people with 15 or more headache days each month. Common side effects include headache, neck pain, and pain at the injection site. Monoclonal antibody CGRP blockers are the first class of drugs specifically produced to prevent migraines.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Multiple Sclerosis
(Just Now) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for MS: Baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal) is a muscle relaxant. It improves muscle movement and relieves pain, muscle tightness, and cramping from spasticity (when your muscles continuously contract). It is available as a tablet and an infusion system that delivers the drug into the spinal canal.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for High Blood Pressure
(Just Now) The drugs can also relax the muscles in organs, such as the bladder and prostate gland. Dizziness, especially when rising, is a common side effect. Beta-blockers: These drugs block the effects of adrenaline. This lowers blood pressure by decreasing your heart rate and the force of each beat.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Rheumatoid Arthritis
(4 days ago) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for RA: Adalimumab ( Humira) is a biologic medication for injection under the skin. You will get the first dose in your doctor’s office. After that, the typical dose is self-administered once a week or every other week.
Drugs That Slow the Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
(9 days ago) Donepezil (Aricept)—approved for all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Galantamine (Razadyne)—approved for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Rivastigmine (Exelon)—approved for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Different people may respond better to one type of drug than the others. The medications may also be less effective
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Fibromyalgia
(8 days ago) Common Fibromyalgia Drugs. There are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs for fibromyalgia: Cymbalta, Savella and Lyrica. But doctors also prescribe several drugs similar to the officially approved ones. Drugs that treat fibromyalgia include: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is an OTC pain reliever.
Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
(5 days ago) ezetimibe (Zetia) cholesterol absorption inhibitor. a tablet that you take once per day. sometimes prescribed in combination with atorvastatin or simvastatin. fenofibrate (Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix, and others) fibrate. a long-acting capsule or tablet that you take once per day.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Epilepsy
(Just Now) Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is narrow spectrum. Doctors commonly use it to treat focal, or partial, seizures. It comes in immediate-release, chewable, liquid, and extended-release forms. You take the long-acting forms once a day. Common side effects include blurred vision, stomach upset, and weight gain.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Psoriasis
(2 days ago) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for psoriasis: Adalimumab ( Humira) is a biologic medication for injection under the skin—or subcutaneously. You will get the first dose in your doctor’s office. After that, the typical dose is every other week. Apremilast ( Otezla) is a PDE4 inhibitor, which is a systemic medication.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Alzheimer's Symptoms
(1 days ago) Aducanumab (Aduhelm) is a MAB and is the first new Alzheimer’s drug since 2003. It is an infusion for early-stage disease. Serious side effects can be common with this drug, including brain swelling and brain bleeding. It is worth noting that the approval of aducanumab has come under controversy.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for HIV
(Just Now) 10. Vemlidy, Viread (tenofovir) is an NRTI you usually take once a day. Digestive problems, fatigue, headache, depressed mood, sleep problems, and changes in body fat are common side effects. Like other NRTIs, serious side effects are possible, including liver problems and lactic acid buildup in the blood.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
(5 days ago) Ten drugs doctors commonly prescribe for HS include: Adalimumab (Humira) is a biologic injection. It is the first FDA-approved treatment for HS. Doctors use it to treat moderate to severe HS. Clindamycin topical (Cleocin T) is an antibiotic you apply to the skin.
7 Legal Drugs Abused by Teens
(9 days ago) According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 7 out of the top 10 drugs abused in America are legal. They include prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and herbal drugs. Almost 3% of kids ages 12 to 17 admit to abusing a prescription drug in the past month, and 12% of teens admit to abusing OTC cough and cold medicines. To keep teens …
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Psoriatic Arthritis
(2 days ago) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) relieve pain and inflammation in mild psoriatic arthritis. This class includes both over-the-counter and prescription products. Stomach upset or irritation is a common side effect of this class. Taking NSAIDs with food helps prevent this. However, serious side effects are also possible.
10 Injectable Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes
(8 days ago) These drugs also regulate blood glucose after meals and decrease appetite. They stimulate insulin production as well. Nausea is also common with this class when you first start. Insulin replaces the insulin your body would normally make. There are various types of insulin depending on how quickly they act and how long they work.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Asthma
(6 days ago) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for asthma: Albuterol (Accuneb, Proair HFA, Proair Respiclick, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA) is a SABA. It comes as a nebulizer solution and as inhalers you use for quick relief. It is the most commonly prescribed rescue inhaler for asthma. Beclomethasone (Beclovent, QVAR) is an inhaled corticosteroid.
Medications That Cause Diarrhea Drug-Induced Diarrhea
(2 days ago) Drugs in this class include donepezil , galantamine (Razadyne), and rivastigmine (Exelon). 6. Diabetes drugs. There are two diabetes drugs that commonly cause diarrhea as a side effect. The first is metformin (Glucophage). Diarrhea is very common with metformin. More than half of people taking metformin in a clinical study reported having diarrhea.
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Acne
(2 days ago) Doctors commonly prescribe drugs on the following acne medication list: Azelaic acid (Azelex, Finacea) is an acid keratolytic. It also has antibacterial properties. It comes as a gel, foam or cream you apply twice a day. Clindamycin (Cleocin-T, Clindagel, others) is an antibiotic for topical use. It is available as a foam, gel, lotion, solution
10 Oral Drugs Commonly Prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes
(2 days ago) Here are 10 oral drugs commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes: Canagliflozin (Invokana) is an SGLT2 inhibitor. It is a tablet for once daily dosing, usually before the first meal of the day. There is also a combination product containing canagliflozin and metformin. Empagliflozin ( Jardiance) is also an SGLT2 inhibitor.
6 Medications That Can Cause High Triglycerides
(9 days ago) Though they were developed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other severe forms of mental illness, health care providers now prescribe these drugs to children and adults for a wide range of psychological complaints.These range from autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to conduct disorder and Tourette’s syndrome.. Newer …
Trulicity: Side Effects and How to Manage Them
(7 days ago) Keep in mind that diabetes drugs other than Trulicity can cause severe joint or muscle pain. Examples include dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, such as linagliptin and sitagliptin . Statin drugs, such as simvastatin and pitavastatin , may also cause severe joint or muscle pain. And statins are commonly prescribed for people with type 2
Synjardy and Synjardy XR: Side Effects and How to Manage Them
(6 days ago) Synjardy and Synjardy XR are brand-name prescription drugs. They contain the active drugs empagliflozin and metformin. Empagliflozin is type of drug called a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. Metformin is a type of drug called a biguanide. Synjardy come as an immediate-release (IR) oral tablet.*
10 Medications That Cause Dry Mouth
(7 days ago) Some drugs prescribed to treat urinary incontinence caused by nerve over activity can cause dry mouth. Studies show antimuscarinic drugs help counter the muscular spasms that contribute to urinary frequency. However, this antimuscarinic property also affects your body's ability to secrete saliva – leaving you with that dry mouth sensation.
ALLEGRA Top Interaction Warnings
(Just Now) antacids. Fexofenadine hydrochloride should not be taken closely in time with aluminum and magnesium containing antacids. In healthy adult subjects, administration of 120 mg of fexofenadine hydrochloride (2 x 60 mg capsule) within 15 minutes of an aluminum and magnesium containing antacid (Maalox®) decreased fexofenadine AUC by 41% and C max
6 Medications That Can Cause Excessive Sweating
(7 days ago) When your body becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, particularly opiates, suddenly stopping using these substances can cause both physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms, including excessive sweating. These symptoms can last for several weeks, but that doesn’t mean you should start abusing drugs and alcohol again. Talk with your doctor
10 Drugs Commonly Prescribed for COPD
(2 days ago) Here are 10 drugs commonly prescribed for COPD: Albuterol (Accuneb, Proair HFA, Proair Respiclick, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA) is a SABA. It comes as a nebulizer solution and inhalers you use for fast symptom relief. Beclomethasone (Beclovent, QVAR) is an inhaled corticosteroid. The usual dose is twice daily for long-term control.
ENTRESTO Dosage and Administration Healthgrades (sacubitril …
(5 days ago) ENTRESTO oral suspension can be substituted at the recommended tablet dosage in patients unable to swallow tablets. ENTRESTO 800 mg/200 mL oral suspension can be prepared in a concentration of 4 mg/mL (sacubitril/valsartan 1.96/2.04 mg/mL). Use ENTRESTO 49/51 mg tablets in the preparation of the suspension. To make an 800 mg/200 mL (4 mg/mL
5 Medications You May Receive During Labor and Delivery
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Which Osteoporosis Medication Is the Safest
(6 days ago) 1. A: Osteoporosis treatment depends on severity of the disease, your age, sex, and medical history. Bisphosphonates are the most frequently prescribed osteoporosis treatment, but aren’t safe for people with kidney problems. People who can’t tolerate side effects of an oral medication may need a drug delivered by IV.
What to Do for Drug Rash Treatment of Drug Rash
(4 days ago) For less-severe drug reactions like rashes, your healthcare provider may suggest several treatments, such as: Antihistamine medications to calm the rash. Cool showers or compresses to ease skin inflammation. Discontinuing the drug or herb suspected of causing the rash to see if that solves the problem.