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Drug addiction (substance use disorder)

(Just Now) Taking drugs considered less addicting — so-called "light drugs" — can start you on a pathway of drug use and addiction. Complications. Drug use can have significant and damaging short …

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COVID-19 drugs: Are there any that work

(4 days ago) Answer From Daniel C. DeSimone, M.D. There is only one approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But many medications …

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Prescription weight-loss drugs: Can they help you

(6 days ago) Phentermine by itself (Adipex-P, Lomaira) also is used for weight loss. It's one of four similar weight-loss drugs approved for use for less than 12 weeks, called short-term use. The other …

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Alzheimer's: Drugs help manage symptoms

(8 days ago) Alzheimer's still has no cure, but two types of drugs can help manage symptoms of the disease. Alzheimer's drugs might be one strategy to help slow or manage memory loss, thinking and …

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Asthma medications: Know your options

(4 days ago) These anti-inflammatory drugs are the most effective and commonly used long-term control medications for asthma. They reduce swelling and tightening in your airways. You may need …

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Choosing blood pressure medications

(9 days ago) These drugs work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. They cause the heart to beat slower and with less force. Renin inhibitors. Renin is a substance …

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Diabetes treatment: Medications for type 2 diabetes

(3 days ago) Sodium-glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Medications. Canagliflozin (Invokana) Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) Empagliflozin (Jardiance) Ertugliflozin (Steglatro) Action. Limit the …

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Drug addiction (substance use disorder)

(4 days ago) Diagnosis. Diagnosing drug addiction (substance use disorder) requires a thorough evaluation and often includes an assessment by a psychiatrist, a psychologist, or a licensed alcohol and …

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Cholesterol medications: Consider the options

(5 days ago) Bile acid sequestrants. Cholestyramine (Prevalite) Colesevelam (Welchol) Colestipol (Colestid) Decrease LDL; may slightly increase HDL. Constipation, bloating, nausea, gas, heartburn. …

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Antidepressants: Selecting one that's right for you

(5 days ago) Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs. It may seem as if alcohol or drugs lessen depression symptoms, but in the long run they generally worsen symptoms and make depression harder …

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Prescription sleeping pills: What's right for you

(2 days ago) Opioids are a wide class of pain-relieving drugs. They include prescription medicines, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone and the synthetic opioid fentanyl. This class …

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What are opioids and why are they dangerous

(5 days ago) Opioids are a broad group of pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with opioid receptors in your cells. Opioids can be made from the poppy plant — for example, morphine (Kadian, Ms …

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Bladder control: Medications for urinary problems

(4 days ago) Include nonprescription drugs and any herbal remedies. Some medications make bladder control problems worse. Others can interact with bladder control drugs in a way that increases …

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Angina treatment: Stents, drugs, lifestyle changes

(9 days ago) Also called calcium antagonists, these drugs relax and widen blood vessels by affecting the muscle cells in the arterial walls. This increases blood flow in your heart, reducing or …

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