Antiplatelet Drugs: Types, Uses & Side Effects
The drugs prevent all clots, including ones your body may need. For example, if you have internal bleeding or a wound on your skin, it may bleed so much that it becomes dangerous. Before you start antiplatelet therapy, talk to your healthcare team about this risk. For example, discuss safety at home so you’re less likely to fall or cut yourself.
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Antiparasitic Drugs: Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, Parasitic Infection
(9 days ago) The main types of antiparasitic drugs are: Antiprotozoal agents, which treat protozoas. These include antimalarial drugs. Antihelminthic agents, which treat infections that result from parasitic worms. Ectoparasiticides, which providers use to kill lice, scabies and other ectoparasites.
Vasodilators: Types and Side Effects
(2 days ago) Vasodilators are drugs that open your blood vessels. Your provider may prescribe vasodilators to treat high blood pressure, chest pain or heart failure. Most people take vasodilators as part of an overall treatment plan. To improve your heart health, you also need to eat a nutritious diet, exercise and manage stress.
Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDS)
(6 days ago) Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are a group of medications that decrease inflammation and pain. They are often called immunosuppressants or immunomodulators because these medications hold back or change how your immune system — your body’s defense system — works. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center.
Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Types, Uses and Side Effects
(4 days ago) This can slow down electrical impulses in all of the heart’s cells. Examples include amiodarone, bretylium, dofetilide, dronedarone, ibutilide and sotalol. Class IV, nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers: These drugs block calcium channels in heart muscle. This can decrease heart rate and contractions.
Amphetamine: Meaning, Uses, Side Effects & Types
(2 days ago) Yes, amphetamines can cause withdrawal symptoms, even if you only take them as prescribed by your healthcare provider. You might experience a “crash” as the amphetamine wears off or if you forget to take a dose. Symptoms of withdrawal range in severity and could include: Feeling anxious. Fatigue (feeling tired).
Antacids: Types, Uses, Side Effects & Precautions
(7 days ago) Gas (flatulence). Headache. Nausea and vomiting. Stomach cramps or pain in the abdomen. Serious side effects could include: Acid rebound: Antacids cause your body to produce more acid, which worsens symptoms. Neurotoxicity: An antacid changes the function of your nervous system. Microcytic anemia: Iron deficiency.
Depression Medications: Types & Side Effects
(4 days ago) In 2004, the FDA issued a black box label warning for suicidal ideation among 18- to 24-year-olds for common antidepressant drugs. This warning is the FDA’s strictest warning for labeling prescription drugs. The effect of suicidal thoughts is most common with SSRIs, occurring in about 4% of people who take them.
Barbiturates: Definition, Types, Uses, Side Effects & Abuse
(7 days ago) Barbiturates are medications that cause you to relax or feel drowsy. They can also stop or prevent convulsions and seizures. The most common uses are for anesthesia reasons, treating epilepsy and nonepileptic seizures, insomnia and other conditions. Barbiturates belong to the sedative-hypnotic class of medications.
PCSK9 Inhibitors: How They Manage Cholesterol and Side Effects
(6 days ago) PCSK9 breaks down a kind of protein called LDL receptors. LDL receptors are on the outside of cells in your body, especially in your liver. These receptors attach to LDL cholesterol to carry it into your liver. The liver breaks down LDL cholesterol and gets rid of it. PCSK9 inhibitors block PCSK9 proteins from breaking down your LDL receptors.
Inotropes: Types, Purpose and Side Effects
(4 days ago) Inotropes are a type of drug that can help you with a number of heart problems. They can help your heart muscles contract with more or less power, depending on what’s needed. Positive inotropes can help with cardiogenic shock and a slow heart rate. Negative inotropes can help you with high blood pressure and chest pain. Appointments 800.659.7822.
Vasopressors: Types, Purpose and Side Effects
(7 days ago) Vasopressors are powerful drugs that work quickly to narrow your blood vessels and raise your blood pressure. Vasopressor drugs can save your life by helping your organs to keep functioning. What are the side effects of vasopressors? Your provider will check your vital signs and fluid levels frequently when treating you with a vasopressor drug.
What Is Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
(5 days ago) Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is a treatment to prevent blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke. It combines aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor. If you’re taking DAPT, take all your medications as prescribed and be aware of the signs of bleeding. Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/10/2022.
Calamine Lotion: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects
(5 days ago) Calamine lotion is a topical over-the-counter medication you can use for mild itchiness. This soothing pink lotion helps relieve itchiness, pain and discomfort caused by bug bites, chickenpox, poisonous plants and more. Most people don’t develop any side effects, but you should stop using calamine lotion if you develop any kind of skin
How Do Aldosterone Antagonists Work
(8 days ago) Aldosterone antagonists, or aldosterone receptor antagonists, are prescription drugs that work against aldosterone, a hormone your adrenal glands make. These drugs are sometimes called mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) or potassium-sparing diuretics. Your body uses the aldosterone it makes to raise your blood pressure when necessary.
Thrombolytics and Thrombolytic Therapy
(8 days ago) Thrombolytics. Thrombolytics, or clot-busting drugs, get rid of blood clots that keep oxygen from reaching your vital organs. Providers can give you thrombolytics at the hospital or in an ambulance when you’re having a heart attack or stroke. This keeps the clot from doing more damage and gives you a better chance at surviving and recovering.
Beta blockers: Types, Uses and Side Effects
(8 days ago) Because beta blockers affect your heart and circulatory systems, they can have a wide range of side effects. As a result, healthcare providers often prescribe specific beta blockers to limit or avoid these side effects. Common side effects of all beta blockers include: Slow heart rate (bradycardia). Low blood pressure (hypotension).
Alpha-blockers: Types, Uses and Side Effects
(9 days ago) The following drugs have approval for treating pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas: Phentolamine (can also help diagnose these tumors). Phenoxybenzamine. Skin and soft tissue treatments. Phentolamine can prevent damage to areas of skin caused by norepinephrine leaking out of your blood vessels and into the surrounding tissue.