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Medicine and Drug Directory Information and Side Effects
(9 days ago) Medicines & Drugs. Featured medicine directory pages. Medicines & Drugs Aspirin for pain or fever. Aspirin is used to relieve pain such as headache, toothache and period pain, also used to treat cold and 'flu-like' symptoms and reduce fever. Read this clinical article. Medicine & Drugs
Medicines for Drug Dependence Drug Addiction Recovery Patient
(4 days ago) Dependence on a substance means that you need that particular substance to function normally. Drug dependence can result from prescribed drugs, recreational drugs or medicines available over the counter. Drug dependence is a treatable medical condition. There are a number of medicines that your doctor may prescribe to help with drug dependency.
Nervous System Drugs Nerve System Treatment Patient
(5 days ago) Nervous System Drugs. The nervous system can be affected by a wide range of diseases and medical conditions and there are hundreds of medicines available to treat them. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease are often managed with medicines such …
Treatment and Medication Patient
(1 days ago) Treatment and Medication. To accompany our drug directory, our clinical experts have created articles covering the treatment and medication you may require for various medical conditions, as well as advice on immunisation.From ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure, to steroids for eczema, find out what options are available, how they work and the possible side effects.
Medicines to Keep at Home First Aid Patient
(7 days ago) Antihistamines. These ease the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies - for example, hives (urticaria), itch, sneezing, watering eyes, and a runny nose. They can be used to reduce the pain and swelling from wasp or bee stings. Some antihistamines may cause drowsiness - for example, chlorphenamine (Piriton®).
The dangers of counterfeit medications Patient
(4 days ago) Low-quality or counterfeit vaccines, antibiotics and medical equipment contribute to further deaths. Fake drugs can kill or harm you even if you don't take them yourself. The fake antibiotic drugs on the counterfeit market often contain the wrong antibiotic or low doses of the right one. This won't cure an infection and contributes to
Steroids Types and Side Effects Patient
(Just Now) Pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Weakening of the bones (osteoporosis). High blood pressure (hypertension). Cushing's syndrome due to excessive steroid in the body, which can lead to various effects on the body, including thinning of the skin, easy bruising and stretch marks. Eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts .
Nitrate Medication Information and Side Effects Patient
(2 days ago) Each has various brand names. Nitrate drugs do not alter the underlying cause of angina. (Angina is usually caused by narrowing of the heart arteries due to a build-up of a fatty substance called atheroma. See the separate leaflet called Angina.) However, nitrate medicines are good at easing and preventing angina pains.
Infection Treatment Bacterial and Viral Infection Medication
(3 days ago) Micro-organisms include bacteria, viruses and fungi amongst others. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics such as amoxicillin, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. There are many different types of antibiotic, with different ways of working; the choice depends on the type of infection you have. Fungi commonly cause skin infections such
Antithyroid Medication Types, Uses and Side Effects Patient
(2 days ago) Carbimazole is the most widely prescribed antithyroid medicine in the UK. Propylthiouracil can be used instead if you develop a side-effect to carbimazole, or it may be used in a thyrotoxic crisis. Propylthiouracil is also used for an overactive thyroid gland in pregnancy. Your doctor will advise you on which is the most suitable for you.
Anti-inflammatory Medicines (NSAIDs) Treatments for
(2 days ago) Fluticasone for severe inflammatory skin conditions (Cutivate) Hydrocortisone rectal foam. Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation (Advil, Brufen, Calprofen, Nurofen) Indometacin for pain and inflammation (Berlind, Indocid) Ketoprofen for pain and inflammation (Larafen, Oruvail, Valket) Loteprednol eye drops for inflammation (Lotemax)
Meloxicam (Anti-inflammatory Painkiller) Patient
(5 days ago) Available as. Tablets and melt-in-the-mouth (orodispersible) tablets. Anti-inflammatory painkillers like meloxicam are also called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or sometimes just 'anti-inflammatories'. Meloxicam eases pain and swelling (inflammation) in long-term conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
Self-referral for drug and alcohol addiction services Patient
(1 days ago) It's not just recreational drugs that can cause trouble; prescription or over-the-counter tablets can also lead to dependency issues too. If you find you've been hiding the number of pills you're taking or lying about your symptoms to obtain more medication, you need support. Your GP is a good place to start if you're unsure how to get help.
Steroid Injections Types and Side Effects Patient
(9 days ago) Other steroid-related side-effects are rare but may include: Infection ( If your joint becomes more painful and hot you should see your doctor immediately, especially if you feel unwell ). Allergic reactions. Local bleeding. Flushing of the skin. Rupture of a tendon (if the injection is given directly into the tendon).
What are anticoagulants
(8 days ago) Anticoagulants are used to treat and prevent blood clots that may occur in your blood vessels. Blood clots can block blood vessels (an artery or a vein). A blocked artery stops blood and oxygen from getting to a part of your body (for example, to a part of the heart, brain or lungs). The tissue supplied by a blocked artery becomes damaged or
What COVID-19 vaccines and medications are available around
(9 days ago) Which drugs are being used to treat COVID-19? Various medications are being used to treat COVID-19. Dexamethasone. Dexamethasone, a steroid, is a medicine used to treat a wide range of health conditions, from severe skin conditions to croup and autoimmune conditions. However, it is being used in hospitals as a treatment for severe cases of
Medicines for Nausea & Vomiting Anti-sickness tablets
(8 days ago) Granisetron, ondansetron, and palonosetron - these medicines work by blocking a chemical called serotonin (5-HT) in the gut, and the brain. Serotonin (5-HT) has an action in the gut and the brain to cause nausea. These medicines are useful for controlling nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Aprepitant and fosaprepitant - these are newer
Indigestion Medication Antacids, H2 blockers, Proton Pump
(Just Now) Proton pump inhibitors. These medicines also reduce the amount of acid made in your stomach. They are also used to treat indigestion and acid reflux, and stomach and duodenal ulcers. Proton pump inhibitors are very effective at reducing stomach acid and are particularly effective at treating acid reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).