Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine: Uses, Mechanism of Action and Contraindications

What is Hydroxychloroquine? Hydroxychloroquine is a blood schizonticidal drug. It is classified as anti-malarial medication and is used in the treatment of malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is also classified as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Hydroxychloroquine is also prescribed to prevent malaria in travelers to those countries where malaria is […]

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Auvi-Q

Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection): Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

Auvi-Q contains epinephrine. It is a prescription medicine. It is used to treat anaphylactic shacks. Auvi-Q Uses This medicine is intended to treat severe allergic responses to insect stings/bites, foods, medications, or other substances in the event of an emergency. Epinephrine improves breathing, stimulates the heart, reverses hives, raises blood pressure, and reduces swelling in […]

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Epinephrine

Epinephrine (Adrenalin): Uses, Side Effects, Dosage, and Mechanism of Action

What is Epinephrine? Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is produced by the medulla of the adrenal glands. It is released into the bloodstream in response to strong emotions like fear or anger, causing increased heart rate, blood pressure, muscle strength, and sugar metabolism. Epinephrine has been classified as a sympathomimetic (Adrenergic agonist) catecholamine that uses […]

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Arsobal: Dosing, Uses, Contraindications and Side Effects

Arsobal: Dosing, Uses, Contraindications and Side Effects

Arsobal contains Melarsoprol which is classified as an antimalarial drug. Melarsoprol is a drug that is used to cure African sleeping sickness, a parasitic infection. Active Ingredient Melarsoprol Arsobal Side effects Side effects of Arsobal include vomiting, hypertension, peripheral neuropathy, encephalopathy, and albuminuria. Is it Safe in Pregnancy? Arsobal is an investigational new drug (IND). […]

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Melarsoprol

Melarsoprol: Doses, Indications, Uses and Side Effects

In Africa, sleeping sickness has resurfaced. The few medications now approved to treat this disease, which is caused by parasite protozoa of the Trypanosoma brucei group, are being hampered by adverse side effects and treatment resistance. Before parasites emerge in the central nervous system, pentamidine and suramin are utilized. The major medicine used to treat […]

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Imodium

Imodium A-D Uses, Side effects and Interactions

Loperamide is marketed under the brand name Imodium, which is also stylized as Imodium A-D. Imodium, unlike Lomotil, is available over-the-counter (OTC). As a result, it’s more generally accessible. How does Imodium work? Imodium contains Loperamide HCl as an active ingredient. It works by decreasing peristaltic movements. Imodium A-D Side Effects Drowsiness Dizziness Dry mouth […]

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Loperamide

Loperamide: Uses, Mechanism of Action and Warnings

What is Loperamide? Used to treat non-specific diarrhea, Loperamide; an anti-diarrheal long-acting drug is also a suitable candidate for the treatment of Chronic diarrhea or gastroenteritis. It is an OTC (over-the-counter) oral anti-diarrheal medication that was initially introduced in 1969. It was first used medically in 1976 and became available as a non-prescription medicine in […]

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Akineton

Akineton: Uses, Dosage, Indications, and Side Effects

Dosage form: Oral tablets (Prolonged-release) 4mg, 2mg Active ingredient: Biperiden hydrochloride What is Akineton used for? A prescription-only drug Akineton; is primarily used to treat all forms of Parkinson’s disease. Other therapeutic indications include Drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms Excito-motor phenomena Akinesia Rigidity Akathisia Acute dystonia Akineton is also available in 5mg/ml ampules. Contraindications Hypersensitivity Narrow-angle glaucoma […]

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Biperiden

Biperiden: Uses, Side Effects and Mechanism of Action

What is Biperiden? A cholinergic antagonist drug biperiden is used to treat Parkinsonism. Biperiden Hydrochloride Biperiden Hydrochloride is the salt from the drug Biperiden. Tablet dosage forms of it include the drug in this chemical form. A central and peripheral nerve system muscarinic antagonist. Arteriosclerotic, idiopathic, and postencephalitic parkinsonism have all been treated with it. […]

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