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ADHD & Prescription Stimulants
Prescription stimulants are drugs that improve states of alertness and wakefulness. They stimulate both the central nervous system and sympathetic nervous system and often produce euphoric feelings. They help patients suffering from ADD or ADHD and are also used to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. The most used stimulants are Adderall, Adderall XR, Ritalin and Concerta; there are also some new drugs called eugeroics. Adrafinil and Modafinil, marketed as Provigil and Olmifon belong to this class.
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Analgesics & Anti-Inflammatories
An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Anti-Inflammatories reduce inflammation and its symptoms. Pain killing & Anti-Inflammatories drugs include Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Buprenorphine, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Fioricet, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Morphine, Opium, Tramadol, Oxycodone etc.
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Antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. They include Cephalosporin, Amphotericin B, Ciproflaxin, Gentamicin, Penicillin, Neomycin, Polymyxin B, Erythromycin, Streptomycin, Tetracycline, Vancomycin, Rifamycin, etc.
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Anticonvulsants also known as antiepileptic drugs prevent epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants include Barbiturates: Barbexaclone, Methylphenobarbital, Metharbital, Primidone, Phenobarbital, Hydantoins: Ethotoin, Fosphenytoin, Phenytoin, Mephenytoin, Oxazolidinediones: Ethadione, Trimethadione, Paramethadione, Succinimides: Ethosuximide, Phensuximide, Mesuximide, Benzodiazepines: Clobazam, Clorazepate, Clonazepam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Temazepam, Midazolam, Nitrazepam, Carboxamides: Carbamazepine, Rufinamide, Oxcarbazepine, Fatty acid derivatives: Valnoctamide, Valpromide, Carboxylic acids: Valproic acid (Valproate semisodium & Sodium valproate), etc.
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Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, eating disorders, neuropathic pain, dysmenorrhoea, snoring, migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dependence, addiction, and sleep disorders. They include Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, Pexeva, Luvox, Oleptro, Cymbalta, Effexor XR, Anafranil, Wellbutrin etc.
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Antihypertensives are a class of drugs that are used to treat hypertension. Antihypertensives include diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blocker, ACE (angiotensin- converting enzyme) inhibitors, centrally acting antihypertensives and sympatholytics.
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Antineoplastics or anticancer drugs inhibit the development of malignant cells. They include Alkylating Agents, Antimetabolites, Antibiotics and Antimitotic agents. Cytotoxics can be also used as Antineoplastics.
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Antipsychotics treat symptoms of severe psychiatric disorders, in particular in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,. They are divided into typical (Phenothiazines and Butyrophenones), atypical (Clozapine, Olanzapine, Zyprexa, Risperidone, etc) and Dopamine partial agonists (Aripiprazole).
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Antivirals & Antiretrovirals
Antivirals are used for treating viral infections including influenza. Antivirals include Anti-herpesvirus agents (Aciclovir, Docosanol, Cidofovir, Famciclovir), Anti-influenza agents (Amantadine, Peramivir, Rimantadine, Oseltamivir, Zanamivir), Antiretroviral drugs prevent the growth of the HIV virus and others, they include (Tenofovir, Lamivudine, Emtricitabine, Efavirenz).
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Bronchodilator drugs, or bronchodilators, make breathing easier by relaxing the muscles in the lungs and widening the airways. The most common bronchodilators are Ventolin, Primatene (epinephrine), Flixotide, Serevent, Accu-Hale, Albuterol.
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Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones, produced in the adrenal cortex, as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones. Corticosteroids are used primarily as anti-inflammatories but could be also used for treating some malignancies or natural hormone deficiency. Corticosteroids include: Betamethasone (Celestone), Budesonide (Entocort EC), Cortisone (Cortone), Dexamethasone (Decadron), Hydrocortisone (Cortef), Prednisolone (Prelone), Triamcinolone (Kenacort, Kenalog) and Prednisone (Deltasone).
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Drugs used in diabetes treat diabetes mellitus by lowering glucose levels in the blood. They include insulin, exenatide, liraglutide and pramlintide, all are administered orally and are thus also called oral hypoglycemic agents or oral antihyperglycemic agents. There are different classes of anti-diabetic drugs, and their selection depends on the nature of the diabetes, age and situation of the person, as well as other factors.
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Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection. There are now at least three effective erectile dysfunction drugs: Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Discuss them here.
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Hair Loss
There are three medications that have evidence to support their use in male pattern hair loss: finasteride, dutasteride and minoxidil.
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Heart Attack
A heart attack is the death of heart muscle from the sudden blockage by a blood clot in a coronary artery that supplies blood to the heart. There are different drugs to treat heart disease, they include Statins (Cerivastatin, atorvastatin, simvastatin, rosuvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, and fluvastatin). Anticoagulants (Heparin, Warfarin, Certoparin, Dalteparin, Bivalirudin, Enoxaparin etc.), Thrombolytics (anistreplase, t-PA, reteplase, tenecteplase, streptokinase and urokinase).
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Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone (HGH), also known as somatotropin, is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and cell regeneration.
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Muscle Relaxants
Muscle Relaxants are drugs that relieve muscle spasm. Central acting muscle relaxants are Benzodiazepines and Methocarbamol. Smooth muscle relaxant is Dicyclomine. There are several other skeletal muscle relaxants: Carisoprodol, Chlorzoxazone, Cyclobenzaprine, Baclofen, Dantrolene, Metaxalone, Orphenadrine, Pancuronium, Soma and Tizanidine.
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Anti-anxiety drugs depress the central nervous system and suppress anxiety. They include: Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium and Xanax), Carisoprodol, Glutethimide, Ketamine, Opioids.
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Weight Loss
Weight loss drugs can act in a variety of ways - such as suppressing appetite, inhibiting fat absorption or increasing the metabolism. Some of them are: Orlistat, Belviq, Contrave, Saxenda, Phentermine, Qsymia, etc.
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Women's Health
Discuss any woman conditions and health problem(s) here, breasts, menopause etc.
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Other Drugs & Health Issues
Use this forum if the drug or health issue you wish to discuss does not fit any of the other forums.
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Herbal Remedies & Alternative Therapies
Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. Learn and share with it here.
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