ace-inhibitors

Ace inhibitors or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors work by reducing the process of angiotensin that converts to an enzyme. In the bloodstream, ACE is converting angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 11. The latter is a potent chemical which can cause muscles in the blood vessels to narrow and contract the blood vessels. Blood vessels narrowing can increase…

beta-blockers

Beta blockers or beta-adrenergic blocking agents are medicines that work by blocking the epinephrine or adrenaline and norepinephrine to bind with beta receptors on the nerves. The nerves produce the epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body and by the adrenal glands. These are neurotransmitters that can work actively where they are produced or other locations…

diuretics

Diuretics are among the most common medicines prescribed to those with high blood pressure or hypertension. These are often referred to as water pills by most people as it works by getting rid of the excess salt and water from the body by way of urine excretion. With the fact that there will be lesser…

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Salmonella is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. Each year, salmonella infections, called salmonellosis, sicken more than 1 million people. Up to 450 die from salmonella poisoning annually. The common bacteria “can live in many animals, such as livestock, pets, reptiles, and sometimes humans,” says Alan Taege, MD,…

a little boy scratches due to lice infestation

Pediculosis capitis and nits, commonly known as head lice infestation is the infection of the head scalp and hair by the Pediculus humanus capitis parasite. The head louse can live on people’s eyelashes and eyebrows as well. During the first infection, the itching may not begin for up to six weeks. When a person is…

  The drug type of VePesid is anti-cancer or chemotherapy drug. It is widely known by its generic name of etoposide. It is classified as topoisomerase II inhibitor and plant alkaloid. Basically, it is intended for use to patients with these kinds of conditions:   * Cancers of bladder, testicular, prostate, stomach, lung and uterine….

temozolamide

The generic name of Temodal is Temozolomide. It is a cancer-fighting type of medication called antineoplastics. It is part of the group of alkylating agents. It can help prevent the cancer cells growth by way of interfering with DNA required for cell production. Considering that cancer cells reproduce quicker than a healthy cell, the medication…

morphine

Morphine is considered a very potent painkiller that is for severe pain like after an operation or a major injury. It can also be given to those suffering from pain due to cancer or even for heart attack. This can also be given if the weaker dosage of other painkillers no longer take effect. However,…

zydelig

The generic name of Zydelig is idelalisib. The drug type is a targeted treatment. Uses * Small lymphocytic leukemia: This is prescribed for relapse type of condition after at least 2 previous systemic treatments were given. * Follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: This can also be given when diagnosed with relapsed type after 2 previous systemic…

gliadel

The medicine called Gliadel Wafer is an implant prescribed for the treatment of brain tumors of certain types like malignant glioma. The generic name is Carmustine In Polifeprosan. The implant is a mixture of product (carmustine and polifeprosan 20). the first one is part of alkylating agents and works by stopping or slowing the cancer…

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