paracetamol

For decades, it was thought that it is safe to take paracetamol (acetaminophen or APAP) regularly for years if you don’t take doses bigger than recommended. The maximum recommended dose within 24 hours shouldn’t be exceeded because it can lead to serious liver damage and even death. In fact, according to studies, paracetamol overdose is…

rocephin

Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is a sterile, semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for intravenous or intramuscular administration. It is an antibiotic commonly used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections, which includes meningitis, middle ear infections, endocarditis, pneumonia, bone and joint infections, skin infections, intra-abdominal infections, gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, and pelvic inflammatory disease, among others not…

ibuprofen

In addition to reducing pain, fever, body aches caused by prostaglandins, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen both reduce inflammations (swelling and redness), but the first one is slightly longer lasting and powerful than the other. Evidence for acetaminophens used to relieve fever in children is mixed, but it’s usually sold in combination with other medications such as…

acetaminophen

Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is a drug from the group of medications called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). The mechanism of its action is still not known exactly. It may reduce the production of prostaglandins in the brain. Too much acetaminophen can damage the liver, so you should be careful with the…

paracetamol

There are many products out there containing doses of paracetamol that are suitable for small children. The medication can be given to children for several reasons: • Reducing a high temperature (fever) • Relieving toothache, • Teething pain • Earache • A moderate headache, • A sore throat The right dose of paracetamol for a…

tecfidera

Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) is a fumaric acid, one of the widely-known medications to treat multiple sclerosis. It’s able to cut down many relapsing forms and slow the advance of the disease. The starting dose of the drug is 120 mg twice a day, for seven days, taken by mouth. After a week, maintenance doses of…

multiple sclerosis medications

There is no specific cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatment most commonly focuses on speeding recovery from attacks, slowing the progression of the disease and managing the symptoms. To treat musculoskeletal pain, the most commonly used drugs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). There are other over-the-counter medications…

Gout medications

Gout treatment usually involves medications. What those medications will depend on your doctor’s preferences, your current health, and of course – your own preferences. Gout medications are used not only to treat acute gout attacks but also to prevent future attacks and reduce risks of further complications. Most commonly, gout medications include: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs…

side effects of zoloft

The reported side-effects of Zoloft are not quite serious, but they exist. The most common include tiredness, dizziness, drowsiness, mild nausea, stomach discomfort including constipation or diarrhea, dry mouth, appetite loss or weight gain, insomnia and other sleep-related problems, and decreased libido or difficulties having an orgasm, among others. Zoloft (sertraline) works in a way…

adult adhd

Medications for adult ADHD are a common way of managing this disorder in adults. The most common prescribed medications for adult ADHD are stimulants such as Adderall and Concerta. However, the best-known ADHD stimulant Ritalin is not officially approved for use in adults but it is prescribed as off-label. Side effects of stimulants do not…

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