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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are no dietary restrictions or common medication interactions, unlike the the maois. ...Read more

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Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Is the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) a preventative drug or a reliever?

Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) which contain and inhaled corticosteroid are used as maintenance (preventive) therapy to control persistent asthma. The formoterol component is a long-acting airway opener and may provide some initial relief of acute asthma symptoms; however symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read more

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Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Is a cellulite lotion which contains the asthma drug, aminophylline safe to use?

Cellulite lotion: Aminophylline has been a useful drug for asthma. It is still used but not as frequently. When used by mouth or intravenously we are able to check the blood levels to avoid toxicity. It's use for the cellulites as a local application is quite safe. However, the effectiveness is controversial. I guess there will be no harm in trying. Please share your experience. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?

Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?

Also used for COPD: The combination of budesonide and formoterol (known as Symbicort in the US) is a medication that is used for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). While COPD patients often suffer from chronic cough, combivair/Symbicort are not approved for and do not treat chronic cough itself. ...Read more

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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

Classess below: The common drugs you will encounter include 1) Beta Blockers 2) Calcium Channel Blockers 3) Diuretics 4) Nitrates 5) ACE inhibitors 6) Aldosterone Receptor Blockers These are usually used in different combinations to achieve best control possible ...Read more

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Is immunotherapy in asthma effective?

Is immunotherapy in asthma effective?

Yes: It is if this is the cause of your asthma. I'm a pulmonologist who regularly refers to allergists for this reason and have had the therapy myself. It works for many sufferers to reduce their symptoms (and sometimes eliminate them). ...Read more

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Methylxanthine (Definition)

Methylxanthine therapy is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Methylxanthines (Definition)

Methylxanthine agents are a kind of ...Read more