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What is benazripril hydrochloride?

What is benazripril hydrochloride?

ACE inhibitor: Benezapril is a medication that is often used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure. It also uses to prevent kidney disease in diabetic patients. It belongs to a class of medication called ACE inhibitor because of the way it works. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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What is cetirizine hydrochloride used for?

What is cetirizine hydrochloride used for?

ANtihistamine: Cetrizine is an antihistamine and is used for allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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What is cyproheptadine hydrochloride for?

What is cyproheptadine hydrochloride for?

Hives: Cyproheptadine (aka periactin) is an older antihistamine that is often used to control chronic hives, especially hive caused by exposure to heat a condition called cholinergic urticaria. This antihistamine commonly causes drowsiness, slowed reaction times and weight gain. In fact, it has been used, at times, as an appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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What is chlortrimeton?

What is chlortrimeton?

Antihistamine: An antihistamine. Used for treating allergies. Caution, it will probably cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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What is difference between diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine?

What is difference between diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine?

Very similar: Both have anti-allergy property and sedative property. Doxylamine seems to be marketed more for its sedative, or sleep medicine effects, while diphenylhydramine seems to be marketed for more anti-histamin effect. ...Read more

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What is diphenhydromebe citrate vs diphenhydramine hci?

What is diphenhydromebe citrate vs diphenhydramine hci?

Similar: Just different "salts" with the same active ingredient. ...Read more

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What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

Allergies and hives: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of :: Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites! ...Read more

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What is the difference between loratadine and cetirizine dihydrochloride? Is one better?

What is the difference between loratadine and cetirizine dihydrochloride?  Is one better?

Cetirizine FTW: Most allergists would recommend cetirizine. It is more effective at controlling symptoms than loratidine. Cetirizine does make 10-15% of people sleepy, however. ...Read more

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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is a safe dosage for promethazine hydrochloride?

What is a safe dosage for promethazine hydrochloride?

Promethazine: 25mg every 6 hours would be my maximum dosage. This may make you drowsy however. Be careful taking other medications at the same time. ...Read more

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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec! ...Read more

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What is the difference between zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) medicines?

What is the difference between zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) medicines?

Yes : Similarity: in the 2nd generation antihistamine class of drugs. Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. Both can cause dryness and urinary symptoms as a sideffect differences: Claritin (loratadine) does not usually cause drowsiness. Zyrtec typically can. The time it takes to be effective vary as well. As far as effectiveness: depends on person. Zyrtec in some studies have been shown to be faster acting. ...Read more

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What is levocetirizine dihydrochloride brand name?

What is levocetirizine dihydrochloride brand name?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): Levocetirizne is the active, l-isomer of cetirizine. When you take plain cetirizine, 50% is levocetirizine, so there is 5mg of levocetirizine in 10mg of cetirizine. In other words, you could just take cetirizine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine)?

What is the difference between zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Very similar: Zyrtec is the brand name for the molecule cetirizine, whereas xyzal is levocetirizine, the mirror image. Xyzal came to market when zyrtec was going generic and over-the-counter. There are subtle differences between the two, but they behave very similarly. ...Read more

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Promethazine hydrochloride-- what is it used for?

Promethazine hydrochloride--  what is it used for?

Allergies.: This is a first-generation antihistamine used for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and to treat allergic reactions. It is also used as a sedative and to treat motin sickness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diphenhydramine and diphenhydramine hci?

What is the difference between diphenhydramine and diphenhydramine hci?

The same: Brand name, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is diphenylhidramine hcl salt, and they are the same. Other products may be a different salts such as diphenylhydramine citrate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

Observation: The major consequence is sedation so observation in a safe place - in bed at home or in the er - is almost always adequate. Irregular heart beat is extremely rare. If massive overdose is suspected - say a small child swallows 10 or more 10 mg tablets - vomiting may be induced with syrup of ipecac. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is a lethal dose?

Uncertain: I am unaware of any study on human re. The lethal dose but have heard of people taking up to 8 tablets a day without serious side effects. ...Read more

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What is cetirizine hydrochloride used for?

ANtihistamine: Cetrizine is an antihistamine and is used for allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more