Monthly Archives: June 2007

Ipratropium Bromide – How Ipratropium Bromide Works

Ipratropium Bromide – Guidelines for Using Ipratropium Bromide – Uses and Benefits Type of Drug: Respiratory inhalant; bronchodilator. How the Ipratropium Bromide Works: Ipratropium bromide blocks the action of the chemical transmitter acetylcholine when inhaled orally. Acetylcholine stimulates the muscles … Continue reading

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Fluoride – Some Benefits on Usage of Fluoride

Fluoride : Drug Information – Side Effects and Some Precautions for Use Type of Drug: The amount of fluoride provided by a product varies with the fluoride salt (formulation) contained in the product. The table above lists the fluoride salts … Continue reading

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Aggregation Inhibitors – Some Benefits on Usage of Aggregation Inhibitors

Aggregation Inhibitors Information – Side Effects, Uses and Benefits Type of Drug: Antiplatelet agents. How the Drug Works: Platelets are components of the blood that aid in clot formation. Blood clots often form on platelets that have clumped together. These … Continue reading

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Carvedilol – Some Benefits on Usage of Carvedilol

Carvedilol – Guidelines for Using Carvedilol – Uses and Benefits Type of Drug: Drug used to lower high blood pressure; antihypertensive; alpha/beta√ā¬≠adrenergic blocking agent. How the Carvedilol Product Works: Carvedilol lowers blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, thereby decreasing blood … Continue reading

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Nonprescription Drug – How does Nonprescription Works?

Nonprescription Uses and Benefits of Nonprescription – Side Effects of Nonprescription Type of Drug: Over-the-counter (otc) diuretics or “water pills.” How the Nonprescription Products Works: Ammonium chloride alone has limited value in promoting urine flow. Its use in combination with … Continue reading

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Diflunisal Information – Side Effects, Uses and Benefits

Diflunisal – Type of Drug – Some Interactions occurring with Diflunisal Type of Drug: Anti-inflammatory; analgesic (pain reliever). How the Drug Works: Diflunisal decreases inflammation and relieves pain by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis. It is not a steroid or a narcotic. … Continue reading

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Epoprostenol Information – Side Effects, Uses and Benefits

Epoprostenol Drug – How does Epoprostenol Works? Type of Drug: Peripheral vasodilator. How the Epoprostenol Product Works: Epoprostenol relaxes pulmonary and arterial blood vessels, allowing them to dilate (widen). This allows more blood to flow through the vessels and improves … Continue reading

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Allopurinol Drug – How does Allopurinol Works?

Allopurinol – Type of Drug – Some Interactions occurring with Allopurinol Type of Drug: Agent for gout; xanthine oxidase inhibitor. How the Allopurinol Product Works: Gout is a hereditary form of arthritis caused by increased uric acid levels in the … Continue reading

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