Monthly Archives: August 2007

Drug Interactions for Nasal Decongestants Drug

Type of Drug: Nasal decongestants. How the Drug Works: Nasal decongestants shrink swollen and congested nasal tissues (mucous membranes) by constricting blood vessels. This should relieve congestion (stuffy feeling), promote drainage of mucus, and improve breathing. Local application (eg, nasal … Continue reading

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Anabolic Steroids – Drug Interactions – How does it Works?

Type of Drug:Synthetic hormones (anabolic steroids) closely related to the androgen testosterone (male sex hormone). How the Drugs Works: Anabolic steroids promote body tissue-building processes and reverse destructive tissue-depleting processes. They also decrease normal testosterone production by the testicles. Uses … Continue reading

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Precautions to be kept in mind while using Potassium – Sparing Diuretics

Type of Drug: Diuretics or “water pills.” How the Drug Works: Potassium-sparing diuretics increase the amount of water and sodium being excreted by the kidneys, but reduce the amount of potassium being excreted by the kidneys. Uses: To treat edema … Continue reading

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Benefits of Thyroid Hormones

Type of Drug: Thyroid hormones. How the Thyroid Hormones Works: The natural thyroid hormone products (eg, desiccated thyroid and ) are obtained from beef and pork. They are economical, but standardization of iodine content is difficult. The synthetic products, including … Continue reading

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