Medication | Health Eagle - Part 3

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Heartburn Medications

by Jessica B. July 3rd, 2012 | Medication
Heartburn is a common problem that can cause discomfort, bad breath, breathing problems, sore throat, and a wide variety of other symptoms.  This can make it difficult to conduct normal everyday activities. There are many medications that can treat the symptoms of heartburn in most patients. Ideally, you should discuss treatment with your doctor before beginning to take any medication.

Antacids:  These work by neutralizing stomach acid, and they are taken after a meal when symptoms present. They can be used to treat heartburn and also indigestion. Antacids are usually best for short term treatment, as they can have many
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Anti-Anxiety Medications

by Jessica B. June 7th, 2012 | Medication
Millions of Americans suffer from various forms of anxiety disorders. Some suffer panic attacks, others fight social anxiety. There isn’t a one size fits all anti-anxiety medication, but there are several options available for sufferers. The options have different pros and cons, with there being a variety of side effects. You should always discuss treatment options with your doctor and therapist.

Buspirone – This drug acts as a tranquilizer by helping the body to incrase serotonin and decrease dopamine. Unlike other courses of treatment, this one can take a few weeks before there is an established effect. Busiprone can be
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Lovenox = Love Not

by Lori Sciame March 12th, 2012 | Medication
Are you a senior citizen and having stomach surgery or a knee/hip replacement in the near future? Or will you be confined to bed for an extended period due to another surgery? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you might want to ask your doctor about a medication called Lovenox.

This prescription drug, also known as an enoxaparin sodium injection, works to prevent blood clots. As described on the manufacturer’s website, the drug (in shot form) “…alters the blood’s normal clotting process, so clots can’t form as easily, and neither can a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.”
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Teen Acne Treatments

by Lori Sciame February 13th, 2012 | Medication
Acne is a common skin condition that affects approximately 40 to 50 million people in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

One of the hardest things about being a teenager is the appearance of acne on the face and the body. Some teens have barely any pimples, while others may have such a severe case, that he or she may be called names. Many cases of teen acne respond well to home remedies or over-the-counter preparations (including washes, astringents, and creams), yet some children require a visit to the doctor to get the problem under control.

First, it’s
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Amlodipine: Calcium Channel Blocker

by Lori Sciame January 16th, 2012 | Medication
There are nine types of high blood pressure medications available to patients today. One type is calcium channel blockers (CCB). This kind of medicine keeps calcium from entering the muscle cells of the heart and blood vessels. Basically, your heart doesn’t have to pump as hard when taking a CCB, and as a result, high blood pressure goes down.

Those prescribed amlodipine, which is an example of a CCB, need to remember a few key facts. Never take more or less than your doctor prescribes of the medication. Also, take the medicine at the same time each day, but if
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