Medication | Health Eagle - Part 4

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Surprising Benefits: Medications

by Lori Sciame December 19th, 2011 | Medication
Recently, a well-known medication used by people to lower cholesterol levels and to lower the risk of heart attack has been in the news. Why? This drug has been shown to have a surprising benefit for those who take it – a lower risk of dying from severe influenza. Other medications also have benefits that extend beyond their initial intended use.

Read on to learn more about this new finding, as well as to learn about other drugs with surprising (additional) benefits.

People who take this drug daily do so to address abnormal cholesterol levels and to combat heart attacks. Little
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Medication and Yeast Infections

by Lori Sciame November 21st, 2011 | Medication
Close to 75% of women experience the unpleasant itching and discharge associated with a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their lives. Whether the infection is brought on by antibiotic use, or something else, the distinct symptoms can make a woman feel miserable.

Not too long ago, a woman had to make an appointment with her doctor in order to get a prescription to take care of the infection. The process was costly, as it involved paying for the office visit, as well as for the prescription itself. Thank goodness, anti-fungal medications can now be purchased over the counter.

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What is Cymbalta?

by Lori Sciame October 24th, 2011 | Medication
You may have seen commercials lately for a medication called Cymbalta.  It is being advertised as a means to reduce chronic pain associated with several health conditions.  What is this drug, and how does it work?

Duloxetine, the generic name for Cymbalta, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004.  It is used for treatment not only for major depression and anxiety, but for chronic pain as well. This means that this medication treats anything from fibromyalgia, to the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. Prescribed as a delayed release capsule, a dose is taken once or twice per
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Cold/Flu Medications and Young Children

by Lori Sciame September 26th, 2011 | Medication
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that children under 4 should not be given over-the-counter cough medicines.

As stated on the WebMD site, “the cold medicines in question include four different categories of drugs:
• Cough suppressants (dextromethorphan or DM)
• Cough expectorants (guaifenesin)
• Decongestants (pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine)
• Antihistamines (such as brompheniramine, chlorpheniramine maleate, diphenhydramine [Benadryl] and others)

You might not recognize these drugs by name. But they are the active ingredients in many brands of kids’ cold and cough medicines.” These types of medicines are dangerous, as they may cause extreme drowsiness, and there have been cases of parents
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Miracle Medication or Dangerous Drug?

by Lori Sciame August 29th, 2011 | Medication
It’s been around for a long time, but is it safe? Phentermine remains in use today as a controlled substance for helping people to lose weight. Marketed under the following trade names - Ionamin, Adipex-P, and others, the drug may seem like a godsend to those who struggle with weight issues.

Personally, I know three people who have lost considerable weight using this drug. They seem happy with the results, each shedding approximately 30 lbs. each. The positive effects cannot be denied. My friends seem happy with their new and improved bodies.

Yet, each of these people have taken this drug
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