Archive for the ‘drugs’ Category

Basic Issues About Anti-Inflammatory

Friday, December 9th, 2011 2,534 views

The anti-inflammatory medications are highly used by its effectiveness in treating pain and inflammation. Among the best known are anti-inflammatory drugs diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, nimesulide, ketoprofen and etodolac. As anti-inflammatory drugs act? This was discovered in 1970, when it was revealed the mechanism of action of aspirin, which all of ...

Everything You Need to Know About Hypertension

Friday, December 9th, 2011 2,667 views

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It is part of life for many people, young or old. Hypertension is a very common disease. To get an idea of ​​its importance, of every ten adults, about two have high blood pressure. It is a chronic disease, or that ...

Everything You Need to Know About Antidepressants

Friday, December 9th, 2011 3,008 views

Antidepressants are the first line treatment against depression. Annual sales of antidepressants are approximately 50 billion dollars, making this class of drugs most commonly prescribed one of these days. Many pharmaceutical companies engaged in direct marketing of antidepressants to consumers through television and print media.

Everything You Need to Know About How Antibiotics Work

Friday, December 9th, 2011 2,720 views

An antibiotic is any substance that interferes with the ability of bacteria to function normally (remember, the bacteria are living organisms). Can inhibit their growth (bacteriostatic antibiotic) or kill bacteria (bactericidal antibiotics). Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, ranging from almost deadly diseases such as meningitis, common problems such ...

Remedies for Depression

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,273 views

Fluoxetine, the market is known as Prozac, which is part of the medicines to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa and panic disorder. The remedy for depression is used in the form of fluoxetine hydrochloride, being swallowed in capsules or oral solution. The same is marketed requiring a prescription.

Everything You Need to Know About Sleeping Pills

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,289 views

The sleeping pills are not new: several centuries ago, infusions of various herbs were already used to induce sleep. At the beginning of the twentieth century, barbiturates, and by the 1960s, benzodiazepines have been released. The newer sleeping pills do not carry the same risks of dependence and that the ...

Side Effects of Paracetamol

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,632 views

Few drugs are so present in our lives as acetaminophen, the painkiller found in many cold remedies and Tylenol for a headache. But recently, a U.S. federal advisory committee raised concerns about liver damage that can occur with overuse of paracetamol. The panel came to recommend that the FDA ...

Soybeans can help fight obesity, says study

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 2,552 views

Spanish scientists demonstrated the anti-obesity properties and hepatoprotective of isoflavones, substances of plant origin found primarily in soybeans and act similarly to certain hormones that the human body secretes, as estrogens. The study, conducted by members of Ciberobn (Biomedical Research Centre Network-Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition) Foundation Imabis of Malaga, ...

Lung Cancer Vaccine

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 1,983 views

The health authorities of Cuba in Peru registered a therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer that has been applied with favorable results in about 2,000 patients. The news was released on Tuesday by state-run newspaper "Granma," the Communist Party. CimaVax-EGF vaccine offers the possibility of converting advanced cancer in a manageable chronic ...

Main drugs used in cancer treatment

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 4,381 views

The most widely used anticancer agents in cancer treatment include polyfunctional alkylating, antimetabolites, antitumor antibiotics, mitotic inhibitors and others. New drugs are continuously being isolated and applied experimentally in animal models before use in humans.