Basic Issues About Anti-Inflammatory

Friday, December 9th, 2011 1,501 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 1,460 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 1,721 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 1,563 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 1,313 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 1,261 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 1,682 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 ...

Contraindications and Adverse Effects of Aspirin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 44,832 views

Aspirin should be avoided by those known to be allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen, or to have salicylate intolerance or a more generalized drug intolerance to NSAIDs, and caution should be exercised in those with asthma or NSAID-precipitated bronchospasm. Due to its effect on the stomach lining, manufacturers recommend that ...

The Aspirin History

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,337 views

Medicines containing derivatives of salicylic acid, structurally similar to aspirin, have been in medical use since antiquity. Salicylate-rich willow bark extract became recognized for its specific effects on fever, pain and inflammation in the mid-eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century pharmacists were experimenting with and prescribing a variety of chemicals ...

What is Aspirin?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,110 views

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (IPA: /??s?t?lsæl??s?l?k ?æs?d/) is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. It also has an antiplatelet or "anti-clotting" effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent ...