Pharmacy & Drugs Articles & Consumer Guides

Chinese BL: Antifungal Cream

In the Philippines Chinese BL cream is categorized as a counterfeit drug – not that it is fake or ineffective, but simply it is an imported drug unregistered in the country’s Food and Drug Authority. Naturally, these products are banned in drugstores and other drug outlets. However, a Chinese BL cream can also be bought in cosmetic stores, in market places and in the internet. Its price ranges from 15 pesos to 50 pesos – really cheap compared to other topical antifungal medications. BL cream products have also proven their efficacy. Compared to the equivalent generic, it can relieve a condition faster. More to this, some consumers also revealed that it is also effective in treating psoriasis, acne, pimples and used as a skin lightening cream. Image source What’s in Chinese BL Cream? BL cream contains ketoconazole – an active constituent which is also found in the brand Nizoral (Janssen), Ketovid (Hovid) and Dezor (Hoe). Ketoconazole is a broad spectr...

Quadriderm Cream

Quadriderm cream Quadriderm cream or ointment contains betamethasone as 17 - valerate (0.05%), gentamicin sulfate (0.1%), Tolnaftate (1%) and clioquinol (1%). Quadriderm cream or ointment - Tubes with 20 grams. What is Quadriderm cream used for? Quadriderm ointment or cream is a topical dermatological preparation highly effective in treating many skin disorders. Quadriderm cream or ointment should be stored in a cool place and protected from light and moisture. The validity of Quadriderm ointment or cream is 36 months, and is recorded on the outer packaging, in case of expiration render the product unusable. Tell your doctor the occurrence of pregnancy during treatment or after its termination. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Follow the advice of your doctor, always respecting the schedules, doses and duration of treatment. Do not stop treatment without the knowledge of your doctor. Tell your doctor the appearance of unpleasant reactions such as burning, itching, ir...

Disflatyl Uses and Side Effects

Disflatyl tablets uses and side effects Active ingredients- Simethicone. Disflatyl tablets amass the gas bubble formed in the stomach and intestine, helping easier routing of gas. It is prescribed for relief from pressure created by excessive formation of gas bubbles in the stomach and intestine. Disflatyl tablets may be prescribed for ailments not listed above. Dosage Adults For functional gastric disorder, postoperative Gas Pains and Flatulence: 40 to 125 Mg of Simethicone to be administered orally after meal and at bedtime. Adults for Endoscopy: 67 Mg of Simethicone as an oral suspension administered just before Endoscopy. Disflatyl tablets side effects Rare cases of side effects associated to Disflatyl tablets have been reported. In case any of these side effects occur, seek for immediate medical help. Symptoms include extreme allergic reaction; skin irritation, hives skin rashes, redness, difficulty in breathing, swelling, and chest pain, chest congestion, swelling of the ...

LS BL: Antifungal Corticosteroid Cream

In the Philippines, LS BL cream is imported and distributed by Manxing Enterprise Corporation from Shanghai Baolong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd in China. LS BL cream is legal as it is registered in the Food and Drug Authority (FDA).  Unfortunately, like the unregistered Chinese BL, there are also counterfeit LS BL creams. LS BL cream facts Similar to the Chinese BL cream, LS BL has ketoconazole with the corticosteroid clobetasol. LS BL is a combination of a 10mg/g ketoconazole and a 500mcg/g clobetasol. Like the Chinese BL, LS BL is a 7g cream contained in a maroon jar. LS BL is a prescription topical preparation indicated for fungal infections including tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) etc. Because it also contains clobetasol, LS BL can be a lot helpful when the itching and inflammation are severe. More to this, LS BL is cited to be effective for dermatitis like seborrhoeic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis or eczema and psoriasis...

Ascof and Solmux: A Comparison of Two Cough Remedies

In the Philippines, most cough remedies are considered as OTC or Over-The- Counter medications. Customers usually choose a product based on  drug popularity. The more they see or hear about it from the media, the more they feel secure in purchasing the product for their loved ones or for themselves.  Ascof and Solmux are two common cough cures. While Ascof is known as a herbal remedy, Solmux as a carbocisteine is also notorious for being in the market for 50 years as a mucoregulator in respiratory diseases  since the 1960s. Both claim efficacy and safety, but which of the two is really better? Ascof   Image by the author Manufactured by Pascual/ Altermed, Ascof (Lagundi) is from a herbal source. It is indicated for bronchospasm in acute bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and other bronco pulmonary disorder. Contraindication: No known contraindication. Precaution: Pregnancy and lactation. Side-effect: Itchiness, nausea and vomiting, tachycardia, diarrhea,...

Tuseran Forte Uses and Side Effects

Tuseran Forte Active ingredients present in Tuseran Forte- dextromethorphan HBr, phenylephrine HCl and paracetamol. Dextromethorphan HBr, an anti-tussive, restrains the region in the brain that stimulates coughing. Phenylephrine HCl, a decongestant, loosens and clears airway passage allowing easier breathing. It also restricts postnasal drip. Paracetamol reduces fever and is a effective pain reliever. Tuseran Forte uses Tuseran Forte is administered for treating cough, blocked nose, postnasal drip, body aches, headaches and fever linked to common cold, flu, sinusitis and other similar respiratory tract ailments. It also aids in effectively decongest sinus openings. Tuseran Forte may be prescribed for other conditions not listed above. Dosage Adults and children above 12 years A capsule of Tuseran Forte every 6 hours or as prescribed by your physician. Children below 12 years The efficacy and safety of Tuseran Forte has not been established in children below 12 years of age. ...

Ectrin (Erdosteine)

Ectrin (Erdosteine) Active ingredient- Erdosteine Ectrin indications/ uses Ectrin (Erdosteine) is indicated for treating severe bronchitis, constant bronchitis as well as its exacerbations. It may as well be used for treating respiratory problems portrayed by uncharacteristic bronchial discharge and damaged mucus transportation. Ectrin (Erdosteine) may as well be used for treating other sickness not listed above. Dosage and administration    Ectrin Capsule: a capsule 2 to 3 times every day. Ectrin Suspension: Adults as well as Children over 30 kg: 10 mL of Ectrin Suspension (or 2 tablespoon) two times every day. Children between 20 to 30 kg: 5 mL of Ectrin Suspension (or a tablespoon) three times every day. Children between 15 to 19 kg 15-19 kg: 5 5 mL of Ectrin Suspension (or a tablespoon) two times every day. Direction for Reconstitution: To compose 60 mL suspension: Include 42 mL of water and mix properly till all the powder is evenly mixed. To compose 100 mL s...

Surfaz SN Anti Fungal, Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Cream

Surfaz SN Anti fungal, Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory cream Active ingredients • Clotrimazole I P 1.0% w/w • BeclomethasoneD propionate IP 0.025% w/w • Neomycin Sulphate I. P. 0.5% w/w • Cream base. q.s. • Preservatives. • Mettiyi Paraben I. P. 0.15% w/w • Propyl Paraben I. R. 0.08 % w/w • Appropriate overages added. Since the precise etiological diagnosis is not always possible to be made only on clinical grounds, in a country like ours, where sophisticated laboratory facilities required for making precise diagnosis are either absent or beyond the reach of the common man, a skin preparation having a broad spectrum of action such as Surfaz SN cream having anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and potent antifungal activities Is very much required. Many times though when the infection is due to fungus there is a chance of secondary bacterial infections or vice versa. At times the inflammatory skin disorders, which respond to ...

Zentel Worm Medicine Dosage and Side Effects

Zentel worm Medicine dosage and Side effects Zentel active ingredients- Albendazole from the family of benzimidazole grouping of anthelmintic agents. Albendazole is a white to off-white, neutral or approximately fragrance-free fine particles, which is virtually insoluble in H20 and somewhat solvent in chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetonitrile and methanol. Its molecular mass of Albendazole is 265.33. PHARMACOLOGY ZENTEL Suspension is a wide-range anthelmintic, which is extremely efficient in fighting a broad variety of intestinal helminths. Albendazole (ZENTEL) is in addition effectual in fighting tissue helminth infectivity, like cutaneous larva migrans. Zentel suspension treatment has also been administered in the elevated dosage, long term therapy of tissue helminth infectivity which includes cysticercosis and hydatid cysts. The antihelminthic interaction of Zentel suspension is considered to be chiefly intra-intestinal. Nevertheless, at elevated albendazole dosage, adequ...

Diprogenta Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate)

Diprogenta Cream (Betamethasone dipropionate) Betamethasone is an artificial corticosteroid that is applied on the skin (topically). Betamethasone impersonates the effect of hydrocortisone (cortisol), the steroid generated naturally in the human system by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids contain effective anti-provocative effects and also restrain the immune reaction. Corticosteroids have a lot of effects on the human system, but they mainly are applied for their powerful anti-inflammatory actions, predominantly in those situations in which the immune system plays a significant part. Betamethasone dipropionate was approved by the FDA in July 1983. STORAGE: All preparations ought to be stored in normal room temperature between 15-30 C. Diprogenta Lotion ought to be shaken prior to each application. Diprogenta Cream uses Betamethasone (Diprogenta cream) is prescribed for the relief of inflammation and itching connected with a broad range of skin ailments in subjects above 13 ...

Heraclene (Dibencozide) Capsule

Heraclene (Dibencozide) Capsule Active ingredients- Dibencozide Mechanism of action Heraclene (Dibencozide) Capsule amplifies the protein "effectiveness coefficient" for example, the proportion of "bound nitrogen" for protein fabrication in the system evaluated to "consumed nitrogen" with food ingestion. The preliminary symptom of efficiency is apparent by a noticeable boost in desire for food. Thus, Heraclene (Dibencozide) Capsule aids optimal consumption of nutritional protein ingestion and helps in the development and restoration of body tissues and kindles in the body the desire for food. ATC classification Heraclene capsule is from the group of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin and analogues) and is administered for taking care of anemia. Heraclene Forte Indications Heraclene (Dibencozide) Capsules are prescribed or used for taking care of low birth weight, premature babies, retarded growth, poor desire for food in infants, kids as well as adults. It also may be used fo...

Domstal Dosage and Side Effects

Domstal Dosage and side effects Domstal active ingredients- Domperidone and Cinnarizine . Domstal Used for • Treating motion sickness (nausea and/ or vomiting), • Treating feeling of feeling heavy after meal, • Treat heartburn, stomach discomfort and acidity, because of food ingredients flowing back to the food pipe from the stomach. Domstal may also be used for other ailments not listed above. Dosage Oral Motion sickness Adult: a Domstal administered 1-2 hours prior to travel and 1 tablet every six hrs at some stage in voyage if essential. Pharmacokinetics Cinnarizine has Ca channel obstructing action discriminative for arterial even muscles. It has various antihistamine actions. Cinnarizine works as a labyrinthine tranquilizer. It also develops micro flow by decreasing ischaemia- stimulated blood thickness. Domperidone is a secondary dopamine-receptor obstructer. It enhances equally the lower oesophageal sphincter pressure and the oesophageal perist...

Taxim-O 200mg (Cefixime)

Taxim-O 200mg (cefixime) Cefixime(Taxim-O) is an 3rd generation oral cephalosporin antibiotic. It is administered to take care of tonsilitis, gonorrhea, as well as pharyngitis. The normal dosage is 400 mg in 2 separate doses for a period of about one week. Pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics Cefixime holds on to one or more of the PBPs (penicillin-binding proteins) which reduces the last transpeptidation process of peptidoglycan production in bacterial cell wall, as a result restraining biosynthesis and checking cell wall congregation ensuing death of bacterial cell. Absorption Only 40 to 50 percent is absorbed from the Gastro Intestinal tract (oral); absorption rate might be reduced if administered with food. Better absorption observed with oral suspension than Taxim-O 200mg (cefixime) tablets. Distribution Protein-binding: merely about 65 percent. Urine (elevated absorptions), Bile; crosses the placenta. Excretion 20 percent of an oral dose is discharged through urine unalter...

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide), Anti-allergic Cough Medicine

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is a pleasant tasting composition of proved therapeutic agents. It provides symptomatic relief from dry, irritating and allergic cough. Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is a combination; and provides a potent non-narcotic, non-addictive cough suppressant, Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) with the anti-allergic effect of Chlorpheniramine Maleate and the soothing properties of Ammonium Chloride and Guaiphenesin. Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide)a non-narcotic cough suppressant, in contrast to Morphine and Codeine, acts by acting on the cough centre and raises the central threshold for noxious stimuli. While Codeine increases the muscle tone in the intestinal tract thereby tending to reduce peristalsis and cause constipation, Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) does not cause constipation or other gastro-intestinal disturbances. Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobrom...

Enzomac (Typsin, Bromelain & Rutoside Trihydrate) Tablets

Enzomac (Typsin, Bromelain & Rutoside Trihydrate) Tablets Active ingredients Trpsin BP 48 Mg Bromelain 90 Mg Rutoside Trihydrate BP 100 Mg Total proteolytic activity not less than 1095 FIP units per tablet. (Papain method). Description- Enzomac contains a combination of two proteolytic enzymes Typsin and Bromelain together with plant flavonoid Rutoside. This combination has anti-inflammatory properties. Indications- Enzomac is indicated for treatment of edema and inflammation of traumatic origin such as contusions, lacerations and cuts. It is also indicated for treatment of edema and inflammation following surgery, tooth extraction, cellulitis, abscess, sport injuries and sprains. Enzomac is indicated for inflammatory episodes of rheumatic and degenerative conditions, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, osteoarthritis, Spondylopathies, Tendonitis and Bursitis. Dosage- 6 tablets of Enzomac , 2 tablets three times a day, are recommended for adult patients. Children: (6 years and ...

Tuseran Forte: More Facts, Contraindications and Warnings

Whenever a customer asks for a cold and cough drug for an adult, Tuseran Forte is the first choice by most pharmacies. Aside from its convenient form as a capsule, Tuseran Forte contains phenylephrine – a decongestant; dextromethorphan – a cough suppressant; and paracetamol – an analgesic/ antipyretic. But, while Tuseran Forte is considered as an OTC or Over-The-Counter medication, care is still exercised by pharmacy personnel upon recommending this drug. Tuseran Forte facts Tuseran Forte is manufactured by Medichem in Hongkong and by Unilab in the Philippines. It is in capsule form and contains 15mg of dextromethorphan; 25mg of phenylephrine; and 325 mg of paracetamol. Tuseran Forte is usually indicated for the relief of symptoms in common colds and cough and for other respiratory tract infections. It can be taken by adults and by children from 12 years old above. Tuseran Forte can be taken with or without food – one capsule 3 to 4 times a day. Precautions ...

Celestamine Tablets

Celestamine tablets Active ingredients- Betamethasone and dexchlorpheniramine maleate. Celestamine belongs to the steroid family and works by inhibiting the production of compound in the body causing pain and inflammation. Celestamine is administered for treating many health conditions which includes allergic reactions, respiratory problems, skin conditions, and dermatologic reactions. Celestamine may also be used for treating other health conditions not listed above. Tips and warnings • Avoid using Celestamine if you allergic to any of its active ingredients (Betamethasone or dexchlorpheniramine maleate). • Avoid using Celestamine if you are suffering from any fungal infection in any parts of your body. • Inform you doctor of any prevailing health conditions and the medications you are administering before using Celestamine tablets. Many drugs interact with Celestamine or steroids and cause severe side effects. • Use of Steroid can alter you immune system...

Amydramine Syrup

Amydramine syrup Active ingredients- Na citrate, Diphenhydramine HCl and Menthol. Composition/5 mL - Na citrate 28.5 mg, Diphenhydramine HCl 7 mg and menthol 0.55 mg General information Amydramine syrup is a combination of Na citrate, Diphenhydramine HCl and Menthol and is from the group of aminoalkyl ethers administered as systemic antihistamines. Amydramine uses The medicine is helpful in Relief of cough and easing of nasal as well as bronchial congestion for infants greater than 2 years of age.  Amydramine syrup may also be administered for other ailments not listed above. Dosage and administration Amydramine can be administered with our without meal. Children greater than or equal to 6 years- Recommended dose 20 mL, can be recurring every 3 hours; Children between 2 to 5 years 2-5 yr- Recommended dose 20 mL, can be recurring every 3 hours with a maximum limit of 20 mL. Contraindications Allergic reaction to antihistamines or any of the active components prese...

Kremil S Side Effects (Simethicone)

Kremil S side effects (Simethicone) Kremil S is from the antacids family with antiflatulents. Kremil S binds the gas bubbles formed in the stomach together allowing easier passage of gas. They are administered for easing painful pressure due to excessive gas formation in the stomach and intestine. Simethicone may be prescribed for use in babies, children or adults. Kremil S may also be prescribed for other ailments not mentioned in the medical guide. Dosage For maximum efficacy, use Kremil S tablets after meal and at bedtime. Don’t administer more than the directed dosage of the medication and strictly follow your doctor’s instruction or read the instruction on the box. Ask your doctor the list of foods you require to avoid undergoing the therapy. Simethicone may interact with other medication, inform you doctor if you are administering any other medicines for pre-existing ailments. Let him know if have any history of kidney or liver disease. In case of pregnancy or b...

Medicol Advance: Ibuprofen Softgel Capsule

Medicol is a popular brand name of ibuprofen, a NSAID or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the Philippines. It is similar with Midol, another notorious brand for ibuprofen. But, while Midol is known by most women as relief for PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome, Medicol has been popular for fever, headaches and toothache cures. Medicol facts Medicol is an OTC medicine manufactured by United Laboratories. It contains 200mg of ibuprofen in caplet (tablet fashioned in a capsule form) and in softgel capsule type.  Medicol uses As a NSAID, ibuprofen Medicol is indicated for headache, toothache, muscle aches, minor arthritis pain, backache, minor aches and pain associated with common cold, menstrual cramps and fever. A tablet or a soft gel capsule of Medicol is indicated for every four to six hour with the maximum dose of 6 softgel capsule a day. It is only to be taken as needed. As an ibuprofen, Medicol is only to be used maximum for ten days for pain and only three days ...

Lagaflex (Carisoprodol)

Lagaflex (carisoprodol) Lagaflex (carisoprodol) belongs to the group of muscle relaxing drug that functions by thwarting pain feelings involving the nerves as well as the brain. Carisoprodol is administered along with rest and objective treatment to take care of injuries and supplementary excruciating musculoskeletal circumstances. Carisoprodol can also be administered for other ailments not mentioned in this drug guide. General information on Lagaflex (carisoprodol) This drug may be addictive and ought to be administered only by the person under strict medical observation. The drug must never be administered to a different person (other than the patients prescribed with), particularly somebody who has a past record drug addiction or obsession. Keep the drug in a protected place out of reach from others. You may suffer from withdrawal syndromes when you discontinue administering Lagaflex (carisoprodol) after administering it over an extended phase of time. Stay away from abrupt st...

Saridon (Paracetamol) Side Effects

Saridon Side effects Active ingredients – Paracetamol Saridon is administered for quick relief from pain and reducing fever associated to common cold and flu. Saridon (Paracetamol) is used to relief many conditions which includes migraine pain, headache, muscle ache, arthritis pain, backache, dental troubles, common cold and fever. Using it relieves from minor arthritis pain but doesn’t decrease inflammation or swelling of the joints. Saridon may also be administered for other conditions not mentioned above. Saridon (Paracetamol) side effects Common side effects includes nausea, low fever, vomiting, stomach ache, loss of appetite, dark urine, tarry stool, yellowing of the skin or eyes. Consult a doctor if any f the side effects of Saridon (Paracetamol) become persistent and bothersome. Severe Saridon (Paracetamol) Side effects Seek for immediate medical attention, if any of these symptoms occur on using Saridon tablets. Signs are severe allergic reactions, chest pai...

Myonal (Eperisone) 50mg

Myonal (Eperisone) 50mg Myonal active ingredients- Eperisone HCl Besides Myonal tablets also has carmellose, carnauba wax, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, titanium oxide, calcium stearate, talc, sucrose, macrogol 6000, precipitated calcium carbonate, white shellac, cornstarch, hydroxypropylcellulose, povidone K 30, pullulan and hydrated silicon dioxide as inactive components. Myonal Indication Spastic paralysis in the following conditions: spastic spinal paralysis, , postoperative sequelae (together with cerebrospinal tumor),Cerebrovascular diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cervical spondylosis, sequelae to trauma ( head injury, spinal trauma), spinocerebellar degeneration, spinal vascular diseases, cerebral palsy, and further encephalomyelopathies. Enhancement of myotonic signs in the subsequent conditions: periarthritis of the shoulder, Cervical syndrome, lumbago. Myonal (Eperisone) 50mg may also be used for other ailments not listed above. Dosage Adult...

Chinese Fluocinonide Ointment: Facts and Warnings

Fluocinonide is a recognized topical medication for various skin disorders usually applied 2 to 3 times a day.  It is categorized as a corticosteroid useful for dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and for other allergic skin inflammation.  Although, popular as an ointment, fluocinonide can also be available in lotion, cream and in gel dosage forms. Fluocinonide strength is generally 0.025 to 0.05 percent. While Lidex (MEDICIS), Dermadex (Tianjin Pharmaceuticals), Amfulan (Everest Pharm) - some tradenames of fluocinonide are to be used in precaution with pregnant women and children, Chinese Fluocinonide is a type of floucinomide that is revealed as safe for babies. True? Facts about the Chinese Fluocinonide Chinese Fluocinonide is actually a generic fluocinonide made from China. It is manufactured by Tianjin Pacific Pharmaceutical Technology Group. Chinese Fluocinonide ointment is available in 10 and 20 gram tubes. While 2.5 mg of fluocinonide comprises the 10g tube, 5mg of the ac...

Salicylic Acid for Ringworm

Salicylic acid is something to be associated to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) also known as aspirin since it is a component of this medication. While a small amount of salicylic acid can be employed as a food preservative, it is commonly used as a topical medication for skin disorders like psoriasis, warts and seborrheic dermatitis. Topical agents that contain salicylic acid have also been cited as an effective remedy for pimples and blemishes associated with acne outbreaks. Ringworm also referred to as dermatophyte infection is a skin disorder caused by fungus. Ringworm is often treated by topical or oral antifungal drugs such as Nizoral, Tinactin, Trosyd etc. However, topical salicylic acid has also been revealed as an alternative for antifungal drugs. But, can salicylic acid be as effective for ringworm? How salicylic acid works In seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) and psoriasis, salicylic acid exerts its effect as a keratolytic – an agent that tend to shed off skin.  Sali...

Calamine Lotion for Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus.  It can spread through the air and by direct contact. Chickenpox develops ten to twenty days after contact with an infected person. While its symptoms include fever and malaise, the itchy rash that turns into blisters is the most recognizable sign of chickenpox. Chickenpox can last up to ten days. It is usually treated with an antiviral drug such as zovirax and isoprinosine with an antihistamine drug like chlorphenamine. Topical medications such as acyclovir cream and calamine lotion are also prescribed for chickenpox. Calamine lotion is a lot cheaper than acyclovir cream that consumers tend to buy the former for chickenpox. As an antipruritic drug, calamine can definitely relieve the itch. But, is it advisable to use calamine lotion as an alternative for acyclovir cream? Image source Calamine lotion facts Calamine is an agent that can be in single or in combination types. In the Philippines, it is rec...

Sangobion Capsule

Sangobion capsule Active ingredients- 250 mg of Fe gluconate, 7.5 mcg of vitamin B12, 50 mg of vitamin C, 1 mg of folic acid, 25 mg of sorbitol, 200 mcg of  copper sulfate, 200 mcg of manganese sulfate. Sangobion indications/ uses Sangobion capsules are prescribed or administered for treating the following health conditions: hemorrhagic anemia’s of endogenous or traumatic  origin;  Fe-deficiency anemia;   anemia at some stage in growth, pregnancy, period of recovery and senility; aplastic anemia because of contamination or infections, tumors or toxins ,  macrocytic and megaloblastic hyperchromic anemia’s;  prophylaxis against anaemia in blood donors;  Alimentary anemia; Sangobion capsules may as well be prescribed for treating other ailments not listed in the information provided above. General information It is from the group of iron supplements along with additional combinations and is chiefly administered for tak...

Is Loratadine Really Non-Drowsy?

Antihistamines or anti-allergy drugs are regarded as the first-line of relief for symptoms of hay fever and skin allergies. There are two types of antihistamine drugs- the first generation and the second generation. While the old, FGA or first generation antihistamines (chlorphenamine, diphenhydramine etc.) include anti-allergies that induce drowsiness or sleepiness, the newer, SGA or the second generation antihistamines (loratadine, fexofenadine and cetirizine) are considered as non-sedating antihistamines. Between the two types, the SGA drugs are regarded as safer because these have least CNS side effects. The FGA on the contrary, may increase the risk for vehicular accident and injuries at work. Loratadine as a second generation antihistamine is popular for its non-drowse effect. Claritin, a brand name of loratadine even have a ‘no-drowse’ statement in its label. However, other loratadine brands such as Allerta (Amherst lab/ UAP), Lorahist (JustRight Pharma) and Lergic...

Enervon C Multivitamin Supplement

Enervon C Multivitamin Supplement Enervon C multivitamins are an amalgamation of a variety of vitamins and minerals that are regularly found in our daily food and other normal sources. Multivitamin are prescribed for treating deficiency of vitamins caused by illness like pregnancy, unhealthy nutrition, unsteady digestion and other similar conditions. Using Enervon C Multivitamin Use the Multivitamin as directed by the physician or follow the instruction on the label. Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of Enervon C tablets. Don’t use the medication for more than the recommended time period. Unless prescribed, avoid using more than one multivitamin product at the same time. Taking more than one multivitamin product can result in vitamin overdose which can be life threatening. Enervon C contains minerals like potassium, Zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium. An over dose of the multivitamin can cause serious side effects like urination problem, uneven heartbeats, anxiety...

Silverex Cream (Silver Sulfadiazine)

Silverex Cream (silver sulfadiazine) General information Silverex Cream (silver sulfadiazine) is from the family of topical sulfonamides applied for treating a wide range of dermatological diseases. Silverex Cream uses Silverex cream is used for treating as well as preventing infectivity in acute burns. It may also be used for various skin related problems not listed above. Don’t use Silverex Cream (silver sulfadiazine), without consulting your doctor, for any bacterial skin infection or other skin infection which you are not sure about. Dosage Adult: Silverex Topical as one percent cream: Use on the infected region1-2 times every day or use as recommended by your doctor. Drug Interactions Using SIlverex cream for a prolonged period may initiate anti-diabetic action of sulphonylureas. Not antagonized by (Para-Amino-Benzoic acid) PABA. Contraindications Patients using Silverex cream may suffer from allergic reaction to sulphonamides, porphyria or any of its active ...

Dorflex

Dorflex composition - Dorflex Dorflex tablets Each tablet contains: Orphenadrine citrate 35 mg, Dipyrone 300 mg, Caffeine 50 mg Dorflex solution Each ml contains: Orphenadrine citrate 35 mg, Dipyrone 300 mg, Caffeine 50 mg Patient information - Dorflex Store in a cool place and protected from light. Shelf life: 5 years. Do not use medicine with expiry date. Dorflex has analgesic and muscle relaxant. Follow instructions from your doctor regarding the use of the product. Also tell them if you are pregnant or nursing, because Dorflex should not be administered to pregnant women. Any unpleasant reaction should be reported to the physician. There might be changes in heart rate, dry mouth, thirst, decreased sweating, blurred vision, blood disorders and severe allergic, on rare occasions. Tell your doctor if you have: glaucoma, gastrointestinal obstruction, achalasia of the esophagus, ulcers, prostate problems, myasthenia gravis, heart problems, bleeding tendency, if y...

Secnidazole Side Effects

Secnidazole side effects The most common side effects of imidazole derivatives are digestive problems like nausea, stomach pain, abnormal taste (metallic), glossitis and stomatitis. Have rarely been reported: skin rashes, mild leukopenia (reversible after discontinuation of treatment), dizziness, paresthesia, incoordination, ataxia, and sensory and motor polyneuropathy. Precautions If this parasite has been administered the patient should be restricted, driving vehicles and heavy machinery, because there have been cases of vertigo. No data for carcinogenicity, mutagenicity or fertility abnormalities with the use of secnidazole, no teratogenic effects during animal testing. However, in view of the absence of human data, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy secnidazole. Interactions With the following drugs can cause these interactions: Disulfiram: Episodes of delirium, confusion. Alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol: fever, rash, vomiting, tachycardia (antabuse e...

Biogesic (Paracetamol) Side Effects

Biogesic (paracetamol) Side effects Paracetamol is the generic name for Biogesic and use for treating moderate to severe pain, headache, fever, arthritis pain, and muscle ache. Biogesic tablets, though, does not alleviate the hardness, reddishness and inflammation linked to rheumatoid arthritis, but it has been recognized to ease some of the pain connected. Biogesic (paracetamol) is available over the counter can be administered on any age group, from kids to elderly patients, in varying doses. Rare Side Effects Very few individual suffer side effects from the administration of Biogesic tablets. Nevertheless, as with any OTC drug, they can take place, and should be observed for with any person who uses it. The subsequent adverse reactions infrequently happen, but ought to be reported to your doctor if you observe any of them happening after using Biogesic (paracetamol). a sore throat or a fever with chills or not connected with preexisting health conditions can be a symptom of hyp...

Fluimucil (Acetylcysteine)

Fluimucil (Acetylcysteine) Active ingredients- Acetylcysteine Fluimucil (Acetylcysteine) is from the group of mucolytics administered for treating wet cough. Fluimucil (Acetylcysteine) uses/ indications It may be indicated for treating severe and chronic respiratory tract infection with plenty of mucus discharge. It may as well be used for other ailments not listed above. Dosage and administration Fluimucil (Acetylcysteine) can be taken with our without food but advisable to use it after food to avoid gastrointestinal problems. Oral solution / Effervescent tab For Adult patients- 600 mg every day (if possible during bedtime) or 200 mg at regular intervals.  Children -100 mg at regular intervals depending on the age. Dilute the tablet or content of packet in a 75 ml of water .  Inhalant -Nebulize 1 amp 1 to 2 times every day for a duration of 5 to 10 days. IM injection-1 amp 1 to 2 times every day. Small children - 300 mg every day (if possible during bedtime) or ...

Antamin (Chlorphenamine Maleate)

Antamin (Chlorphenamine maleate) Active ingredients- Chlorphenamine maleate General information Antamin (Chlorphenamine maleate) belongs to the group of alternate alkylamines administered as general antihistamines. Antamin uses The drug assists to alleviate signs of cold as well as allergy, like watery, itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing. In addition it also assists alleviate sensitive skin states like skin hives, itchy reaction owing to chicken pox or insect bites. Antamin (Chlorphenamine maleate) may also well be used for treating other ailments not listed above. Antamin side effects Antamin can induce lethargy and giddiness. If you feel lethargic or giddy, avoid driving or performing any action in which you require to be attentive. Antamin might also induce stomach discomfort, dry mouth, and diarrhea, problem in urination, nervousness, tiredness, headache, and thickening of phlegm. Generally, these adverse reactions are generally placid and rare. Inform your physician if a...

Nasathera Capsules

Nasathera capsules Active ingredients- Phenylpropanolamine and  Paracetamol.   Per capsule-phenylpropanolamine 25 mg and Paracetamol 325 mg.  Per 5 mL syrup- Paracetamol 240 mg and Phenylpropanolamine HCl 12.5 mg Nasathera is from the family of systemic sympathomimetic preparations adminstered as nasal decongestants. Nasathera indications/ uses Nasathera capsules are used for treating nasal congestion, fever and headache linked with Flu, common cold, sinusitis, rhinitis. Nasathera may as well be prescribed and used for other ailments not listed above.   Nasathera dosage and administration Nasathera  capsule For adults- a capsule every 8 hours or as prescribed by your doctor For Children between 6 to 12 years- a capsule at bedtime. Nasathera  syrup For Children between 6 to 12 years – 1 to 2 tablespoon a day. For Children between 1 to 5 years- ½ to 1 tablespoon a day. Infant ¼ to ½ tablespoon a day. The drug may...

Fucicort Topical Cream

Fucicort Topical Cream Active ingredients: Fusidic Acid 2 % and betamethasone valerate 0.1 % Fucicort Topical cream belongs to the group of potent (group III) corticosteroids, along with antibiotics. Fusidic acid works as the active anti-bacterial component of Fucicort Cream which performs its antibacterial activity by intervening with bacterial protein production. Indications It is used for treating dermatological skin conditions. Fucicort Topical Cream is indicated in inflammatory dermatoses with possibilities of bacterial infection or where bacterial infection is already present. Dosage Or administration Apply Fucicort Cream to the infected area twice a day for 5-6 days continuously. Apply a thick layer and massage gently into skin for absorption by the skin. In case the symptoms don’t improve within 2-3 days of use, consult a physician. Tips and warnings • Avoid in case you are allergic to any of its active ingredients present in Fucicort Topical Cream. &bul...

Appetite Stimulant Facts

While some people perform strenuous exercises or take diet pills to lose weight, there are also individuals who would want to gain extra pounds. Athletes for instance, would want more muscles and to do that they must take a lot of protein enriched foods. Parents would want their kids to eat more to be healthy. Eating disorders, like anorexia is another reason. Eating disorders result in immense weight loss and can result to death from the lack of nutrition. Experts recommend more calorie intake to gain weight. However, motivating someone to eat can be tough as losing weight. The following are facts about some appetite enhancers usually prescribed by physicians. Buclizine Buclizine hydrochloride is actually an antihistamine. It is of synthetic origin, belonging to Piperazine. Buclizine is mainly used for anti-emetic action, particularly in prevention of motion sickness, also used in combination with analgesics to treat migraine attacks. As an appetite stimulant, it is compar...

Elica Cream (Mometasone Furoate Cream)

Elica cream (mometasone furoate cream) Elica (mometasone furoate) Cream, 0.1%, is made up of mometasone furoate, USP for dermatologic use. Mometasone furoate is a artificial corticosteroid with anti- seditious action. Each gram of Elica Cream, 0.1%, comprises: 1 mg mometasone furoate, USP in a cream base of hexylene glycol; propylene glycol stearate (55% monoester); phosphoric acid; ceteareth-20; stearyl alcohol and titanium dioxide; white wax; white petrolatum; aluminum starch octenylsuccinate (Gamma Irradiated); and purified H2O. Side effects of Elica Cream (mometasone furoate) Get immediate medical attention in case of any allergic symptoms such as: skin hives; chest pain; difficulty breathing; inflammation of your face, tongue, lips, or throat. Stop using this cream and consult your healthcare provider immediately if you have harsh reaction of any treated skin, or if you show symptoms of mometasone topical concentration via your skin, such as: • unclear visualization o...

Conzace Multivitamins

Conzace Multivitamins Different vitamins found in our natural food are combined together to form multivitamins. When the regular meal fails to provide the required nutrients to the body multivitamin supplements are prescribed. In short Multivitamins are medicines use for treatment of vitamin deficiency causes by various health conditions like illness, irregular eating habits, poor diet, problem with digestion, pregnancy and other similar health conditions. Conzace Multivitamins is a rich source of Vitamin, A, C, E and the mineral Zinc. Regular use of the nutritional supplement act as antioxidants which protects from harm the cellular membrane in the body which includes protection of skin cells against negative free radicals. Free radicals are very reactive along with being chemically unstable and thus may encourage chain reaction disturbing various cells which embraces the skin (free radical reaction results in premature aging and also may result in formation of skin lining and wrink...

Althrocin 250 Mg/ 500 Mg (Erythromycin)

Althrocin 250 Mg/ 500 Mg (Erythromycin) Althrocin (Erythromycin) belongs to a group of macrolide antibiotic that has an antimicrobial range comparable to or to some degree larger than that of penicillin, and is frequently administered for patients allergic to penicillin. For respiratory tract contamination, it has enhanced treatment of uncharacteristic organisms, together with Legionellosis and mycoplasma . Erythromycin is created from a twist of the actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea. Pharmacokinetics Althrocin (Erythromycin) slows down protein break down by irrevocably fastening to the 50S ribosomal subunit as a result jamming the translocation reactions or transpeptidation of vulnerable organisms ensuing in diminutive cell development. Absorption: uneven and undependable owing to volatility in GI atmosphere; may well be condensed or diminished when Althrocin 500mg is administered with food. Althrocin 250 Mg Indications Althrocin uses Althrocin (Erythromycin) is admini...

Ambroxol (Mucosolvan) Side Effects

Ambroxol (mucosolvan) side effects Ambroxol Hydrochloride is an effective expectorant administered for various respiratory problems. It is a medically proven active mucolytic agent. Ambroxol is used for treating respiratory tract infections and other lung infections, which includes inflammatory pulmonary ailments. Ambroxol works by loosening the airway, making coughing much easier. Ambroxol is available in generic form as well as under various brand names but is restricted in North America. Gastrointestinal Side effects Gastrointestinal reactions are the common side effects linked to Ambroxol. Symptoms include stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, nausea, indigestion and vomiting. If any of these Ambroxol side effects become pertinent or bothersome, seek for immediate medical help. Dry mouth, problem in urination, headache, weakness and continuous running nose are rare Ambroxol side effects reported in patients. Allergic Reactions Rare reports of allergic reactions to...

Diatabs Capsule

Diatabs capsule   Active ingredients- Loperamide HCl General information Diatabs capsule is from the family of antipropulsives and is administered for treating acute and chronic diarrhea. Diatabs indications Diatabs capsules are used for Symptomatic management of severe and chronic diarrhea. Diatabs assists in making the stools less watery along with making it firmer. It in addition aids to decreases the frequency of toilet visits. Diatabs capsule may also be indicated for other ailments, not cited above. Diatabs dosage and administration For severe diarrhea in adults 2 Diatabs capsule escorted by a capsule after each amorphous stool. Avoid using for more than 5 days, consult your doctor in case symptoms doesn’t improve. For taking care of chronic diarrhea 2 Diatabs capsule then regulate quantity till 1 to 2 solid stools per day are achieved. Dosage should not exceed more than 16 mg per day. If symptoms don’t improve after 10 days of continuous use, consul...

Alvedon (Paracetamol) 500mg Tablet

Alvedon (Paracetamol) 500mg tablet Active ingredients- paracetamol Despite being used for over 100 years, research haven’t yet being able to understand the working of paracetamol, however it is presumed that Alvedon (Paracetamol) 500mg works by decreasing the secretion of prostaglandins in the spinal cords and brains. Prostaglandins are secreted by the body in retort to injury and certain ailments. Prostaglandins sensitize nerves endings, so as you feel pain when there is an injury. Alvedon 500Mg reduces the secretion of these nerve sensitizing Prostaglandins, so although the injury is there we feel less of pain. Alvedon (Paracetamol) 500mg decreases fever by regulating the area of our brain controlling our body temperature. Alvedon (Paracetamol) 500mg is as efficient as aspirin in controlling and relieving from pain and fever but unlike aspirin it has no anti-inflammatory effect. Alvedon uses Alvedon 500Mg is used for relieve from pain and reducing fever. It can be admin...

Combiflam Tablets

Combiflam Tablets Active ingredients- Paracetamol and Ibuprofen Pharmacokinetics Ibuprofen is a powerful anti-inflammatory with painkilling and antipyretic activity. Its antipyretic and analgesic actions are additionally reinstated by paracetamol. Combiflam Adverse Reactions Combiflam Side Effects Heart burn, Dyspepsia, Skin rashes, GI bleeding, asthmatic attacks, drug induced ulcer, thrombocytopenia, sleepiness, hepatic necrosis, renal papillary necrosis, drowsiness, vision disorder & confusion; infrequently nausea and vomiting can take place. Consult a doctor in case any of the combiflam side effects become constant or troublesome. Serious side effects: agranulocytosis, hematemesis, acute allergic reaction. Hypersensitivity symptoms include hives, rashes, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, chest congestion,and trouble in breathing. Seek for emergency medical help if any of these Combiflam side effects occur. These may not be the complete list of potential com...

Sinecod Forte Side Effects

Sinecod Forte Side effects Active Ingredient- Butamirate Citrate. Butamirate Citrate or Sinecod Forte is a valuable cough suppressant and is commonly available over the counter in syrup form. The active ingredient Butamirate Citrate is an effectual cough suppressant and works by lessening the airway resistance. It is recommended to follow the instructions prescribed by your doctor or read the instructions carefully before administering Sinecod Forte. Using more than the recommended dose of Sinecod Forte may expose you to the symptoms of Butamirate Citrate overdose which includes sleepiness, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation and hypertension. Contact your nearest health care provider in case of overdose. Sinecod Uses Sinecod Forte is indicated for several applications. Generally it is widely used as an effective cough suppressant. It also may be administered for taking care of dry cough as well as cough resulting due to Bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is a method if seeing the l...

Soframycin Ointment (Skin Cream)

Soframycin Ointment Soframycin skin cream is made up of the active components framycetin sulphate, which belongs to the group of medication called an aminoglycoside antibiotic. Soframycin Ointment is an antibiotics applied to take care of infectivity resulting due to bacteria. Framycetin sulphate functions by thwarting the growth of the bacteria that develops a disease. It does this by forcing the bacteria to generate imperfect proteins that are lethal to them. Soframycin skin cream is used to take care of a range of infection, originating from several varieties of bacteria. Soframycin Ointment uses Soframycin skin cream is used for treating a wide range of bacterial infections of the mucous membrane and the skin originating from vulnerable bacteria. These consist of such health conditions as folliculitis, paronychia, pyoderma, and impetigo and sycosis barbae. Soframycin Ointment also is helpful in managing derivative bacterial infections in burns, skin carcinoma, eczemas, seborr...

Bioflu Tablet

Bioflu Tablet Available in different strength Bioflu 10 mg, Bioflu 2 mg and Bioflu 500 mg Tablet Active ingredients - Chlorphenamine maleate 2mg, Paracetamol 500 mg, and Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg General information This drug is formulated with Chlorphenamine maleate, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine HCl. Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, from the family of nasal decongestant, helps get rid of nasal sinuses and blocked air gateways owing to obstruction making inhalation easier. It furthermore decreases postnasal drip. Chlorphenamine maleate, from the anti-allergic drug group, alleviates signs of hypersensitivity like sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes. Paracetamol is an efficient pain reliever as well as fever reducer. Bioflu uses Bioflu Tablet is administered for the assistance of congested nose, postnasal drip, runny nose, irritated and watery eyes, headache, sneezing, body aches, and fever linked with the allergic rhinitis, common cold, flu, sinusitis, and additional ...

Methycobal Tablets (Mecobalamin 500 Mcg)

Methycobal Tablets (Mecobalamin 500 mcg) Each Methycobal sugar coated Tablet contains: Mecobalamin 500 mcg (Appropriate overages added) Color: Titanium Dioxide Methycobal is a mecobalamin drug, a co-enzyme of Vitamin B that transpires in the blood and the cerebrospinal fluid. It is utilized by the nerve tissue more broadly than other homologues of vitamin B12. Indications Methycobal Tablets are administered for treating peripheral neuropathies. Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics Methycobal Tablets (Mecobalamin) is a form of endogenous coenzyme B12, which plays a significant role in the separation of methionine from homocysteine. It also encourages the metabolic pathways concerned in the production of nucleic acids, proteins and lipids during its role in the transmethylation reaction; it thus aids in the fixing of injured nerve tissues. It is better carried to the nerves as compared to cyanocobalamin, as exposed by animal studies and is in charge for the production of nucleic acids a...

Famvir Vs. Valtrex

  Both Famvir (Famciclovir) and Valtrex (Valacyclovir) are antiviral medicines used primarily in the treatment of certain viral diseases like Genital Herpes, Herpes Labialis (Cold Sores), Herpez Zoster (Shingles) and Chicken Pox. Both of them are closely related to Aciclovir (Zovirax), which was the first antiviral drug to be successfully used in these viral diseases. Both Famvir and Valtrex are prodrugs, which get converted to another more active ingredient within the body cells. They are both taken orally, and used primarily for alleviation of symptoms and severity of the episode. However, in spite of their similar profile, there are certain important differences in their drug formulation, activity, efficacy and adverse effects which can decide as to which of them might be preferable in a particular patient. Famvir Famvir is the trade name under which Famciclovir compound is currently marketed by its manufacturer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, it was developed and b...

Bi Profenid

Bi Profenid This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It fights against inflammation and pain, lowers fever and thins the blood. Bi Profenid uses the basic treatment of inflammatory rheumatic arthritis and certain; the treatment of acute tendinitis, arthritis, back pain, sciatica, and cruralgia, pain following trauma to the musculoskeletal system; the treatment of migraine attack. The drug may also be prescribed for other ailments not listed above. BI Profenid active ingredients p cp Ketoprofen 150 mg Wheat starch (gluten) + Lactose + Warnings and precautions This drug should not be used in the following cases: history of allergy or asthma caused by NSAIDs, including aspirin; bleeding; stomach ulcer or duodenum; severe hepatic or renal impairment; severe heart failure; gluten intolerance; pregnancy (from the sixth month). Attention Any treatment or prolonged NSAID overdose exposes them to seriou...

Erythromycin Antibiotic Alternatives

Erythromycin is a drug of choice in a case when a patient is allergic to penicillin. However, using the same antibiotic may result to tolerance. Here are other antibiotic alternatives that are often prescribed by physician in replacement for Erythromycin. Josamycin Josamycin has been marketed in Japan and in Europe primarily for treatment of respiratory and genitourinary infection. It is a macrolide antibiotic that blocks most staphylococci – gram positive bacteria that affects the skin and soft tissues that line body cavities as the nose, throat etc. But unlike Erythromycin, Josamycin does not induce resistance to these microorganisms. Josamycin has also fewer side effects than Erythromycin. In a Japanese study comparing the two antibiotics, infrequent mild gastrointestinal disturbances like anorexia and epigastric distress were seen with Josamycin. Brand name: Sine, Josalid, Josacine, Iosalide, Josamina, Wilprafen, Josamy. Azithromycin Azithromycin is an a...

Ponstan Side Effects

Ponstan Side effects Ponstan is from the family of non steroidal, anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) drugs and is administered for relief from pain which includes arthritis inflammation, stiffness, swelling and joint pain. Ponstan is used for temporary relief from the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis but doesn’t cure the disease. As with any other pain reliever, there are numerous side effects linked to Ponstan. Common side effects Symptoms includes headache, diarrhea, facial swelling, swelling of legs, joints and hand, diarrhea, increase in weight, constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, bloody or tarry stools, dotted red spots on skin, bleeding from the rectum, blood in cough, ulcers, unusual bleeding and discolor of fingernails, lips and/ or skin. In case any of these side effects become persistent or bothersome, consult a doctor immediately. Severe Side effects Though cases reported are rare, but the possibility of severe side effects on using Ponstan exists. Symp...

Alaspan (Loratadine)

Alaspan (Loratadine) General information Alaspan (Loratadine) is from the family of antihistamine medicine administered for treating treat allergies, and promoted for its non- sedating actions. Pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics Loratadine (Alaspan) is from the group of non sedating anti-histamine. It functions by carefully binding to secondary histamine H1-receptors on effector cells.  Absorption Alaspan (Loratadine) is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract (oral); highest plasma absorptions after about an hour. Concentration deferred by the existence of food. Distribution Found in breast milk, but doesn’t go over the blood-brain barricade. Protein-binding: approximately 98 percent.   Metabolism Broadly hepatic; metabolized to desloratadine (descarboethoxyloratadine).   Excretion Alaspan (Loratadine) generally is discharged through urine and feces (converted as metabolites); abolition half-life roughly 8.4 hours for loratadine and 28 hours...

Analmin (Mefenamic Acid)

Analmin (Mefenamic acid) Active ingredients- Mefenamic acid. Analmin uses Analmin (Mefenamic acid) is taken to relieve from swelling, pain and inflammation. It may as well be administered for other ailments not listed above. Dosage and administration Use the drug precisely as instructed by your physician. Avoid administering more than the dosage recommended by your physician. Always use the drug along with food or right away after a meal. Avoid using it without food. Your physician might also recommend various antacid drugs to be administered with Analmin. If you have been prescribed antacids, chew the antacid drug prior to gulping it down and administer it at the simultaneously with Analmin. Precautions Avoid Analmin if you: - are pregnant or lactating; - have a past record of sensitivity (inflamed mouth or eyes, problem in breathing, skin rashes) to related painkillers like indomethacin, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam or piroxicam; - have a past record of blood ...

Aldrtz Pau Liniment: Topical Pain Reliever

Most over- the-counter topical pain reliever possess methyl salicylate, menthol, eucalyptus  and camphor. While the four active constituents are accounted for the analgesia effect, menthol, eucalyptus and camphor have more additional benefits. Menthol is a decongestant and an effective anti-itch. It can relieve sore throat and minor sunburns. Camphor on the other hand, is a carminative and a stimulant. Eucalyptus is useful for sinusitis and for insect bites. Regarding pain relief, Aldrtz Pau Liniment maybe better than any other OTC topical pain reliever since it has an additional ingredient - psicapmo extract. Psicapmo extract is a combination of herbs and other ingredients which include pau d’ arco. Like menthol, eucalyptus, methyl salicylate and camphor, pau d’ arco has been known to reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Pau d’ arco possess two naphthoquinones- lapachol and beta-lapachone. While these active chemicals kill bacteria, viruses, parasites and fung...

Unwanted 72 (Emergency Contraceptive Tablet)

Unwanted 72 (Emergency Contraceptive Tablet) Levonorgestrel Tablets What is Unwanted 72? It is an emergency contraceptive tablet which is used in case of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure to prevent unintended pregnancy. When is it appropriate to use Unwanted 72 (Emergency Contraceptive Tablet)? It can be used in the following conditions: 1. Unprotected sex. 2. Contraceptive failure (i.e., a broken condom) 3. Improper use of your regular birth control method. How is Unwanted 72 (Emergency Contraceptive Tablet) to be used? One tablet of the Emergency Contraceptive Tablet should be taken as early as possible. But not later than 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. How does Unwanted 72 (Emergency Contraceptive Tablet) work? Depending on the stage in which you may be in your menstrual cycle, it works as under 1. It may prohibit an egg being emitted by the ovary. 2. If an egg has been emitted. It may thwart the sperm from fertilizing it. 3. If the egg...

Diphenhydramine As Aid for Anthelmintic (De-Worming) Drugs

Common anthelmintic drugs include mebendazole (Antiox), piperazine (Adrenocol), pyrantel pamoate (Combantrin), oxantel pamoate (Quantrel) and albendazole (Zentel). These medications are used for single or mixed worm infestations. While some of these drugs need prescriptions like oxantel and albendazole, pyrantel and mebendazole can be bought as OTC medications. Worm infestation background Helminth’s or worm’s infestation is also known as worm invasion. Although, it can be refer to as infection, worm invasion isn’t really infection since worm infestations are caused by parasites that live and feed within the body. An infection causes antigen antibody reaction which prevents future occurrence as in colds for instance. Individuals who are always exposed to virus causing colds develop immunity to it; on the other hand, the body won’t build resistance against any parasite. Bacteria, virus and fungus cause infection and not parasitic worms. Since worm invasion can ...

Aerius VS Celestamine: A Comparison Between Two Anti-allergy Medications

Allergic conditions have many causes. While some drugs – ingested or injected can lead to hypersensitivity reactions, foods like peanut, eggs, fish can be causative agents too. Through the air we breathe, we can catch pollens, mold spores, dust mites or even insect parts that can trigger our allergic rhinitis or asthma. With our skin, hives, allergic dermatitis or urticaria can be experienced with latex, plants (poison ivy), dyes, chemicals, metal (nickel) or cosmetic contact. Fortunately, not all individuals are susceptible to allergies. Immunity can be developed on certain allergens and more to this, there are antihistaminic drugs that can control and treat allergic conditions. Aerius and Celestamine are two popular allergy cures. While, Aerius is said to be recommendable than Celestamine, the latter is the ultimate relief for any allergic conditions. The following are facts about Aerius and Celestamine – which is better between the two. Aerius facts Aerius is normall...

Drug Administration: Legal and Ethical Considerations

Before medications are administered, the nurse must understand the professional responsibilities associated with medication administration, drug orders, medication delivery systems, and the nursing process as it relates to drug therapy. Ignorance of the nurse’s overall responsibilities in the system may result in delays in receiving and administering medications, and serious administration errors. In either case, care is compromised and the patient may suffer unnecessarily. The practice of nursing under a professional license is a privilege; the nurse must understand that this responsibility includes accountability for one’s actions and judgments during the execution of professional duties. An understanding of the nurse practice act and the rules and regulations established by the state boards of nursing for the various levels of entry (practical nurse, registered nurse, and nurse practitioner) is a solid foundation for beginning practice. Many state boards have develope...

Supradyn Multivitamin

Supradyn Multivitamin A combination of various Vitamins found in food and other natural resources are termed as Multivitamins. Modern day life style and the food we eat don’t provide all the necessary vitamins for the body and the result is weakness, poor nutrition, digestive problems and many other disorders. So Supradyn Multivitamin supplement is a medication generally prescribed for treating vitamin deficiency in patients. Important facts you should know about Supradyn Multivitamin? Don’t take more than the recommended dose of Supradyn Multivitamin. Don’t use more other multivitamin product along with Supradyn, unless prescribed by your doctor. Taking other Multivitamins along with Supradyn can cause vitalmin overdose which may result in serious side effects. Supradyn Multivitamin contains Calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, Zinc and other minerals. Mineral overdose can cause serious side effects such as urination problems, rapid heartbeats, tooth staining, wea...

Epocler Uses and Side Effects

Epocler uses and side effects Epocler Uses/ Indications Epocler is normally used for treating dyspepsia vomiting and/ or, nausea, ailments induced by overeating. It also is useful for treating digestive migraines. Other ailments include food intolerance, specifically for fatty foods. In addition it is also used for supporting the liver toxic by alcoholic patients and patients suffering from hepatitis in liver. It may as well be used for taking care of additional diseases not listed above. Epocler - Dosage Normally, two teaspoons, or vials (10 ml) three times every day, suggested to be used prior to meals. Epocler may as well be mixed with water. Epocler - Information Adenosine is an element necessary for the appropriate working of each cell, it is vital precursor of ATP, important energy supply, specifically the liver cells where the breakdown is very strong. The so-called lipotropic elements of Epocler are: choline, methionine along with betaine. Methionine is a vital amino aci...

Daflon 500 Mg Side Effects

Daflon 500 mg side effects Daflon 500 mg is an oral phlebotropic medication prescribed for treating of venous illness (diseases linked to or originating due to veins becoming sick or abnormal) and hemorrhoidal ailment, which are enlarged veins originating due to amplified pressure in the rectum. Description: Each Daflon 500mg tablets contain: Micronized flavonoid fraction 500 mg (hesperidin 50 mg and diosmin 450 mg). Other active ingredients include microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, gelatin, talc, polyethylene glycol 6000, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, white beeswax, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (2910), glycerol, yellow iron oxide, titanium dioxide and red iron oxide. Daflon 500 mg is efficient varicose veins healing that have a distinctive and meticulously confirmed form of action. Effects: Daflon 500mg extends the vasoconstrictor actions of noradrenaline affecting the vein walls, even in acidotic and warm circumstances, escalating venous...

Variable Factors Influencing Drug Action

Patients often state, "The medication really knocked me out!" or "That medication didn't the touch pain!" The effects of drugs are unexpectedly potent in some patients, whereas other patients show patient little response at the same dosage. In addition, some patients react differently to the same dosage of a drug administered at different times. Because  of individual patient variation, exact responses to drug therapy are difficult to predict. The following factors have been identified as contributors to a variable response to drugs. Age Infants and the very elderly tend to be the most sensitive to the effects of drugs. There are important differences in the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs in premature neonates, full-term newborns, and children. The aging process brings about changes in body composition and organ function that can affect the elderly patient's response to drug therapy. Body Weight Considerably overweight patient ...

Retacnyl (Tretinoin) Cream

Retacnyl (Tretinoin) Cream Active Ingredients- Tretinoin General Information Retacnyl (Tretinoin) is from the family of topical retinoid preparations applied for taking care of acne and other skin disorders. Retacnyl uses/ indications It is used for treating or taking care of Photoaged skin, acne and additional problems which create problems in the development of the skin's stratum corneum. Retacnyl (Tretinoin) may as well be applied for taking care of other skin ailments not listed in the list above. Dosage Use Retacnyl cream once every day before going to bed. Wash the infected area with cold water before using Retacnyl (Tretinoin) cream. Gently rub the cream around the infected area until it is fully absorbed by the skin. Be gentle and use strictly as prescribed by your doctor, avoid excessive use or using it for a prolonged period of time. In form your doctor in case the symptoms doesn’t improve even after using Retacnyl cream for the prescribed period. Special preca...

Comparing Wal-Mart Pharmacy to Walgreens Pharmacy

There are a lot of options available when you need to fill a prescription.  Grocery store chains, superstore chains and traditional drug stores are on practically every block, ready, willing and able to supply you with your medicinal needs and good advice. Comparing superstore and traditional drug store pharmacies is much like comparing apples to air conditioners.  They may both have something to offer but they are likely nothing alike.  The two pharmacy groups that I will compare here are Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Walgreens: Walgreens is a reputable chain of drug stores that can be found in most towns and cities across the United States.  They have a variety of specialty items as well as a properly manned pharmacy.  On a good day you can drop off your prescription and within thirty minutes you will likely be ringing out, medication in hand.  While you are waiting you can puruse the rest of the store, or sit in a comfortable waiting area until your name i...

Grilinctus BM TABLETS AND SYRUP

Grilinctus-BM In various disorders such as acute and chronic bronchitis and other bronchospastic disorders such as eosinophilia, there is a spasm of the bronchial muscles and irritation of the bronchial mucous membrane, leading to breathlessness and cough. In the symptomatic management of these disorders, the mainstay of treatment consists of bronchodilators and mucolytic agents. Bronchodilators by spasmolytic action relieve broncho-constriction, thus relieving patients from troublesome breathlessness, while the mucolytic agent facilitates expulsion of accumulated sputum by reducing its viscosity and stickiness. Terbutaline is a β2 selective bronchodilator drug. It is devoid of any significant side effects on the cardiovascular system when taken in correct dosage. Terbutaline is variably absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is subject to fairly extensive first-pass metabolism in the liver. It is excreted in the urine partly as metabolites and partly as unchanged Terbuta...

Bandy Plus (Albendazole)

Bandy plus (Albendazole) Bandy plus (Albendazole) is from the family of an anti-worm or anthelmintic drug. It stops recently originated worms (insect larvae) from developing or reproducing in the human body. It is efficient (first line of management) in opposition to: Flatworms trematodes/ Flukes, Tapeworm- Echinococcosis, /cestodes, Nematodes –Roundworm, Hookworms, Whipworms, pinworms or threadworms. In Africa albendazole (contributed by the pharma company GlaxosmithKline) is being administered to take care of lymphatic filariasis as part of attempts to prevent spread of the illness. In sub- Saharan Africa, the drug is administered combined with ivermectin, and in rest of the world, the drug is used together with diethylcarbamazine. In Brazil and other nations is administered to take care of giardiasis. Pharmacodynamics Bandy plus (Albendazole) prevents the action on tubulin polymerization, effecting in failure of cytoplasmic microtubules. Pharmacokinetics Absorption: Alben...

Sorbiline (Sorbitol Solution)

SORBILINE (SORBITOL SOLUTION) Each 10 ml of SORBILINE contains : TR1CHOL1NE CITRATE 0.55 g SORBITOL SOLUTION (70%) I.P. 7.15 g (Non-crystallizing) Excipients q.s. Color : Sunset Yellow FCF (Colour Index 15985) PRESENTATION : SORBILINE (SORBITOL SOLUTION) is available as a pleasant-tasting mosambi flavored solution in bottles of 100 ml & 200 ml For protection of the Liver, regulation of Hepato-Digestive functions and disorders of Metabolism, The introduction of lipotropes, in particular Choline, into therapeutics was a decisive step in the treatment of hepatic disorders. Choline, the most powerful lipotropic agent, is extensively utilised to combat fatty degeneration of the liver parenchyma which leads to cirrhosis. By virtue of its parasympathomimetic action, Choline increases the volume of glandular secretions, especially biliary, thereby overcoming digestive disturbances due to hepatic insufficiency....

Kamillosan M Spray

Kamillosan M spray Active ingredients- chamomile extract, Anise oil, cineol, bergamot oil, peppermint oil, methyl salicylate, sage oil and dwarf pine needle oil. Mechanism of action Kamillosan M binds the anti-inflammatory actions of Kamillosan with the anti bacterial actions of the ethereal oils which are present as active ingredients in water soluble type and as a result put forth an extraordinary effectiveness. Kamillosan M is for that reason extremely helpful in the avoidance and management of provocative health conditions of the pharyngeal cavities. Kamillosan M spray uses Seditious infection of the pharyngeal and buccal cavity; severe gingivitis; parodontosis, canker sores, ache after tooth removal and throughout second dentition; tonsillary angina; mucosal pain resulting from dental plates. Kamillosan M spray may also be prescribed for other ailments not mentioned in the above list. Dosage When used with spray syringe: swollen cites in the oral cavity and pharynx to be a...

Meclizine Drug Alternatives

Meclizine is an Over-The-Counter medication available in 12.5 mg for kids and 25 mg for adults. The drug is commonly in chewable tablet form making it very handy to take even without water. With the brand names Bonamine, Dizitab, Nodiz and Postadozine, Meclizine is probably the most popular travel sickness medication. Consumers tend to ask for this drug whenever they plan for a trip. Indeed motion sickness can be one great discomfort in travelling. However, there are other drugs that can be a substitute for Meclizine. The following are the five medications known for other uses that can also be used for motion sickness prevention. Dimenhydrinate Dimenhydrinate (Emes, Gavol) is an antivertigo medication commonly directed for people experiencing dizziness because of high blood pressure. Its sedation property is more powerful than Meclizine that it can also be used as a sleep-aid. Cinnarizine Cinnarizine (Stugeron, Cinamin, Cinarin, Cinabloc, Vertisin) is also categorized as an antiv...

Neozep Forte

Neozep Forte Neozep Forte Tablets active ingredients- Phenylephrine HCL 10 mg, Paracetamol 500 mg and Chlorphenamine Maleate 2 mg Each 5 Milliliter (1 tablespoonful) syrup contains Phenylephrine HCL 2.5mg, Paracetamol 125 mg and Chlorphenamine Maleate 0.5 mg Product description Neozep Forte is formulated using the following active ingredient Chlorphenamine Maleate, phenylephrine HCl, and Paracetamol. Chlorphenamine Maleate, an anti allergy drug, alleviates signs of hypersensitivity like watery or itchy eyes sneezing and runny nose. Phenylephrine HCl, belongs to the group of nasal decongestant, opens blocked air gateways and nasal sinuses owing to clogging making inhalation easier. Paracetamol is an efficient pain reliever as well as fever reducer. Neozep Forte uses Neozep Forte is generally prescribed for the reprieve of congested nose, postnasal drip, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, headache, body aches, sneezing, and fever connected with the allergic rhinitis, Comm...

Levocloperastine Fendizoate- a Better, More Effective Antitussive Agent

A lot of antitussive agents today act centrally and causes central adverse events such as sedation, vomiting, and nausea. Because of this, there has been a search for a peripherally-acting antitussive agent expected to not produce these central adverse effects. However, the peripherally-acting antitussive agents we have today, like levodropropizine, works only in patients whose cough is associated with conditions like bronchitis and asthma. Most of them are not effective in controlling cough related to other diseases. These limitations have again, led to the search for another antitussive agent, which is levocloperastine fendizoate.  What is levocloperastine fendizoate and how does it work? Levocloperastine is the levorotatory isomer of DLcloperastine. Fendizoate is a commonly-used compound for the synthesis of antitussive agents. When combined, levocloperastine fendozoate is an antitussive agent that acts both centrally, on the bulbar cough center, and peripherally, on the c...

Inoflox (Ofloxacin) 200mg

 Inoflox (Ofloxacin) 200mg Inoflox Ofloxacin is precribed to take care of bacterial infections such as genito-urinary , chest and skin infections in adults. It functions by exterminating the bacteria which initiates the contamination. How to take Inoflox (Ofloxacin) • Before initiating the therapy, examine the instructions on the label of the pack. • Take Inoflox (Ofloxacin) precisely as instructed by your doctor. It is generally administered once or two times a day factoring on the contagion being taken care of. Examine the instructions on the leaflet to be certain you identify which dose is correct for you. • If you have been instructed to take ofloxacin 2 times a day, gap your drug intake uniformly right through the day. • It is not significant whether you administer Inoflox (Ofloxacin) 200mg before/after food. • Keep administering the drug until the prescribed course is over except you are recommended to stop by your doctor. This is vital in ord...

Duphalac Syrup (Lactulose)

 Duphalac syrup (Lactulose) Lactulose is a artificial sugar used in the management of hepatic encephalopathy and constipation, a impediment of liver infection. The profit-making syrup used for management of constipation is tinted yellowish orange. It is produced and marketed for business by isomerization of lactose. Pharmacokinetics Duphalac syrup (Lactulose) encourages peristalsis by generating an osmotic consequence in the colon with consequential distention. In case of hepatic encephalopathy, it decreases assimilation of noxious nitrogenous compounds and ammonium ions, ensuing in condensed blood ammonia absorptions. Lactulose Adverse Reactions Duphalac syrup Side Effects Diarrhea (as per dose), vomiting, nausea, hypokalaemia, abdominal cramps and bloating. Stop using the medication and consult a doctor immediately in case any of these side effects become persistent and bothersome. Potentially Fatal: hypernatraemia and dehydration on insistent therapy. These may not b...

Clamentin (Amoxicillin and Enzyme Inhibitor)

Clamentin (amoxicillin and enzyme inhibitor) Composition-     * Per Clamentin 375 mg tablet- 250 mg of Amoxicillin trihydrate and 125 mg of clavulanic acid.     * Per Clamentin 625 mg tablet- 500 mg of Amoxicillin and 125 mg of clavulanic acid.     * Per Clamentin 31.25 mL/mg syrup- 25 mg of Amoxicillin trihydrate and 6.25 mg of clavulanic acid.     * Per Clamentin 600 mg vial 500- mg of Amoxicillin Na and 100 mg of clavulanic acid.     * Per Clamentin 1200 mg vial - 1,000 mg of Amoxicillin Na and 200 mg of clavulanic acid. ATC classification Clamentin is from the family of amoxicillin and enzyme inhibitor and is from the group of penicillin combination, which comprises of beta-lactamase inhibitors. It is broadly administered for systemic management of infections. Clamentin indications Clamentin  is generally used for treating Upper as well as lower respiratory tract infection, soft tissue & s...

Flanax (Naproxen) 550 Mg

Flanax (Naproxen) 550 mg All information contained in the article on Flanax is intended for informational purpose and is not intended in any way, replace the guidance of a medical professional or serve as a recommendation for any treatment. Decisions concerning the treatment of patients with Flanax must be made by authorized personnel, considering the characteristics of each patient. Contraindications Flanax Flanax (naproxen sodium) is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to naproxen or naproxen sodium. To the possibility of cross-reactivity, Flanax (naproxen sodium) should not be administered to patients in whom aspirin or other pain relievers and / or NSAIDs induce syndrome of asthma, rhinitis, nasal polyps or urticaria. The two types of reactions can be life threatening. In these patients reported severe anaphylactic reactions to naproxen. Flanax (naproxen sodium) is also contraindicated in patients with active peptic ulcer disease and gastrointestinal bleeding ...

Histamed (Cetirizine Hydrochloride)

Histamed (cetirizine hydrochloride) Mechanism of action Histamed (cetirizine hydrochloride) is a powerful and extremely selective opponent of the secondary histamine H1-receptor on effector cells present in the blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory tract. Absorption: It is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract when administered orally and attains top plasma absorptions after roughly an hour after administration. When used with food the absorption rate is slowed. Distribution: Histamed (cetirizine hydrochloride) can be traced in breast milk and it also crossed the blood-brain barrier (though a very significant quantity). Protein-binding: Binds to protein to a relatively great extent. Excretion: Histamed (cetirizine hydrochloride) is discharged through via the urine (unaltered) and has an elimination half-life of 10 hour. Histamed assists in relieving signs of cold and allergy, like stuffed or runny nose, watery and itchy eyes along with sneezing. In ad...

Drug Administration: Nurse Responsibilities

The importance of accuracy at every step during ordering, transcribing, administering, and monitoring drug therapy cannot be overemphasized. Verification With the non-automated order and distribution systems, once a prescription order has been written for a hospitalized patient, the nurse interprets it and makes professional judgment on its acceptability. Judgments must be made regarding the type of drug, therapeutic intent, usual dose, and mathematical and physical preparation of the dose. The nurse must also evaluate the method of administration in relation to the patient’s physical condition, as well as any allergies and the patient’s ability to tolerate the dose form. If any part of an order is vague, the prescriber who wrote the order should be consulted for clarification. Patient safety is of primary importance, and the nurse assumes responsibility for verification and safety of the medication order. If, after gathering all possible information, it is concluded that...

Pantogar for Hair Loss

Pantogar for hair loss Keratin, cystine and associations Use adult or pediatric (children over 12 years) Oral Active ingredient Each capsule contains: Calcium pantothenate 60 mg, 20 mg Cystine, thiamine nitrate 60 mg, 100 mg medicinal yeast, Keratin 20 mg, 20 mg aminobenzoic acid. Excipients: microcrystalline cellulose, talc, magnesium stearate, povidone, silicon dioxide. Pantogar Indications Diffuse hair loss (hair loss for unknown reasons). Degenerative changes in the structure of hair (thinning hair, thin, non-malleable, brittle, lifeless, dull and colorless), damaged hair by sunlight and UV radiation, preventing the onset of gray hair. Disorders in the growth of the nails (brittle nails, cracked and slightly soft). Contraindications Hypersensitivity to components of the formula. Warnings and precautions Since the formation of the hair happens slowly, it is important to take regular Pantogar , the prescribed dose, for a period of 3 to 6 months to ensure the success ...

Vasograin (Ergotamine) for Treating Migraine

Vasograin (Ergotamine) for treating migraine Vasograin (Ergotamine) is an ergo-peptine and component of the ergot group of alkaloids; it is biochemically and structurally strongly associated to ergoline. It enjoys structural relationship to a number of neuro-transmitters, and has organic action as a vaso constrictor. Vasograin (Ergotamine) is administered clinically for treating acute migraine attacks (occasionally together with caffeine), and to stimulate child birth and avoid postpartum hemorrhage. Pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics Ergotamine has distinct vasoconstrictor actions and biased agonistic properties at serotonin receptors. Vasograin imbibes restriction of cranial and secondary blood vessels and also has influential oxytocic effect on the uterus. It also decreases hyper perfusion in the basilar artery areas. Absorption Vasograin (Ergotamine) is inadequately concentrated from the GI tract (oral, sublingual), reduced additionally by gastric stasis. Distribution Penet...

Zitotec (Misoprostol) Indications and Contra-indications

Zitotec (Misoprostol) Indications Zitotec (Misoprostol) is used for: First trimester abortion: Zitotec (Misoprostol) with mifepristone is used for the clinical extermination of intrauterine pregnancy. For this reason pregnancy is monitored from the first day of the last period cycle in a recognized 28 days cycle with ovulation happening at mid-cycle. The period of pregnancy may be recognized from menstrual history and by medical observation. If the time period of pregnancy is uncertain Ultrasonographic scan should be used. Cervical ripening Zitotec (Misoprostol) is used for cervical ripening before uterine instrumentation. It also is used cervical ripening for initiation of labor in active fetus and intrauterine fetal death. It also is administered for preventing post-partum hemorrhage. Zitotec (Misoprostol) Contra-indications: Patients hypersensitive to Zitotec(Misoprostol) or any of its active ingredients. Misoprostol shouldn’t be used by pregnant women to decrease...

Neobrufen Effervescent Granules 600 Mg

Neobrufen Effervescent Granules 600 Mg Neobrufen 600 mg tablets is from the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This medication is used to treat fever, pain mild or moderate in processes such as pain of dental origin, postoperative pain, headache including migraine, symptomatic relief of pain, fever and inflammation that accompanies processes such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis and otitis, among others, the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints, usually including the hands and feet, resulting in swelling and pain), psoriasis (skin disease), gout (uric acid deposits in joints that cause pain), osteoarthritis (a chronic disorder that causes cartilage damage), ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation that affects the joints of the spine), non-rheumatic inflammation or other types of injuries inflammatory or traumatic sports and primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation). Precautions and warnings Do not take Neobrufen 600 mg tablets:...

Mucomix (Acetylcysteine)

Mucomix (Acetylcysteine) Mucomix is an antioxidant medication indicated to decrease the viscosity of mucus and help its elimination. Acetylcysteine is as well administered to overturn the adverse reactions of elevated dosage of acetaminophen. Mucomix with water considerably decreases the danger of disparity nephropathy in subjectsts with chronic renal deficiency. Acetylcysteine is also termed as N-acetyl-L-cysteine. Pharmacodynamics The administration of Mucomix reduces thickness of mucous emission in lung. Pharmacokinetics Acetylcysteine may reduce the thickness of discharges by dividing of disulphide bonds in muco-proteins. It also supports the detoxification of a transitional paracetamol metabolite which is administered in the treatment of paracetamol over dose. Acetylcysteine Indications / Mucomix Uses The thickness of pulmonary mucous discharge is dependent on the absorptions of mucoprotein and, to a less significant degree, DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid amplifies with escal...

Tempra Forte

Tempra Forte Active ingredients- Paracetamol   Mechanism of action Tempra Forte is from the family of acetaminophen (paracetamol), a secure and efficient analgesic and antipyretic. It isn’t a salicylate neither does it contains caffeine or phenacetin. Tempra Forte has no result on prothrombin point. It is predominantly helpful for administration in subjects who do not endure aspirin well since it is less probable to induce gastrointestinal disorders. Tempra Forte uses  It is helpful for dropping fever and for the transitory respite of insignificant pains, aches and uneasiness linked with the flu or common colds, vaccinations or inoculations. It is also helpful in decreasing pain because of adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy. Tempra forte may also be administered for other ailments not mentioned above. Dosage and administration Use Tempra forte as prescribed by your doctor, in general, it can be use without our without food. Contradictions Subjects with a reco...

Candid B Cream over the Counter Medication for Yeast Infection

Candid B cream over the counter medication for yeast infection Candid B cream Uses Clotrimazole (commonly known as Candid B cream) is an anti-fungal medicine normally applied in the therapy of fungal infectivity of individuals as well as animals such as oral thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and ringworm. It is also applied to take care of jock itch and athlete's foot. Candid B cream may also be used for other ailments not listed above. Pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics Clotrimazole (Candid B cream) is a wide range anti-fungal which connects to phospholipids in the cell film changing cell wall permeability causing a decrease in vital intra-cellular essentials. Absorption Insignificant through undamaged skin (topical); 3 to 10 percent (vaginal). Metabolism Hepatic; Candid B cream is transformed to dormant metabolites. Excretion It is discharged via Urine or faeces as metabolites. Clotrimazole Adverse Reactions Candid B cream Side Effects Topical Common side effects i...

Feldene Flash (Piroxicam)

Feldene Flash (Piroxicam) Active ingredients- Piroxicam Feldene Flash uses It assists relief from pain and inflammation. Feldene flash may also be administered for treating other ailments not mentioned above. Dosage and administration Use the drug precisely as prescribed by your physician. Avoid over dosage or using more than the recommended dose by your physician. Always administer Feldene Flash along with food or straight away after food. Avoid using it on empty stomach. Your physician might also recommend some antacid medicines to be used with Feldene. If you have been prescribed antacids, chew up the antacid prior to gulping it down and use it simultaneously with Feldene Flash (Piroxicam). If you have been prescribed the normal Feldene tablet, consume it complete with plenty of water. If you have been prescribed the Feldene dispersible medicine, liquefy it in about 50 mL of water, stir well before drinking it. Contradictions Avoid using Feldene Flash under the followin...

Valpam 5 Mg

Valpam 5 Mg   Valpam indications Valpam assists to ease nervousness or anxiety, particularly if it is together with troubles in sleeping (a circumstance also recognized as insomnia). It in addition aids in easing the symptoms provoked by acute alcohol pulling out, like confusion or trembling. Furthermore, Valpam is administered to take care of additional medical situations, like muscle spasms, panic attacks, and certain kind of epilepsy (also identified as seizures). In managing epilepsy, Valpam is typically used jointly with additional epilepsy drugs. Dosage and administration Use the medicine precisely as prescribed by your general practitioner. Do not use more than or less than the amount prescribed by your physician. Avoid prolonged use of the drug, if symptoms persist consult your doctor. In a few health circumstances, like nervousness and insomnia (sleeping disorder), it is not recommended to use Valpam for a prolonged period of time. Consult your doctor in case signs...

Azilide (Azithromycin) 500mg

Azilide (Azithromycin) 500mg Azithromycin belongs to the group of azalide, a subgroup from the family of macrolide antibiotics. Recognized as is one of the world’s highest selling antibiotics, Azilide (Azithromycin) is extracted from erythromycin; though, chemically it varies from erythromycin in that a methyl-surrogated nitrogen atom is included into the lactone ring, therefore altering the lactone ring 15-membered. Azithromycin is administered to take care of or stop several bacterial infections, most frequently those initiating tonsillitis, middle ear infections, laryngitis, throat infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, Typhoid, in addition to sinusitis. In modern times it has principally been administered to stop bacterial infectivity in Childs and those individuals with feeble immune structures. It is in addition useful against several urinary tract infections, like cervicitis and non-gonococcal urethritis. Modern research has in addition pointed out it to be efficient agains...

Drug Dosage Forms: Its Importance and Differences

There are different dosage forms available to deliver the drug in the system namely oral solutions, suspensions, emulsions, capsule, tablets, ointments, suppositories, powders and other miscellaneous solutions. Appropriate dosage form is carefully chosen in preparing drug in order to attain stable drug product prior to administration. Liquid dosage forms are preferable form for some drugs like antacids. An oral solution is categorized as liquid preparation for oral administration. This can be in a form that can be directly given to patient such as syrup and elixir. Some are in powdered form that needs to be reconstituted before being used like antibiotic amoxicillin. Syrups and elixirs are the most commonly prescribed oral drug solutions. There are other forms that are not widely use here and there such as galenicals, tinctures, fluidextracts, spirits, and aromatic water. Drugs in solution form is the recommended preparation for infants, children and sometimes for adults who have diff...

Diluents, Colorants and Other Pharmaceutical Additives Side Effects

Penicillin and other antibiotics as tetracycline, cephalosporin and sulphonamide account for most emergency related drug allergies. Ace inhibitors, opiates and NSAIDS as ibuprofen and indomethacin have also been known to be associated with drug sensitivity. While, skin rash, dizziness and stomach upsets are some minor complaints, a life threatening side effect like anaphylaxis can also be possible. With these untoward reactions, we normally suspect the inert substance or the active constituent of the drug. However, excipients or pharmaceutical additives should also be considered too. Image source Pharmaceutical additives background - types and examples Pharmaceutical additives or excipients are inactive ingredients that furnish or make up a medicine. Common excipients classified to their functions are the following: Diluents Diluents or fillers are bulking substances. These make up the major portion of a tablet or capsule. Lactose is used often because it is inexpensive...

Candibiotic Ear Drops

Candibiotic Ear Drops Active ingredients- beclomethasone dipropionate, lignocaine hydrochloride, chloramphenicol, glycerin clotrimazole, and propylene glycol. Candibiotic uses Candibiotic Ear Drop's is applied for treating allergies as well as inflammatory conditions of the outer and inner ear. Otitis media, Otitis externa, and hot weather ear are the main ear ailments for which Candibiotic Ear Drop is used. It may as well be prescribed for treating other infections or disease not mentioned in the above list. Dosage and Administration Always exactingly use the drug as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Avoid self prescribing or modifying your prescribed amount except particularly directed to do so by a trained healthcare expert. The usual dosage for adult subjects is 4 - 5 drops, 3 times daily, for a healing phase of 10 dys maximum. Subjects in general start to become aware of the optimistic actions of the drug after about 4 to 5 days of administration. In case there is no...

Daphne Pills

Daphne pills Active ingredients- Lynestrenol Daphne pills uses/ indications Daphne pills are used for contraception, particularly in conditions of intolerance from estrogen-progestogen formulated drugs or when estrogens are not recommended. Daphne in addition is used in lactating moms and smoking ladies requiring contraception. Mechanism of action Daphne is an oral contraceptive drug containing just progestogen. Progestogens are derivative from the 19-nortestosterone or normal hormone progesterone, which activities are comparable to that of progesterone. Daphne pills prevent ovulation, slims the lining of the uterus and condenses the cervical mucus. All together, these activities stop pregnancy. The drug is harmless to for use during lactation.   Pharmacokinetics Progesterone, similar to Daphne, has a small riddance and goes through widespread first-pass hepatic breakdown when administered orally. The oral bio availability is extremely small but might be boosted by a fat...

ABILIFY: There is Another Alternative to Treat Unresolved Symptoms of Depression or Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is a common mental illness among children, teenagers and young adults that may lead to difficulty in concentration, feelings of excessive guilt, excessive sleep, a sudden change in behavior, loss of interest in activities once one used to enjoy, feelings of worthlessness, sadness, anxiety, sudden panics, and a sudden change in appetite causing either weight gain or loss. Depression in either adults or children is regarded as a severe medical condition since it causes negative thoughts of suicide, or death. Definitely, these abnormal symptoms could interfere with your daily life at work or at home or at school, and even with your friends, beloved family members and relatives. The worst thing is that depression can last most of the day, almost every day for at least two weeks or months. What is ABILIFY? ABILIFY (aripiprazole) is a FDA approved medication for adults 18 and over with depression. ABILIFY is used as an add-on treatment to antidepressants (such as PROZAC®, ...

Stresstabs Multivitamin with Iron

Stresstabs Multivitamin with iron Various vitamins normally present in our daily diet formulate Stresstabs Multivitamin pills. Red meat is a natural source of iron. Hemoglobin and myoglobin requires iron for performing various functions in our system. Hemoglobin transports oxygen to the tissues and organs through your blood whereas muscle cells store oxygen with the aid of Myoglobin. Stresstabs Multivitamin supplements iron to the system that are generally absent in normal diet. Stresstabs Multivitamin is administered for treating iron deficiencies caused by various ailments like digestive disorders, pregnancy, poor diet and other conditions. Stresstabs Multivitamin may be administered for other purposes not mentioned above. Tips and warnings • Use the drug as prescribed by your doctor or follow the instruction on the label. Stresstabs tablets can be administered with or without food with a full glass of water. In case it causes stomach pain, administer it after food. •...

Olfen Topical Gel

Olfen Topical gel   Active ingredients- Diclofenac Na Pharmacology: Olfen Topical Gel belongs to the group of analgesic and anti-inflammatory preparation for external use. It is formulated with a percent of diclofenac Na in a cooling gel base that is well accepted by the skin cells. It has a pain- alleviating, inflammation-restraining and detumescent effect in swellings of traumatic or rheumatic origin. It recovers or stabilizes weakened function. Pharmacokinetics: Diclofenac is well accepted via the skin after local use and its existence can be found in the plasma. Concentration of the active compund is roughly 3.3 percent of the locally used amount. Diclofenac metabolites emerging after local use are comparable to those observed after oral use. Olfen gel indications For the general management of periarthropathy, arthrosis, restricted states of non-articular rheumatism condition (such as- bursitis, tendovaginitis and tendinitis) along with traumatically initiated swellings...

Nasivion Nasal Drop

What is Nasivion Nasal Drop? Nasivion Nasal Drop is a decongestant which affects the blood vessels in your body. It shrinks the veins and arteries and it unswervingly works on the veins and arteries of your nasal tissue. Shrinkage of the blood vessel in the nasal area results in drainage and reduction in nasal blockage. Nasivion Nasal Drop is used for treating nasal congestion, sinus irritation, common cold and congested due to allergies. It may also be administered for ailments other than the one mentioned above. Important information to know about Nasivion Nasal Drop Don’t use Nasivion drop for more than 4-5 days regularly. Prolonged use can affect your nasal tissues and result in chronic congestion. Seek for medical advice if the symptoms don’t improve. Follow the instruction on the label or use as instructed by the doctor. Avoid using more than the recommended dose of Nasivion Nasal Drop. Inform your doctor if you are administering medications for controlling high...

Alnix for Treating Allergic Rhinitis

Alnix for treating allergic rhinitis Active ingredients- Cetirizine diHCl General information It is from the group of piperazine extracts and is administered as systemic antihistamines. Alnix indications/ uses Alnix is used for assistance in taking care of symptoms linked with conjunctivitis and allergic rhinitis. For example-itchy, runny, nose; sneezing; and watery, itchy eyes.  It also may be used for respite of symptoms of allergy e.g- rash and itch; pruritus and chronic urticaria. Over dosage   Signs of over dose include – irritability, restlessness, and sleepiness. Consult a doctor in case more than the recommended dose is administered. Contradictions Any patients allergic to cetirizine diHCL or to any other active ingredients found in Alnix. Use during lactation: Cetirizine diHCL has been observed to be discharged in human milk; thereby administration of Alnix tablets or syrup by breastfeeding mothers is not suggested. Special precautions Infor...

Dologel Gel

Dologel Gel Active ingredients- Choline salicylate Choline salicylate is administered to alleviate pain from a wide range of health conditions. It also eases swelling, pain, and joint severity from arthritis. This medication is branded as a NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Pharmacodynamics Choline salicylate eases pain by reticence of prostaglandin production and decreases fever by working on the action of hypothalamus heat controlling center. Dologel (Choline salicylate) also obstructs the production of impulses. Pharmacokinetics Onset: one to two hour. Choline Salicylate Indications / DoloGel Uses Dologel (Choline salicylate) is indicated for treating pain and fever under various health conditions. It also is used for oral therapy which includes treating mouth ulcer. Choline Salicylate Adverse Reactions Dologel Side Effects Fatigue, GI disorders, allergic reactions,haemolytic anaemia, skin eruptions, dyspnoea, weakness; local pain (rectally); Reye's syndrom...

Nutroplex with Iron and Lysine

Nutroplex with Iron and Lysine Composition per 5 mL of Nutroplex 2,500 IU of Vitamin A, 10 mg of vitamin B1, 1.25 mg of vitamin B2, 5 mg of , vitamin B12 50 mcg of vitamin B6, 200 IU of vitamin D3, 12.5 mg of nicotinamide, 12.5 mg of calcium glycerophosphate,  75 mg of Iron sulfate (equivalent to elemental  iron 15 mg), 4 mg of Magnesium gluconate, 12.5 mg of L-lysine HCl. Nutroplex uses Nutroplex with Iron and Lysine is used as a Vitamin and mineral supplement to arouse appetite, stop anemia and dietary inefficiencies. Besides, Nutroplex with Iron and Lysine also assists growth as well as mental improvement in children. In addition, the vitamin and mineral supplement may also be prescribed for taking care of other conditions not listed above. Dosage In Adult – two tablespoon for the duration prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.  For Children-one tablespoon every day for the duration prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Nutroplex with Iron and Lysi...