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Understanding Your Medication – How Salbutamol CFC Free Inhaler (Ventolin) Works

Ventolin is a prescription medication that is often used to prevent spasms in the bronchial tubes or to treat spasms that are already present. It can be used by people who are as young as four years of age. This drug is also used by people who experience exercise induced spasms in the bronchial tubes.…

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How Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) Treats Sexual Impotence in Diabetes Patients

Sexual impotence is just one of the many symptoms that a person can experience with diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 10 percent of men with type 1 diabetes have erectile dysfunction as a common complication. A study was done with 188 patients to see if sildenafil citrate, the drug that is marketed…

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How Free Trade in European Medication Helps You Save Money

How can free trade on a continent on the other side of the ocean save you money? The only trade rule in medication you’ve experienced is one that sets outrageously high prices and prevents reasonably priced medications from entering the market. Importers across Europe, however, employ a parallel trade business model, which allows the movement…

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How Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Can Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Duloxetine, commonly marketed as Cymbalta, is used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The medication works as a serotonin-norephinephrine reuptake inhibitor and the dosage can vary from 30 mg to 120 mg a day. Symptoms can be significantly improved with the use of this medication and there have been various scales of measurement…

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How Does Olmesartan (Benicar) Treat Sarcoidosis

Olmesartan is commonly marketed as Benicar and is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is used to treat sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a hyper-inflammatory disorder where a person may be hyper-sensitive to sunlight amongst other things. The secosteroid hormone is vital within the symptomology and etiology of sarcoidosis. When sources of vitamin D were removed from the diet…

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How Does Nicorette Gum Help In Smoking Cessation?

Cigarette addiction is one of the most common and most harmful addictions in the world. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that 430,000 Americans die every year because of smoking-related illnesses. Such people contract cancers and other illnesses because of the multitude of tar, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and carcinogens that come with cigarettes. Therefore,…

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How Does Mesalamine DR (Asacol) Treat Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects more than 1.4 million Americans. The disease can occur in any person of any age, but experts have most seen it occur in women and men between ages 15 and 35. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease is excruciating stomach pain. The pain may be…

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How Nasonex Treats Allergic Rhinitis

Nasonex is one of the most effective treatments for Allergic Rhinitis. This medication is also prescribed by many physicians for other ailments such as polyps, blocked passages and inflammations of the nose for various reasons, but the ultimate goal is to relieve any labored breathing and improve the patient’s quality of life. What is Allergic Rhinitis Potent…

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How Does Finasteride (Propecia) Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is something that men may develop as they age. It results in an enlarged prostate that causes more frequent and urgent urination as well as the difficulty of emptying the bladder. The body’s hormones can be altered so that the prostate shrinks with the use of finasteride. The hormones are affected…

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How Does Clopidogrel Bisulfate (Plavix) Treat Abnormal Blood Clots?

Abnormal blood clots can occur within the body when the blood is not capable of thinning itself. Clopidogrel bisulfate, marketed under the name Plavix, is known as a blood thinner or antiplatelet. It prevents blood cells (platelets) from lumping together and forming blood clots. The way that Clopidogrel bisulfate works is it prevents adenosine diphosphate (ADP)…

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