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  • Sonata Addiction and Abuse

    Sonata Addiction and Abuse

    Sonata, also known by its generic name Zaleplon, is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms on insomnia. It is a non-Benzodiazepine sedative/hypnotic drug from the Pyrazolopyrimidine class of medications. It works by affecting the chemicals in your brain that become unbalanced and cause sleep problems. Like many other sleep medications, Sonata is a controlled substance and has a high...

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  • Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

    Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

    Sublimaze more commonly known by its generic name, Fentanyl, is a powerful, opiate analgesic similar to but more potent (100 times more) than morphine. It is considered to be a Schedule II narcotic prescription drug. Sublimaze is generally prescribed for the treatment of severe acute pain, or to manage pain after surgery. It is available in the form of pills, patches, lozenges, and nasal sprays...

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  • Tramadol Addiction and Abuse

    Tramadol Addiction and Abuse

    Tramadol is also referred to as Tramadol Hydrochloride, a centrally-acting drug that is prescribed for a wide variety of different applications. The primary use for this drug is to treat moderate and severe forms of pain, though typically for specific ailments or causes rather than as a general pain reliever. Tramadol is perceived to be a narcotic-like pain reliever that comes in several forms...

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  • Trazodone Addiction and Abuse

    Trazodone Addiction and Abuse

    Trazodone is also known as Trazodone HCI, and it is an anti-depressant medication that is chemically unrelated to other known antidepressant medications including Tricyclic and Tetracyclic medications. It is known as a Triazolopyridine derivative, and it is an off-white or white power that is somewhat soluble in water.
    Trazodone HCI is designated for oral administration and comes in several...

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  • Tylox Addiction and Abuse

    Tylox Addiction and Abuse

    Tylox is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone falls into a group of medications known as narcotic pain relievers, and acetaminophen is a pain reliever that is less potent but that is capable of increasing how well oxycodone works. Together, these medications make Tylox which is capable of treating both moderate levels and severe levels of pain. This is a prescription medication...

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  • Valium Addiction and Abuse

    Valium Addiction and Abuse

    Valium is a brand name for a prescription medication known as Diazepam, which is a generic Benzodiazepine. There are a number of other types of Benzodiazepine medications as well such as Alpax, Alzolam, Pharnax and Tafil. Valium is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat anxiety disorders as well as occasional feelings of anxiety.
    Valium tablets come in three different dosage strengths,...

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  • Viagra Addiction and Abuse

    Viagra Addiction and Abuse

    Viagra is touted as an oral therapy for the purpose of erectile dysfunction. Viagra is made from the citrate salt from Sildenafil, which is a selective inhibitor that can help to reduce problems relating to erectile dysfunction. Viagra is one of the most popular medications prescribed for this particular purpose, though it is not the only medication that is prescribed for this particular...

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  • Wellbutrin Addiction and Abuse

    Wellbutrin Addiction and Abuse

    Wellbutrin is a brand name for an antidepressant medication known as Bupropion. The way that this anti-depressant medication works is by altering chemicals in the brain in order to reduce the feelings of depression. There are several different types of Wellbutrin that can be taken, such as Wellbutrin SR which is Bupropion SR, a pill that you take twice daily, as well as Wellbutrin XL, or...

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  • Xanax Addiction and Abuse

    Xanax Addiction and Abuse

    Xanax is the brand name for a chemical known as Alprazolam. Xanax is available in several different forms including as a tablet, as an extended release tablet and as an orally disintegrating tablet. These are typically taken between two and four times every day depending on the recommendations of a physician and the specific needs of the patient.
    One form of Xanax, known as Xanax XR, is...

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  • Zanaflex Addiction and Abuse

    Zanaflex Addiction and Abuse

    Zanaflex is the brand name for a medication called Tizanidine. The primary purpose for this medication is to relieve increased muscle tone and spasms that are associated with MS, a disease known as Multiple Sclerosis that causes the nerves to function improperly. Zanaflex is available in a tablet form as well as a capsule form, and both are designed to be taken orally.
    Rather than being...

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