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  • What Is Tizanidine?

    What Is Tizanidine?

    Tizanidine is an antispasmodic drug in the class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants. It is primarily prescribed to treat a person with Multiple Sclerosis. Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxant that works by slowing action in the brain and nervous system to allow the muscles to relax. Tizanidine may be abused in many ways because of its muscle relaxant effects.
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  • What Is Lortab?

    What Is Lortab?

    Lortab is a prescription drug that is used for moderate pain relief and it is mainly used so people do not end up in severe pain. The drug is a very addiction one, as the main ingredient is Hydrocodone. Since Lortab has Hydrocodone in it the drug is an opiate and it can be abused if it is taken above the recommended dosage. Lortab is a prescription medication that is prescribed by doctors and it...

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  • What Is Darvocet?

    What Is Darvocet?

    Darvocet is in the class of medications considered to be a synthetic narcotic; it is an opiate. Ultimately, it is a combination drug containing both Acetaminophens with the Propoxyphene component. Propoxyphene, the actual narcotic in Darvocet, is generally considered to be a weak narcotic. It is structured chemically like methadone only not as strong. Darvocet should not be looked at as a...

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  • What are Benzodiazepines

    What are Benzodiazepines

    Benzodiazepines are commonly defined as one of several different types of lipophilic (easily absorbed by the body's lipids) amines that are used as muscle relaxants, sedatives or tranquilizers. Ultimately, lipids can be found in the fat in the body. So, Benzodiazepines Are Drugs, Right?
    Yes, benzodiazepines are used to describe specific drugs such as Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium, just to...

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  • What Is Paxil?

    What Is Paxil?

    Paxil is the brand name for the generic drug Paroxetine, which is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Klein (GSK) Drug Company. Paxil is the one of the most widely-prescribed drugs for the treatment of depression and other similar disorders. Paroxetine comes in tablets, including those that are considered to be long-lasting, and liquid. Dosage strengths vary, and can be as low as .05 mg or as high as 60...

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  • What Is Tizanidine?

    What Is Tizanidine?

    Tizanidine is an antispasmodic drug in the class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants. It is primarily prescribed to treat a person with Multiple Sclerosis. Tizanidine is a short-acting muscle relaxant that works by slowing action in the brain and nervous system to allow the muscles to relax.
    Why Is Tizanidine Prescribed? Tizanidine is a prescription medication primarily used to...

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  • What Is Dexedrine?

    What Is Dexedrine?

    Dexedrine, also known by its generic name Dextroamphetamin, is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. Dexedrine is a medication primarily prescribed for a person with ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity). It is also commonly prescribed for Narcolepsy and weight loss. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.
    It...

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  • What Is Dilaudid?

    What Is Dilaudid?

    Dialaudid is prescription medication primarily used to treat the symptoms of severe to chronic pain. It is commonly known by its generic name hydromorphone hydrochloride. Dilaudid is considered to be a Schedule II narcotic and is in the class of opiate analgesic drugs. This means that this drug has a high potential for addiction and abuse. As a semi-synthetic narcotic analgesic drug Dilaudid,is...

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  • What Is Bupropion?

    What Is Bupropion?

    Bupropion is the generic name for a medication called Wellbutrin, and is also used in Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL and Aplenzin. All of these Bupropion-derived medications are used for the treatment of depression, but Wellbutrin XL is also used for the treatment of a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. This disorder involves depression episodes that occur every year in either...

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  • What Is Roxanol?

    What Is Roxanol?

    Roxanol is a type of Morphine, but it is designed specifically to be taken rectally rather than orally as most other forms of Morphine are meant to be taken. Rectal Morphine is primarily used for the treatment of moderate levels and severe levels of pain. All forms of Morphine fall into the same classification of drugs, known as opiate anagelsics or narcotic pain relievers. The way that these...

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