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...
Vicodin is the brand name for a medication known as Hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is never available on its own, but rather it is combined with other ingredients, and the different combinations of ingredients are responsible for creating the different products.
Vicodin, for example, is a combination of Hydrocodone as well as acetaminophen.
The way that this combination works is that Hydrocodone...
Zoloft is also known as Sertraline hydrochloride, and it is an SSRI or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that is intended for administration by mouth.
It comes in the form of a scored tablet that contains sertraline hydrochloride in 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg dosage amounts along with a number of inactive ingredients.
Some of the inactive ingredients in this medication include dibasic...
Abilify is an antidepressant medication that is typically prescribed by physicians to boost the effectiveness of an antidepressant drug that the patient is already taking. In some circumstances, a patient may be taking an anti-depressive medication that is not achieving quite the level of results that the patient seeks, and so a physician may prescribe Abilify on top of the use of that medication...Read Full Article
Dependence - Is described by the NIDA Teen as "continued use despite understanding the harm it can cause." Over time, a person will begin to not feel normal unless they are on ecstasy.
This is what causes dependence which, in the case of ecstasy, goes hand-in-hand with addiction.
Tolerance - When you take ecstasy, if you begin to notice that the same amount of the drug does not cause the...
Actiq is a unique type of medication because it is not a traditional tablet or liquid medication.
Instead, Actiq is known as a painkilling lollipop because it is available in lozenge form, and is primarily prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain in people suffering from cancer if they are already taking a normal opioid medication.
One of the primary benefits of Actiq in comparison to...
Adderall is a stimulant medication with dextroamphetamine sacharate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, USP and amphetamine sulfate USP as its primary ingredients.
It has a number of inactive ingredients as well, and comes in a gelatin capsule form.
Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and this combination together is used for the...
Suboxone is Buprenorphine and Naloxone and it is a sublingual film that comes in orange and has a logo imprinted on it with white ink. This is an opioid medication that is designed to provide a lesser euphoric effect in comparison to similar drugs such as Morphine, Heroin and Codeine. The purpose of this medication is to treat addiction to opiate drugs. It can also be used for a number of other...Read Full Article
A depressant drug, more commonly referred to by its street name "downers," are any type of prescription or nonprescription drug that act to reduce the functions or activities of a specific part of the brain. Depressants usually have a calming or sedative effect on the body and are often prescribed by doctors in pill form used to treat depression or anxiety disorders. They work by reducing the...Read Full Article
Substance abuse and addiction is a serious problem in the United States affecting all types of people throughout the country. It doesn't affect any specific gender, age, ethnicity or social status. Substance abuse can be of any illicit drug like marijuana, heroin, cocaine or meth, along with prescription drugs, club drugs and alcohol. This can lead to changes in your health, mental state and...Read Full Article