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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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  • What Is Oramorph?

    What Is Oramorph?

    Oramorph is also known as Oramorph SR or Morphine Sulfate ER. What this is is a long-acting pain medication that is available by prescription only from a physician. The primary purpose for this type of painkiller is to help people that have an around the clock need for pain, and for people for which strong painkillers are necessary. In other words, the only patients that tend to get a...

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  • What Is Metadate

    What Is Metadate

    Metadate is a drug that is used to help sufferers of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; this drug may also be known as Methylphenidate. In some cases this prescription drug may also be used to help treat other disorders such as Narcolepsy. Generally, this medication comes in a chewable tablet or capsule form.
    When taking this drug ensure that you listen to your physician and...

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  • What Is Lortab?

    What Is Lortab?

    Lortab is the trade name for a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain that contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever used to alter the way the brain interprets pain signals. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever that intensifies the effects of hydrocodone. Together, these medications come together to create a single tablet that can be taken...

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