Category : General Health pills

Brand Synthroid

Synthroid treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.

Active Ingredients: Levothyroxine

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Brand Keppra

Keppra is used for treating partial-onset, myoclonic, or generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients with epilepsy. It is used in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Levetiracetam

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Brand Zerit

This medicine is a nucleoside analogue antiviral used in combination with other medicines to manage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Active Ingredients: Stavudine

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Brand Diamox

Diamox is used to treat glaucoma and to treat and to prevent acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness). It is also used as a part of some treatment plans for congestive heart failure and seizure disorders.

Active Ingredients: Acetazolamide

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Brand Topamax

Seizures may be classified as either partial if they involve only a small portion of the brain or generalized if they involve more of the brain. Topamax is used in combination with other anti-seizure drugs among adults and children aged 2-16 years with partial seizures or generalized tonic-clonic seizures (in which there is prolonged contraction of the muscles of the body that causes rigidity as well as jerking motions). Topamax sprinkle capsules are approved for treatment without other drugs in patients 10 years of age and older. Topamax also is used in patients two years of age and older with seizures associated with the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy which accounts for up to 10 percent of all cases of childhood epilepsy. Children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome experience delays in their development and up to dozens of different, mixed types of seizures a day. The most common types of seizures in this syndrome are tonic (stiffening of the body, with the eyes rolling upwards, dilation of the pupils and shallow, irregular breathing), atonic (brief loss of muscle tone and consciousness, causing abrupt falls), myoclonic (sudden muscle jerks), and absence (staring spells).

Active Ingredients: Topiramate

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Brand Mysoline

Primidone is used to treat a seizure disorder. This medication may also be used to treat tremors.

Active Ingredients: Primidone

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Brand Purinethol

Purinethol is used to treat leukemia. It is also used for pediatric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, polycythemia vera, and psoriatic arthritis. This medication may also be used for inflammatory bowel disease.

Active Ingredients: Mercaptopurine

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Brand Dilantin

Dilantin is used for treating certain types of seizures and preventing and treating seizures during surgery of the nervous system. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Phenytoin

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Brand Lanoxin

Lanoxin is used for treating heart failure and slowing the heart rate in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heart rhythm. It may also be used for certain conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Digoxin

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Brand Leukeran

Leukeran is used for treating certain cancers. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Leukeran is an alkylating agent. It works by binding to the RNA or DNA of certain cancer cells, which helps to slow down their growth and reproduction.

Active Ingredients: Chlorambucil

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Brand Decadron

Decadron is used for treating certain conditions associated with decreased adrenal gland function. It is also used to treat severe inflammation due to certain conditions, including severe asthma, severe allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, certain blood disorders, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and certain eye and skin conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Dexamethasone

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Brand Motilium

Motilium is a medicine that increases the movements or contractions of the stomach and bowel. Motilium is also used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by other drugs used to treat Parkinson's Disease.

Active Ingredients: Domperidone

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Brand Hydrea

Hydrea is used for treating skin cancer, cancer of the ovary, or chronic myelocytic leukemia that is recurrent, has spread, or cannot be helped with surgery. It may also be used with radiation to control skin cancers of the head and neck. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Hydroxyurea

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Brand Copegus

Copegus capsules are used in combination with interferon to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C, who have not been treated with interferon previously, or who have had a return of hepatitis C, following successful treatment with interferon.

Active Ingredients: Ribavirin

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Brand Aricept

Aricept is used for treating mild to moderate dementia (e.g., impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking; changes in personality) caused by Alzheimer disease.

Active Ingredients: Donepezil

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Brand Zofran

Zofran is used for preventing nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy or surgery. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Ondansetron

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Brand Depakote

Depakote is used for controlling certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. It is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness), and to prevent migraine headaches.

Active Ingredients: Divalproex sodium

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Brand Trileptal

Trileptal is used for treating certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Oxcarbazepine

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Brand Ditropan

Ditropan is used for relieving symptoms of bladder problems (urinary urgency, frequency, or leakage; loss of bladder control; and painful urination) in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Oxybutynin

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Brand Kytril

This medicine is an anti-emetic agent, used to prevent nausea and vomiting, caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation. It works by blocking one of the body's chemicals, called serotonin, that can cause vomiting. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Granisetron

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Brand Dramamine

Dramamine is used for preventing and treating nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Meclizine

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Brand Detrol

Detrol is used for treating overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and leakage. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Tolterodine

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Brand Atrovent

Atrovent inhaler is used to treat lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It relaxes the muscles around your airways so that they open up and you breathe more easily.

Active Ingredients: Ipratropium

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Brand Oxytrol

Oxytrol is used for adults with symptoms of overactive bladders that including sudden urges to urinate (urgency), urinary incontinence (the inability to control urination), and frequent urination. It also is used in children, aged 6 years and older, with symptoms of detrusor muscle hyperactivity associated with neurological conditions, such as spina bifida.

Active Ingredients: Oxybutynin

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Brand Vermox

Vermox is used to treat infections caused by worms such as whipworm, pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm. It is also used to treat infections caused by more than one of these worms at the same time.

Active Ingredients: Mebendazole

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Brand Strattera

Strattera is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Active Ingredients: Atomoxetine

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Brand Imuran

Imuran helps to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis. It also reduces unwanted immune responses and helps to prevent rejection in patients who receive organ transplants.

Active Ingredients: Azathioprine

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Brand Cytoxan

Cytoxan is used for treating certain types of the following cancers: lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, mycosis fungoides, neuroblastoma, ovarian cancer, eye cancer, and breast cancer. It is usually used in combination with other medicines. It may also be used to treat certain kidney problems (nephrotic syndrome) in children or for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Cyclophosphamide

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Brand Revia

Revia is used for treating alcoholism and narcotic (opioid) addiction in adults, as part of a complete treatment program. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Naltrexone

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Brand Pletal

Pletal reduces attacks of intermittent claudication (pain, cramping, numbness, or weakness in the foot, hip, thigh, or buttocks) that may occur after walking.

Active Ingredients: Cilostazol

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Brand Lariam

This medication is used to treat and prevent malaria.

Active Ingredients: Mefloquine

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Brand Viramune

This medication is used in the treatment of infection with the HIV virus (the virus that causes AIDS). It is used in combination with other HIV medications in selected patients. No cure exists for HIV infection, and the illnesses associated with your disease (infections, etc.) may continue. Because HIV can quickly become resistant to this medication if used alone, viramune must be used with at least 1 other anti-HIV medication. Your doctor may change your treatment plan if this medication stops working well.

Active Ingredients: Nevirapine

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Brand Periactin

Periactin is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.

Active Ingredients: Cyproheptadine

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Brand Exelon

This medicine is a cholinesterase inhibitor used to treat loss of memory and thinking problems due to Alzheimer or Parkinson disease. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Rivastigmine

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Brand Reminyl

Reminyl is used for treating mild to moderate dementia (e.g., impairment of memory or judgment, abstract thinking, changes in personality) in patients with Alzheimer disease.

Active Ingredients: Galantamine

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Brand Epivir-HBV

Epivir-HBV is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, used to treat a chronic viral infection of the liver (hepatitis B). It works by slowing the growth of the virus. It is not a cure for hepatitis B and does not prevent the passing of hepatitis B to others.

Active Ingredients: Lamivudine

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Brand Requip

This medication is used to treat Parkinson's disease. It helps replace the brain chemical called dopamine, which is low in Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome).

Active Ingredients: Ropinirole

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Brand Antivert

Antivert is prescribed for the management of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness.

Antivert may also be prescribed for the management of vertigo (a spinning sensation or a feeling that the ground is tilted) due to diseases affecting the vestibular system (the bony labyrinth of the ear, which contains the sensors that control your balance).

Active Ingredients: Meclizine

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Brand Cyklokapron

This medication is used for short-term control of bleeding in hemophiliacs, including dental extraction procedures.

Active Ingredients: Tranexamic Acid

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Brand Sustiva

This medication is used to treat HIV infection in combination with other anti-HIV medications. If sustiva is the only drug you take to treat HIV infection, it may stop working. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Active Ingredients: Efavirenz

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Brand Antabuse

This medication is used to help treat alcoholism. This drug is not a cure for alcoholism and must be used in combination with supportive therapy and counseling. This medication must never be used without a person's knowledge.

Active Ingredients: Disulfiram

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Brand Imodium

Imodium is used for treating symptoms of certain types of diarrhea. It is also used to decrease the amount of discharge from an ileostomy. It may also be used for to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Active Ingredients: Loperamide

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Brand Parlodel

Parlodel lowers prolactin levels. Prolactin is a hormone important for the production of breast milk and for normal fertility in women.

Parlodel is used to treat disorders such as amenorrhea (lack of a menstrual period), persistent breast milk production, infertility, and other conditions associated with high prolactin levels caused by prolactin-secreting tumors in women and in men.

Parlodel is also used to treat Parkinson's disease, which is associated with low levels of dopamine in the brain. Parlodel has effects similar to those of dopamine, which makes it effective in the treatment of the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control associated with Parkinson's disease.

Active Ingredients: Bromocriptine

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Brand Levothroid

Levothroid treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.

Active Ingredients: Levothyroxine

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Brand Lamictal

Lamictal is used in combination with other anti-seizure drugs in the treatment of some types of seizures. It also is used alone for treating partial seizures in patients of 16 years old and older when converting from the anti-epileptic drug valproate.

Active Ingredients: Lamotrigine

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