Vytorin Medication Uses and Side Effects

Vytorin is a prescription medication used in combination with diet to treat high cholesterol. It is a combination product that contains 2 medications: ezetimibe, a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, and simvastatin, a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day, in the evening. It can be taken with or without food. Common side effects […]

Information – Ciprofloxacin a Prescription Medication Used to Treat Certain Bacterial Infections

Ciprofloxacin is a prescription medication used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. It is also used to prevent or treat anthrax in people who may have been exposed to anthrax germs. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. These work by killing bacteria that cause infections. This medication comes in various forms and different doses. Use this […]

Doxycycline Treats Bacterial Infections and Prevents Malaria Infections – Overview

Doxycycline is a prescription medication used to treat certain bacterial infections and to prevent malaria infections. Doxycycline is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria and the parasite that causes malaria. This medication comes in tablet, capsule, and oral suspension forms, and is typically taken once or twice a […]

“Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications” by Dr. David Casavant, for OPENPediatrics

Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications, by Dr. David Casavant. Finally, I’d like to talk about the appropriate storage and disposal of opioid medications. Medication storage and disposal. Opioids should be stored in a secured area, not in a medicine cabinet which may be accessed freely behind a closed door. Often, a locked storage area is preferred. Distribution of opioid […]

Prescription Medication Ranitidine Overview

Prescription ranitidine is used to treat ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis, and other conditions. Ranitidine is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. This medication comes in regular tablet, effervescent tablet, capsule, and syrup forms. Ranitidine is taken by mouth, up to 4 times a day, 30 to 60 minutes […]

About – Movantik a Prescription Medication Used to Treat Opioid-induced Constipation

Movantik is a prescription medication used to treat opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain. Movantik belongs to a group of drugs called mu-receptor opioid antagonists. These work by blocking the effects of opioids in the gastrointestinal tract. This medication comes in oral tablet form and is taken once daily on an empty stomach. Movantik should be taken at […]

Rosiglitazone and Metformin Medication Uses and Side Effects

Rosiglitazone and metformin is a prescription medication used in combination with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is a combination product that contains two medications: rosiglitazone, a thiazolidinedione, and metformin, a biguanide. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken with meals as directed by your doctor. Common side effects […]