Diabetes, a chronic, life-long condition that affects the way your body metabolizes glucose, is a major global health concern. While the disease is categorized into two types, type 2 diabetes is more prevalent – 90% to 95% of more than 30 million diabetic patients in the United States have type 2, according to Centers for [...]
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Cymbalta is the brand name for Duloxetine – a drug that is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. It is also used for treating different types of chronic pain, such as musculoskeletal pains and the pain associated with fibromyalgia and diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). Falling under the category of Selective Serotonin and [...]
While the exact causes of the disorder are unknown, scientists are of the opinion that a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors instigates its development. Whatever the cause(s) of binge eating disorder are, the good thing is that it can be treated. Vyvanse for Treatment of ADHD and Binge Eating Disorder Vyvanse helps the [...]
Lyrica is the brand name for pregabalin – an FDA-approved prescription drug that falls under the category of Schedule V drugs. The drug is mainly used to treat neuropathic pain. For those who do not know, this is the type of pain that is caused due to an abnormality of, or damage to the nerves. [...]
Did you know that asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are among the top 20 causes of global disability, with each affecting more than 200 million people, globally? By causing swelling in the airways, these diseases make it hard to breathe, which can significantly decrease the affected patients’ quality of life. Although there is [...]
Estimated by the World Health Organization as the seventh leading cause of death, globally, and a major cause of kidney failure, blindness, lower limb amputation, stroke, and heart attack, diabetes has been a major global health concern for a long time. But, in view of the alarming increase in its prevalence, it is anticipated that [...]
Eliquis, the brand name for apixaban, is a blood thinner that is mainly prescribed to people suffering from atrial fibrillation in order to prevent blood clotting and strokes. However, it is also often used to prevent or treat pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT); the conditions that cause blood clots in the lung [...]
Humalog is the brand name for insulin lispro – a fast-acting manufactured insulin that is used to control high blood sugar in people suffering from diabetes mellitus. For those who do not know, insulin is a naturally occurring hormone that helps maintain the levels of glucose in the blood by initiating its utilization or storage, [...]
Effexor is the brand name for Venlafaxine – a medication from the class of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) that is used to treat depression and dysphoric mood that interferes with a person’s daily life. Due to the fact that Effexor typically has strong side effects, it is generally recommended only to those patients who do [...]
Dulera is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of asthma. It is a combination product containing mometasone furoate, a corticosteroid, and formoterol, a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA). According to the Federal Drug Administration, Dulera is only meant to be used to for asthma patients whose disease is not adequately controlled by a [...]