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Does Aspirin Lower Blood Pressure? Quick Overview!
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because of its significant health impact but no noticeable symptoms. For those who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure through regular screening, there are many options to return blood pressure to a normal level. Low-dose aspirin, also known as “baby” aspirin, has long been considered… Continue reading Does Aspirin Lower Blood Pressure? Quick Overview!
Jessica Guht Jul. 26, 2022
What Does Prozac Feel Like When It Starts Working?
Prozac first made its appearance in the United States in 1988, and it quickly became one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the country. Despite newer drugs having been released since its appearance, Prozac remains popular. Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that increases serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin is most… Continue reading What Does Prozac Feel Like When It Starts Working?
Jessica Guht Jul. 26, 2022
Does Wellbutrin Cause Weight Loss?
With depression a prevalent mental disorder worldwide, antidepressants are also a common medication. While everyone may react differently to antidepressants, if someone were to experience weight changes, it is often weight gain. The antidepressant Wellbutrin is different, though, instead showing side effects of weight loss. Despite these observances and clinical trials investigating the use of… Continue reading Does Wellbutrin Cause Weight Loss?
Jessica Guht Jul. 25, 2022
Cymbalta And Alcohol: What You Should Know?
There are some drugs that you should never combine with alcohol. The SNRI, Cymbalta, or Duloxetine as it is also known, is one of them. Read on to find out why. What Is Cymbalta? Cymbalta is an SNRI (selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) that is used to treat a number of conditions. The most… Continue reading Cymbalta And Alcohol: What You Should Know?
Jessica Guht Jul. 11, 2022
Doxycycline vs Amoxicillin: Everything you need to know!
Although doxycycline and amoxicillin are both antibiotics, they are very different drugs. From having different mechanisms of action, indications, side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and pharmacokinetics, these two antimicrobials are not interchangeable. Because doxycycline is a bacteriostatic tetracycline and amoxicillin is a bactericidal beta-lactam, they are each better suited to handle different types of infections.… Continue reading Doxycycline vs Amoxicillin: Everything you need to know!
Jessica Guht Jul. 05, 2022
How Long Do Antibiotics Stay in Your System?
There is no one-fits-all answer to the question of ‘how long do antibiotics stay in your system’ because every person and medication is unique and there are several factors that affect how long a medication will stay in a person’s body. Let’s dive deeper into antibiotics and the factors that affect how long they will… Continue reading How Long Do Antibiotics Stay in Your System?
Victoria Fanslau Jun. 28, 2022
Wellbutrin vs Lexapro: Which Is Better?
Wellbutrin and Lexapro are two common prescription drugs used to treat depression and associated disorders. Both these drugs act on certain neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain), Wellbutrin treats depression by increasing the availability of dopamine and norepinephrine, whereas Lexapro enhances the availability of serotonin. While both medications treat depression, they do so by targeting different… Continue reading Wellbutrin vs Lexapro: Which Is Better?
Jessica Guht Jun. 26, 2022
Paxil vs Zoloft: Everything You Need to Know!
Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft (sertraline) both belong to a class of antidepressants and mood stabilizers known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). An SSRI works by increasing serotonin (a chemical messenger, called a neurotransmitter) levels in the brain, which aids in relieving the symptoms of depression and other mental disorders. Despite the fact that both… Continue reading Paxil vs Zoloft: Everything You Need to Know!
Jessica Guht Jun. 26, 2022
How Long Does Cymbalta Stay in Your System?
As with other medications, you may wonder how long Cymbalta remains in your body after taking it, even if normal drug screen tests typically do not test for Cymbalta. Especially when your physician may order lab tests to monitor serum levels during therapy, evaluate potential toxicity of the medication, or determine patient compliance to the… Continue reading How Long Does Cymbalta Stay in Your System?
Jessica Guht Jun. 25, 2022
Can You Take Ibuprofen on an Empty Stomach?
Ibuprofen is a very well-known over-the counter medication that you can purchase at pharmacies, grocery stores, convenience stores, and online. It is primarily used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. With so many over-the-counter pain relievers on the market today, what makes ibuprofen different from the others? Read on to explore the unique characteristics… Continue reading Can You Take Ibuprofen on an Empty Stomach?
Victoria Fanslau Jun. 25, 2022
Wellbutrin vs Prozac – Everything You Need to Know!
With so many antidepressants available, each having its pros and cons and therapeutic properties, it can be difficult to determine which one works the best for you. Two commonly used antidepressants are Wellbutrin and Prozac, both used to manage major depression. Besides being used for depression, Wellbutrin is also used to treat the seasonal affective… Continue reading Wellbutrin vs Prozac – Everything You Need to Know!
Jessica Guht Jun. 22, 2022