DICLOFENAC (Voltaren): What is used for?

What is Diclofenac? Diclofenac is an active ingredient used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, spondyloarthritis, extraarticular rheumatism, renal colic, musculoskeletal pain, lumbar pain, post-operative and post-traumatic pains, mild to moderate pain and primary dysmenorrhoea. The product ingredients are: Diclofenac diethylamine, Diclofenac epolamine, Diclofenac potassium, Diclofenac sodium. The brand names of Diclofenac in the United States … Read more

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DONEPEZIL (Aricept): What is used for?

What is Donepezil? Donepezil is an active ingredient used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The product ingredient is Donepezil hydrochloride (hcl). The brand names of Donepezil in United States are: Aricept, Aricept ODT. Donepezil Mechanism of Action (MOA) Specific and reversible inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase, predominant cholinesterase in the brain. Therapeutic indications, uses and benefits of … Read more

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DOXEPIN (Sinequan, Silenor): What is used for?

What is Doxepin? Doxepin is an active ingredient used for the treatment of anxiety, depression and major depressive disorder. The product ingredient is Doxepin hydrochloride (hcl). The brand names in the United States are: Silenor, Sinequan, Adapin. Mechanism of Action (MOA) It blocks the reuptake of neurotransmitters by the neuronal membrane. Therapeutic Indications, Uses and … Read more

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DOXYCYCLINE (VIBRAMYCIN): What is used for?

What is Doxycycline? Doxycycline is an active ingredient used for the treatment of pneumonia, severe acne vulgaris, malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum resistant to chloroquine, and other infections (urethritis, cervicitis, donovanosis, brucellosis, etc.). The product ingredienst are: Doxycycline calcium, Doxycycline hyclate, Doxycycline hydrochloride (hcl), Doxycycline monohydrate. The brand names of Doxycycline in the United States … Read more

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DISULFIRAM (ANTABUSE): What is used for?

What is Disulfiram? Disulfiram is a drug used for the treatment of alcohol dependence (alcoholism). The brand name of Disulfiram in the United States is Antabuse. Disulfiram Mechanism of Action (MOA) Disulfiram produces an irreversible inhibition of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). The accumulation of acetaldehyde in the blood contributes to the reaction following alcohol … Read more

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DILTIAZEM (CARDIZEM): What is used for?

What is Diltiazem? Diltiazem is a drug used to treat high blood pressure and angina. The product ingredienst are: Diltiazem hydrochloride (hcl), Diltiazem malate, Diltiazem maleate. The brand names of Diltiazem in the United States are: Cardizem, Cartia XT, Dilt-XR, Cardizem CD. Mechanism of action (MOA) of Diltiazem Diltiazem selectively limits calcium entry through the … Read more

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DULOXETINE (CYMBALTA). What is used for?

What is Duloxetine? Duloxetine is a drug used for the treatment of depression, anxiety and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The product ingredient is Duloxetine hydrochloride (hcl). The brand names of Duloxetine in the United States are: Cymbalta, Irenka, Drizalma Sprinkle. Mechanism of action (MOA) Duloxetine Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor. Weakly inhibits dopamine reuptake without significant … Read more

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DICYCLOMINE (Bentyl): What is used for?

What is Dicyclomine? Dicyclomine (Dicicloverina) is a drug used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, mucosal colitis and spastic colon. The product ingredient is Dicyclomine hydrochloride (hcl). Dicyclomine’s brand name in the United States are: Bentyl, Dibent, Dicyclocot, Bentyl Syrup. Dicyclomine mechanism of action (MOA) Dicyclomine relieves smooth muscle spasm of the gastrointestinal tract. Animal studies indicate … Read more