All About Vicodin

Have you been prescribed Vicodin and want to learn more about the drug? Vicodin is a medicine that combines two drugs: acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Both of these drugs contain pain-killing ingredients. It’s commonly prescribed for patients after dental work. Patients are also prescribed this drug to relieve post-operative pain or acute pain due to medical conditions or injuries. Be Smart: Use as Directed Vicodin is considered a narcotic drug, as it contains hydrocodone. Because of its sedative effects, it should never be used with alcohol or other sedatives, such as sleeping pills. Vicodin should not be used in individuals taking MAO inhibitors. If you’ve been prescribed this medication, it’s vital to use only as directed, because misuse or over-usage may lead to severe complications, including respiratory failure. Additionally, misuse of the drug Vicodin may lead to a drug dependance, as the drug can be habit forming. When using Vicodin, be mindful of side effects, such as extreme sleepiness, dizziness or difficulty breathing. If these symptoms occur, discontinue use and contact your physician at...

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About the Drug Zocor

Have you heard of the drug Zocor? You may have seen the previous commercials advertising this medication. Zocor is a prescription drug that is commonly used to control, or block, bad cholesterol. The chemical name for Zocor is Simvastatin. If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe Zocor to lower the levels in your bloodstream. This drug may also lower your risk for stroke and heart attack, especially if you are at high risk for these conditions. Some diabetics take this prescription drug to prevent heart related issues. It should only be used under the advice of a physician. Side Effects Associated With Zocor Muscular problems may occur in certain individuals using Zocor. If you experience muscle weakness or pain, contact your physician. Although it is considered rare, some individuals experience kidney complications as well. This is why it’s important to be closely monitored by a health care provider when using...

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What is Synthroid?

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you may be prescribed a drug known as Synthroid. The chemical ingredient for this drug is called levothyroxine sodium. In addition to treating hypothyroidism, there are other uses for Synthroid. Some individuals diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid gland, commonly referred to as a goiter, may prescribed Synthroid to treat it. When your thyroid doesn’t produce adequate amounts of an energy producing hormone, you probably suffer from hypothyroidism. The drug Synthroid helps replace the lower levels of the hormone necessary for good metabolism. Basically, Synthroid is a synthetic (or laboratory-created) hormone, meaning it simulates a naturally occurring hormone found in the thyroid. The popular prescription drug is given in tablet form. Concerns and Side Effects Patients with certain medical conditions may be at risk for side effects. It’s important to discuss concerns and medical issues with your doctor before using Synthroid. Nursing mothers may need to have their dosage adjusted, as this may be passed on through breast milk. Use only as directed, as serious side effects may occur when...

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The Drug Vicodin

In this article you will learn about the commonly prescribed drug Vicodin. What is this medicine used for, how does it help and why is it so popular?

The Drug Zocor

This article explains what the drug Zocor is, why it is commonly prescribed and widely used, and how it may help for certain medical issues.

The Drug Synthroid

This article explains the usage for the drug Synthroid. What is this commonly prescribed drug and how might it help? Read on for the answers.