What are Roundworms, Nematodes

Nematodes, or roundworms (genus Nematoda, Nematodes) It’s a type of Nemathelminthes worm. Currently, about 80,000 described species of nematodes exist. Still, the estimates of real diversity, based on the rate of new species description (in particular, specific parasitic insects), suggest the existence of about a million species. Non-symbiotic (free-living) nematodes live in salt and fresh […]

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Vermox (mebendazole)

What is Mebendazole? Mebendazole or MBZ (marketed as Vermox) is used to treat infections caused by worms such as roundworms/nematodes, whipworms, hookworms, and pinworms. Mebendazole Pharmacological action Vermox Mebendazole is anthelmintic medicine for a broad spectrum of action, the most effective when enterobiasis and trichocephalosis. Causing irreversible disruption of glucose utilization, depletes the glycogen reserves […]

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Nexium (esomeprazole)

What is Nexium? Esomeprazole (chemical name) Pronunciation: (ess-oh-MEP-ra-zole)Nexium (brand name) Esomeprazole (Nexium) is available with a doctor’s prescription and is commonly called by its brand name, Nexium. Nexium belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).Other drugs in the same class include: omeprazole (Prilosec)lansoprazole (Prevacid)rabeprazole (Aciphex)pantoprazole (Protonix) Chemically, esomeprazole (Nexium) is very similar […]

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Aciclovir (zovirax)

What is Acyclovir? Acyclovir is used to treat herpes infections of the skin, lip, and genitals; herpes zoster (shingles); and chickenpox. It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching and promotes healing. Topical acyclovir does not prevent the recurrence of sores but may decrease pain and itching if applied when the earliest […]

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Lopressor (metoprolol)

What is Lopressor? Lopressor (Metoprolol), a type of medication known as a beta-blocker, is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), and heart attack. When prescribed for high blood pressure, it is effective when used alone or […]

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Lasix (furosemide)

About Lasix Lasix is a synthetic diuretic drug intended for the treatment of edema. The pharmacological action of Lasix The active component of Lasix has a diuretic effect, contributing to the enhanced removal of water with a simultaneous increase in the elimination of calcium and magnesium ions. The use of Furosemide against the background of […]

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Toradol (ketorolac)

What is Toradol? Toradol (Ketorolac) belongs to the anti-inflammatory, painkilling and antipyretic drugs. The principle of action of this drug is a decrease of enzyme activity, participation in the unification of prostanoids provoking inflammatory processes, pain attacks, and fever. Ketorolac represents the drug inhibiting the conglomeration of platelets, suppressing the rate of chemical reactions. The […]

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Retin-A Gel (tretinoin)

What is Retin-A Gel? Retin-A Gel is a drug of the retinoid group, the active component of which is all-trans retinoic acid (Tretinoin). All-trans retinoic acid is the most active and effective form of vitamin A, significantly exceeding the effectiveness of other forms – retinol, retinaldehyde, retinol palmitate, retinol acetate, or 13-cis-retinoic acid. Pharmacological properties […]

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Proventil (albuterol)

Proventil pharmacological properties The active substance of Proventil (albuterol) has a bronchodilating and tocolytic effect. The bronchodilator effect is due to the relaxation of the smooth muscles of the bronchi. The drug is long-lasting. It relaxes the uterus, inhibits the contractile activity of the myometrium, and prevents premature birth. The drug is biotransformed in the […]

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Motilium (domperidone)

What is Motilium? Stomach heaviness, epigastric fullness, and early satiety are many shades of one of the common stomach diseases. Stomach heaviness is often accompanied by sickness, bloating, heartburn, and dull pain in the stomach’s pit. These complaints are usually caused by gastric motor disorders that cause unpleasant or painful feelings in the upper abdomen, […]

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