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Effexor Vs. Lexapro for Depression

Lexapro® (escitalopram) and Effexor® (venlafaxine) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat both anxiety disorders and depression.

Mail Order Pharmacy Laws

Mail order pharmacies are growing in popularity not necessarily because of customer demand, but due to their convenience of online shopping as well as their association with various insurance companies that provide their services on the Web. Online pharmacies, as they are also called, have their own

Can You Take Vitamin C with Cholesterol Medication?

Taking medication can lower your cholesterol, but there's always a risk of side effects. Cholesterol-lowering medication many times causes muscle pains and other problems. However, vitamin C is considered a natural way to lower cholesterol, but you need to be careful how you take it to avoid a negat

Effectiveness of Pyrethrin on Mosquitoes

Pyrethrin is a natural, biodegradable insecticide derived from the chrysanthemum flower. Unlike pyrethroid, its synthetically made cousin, pyrethrin is not toxic to pets; in fact, it's the active ingredient in many flea medications. Pyrethrin will kill and repel mosquitoes, but it is most effectiv

What is a Dietary Supplement?

A dietary supplement is a preparation of essential nutrients that may not present in sufficient quantities in any given diet. Dietary supplements are produced to complement or replace the nutritive value of consumed foods for maximum health benefits. They include a wide array of minerals, vitamins,

About Suboxone Side Effects

Suboxone, also referred to by the generic names naloxone and buprenorphine, is a common medication used to treat opioid addiction. It is typically given at the very onset of treatment while withdrawal symptoms from the opioid are present. From there, the medication is tapered down in dosage until th

Side Effects of Temador

Temodar is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of various kinds of brain cancers. It is a chemotherapy medication and functions by slowing down the spreading of cancer cells. In some individuals, the medicine is capable of reducing brain tumor size. It is administered via injectio

Fennel Seeds Side Effects

Fennel is an herb native to southern Europe and Asia Minor. The seeds have a taste resembling that of anise or licorice. The herb, which is about three feet tall and feathery and fragrant when cultivated, has been used for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient Chinese, Indian, Egyptian and Gree

Remeron Side Effects

A tetracyclic antidepressant, Remeron, also known as Mirtazapine, is typically used to treat major depression. Major depression, according to the DSM-IV is a depressed mood that remains for two or more weeks and interferes with basic functioning of life-skills. Out of the following nine symptoms fiv

How do I Detox From Demerol?

The Physicians' Desktop Reference (PDR) identifies Demerol as a narcotic analgesic (opiate) used by doctors for patients with moderate to chronic pain; it can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription. According to Recovery Connection, once pain relief is achieved from the Demerol, a euphoric ef

Adderall Overdose Symptoms

Adderall is a stimulant medication used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Use Adderall, an amphetamine, may result in abuse and dependency. Abuse of Adderall can cause an overdose, which can to lead to serious cardiac events and, in some cases, even death. Th

Why Is it Important to Take Vitamins?

According to Nutrition Business Journal, in 2008, the U.S. dietary supplement industry reached gross sales of $23.7 billion. You may wonder why people are spending so much money on nutritional supplements--and if supplements are necessary in order to maintain good health. Many experts agree that the