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What is Norco?

Norco is a drug that is typically prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Its main active ingredients are hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both substances work together to provide analgesia to patients. Hydrocodone is classified as a narcotic drug and is part of the opioid family of drugs and this simply means that it is a very [...]

What is DMF in pharma?

In the field of pharmacology, DMF refers to the “drug master file”. This file or document is submitted to a drug regulating authority as part of a requirement for a new drug for example or as proof of collaboration between two or more pharmaceutical agencies or organizations. In general, companies that manufacture drugs are not [...]

What are Inza tablets used for?

Inza tablets refer to a brand of tablets that contain Ibuprofen as its active ingredient.  Inza tablets typically come in 200 and 400mg preparations and are prescribed to stop the inflammatory changes involved in common arthritis-related conditions.  Some doctors also prescribe Inza tablets for patients that experience pain in various parts of the body.  Inza [...]

What is Ixempra drug?

Ixempra is a brand of drug that contains the active ingredient ixabepilone. This particular drug is typically administered intravenously for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment or therapy. The basic action of Ixempra is to cause a slowdown in the cancer cell development in the breast. The ultimate goal of Ixempra-based treatment is to literally stop [...]

What is mbdb?

MBDB refers to a chemical substance called Methylbenzodioxolylbutanamine. It is classified as a stimulant and psychedelic chemical but is only used for research and not for human consumption. This simply means that the commercial use of this drug is prohibited and it should be used solely for the purpose of laboratory research. MBDB is part [...]

What is Loperamide used for?

Loperamide is a type of opiod drug that is used for the treatment of diarrhea.  The basic action of Loperamide is to make the stool less watery and slow the movement of the gut.  With these effects, patients with any type of diarrhea may get symptom relief. Loperamide works directly on the digestive system and [...]

What is Lyderm?

What is Lyderm? Lyderm is a brand of topical medication that is intended for the treatment of various skin ailments including some forms of dermatitis and eczema.  Its active ingredient is fluocinonide, and it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.  Lyderm is typically prescribed when there is itching, redness, or any other skin discomfort.  Some skin [...]

Who is Big Meech?

Big Meech is the nickname of Demetrius Flenory, one of two founding brothers of the BMF, or Black Mafia Family. Demetrius, or Big Meech, along with his younger brother Terry were involved in the selling of illegal drugs starting in the late 1980s.  Their drug trafficking activities were said to have started in their hometown [...]

What is dihydrocodeine?

What is dihydrocodeine? Dihydrocodeine is an analgesic drug from the opioid family.  Opioid drugs have psychogenic effects along with its analgesic effect.  Common use for this drug is for the relief of pain but this particular substance may also be combined with other drugs to help in patients with breathing difficulties and those with coughs. [...]

What is GHB?

What is GHB? GHB is short for gamma hydroxybutyrate, a drug popular among teens and adults that are always involved in partying and going to clubs.  Many countries consider this drug as an illicit drug or have it regulated in terms of sale and use.  This drug is also known as 4-hydroxybutanoic acid or sodium [...]

What is Zometa?

What is Zometa? Zometa is a drug belonging to the bisphosphonates group and is commonly used for cancer patients, especially those with complications to their skeletal system secondary to increased blood calcium levels. This drug acts to reduce the release of calcium from the bones thereby reducing its level on the blood. Zometa is prescribed [...]

What is Cephalexin?

What is Cephalexin? Cephalexin is a type of prescription drug under the cephalosporin antibiotic group. It is widely used as treatment for bacterial infections on various parts of the body, including the skin, ears, respiratory and urinary tracts among others. This particular antibiotic may also be used for prevention of bacterial endocarditis, a type of [...]

What is Dexamethasone?

What is Dexamethasone? Dexamethasone is a drug which is also known as a corticosteroid. This type of drug is derived from hormones present in the body like cortisol and aldosterone. This drug is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and has an effect on the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood. Dexamethasone helps [...]

What is Amitriptyline?

What is Amitriptyline? Amytriptyline is a drug used as an anti-depressant. The drug is most commonly known in its brand name Elavil. However, Elavil is no longer offered in the United States market. Depression is believed to be caused by an imbalance in the neurotransmitters in the brain. Patients suffering from depression may feel gloominess, [...]

What is Dilantin?

What is Dilantin? Dilantin has the generic name of Phenytoin and is often referred to as an anticonvulsant. It is an anti-epileptic drug in which the main mechanism is to delay impulses in the brain that may cause seizures. Seizures are sudden malfunctions of the brain that may cause a patient to convulse, collapse, or [...]

What Is Xanax?

What Is Xanax? Xanax is an anti-anxiety drug and has the generic name of Alprazolam.  It belongs to the benzodiazepine class, the same class with flurazapam (Dalmane), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Alprazolam’s action is to enhance the effects of gamma–aminobutyric acid (GABA) on the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter – a chemical that [...]

What is Naproxen?

What is Naproxen? You probably thought this is some kind of a drug, and that’s exactly what it is. Naproxen is used to reduce the hormones that cause inflammation or pain, and it belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. If you are suffering of bursitis, spondylitis, tendinitis, gout, arthritis or even menstrual [...]