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Erectile Dysfunction and Prescription Drugs to Resolve Men’s Problems

Posted by William on July 31, 2009

Erectile dysfunction has many origins, including extreme levels of stress, tiredness, bad living habits, and taking other prescription drugs to resolve medical problems.

Men can treat erectile dysfunction by taking anti-impotence drugs like Levitra. It is the most recent drug that works like Viagra and Cialis.
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Metronidazole Anti-Infective Medication. Treatment of Infections

Posted by William on June 26, 2009

Metronidazole exists as a nitroimidazole anti-infective prescription drugs, mostly used in the treatment of infections from susceptible organisms, in particular anaerobic protozoa and bacteria. It is regarded as the superior form of anti-anaerobic medications.

In America it is sold as the brand name Flagyl, and as generic version Metronidazole around the world with this same brand name, Flagyl. Also made by some generic manufacturers, it can be bought at reasonably low prices.

Uses
Metronidazole prescription medication usage helps to treat the following:

* Lower respiratory tract infections (together with another agent with activity against microaerophilic Streptococcus)
* Adjunct treatment for gastritis and duodenal ulcer associated with Helicobacter pylori
* Intra-abdominal infections, including peritonitis, intra-abdominal abscess, and liver abscess
* Skin and skin structure infections
* Bone and joint infections
* Bacterial septicemia
* Endocarditis
* Gynecologic infections (endometritis, endomyometritis, tubo-ovarian abscess, and post-surgical vaginal cuff infection)
* Central nervous system infections (meningitis and brain abscess)
* Bacterial vaginosis
* Giardiasis
* Trichomoniasis
* Amebiasis

Mechanism of action

Metronidazole fights aerobic bacterium by using the electron transport protein ferrodoxin, and reducing it. Next this substance attaches to DNA, and breakdown of DNA begins to occur. In vitro results indicate that metronizadole possesses antioxidant properties and could avert or treat rosacea signs.

Advantages

Metronidazole’s advantages include:

* Large percent of Gram-negative anaerobes that are sensitive
* Dosage forms in IV and oral
* Properties of quick killing of bacteria
* Penetrates tissues well
* Considerably low chance of induction of C. difficile colitis
* cost

Disadvantages

* Metronidazole hydroxy compound can be cancer-causing. In addition, metronidazole has been demonstrated to cause cancer in animals. Needless use of this medication is not advisable.
* Taking alcohol while using metronidazole can cause a disulfiram-like reaction with  effects that can include vomiting, nausea, the flushing of the skin, tachycardia  (accelerated heart rate), shortness of breath, and even possible death. Alcoholic beverages are not advised while being treated with systemic metronidazole and in the day following  the therapy.
* Severe toxic reaction leads to problems with the digestive tract. Unabated toxicity may induce neurological deterioration. A chance of convulsive seizure episodes and peripheral neuropathy exists.

Generic Medications for Patients with Hypertension

Posted by William on May 21, 2009

As prescription medications become less and less affordable, more patients with hypertension are looking into generic blood pressure medications as a way to reduce their expenses. Generally speaking, generic medications are the equivalent of their brand name counterparts. They should perform as well while costing less. Many manufacturers can take advantage of the fact that the patents have expired on some prescription drugs. This makes them available for manufacture by more than one supplier. Of course, this has the effect of making the drug available at a lower cost as a generic.

Consumers and doctors alike are sometimes concerned that generic heart and blood pressure medications may not be as effective or offer the same clinical benefits as their brand name counterparts. The assumption that cheaper products cannot possibly be of the same quality as their more expensive counterparts is a natural one.

Bioequivalency is the state of having equivalent chemical actions. This is the case when comparing generic blood pressure medications and brand name blood pressure medications. Shape, color, and the types of inactive fillers used in generic brands may differ from those found in brand name medications. However, the active ingredients remain the same. When a consumer sees his or her generic drug for the first time, it may be confusing. They are used to the appearance of their name brand drug, and often generics look different. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »