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FDA approves Emflaza to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

What is Emflaza? 

Emflaza (Deflazacort) is a glucocorticoid, a class of corticosteroids used as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. Deflazacort works by decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system to treat certain conditions such as: acute interstitial nephritis, anaphylaxis, asthma, anemia, Crohn’s disease, dermatomyositis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, juvenile chronic arthritis, acute and lymphatic leukemia, malignant lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, nephrotic syndrome, stemic lupus erythematosus, ulcerative colitis and many others.

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic condition that weakens and deteriorates the muscles. The symptom of muscle weakness usually begins around 3 to 5 years, specially boys, affecting between 3,500 and 5,000 males at birth worldwide. Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs due to an absence of dystrophin, a protein that protects muscle cells membranes. Two thirds of cases the patients inherited it from the parents, while one third of cases are due to a new mutation that affects the protein.

Emfalza (Deflazacort) works by improving muscle strength in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and it comes tablets and oral suspension.

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Psoriasis Infographic (causes, symptoms and facts)

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5 most prescribed drugs for osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic conditions of the joints characterized by the wear and tear of the cartilage that covers the bones. Osteoarthritis affects 27 million people in the United States, specially the knees, hands, hips and spine of people over 65 years.

What causes osteoarthritis?

  • Being overweight
  • Age related wear and tear
  • Joint injuries
  • Genetics
  • Bone deformities

Symptoms of osteoarthritis:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling around the joints
  • Loss of flexibility

5 most common drugs for treating osteoarthritis: 

1 DICLOFENAC SODIUM
2 IBUPROFEN
3 TRAMADOL HCL
4 NAPROXEN
5 MELOXICAM

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7 most prescribed drugs for Pruritus

What is Pruritus?

Pruritus is the feeling you get when you have itchy skin, that sensation that makes you want to scratch like crazy. Pruritus is a symptom for several health conditions which irritate or dries the skin, producing red patches or bumps that provoques itching.

What causes Pruritus?

Pruritus may be caused simply by having dry skin or by other health conditions, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Contact to irritants
  • Pregnancy
  • Eczema
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nerve disorders
  • Drug side effects (antibiotics, antifungals and narcotics)

Symptoms of Pruritus:

  • Red patches
  • Bumps
  • Scales
  • Blisters
  • Dry skin

7 most common drugs for treating Pruritus: 

1 AMMONIUM LACTATE
2 TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE
3 HYDROCORTISONE
4 CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE
5 CORDRAN
6 HYDROXYZINE HCL
7 METRONIDAZOLE

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High Blood Pressure Infographic (causes, symptoms and facts)

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Is Acetaminophen completely safe?

Is very probable that most of us, at least once, have taken Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, to treat headaches, minor pains, fever or for the common cold. However, have you ever thought about the risks of taking Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen is considered a safe drug and that’s why we can even get it from vending machines at a public restroom. But, it’s important to be aware of which are the risks of abusing Acetaminophen before ending up at the ER. For example, let’s say you have the common flu, which means you have minor muscle pains, low fever, headache, runny nose and cough. You head out to you local pharmacy and buy Tylenol Extra Strength for the pain and Theraflu Daytime for the common cold symptoms. Both drugs recommend taking a dose every 6 hours (four times a day). What most people aren’t aware is that both of these medications contain Acetaminophen, which means your putting into your body 4.6 grams of the drug (2g from the Tylenol and 2.6g from the Theraflu), 600 milligrams above the daily dose recommended to avoid liver failure.

An over dosage of Acetaminophen (more than 4 grams daily) increases significantly the risk of liver failure. Acetaminophen, as all other drugs, is metabolized by the liver and then excreted through the urine. The excess Acetaminophen can’t be metabolized by the liver, which turns the excess into a toxin that can produce acute liver failure.

That’s why we must always consult a doctor before self-medicating an over-the-counter drug and always pay attention to the labels.

5 most prescribed drugs for Migraine Headaches

What are Migraine Headaches?

A Migraine Headache is a continuos throbbing and pulsing pain of the head. Migraines are usually characterized as moderate to severe and concurrent headaches. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days, leaving people disabled in bed until the pain goes away. Approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population suffer from migraine headaches, the 6th most disabling illness in the world.

What causes Migraine Headaches?

Migraines can be triggered by:

  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Brain chemical imbalance of serotonin
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Some medications
  • Exposure to light
  • Environmental changes
  • Lack of food or water

Signs you’re having a Migraine Headache:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Visual impairment (aura, vision loss)
  • Pulsating and throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

5 most common drugs for treating and preventing Migraine Headaches: 

1 IBUPROFEN
2 TOPIRAMATE
3 GABAPENTIN
4 BUTALBITAL+ACETAMINOPHEN+CAFFEINE
5 NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

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7 most prescribed drugs for Rhinitis

What is Rhinitis?

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the of mucous membrane of the nasal cavity. The inflammation results in the generation of large amounts of mucus producing a runny nose, as well as a stuffy nose. The most common is allergic rhinitis, caused by allergens, such as pollen.

What causes Rhinitis?

  • Allergens like pollen and dander
  • Common cold
  • Nasal irritation
  • Bacterial infection
  • Viral infection

Symptoms of Rhinitis:

  • Watery itchy eyes
  • Nasal congestion or stuffy nose
  • Mucus drainage to the back of the throat
  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

7 most common treatments for Rhinitis: 

1 FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE
2 LORATADINE
3 CETIRIZINE
4 PROMETHAZINE HCL
5 LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHCL
6 ZYRTEC
7 AZELASTINE HCL

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