'Medications' Category Articles



Friday, December 16th, 2011

WARFARIN Trade Names: Athrombin K, Coumadin, Warfilone, Warnerin. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Warfarin is an anticoagulant; it prevents the blood from clotting. It works in certain pathological conditions involving the heart or the blood to prevent clots from forming in blood vessels, and cannot, however, dissolve clots already formed.

Vitamins and Minerals

Friday, December 16th, 2011

VITAMINS AND MINERALS THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Vitamins and minerals play in the body an important role. They combine with other elements of food (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) to ensure balance and proper functioning of our tissues and organs, and they allow optimal use of nutrients and contribute to training and to healthy tissue (bones, teeth, muscles …); […]


Thursday, December 15th, 2011

VERAPAMIL Trade Names: Isoptin. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Verapamil can increase the blood supply and oxygen to the heart; it is often effective in reducing the frequency of angina attacks and increase exercise tolerance. It is also used in intravenous injection, to control certain heart conditions.

Valproic Acid

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

VALPROIC ACID Trade Names: Depakene. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Valproic acid is used in the treatment of some forms of epilepsy to reduce the incidence of crises.


Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

TRIFLUOPERAZINE Trade Names: Deca-perazine, G-perazine, Novoflurazine, Pentazine, Solazine, Stelazine, Terfluzine, Triflurine. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS The first indication of trifluoperazine is to induce calm, reduce agitation and anxiety, especially when they are associated with psychosis (schizophrenia, for example). It is also used in some cases of behavioral disorders. Trifluoperazine is finally used for the prevention and control of nausea and […]


Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

TRIAZOLAM Trade Name: Halcion. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Triazolam is a product of the benzodiazepine family. It is very similar to flurazepam, but is eliminated more quickly. It is used to induce sleep.


Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

TRIAMTERENE Trade Names: Dyrenium. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS This diuretic (increases urinary excretion) does not cause loss of potassium. Only, it is used to fight against water retention occurring in certain diseases, in combination with other drugs, it is often used in the treatment of hypertension.


Saturday, December 10th, 2011

TOLBUTAMIDE Trade Names: Apo-Tolbutamide, G-Butamide, Mellitol, Mobenol, Novobutamide, Orinase, Tolbutone. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Tolbutamide is used to control hyperglycemia (the excessive presence of sugar in the blood) associated with diabetes adult type of moderate or mild, especially when the date of less than ten years and cannot be controlled by diet or exercise alone.


Saturday, December 10th, 2011

TIMOLOL Trade Name: Timoptic. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Timolol is a drug used locally to reduce the tension within the eye and is mainly used in the prevention of glaucoma in people whose intraocular pressure is too high.


Thursday, December 8th, 2011

THYROXINE Trade Names: Eltroxin, Synthroid. THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS Thyroxine is a thyroid hormone synthesis and is used when to make up for insufficient production of hormone by the thyroid gland.