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Drug Information Portal – U.S. National Library of Medicine

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Medications Information – Index of drug monographs produced by pharmacists and medical doctors

ACE (angiotensin
converting enzyme) inhibitors
-Angiotensin
converting enzyme inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure. They
cause the blood vessels to relax and become larger and, as a result, blood
pressure is lowered. When blood pressure is reduced, the heart has an easier
time pumping blood. This is especially beneficial when the heart is
failing. ACE inhibitors also cause the process of hypertensive- and
diabetes-related kidney diseases to slow down and prevent early deaths
associated with high blood pressure. ACE inhibitors cannot be taken during
pregnancy since they may cause birth defects. Generic ACE inhibitors are
available.

acetaminophen (brand name:
Tylenol)
-A pain reliever and
fever reducer. The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not
known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold (that
is, by requiring a greater amount of pain to develop before

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DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

What is medical marijuana?

The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine.

However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. Continued research may lead to more medications.

Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses and symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use.

Why isn’t the marijuana plant an FDA-approved medicine?

The FDA requires carefully conducted studies (clinical trials) in hundreds to thousands of human subjects to determine the benefits and risks of a possible medication. So

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Z Drug List from Drugs.com

The resources below have been provided to help narrow your search to specific, targeted drug information. Information is available for both consumers and healthcare professionals on over 24,000 prescription and over the counter medicines available primarily in the USA.

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Consumer Drug Sources

Cerner Multum

Cerner Multum Consumer Drug Information

Multum leaflets provide basic consumer drug information, such as drug descriptions and interactions, details of possible side effects and the effects of missed doses and overdosing, as well as instructions for use. The leaflets are available in English and Spanish.

Wolters Kluwer Health

MedFacts Consumer Drug Information

Sourced from leading health information provider Wolters Kluwer Health, Facts & Comparisons Integrated MedFacts consumer drug information leaflets provide detailed information on drug indications, contraindications and interactions as well as notes on safety and instructions for use. Facts and Comparisons has been a key source

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CYTOCHROME P450 DRUG INTERACTION TABLE

 

Overview


This table is designed as a hypothesis testing, teaching and reference tool for physicians and researchers interested in drug interactions that are the result of competition for, or effects on the human cytochrome P450 system.

The table contains lists of drugs in columns under the designation of specific cytochrome P450 isoforms. A drug appears in a column if there is published evidence that it is metabolized, at least in part, via that isoform. It does not necessarily follow that the isoform is the principal metabolic pathway in vivo, or that alterations in the rate of the metabolic reaction catalyzed by that isoform will have large effects on the pharmacokinetics of the drug.

Reference


If you use this site in your work, please acknowledge it by citing the following reference:

Flockhart DA. Drug Interactions: Cytochrome P450 Drug Interaction Table. Indiana University School

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Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects

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For children with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who are discharged from the emergency department, outcomes do not differ between those who do and those who do not receive antibiotic prescriptions, according to a study published online March 16 in Pediatrics.
Matthew J. Lipshaw, M.D., from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,…

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CureVac, a German biopharmaceutical company, has hit the headlines after US President Trump tried to secure exclusive rights to its developmental coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine is being developed to prevent the spread of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19. Trump is reported to have offered large sums of money to those working on the vaccine,…

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Many American parents haven’t talked with their young children about inappropriate touching, a new poll finds.
Experts recommend starting that discussion during a child’s preschool years, but the nationwide poll

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