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Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here.

What to know about doxycycline
Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats serious bacterial infections. We provide a drug overview, including its uses, how to take it, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

Xospata (gilteritinib)
Xospata (gilteritinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults whose cancer relapsed (returned) or didn’t respond to other treatments. Xospata comes as an oral tablet that you take daily. Learn about side effects, dosage, cost, and more.

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine)
Nuedexta is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat pseudobulbar affect in adults. It comes as capsules that are taken by mouth. Nuedexta contains two drugs: dextromethorphan and quinidine. Learn about costs, uses, dosage, and more.

Nucala (mepolizumab)
Nucala (mepolizumab) is a prescription medication that’s used to treat severe eosinophilic asthma and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). It comes as a prefilled autoinjector pen, a prefilled syringe, and an injection given by your healthcare provider. Learn about side effects, dosage, and more.

How long Viagra lasts
Viagra lasts for up to 4 hours. The average time of onset is 60 minutes. The effects vary for each individual. Learn more about how long Viagra lasts here.

Salicylic acid vs. benzoyl peroxide: What to know
Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are two common ingredients in acne medications. Learn about the benefits and side effects of each here.

What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.

What to know about Celexa (citalopram)
Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder. We look at its uses, side effects, and warnings.

Treatment and home management for blood clots
Blood clots can form in many different parts of the body. The clot’s location and severity will determine the treatment. Learn more about blood clot treatment in this article.

What are the differences between Strattera and Vyvanse?
Strattera and Vyvanse are ADHD medications. This article discusses their effects, risks, how to take them, and how to choose between the two.

How long does it take for hydrocodone to leave the body?
The amount of time that hydrocodone remains in the body depends on the characteristics of a person's body, the method of detection, and the dosage, among other factors. Learn more here. We also describe possible side effects.

What to know about pantoprazole
Pantoprazole is a drug that can help treat conditions such as acid reflux and peptic ulcers. We look at pantoprazole’s uses, dosage, and side effects, and what to know before taking it.

A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication
Medications can relieve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, slow disease progression, and reduce or prevent joint damage. We explore the current treatments and medication advances here.

What to know about omeprazole
Omeprazole is a common drug that some people take to treat heartburn, or acid reflux. This article looks at its uses, dosage, and side effects, as well as what to know before taking the medication.

Everything you need to know about coming off statins
Statins are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke. Learn how and why people stop taking statins here.

What to know about the side effects of Elavil
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here.

What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions.

Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them.

Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.

Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.

What to know about sleep aids
People who have difficulty falling or staying asleep may wish to try using sleep aids. Various over-the-counter, prescription, and natural sleep aids are available. Lifestyle techniques to improve sleep hygiene may also help. Learn more about sleep aids here.

Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here.

What to know about amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

What to know about azithromycin
Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. It can help treat a range of bacterial infections that affect the lungs, sinuses, skin, and other parts of the body. Learn about its uses, risks, side effects, and how to use it here.

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