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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.

Can minocycline help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Minocycline is an antibiotic that can reduce inflammation. Minocycline can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but newer treatments are more common options. Learn about minocycline and other treatments for RA here.

What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD
Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmful or unpleasant side effects. Learn more about guanfacine here.

What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?
Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together.

Can you overdose on Adderall?
Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do here.

What to know about the Concerta crash
Concerta is a stimulant medication that helps treat the symptoms of ADHD. As the drug leaves the body, a person may experience fatigue or depression. People call this the ‘Concerta crash.’ Learn about causes and prevention here.

Everything you need to know about Concerta
Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here.

What to know about inhaled steroids
Inhaled steroids are often the best treatment for conditions that cause trouble breathing, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. This article provides an overview of inhaled steroids, including their types, side effects, dosages, and duration of action.

What is the difference between Concerta and Ritalin?
Concerta and Ritalin are both prescription drugs containing the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Learn about the differences between them here.

Is it safe to mix Zoloft and alcohol?
Doctors say that people should not drink alcohol when taking Zoloft. In this article, we look at the risks, research, and effects of mixing Zoloft and alcohol.

What are the side effects of amantadine?
Amantadine is a drug that helps treat Parkinson's disease. This article takes a close look at the side effects of amantadine, which can range from mild to severe.

Everything you need to know about Adderall
In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more.

Escitalopram: What you need to know
Escitalopram is the generic name for the antidepressant Lexapro. It can help balance levels of serotonin in the brain, and doctors often prescribe it to treat depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Doctors monitor the use of this drug, due to its possible side effects. Learn more here.

What to know about Trintellix
Trintellix is an antidepressant that can help treat major depressive disorder. This article provides an overview of Trintellix, including its uses, how to take it, side effects, and drug interactions.

What to know about mirtazapine
Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant that is available under the brand name Remeron. In this article, we provide an overview of mirtazapine, including its uses, side effects, warnings, and interactions.

What to know about sertraline
Sertraline, which goes by the brand name Zoloft, is a common antidepressant. This article provides an overview of sertraline, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and interactions.

Lexapro withdrawal: Everything you need to know
Lexapro is a type of antidepressant that helps provide the body with more serotonin. Stopping taking Lexapro or drastically reducing the dosage can cause withdrawal symptoms. Learn more here.

What to know about bronchodilators
Bronchodilators are drugs that open the airways, relieving the symptoms of respiratory conditions, such as asthma and emphysema. This article looks at how they work, types, and how to take them.

What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hypersexuality and the effects of the drug here.

Potential causes of cold fingers
Possible causes of cold fingers include anemia, medication side effects, and psychological conditions, such as stress. Treating the underlying cause can often resolve this symptom. Learn more here.

Rheumatoid arthritis and hair loss: What is the link?
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience hair loss as a symptom of the disease or due to medication that they are taking. If medication is the cause, a person may be able to switch to an alternative drug to stop the hair loss. Learn more about the link between RA and hair loss here.

What to know about Rogaine for beards and women
Rogaine may help slow hair loss and promote hair growth. However, using it for beards and in women is not necessarily safe or effective. Learn more about using Rogaine for beards and women here.

What to know about Xeljanz
Xeljanz is a prescription medication that treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. This article provides an overview of its uses, how it works, and side effect warnings.

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