Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Opsumit Related: pulmonary hypertension, Macitentan, Opsumit. What Medicine is used for: Macitentan is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) that lowers the pressure in the pulmonary arteries (blood vessels in the lungs that transfer oxygen into the blood) by blocking the effects of endothelin. It may have the potential to reverse some of the damage done by the condition. This should also improve symptoms such as breathlessness and increase your ability to exercise. This medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Forlax Related: macrogol, Forlax, constipation. What Medicine is used for: Macrogols are used to treat constipation. This medication may take one to two days to work.
Related: Azithromycin, Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Macrolides, Antibiotics, Zithromax, Imexa, Klacid. What Medicine is used for: Macrolides are a class of antibiotics used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. It is commonly used for respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue, H. pylori and sexually transmitted infections.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Lice Care Related: Lice Care, Malathion, scabies, pediculicide, head lice, scabicide, mites, hair lice. What Medicine is used for: This medication is used for treatment of lice and scabies infestation. Malathion kills the lice and mites. This prevents the condition from getting worse.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, MMR, Priorix, Proquad Related: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, MMR, Priorix, Proquad. What Medicine is used for: MMR vaccines help to prevent measles, mumps, and rubella. MMR vaccines contain weakened live viruses, but are not able to cause measles, mumps or rubella in healthy people. Measles, mumps, and rubella are infectious diseases that spread easily from one person to another through the air and can lead to serious complications. Measles - Measles virus causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia (lung infection), seizures (jerking and staring), brain damage, and death. Mumps - Mumps virus causes fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite, and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and rarely sterility (not able to produce children). Rubella (German Measles) - Rubella virus causes rash, arthritis (mostly in women) and mild fever. If a woman gets rubella during pregnancy, it may lead to miscarriage or birth defects in the newborn. Who Should Receive the MMR Vaccine? As part of the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), all children should receive two doses from age 12 months onwards, at least 4 weeks apart. As part of the Singapore National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), adults (18 years or older) who have not been vaccinated, or lack evidence of past infection or immunity should receive two doses (the first dose, and the second dose four weeks after the first dose).
Related: Mebeverine, Duspatalin, irritable bowel syndrome. What Medicine is used for: Mebeverine is used to treat symptoms of abdominal cramps and spasms. This includes symptomatic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions of the stomach and bowel.
Related: antimalarial, Lariam, malaria, Meflon, Mefloquine, Mephaquin, prophylaxis, schizonticide, travel medicine, weekly. What Medicine is used for: Mefloquine is a medication used to prevent malaria. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite (Plasmodium species), which can spread to humans by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Megace® What Medicine is used for: Megestrol is a medication used to treat advanced breast cancer and endometrial (lining of the womb) cancer. It may also be used to improve appetite in certain patients facing significant weight loss.