Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: zyprexa Related: olanzapine, schizophrenia, zyprexa. What Medicine is used for: Olanzapine belongs to a class of medicine known as the second generation antipsychotics. It is used to treat symptoms of:Psychosis (Including by not limited to symptoms of hallucinations, altered thought and emotions)Bipolar disorder ( Alternating mood) It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Lynparza® What Medicine is used for: Olaparib is used to treat advanced ovarian cancer or breast cancer in patients with a certain type of BRCA gene mutation. Olaparib is available in both tabletand capsule form. Make sure you take the right form specified by your doctor as the two forms are NOT interchangeable.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Spiolto Respimat Related: Spiolto Respimat, COPD. What Medicine is used for: Spiolto inhaler is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a disease affecting the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse. Spiolto contains two ingredients, olodaterol and tiotropium. Both ingredients work by relaxing the airway muscles, thus opening up the airways to make breathing easier.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Xolair™ What Medicine is used for: Omalizumab is a synthetic protein that is similar to natural proteins produced by the body. It is used for the treatment of allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older). Omalizumab works by blocking a substance called immunoglobulin E (IgE), which is produced by the body. IgE plays a key role in causing allergic asthma or CSU. Allergic asthma It is used to prevent asthma from getting worse by controlling symptoms of severe allergic asthma in those who are already receiving asthma medicine, but whose asthma symptoms are not well controlled by medicines such as high-dose steroid inhalers or beta-agonist inhalers. Do note that Omalizumab does not treat acute asthma symptoms, such as a sudden asthma attack. Therefore, Omalizumab should not be used to treat such symptoms. Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) It is used to treat CSU in those who are already receiving antihistamines, but whose symptoms are not well-controlled by these medicines. Do note that Omalizumab is not meant to prevent or treat other allergy-type conditions, such as food allergy or hay fever.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Losec Related: Omeprazole, Losec, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, acid reflux, ulcer. What Medicine is used for: Omeprazole is used to treat various conditions of the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) tract including: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (a condition where the acid from the stomach goes back up the food tube and throat, causing pain and a burning sensation known as heartburn)Ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract (treatment and prevention)
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Opioid Related: opioid. What Medicine is used for: Opioids are a class of medicine that are used to relieve moderate to severe pain (analgesics) and can be used for both acute (fast onset and short duration) and chronic pain (pain of longer duration). Opioids bind to proteins known as opioid receptors found in many parts of the body, particularly the central nervous system, to cause a decline in the way you feel and respond to pain. Opioids are one part of a treatment regimen for pain. Mild to moderate pain is usually treated initially with non-opioid drugs such as paracetamol and anti-inflammatory pain medicines. Other pain treatments also include exercise programs, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage and cognitive behavioural therapy. Opioids are useful when other pain medicines such as paracetamol and anti-inflammatory pain killers are not effective in relieving pain when the benefits of opioid treatment potentially outweigh the risks. Sometimes they are used in combination with other pain killers to enhance their effect. Opioids are available as different types of preparations; syrups, tablets, capsules, patches and injections. How you use the drug will differ depending upon the preparation and the drug. Take your medicine only as directed by your doctor, if unsure please consult your doctor / pharmacist. Opioids may be divided into those which have a strong effect versus those with a weaker effect. Common examples include:Weak opioidsStrong opioidsCodeineTramadolMorphineOxycodoneFentanylBuprenorphine
Related: Griseofulvin, nystatin, terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole, ketoconazole, hexene, hovid-griseofulvin, SP-grevin, lamisil, sporanox, unitrac, canditral, diflucan, antanazol, kezoral, antifungals, fungal infection. What Medicine is used for: This class of medications is used to treat infections caused by fungus. These organisms can infect the skin, scalp, fingernails, toenails, mouth, intestinal tract and vagina. Oral antifungal medication includes:Griseofulvin Nystatin TerbinafineItraconazole FluconazoleKetoconazole Oral antifungals may also be used for conditions as determined by your doctor.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Xenical Related: Orlistat, Xenical, obesity. What Medicine is used for: Orlistat is used together with dietary changes to treat obesity. It works by reducing the body’s absorption of fats.