Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Vagifem® Related: Estradiol. What Medicine is used for: Vagifem is a preparation containing low dose of natural estrogen (10µg 17β-estradiol); a female sex hormone. It is used to treat vaginal irritation, dryness, and pain during sexual intercourse. It can also help to reduce episodes of recurrent urinary tract infection as well as urinary incontinence.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Valcyte® Related: antiviral, CMV. What Medicine is used for: Valganciclovir is an antiviral used in the treatment and prevention of cytomegalovirus infections in high-risk individuals, such as those with poor immune function.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Diovan What Medicine is used for: Angiotensin II is a substance that causes the blood vessels to become narrower and this causes an increase in blood pressure. Valsartan lowers blood pressure by blocking the effects of a substance called Angiotensin II at the blood vessel walls. This medication can also be used for patients who have protein in their urine and other heart conditions.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Levitra Related: Vardenafil, Levitra, erectile dysfunction, phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor. What Medicine is used for: Vardenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction, a condition where you are unable to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis, allowing blood to flow into your penis when you get sexually excited. This medicine will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. Therefore it is taken on an as-needed basis. This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Varicella, Varivax, Varilrix Related: Varicella, chickenpox, Varivax, Varilrix. What Medicine is used for: Varicella vaccines help to prevent chickenpox, which is a highly infectious disease caused by the Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV). Chickenpox spreads from one person to another through direct contact or via droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread indirectly through objects freshly contaminated by droplets or fluid from the blisters of an infected person. Common symptoms of chickenpox include a fever, with red itchy spots on the body and face. The spots appear over a few days, become fluid-filled blisters and form crusts before healing. As part of the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS), all children should receive two doses from age 12 months onwards, at least 3 months apart. As part of the Singapore National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS), adults (18 years or older) who have not been previously vaccinated, or lack evidence of past infection or immunity should receive 2 doses (1st dose, followed by 2nd dose within four to eight weeks of 1st dose).
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Efexor Related: venlafaxine, antidepressant, depression, anxiety, efexor, viepax. What Medicine is used for: Venlafaxine belongs to a class of medications known as Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI). It is used to treat symptoms of depression (low mood) such as: Feeling sad Feeling hopeless or uselessFeeling bad about yourself Thoughts of ending your lifePoor sleep, energy or appetite. It may also be used to treat symptoms of anxiety such as: Feeling uncontrollably or constantly worried Very fast heartbeat Uncontrolled shaking of body parts such as hands (tremors) Sweating Nervousness Venlafaxine may be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Isoptin Related: Verapamil, Isoptin SR, Verpamil, Beaptin SR. What Medicine is used for: Verapamil is used to treat certain heart conditions such as irregular heartbeats. It can also be used to lower your blood pressure by relaxing and widening blood vessels.