Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Entresto Related: Entresto, Sacubitril, Valsartan, Heart failure. What Medicine is used for: This medication is used in the treatment of heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart is weak and is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Sacubitril/Valsartan (Entresto) allows your blood vessels to relax and widen to make it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body. Entresto also reduces the risk of death and hospital admission for heart failure. It is usually used with other medications to treat heart failure, replacing medications that belong to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) drug classes.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Oral cytotoxic or “caution” medications What Medicine is used for: Medications under the “Cytotoxic” category interfere with division of body cells. Prolonged exposure or exposure to large amount of cytotoxic drugs can lead to serious harmful effects to the normal body cells e.g. blood cells and cells lining the stomach and intestines. Medications under the “Caution” category are those which can cause health problems such as airway irritation, irregular heartbeat and in some cases, increase the possibility of abnormal development in embryo/fetus These medications can be used to treat a variety of diseases. Exposure to these agents may cause irritation to the skin, eyes or mucous membrane. Hence, special precaution should be taken while handling cytotoxic/caution medications.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: ventolin Related: Salbutamol, Ventolin, asthma, COPD, Albuterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nebuliser, inhaler, accuhaler, respiratory solution. What Medicine is used for: Salbutamol is used to relieve breathlessness in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma and COPD affects the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse over time. Salbutamol helps open up the airway quickly, making it easier for one to breathe. Salbutamol helps to relieve breathlessness quickly and is normally referred to as a 'reliever' inhaler. It does not prevent attacks from happening.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Seretide Related: Inhaled corticosteroids, LABA, Seretide, Accuhaler, Evohaler, salmeterol, fluticasone, asthma, COPD. What Medicine is used for: Seretide inhaler is used to help control symptoms in asthma and 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. Seretide contains two ingredients, Salmeterol and Fluticasone. Salmeterol helps to keep the airways open, making it easier for air to move in and out of the lungs. Fluticasone is a type of steroid and helps to reduce and prevent swelling and inflammation in the airways. Seretide is normally referred to as a ‘preventer’ or ‘controller’ inhaler as it helps to prevent symptoms such as breathlessness in asthma and COPD. It can also help to reduce the chances of having an asthma attack.
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Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Sangobion
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Scopoderm TTS, Ariel TDDS
What Medicine is used for: Secukinumab belongs to a class of medicines called biologics. Biologics are genetically-engineered proteins. Secukinumab, a monoclonal antibody, works by blocking the activity of a protein called interleukin (IL) 17A. IL-17A levels are increased in diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Secukinumab, via blocking IL-17A, helps to reduce the activity of the immune system and the symptoms of the diseases. Secukinumab is used to treat autoimmune diseases (disease where the body's natural defence system attacks own body cells). You are taking Secukinumab for (please tick as appropriate): Plaque psoriasis Psoriatic arthritis Ankylosing spondylitis Other, please specify: ___________________________________
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: lexapro, prozac, seroxat, zoloft, faverin Related: SSRI, SSRIs, serotonin, antidepressants, fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, escitalopram, fluvoxamine,. What Medicine is used for: This medicine belongs to a class of antidepressants known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat conditions such as:Low mood (depression)AnxietyObsessive-compulsive disordersEating disorders It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.
http://www.singhealth.com.sg/patient-care/medicine/selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri)
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Senna Related: Senna, constipation. What Medicine is used for: Senna / Sennosides is used to treat constipation. It usually takes 6 to 12 hours to work.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Ex-lax® What Medicine is used for: Ex-lax® is a stimulant laxative that is used to relieve occasional constipation. It generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours.
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