Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical
Dietary fiber, in general, provides bulk to the digestive tract. Fiber is either soluble in water or insoluble. It's the soluble fibers that ferment in the human gut. Benefiber was originally made from guar gum, derived from the cluster bean, which ferments in the gut. Since 2006, Benefiber has been
Rescon, generically known as guaifenesin/phenylephrine liquid, is a drug that is used to relieve the symptoms of cough, congestion and throat irritation. As is the case with all prescription drugs, Rescon may cause a number of side effects varying in severity based on dose size and the individual.
People with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) take Ritalin as part of their treatment. In some cases, Ritalin makes a day-and-night difference in the behavior of those who take it. These people often use Ritalin for years. The side effects of long-t
In 1982, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved a revolutionary drug called isotretinion, which you may know by its trade name, Accutane. Accutane was the first oral drug of its kind proven to resolve severe, cystic acne without the need for additional topical creams, antibiotics or other acne
Calcium alginate is a cream-colored substance that is gelatinous in form. The solution is a water-insoluble gel that, according to "Immobilization of Enzyme and Cells" by Gordon F. Bickerstaff, has been in use since 1944 in the food and drug industry to thicken, emulsify, form and gel various produc
Sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, can be a burden for many people. Provigil is one medication used to treat such disorders, but some patients may not tolerate the drug or its side effects very well. Provigil may cause problems in some patients who are already taking another medication that intera
Pepper spray has been used by police forces all over the world for years. It has become a way of stopping a serious situation before it escalates and is very effective. In some states, you must possess a firearms license to own pepper spray. Pepper spray is so intense that even the Marines use it du
Collagen is a protein that provides structure and strength to cells, tissues, tendons, bones, ligaments, cartilage and skin. It forms in sturdy bundles and ropes called collagen fibers, working alongside keratin to keep skin youthful and wrinkle-free. Collagen is the main component in all connective
Anticoagulant therapy is usually prescribed to reduce clotting time and thin the blood to protect against strokes, blood clots and reduce clogging in arteries. Prescription anticoagulants can have dangerous side effects and require careful monitoring and regular testing to measure clotting time. The
Risperdal is a prescription-only medication used to treat psychosis, such as that which occurs in schizophrenia and bipolar mania. It is also FDA-approved for the treatment of irritability associated with autism in children and teens. The active ingredient in Risperdal is risperidone, a medication t
The Whirlpool Corporation manufactures a line of appliances under the Samsung brand name. Samsung dishwashers offer multiple cycle options and a noise reduction feature. If the dishwasher experiences a malfunction, it can register a 9E, or low water error. In many cases, you can solve the 9E error d
"Mass Effect 2" is a sci-fi role-playing game developed by BioWare for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Players take on the role of Commander Shepard and are given the task of stopping the "Collectors" from kidnapping and harvesting human colonists. The mission is considered by many to be a suic
Advil is an over-the-counter medication containing the active ingredient ibuprofen. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), ibuprofen is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and to relieve symptoms of various forms of arthritis. Many side effects are associated with NSAIDs.
Biotin, a B vitamin, is found in egg yolks.extreme coloured egg's close-up image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comBiotin, part of the B complex group of vitamins, helps your body metabolize and digest fats, carbohydrates and amino acids. The bacteria in your intestine produces biotin,...