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Hydrocodone Acetaminophen

Hydrocodone is an opioid-based pain reliever. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain killer that has been found to heighten the effects of hydrocodone. This combination is most often used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Brand Names

There are many brand name versions of Hydrocodone Acetaminophen, including:

  • Anexsia
  • Hycet
  • Co-Gesic
  • Liquicet
  • Lortab
  • Lorcet
  • Maxidone
  • Polygesic
  • Norco
  • Stagesic
  • Xodol
  • Vicodin
  • Zamicet
  • Zydone
  • Zolvit

Important Information

You should consult with your doctor before you start using any allergy, cold, sleep, or pain medication while taking Hydrocodone Acetaminophen. Many combination medications contain Acetaminophen (sometimes listed as APAP), and taking too much of this substance can possibly result in a fatal overdose. Before taking any medication, look for acetaminophen or APAP in the ingredient list.

Alcohol should also be avoided while taking this pain reliever. Drinking alcohol while on Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen can increase a user’s chance of sustaining liver damage.

This is a powerful medication that is capable of impairing a user’s reaction time or thinking. Before you know how much Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen affect you, you should avoid operating heavy machinery or driving.

Because it is a potentially habit-forming substance, Hydrocodone Acetaminophen should always be kept in a secure place, and it should only be taken by the person it was prescribed to.

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References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/hydrocodone-and-acetaminophen-oral-route/description/drg-20074089

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/drug_Aa.html


You can visit the manufacturer’s website to obtain the Medications Guide or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for further information.

With this and all medications, check with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you.


Amphetamine Salts

Amphetamine Salts is prescribed to help children and adults cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). People taking Amphetamine Salts for ADHD are often better able to maintain attention and control behaviors. Doctors may also prescribe this stimulant to people suffering from narcolepsy (uncontrollable desire for sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep).

Brand Names

Adderall is the popular brand name version of Amphetamine Salts.

Important Information

Adderall, or Amphetamine Salts, is categorized as a central nervous system stimulant. It can change the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, including dopamine. By increasing the levels of dopamine in a user’s brain, Adderall creates a stimulating effect that focuses and calms people dealing with ADHD.

Some people experience side effects when taking Adderall. Check with your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.

If you are taking Adderall, make sure to tell your doctor before using any prescription or nonprescription medications. Here are some examples, anti-depression medicines that include MAOIs, seizure medicines, blood pressure medicines, blood thinner medicines, stomach acid medicines, or cold or allergy medicines containing decongestants.

Adderall and the generic Amphetamine Salts are commonly taken for off-label purposes by people who do not suffer from ADHD or narcolepsy. Make sure you store your medication in a secure place and never share it with anyone it was not prescribed for.

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References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/dextroamphetamine-and-amphetamine-oral-route/description/drg-20071758

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/drug_Aa.html


You can visit the manufacturer’s website to obtain the Medications Guide or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for further information.

With this and all medications, check with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you.


Dextroamphetamine

Dextroamphetamine acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system. In general, it is used by people dealing with impulse control issues and hyperactivity. Dextroamphetamine is most often prescribed as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy (uncontrollable desire for sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep).

Brand Names

  • Dexedrine
  • Dexedrine
  • Spansules
  • Dextrostat
  • Liquadd
  • ProCentra
  • Zenzedi

Important Information

If you are considering taking Dextroamphetamine, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to sympathomimetic amines like ephedrine or epinephrine. Talk to your pharmacist about these and other allergies that could be affected by the active and inactive ingredients in Dextroamphetamine pills.

Your doctor or pharmacist also should know about your medical history before prescribing Dextroamphetamine. They need to be aware of any medical conditions which may affect the use of this medicine.

Generic and brand name versions of Dextroamphetamine may be habit-forming, and they are commonly used improperly by people without a prescription for off-label reasons. Improper use of this medication can lead to serious side effects to the heart, and can cause death.

Always take this medication as your doctor prescribes. If taken in smaller or larger amounts, or for longer than directed, side effects can occur. Some of the possible signs of overdose include muscle twitches, confusion, panic, muscle pain or tenderness, dark colored urine, and rapid breathing. These symptoms may lead to tiredness and depression. Nausea, diarrhea, irregular heartbeats, lightheadedness, and fainting may be other warning signals of an improper dosage.

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References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/dextroamphetamine-oral-route/description/drg-20071795

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/drug_Aa.html


You can visit the manufacturer’s website to obtain the Medications Guide or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for further information.

With this and all medications, check with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you.


Alprazolam

Alprazolam is in the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Thanks to its calming effects on the brain, it has proven useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It is also prescribed for agoraphobia and depression.

Alprazolam is available in many different dosage strengths, and can come in either liquid or tablet form. Some conditions require patients to take it more than one time per day to achieve the desired effect.

Brand Names

Xanax is the most popular brand name version of alprazolam. It was originally formulated in the late 1960s by Upjohn Laboratories. Throughout the 1990s, Xanax became one of the most prescribed drugs by psychiatrists. Today, it remains highly popular and is exclusively produced by Pfizer.

Important Information

When starting alprazolam, your doctor may need to adjust the dosage of other medications you are taking. Because of this, it is essential to tell you doctor about any prescriptions, over the counter medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements. You also should tell you doctor if you have ever had depression, liver disease, lung disease, kidney disease, or glaucoma.

There are a variety of side effects associated with alprazolam use. If you experience changes in sex drive or ability, changes in appetite, changes in weight, difficulty urinating, drowsiness, dizziness, or irritability while on this drug, you should bring it up with your doctor.

If you experience more serious side effects like seizures, hallucinations, yellowing of the eyes or skin, severe skin rash, confusion, memory problems, or trouble with coordination, you should contact your doctor immediately.

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References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/alprazolam-oral-route/description/drg-20061040

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684001.html

http://easydrugcard.com/prescription-drug-information/top-10-common-prescription-drugs


You can visit the manufacturer’s website to obtain the Medications Guide or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for further information.

With this and all medications, check with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you.