- Brand: ElavilGeneric: Amitriptyline
- Brand: EtrafonGeneric: Perphenazine and Amitriptyline
- Brand: LimbitrolGeneric: Chlordiazepoxide Amitriptyline DS Tablets
- Brand: DepakeneGeneric: Valproic Acid
- Brand: Depakote Sprinkle CapsulesGeneric: Divalproex Sodium Sprinkle Capsules
- Brand: DepaconGeneric: Valproic Acid
- Brand: Depakote Generic: Depakote Divalproex Sodium Tablets
- Brand: Depakote ERGeneric: Divalproex Sodium
- Brand: StavzorGeneric: Valproic Acid
- Brand: Remeron SolTabGeneric: Mirtazapine
- Brand: RemeronGeneric: Mirtazapine
- Brand: DiflucanGeneric: Fluconazole
- Brand: Fluconazole InjectionGeneric: Fluconazole Injection
- Brand: SensiparGeneric: Cinacalcet
- Brand: BusparGeneric: Buspirone
- Brand: CoartemGeneric: Artemether Lumefantrine Tablets
- Brand: QsymiaGeneric: Phentermine and Topiramate
- Brand: Qudexy XRGeneric: Topiramate Extended-Release Capsules
- Brand: Trokendi XRGeneric: Topiramate Extended-release Capsules
- Brand: PerserisGeneric: Risperidone
Diseases, Conditions, and Procedures
- NarcolepsySource: MedicineNet
Narcolepsy is a neurological order with symptoms like cataplexy (a debilitating condition in which a person collapses after strong emotions) and hallucinations. Treatment depends upon the severity of the symptoms of narcolepsy, but usually it is treated with drugs. The causes of narcolepsy are not clearly understood.
- IBS Triggers (Prevention)Source: MedicineNet
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) triggers include foods, drinks, drugs, stress and other psychological factors. Learn about foods that may trigger diarrhea and foods that may trigger constipation to formulate the best IBS diet plan.
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1, CRPS)Source: MedicineNet
Read about reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD, causalgia) symptoms such as burning, flushing, sweating, swelling, pain, and tenderness in the affected areas of skin. How to treat and Causes are included.
- GastroparesisSource: MedicineNet
Gastroparesis means paralysis of the muscles of the stomach. Gastroparesis results in delayed emptying of food from the stomach into the small intestine. The primary gastroparesis symptoms are GERD, nausea, and vomiting. Learn about diet, causes, treatment options, surgery, and diagnosis.
- Insomnia Source: MedicineNet
Most people experience insomnia at some point in their lives. There are a variety of causes of insomnia like stress, grief, medications, and poor sleep lifestyle habits. Treatment goals are geared toward treating any underlying diseases that may be causing you sleepless nights.
- Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS)Source: MedicineNet
Interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is an inflammatory disease of the bladder that can cause ulceration and bleeding of the bladder's lining and can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary, but can include pelvic or bladder pain, frequent urination, and urinary urgency.
- Hives (Urticaria)Source: MedicineNet
Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin. Most often the cause of hives is unknown. Sometimes it is a sign of an allergic reaction to food or medications, but the cause of the allergy (the allergen) is unknown. Dermatographism and swelling (angioedema) may accompany hives. Treatment to get rid of hives and alleviate symptoms typically includes antihistamines.
- Laxatives for ConstipationSource: MedicineNet
Laxatives are often used to relieve constipation. Examples of types of laxatives include bulk-forming, stool softeners, lubricants, stimulants, saline, enemas, and suppositories. Side effects include allergies to ingredients in the medicine; interactions with other medications; liver, spleen, and lymph gland inflammation; and over-thinning of blood.
- Orthostatic HypotensionSource: MedicineNet
What is orthostatic hypotension? It is a type of low blood pressure in which a person becomes dizzy, lightheaded, or faints when moving from a sitting position to a standing position. There are a variety of causes of this condition such as dehydration, medications, and diseases and conditions. Treatment depends on the cause of the condition.
- Pain ManagementSource: MedicineNet
Learn about pain management and pain treatment options for nociceptive, neuropathic pain (for example fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome), and chronic pain. Learn why doctors, clinics, and specialists attempt different treatments for pain management, including narcotics.
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Source: MedicineNet
Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) symptoms include a popping or clicking of the jaw, jaw and/or ear pain, tinnitus, and headaches. Learn how to get relief for your TMJ pain.
- Drug-Induced Liver DiseaseSource: MedicineNet
Drug-induced liver disease comes in many types, and has many potential causes. Find out about drug-induced liver disease treatment, signs, and symptoms like itching, easy bruising, and jaundice, and learn how certain drugs can cause liver disease.
- Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)Source: MedicineNet
Myofascial pain syndrome is characterized by symptoms like muscle pain, spasms, and tenderness. The cause of myofascial pain syndrome is unknown. Learn more about myofascial pain syndrome.
- Peripheral Neuropathy Source: MedicineNet
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when peripheral nerves become damaged. Peripheral neuropathy causes include diabetes, cancer, shingles, alcohol, medication, and vitamin deficiency. Peripheral neuropathy treatment and prognosis depend on the cause.
- Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)Source: MedicineNet
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common heart rhythm abnormality with symptoms like dizziness, fainting, weakness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Types of AFib include paroxysmal and nonvalvular.
- ConstipationSource: MedicineNet
Constipation is something that everyone has once in awhile. Medications, bowel habits, foods you eat, and laxatives all can cause occasional constipation. Home remedies and over-the-counter products generally treat occasional constipation. If you have constipation on a frequent basis, contact your doctor.
- Duck SyndromeSource: MedicineNet
Duck syndrome is a phenomenon first described at Stanford University in which a college student appears calm on the surface when in reality he or she is struggling frantically to stay afloat to meet the demands of student life.
- Postpartum DepressionSource: MedicineNet
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects one out of every eight women in the U.S. Read about postpartum depression symptoms, treatment, and causes. Statistics indicate that PPD can affect as many as 10% of new fathers, as well.
- Separation AnxietySource: MedicineNet
Separation anxiety disorder is a common childhood anxiety disorder that has many causes. Read about separation anxiety disorder treatment, medication, symptoms, and signs in infants, toddlers, and children. Learn how to deal with separation anxiety in your family.
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)Source: MedicineNet
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition that is related to migraine headache. Symptoms of CVS include severe nausea and vomiting. Triggers of CVS include emotional stress and infections. In addition to the patient's primary-care physician or pediatrician, gastroenterologists are usually consulted.
- FibromyalgiaSource: MedicineNet
Fibromyalgia symptoms include sleep disturbances, tender points, and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes body-wide muscle pain.
- IBS-D (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea)Source: MedicineNet
IBS-D or irritable bowel syndrome is IBS with diarrhea. Symptoms of IBS-D include abdominal pain, intestinal gas, loose or frequent stools, and nausea. Causes, diet, trigger foods, medication, and other treatments for IBS-D are provided.
- Urinary RetentionSource: Government
Urinary retention (inability to urinate) may be caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, multiple sclerosis, vaginal childbirth, and certain drugs. Read about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Source: MedicineNet
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a GI disorder with symptoms of constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, and gas. IBS treatment includes medications, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes.
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)Source: MedicineNet
Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) is the failure to achieve or maintain an erection. Learn about ED causes, symptoms, treatment, medications, risks, and ED drug side effects. ED is curable.
- Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) Source: MedicineNet
What do the numbers and ranges mean on a blood pressure chart? Low blood pressure or hypotension is a condition in which blood pressure becomes so low that the blood flow to the organs in the body, which causes symptoms like dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, and chest pain. Common causes are heart disease, medications, and dehydration. Treatment for hypotension depends upon the patient's health.
- Neuropathic Pain Source: MedicineNet
What is neuropathic pain? Often associated with neuropathy, neuropathic pain comes from injury to the sensory system. Many conditions can predispose a person to neuropathic pain, including diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, cancer, HIV, stroke, and shingles. Read about treatment options here.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)Source: Government
Spinal muscular atrophy is a hereditary disease that destroys lower motor neurons nerve-cells in the brain stem and spinal cord. Signs and symptoms depend on the type of spinal muscular atrophy, but may include hypotonia, tremors, impaired breathing, and abnormal gait. There is no cure for this muscular atrophy.
- Antidepressant Suicide: New WarningsSource: FDA
Suicidal thinking warning proposed by FDA for young adults taking antidepressant medications.
- Antidepressants for Fibromyalgia Treatment?Source: WebMD Health News
Antidepressant drugs, such as Cymbalta, Elavil, Endep, Prozac, and Paxil, might help alleviate the pain associated with fibromyalgia.