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    IVERMECTIN is categorized under the drug classification of anthelmintic. Anthelmintics or antihelmenthics are anti-parasitic drugs that get rid of parasitic worms without any serious damage to our body.

    Ivermectin is used in patients who are suffering from strongyloidiasis, which is an infection caused by a type of roundworm that was able to enter the body. It is also effective in managing onchocerciasis which is also a roundworm infection that is characterized by rashes, bumps under the skin, and also, problems in vision. Some doctors also utilize this drug in treating head or pubic lice infestation, and even scabies, which is characterized by small mites living under the skin.



    This medication is usually prescribed as a once a day dose. Though doctors may prescribe two doses in a day if it is to treat H. Pylori infection or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. But unless your doctor specifically advised you to a twice a day dosage, you should stick to your once a day dose and simply give the medication time to heal your stomach. This medication usually starts to work within 2-3 days.


    I’ve read an article that supports your statements. It may reduce the severity of respiratory cases from Covid-19 infections and had shown significant decrease in the people at risk


    That sounds like good news to me. Thinking about it, it’s no wonder it’s a suggestive treatment since most cases and mortality were due to respiratory failure from Covid-19 infections.


    Have you heard there’s a possible treatment of Covid-19 in taking Montelukast? It’s a possible study with the explanation that its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to reduce oxidative stress may help in the progression of any disease in Covid-19 infections.


    There are people who says that HCQ is not effective. This is mainly because for most people, it should be given early on since it is not as effective if given at the late stages of the viral infection.


    They won’t accept hydroxychloroquine as a cure and they have stopped ongoing studies regarding the drug. They prefer waiting for the vaccine. But come to think of it, a vaccine is useless to a patient who is already infected because the vaccine would be the one to kill the patient if administered. Thus, medical practitioners should have continued their hydroxychloroquine studies since this can be administered to covid patients during the early stages of infection.


    Like most medications, Fluticasone Nasal Spray may cause unwanted effects which includes, but is not limited to:

    1. dizziness
    2. headache
    3. bloody mucus in the nose
    4. dryness, burning, irritation, or stinging in the nose
    5. diarrhea
    6. nausea
    7. vomiting

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    1. severe face pain
    2. severe or frequent nosebleeds
    3. thick nasal discharge
    4. feeling faint
    5. fever, sore throat, chills, cough, and other signs of infection
    6. wheezing
    7. whistling sound from the nose
    8. difficulty breathing or swallowing
    9. hives
    10. hoarseness
    11. rash
    12. swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    13. itching

    1. This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get any of it in your eyes or on your skin. If you get it in your eyes or on your skin, rinse it off right away.

    2. You may need to use this medication for a few days before you will begin to feel better.

    3. This may cause holes or ulcers in the cartilage of the nose and delay wound healing. If you have had nose surgery, a nose injury, or an infection in your nose in the last few months, inform your doctor before using this medicine.


    Hi damonblase, is the rash recurring which is why you keep using it? If this is so, you might want to try an antifungal creams that are available OTC. Usually, moist areas with rashes indicates fungal infection. Ask your pharmacist for an antifungal cream that may be used for the underarm and use it as directed. If the cause of your rashes are fungi, the rash should be clearing after a few days of using the antifungal cream. If the condition does not improve, consult with your doctor or with a dermatologist for assessment and management.
    Cortisone creams are not recommended for frequent and prolonged use because this cream could thin your skin.


    Like most medications, Hydrocortisone Cream may cause unwanted effects which includes, but is not limited to:

    1. Burning, dryness, stinging, irritation or redness of the skin
    2. acne
    3. skin discoloration
    4. unusual hair growth
    5. small red bumps or rash around the mouth

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    1. severe rashes
    2. swelling or redness or signs of skin infection on the application site

    Call your doctor immediately if ever you experience any of the mentioned serious side effects.

    1.Treated area must not be wrapped, covered, or bandaged, unless instructed by your doctor.

    2. Inform your doctor if you have, or had a history of diabetes or
    Cushing’s syndrome.

    3. If you applied the medication with your hands, wash your hands afterwards (unless if the hands are being treated).

    4. Consult with your doctor if you have itching of the outer female genitalia with vaginal discharge.

    5. Children may be more sensitive to the effects of too much corticosteroid medications.


    Hi Brad, unfortunately, no, omeprazole used alone won’t be able to cure H. Pylori. Since it is a type of infection, you will be needing a combination of omeprazole and antibiotics to fight the infection. Consult with your doctor so they may prescribe you with an antibiotic that could help.

    Omeprazole does not cause drowsiness, btw.. =)


    Like almost all medications, Triamcinolone Nasal Spray may cause unwanted effects which includes, but is not limited to:

    1. headache
    2. heartburn
    3. diarrhea
    4. stomach pain
    5. teeth problems

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    1. vision problems
    2. fever, sore throat, chills, cough, and other signs of infection
    3. severe or frequent nosebleeds

    1. You should not share this medication with others even if their condition appears to be similar to yours.

    2. If you started this medication without a doctor’s advise and your symptoms did not improve after 14 days of use, consult with your doctor to determine if it is the right treatment for you.

    3. This drug may increase the risk of unwanted effects in the nose. If you experience bloody mucus, sores inside the nose, whistling sound when breathing, or unexplained nosebleeds while using this, immediately consult with your doctor.


    Mamantine side effects include, but is not limited to:

    1. dizziness
    2. confusion
    3. aggression
    4. depression
    5. headache
    6. sleepiness
    7. diarrhea
    8. constipation
    9. nausea
    10. vomiting
    11. weight gain
    12. pain anywhere in your body, especially your back
    13. cough

    Mild side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, consult with your doctor.

    1. shortness of breath
    2. hallucination (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)

    Call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help if you experience serious side effects.

    1. Extended-release capsules should be swallowed whole; do not chew, divide, or crush them. If you are unable to swallow it whole, you can carefully open a capsule and sprinkle the contents on a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow this mixture immediately without chewing it. Do not save this mixture to use at a later time.

    2. Continue to take memantine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking memantine without talking to your doctor.

    3. Inform your doctor if you have any food or drug allergy.

    4. Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially of:
    a. kidney problems
    b. severe urinary tract infections
    c. recent dietary change (from a high-protein diet to a vegetarian diet).

    5. This medication may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. You should also limit alcoholic beverages.

    6. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Thus. risk and benefits must be discussed with your doctor. Discussion must also be done before breast-feeding a child.

    7. Some of the products that may interact with this drug include:
    a. carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (such as acetazolamide, methazolamide)
    b. sodium bicarbonate


    Omeprazole is used to reduce the amount of acid in your stomach. It’s used to treat gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, and hypersecretory conditions. It is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a condition where the stomach produces too much acid. It is also used to treat dyspepsia, a condition that causes sour stomach, belching, heart burn, or indigestion.

    In addition, omeprazole is used to prevent upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in seriously ill patient, and sometiems, is used in combination with antibiotics (eg, amoxicillin, clarithromycin) to treat ulcers associated with the infection caused by the H. pylori bacteria.


    Lansoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, is well-tolerated. Side effects include, but is not limited to:

    1. diarrhea
    2. nausea
    3. vomiting
    4. constipation
    5. rash
    6. headaches
    7. Dizziness
    8. nervousness
    9. abnormal heartbeat
    10. muscle pain
    11. weakness
    12. leg cramps
    13. water retention

    *Vitamin B-12 deficiency characterized by:
    1. nervousness
    2. neuritis (inflammation of a nerve)
    3. numbness and tingling in your hands and feet
    4. poor muscular coordination
    5. changes in menstruation

    *Low magnesium levels characterized by:
    1. seizures
    2. dizziness
    3. abnormal or fast heart rate
    4. jitters
    5. tremors (jerking movements or shaking)
    6. muscle weakness
    7. spasms in your hands and feet
    8. cramps or muscle aches
    9. spasms of your voice box

    *Serious allergic reactions characterized by:
    1. rash
    2. swelling of your face
    3. throat tightness
    4. trouble breathing

    *Diarrhea from bacterial infection characterized by:
    1. stomach pain
    2. watery diarrhea
    3. fever

    *Bone fractures

    *Kidney damage characterized by:
    1. flank pain (pain in your side and back)
    2. changes in urination


    1. The following drugs should not be used with lansoprazole:
    a. HIV drugs, such as atazanavir, nelfinavir, and drugs that contain rilpivirine
    b. HIV drugs, such as saquinavir
    c. Warfarin
    d. Digoxin
    e. Methotrexate
    f. Tacrolimus
    g. Sucralfate
    h. Rifampin
    i. St. John’s wort
    j. Ampicillin
    k. Ketoconazole and itraconazole
    l. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)
    m. Iron salts
    n. Erlotinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib
    o. Theophylline

    2. This medication can cause severe allergic recation and must not be taken again if ever you’ve had an allergic reaction to it before.

    3. Warnings are given for people with health conditions such as:
    a. liver problems
    b. vitamin B-12 deficiency
    c. osteoporosis
    d. low magnesium levels

    4. It isn’t known if lansoprazole passes into breast milk. If it does, it may cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child.

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