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Avanafil (Stendra / Avana)

Type of drug: Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5) Prescribed for: Erectile dysfunction (ED) in menStendra (Avanafil) General InformationAvanafil is the active ingredient in Stendra, the fastest-acting ED treatment on the…

Acetaminophen

Type of Drug: Antipyretic and analgesic. Prescribed for: Symptomatic relief of pain and fever for people who cannot or do not want to take Aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Acetaminophen may be given to children about…

Accupril

Type of Drug: Beta-adrenergic-blocking agent. Prescribed for: High blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.General InformationAcebutolol is one of 14 beta-adrenergic-blocking drugs that interfere with the action of a specific…

Acyclovir

Type of Drug: Antiviral. Prescribed for: Treatment and prevention of serious, frequently recurring herpes simplex infections of the genitals, mucous membrane tissues, and central nervous system. It also works against shingles (herpes zoster)…

Acetazolamide

Type of Drug: Carbonic-anhydrase inhibitor. Prescribed for: Glaucoma and prevention or treatment of mountain sickness at high altitudes. This drug has also been used in treating epilepsy, including absence seizures, petit mal and grand mal…

Albuterol

Type of Drug: Bronchodilator. Prescribed for: Asthma and bronchial spasms.General InformationAlbuterol is similar to other bronchodilator drugs, such as Metaproterenol and Isoetharine, but it has a weaker effect on nerve receptors…

Acarbose

Type of Drug:¬†Antidiabetic. Prescribed for:¬†Non-insulin-dependent diabetes.General InformationAcarbose works against diabetes in a way different from all other antidiabetes medicines. It interferes with enzymes in the intestine…