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Geodon is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Geodon has a greater capacity to increase QT/QTc interval compared to several other antipsychotics; an increased QT/QTc interval is associated in some other drugs with bringing about a potentially fatal polymorphic ventricular tachycar…Helps with:
Overview Acetaminophen and codeine is an excellent analgesic combination for mild to moderate pain relief. It can ease the discomfort of a bad toothache or the aftermath of minor surgery, as well as a wide array of other situations that call for pain management. One of the most commonly prescribed b…Helps with:
Suboxone is used to treat opioid dependence. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7840Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suboxone …Helps with:
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_Arnica montana_ is a perennial flowering plant native to southern Russia and other mountainous areas in Europe. In Germany, _A. montana_ is a protected species, so the pharmacopoeia there includes the very similar species _A. chamissonis._ (French and Swiss pharmacopoeias do not permit this substit…Helps with:
This member of the celery family is a well-known herb native to southern Europe and western Asia, but it was known in ancient China (as xiao hui xiang) as well as in India, Egypt, and Greece. In the Middle Ages it was prized as a vegetable and indeed is appreciated for its flavor today. Colonists br…Helps with:
Cat's claw, or uña de gato as it is also called, has piqued many people's interest lately, first because it comes from remote and exotic rain forests, and second, because it is believed to act on the immune system. Both species referred to as cat's claw are climbing woody vines (lianas) in the Amaz…Helps with:
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