Classes of Medications

  • Antibiotics Types of antibiotics, most common side effects of every type. Article topics:
    • What are Antibiotics?
    • Antibiotic resistance
    • Antibiotics classification
    • Penicillins
    • Cephalosporins
    • Fluoroquinolones
    • Tetracyclines
    • Macrolides
    • Aminoglycosides
  • Antidepressants: SSRIs, SNRIs, Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs), Tricyclics, MAO inhibitors. Article topics:
    • Use of antidepressants
    • Classification of antidepressants
    • How do antidepressants work
    • Choosing the antidepressant
    • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
    • Norepinephrine and Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors (NDRIs)
    • Combined reuptake inhibitors and receptor blockers
    • Noradrenergic and Specific Serotonergic Antidepressants (NaSSA)
    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Birth Control Pills - Types of Birth Control Pills. Which Pill is better? Article topics:
    • What are birth control pills
    • Progestin-only pills (mini-pills)
    • Combination pills
    • Monophasic pills
    • Multiphasic pills
    • Emergency contraceptive pills
    • Which Pill is better?
  • Hair Loss Medications - Advantages and disadvantages of hair loss medications Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil). Article topics:
    • FDA approved hair loss drugs
    • Propecia (Finasteride)
    • Rogaine (Minoxidil)
    • Off-Label Treatments
  • Anti-Herpes Nucleoside Analogues - Antivirals for herpes treatment and prevention. Article topics:
    • Antiviral medications
    • How do antivirals work?
    • Effectiveness of antiviral medications
    • Why antiviral medications are used
    • Acyclovir
    • Valaciclovir
    • Famciclovir and Penciclovir
    • Resistance
  • Migraine Medications - Medications for Migraine Prophylaxis and Treatment. Article topics:
    • What are Migraine medications?
    • Preventive Therapy
    • Beta blockers
    • Antidepressants
    • Anticonvulsants (antiseizure medications)
    • Angiotensin blockade agents (ACE inhibitors)
    • Calcium channel blockers
    • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
    • Acute abortive treatment (treatment of a migraine attack)
    • Triptans (selective 5-HT1 agonists)
    • Ergotamines (ergotamine tartrate)
    • Simple analgesics
    • Combination analgesics
    • Lidocaine
    • Opiates
    • Medications for nausea and vomiting
  • Pain Relief Medications - Overview of types and classes of pain relief medications. Article topics:
    • What are pain medications
    • How long pain medications stay in your system
    • Types of pain medications
    • Non-narcotic (non-opioid) analgesics
    • Narcotic (opioid) analgesics
    • Combined analgesics
  • Erectile dysfunction - Comparison of Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. Compare effectiveness, onset of action, duration of effect, side effects. Article topics:
    • PDE-5 inhibitors
    • Brief comparison
    • Mechanism of action
    • Effectiveness of PDE-5 Inhibitors
    • Pharmaceutical Forms, Onset of Action, Duration of Effect
    • Dosage
    • Possible side effects
    • Precautions and contraindications
  • Skeletal Muscle Relaxers - Review of skeletal muscle relaxers: efficacy, side effects, treatment of spasticity and musculoskeletal conditions. Article topics:
    • Skeletal muscle relaxants as a drug class
    • Muscle relaxants for the treatment of spasticity
    • Muscle relaxants for the treatment musculoskeletal conditions
    • Efficacy
    • Side effects and adverse reactions
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