Prescription Drugs Reviews and Comparisons

Analgesics (Pain Relievers)

Anticonvulsants

Antibiotics

  • Cephalosporin Antibiotics are the largest class of antibiotics. Cephalosporin compounds were first isolated from cultures of Cephalosporium acremonium from a sewer in Sardinia in 1948 by Italian scientist Giuseppe Brotzu. The first agent cephalothin (cefalotin) was launched in 1964.
  • Comparison of Macrolide Antibiotics which belong to one of the most commonly used families of antibiotics used to treat infections. Currently available macrolides in common use in the United States are erythromycin and the newer agents clarithromycin and azithromycin.
  • Penicillins - classification, mode of action, spectrum of activity of each subclass.

Head-to-head comparisons of antibiotics efficacy, side effects in the treatment of specific infections.

Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Antidepressants

Comparisons of antidepressants efficacy, side effects in the treatment of specific conditions.

Antidiabetic Agents

Birth Control

  • Birth Control Pills Advantages and Disadvantages Oral contraceptives consist of synthetic forms of two hormones produced naturally in the body: either progestin alone or estrogen and progestin. Estrogen and progestin regulate a woman's menstrual cycle, and the fluctuating levels of these hormones play an essential role in fertility.

Diuretics

Gout Medications

Herpes Drugs

Muscle Relaxants

Sleeping Pills

Weight Loss

  • Orlistat (Xenical) versus sibutramine - comparison of weight loss efficacy, side effects, extra health benefits.

Published: December, 2008
Last updated: July 30, 2018

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