Prescription Drugs Reviews and Comparisons

Head-to-Head Comparison of Medications

Head-to-head comparisons of medications cover indications & uses, mechanism of action, side effects, efficacy in the treatment of specific infections.

Antibiotics

Anticonvulsants

Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Antidepressants

Antidiabetic Agents

Diuretics

Gout Medications

Herpes Antivirals

Muscle Relaxants

Pain Medications

Sleeping Pills

Weight Loss

Drug Classes Reviews & Comparisons

  • 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.
  • Comparing Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) The two most common groups.
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) comparison - the most significant class of antidepressants marketed in recent years.
  • 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.
  • Comparison of Herpes Antiviral Drugs developed to work against herpes simplex virus (HSV). All antivirals are very effective and reasonably safe. They differ in their chemical structure.
  • Comparison of muscle relaxers for muscular pain or spasms This review examines the efficacy, side effects, and safety of three commonly prescribed skeletal muscle relaxants.
  • Sleeping Pills Comparison : Which is The Best and The Worst? This review examines the use of the most common sleeping pills and their benefits and drawbacks. Comparison of effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of non-benzodiazepines - zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and ramelteon (Rozerem); Sedative antidepressants - amitriptyline (Elavil) anddoxepin (Sinequan).
  • Adjuvant analgesics overview Adjuvant analgesics are used primarily for treating conditions other than pain. Adjuvant analgesics comprise a various group of medications with different primary indications and include triclyclic antidepressants, antiepileptics, muscle relaxants.
  • Differences between Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesics There are two primary types of analgesics: narcotic (opioid) and non-narcotic (nonopioid) analgesics. Non-narcotic analgesics have principally analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory actions. Opioids are stronger and are used when pain signals are too severe to be controlled by non-narcotic analgesics. The primary difference has to do with the way how they produce their analgesic effects.
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Comparison (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used categories of drugs worldwide in the treatment of pain and inflammation.
  • NSAIDs side effects
  • Types of Pain Medications also known as analgesics. They either stop pain signals from going to the brain or alter the brain’s interpretation of those signals.

Published: December, 2008
Last updated: October 22, 2018

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