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Synthetic Marijuana: K2/Spice

Designed to mimic the effect of cannabis, K2 refers to shredded plant materials that have been sprayed with chemicals that create an instant high.

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Sedative Hypnotics

When a person has trouble sleeping, a doctor may prescribe medication to make falling or staying asleep easier. Sedative hypnotics are one class of drug a physician may use. If you have been prescribed a sedative hypnotic and are wondering how these drugs work, here’s what you need to know. What Are Sedative Hypnotics? Sedative … Continued

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Gabapentin

If you suffer from nerve issues or certain kinds of pain, your doctor may have prescribed a drug called gabapentin. With a low potential for abuse or risk of addiction, doctors sometimes consider it a safe alternative to opioids. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with risks. Here’s a look at how gabapentin works, … Continued

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam

If you struggle with pain or inflammation, your doctor may prescribe Meloxicam. Under the brand names Vivlodex, Mobic, and Comfort Pac-Meloxicam, the drug eases symptoms associated with various forms of arthritis. Here’s a look at what Meloxicam is, the drug’s side effects, and other important things to know about the medication.   What Is Meloxicam? … Continued

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Citalopram

Citalopram

Citalopram blocks the reabsorption of serotonin, making it more available in the brain. This can enhance the transmission of signals between neurons. As this occurs, depression symptoms are alleviated, resulting in a better mood.

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Lorazepam

Lorazepam

Lorazepam, the generic name for Ativan, is a prescription drug that impacts the central nervous system to produce a calming effect. If your doctor has recently prescribed or recommended lorazepam, here’s what you need to know about this medication.

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Trazodol

Trazodone

Trazodone: Uses, Side Effects & Risks   Trazodone is one of the oldest pharmaceuticals on the market. Doctors have used this drug since the 1960s to treat a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and insomnia — although its primary purpose is as an antidepressant. While its longevity means its effects are well studied, trazodone … Continued

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Tramadol

Tramadol binds to opioid receptors in the brain, providing pain relief by re-communicating the brain’s response to the nervous system and allowing the chemicals norepinephrine and serotonin to linger for a longer than normal period, which further helps to block pain signals. The drug is similar to its opioid analgesic cousins morphine and hydrocodone.

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorders are characterized by sudden episodes of intense fear and anxiety, accompanied heart palpitations, shaking and difficulty breathing.

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