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Apriso Dosage: Form, Strength, How to Take, and More

If you have ulcerative colitis, your doctor might suggest Apriso (mesalamine) as a treatment option for you. Apriso is a prescription medication that’s used to treat ulcerative colitis in adults. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminosalicylates. Apriso comes as a capsule that you take by mouth. This article describes the dosage of Apriso, including its form, strength, and how to take the drug. To learn more about Apriso, see this in-depth article. Note: This article covers Apriso’s typical

Ajovy Dosage: Forms, Strength, How to Use, and More

If you have migraine, your doctor might suggest Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm) as a treatment option. Ajovy is a prescription medication that’s used to help prevent migraine headaches in adults. This article describes the dosages of Ajovy, as well as its forms, strength, and how to take the drug. To learn more about Ajovy, see this in-depth article. Note: This article covers the typical dosages of Ajovy injections. These dosages are provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But when using Ajovy, always ta

Repatha: Side Effects, Cost, Dosage, and More

If you have heart disease, your doctor may recommend Repatha. It helps decrease your risk of heart attack, stroke, or the need for heart surgery. If you have certain forms of high cholesterol, your doctor may also recommend Repatha. It’s used in specific situations for people with this condition. Repatha is a medication that’s prescribed for adults, and in some cases, for children too. To learn more about Repatha’s uses, see the “What is Repatha used for?” section below. You’ll take Repatha a

Vivitrol: Side Effects, Cost, Uses, Dosage, and More

If you have a dependence on either alcohol or opioids, your doctor may suggest treatment with Vivitrol. (With dependence, your body needs a certain substance for you to feel comfortable.) It’s a prescription drug used in adults to: • treat alcohol dependence in people who have stopped drinking and aren’t in the hospital for treatment. • prevent opioid dependence in people who have detoxed from opioids. (During opioid detox, your body clears opioids from your system.) Vivitrol should be used as p

Dexilant Side Effects: What They Are and How to Manage Them

If you have a certain problem with your stomach or esophagus, your doctor might suggest Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) as a treatment option for you. Along with other questions you may have about the drug, you could be wondering about its side effects. Dexilant is a prescription medication that’s used in adults and children to: • help heal erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus that’s caused by stomach acid) • help lessen symptoms of erosive esophagitis that has already healed Dexilant comes a

Tofacitinib IR Oral Tablets: Side Effects, Uses, Cost, and More

If you have a certain autoimmune condition, your doctor may recommend tofacitinib IR oral tablets. Autoimmune conditions cause your immune system to become overactive and attack your own body. Tofacitinib IR oral tablets are used to treat the following autoimmune conditions: • ulcerative colitis (a condition that causes swelling and ulcers in your colon) • rheumatoid arthritis (a condition that causes swelling and deformity of your joints) • psoriatic arthritis (a type of arthritis that may occu

Stelara and dosage: Strengths, forms, when to use, and more

Stelara (ustekinumab) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat some forms of: • plaque psoriasis in adults as well as children ages 6 years and older The active drug in Stelara is ustekinumab. It’s a monoclonal antibody, which is a type of medication made in a lab using immune system cells. Stelara is a medication, and it doesn’t have an approved at this time. Stelara is given as a subcutaneous injection or an IV infusion. For infor

Reyvow: Side Effects, Uses, Cost, and More

If you have migraine, your doctor may suggest Reyvow. It’s a prescription drug used in adults to treat migraine episodes while they’re happening. It’s not used to prevent episodes of migraine. Migraine is a condition that can cause moderate to severe headaches, in addition to other symptoms. To learn more about migraine and how Reyvow is used for it, see the “Is Reyvow used for migraine?” section below. Reyvow comes as tablets that contains the active ingredient lasmiditan. You’ll take Reyvow by

Gilenya: Side Effects, Uses, Costs, and More

How is Gilenya taken? Your doctor will explain how you should take Gilenya. They’ll also explain how much to take and how often. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. Below are commonly used dosages, but always take the dosage your doctor prescribes. Gilenya comes as a capsule that you’ll take by mouth, with water. You should take a dose each day, without missing a dose. Gilenya should not be taken every other day. Usually, Gilenya only needs to be taken once daily. Your dose will depend

Quetiapine ER Oral Tablet: Side Effects, How it's Taken, and More

If you’ve been diagnosed with a certain mental health condition, your doctor may recommend quetiapine ER oral tablet. It’s a prescription drug that’s used in adults and some children to treat: • major depressive disorder (MDD), which is also called depression Your doctor may prescribe quetiapine alone for schizophrenia. The drug is used alone or together with other medications for bipolar disorder. And it’s used together with an antidepressant for MDD. To learn more about these conditions and ho

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Abilify side effects: What they are and how to manage them

Abilify (aripiprazole) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat: • major depressive disorder (depression) in adults when used in combination with other medications for depression • schizophrenia in adults as well as children ages 13 years and older • manic and mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder in adults as well as children ages 10 years and older • irritability linked to autism in children ages 6 years and older Here are some fa

Viagra and dosage: Forms, strengths, how to take, and more

Viagra (sildenafil) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in adults. Viagra is an oral tablet that contains the active drug sildenafil. Sildenafil is also available in generic form. Viagra is classified as a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. For information on the dosage of Viagra, including its pill form, strengths, and how to take the drug, keep reading. For a comprehensive look at Viagra, see

Wegovy: Cost, use with other therapies, side effects, and more.

As with all medications, the cost of Wegovy can vary. To find current prices for Wegovy in your area, check out GoodRx.com. The cost you find on GoodRx.com is what you may pay without insurance. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use. Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Wegovy. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lo

Pristiq: Side effects and what to do about them

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder in adults. This is a serious mental health condition often referred to as clinical depression or depression. If you and your doctor agree that Pristiq is working to treat your depression, you’ll likely take the medication long term. Here are some fast facts about Pristiq: Like other drugs, Pristiq can cause side effects. Read on to learn abo

Ozempic: Side effects and how to manage them

Ozempic (semaglutide) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Ozempic is also used to lower the risk for major cardiovascular problems in adults who have both type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (“Cardiovascular” refers to the heart and blood vessels. The problems include heart attack, stroke, and in some cases, death from heart disease.) If you and your doctor agree that Ozempic

Aimovig side effects: What they are and how to manage them

Aimovig is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent migraine headaches in adults. Aimovig is typically used as a long-term treatment. Here are some fast facts on Aimovig: • Drug form: liquid solution in an autoinjector pen, given by subcutaneous injection As with other drugs, Aimovig can cause side effects. Read on to find out about potential common, mild, and serious side effects. For a general overview of Aimovig, including d

Nourianz: Side effects, cost, dosage, and more

Nourianz is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat “off” episodes of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in adults taking the PD medication levodopa/carbidopa (Sinemet, Duopa, Rytary). An off episode (also called off time or an off period) refers to a period in which your PD symptoms suddenly get worse. It happens when levodopa/carbidopa’s effects wear off, or the drug isn’t working as it should. For more information about PD and how Nourianz is prescribed to treat it, see “Nouria
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