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Ultracet (Tramadol and Acetaminophen) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages

Additionally, several types of drugs can interact with Ultracet and increase the risk of severe side effects. One such class of drugs is benzodiazepines. Be sure to store this drug out of reach of children, as accidental ingestion can lead to death. Taking Ultracet can lead to addiction and misuse, resulting in overdose and death. The drug may cause slowed breathing or life-threatening effects in adults, especially children younger than 12. Ultracet should not be used in children younger than

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) - Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol. It belongs to a class of drugs commonly known as statins, antihyperlipidemics (cholesterol-lowering drugs), or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Statins work by blocking an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. This enzymeÔÇÖs role is to speed up the bodyÔÇÖs process of building cholesterol. Blocking this enzyme by taking a statin drug slows down natural cholesterol production and lowers the amount of cholesterol in your blo

Letairis (Ambrisentan) Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages

Letairis carries a boxed warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This warning states that Letairis should not be taken during pregnancy due to the risk of fetal harm. Because of this risk, prescribers must enroll their female patients (referring to sex assigned at birth) in a special program called the Ambrisentan Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). Letairis (ambrisentan) is a prescription medication used to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), or hi

Welchol (Colesevelam) Oral: Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions

Welchol (colesevelam) is an oral prescription medication used to lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Welchol contains the active ingredient colesevelam, a bile acid sequestrant drug. It works by binding to bile acids produced by the liver to help digest food. When Welchol binds to bile acids, it eliminates them from the body as waste. When bile acid levels are reduced, your liver converts cholesterol to make more bile acid, lowering your cholesterol

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