Topical Corticosteroids Potencies (how strong they are)

Topical steroids come in many potencies (strengths). Below is an overview of the most common topical steroids used: 1% Hydrocortisone Cream or ointmentLow Potency Beclomethasone dipropionateCreamMedium potency Clobetasone butyrate Cream Medium...

Torsemide vs Bumex vs Lasix

Demadex (torsemide), Bumex (bumetanide), and Lasix (furosemide) are diuretics. They rid the body of excess fluid by increasing the amount of urinary output. They are given to treat fluid retention in cases of congestive heart failure, liver disease, and kidney...

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes although, sadly, it is now seen in children, due to the obesity epidemic. Other factors putting patients at high risk for type 2 diabetes are family history and sedentary lifestyle. The following are some signs...

Viagra and Cialis–What’s the Difference? 

Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are both oral medications for treating erectile dysfunction. They both work in much the same way, by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). During sexual arousal, nitric oxide is then released. This...

What are the different types of Insulin?

Insulin types are generally classified by how long they take to begin action, peak, and last. The five basic types are: rapid-acting, short-acting, intermediate-acting, mixed, and long-acting. Rapid-acting insulin As the name implies, rapid-acting insulin lowers blood...

What are the side effects of Suboxone?

What can patients expect as possible side effects of Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone)? The most common side effects are constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and headache. Many other side effects have also been reported. Suboxone is composed of two medications,...