Albuterol relaxes the smooth muscle in the lungs and dilates airways to improve breathing. It is used in the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. The inhaler enables the drug to reach deep into the lungs for maximum benefit. Read the rest of this entry »


Diazepam, which is a benzodiazepine-type drug, induces a calming effect of the central nervous system (CNS) functions. It is usually prescribed for anxiety-related disorders and alcohol withdrawal. Common side effects of diazepam include drowsiness and fatigue; however, similar to most drugs containing benzodiazepine, dependence and withdrawal effects are possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Famotidine and anaphylaxis

October 6, 2008

Famotidine inhibits the action of histamine on stomach cells and reduces the production of stomach acid in ulcers, acid reflux, and heartburn. Read the rest of this entry »

Montelukast is an antiasthmatic drug used to control chronic asthma and help decrease the number of asthma attacks. It is also used to treat hay fever. Read the rest of this entry »

Fluoxetine belongs to a class of antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Read the rest of this entry »

Amantadine belongs to a class of drugs known as antivirals, used to prevent or treat influenza (flu) infections. Read the rest of this entry »

Acyclovir is an anti-viral drug typically used to treat chickenpox and different types of herpes. Read the rest of this entry »