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  1. megestrolmegestrol
    megestrolGeneric Name: megestrol (meh JESS trol)Brand names: Megace, Megace ESWhat is megestrol?Megestrol is a man-made chemical similar to the female hormone progesterone.Megestrol is used to treat loss of appetite and weight loss because of disease. Megestrol is also used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer and endometrial cancer.Megestrol may also be used for purposes oth...
  2. Megestrol SuspensionMegestrol Suspension
    Megestrol SuspensionGeneric Name: Megestrol (me-JES-trol)Brand Name: MegaceMegestrol Suspension is used for:Treating loss of appetite and weight loss in certain patients. It is also used to treat unexplained, significant weight loss in patients who have AIDS. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Megestrol Suspension is a progesterone hormone. Exac...
  3. MegestrolMegestrol
    Megestrol Generic Name: Megestrol (meh-JESS-trol)Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.Megestrol is used for:The treatment of cancer of the breast or uterus. It may also be used to treat prostate cancer and other conditions as determined by your doctor. It should not be used in place of surgery, radiation treatments, or chemotherapy.Megestrol is a progesterone. It repla...
  4. Megestrol SuspensionMegestrol Suspension
    Megestrol SuspensionGeneric Name: Megestrol (me-JES-trol)Brand Name: MegaceMegestrol Suspension is used for:Treating loss of appetite and weight loss in certain patients. It is also used to treat unexplained, significant weight loss in patients who have AIDS. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Megestrol Suspension is a progesterone hormone. Exac...
  5. Megestrol AcetateMegestrol Acetate
    Megestrol AcetatePronunciation: (me-JES-trole AS-eh-tate)Class: ProgestinTrade Names:Megace- Suspension 40 mg/mLTrade Names:Megace ES- Suspension 125 mg/mLTrade Names:Megestrol- Tablets 20 mg- Tablets 40 mgApo-Megestrol (Canada)Megace OS (Canada)PharmacologyInhibits secretion of pituitary gonadotropins with a resultant decrease in estrogen secretion; exerts a di...
  6. meglumine antimoniate Intravenous, Injectionmeglumine antimoniate Intravenous, Injection
    meglumine antimoniate (Intravenous route, Injection route)MEG-loo-meen an-ti-MOE-nee-ateUses For meglumine antimoniateMeglumine antimoniate belongs to the group of medicines called antiprotozoals. Meglumine antimoniate is used to treat an infection called leishmaniasis (Bay sore or chiclero ulcer, espundia, kala-azar or black sickness, Oriental sore, ulcera de Bejuco, uta), which is caused b...
  7. MelatoninMelatonin
    Melatonin Generic Name: Melatonin (Not applicable.)Brand Name: Generics only. No brands available.Melatonin is used for:Sleep disorders such as difficulty sleeping (insomnia) and jet lag. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.Melatonin is a hormone product. It works by regulating the body's sleep cycles.Do NOT use Melatonin if:\...
  8. Melatonin Controlled-Release TabletsMelatonin Controlled-Release Tablets
    Melatonin Controlled-Release TabletsGeneric Name: Melatonin (Not applicable.)Brand Name: Generics only. No brands available.Melatonin Controlled-Release Tablets are used for:Sleep disorders such as difficulty sleeping (insomnia) and jet lag. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.Melatonin Controlled-Release Tablets are a hormone produc...
  9. MelfiatMelfiat
    MelfiatGeneric Name: phendimetrazine (fen di MEH tra zeen)Brand Names: Adipost, Anorex-SR, Appecon, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Melfiat, Obezine, Phendiet, Plegine, Prelu-2, StatobexWhat is Melfiat (phendimetrazine)?Phendimetrazine is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an "anorectic" or "anorexigenic" drug. Phendimetrazine stimulate...
  10. MellarilMellaril
    MellarilGeneric Name: thioridazine (oral) (THYE oh RID a zeen)Brand Names: Mellaril, Mellaril-SWhat is thioridazine?Thioridazine is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.Thioridazine is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.Thioridazine is usually g...
  11. MellarilMellaril
    MellarilGeneric name: Thioridazine hydrochlorideBrand names: MellarilWhy is Mellaril prescribed?Mellaril combats the crippling mental disorder known as schizophrenia (a severe loss of contact with reality). Because Mellaril has been known to cause dangerous heartbeat irregularities, it is usually prescribed only when at least two other medications have failed.Most impor...
  12. Mellaril-SMellaril-S
    Mellaril-SGeneric Name: thioridazine (oral) (THYE oh RID a zeen)Brand Names: Mellaril, Mellaril-SWhat is thioridazine?Thioridazine is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.Thioridazine is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.Thioridazine is usually...
  13. MeloxicamMeloxicam
    MeloxicamBrand names: MobicWhy is Meloxicam prescribed?Mobic is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in prescription form. It is used to relieve the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.Most important fact about MeloxicamYou should have frequent checkups with your doctor if you take Mobic regularly. Like other nonsteroidal anti-inflamma...
  14. meloxicammeloxicam
    meloxicam (Oral route)mel-OX-i-kamOral routeSuspensionTabletNSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk.Meloxicam is contraindicated for the treatment of...
  15. MeloxicamMeloxicam
    Meloxicam Generic Name: Meloxicam (mel-OX-i-kam)Brand Name: MobicMeloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart and blood vessel problems (eg, heart attack, stroke). The risk may be greater if you already have heart problems or if you take Meloxicam for a long time. Do not use Meloxicam right before or afte...