buccal administration

Buccal administration of medicines

Buccal administration of medication is one of the two ways that medicines can be administered through the oral cavity (mouth). The other one being the sublingual administration. This is different from oral administration of medicine where medication is administered through the mouth and swallowed. In buccal and sublingual administration, the medication is not swallowed. It …

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

What is Fluoxetine Fluoxetine is an antidepressant that is used to treat depression. It belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).It can sometimes be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder and bulimia. It is believed to have less unwanted side effects than older antidepressants. It takes between 4 to 6 …

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Tramadol

Tramadol

Tramadol is a strong painkiller that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It belongs to a class of medicines called opioid. A class of medicines is a group of medications that work in a similar way and may be used to treat similar conditions. It is usually prescribed when other weaker painkillers have …

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Losartan

Losartan

Losartan is a medicine that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used to protect your kidneys if you have diabetes or kidney disease. Your doctor may prescribe losartan to help prevent kidney disease, strokes and heart attack. How does Losartan work? Losartan belongs to a class of …

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Polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. It occurs in about 20% of women and is one of the main causes of infertility. About half of women with PCOS do not show any symptoms. Women who show symptoms usually show at late teens or early twenties. The …

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