Medication & Prescriptions

Medicine in Singapore is classified as prescription-only medication, pharmacy-only medication, or over-the-counter medication.

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Aspirin, its side effects, and blood thinning Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet and willow bark and later synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry to create a patentable product. Although daily aspirin use is recommended... Read Full Answer
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The commonly used medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs have been found to be useful in treating a variety of conditions like: major depression dysthymic disorder anxiety disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder... Read Full Answer
Folliculitis is the term given when our hair follicles become inflamed, resulting in painful red bumps. This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as: blocked hair follicles excessive sweating being exposed to friction or having an infec... Read Full Answer
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Zoloft is the brand name of sertraline, an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorders. It is in a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They work by controlling levels of serotonin (a neuro... Read Full Answer
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Worldwide, sleeping pills are among the most commonly prescribed medications. While hypnotic agents may be helpful if used once in a while, taken too often, they may also lead to dependence. Ultimately, sleeping pills are meant for short-term use.... Read Full Answer
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Hydroxyzine belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It is thought to work by affecting certain natural substances (acetylcholine, serotonin) in your body or by acting directly on certain parts of the brain.   Common side ef... Read Full Answer
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Hydroxyzine is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Hydroxyzine is used for the short-term treatment of n... Read Full Answer
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It really depends on a lot of factors: What is the purpose of the antibiotics? If it is meant for life-saving purposes like in a hospital, missing a dose of intravenous antibiotics could mean a death sentence for the patient. Otherwise, if it i... Read Full Answer
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in many countries in the world. They can ease symptoms of moderate to severe depression, are relatively safe and typically cause fewer side effects th... Read Full Answer
Oral isotretinoin is a very effective treatment for acne. However, one of the common side effects of isotretinoin is that it causes the lips and skin to become very dry. This makes the skin more dry and sensitive. Individuals with eczema and psor... Read Full Answer