Bulas and Medicines 2022, December

Common Reações of the Flu Vaccine (and How to Relieve)

Common Reações of the Flu Vaccine (and How to Relieve)

The most common reactions to the flu vaccine include pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, as well as fever, muscle pain, and headache, which usually occur within a few hours of receiving the vaccine. These reactions are mild and usually improve in 2 to 3 days, without needing any specific treatment.

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Zolpidem: what it is for, how to use it and side effects

Zolpidem: what it is for, how to use it and side effects

Zolpidem is a drug that belongs to a group of drugs known as imidazopyridines, which is usually indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Treatment with Zolpidem should not last long, as there is a risk of dependence and tolerance if used for a long time.

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Influenza vaccine: who can take it, reações (and dúcommon lives)

Influenza vaccine: who can take it, reações (and dúcommon lives)

The flu vaccine protects against the different types of the Influenza virus, including the H3N2, which are responsible for the development of the flu. However, as these viruses undergo many mutations over time, they become increasingly resistant and, therefore, the vaccine needs to be updated every year to protect against new forms of the virus.

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Semaglutide: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Semaglutide: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic or Rybelsus, is a drug indicated to increase insulin levels, balancing blood sugar levels, which helps to control type 2 diabetes and avoid complications of the disease, such as heart attack or stroke. In addition, semaglutide can also be recommended to help with weight loss.

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Does Sertraline make you lose weight or gain weight?

Does Sertraline make you lose weight or gain weight?

Sertraline is not recommended for weight loss treatments. However, one of the most common effects with the use of the drug is nausea and loss of appetite, which can cause a reduction in food intake, promoting weight loss. As a drug that increases the availability of serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for mood balance, sertraline is indicated to treat situations such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Oscillococcinum: what é, what it is for and how to take it

Oscillococcinum: what é, what it is for and how to take it

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy indicated for the treatment of flu states, which helps to relieve general flu symptoms, such as fever, headache, chills and muscle pain throughout the body. This remedy is produced from diluted extracts of duck heart and liver, and was developed based on the healing law of homeopathy:

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Cobavital: what is it for and how to take it

Cobavital: what is it for and how to take it

Cobavital is a remedy that has two substances in its composition, cobamamide and cyproheptadine hydrochloride, which act by stimulating the production of muscle mass and increased appetite, being normally indicated for anorexia, convalescence or delay in child growth.

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Dipyrone: what it is for, how to use it and side effects

Dipyrone: what it is for, how to use it and side effects

Dipyrone, also known as dipyrone monohydrate or dipyrone sodium, is an analgesic and antipyretic remedy, which acts by reducing the production of substances in the body responsible for causing pain or fever and, therefore, is indicated to lower fever.

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Quadriderm: what the ointment and cream are for

Quadriderm: what the ointment and cream are for

Quadriderm is an ointment with betamethasone, gentamicin, tolnaftate and clioquinol, widely used to treat skin infections such as acne, herpes or tinea infections, for example, and can be purchased in conventional pharmacies with a prescription.

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Kaloba: what it is for, dosage, how to take it and side effects

Kaloba: what it is for, dosage, how to take it and side effects

Kaloba is a natural remedy, which contains the extract of the roots of the Pelargonium sidoides plant, rich in substances such as flavonoids, polyphenols, sterins and hydroxylated coumarins, which help to fight viral or bacterial acute respiratory infections such as the common cold.

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Acetylcisteína: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Acetylcisteína: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Acetylcysteine, or N-acetylcysteine, is an expectorant drug that acts by fluidizing the secretions produced in the lungs, facilitating their elimination from the airways, being indicated for the treatment of productive cough, which is characterized by excessive production of phlegm, especially in cases of acute or chronic bronchitis, pneumonia or pulmonary emphysema, for example.

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Conceive plus: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Conceive plus: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Conception Plus lubricant is a product that provides the optimal conditions necessary for conception, as it does not impair sperm function, leading to the creation of a favorable environment for pregnancy, in addition to facilitating intimate contact, making it more comfortable, because it decreases vaginal dryness.

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Prednisolone: ​​what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Prednisolone: ​​what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Prednisolone is an anti-inflammatory steroid, indicated for the treatment of problems such as rheumatism, hormonal changes, collagenosis, infections, allergies and skin and eye problems, as well as being used in the treatment of cancer. This medication is available in the form of tablets, oral suspension or drops and can be purchased at pharmacies, upon presentation of a prescription.

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Torsilax: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Torsilax: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Torsilax is a medicine that contains carisoprodol, sodium diclofenac and caffeine in its composition that act by causing muscle relaxation and decreasing inflammation of bones, muscles and joints. The caffeine present in the Torsilax formula enhances the relaxing and anti-inflammatory effect of carisoprodol and diclofenac.

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Indux: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Indux: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Indux is a remedy indicated for the treatment of female infertility because it has clomiphene citrate in its composition, which is a substance capable of stimulating ovulation in women who do not ovulate. Before starting treatment with Indux, it is important that the exams indicated by the gynecologist are carried out to exclude other possible causes of infertility in women and the effectiveness of other treatments.

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Octreotide: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Octreotide: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Octreotide is a synthetic protein, similar to the somatostatin hormone, which is naturally produced by the body, indicated for the treatment of acromegaly, a condition in which there is excessive production of growth hormone (GH), as it acts by inhibiting the growth hormone.

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Enxak: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Enxak: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Enxak is a remedy indicated for acute attacks of migraine or headache of vascular origin, as it has in its composition dihydroergotamine mesylate and dipyrone that cause a narrowing of blood vessels in the brain and an analgesic effect, reducing pain.

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Throat lozenges (irritated, inflamed and painful)

Throat lozenges (irritated, inflamed and painful)

Throat lozenges, such as Benalet or Ciflogex, can help relieve pain, irritation or inflammation in the throat, as they contain local anesthetics, antiseptics or anti-inflammatories. In addition, some lozenges also help relieve irritating cough, which is often the cause of sore throat.

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Bisoltussin (dextromethorphan): what is it for and how to take it

Bisoltussin (dextromethorphan): what is it for and how to take it

Bisoltussin is a remedy that serves to relieve dry and irritating cough, caused by flu, cold or allergies, for example. This remedy has in its composition dextromethorphan hydrobromide, an antitussive and expectorant compound, which acts in the center of the cough, inhibiting it, which provides moments of relief and facilitates breathing.

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Cetirizine: what it is for, how to take it and possible side effects

Cetirizine: what it is for, how to take it and possible side effects

Cetirizine is an antiallergic that works by reducing the production of histamine in the body, a substance responsible for allergy symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy eyes or skin, and can be used to treat allergy or to relieve cold symptoms, for example.

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What is it for and how to use Vicks VapoRub

What is it for and how to use Vicks VapoRub

Vicks Vaporub is a balm that contains in its formula menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil that relax muscles and soothe cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough, helping to recover faster. Because it contains camphor, this balm should not be used on children under 2 years of age or by people with respiratory problems such as asthma, as the airways are more sensitive and can become inflamed, making breathing difficult.

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Amoxicillin: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Amoxicillin: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, from urinary tract infections, to tonsillitis or ear infections, as it is a substance capable of eliminating different types of bacteria. Normally amoxicillin is indicated for the treatment of:

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Vaccina trí viral plice: what is it for, when to take it and side effects

Vaccina trí viral plice: what is it for, when to take it and side effects

The triple viral vaccine, also popularly known as "triviral vaccine", is a vaccine that is part of the vaccination schedule and is administered from 12 months onwards to protect against 3 viral diseases: Measles; Mumps; Rubella.

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Novalgina for children: what it is for, how to use it and side effects

Novalgina for children: what it is for, how to use it and side effects

Novalgina for children is an analgesic and antipyretic remedy, which contains dipyrone monohydrate in its composition, which acts by reducing the production of substances in the body responsible for causing pain or fever and, therefore, is indicated to lower fever and relieve pain in infants and children over 3 months of age.

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Tetracycline: what is it for and how to use it

Tetracycline: what is it for and how to use it

Tetracycline, also called tetracycline hydrochloride, is an antimicrobial drug indicated for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria sensitive to this substance, such as Chlamydia sp., Mycoplasma spp., Treponema sp., Vibrio sp., Clostridium sp.

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Cefalexin: what is it for (and how to take it)

Cefalexin: what is it for (and how to take it)

Cefalexin is an antibiotic of the cephalosporin class, which can be used for respiratory, genitourinary, skin, soft tissue, bone or joint infections, and should always be used with medical indication, as incorrect use can cause bacterial resistance to the antibiotic's effect.

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Furosemide (Lasix): what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Furosemide (Lasix): what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Frosemide is a drug indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension and for the treatment of swelling due to disorders of the heart, liver, kidneys or burns, due to its diuretic and antihypertensive effect. This medication is available in pharmacies in generic or under the trade names Lasix or Neosemid, in pills or injection, and can be purchased for a price of around 5 to 14 reais, depending on whether the person chooses the brand or generic, requiring the pre

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10 remédios that cannot be taken before surgery

10 remédios that cannot be taken before surgery

For the surgery to take place with less risk and for the recovery to be faster, it is important to follow the doctor's instructions regarding the continuity of certain treatments, since in some cases, it is necessary to suspend the use of certain medicines, especially those that facilitate the risk of bleeding or bring about some type of hormonal decompensation, such as acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel, anticoagulants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or some medicines fo

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5-HTP: what é, what it is for and how to take it

5-HTP: what é, what it is for and how to take it

5-HTP, also known as 5-hydroxytryptophan, is a type of amino acid that is naturally produced by the body and is used in the process of producing serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that facilitates the transmission of electrical signals between nerve cells and contributes to good mood.

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Agar-agar: what é, what it is for and how to take it

Agar-agar: what é, what it is for and how to take it

Agar-agar is a microalgae that has a thickening, gelling and stabilizing property that can be used in recipes to give greater consistency to desserts or in the preparation of vegetable jellies, for example. Thus, due to its properties and the fact that it is rich in fiber and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, iron, chlorine and iodine, cellulose and proteins, agar-agar can help in the process of losing weight and regulating the functioning of the intestine.

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6 remédios that can cause weight gain

6 remédios that can cause weight gain

Some drugs such as antidepressants, antiallergics or corticosteroids, especially when used long term, can cause side effects that, over time, can cause weight gain. The causes of weight gain caused by these drugs are not yet fully understood, however, it is believed that in most cases they are related to increased appetite, fluid retention or the appearance of tiredness excessive that impairs the practice of physical activities.

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CáEggplant capsule

CáEggplant capsule

The eggplant capsule is a food supplement that is indicated in the treatment of cholesterol, atherosclerosis, liver and bile duct problems, as it helps to reduce or regulate cholesterol, to reduce the formation of fatty plaques inside the arteries and increasing bile secretion.

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Physiological serumógico: what é, what it is for and 7 ways to use it

Physiological serumógico: what é, what it is for and 7 ways to use it

Saline solution is a solution that contains 0.9% sodium chloride, a type of s alt, and sterile water, similar to the concentration of sodium in blood and other body fluids, such as tears and sweat, for example. Generally, saline solution is used in large volumes to infuse into a vein in hospitals in cases of decreased fluid or s alt in the body, or in small amounts to dilute medicines to be applied to the vein or muscle.

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Human antirrrábica vaccine: when to take it, doses and side effects

Human antirrrábica vaccine: when to take it, doses and side effects

The human rabies vaccine is indicated for the prevention of rabies in children and adults, and can be administered before and after exposure to the virus, which is transmitted through the bite of a dog or other animals infected by the rabies virus.

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Paracetamol: what it is for, how to take it and when to avoid it

Paracetamol: what it is for, how to take it and when to avoid it

Paracetamol is an analgesic and antipyretic, which is very suitable for lowering fever or relieving mild to moderate pain, especially in situations of flu or cold. Acetaminophen is also widely used to relieve toothache, backache, osteoarthritis, or menstrual cramps.

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Diosmin hesperidin: what is it for and how to take it

Diosmin hesperidin: what is it for and how to take it

Diosmin hesperidin are flavonoids extracted from citrus fruits that act on the circulatory system, normalizing and increasing the resistance of blood vessels, being indicated for the treatment of circulatory problems such as varicose veins, venous insufficiency or hemorrhoids, for example.

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How to take Equinácea in Cácapsules

How to take Equinácea in Cácapsules

Echinacea purpurea is a herbal medicine, made with the plant Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, which helps to increase the body's defenses, preventing and fighting the onset of colds, for example. This remedy is taken orally, being most effective when taken from the onset of the first symptoms of the infection.

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How to take Thames 20

How to take Thames 20

The Thames 20 is a combined contraceptive pill that contains 75 mcg gestodene and 20 mcg ethinylestradiol, two synthetic female hormones that prevent the development of a pregnancy. In addition, this pill also helps to reduce the intensity of bleeding and is recommended for women suffering from iron deficiency anemia.

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Diane 35: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Diane 35: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Diane 35 is a drug used to treat female hormonal disorders that contains 2.0 mg of cyproterone acetate and 0.035 mg of ethinylestradiol, which are substances that reduce the production of hormones responsible for ovulation and changes of cervical secretion.

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Píday-after squid Diad: how to take it and side effects

Píday-after squid Diad: how to take it and side effects

Diad is a morning-after pill used in an emergency to prevent pregnancy, after intimate contact without a condom, or when there is suspicion of failure of the contraceptive method routinely used. It is important to note that this remedy is not abortifacient and does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

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