Migraine MedicationThe two classes of drugs that are commonly used to treat migraine headaches are Ergots and Triptans.
AntihyperlipidemicsA partial blockage of an artery in the arms or legs. It may be caused by atherosclerosis. When it occurs in a leg, it can lead to leg pain and cramping.
Peripheral Artery DiseaseA partial blockage of an artery in the arms or legs. It may be caused by atherosclerosis. When it occurs in a leg, it can lead to leg pain and cramping.
DiureticsDrugs that help decrease blood pressure by lowering the volume of blood. They can work in the kidneys by blocking the exit of salt from the filtrate.
NSAIDsA type of pain reliever. NSAIDs work by blocking the specialized proteins within the damaged cells from making prostaglandins.
AnticholinergicsDrugs often prescribed to treat both asthma and stomach ulcers. These drugs block acetylcholine from binding to its receptor.
PsychotropicsAlso known as psychiatric medications, these drugs are useful in the treatment of mental illness.
Beta-BlockersThese drugs are prescribed to treat high blood pressure. They block epinephrine and norepinephrine chemicals from binding to the beta-receptors.
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DiabetesIf left untreated, excess glucose in your bloodstream increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, or blindness.
ObesityHaving an excess of body fat; usually a body weight more than 20% above normal weight.
Oral ContraceptivesA common form of birth control. These medicines are composed of synthetic versions of estrogen and progesterone, or progestin.