Category : Medications & Drugs : Health & Medical

How to Take Black Cohosh

Medications & Drugs
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa) is often used in combination with other herbs to help relieve the discomfort of menopause or for other menstrual disorders. Known also as black snakeroot, macrotys, rattleweed, rattleroot, bugort and bugbane, this herb has been in use for centuri

Vitamin A Side Effects

Medications & Drugs
Vitamins are essential to a health body. However, even too much of a good thing may be harmful. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A is 2,600 IU for children and up to 5,000 for adults. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes healthy skin, hair, bones and aids in repairing ti

How Chantix Works

Medications & Drugs
How Smoking WorksWhen you smoke, the nicotine in the cigarette enters your body and makes its way to receptors in your brain. When these receptors receive the nicotine, they tell the brain to release a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is one of the chemicals in the brain that causes you...

Classes of Narcotics

Medications & Drugs
In the legal system, narcotics refer to illegal drugs that have a high potential for abuse. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) divides drugs into classifications based on potential for abuse and medical use. These categories are referred to as "Schedules" and range from schedule I to...