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How Long Does Ambien Stay in Your System?
Mar 8, 2019

How Does Ambien Work? Ambien is a brand name for the drug zolpidem. It is indicated for use in the short-term to help induce sleep and is the most commonly prescribed medication for insomnia.1  Ambien belongs to a group of medications known as “z-drugs” because of the spelling/pronunciation of their chemical names (the other two […]

Gabapentin vs. Lyrica: Comparing the Differences
Feb 11, 2019

How Do These Drugs Work? Lyrica vs Gabapentin Lyrica is the brand name for the drug pregabalin, and gabapentin is the name of the medication that is used in drugs such as Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant. All of these drugs are prescribed as anticonvulsant or antiepileptic medications. Pregabalin and gabapentin are structurally similar to the […]

Gabapentin Withdrawal Symptoms, Signs & Side Effects
Feb 6, 2019

What Is Gabapentin? Gabapentin (marketed under the trade names Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat partial seizures, postherpetic neuralgia, and other types of neuropathic pain. The Horizant extended-release formulation is approved for the treatment of restless leg syndrome.1 Though gabapentin abuse is relatively uncommon, studies have documented its misuse. Gabapentin […]

Comparing GHB to GBL: What Are the Similarities and Differences?
Oct 12, 2018

GHB and GBL are two closely related drugs. They are often used recreationally in club settings to achieve a euphoric, disinhibiting effect and by bodybuilders to promote production of a growth hormone. What Is GHB? Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is found naturally – in small amounts – in human cells. It is a neurotransmitter and also affects […]

How Long Does GHB Stay in Your System?
Oct 12, 2018

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, is a central nervous system depressant drug that is often used at parties or in clubs. It comes in the form of a colorless liquid or white powder and is ingested orally. Known as a date rape drug, GHB is often dissolved in alcoholic drinks and given to people without them knowing. […]

Trazodone Vs. Ambien: Uses, Side Effects, and Comparison
Oct 11, 2018

The term insomnia is a descriptive word as opposed to a formal medical term that is used to describe problems with sleep. Insomnia can be used to describe difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night at some point and being unable to go back to sleep, and significant issues with fatigue and sleepiness after […]

Dangers of Mixing Baclofen and Alcohol
Oct 10, 2017

You may be familiar with baclofen as its brand name Lioresal. This drug is a central nervous system depressant, most often used as a skeletal muscle relaxant to treat conditions like spasticity. This drug may seem like an odd choice for someone chasing a high, as research has shown that it produces no euphoric feeling, […]

Dangers of Mixing Clonidine and Alcohol
May 3, 2017

Combining prescription medications with alcohol can have serious side effects. This is especially the case if the drug used and alcohol have similar effects. One example of a medication abused along with alcohol is clonidine. What Is Clonidine? Clonidine isn’t a scheduled substance because it’s primary purpose is to treat hypertension, and it’s not abused […]

Carisoprodol (Soma) Addiction, Side Effects & Treatment
May 5, 2016

Carisoprodol, also known by the brand name Soma, is a prescription skeletal muscle relaxant. It is typically prescribed to relieve pain caused by muscle injuries like strains and sprains. This drug comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, often several times a day when treating an injury. This medication is typically combined with […]

Lunesta (Eszopiclone) Side Effects, Addiction & Dangers
May 3, 2016

What Is Lunesta? Lunesta, the brand name for generic drug eszopiclone, is a hypnotic, non-benzodiazepine prescription medication used to treat insomnia. Much like Ambien, Lunesta can cause serious side effects, especially when paired with alcohol or when taken in larger-than-prescribed doses. The medication can be habit-forming and addictive. It is very important for individuals who […]

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