Category Archives: Drugs

Male Birth Control Gel on the Road to FDA Approval


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 24th, 2022

contraceptive pills 849413_960_720 300x173Reading Time: 3 minutes Women have always been put at an unfair disadvantage regarding contraception. The Birth Control Pill has been obtainable since the 1960s, but there's still no equivalent medication for men. For now, the condom is a man's best tool for contraception, but times may finally be on the verge of changing. Researchers have been working on an effective and safe male contraceptive for decades, and there is a prospective treatment on the horizon. Many women are unable to safely take birth control for health reasons. Women also have much more complicated hormonal cycles than men. Many believe that male birth control … Read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro / Cipralex) Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 11th, 2022

Escitalopram 300x300Reading Time: 10 minutes Escitalopram is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that also goes by several other brand names, including Cipralex and Lexapro. What is Escitalopram? Escitalopram belongs to a class of antidepressant medications known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and is FDA approved for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, both conditions which are most often associated with abnormally low levels of Serotonin in the bloodstream. SSRIs like Escitalopram prevent Serotonin from being reabsorbed as quickly, allowing them to remain active in the space between neurons for a more extended period. This medication is approved for patients twelve years … Read more »

Tadalafil (Cialis) Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 30th, 2022

Cialis tablets 300x300Reading Time: 9 minutes Tadalafil (Cialis) belongs to a class of medications known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, or simply PDE5s. What is Tadalafil? Sildenafil belongs to this pharmaceutical class as well. Most patients know these two drugs like Cialis (Tadalafil) and Viagra (Sildenafil). Tadalafil is primarily used as an Erectile Dysfunction medication. Still, it can also be used to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a condition in which the arteries which carry blood from the heart to the lungs are excessively constricted, causing blood to flow through the region at abnormally high pressure. When Tadalafil is prescribed as an Erectile Dysfunction treatment, it is … Read more »

Vardenafil (Levitra) Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 23rd, 2021

Levitra testosteroneReading Time: 10 minutes What is Vardenafil? Vardenafil is one of the three primary Erectile Dysfunction medications available in the United States and is sold under the brand name Levitra in the United States. In Italy, the product is known as Vivanza, and in India, it is known as Staxyn. How Does Vardenafil Work? Like its cousins, Sildenafil (Viagra) and Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil is what is known as a PDE5 Inhibitor. PDE5 inhibitors increase blood flow to the penis by encouraging the relaxation of muscles within the organ which restrict blood flow, which leads to an erection. What Causes an Erection? To put it … Read more »

Tamoxifen Citrate


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 31st, 2021

Tamoflaxen Citrate 300x240Reading Time: 10 minutes   Tamoxifen Citrate What is Tamoxifen? Tamoxifen is an orally administered medication, which is one of the most essential medicines used in the treatment of breast cancer around the world. Because of its importance, and the prevalence of breast cancer around the globe, Tamoxifen is included in the WHO's List of Essential Medicines, those which are considered absolutely necessary to provide basic care to patients. How Does Tamoxifen Work? Tamoxifen is a medication that limits the activity of Estrogen in the breast tissue. When Tamoxifen is taken, it is broken down into a compound known as 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which then travels … Read more »

Testosterone Cypionate Guide for Treatment of Low T Symptoms


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 27th, 2021

Testosterone cypionateReading Time: 11 minutes Article by Dr. White, Audio by Professor J.K. The Best Testosterone Cypionate for Hypogonadism Treatment Testosterone Cypionate is one of the many forms of Bio-Identical Testosterone Replacement Therapy available in the United States and it is considered one of the best. In particular, Testosterone Cypionate is a form of Injectable Testosterone Therapy. As the majority of Testosterone Injections, Testosterone Cypionate is delivered intramuscularly (IM injections), where it is slowly absorbed by the human body. Can low Testosterone cause anxiety and depression? One of the most important clinical discoveries about low Testosterone replacement is that it can help fight depression and … Read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro / Cipralex) Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 24th, 2021

medic 563425_640 300x200Reading Time: 10 minutes What is Escitalopram? Escitalopram is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that also goes by many other brand names, including Cipralex and Lexapro. Escitalopram belongs to a class of antidepressant medications known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and is FDA approved for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, both conditions which are most often associated with abnormally low levels of Serotonin in the bloodstream. SSRIs like Escitalopram prevent Serotonin from being reabsorbed as quickly, allowing them to remain active in the space between neurons for a more extended period. This medication is approved for patients twelve years … Read more »

Tamoxifen Citrate Guide


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on October 22nd, 2021

Estrogen therapy solutions 150x150Reading Time: 10 minutes What is Tamoxifen? Tamoxifen is an orally administered medication which is one of the most important drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer around the world. Because of its importance, and the prevalence of breast cancer around the globe, Tamoxifen is included in the WHO's List of Essential Medicines or those which are considered absolutely necessary to provide primary care to patients. How Does Tamoxifen Work? Tamoxifen is a medication which limits the activity of Estrogen in the breast tissue. When Tamoxifen is taken, it is broken down into a compound known as 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which then travels through the … Read more »