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8 Medications with Surprising Secondary Uses

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Published on Mar 25, 2018

Sometimes medications that were developed to treat one condition can end up being useful for seemingly unrelated ailments.

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Sources:
Dextromethorphan
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Memantine
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/arti...
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topic...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...

Naltrexone
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-ass...
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/artic...

Sildenafil
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
http://www.phauk.org/treatment-for-pu...

Spironolactone
http://www.internationaljournalofcard...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...
http://www.academia.edu/13992257/Vand...
https://academic.oup.com/endo/article...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Propranolol
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...

Minoxidil
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...
https://www.hshairclinic.co.uk/hair-l...
https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/24...

Bimatoprost
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseas...
https://www.latisse.com/AboutLatisse....
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsa...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
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