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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT
There are four major types of anxiety medication as well as other drugs that a doctor may prescribe off-label. Learn about how they work and the possible side effects here.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Emergen-C is a dietary supplement that claims to support the immune system. Some people take it to treat colds. We look at whether Emergen-C works or not.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Methylprednisolone and prednisone are medications that can treat certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, by reducing inflammation in the body. Learn about the differences between these corticosteroids here.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Anticholinergic drugs can help treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In this article, learn about the different types of anticholinergic drugs and their possible side effects.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Doctors sometimes prescribe methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but it can lead to folic acid deficiencies. Learn more about managing this and other side effects.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here.
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Doctors usually prescribe bronchodilators for COPD but may recommend steroids for severe symptoms. In this article, learn about the types of steroid medications available, as well as how they work, whether they are effective, and if there are any risks or side effects.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Cromolyn sodium is a widely available medication for preventing and treating nasal allergies, such as hay fever and pet or dust allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works by preventing the release of histamines in the nose. Learn more here.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here.
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Diarrhea is common in Crohn’s disease and can come on suddenly, greatly interfering with a person’s daily life. Here, we look at the different anti-diarrheal medications that may help people with Crohn’s who experience diarrhea.
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red.
Sat, 29 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Drugs that are currently used for cancer may thwart cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, according to a new study.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Meclizine oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat vertigo (a condition that causes you to feel like you or the room is spinning). Meclizine oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Learn about meclizine’s side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
The sumatriptan oral tablet (Imitrex) is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Paroxetine oral tablets are used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. This prescription medication is available in immediate-release and extended-release forms. It’s also available as both a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva. Learn about side effects, dosage, warnings, and more.
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Tramadol and hydrocodone are opioid medications that doctors prescribe for pain. Here, learn their uses, possible risks, and the differences between them.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects, and a person may be able to control their blood sugar by making lifestyle changes involving diet and exercise. Learn more here.
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may require caution depending on their ingredients, such as those containing alcohol. Learn more about the impact of using NyQuil while breastfeeding.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:00:00 GMT
Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful. They both have side effects and interactions with other drugs. Learn more about the difference between Tramadol and Vicodin.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Cipro is an antibiotic that doctors use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). For Cipro to work, people must take the full course of the drug and follow their doctor's instructions. But some people may be at risk of severe side effects if they take Cipro, and they may need to consider alternatives. Learn more here.
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Many doctors recommend that women avoid taking ibuprofen when they are pregnant, so people may wonder if this drug is safe to take while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety, risks, and considerations of taking ibuprofen while breastfeeding. We also discuss other pain relievers and natural treatments.


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