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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT
A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson's, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, along with the risks, side effects, and warnings that go with them.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT
There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed.
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT
People cannot usually overdose on cough drops. But cough lozenges can sometimes cause negative symptoms, and this can be worrying. Menthol is normally the key ingredient of cough drops and can result in problems if too much is consumed. Learn here about cough drops and how much menthol it takes to overdose.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT
A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa and sulfite allergies differ, and about symptoms and treatment.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Researchers claim that taking the common anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen every day from the age of 55 could prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Researchers reveal that two classes of medication used to treat hypertension could raise blood pressure variability, which may increase the risk of death.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Many people with asthma wonder if inhalers are still safe to use after their expiry date. Learn about medication expiry dates and possible side effects.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Taking medications can mean other substances, such as alcohol, are more dangerous. Mixing benadryl and alcohol has several distinct dangers to be aware of.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMT
Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT
We examine what impact metformin might have on weight loss, how this drug is used to treat diabetes, and whether or not it helps people to lose weight.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT
A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT
In this article, we take a look at nine types of pills and supplements that are proposed to help support weight loss, examining the evidence for each one.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Antiemetic drugs help ease symptoms of nausea or vomiting. Learn about what medications are available to treat different causes of nausea.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT
BPH is a condition often treated with a drug called Flomax. A number of alternatives can help people with BPH relieve their symptoms and feel better.
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Learn all about clenbuterol, a drug that many people use illegally as a weight-loss and bodybuilding agent. This article looks at its uses and risks.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT
In a 26-week phase II clinical trial for type 2 diabetes patients, glycemic control using semaglutide in pill form was better than using a placebo.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Breakthrough pain is a type of pain that may occur in those who experience chronic pain. A sudden, intense spike of pain can happen after a sudden movement, coughing, or other activities. Some drugs can help control it, but they bring risks of their own. Find out more about coping with breakthrough pain.
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Forskolin is a weight loss supplement that recently experienced a surge in popularity, but does it really work? We look at the benefits and risks.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The prevalence of prescription opioid use increased from 4.1% of US adults in 1999-2000 to 6.8% in 2013-2014, according to a recent Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety study.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma.
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT
After just 11 minutes of mindfulness training, heavy drinkers drank less in the following week than peers who underwent relaxation training, study found.
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
There are many potential causes for dizziness, and it can cause a lot of distress and disorientation in daily life. Fortunately, there is a wide range of remedies and medicines that can help to resolve dizziness safely. This MNT Knowledge Center article explains how to prevent and manage dizziness effectively.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Chronic marijuana users show lower subjective stress and salivary cortisol levels than non-users when placed under two stress conditions, study finds.


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