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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here.
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT
A recent study concludes that acetaminophen might reduce our ability to empathize with someone who is having a positive experience.
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:00:00 GMT
Concerta and Adderall are both medications that can help treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects in this article.
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Naproxen is a common drug people use to treat pain and swelling. This article provides an overview of naproxen, including how it works, its uses, dosages, and possible risks and side effects.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Tamiflu is a prescription drug that doctors sometimes use to treat the influenza, or flu, virus. In this article, learn about the possible side effects and risks in children.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Most people’s body weight fluctuates over time, but rapid weight gain can sometimes indicate a medical issue. In this article, learn about which conditions can cause rapid weight gain as well as when to see a doctor.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Vitamin B complex refers to the eight B vitamins. In this article, we take a closer look at each of these vitamins, the benefits of B-complex supplements, who should use them, and side effects.
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 02:00:00 GMT
Ulcerative colitis medications include corticosteroids and immunomodulators. Other medical and natural treatments, such as surgery or nutrition, may also help. Learn more here.
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Differences in genes and structures of nerve cells that make and use serotonin could explain why some people with major depression do not respond to SSRIs.
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Many pregnant women take a combination of doxylamine (Unisom) and vitamin B-6 for morning sickness. These two medications are also available as a combination drug called Diclegis. Despite some concerns, extensive research shows that taking doxylamine and vitamin B-6 during pregnancy is safe. Learn more here.
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Federal regulators have approved the use of the new prescription nasal spray drug esketamine for depression that has not responded to other treatments.
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen.
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here.
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT
Artemisinin, a compound in the sweet wormwood plant, may have potential in future cancer treatments. Research is still underway. This article looks at recent investigations into artemisinin and cancer.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Warfarin is a blood thinner that can be more effective when restricting foods that are vitamin K-rich. Examples of these include broccoli and asparagus. Learn more about foods to avoid on the warfarin diet here.
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 17:00:00 GMT
There is a variety of medications that can help manage bipolar disorder, including mood-stabilizers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Learn more about these and other drugs in this article.
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Doctors mainly prescribe amlodipine (Norvasc) to treat people with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and angina. It is generally a safe and effective drug, but it may cause side effects in some people. Learn more here.
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMT
Noxzema is an anti-acne cream designed to clear pimples. In this article, we look at whether Noxzema products can also help with eczema, and we discuss the research, risks, and alternatives.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Augmentin and amoxicillin are similar antibiotics that doctors prescribe to treat bacterial infections. Learn about their differences and possible side effects in this article.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Some people use supplements of biotin, or vitamin B-7, to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, risks, and alternatives to biotin for psoriasis.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Hepatitis C medications include Epclusa, Daklinsa, and Mavyret. The most effective medications may vary depending on the type of hepatitis C virus a person has. Learn more here.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate are different salt forms of metoprolol. Both drugs are beta-blockers that doctors prescribe to treat several cardiovascular conditions. However, despite being similar, they do have some different uses. Learn more here.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Dermalex is an over-the-counter treatment that people can use for psoriasis. There is a lack of scientific studies to support its effectiveness. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and side effects of Dermalex and discuss alternative treatments for psoriasis.


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