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Do Clinical Trials Support the Use of Favipiravir Therapy for Covid-19 Management?

Favipiravir is a drug of choice for the systematic treatment of influenza cases. Favipiravir actively challenges the proliferation cycle of RNA viruses; however, this drug fails to produce its therapeutic effects in many scenarios associated with competitive inhibition by purine nucleosides.

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Benefits Versus Side Effects of Medication

When taking any new medications (whether prescription or over-the-counter), it's always best to review the side effects. However, sometimes the side effects are so bad that they are not worth taking the medication to begin with. Here's how to decide.

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Why Didn’t the New Miracle Drug Work for Me? Statistical, Practical, and Clinical Significance

Because a treatment is shown to be statistically significant doesn't necessarily indicate it will have a meaningful effect for patients. This is best tested through practical and clinical significance

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What Does It Mean if My Medication Is Not FDA-Approved?

Have you been told that your medication is not FDA-approved? Does that mean it's illegal? Or dangerous? Some meds on the market today never passed the FDA review.

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What's the Difference Between Flonase and Flonase Sensimist?

What's the difference between Flonase and Flonase Sensimist? Is one better or more effective than the other? Read this article, written by a community pharmacist.

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What Is the Difference Between Generic and Branded Medications?

If you’ve ever had a prescription filled, chances are you’ve been asked if you would like the generic brand. Read on to find out what the difference is between generic versus branded medications.

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Debunking the Myth That Generic Drugs Are Inferior to Brand-Name Drugs

Generic drugs are comparable to brand-name drugs in all areas. They both have the same active ingredients, intended use, route of administration, strength, dosage form, quality, and performance.

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Can I Take Sudafed With My Blood Pressure Medicine?

When you have a cold, the last thing you want to think about is drug-to-drug interactions. Fortunately, your pharmacist can help you select a product that is safe for you and will provide relief.

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Can My Child Use Adult Ibuprofen?

With so many kinds of ibuprofen on the market, it can be confusing to determine which one to buy. Which ones are appropriate for children? What are the age limits? Are they really that different?

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Advil PM to Fall Asleep

Many people want to get the most done each day as possible. That means that stopping your routine to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night is almost impossible. As more people turn to drugs to help them sleep, you start to wonder: Is it safe to take Advil PM to sleep? Learn about the pros and cons below.

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Neuromuscular Blockers: Vecuronium and Rocuronium

Vecuronium and rocuronium are commonly used neuromuscular blockers. The medical professionals who use them may call them "paralytics" or "muscle relaxants." Here's what you need to know.

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Levoxyl: Side Effects of Levothyroxine

Levoxyl is a thyroid hormone tablet used to replace the most active form of thyroid hormone (T4) that your body produces when your thyroid gland does not produce enough. Learn about the side effects.

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Vicodin vs. Lortab vs. Norco for Pain

Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco are common prescription medications for pain. This article compares the ingredients and offers suggestions for deciding which might be appropriate in various circumstances.

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What Is Serotonin Syndrome? Causes and Treatment

Serotonin syndrome is a serious and potentially dangerous condition that may result from interactions between certain prescription drugs. In this article, a pharmacist briefly explains the nature of serotonin syndrome, what causes it, and how to avoid it.

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How to Fill Your Medication While on Vacation

Getting ready to go on vacation? Planning a week or two away from home? Filling your medications while you are away can be a concern. Here are suggestions from an experienced pharmacist.

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How to Get More Refills and Avoid Running Out of Your Prescription

Why do prescriptions run out of refills? And when they do, what do you do about it? As a pharmacist, I am aware that this is a frustrating problem for many people. Here's what to do.

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What Is Naltrexone?

What is naltrexone? As a pharmacist, I'm frequently asked about this medication, as well as many others.

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What Are MAO Inhibitors: A Beginner's Guide

What is an MAO inhibitor? What does it treat, how does it work, and what are the risks associated with taking it?

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Prescription Muscle Relaxers List

Prescription muscle relaxers have a broad range of uses, both for acute and chronic illnesses. In this article, a pharmacist presents all of the available prescription muscle relaxers.

List of Prescription Migraine Medicines

Which migraine medicine do you prefer? Struggling to choose? A summary of the available prescription medications used to treat migraine headaches. Both preventative and acute treatments are discussed.