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.
Medications: Benefits Versus Side Effects
Whenever taking any new medications, whether it be prescription or over the counter, it's always best to review the side effects. However, sometimes the side effects are so bad, they are not worth taking the medication to begin with. This article should help you decide.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I Take Sudafed With My Blood Pressure Medicine?
When you have a cold, the last thing you want to think about is drug-drug interactions. Fortunately, your pharmacist can help you select a product that is safe for you and will provide relief.
What's the Difference Between Generic and Brand-Name Medicine?
Lipitor or atorvastatin? Flexeril or cyclobenzaprine? Synthroid or levothyroxine or levoxyl or armour thyroid? Find out what a generic medicine is and if you should use it!
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.
Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen: Which Medication Should You Use?
This article discusses the uses of both ibuprofen and acetaminophen, as well as potential risks. Because so many drugs contain acetaminophen, accidental overdose is very common.
What Is Serotonin Syndrome? Causes and Treatment
Serotonin syndrome is a serious and potentially dangerous condtions which 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 serotonin syndrome.
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.