Millions of medicines are taken every year by human beings—but how many of us know how they actually work? Why they can be dangerous, and why is it important to take them as prescribed?
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.
There are a lot of over-the-counter choices to treat allergies. Learn the differences between Allegra and Claritin, Benadryl and Sudafed, and Flonase and Afrin. Don't let allergies ruin your day!
For over a month, people across the US have been wondering what happened to the supply of atenolol, a drug commonly used to control blood pressure. Learn about the shortage and what options you have
This article covers information and resources about immunizations for adults to help prevent diseases such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, and tetanus.
Prescription muscle relaxers have a broad ranges of uses, both for acute and chronic illness. In this article, a pharmacist presents all of the currently available prescription muscle relaxers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is naltrexone? As a pharmacist, I'm frequently asked about this medication, as well as many others.
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
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.
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.
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.