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Perscription drugs help millions of people improve health outcomes each year. Unfortunately, many come with undesireable, or downright unhealthy side effects. Stay in the loop with People’s Pharmacy.

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People's Pharmacy Health Guides

In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge an experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choicesand take control of your treatment options.

Drug and Alcohol Interactions

Download guide on medications that contain alcohol & drugs that raise blood alcohol levels. Interactions with cold and allergy remedies as well as prescription medicines.


Download the 8 page guide with information on osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Headaches & Migraines

Download 8 pages about the causes of headaches. Migraine triggers, and drug and non-drug treatments for migraines and cluster headaches. Coping with menstrual migraines and sex headaches.

Unique Uses for Vicks

Download 4 pages of ways to use Vicks for toenail fungus, dandruff, cold sores, and more

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Drug Library Resources

Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been perscribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.

  • Carbamazepine

    Overview Tegretol is prescribed for the control of a variety of seizure disorders. It is also used as a special kind of pain reliever for trigeminal neuralgia which produces severe facial pain. Although the Food and Drug Administration has not approved Tegretol for other uses, doctors sometimes pres…

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    • Losartan

      Overview Cozaar is the first of a new kind of blood pressure medicine, an angiotensin II blocker. Cozaar is prescribed for high blood pressure, alone or in combination with other drugs. It appears to be less effective for African-American patients. Side Effects and Interactions People on Cozaar have…

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      • Niacin

        Niaspan is used to lower cholesterol. Full prescribing information is available at: out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: …

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        Herb Library Resources

        We’ve prepared a library of information on healthy herbs, where to find them and how to use them. Get started with the articles listed below, or click ‘View Herb Library’ to explore on your own!

        • Grapeseed

          Seeds of the fruit of the vine, once discarded as waste after the juice was pressed out for wine, have become the source of a popular dietary supplement. Grapes were first cultivated near the Caspian Sea, and their use as food and drink had spread throughout the Mediterranean world before the Bible …

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          • Dong quai

            The term "dong quai" (a Chinese name that is sometimes transliterated tang-kuei or dang-gui) refers to a plant known either as A. polymorpha var. sinensis or simply as A. sinensis. As the name suggests, this member of the celery family comes out of the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China, it…

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            • Oregon Grape

              Barberry, B. vulgaris, was highly regarded as a useful and even necessary herb in Europe from Elizabethan times and through the eighteenth century. The English settlers brought it with them to America, where they extended the name and reputation of barberry to natives of the west and Northwest. Thes…

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