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Latest Drug Side Effect Information

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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Recent Radio Shows

The People’s Pharmacy airs a weekly radio show, syndicated nationally on public radio. Each recordining is available for free for 30 days after initial air date. Older shows are available for $3 from our store. If you would like to listen live, click here to find out where you can tune in!

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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.

Osteoporosis

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

Psychological Side Effects

Download guide to which drugs change personality or cause depression? Side effects of Halcion, Prozac and Xanax. Protect your children from problems with OTC drugs.

Female Sexuality

Download information on an anti-depressant that stimulates sexuality rather than ruining it. Pros and cons of testosterone and other treatments for low libido.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Download 8 pages on symptoms of low vitamin D and ways to overcome deficiency, for children and adults. Information on avoiding vitamin D overdose and which supplements are best, all in 8 pages.

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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.

  • Nizatidine

    Overview Axid is a popular treatment for ulcers that helps them clear up rapidly. It works in part by suppressing the secretion of stomach acid by blocking histamine receptors in the digestive tract (H2 receptors). It is also used to treat the severe heartburn called reflux esophagitis, and may be p…

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    • Tramadol

      Overview Ultram is a new type of pain reliever. Although it appears to work in part by blocking opioid recepters, it is not considered a narcotic. It is prescribed for moderate to moderately severe pain, and is approximately as potent as Darvocet. Side Effects and Interactions Ultram may cause side …

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      • Lamotrigine

        Lamictal is an anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4401 Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamictal&nb…

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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!

        • Cayenne

          The Capsicum genus originated in the New World but has been adopted into cuisines around the globe. It contains as many as five species, with an untold number of variants, giving rise not only to the familiar green bell pepper, but also to paprika and a wide range of "hot peppers." The flavors of th…

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          • Pau d’Arco

            Pau d'arco, known as lapacho colorado in Argentina and Paraguay and as ipe roxo in Brazil, is a good example of the lure of the exotic. This South American native has been used medicinally by several indigenous groups. There are several species of Tabebuia, and most appear to be broad-leaved evergre…

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            • Chamomile

              Two different plants carry the common name chamomile. One of them, M. chamomilla, is sometimes referred to as Hungarian, German, or genuine chamomile to distinguish it from C. nobile, Roman or English chamomile. The older terminology for C. nobile is Anthemis nobilis. These very popular herbs are us…

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              When a person suffers from addiction, family members may feel frustrated and concerned. What does science say is the bes...

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              St. John’s Wort

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              St. John's Wort is a popular herbal treatment for depression. Download the pdf guide.

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              Blood Pressure Treatment

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              Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches t...

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