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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.
Q. What can you tell me about the after-effects of surgical anesthesia? I am a healthy 72-year-old man, still very active. Five days ago I… Read More
Q. I need help getting off Ambien. I have discovered that I am driving, cleaning the house, cooking and eating while I am “sleeping” after… Read More
Popular Home Remedies
There’s more to creating lasting health than swallowing pills, and we’re passionate about sharing these alternatives. Does your ailment require a perscription, or just a little TLC from your garden? Find out here.
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Q. My daughter is a nurse who likes to keep her Mum healthy. She recently brought me soy-based lecithin. I mix the granules into food and I’ve noticed that my nails have become very strong. All my life before this they were weak and broke and splintered easily. My knee pain has disappeared and my …Read More
- Home Remedies
Q. I’d like to share my favorite remedy for a sore throat. It’s not for everyone, but it works for me. I take any kind of juice, preferably citrus, which I mix half and half with water. Then I shake in as much cayenne pepper as I can stand. (As I said, it's not for everyone!) After shaking the b…Read More
- Home Remedies
Have you ever found yourself getting drowsy while driving? It has happened to us and it is incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths.” The C…Read More
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Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn… Listen to this Show
More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not… Listen to this Show
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.
Download this quick reference to your major health problems and treatments.
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.
Download 8 pages of natural approaches to treating colds, including zinc, vitamin C and herbs. Recipes for ginger tea, hot toddies and a powerful chicken soup.
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.
Overview Daypro is a pain reliever used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it reduces swelling and inflammation as well as alleviating pain. Side Effects and Interactions The most common side effects of Daypro involve the gastrointestin…Helps with:
Overview Viagra changed the way the world viewed impotence, now referred to as "erectile dysfunction." Although there were several medications to treat this condition before Viagra, none were available in an oral formulation. Caverject (alprostadil) has to be injected into the penis, somet…Helps with:
Overview Nitrostat is prescribed to people who suffer chest pain due to angina. It is used both for prevention and to treat an acute attack. The medication is taken by holding it under the tongue at the first sign of pain or five to ten minutes before doing anything that might precipitate angina. Si…Helps with:
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!
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 …Helps with:
Garlic is valued in many parts of the world for its pungent aroma and flavor. It is possible that garlic's biological activity and popularity in Mediterranean cuisines contribute to the healthful effects of the "Mediterranean diet." Most investigations of garlic's health benefits have considered its…Helps with:
There are nearly five hundred species of aloe, a type of plant that originated in southern Africa, near the Cape of Good Hope. The use of aloe goes back in history. There are pictures of aloe plants on some Egyptian temples. The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote of its benefits to heal wounds and tr…Helps with:
Trending Health Concerns
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Q. I have gone to a podiatrist for nail fungus several times. He has given me samples of prescription medicine that help as long as I use them. Once the medi...1794 Reads TodayRead This Post
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