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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 recording 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 and experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choices and take control of your treatment options.

Digestive Disorders

Download this guide to getting off heartburn medicine. Preventing ulcers. Effective treatments for constipation and diarrhea. Foods and drugs that cause gas.

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.

Unique Uses for Vicks

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

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Download tips for beating insomnia: foods to avoid, foods that help, herbal remedies, sleeping pills. Our sleep guide includes drugs that may cause insomnia. Sleeping problems.

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Drug Library Resources

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

  • Fluconazole

    Overview Diflucan is the first in a group of antifungal medicines that also includes Nizoral and Sporanox. It is prescribed as a single-dose treatment for vaginal yeast infections. It is also used to treat thrush and has been prescribed for cryptococcal meningitis in patients with HIV. Side Effects …

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    • Cetirizine (su-TEER-a-zeen)

      Overview Cetirizine is an antihistamine used to treat allergies such as hay fever. It alleviates symptoms of runny nose, itchy, red, watery eyes, and sneezing. Zyrtec has also been found to be helpful against hives and itching of the skin. Cetirizine works by blocking histamines released in the body…

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      • Cimetidine

        Overview Tagamet was the first of a new class of ulcer drugs, called "H2 antagonists." It works by suppressing the secretion of stomach acid, so it is also used to treat conditions of abnormal acidity such as serious heartburn as well as helping ulcers clear up rapidly. Doctors sometimes p…

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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!

        • Boswellia

          Frankincense, like myrrh, is featured in the Bible story about the three wise men visiting the infant Jesus. Like myrrh, frankincense is a resin from a tree in the family Burseraceae. (Guggul is another resin from *Boswellia carteri*, a tree in that family.) Frankincense comes from *Boswellia sacra*…

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          • Guggul

            Guggul (Goo-gall) is a resin from a tree native to India. This resin has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine, which combined it with other plant products to cleanse and rejuvenate the body, especially the blood vessels and the joints. It was also used for sore throats and digestive complaints. In C…

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            • Hawthorn

              Hawthorn is a small thorny tree with white flowers and red berries that grows in England and throughout Europe. C. laevigata is only one species; related species have slightly different chemical profiles but similar medicinal uses. Although hawthorn was known and used by the Greek physician Dioscori…

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