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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. My 36 year old daughter told her doctor she was depressed so he prescribed Seroquel. She began hallucinating and after a month she became… Read More
Q. After my husband had a heart attack he was prescribed simvastatin. It wasn't long before I noticed a change in his cognitive function. He… Read More
Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for high blood pressure are called ACE inhibitors. These compounds help blood vessels relax and… 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.
- Alternative Health
Q. Long ago I heard about using Vicks VapoRub at bedtime on the soles of the feet to calm a nighttime cough. Recently my hubby developed a horrible deep cough that made him choke and gasp for breath. No cough suppressant he tried helped at all. Out of desperation we dug out the Vicks, applied it to …Read More
- Home Remedies
Q. I have suffered from canker sores most of my life, and those on my tongue are very painful. A few years ago, a reader told you he got relief from acid reflux by eating jalapenos. I had avoided jalapenos all my life but I gave them a try for heartburn. The peppers work very well, but the biggest s…Read More
- Alternative Health
Over eight years ago we received the following message from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column: "I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to your armpits. It is the best underarm deodorant!" This person had left home without her deodoran…Read More
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!
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
Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,… Listen to this Show
Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually… 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 information on an anti-depressant that stimulates sexuality rather than ruining it. Pros and cons of testosterone and other treatments for low libido.
Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches to blood pressure control such as diet, supplements and special foods.
Download this guide to drugs that are usually inappropriate for older people. Avoiding drug-induced forgetfulness and falls.
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.
Niaspan is used to lower cholesterol. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6144Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niaspan …Helps with:
TriLyte with flavor packs is a bowel and colon cleanser taken prior to colonoscopy. Check out Wikipedia for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilyte …Helps with:
Cosopt is a solution used to reduce intraocular pressure in those with open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension who do not respond to beta-blockers. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8551Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendl…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!
This plant, native to North American forests, has a number of popular names: bugbane, black snakeroot, rattleroot, and squaw root. It sends up graceful tall spires of white flowers; the black in its common name refers to the root or rhizome, as does cohosh, Algonquian for "rough." Native Americans p…Helps with:
Hops have been used to flavor beer for nearly a thousand years. This plant, a member of the same family as marijuana, is cultivated commercially in England, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the United States, as well as parts of South America and Australia. The part of the plant used, the cone-like …Helps with:
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:
Trending Health Concerns
We’ve got thousands of articles on health concerns from Diabetes to Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis. If you’ve got questions about a health condition, chances are we’ve got you covered. Start with the articles listed here, or click “View All Health Concerns” to see more.
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Q. My 12-year-old daughter has very large bowel movements, so large, in fact, that she quite often plugs the toilet. They are hard and dry. She has no other ...156 Reads TodayRead This Post
For decades American physicians prescribed beta blockers as a primary treatment for high blood pressure. When we checked a few years ago we discovered that 1...150 Reads TodayRead This Post
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During visits to farms, Dr. Daphne Miller discovered that family farms offer lessons for human health. What she learned ...View Product
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