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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.
Q. I began taking meloxicam in April for inflammation. By June my stomach was so messed up I couldn't stand it. My pain doctor switched… Read More
Q. My doctor recently suggested that I should start taking metformin to help prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer. When I looked the drug up… 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. I am severely allergic to wasp stings. I have heard that drinking gin will help repel mosquitoes. I occasionally drink gin and have found this to be true. Is there something similar that you can eat or drink that will help prevent wasp attacks? Cucumber juice perhaps? I have read that wasps hate …Read More
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Q. For some time I have had increasingly bad pain in my right knee, left hip and lower back. I was getting so depressed because I was barely functioning. A friend recommended turmeric, and I decided to try it. Up to that point I had been living on way too much ibuprofen every day. Since the first tu…Read More
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Q. You told a concerned grandmother that her 16-year-old grandson's breast enlargement might be due to marijuana. I can only wonder what you were smoking! Contrary to government propaganda, marijuana has NOT been linked to breast development in anybody. Too many people's lives have been devastated b…Read More
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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
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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.
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 this guide to foods and drugs that are dangerous when combined with this blood thinner. Learn how to balance vitamin K intake.
What symptoms signal an underactive or overactive thyroid? Download the Guide to Thyroid Hormones with everything you need to know about testing, treatment, and side effects. The latest on thyroid and osteoporosis.
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.
Asmanex is used to treat and prevent asthma. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6842Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asmanex …Helps with:
Arimidex is used to treat breast cancer. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4934Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arimidex …Helps with:
Overview Cardizem CD belongs to a class of medicines called calcium channel blockers. Because of their safety and effectiveness, these drugs have helped revolutionize the treatment of angina and high blood pressure. Cardizem CD is prescribed to treat high blood pressure alone or in combination with …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!
Ginseng has been used for more than two millennia in China, where the earliest written description of its use appeared in a medical book written during the Han dynasty, before a.d. 100. At that time, the expert recommended it for "repairing the five viscera, quietening the spirit, curbing the emotio…Helps with:
Ginger is a popular seasoning for foods in many different cuisines. In China and Southeast Asia where it probably originated, it has also been put to a range of medicinal purposes. It is considered good for the digestion and beneficial against congestion. One of our favorite home remedies for colds …Helps with:
Stinging nettle is native to Europe, but it has become established in North America and now grows in Canada and throughout the United States. It is best known for its ability to provoke an impressive rash (urticaria) that stings for up to twelve hours after contact with the tiny toxic hairs of the p…Helps with:
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