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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. Wow. After reading dozens of other posts to this website I can't believe so many others know what this is like. My sex drive is slightly above average. My boyfriend's is well below average. Other than the lack of sex my relationship is perfect. I wish this one thing didn't hurt so much. We're bot…Read More
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Q. Several months ago I started taking 160 mg/day of saw palmetto extract to slow the progression of male pattern baldness. To my surprise, the regimen seems to work. There is less hair in the bathroom sink and I have noticed new growth on the temples. I haven't experienced any noticeable side effec…Read More
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Ask a group of senior citizens about their experience with cod liver oil and you are likely to see them wrinkling their noses at the distasteful memory. People of a certain age were frequently dosed as children with cod liver oil in the winter time. Going back hundreds of years, mothers in northern …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 this guide to getting off heartburn medicine. Preventing ulcers. Effective treatments for constipation and diarrhea. Foods and drugs that cause gas.
Download 8 pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood sugar and a wealth of details on non-drug approaches such as diet, supplements and special foods.
Download the guide to which drugs increase nutrient requirements -- and which, like Synthroid or tetracycline, are inactivated by common supplements like iron or calcium.
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.
Xalatan is an eye solution used to control glaucoma. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=537Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xalatan…Helps with:
Overview This acne medication is available in cream, gel and liquid formulations in various strengths. It is very effective in cases of mild or moderate acne, and that is the only condition for which the FDA has approved its use. However, doctors also prescribe Retin-A to smooth the fine wrinkling a…Helps with:
Differin is a topical medication used to treat acne. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4242Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differin …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:
Valerian is a perennial plant that grows readily in Europe, North America, and northern Asia. A number of related species have been used by herbalists throughout history, but the exact kinds and amounts of chemical constituents vary. Valeriana officinalis is the plant used medicinally in Europe, and…Helps with:
This small evergreen is one of several juniper species native to the northern hemisphere. It has the distinction, however, of being the principal flavoring for a commonly used alcoholic beverage, gin. The aromatic "berries" (actually cones of this evergreen) have also been used in herbal medicine fo…Helps with:
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