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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
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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 a nurse, and one of my patients has a success story that may interest you. His presurgical tests showed an HbA1c above 8, indicating that his blood sugar had been above normal for months. He decided to start taking a cinnamon supplement. When I saw him two months later, his HbA1c was 6.0. Wo…Read More
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Q. I read about olive oil improving a woman's sex life. Vaginal dryness is the only symptom I have ever suffered due to menopause. My gynecologist has recommended almost everything, including the topical application of Vitamin E oil, but it left a distinctive residue after intercourse, which I found…Read More
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Q. I am a 70-year-old very healthy woman (still doing kick boxing and aerobics). However, I sustain very ugly bruises, especially on my hands and arms. I take Cozaar, verapamil and Estratab. I also take rutin, which is supposed to help the bruising though it does not seem to make much difference. Do…Read More
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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
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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 on medications that contain alcohol & drugs that raise blood alcohol levels. Interactions with cold and allergy remedies as well as prescription medicines.
Download FAQs on grapefruit and common drug interactions. Find out about which drugs are likely to be affected by grapefruit and how to protect yourself.
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.
NuvaRing is a vaginal ring used as a contraceptive. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8836Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuva_ring …Helps with:
Overview Capoten was the first of a new class of blood pressure medicines called ACE (for angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors. The development of this unique drug almost reads like a medical mystery. It all started with the venom of a poisonous Brazilian snake, the deadly jararaca, whose bite …Helps with:
Overview Furosemide, sometimes prescribed under the brand name Lasix, is a potent diuretic, or water pill. It is used to treat high blood pressure as well as a number of serious conditions in which fluid builds up in body tissues Side Effects and Interactions People on furosemide may feel dizzy or f…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!
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:
The Capsicum genus originated in the New World but has been adopted into cuisines around the globe. It contains as many as five species, with an untold number of variants, giving rise not only to the familiar green bell pepper, but also to paprika and a wide range of "hot peppers." The flavors of th…Helps with:
"Bilberry" sounds a lot like "blueberry," and for good reason. The bilberry is a European blueberry. American blueberries are Vaccinium corymbosum. Huckleberries and whortleberries are also closely related. Although blueberries in the United States are noted primarily for their excellent contributio…Helps with:
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