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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 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!

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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.

Drug and Nutrient Interactions

Download the guide to which drugs increase nutrient requirements -- and which, like Synthroid or tetracycline, are inactivated by common supplements like iron or calcium.

Key Aspirin Information

Download important drug interaction information on this popular, life-saving medicine. What's the best and safest aspirin dose?

Medical History

Download this quick reference to your major health problems and treatments.

Osteoporosis

Download the 8 page guide with information on osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

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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.

  • Metoprolol

    Generic Name is metoprolol tartrate (ma TOE proe lol / TAR trayt) and Brand Name is Lopressor (loe PRES sor) Generic Name for extended release is metoprolol succinate (ma TOE proe lol / SUK sin ate) and Brand Name is Toprol-XL (TOE prawl ‘X’ ‘L’) Overview Metoprolol is available as metoprolo…

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    • 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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      • Raloxifene

        Overview Until fairly recently, women at risk of osteoporosis had a difficult choice: taking estrogen strengthened the bones, but increased the risk of breast cancer. Evista belongs in a new category of drugs, selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs. By tailoring the molecule's estrogenic a…

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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!

        • Echinacea

          Echinacea is the name of a genus of native North American plants with reddish or purplish flowers. There are nine species, but only three of them (E. angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea) are used as botanical medicines. Gardeners may recognize echinacea as the purple coneflower. Echinacea was used…

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          • Siberian Ginseng

            This shrub, a Russian relative of China's popular herb ginseng, also grows in northeast China, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, and in Korea. In Russia, it occurs in forest undergrowth and margins. In China, this herb is called ci wu jia, and this name has appeared on some packaging in t…

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            • Gotu Kola

              This Asian species is reputed to bring long life to the user. According to the Sinhalese proverb: "Two leaves a day will keep old age away." As the story goes, people in Sri Lanka noticed that elephants, animals known for their longevity, included Centella leaves in their diet. Extrapolation suggest…

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              Download the 6-page guide to nutrients and exercise to help you cope with leg cramps and restless leg syndrome.

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