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Prescription 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. What can you tell me about the after-effects of surgical anesthesia? I am a healthy 72-year-old man, still very active. Five days ago I… Read More
Q. I need help getting off Ambien. I have discovered that I am driving, cleaning the house, cooking and eating while I am “sleeping” after… 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. My daughter is a nurse who likes to keep her Mum healthy. She recently brought me soy-based lecithin. I mix the granules into food and I’ve noticed that my nails have become very strong. All my life before this they were weak and broke and splintered easily. My knee pain has disappeared and my …Read More
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Q. I’d like to share my favorite remedy for a sore throat. It’s not for everyone, but it works for me. I take any kind of juice, preferably citrus, which I mix half and half with water. Then I shake in as much cayenne pepper as I can stand. (As I said, it's not for everyone!) After shaking the b…Read More
- Home Remedies
Have you ever found yourself getting drowsy while driving? It has happened to us and it is incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths.” The C…Read More
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Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn… Listen to this Show
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
People's Pharmacy Health Guides
In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge and experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choices and take control of your treatment options.
Download tips for beating insomnia: foods to avoid, foods that help, herbal remedies, sleeping pills. Our sleep guide includes drugs that may cause insomnia. Sleeping problems.
Download this guide to foods and drugs that are dangerous when combined with this blood thinner. Learn how to balance vitamin K intake.
Our free drug safety questionnaire helps you get critical information from your doctor or pharmacist. Just print the questionnaire, take it with you, and have the doctor or pharmacist fill it...
Drug Library Resources
Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been prescribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.
Trivora-28 is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4700 …Helps with:
Levitra is used for treating erectile dysfunction. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7585Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levitra …Helps with:
Overview Nitrostat is prescribed to people who suffer chest pain due to angina. It is used both for prevention and to treat an acute attack. The medication is taken by holding it under the tongue at the first sign of pain or five to ten minutes before doing anything that might precipitate angina. Si…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:
Pau d'arco, known as lapacho colorado in Argentina and Paraguay and as ipe roxo in Brazil, is a good example of the lure of the exotic. This South American native has been used medicinally by several indigenous groups. There are several species of Tabebuia, and most appear to be broad-leaved evergre…Helps with:
Psyllium seeds (also known as blond psyllium or ispaghula) are derived from a species of plantain that is native to India and Iran. The seeds are small and reddish-brown, with no distinctive aroma and almost no flavor. They absorb water and become surrounded with mucilage that has excellent emulsify…Helps with:
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Q. I have gone to a podiatrist for nail fungus several times. He has given me samples of prescription medicine that help as long as I use them. Once the medi...2229 Reads TodayRead This Post
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