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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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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.

Digestive Disorders

Download this guide to getting off heartburn medicine. Preventing ulcers. Effective treatments for constipation and diarrhea. Foods and drugs that cause gas.

Drug and Alcohol Interactions

Download guide on medications that contain alcohol & drugs that raise blood alcohol levels. Interactions with cold and allergy remedies as well as prescription medicines.

Drugs and Older People

Download this guide to drugs that are usually inappropriate for older people. Avoiding drug-induced forgetfulness and falls.

Menopause

Download the 8-page Guide to Menopause with steps for managing hot flashes, hormonal and non-hormonal approaches, and home remedies for menopausal symptoms.

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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.

  • Montelukast

    Overview Singulair is used to treat asthma and allergies.Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8034 Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montelukast…

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    • Tramadol

      Overview Ultram is a new type of pain reliever. Although it appears to work in part by blocking opioid recepters, it is not considered a narcotic. It is prescribed for moderate to moderately severe pain, and is approximately as potent as Darvocet. Side Effects and Interactions Ultram may cause side …

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      • Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution

        Vigamox is a solution used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6697Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigamox …

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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!

        • Valerian

          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…

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          • Scullcap

            Scullcap is a member of the mint family and a native of North America, where it thrives in moist woodlands. Common names for it include helmetflower, hoodwort, and mad-dog weed (from its introduction into American medicine in 1773). A physician in New Jersey, Dr. Lawrence Van Derveer, claimed it was…

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            • Is St. John’s Wort Safe & Effective For Hot Flashes?

              Q. I have been reading about the problems of hormone replacement therapy on your website. Since discontinuing HRT I have been using St. John's wort and it has relieved many symptoms, including sleeplessness, stress and fits of temper. I don't know why doctors in the USA don't suggest it, because it …

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