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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.

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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 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.

Medical History

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

Grapefruit Interactions

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.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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.

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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.

  • Etonogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol

    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 …

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    • Captopril

      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 …

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      • Furosemide

        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…

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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!

        • Garlic

          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…

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          • Cayenne

            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…

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            • Bilberry

              "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…

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              Download 4 pages of ways to use Vicks for toenail fungus, dandruff, cold sores, and more

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