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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.

Drugs That Affect Sexuality

Download this guide to medicines that can mess up your love life, lower libido or cause impotence. Discover practical solutions to this common problem.

Battling Baldness

Download information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists.

Alternatives for Arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 70 million Americans (one in three adults) suffer from arthritis. Prescribed medications have potential side effects, but there are ways to cope with the pain.

Managing Diabetes

Download 8 pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood sugar and a wealth of details on non-drug approaches such as diet, supplements and special foods.

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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.

  • Finasteride

    Propecia is used to treat hair loss in men (only). Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6926Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propecia …

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    • Diclofenac sodium

      Overview Voltaren is a pain reliever used for arthritis. It belongs to a class of medications commonly called NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Other medicines in this category include over-the-counter analgesics like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.) and naproxen (Aleve) as …

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      • Co-trimoxazole

        Overview This popular antibiotic is a combination of two sulfa drugs, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is frequently prescribed for urinary tract infections, middle ear infections, chronic bronchitis, diarrhea caused by Shigella, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii. It is occasionally pre…

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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!

        • Dong quai

          The term "dong quai" (a Chinese name that is sometimes transliterated tang-kuei or dang-gui) refers to a plant known either as A. polymorpha var. sinensis or simply as A. sinensis. As the name suggests, this member of the celery family comes out of the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China, it…

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          • Senna

            These two shrubs (sometimes considered variants of a single species, C. alexandrina) have a place in medical history going back to the ninth century when Arabian physicians introduced Europeans to this powerful laxative. C. senna, in particular, is native to the Nile in Sudan and Egypt and had been …

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            • Ginseng

              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…

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