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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.
Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for high blood pressure are called ACE inhibitors. These compounds help blood vessels relax and… Read More
Statins such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin or simvastatin have been the mainstay in cholesterol control for decades. The evidence that they prevent second heart attacks in… 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.
- Alternative Health
Over eight years ago we received the following message from a reader of our syndicated newspaper column: "I want to share a remedy I learned about when traveling in Brazil. Just apply milk of magnesia to your armpits. It is the best underarm deodorant!" This person had left home without her deodoran…Read More
- Alternative Health
Q. I appreciate what people have shared about their tricks for relieving headaches and migraines. I was especially intrigued by reports that provoking brain freeze with ice cream might stop a migraine in its tracks. Trouble is, I get too nauseated when a migraine is setting in. What else can I do fo…Read More
- Alternative Health
Q. I just started using topical MoM (milk of magnesia) on my skin and my acne has started shrinking. I am trying to get off oral antibiotics so I hope this remedy works. A. Many readers tell us that applying milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to the skin can help clear up acne. The only referenc…Read More
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!
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
Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,… Listen to this Show
Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually… Listen to this Show
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.
Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches to blood pressure control such as diet, supplements and special foods.
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.
Download the guide: Heart disease is still a top killer, and high cholesterol is an important risk factor. 8 pages on the pros and cons of statins as well as non-statin drugs for cholesterol.
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.
Overview Micro-K is a specially formulated potassium supplement designed to slowly release potassium and chloride over 8 to 10 hours. By taking potassium this way, patients are not supposed to experience the unpleasant taste many liquid potassium supplements leave in the mouth and it is hoped they w…Helps with:
Overview Fosamax is prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Doctors prescribe it to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. It is also used to treat a fairly rare condition, Paget's disease of bone. Bone is constantly being "remodeled," broken down by …Helps with:
Overview Imdur is related to an older drug, isosorbide dinitrate, which has long been prescribed to treat angina. This medicine helps the blood vessels relax, and this puts less pressure on the heart. Isosorbide mononitrate is also available under two other brand names: Ismo and Monoket. The sustain…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!
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…Helps with:
Slippery elm trees are native to North America and grow in moist but not waterlogged woods of eastern Canada and the United States. The colonists were familiar with the use of bark from other elm species to treat coughs and sore throats in England and as a poultice for broken bones or wounds. It was…Helps with:
Chaste tree is a large shrub (up to twenty-two feet tall) native to the Mediterranean and southern Europe. Although it flourishes on moist riverbanks, it is easily grown as an ornamental plant in American gardens, where its attractive blue-violet flowers are appreciated in midsummer. The Greeks and …Helps with:
Trending Health Concerns
We’ve got thousands of articles on health concerns from Diabetes to Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis. If you’ve got questions about a health condition, chances are we’ve got you covered. Start with the articles listed here, or click “View All Health Concerns” to see more.
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