Pharmacy Q&A: January 2007

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Q. I recently heard that the FDA will no longer allow quinine sulfate to be used for treating leg cramps. My internist prescribes quinine sulfate for me. I use the drug only when I go on 90-mile bike rides. If... (Read More)
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Q. I saw part of a news story on TV that said people who take Nexium (and similar drugs) for a year or more are at greater risk of bone density loss and have more bone fractures. I have been... (Read More)
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Q. My husband had stents put in his arteries three years ago. At his periodic check-ups, he gets a good report. Ever since getting them, he has been taking blood pressure medicine. On this medicine he has lost all interest... (Read More)
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Q. I had a terrible experience with Ambien about a month ago. I took the drug at bedtime, then had hallucinations and got in my car to escape. I don’t remember a thing, but the police stopped me and my... (Read More)
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Q. I want to let you know that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can have very serious side effects. Between 1996 and 1998 I took HRT under the advisement of my OB/GYN. She told me that the benefits of taking HRT... (Read More)