Many people have no difficulty switching between levothyroxine and Synthroid, but others develop distressing symptoms suggesting a difference in dose.
If some pills get stuck in the throat they can cause serious damage. A reader describes esophagitis after doxy! How do you swallow big pills?
Benzodiazepines like alprazolam and diazepam have been popular for decades. Can such drugs increase the risk of Alzheimer disease if taken for long periods of time?
Metformin helps manage blood sugar. It is the miracle of metformin. Does metformin also help prevent or control some common cancers?
Several studies suggest that flu shots protect older adults from dementia as well as from infection. Regular immunizations seem to work best.
One reader found a way to get off a PPI without withdrawal symptoms: Eat just one low-carb meal a day to reduce discomfort.
Corticosteroids are prescribed to millions of people. Many may not be informed about side effects or strategies for prednisone withdrawal.
Sleeping pills are still big business. Everyone wants a good night's sleep. A reader insists that Halcion for sleep is the answer to insomnia.
Ketamine has been controversial for decades. This anesthetic is now used to treat depression. What about chronic pain? Does it have a role?
Antiperspirants change the bacterial balance of your armpit...and not in a good way. If you stop, rebound body odor can be bothersome.
Do you ever have aches and pains? Almost everyone does. Do you reach for an OTC pain reliever? There is a link between ibuprofen and high blood pressure.
Patients following recommendations from the American College of Cardiology need statins as they get older. That's most men over 64!
80 percent of the active ingredients in our medications come from abroad. As a result, there are coronavirus drug shortages. Will they affect your health?
Excessive perspiration, hyperhidrosis, can cause a lot of suffering. When it is caused by hyperthyroidism, the cause should be addressed.
Many readers report problems with some generic sertraline products to treat depression. What has happened to Greenstone’s authorized generic?
Are you sneezing, sniffling and congested? Are allergies making you miserable? Antihistamines and corticosteroids are popular. NasalCrom is another option!