Zinc oxide relieves the discomfort of skin irritations and acts as a sunscreen. The chemical is generally safe, but there are some concerns about its nanoparticle form.
Some antibiotics such as tetracyclines can react with calcium present in the milk and other dairy products to form insoluble complexes that are poorly absorbed and have reduced antibacterial effects. This article includes a list of medicines that interact with milk and how to avoid this.
Five percent of the currently existing drugs can cause hair loss in one way or the other. This type of hair loss usually involves scalp hair only. Anticancer drugs, blood thinners, oral contraceptives, and drugs for gout are common culprits while there are many others in the list.
Candida albicans is a yeast that lives in humans. It's generally harmless but may sometimes multiply dramatically. Nystatin is often an effective medicine for the infection.
Have you ever taken medication prescribed by your physician, but it doesn't seem to work? If so, you might be taken the medicine the wrong way. There is more to taking medicine than just swallowing a pill.
Quinine is produced by the cinchona tree. The chemical can be helpful for treating malaria but may produce side effects. Treating leg cramps with quinine is risky.
Taking Mirapex for restless leg syndrome (RLS) can result in a destructive compulsion to gamble. This is the story of a loved one who unfortunately developed this addiction.
Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6 are anti-fungal vaginal preparations that come with a clotrimazole tablet and an applicator. It is used to treat vaginal candidiasis, also known as yeast infection.
Corticosteroids reduce inflammation and also suppress the immune system in autoimmune diseases and organ transplants. They can be useful drugs but have side effects.
Salbutamol (also known as albuterol and Ventolin) is used in rescue inhalers for asthma. Research suggests that it may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.
Methylene blue is a dye used to stain biological tissues. It's also used as a medication. It has some important health benefits, but it's associated with some risks.
Before you get a tetanus vaccination, find out what it is, who should be vaccinated, what is in a tetanus shot, the side effects, and whether you can prevent tetanus without getting vaccinated.
This article investigates how drug metabolism is affected by alcohol in an active, weight-proportionate woman versus a sedentary, overweight man using current, scientific references.
Cannabis. Weed. Herb, pot, loud. A plant known to be useful both as medicine and for recreational enjoyment. But how might it be hurting you?
The rising costs of prescription drugs has been controversial and led to two Senate Hearings of this year that called major pharmaceutical executives and pharmacy benefit managers to explain the reason for these rising prescription drug prices.