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Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is also an active ingredient in many other over-the-counter and prescription medications. Understanding how to take it can prevent you from accidentally taking too much, which in some cases can be fatal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salbutamol (also known as albuterol and Ventolin) is used in rescue inhalers for asthma. Research suggests that it might reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.
In this article, I will discuss my experience with Accutane, including how to combat side effects and tips on Accutane-friendly makeup and products.
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.
Acetaminophen (or paracetamol) relieves pain and reduces fever. Its method of action is only partially understood. The drug is toxic to the liver at high doses.
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.
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.
Budesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Formoterol is a bronchodilator. I've found that the medications are useful for controlling my asthma.
Candid mouth paint is an anti-fungal oral medication manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals of India. The active ingredient of Candid mouth paint is clotrimazole, which is used to treat oral thrush.
Some important information about mixing two of the most commonly used over-the-counter medications—Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin.
Common foods and beverages can change the intended effects of a medication in the body. Read on to learn about these sometimes dangerous food and drug interactions.
Home INR management is an option for some patients on warfarin (Coumadin). It is reliable for most patients but not all. Learn about the benefits of home INR testing and a list of machine suppliers.
As someone who takes thyroid medication, I wrote this article to share my experience and to provide information for others who might have thyroid conditions.
Pill dispensers, pill boxes, pill crushers, pill organizers and key chains – Why all the frenzy about something as basic as pills and medicines? Truth is, that popping pills is no joke. For someone who is on a multiple pill a day regime, storing, organizing and crushing pills can be a headache. Learn how to make your life easier if you are medically or otherwise required to pop pills, tablets, vitamins or supplements on a daily or weekly basis. Here are 4 products that you can buy online.
Bismuth subsalicylate can be a helpful treatment for stomach upset, heartburn, and diarrhea. It may also help to treat peptic ulcers. It may produce side effects, however.
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.
Lexapro, a common antidepressant and anti-anxiety treatment, can be riddled with hidden physiological complications and side effects.
The Madagascar periwinkle contains vinblastine and vincristine, chemicals used in cancer chemotherapy. Velvet beans contain L-dopa, a chemical used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Corticosteroids reduce inflammation and also suppress the immune system in autoimmune diseases and organ transplants. They can be useful drugs but may have side effects.
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.
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.
Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin are common prescription medications. This article describes what they are and how they can be safely used as well as my professional advice as a pharmacist.
If you are on a blood thinner like Coumadin (warfarin), you should be mindful of what foods you eat because they may interact with your medication. In particular, you should strive for a consistent daily vitamin K intake when you're on Coumadin.
If you are trying to taper off Zoloft, or if you quit cold turkey and are experiencing side effects or withdrawal symptoms, you are not alone. Getting off Zoloft is not always easy.