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Avoid Drug Side Effects by Being Informed!

Does your doctor give you a written list of symptoms to watch out for when she writes a prescription? This is the best way to avoid drug side effects!

Studies Will Show If Hydroxychloroquine Can Save Lives

How Safe Is Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19?

How to Sleep During Anxious Times

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 | Reinfection Relief

Is Aspirin a Miracle or a Menace?

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Drug Side Effects

Could Heartburn Medicine Clash With Thyroid Pills?

PPI drugs for acid reflux like Nexium or Prilosec may interfere with absorption of thyroid pills such as Levoxyl or Synthroid.

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Should You Avoid Ibuprofen for COVID-19 Fever?

The French Minister of Health recently warned his nation not to take ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms. Did he frighten people without cause?

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Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.

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Drug Side Effects

Will Tamiflu Side Effects Stop You from Taking It?

If you have influenza, your doctor may prescribe Tamiflu to help you recover faster. What should you know about Tamiflu side effects?

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Singulair – Montelukast Warning About Psych Side Effects

Singulair is sold as a generic allergy and asthma drug under the name montelukast. The FDA has just issued a montelukast warning about serious side effects.

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Clostridium difficile Infection (C. diff)

Did Clindamycin Lead to Terrible Diarrhea?

Antibiotic treatment, especially with clindamycin, can lead to a C diff infection. The symptoms include terrible diarrhea, cramping, fever and pain.

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Drug Side Effects

Gabapentin Risks for Persistent Shoulder Pain?

Gabapentin is taken by nine million Americans. Many of those prescriptions are off label. What are some gabapentin risks? Beware confusion and depression.

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How Dangerous is Aluminum for People? What’s in Your Armpit?

Have you ever wondered how dangerous is aluminum? It is all around us and is used in everything from antacids to antiperspirants. What is the latest update?

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Are There Problems With Mineral Oil for Constipation?

You can use mineral oil for constipation, but regular use for a long time could lead to vitamin deficiencies. Add another approach.

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Drug Side Effects

Several Metformin Diabetes Drugs Contaminated with Nitrosamine

An independent pharmacy, Valisure, has alerted the FDA that several metformin diabetes drugs contain the carcinogen NDMA. What will the agency do?

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Drug Side Effects

Can You Prepare for Drug Shortages Resulting from the Coronavirus?

Covid-19 has closed factories in some parts of China. Most of our active pharmaceutical ingredients come from that country, so drug shortages may result.

Drug Side Effects

COVID-19 Forces FDA to Stop Inspections in China

Quarantines related to the COVID-19 epidemic make it impossible for the FDA to conduct drug manufacturer inspections in China.