Archive for the ‘Prescription Drugs’ Category

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Gets You

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Whether there is an epidemic of influenza — affectionately known as “the flu” — or not, all Americans should learn how to prevent an encounter with this potentially devastating bug.

To say we should all have been vaccinated already seems like pointless harping, sort of an I-told-you-so approach. Read the rest of this entry »

Tougher Warnings About Quit-Smoking Drug

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Drug regulators in the United Kingdom have asked the makers of Zyban (bupropion) — the world’s most widely-used anti-smoking medication — to step up warnings that physicians should be very careful when they prescribe it. Their concern includes reports of side effects and an unknown number of deaths.

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Healing Sciatica

Posted on June 14th, 2011 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Q.Can your sciatic nerve be permanently damaged, or does it just take a long time to heal? I had three discs pressing on the nerve. My back and leg pain seems to have gone, but my foot has not got all the strength back as yet. I am 76 years old and in very good health other than my back. Read the rest of this entry »

Aspirin and Other Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Hidden Dangers

Posted on December 11th, 2009 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and the other anti-inflammatory drugs are known by the collective name of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and are probably the most widely used medications in the world. In North America, over the counter (OTC) preparations include aspirin, Advil and Aleve. They relieve many pains such as headaches and muscle aches and are mainstays for the treatment of arthritis. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Lexapro or Zoloft Help Your Depression?

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

There is depression, anxiety, and stress abundantly found in individuals from the today’s world that is fast paced. A lot of health professionals are prescribing anti-depression drugs as a method to treat these conditions, and among these are two of the most popular treatments currently available, Lexapro and Zoloft. Read the rest of this entry »

Ibuprofen is the Greatest Pain Reliever

Posted on September 17th, 2009 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

The first study to be done to show how painkillers work for children showed that ibuprofen worked the best for kids. Based on what researchers say, ibuprofen was better than acetaminophen and codeine to relieve pain.
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