Taking antibiotics can make you very sick, and even kill you. After taking clindamycin for a oral infection, I developed a rampant C. diff infection that landed me in the hospital.
For over a month, people across the US have been wondering what happened to the supply of atenolol, a drug commonly used to control blood pressure. Learn about the shortage and what options you have
The Madagascar periwinkle contains vinblastine and vincristine, which are used in cancer chemotherapy. Velvet beans contain L-dopa, a chemical used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Have you been told that your medication is not FDA-approved? Does that mean it's illegal? Or dangerous? Some meds on the market today never passed the FDA review.
In this article, I will discuss my experience with Accutane, including how to combat side effects and tips on Accutane-friendly makeup and products.
If you’ve ever had a prescription filled, chances are you’ve been asked if you would like the generic brand. Read on to find out what the difference is between generic versus branded medications.
What is the half life of a drug? Learn about the types, equation, and formula for the half life, as well as how to calculate a drug dose schedule.
Candiderma cream is a topical skin preparation used to treat mixed fungal, bacterial, and inflammatory skin conditions.
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.
What's the difference between Flonase and Flonase Sensimist? Is one better or more effective than the other? Read this article, written by a community pharmacist.
Candida albicans is a yeast that lives in humans. It's generally harmless but may sometimes multiply dramatically. Nystatin is an effective medicine for the infection.
It's important to keep your medications organized. Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when organizing your medications.
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.
Quinine is a bitter chemical from the cinchona tree. It’s a good treatment for malaria but can produce side effects. Treating leg cramps with quinine is risky.
Zinc oxide relieves the discomfort of skin irritations and act as a sunscreen. The chemical is safe, although there are some concerns about its nanoparticle form.