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  • Oleanz is an antipsychotic medication manufactured by Sun Pharma, India. It is used for psychotic symptom control, and its main side effects are drowsiness and weight gain.

    Uses and Side Effects of Oleanz (Olanzapine)

    Uses and Side Effects of Oleanz (Olanzapine)

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara12

  • 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

    What Happened to Atenolol?

    What Happened to Atenolol?

    by Brandon Young0

  • What's the difference between two nasal corticosteroids, Nasonex and Flonase? The biggest difference might be price, since the effectiveness is virtually the same.

    Nasonex or Flonase: What's the Difference?

    Nasonex or Flonase: What's the Difference?

    by Jason Menayan35

  • What is an MAO inhibitor? What does it treat, how does it work, and what are the risks associated with taking it?

    What Are MAO Inhibitors?

    What Are MAO Inhibitors?

    by Jason Poquette137

  • Prescription muscle relaxers have a broad ranges of uses, both for acute and chronic illness. In this article, a pharmacist presents all of the currently available prescription muscle relaxers.

    Prescription Muscle Relaxers List

    Prescription Muscle Relaxers List

    by Jason Poquette338

  • 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.

    Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6: Usage and Side Effects

    Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6: Usage and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara192

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  • Coffee and tea are adored worldwide, and provide many people with daily energy and motivation. However, regular caffeine consumption has a darker side and can result in severe addiction and depression. This article tackles the problem of drinking caffeine when you are bipolar- or mania-prone.

    The Dark Pharmacology Behind the Caffeine "Buzz": Happiness or Pure Mania?

    The Dark Pharmacology Behind the Caffeine "Buzz": Happiness or Pure Mania?

    by Lucy1

  • Getting ready to go on vacation? Planning a week or two away from home? Filling your medications while you are away can be a concern. Here are suggestions from an experienced pharmacist.

    How to Fill Your Medication While on Vacation

    How to Fill Your Medication While on Vacation

    by Jason Poquette40

  • Do you know why it's important to periodically count the pills you get at the pharmacy? A home quality check ensures that you're getting what you paid for and that you won't run out of medicine early.

    Counting Your Pills at the Pharmacy Can Pay Off

    Counting Your Pills at the Pharmacy Can Pay Off

    by Laura Schneider6

  • Follow tricyclic antidepressants as they enter your body. Get a better understanding of the pharmacological effects as well as their sides effects.

    The Course of Tricyclic Antidepressants

    The Course of Tricyclic Antidepressants

    by Kristina0

  • Ever wonder how your medications are filled at your pharmacy? Curious about why your prescription is not filled as fast as you would like? This article contains some answers.

    How Are Medications Filled in a Pharmacy?

    How Are Medications Filled in a Pharmacy?

    by TDAPharm0

  • Levoxyl is a thyroid hormone tablet used to replace the most active form of thyroid hormone (T4) that your body produces when your thyroid gland does not produce enough. Learn about some of the important side effects.

    Levoxyl:  Side Effects of Levothyroxine

    Levoxyl: Side Effects of Levothyroxine

    by Jason Poquette9

  • When you're dehydrated, oral rehydration solutions are much more effective for rehydration than water, soft drinks, or fruit juices.

    Oral Rehydration Solution vs. Water

    Oral Rehydration Solution vs. Water

    by Leanne Mifsud0

  • This article is a summary of the available prescription medications used to treat migraine headaches. Both preventative and acute treatments are discussed.

    List of Prescription Migraine Medicine

    List of Prescription Migraine Medicine

    by Jason Poquette27

  • It's important to keep your medications organized. Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when organizing your medications.

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    by Melissa Flagg OSC8

  • Peritol is a brand name of Cyproheptadine. It is used as an appetite stimulant. The main side effects are drowsiness and sedation.

    Uses and Side Effects of Peritol

    Uses and Side Effects of Peritol

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara26

  • 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.

    Candid Mouth Paint Usage and Side Effects

    Candid Mouth Paint Usage and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara18

  • Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco are common prescription medications for pain. This article compares the ingredients and offers suggestions for deciding which might be appropriate in various circumstances.

    Vicodin vs. Lortab vs. Norco for Pain

    Vicodin vs. Lortab vs. Norco for Pain

    by Jason Poquette174

  • BuSpar is a medication used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It is generally taken twice a day and comes in a dividose tablet form. It has several interactions, one of which is grapefruit.

    Buspar Anti-Anxiety Medication

    Buspar Anti-Anxiety Medication

    by Melissa Flagg OSC4

  • Millions of medicines are taken every year by human beings—but how many of us know how they actually work? Why they can be dangerous, and why is it important to take them as prescribed?

    How Do Medicines Work in the Body?

    How Do Medicines Work in the Body?

    by Helen Murphy Howell40

  • Candid cream is a prescription anti-fungal skin preparation that contains 1% Clotrimazole. It is used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm.

    Candid Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    Candid Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara6

  • With so many kinds of ibuprofen on the market, it can be confusing to determine which one to buy. Which ones are appropriate for children? What are the age limits? Are they really that different?

    Can My Child Use Adult Ibuprofen?

    Can My Child Use Adult Ibuprofen?

    by Brandon Young11

  • When you have a cold, the last thing you want to think about is drug-drug interactions. Fortunately, your pharmacist can help you select a product that is safe for you and will provide relief.

    Can I Take Sudafed With My Blood Pressure Medicine?

    Can I Take Sudafed With My Blood Pressure Medicine?

    by Brandon Young2

  • Sporidex is an antibiotic commonly used for urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, sinus infections, and skin infections. Generally, it causes few side effects.

    Uses and Side Effects of Sporidex

    Uses and Side Effects of Sporidex

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara6

  • Beclomin cream is a skin preparation used for mixed fungal and bacterial skin infections with associated inflammation. This article describes its uses and side effects.

    Uses and Side Effects of Beclomin Cream

    Uses and Side Effects of Beclomin Cream

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara15

  • Serotonin syndrome is a serious and potentially dangerous condtions which may result from interactions between certain prescription drugs. In this article a pharmacist briefly explains the nature of serotonin syndrome, what causes it, and how to avoid serotonin syndrome.

    What Is Serotonin Syndrome? Causes and Treatment

    What Is Serotonin Syndrome? Causes and Treatment

    by Jason Poquette7

  • 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?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    by Matt Shaw0

  • What is naltrexone? As a pharmacist, I'm frequently asked about this medication, as well as many others.

    What Is Naltrexone?

    What Is Naltrexone?

    by Jason Poquette17

  • Have you ever wondered if the color of a throat lozenge matters? The flavor? It does. Different ingredients also means different amounts of medications.

    Are All Throat Lozenges the Same?

    Are All Throat Lozenges the Same?

    by Deni Edwards5

  • Endometriosis affects 10% or more of women worldwide. Many different medications are used to treat the symptoms and shrink the endometrial lesions, although there are no known cures.

    Endometriosis Medications

    Endometriosis Medications

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

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