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How can I keep track of all my medications?
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Every individual has individual needs and there is no "right" way to keep track of all yourmedications. Certain systems to keep track of medications that work well for some will not workfor others. However, a good starting point f...

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What is serotonin syndrome?
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The combination of the drugs SSRI ( Prozac? , Lexapro? , Zoloft? ) or SSNRI ( Cymbalta? , Effexor? ) antidepressants with migraine medicines ( Imitrex? , Zomig? )or an overdose of SSRIs or SSNRIs can cause an excessive increase in...

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What effects can uncontrolled diabetes have over time?
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Uncontrolled diabetes can have several long-term effects on your body - several effects thatcan be very severe. Treating diabetes can be very overwhelming, but at the same time it isimportant to stay on track in order to prevent f...

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What's the difference between phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine? Do they work the same?
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Both pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are decongestants used to treat nasal congestion due to allergies, colds, sinus infections,etc. Since pseudoephedrine can be made into methamphetamine, the U.S. Senate passed a billrestrictin...

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What are the side effects of Metabolife?
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Metabolife? is an herbal dietary supplement promoted by the manufacturer as an aid for weightloss. One of the ingredients in Metabolife?, guarana, has been linked to serious side effects.Guarana (an herbal source of caffeine) has ...

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Is it safe to take decongestants if I have blood pressure?
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Decongestants can temporarily relieve nasal congestion, but also slightly raise blood pressureduring their usage - especially with decongestants containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine.Due to these small spikes in blood pressure...

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Why must I use extra care administering eye drops if I have high blood pressure and am taking a beta blocker?
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Many eye drop medications are also beta blockers. Therefore, if proper technique is not used,the eye drop medication can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This in turn may cause enhancedside effects such as low blood pressure, diz...

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What is saw palmetto?
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Saw palmetto (S. repens) is a palm plant that grows in warm climates. Saw palmetto berry extract is an herbrich in fatty acids and has been used in alternative medicines for a variety of reasonsincluding enlarged prostate or benig...

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Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
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Decongestants may aggravate your blood pressure and antihistamines may cause additivedrowsiness. Check with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is controlled well enoughto take a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoe...

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Is taking 3 different high blood pressure medications excessive or typical?
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Taking 3 different high blood pressure medications at the same time is not excessive becauseonly in rare cases, high blood pressure medication can be controlled with just one medication.In fact, many disease states such as high ch...

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What can I take to treat a runny, stuffy nose and sinus drainage?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) products that may be used for a runny or stuffynose and sinus drainage. The two primary types of these medications include antihistamines andoral decongestants. Products are available ...

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Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Decongestants may aggravate your blood pressure and antihistamines may cause additivedrowsiness. Check with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is controlled well enoughto take a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoe...

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What exactly are probiotics?
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The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) defines probiotics as livemicroorganisms that, when taken in adequate amounts, provide a beneficial health effect on thehost. Simply put, probiotics are considered to be ...

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What are phytoestrogens?
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Phytoestrogens are substances that certain plants produce and are chemically similar to thehuman hormone estrogen. Phytoestrogens, the plant-based estrogens, are several times lesspotent than normal human estrogen yet some scienti...

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What are complications of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)?
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Complications of ART include the following: Birth defects - Children conceived using ART procedures have a 7% rate of severegenetic defects in contrast to 4% for children conceived naturally Low birth weight - Low birth weight is ...

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How can decongestants relieve cold and flu symptoms?
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A decongestant is a medication that helps to relieve symptoms of the cold and flu , particularly congestion. Decongestants help to clear congestion by tightening blood vessels in the nose. This quells swelling so that more air is ...

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