Prevention: How can I prevent acne?
Acne Products: What acne products are recommended for teenagers?
Acne: What is acne?
Claravis: What is Claravis and what does it do?
Drowsiness: Are there any over-the-counter allergy medications that do not cause drowsiness?
Claritin and Allegra Differences: How do Claritin-D and Claritin, and Allegra-D and Allegra differ from each other?
Aspirin: If I'm allergic to aspirin, what over-the-counter pain medication can I use?
Penicillin: If I am allergic to penicillin, can I take clindamycin 150 mg?
Stomach Aches: I recently started a new medication and have had a stomach ache ever since. Am I allergic to the drug?
Phenylephrine: What's the difference between phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine? Do they work the same?
OTC Treatment: What can I take for allergies causing sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes?
Storage: I left my son's liquid antibiotic sitting on the kitchen counter all day instead of putting it back in the refrigerator. Is the medicine still OK?
Diarrhea: Is diarrhea a normal side effect of antibiotics and is there any way to treat it?
Antibiotics and Alcohol: Is it OK to drink alcohol when you are taking an antibiotic?
Stopping Antibiotics: Is it OK to stop taking my antibiotic after a few days when I feel better?
Reusing Antibiotics: Is it OK to take leftover antibiotics to treat a current infection?
Refrigeration: Should liquid antibiotics always be stored in the refrigerator?
Cipro: What is Cipro?
Photosensitivity: Why do I have to stay out of the sun if I take sulfa antibiotics?
"Benzo" Withdrawal: What drugs are considered benzo's and what kind of withdrawal symptoms can they cause?
Anxiety: What is an anxiety disorder?
Buspar: What is Buspar?
Kava Kava: What is kava kava?
Glucosamine vs. Ibuprofen: How does glucosamine compare to ibuprofen for pain relief?
Rheumatoid Arthritis Prescriptions: How is rheumatoid arthritis treated by prescription?
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments: What alternative therapies are there for rheumatoid arthritis?
Mobic: What are the side effects of Mobic?
Remicade: What are the side effects of Remicade?
Synvisc: What are the side effects of Synvisc?
Celebrex: What is Celebrex?
Chondroitin: What is Chondroitin?
Cosamin DS: What is Cosamin DS?
Enbrel: What is Enbrel?
Glucosamine: What is glucosamine?
Osteoarthritis: What is osteoarthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Osteoarthritis Treatments: What types of treatments are available for osteoarthritis?
Old Inhalers: Can you explain to me why my old albuterol inhaler is being removed from the market?
Asthma Inhalers: I get a funny taste in my mouth after using my asthma inhaler. Is it OK to drink water right after?
New Inhalers: My inhaler's puff of medication isn't as strong, and it tastes different. Should I be concerned?
Asthma Medications: What's the difference between the different kinds of asthma medications?
Asthma: What is asthma?
As-needed Asthma Medications: Why do some people use asthma medications on an as-needed basis while others use medications daily?
Yeast Infections: Can birth control pills cause yeast infections?
Antibiotic Interactions: Do antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?
Emergency contraceptive prescription: Do I need a prescription to get an emergency contraceptive?
Emergency contraceptive dosing: How do you take Plan B One-Step or Next Choice?
Condom effectiveness: How effective are condoms at preventing STDs and pregnancy?
Conception: How long does it take to get pregnant after stopping Depo-Provera shots or birth control pills?
Emergency Contraceptives: Is an emergency contraceptive (such as Plan B One-Step or Next Choice) the same thing as the RU-486 pill, the so-called abortion pill?
Breastfeeding: Is it safe to take birth control pills while breastfeeding?
Plan B ingredients: What's the difference between emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B One-Step and regular birth control pills?
Emergency contraceptives side effects: What are the side effects of emergency contraceptives?
Contraceptive Sponge: What is a contraceptive sponge?
Missed pills: What should I do if I missed a tablet of my birth control pills?
Starting Birth Control: When should I start birth control?
Birth Control while Nursing: Which birth control pills are safe for nursing mothers?
Treating Porphyria: What is Hemin?
Colonoscopy: Should I get a colonoscopy and how often do I need one?
Gleevec: What are the side effects of Gleevec?
Tamoxifen: What are the side effects of tamoxifen?
Mutamycin: What is Mutamycin (mitomycin)?
OTC Head Lice Treatments: Are there any over-the-counter treatments for head lice?
Head Lice Prescriptions: Are there any prescription treatments for head lice?
Head Lice Prevention: Is there anything I can do to prevent my child from getting it?
Infant Diarrhea: My 6-month-old baby has had diarrhea all morning. I can't get an appointment with my pediatrician until much later this afternoon. What can I do in the meantime?
Fever: My doctor told me to alternate using ibuprofen and acetaminophen to treat my child's fever. Why?
Cold Products: Please explain the FDA regulations about cold products for children.
Head Lice: What are head lice?
Diaper Rash: What can I do to treat diaper rashes for my baby, and what can I do to prevent diaper rashes in the future?
DHA and ARA: What is DHA and ARA and why are they in infant formulas?
Ear Infections: Why are ear infections more common for children?
"Statins" Interactions: Are there any drug interactions with "statins" (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)?
Drug Types: What's the difference between cholesterol drugs like fibric acids and statins?
Welchol: What are the side effects of Welchol?
Cholesterol Treatments: What are treatments for high cholesterol?
Niacin side effects: What are Vitamin B3 or niacin's side effects?
HMG-CoA: What is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors?
Cholestin: What is Cholestin?
Cholesterol: What is high cholesterol?
Red Yeast Rice: What is red yeast rice?
Cold and Flu
Jitteriness: Are there any over-the-counter cold or allergy products that do not make you feel jittery?
Swine Flu and Pork: Can the H1N1 (swine flu) be acquired from eating pork products?
Cold Medication: Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
Zinc: Does taking zinc really cure the common cold?
Bird Flu: How are people treated for bird flu? Is a vaccine available to prevent a person from catching it?
Analgesics: How can analgesics relieve cold and flu symptoms?
Antitussives: How can antitussives relieve cold and flu symptoms?
Decongestants: How can decongestants relieve cold and flu symptoms?
Egg Allergy: How can I avoid getting the flu if I'm allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot?
Symptoms: How can I tell if I have the flu or a cold?
Nasal Congestion: How can I treat nasal congestion without medication?
Swine Flu Treatments: How is the H1N1 (swine flu) treated?
Flu Vaccine: How long does it take for the flu vaccine to work?
Starve a fever?: Is it true that you should follow the old saying, "Starve a fever, feed a cold"?
Relenza: What are the side effects of Relenza?
Tamiflu: What are the side effects of Tamiflu?
Cold Medications: What can I take to treat a runny, stuffy nose and sinus drainage?
Zicam: What happened to Zicam?
Avian Flu: What is the Avian Flu?
Contagious: When is a cold or the flu contagious?
Compliance and Safety
Reimportation: Are prescription drugs purchased in Mexico as safe and effective as medications in the United States?
Swallowing Pills: Can compounding help with trouble swallowing pills? Can any medication be made into a liquid or patch formula?
Medication Management: How can I keep track of all my medications?
Directions: How do I get the most benefit from my medication?
Caregiving: How do I keep track of medications safely when there's more than one caregiver?
Medication Disposal: How should I dispose of old or unused medication?
Presurgery: If I can't eat or drink the night before my medical procedure, what should I do for my daily medication?
Halving Pills and Tablets: Is it always OK to break pills or tablets in half?
Crushing Medications: Is it OK to grind up pills and put them in food to make them easier to swallow?
Measuring Spoons: Is it ok to use a household teaspoon to measure my child's medication?
Sharing Prescriptions: Is it OK to use another person's medication if I have the same health condition?
Take with Food: What does it mean when a medication says "Take with food"?
Black Box Warnings: What is a black box warning on a prescription drug?
Adverse Drug Events: What is an adverse drug event?
Sharps Containers: What is the proper way to safely dispose of sharps such as lancets and needles?
Recalls: Why are there drug recalls?
Pseudoephedrine: Why do I have to purchase pseudoephedrine from the pharmacy and sign for it?
Stimulant Laxatives (Oral): What are oral stimulant laxatives?
Stimulant Laxatives (Rectal): What are rectal stimulant laxatives?
Solutions: Are contact lens solutions regulated for safety or purity?
Disposable Contacts: Are disposable contact lenses better than regular contact lenses?
Swimming: Can I wear my contact lenses when I go swimming?
Drug Interactions: Can some medications cause problems with my contact lenses?
Preventing Infections: How can I prevent fungal infections from wearing contact lenses?
Fungal Infection: How do I know if my contact lenses have caused a fungal infection in my eyes?
Schedule: How long can I leave my contact lenses in?
Disinfection: How often do I need to disinfect my contact lenses?
Replacement: How often should I change my contact lenses?
Pregnancy: Is it common to have problems wearing contact lenses when you are pregnant? Why is that?
Sleeping: Is it OK to wear my contact lenses while I am sleeping?