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Find Frequently Asked Questions in alphabetical order by category.


Changing Plans: When are patients eligible to change their current Medicare Part D plan?

Part D Formulary: When I read about Medicare Part D, I keep seeing the word "formulary". What does it mean?

Part D Eligibility: Who is eligible for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage?

Men's Health

Propecia with Rogaine: Can Propecia and Rogaine be used at the same time?

Colonoscopy: Should I get a colonoscopy and how often do I need one?

Anabolic Steroids: What are anabolic steroids and what are their risks if used illegally?

Hair Loss: What causes hair loss and are there any treatments?

PSA: What does a PSA blood test check?

Androgel: What is Androgel?

Androstenedione: What is androstenedione?

Avodart: What is Avodart?

BPH: What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Propecia: What is Propecia?

Rogaine: What is Rogaine?

Saw Palmetto: What is saw palmetto?

Avodart: Important Information: What should I discuss with my doctor before taking Avodart?

Mental Health

ADHD Stimulant Drugs: How well do stimulant drugs work for treating ADHD?

Stimulant Drug Side Effects: What are the side effects of stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD?

Multiple Sclerosis

IGIV: What are the side effects of Immune globulin intravenous (IGIV)?

Novantrone: What are the side effects of Novantrone?

Tysabri: What are the side effects of Tysabri?

Avonex: What is Avonex?

Baclofen: What is baclofen?

Betaseron: What is Betaseron used for and are there any side effects?

Copaxone: What is Copaxone used for and are there any side effects?

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Leg Cramps: Where do leg cramps come from and how can I avoid them?

Oral Health

Dry Mouth: Are there any prescription treatments for dry mouth?

Cold Sore Medications: Can you treat cold sores with over-the-counter medicines?

Cold Sores: What are cold sores?

Bad Breath: What causes bad breath and what can I do about it?

Abreva: What is Abreva?


Fortical Dose Information: How should I take Fortical?

Strengthening Bones: If I have osteoporosis how can I make my bones stronger besides taking medications and calcium?

Calcium Supplements: What are the recommended daily amounts of calcium?

Evista: What are the side effects of Evista?

Actonel: What is Actonel?

DEXA Scan: What is a DEXA scan for Osteoporosis? Do I need a DEXA scan?

Calcitonin: What is calcitonin?

Fortical: What is Fortical (calcitonin)?

Miacalcin: What is Miacalcin?

Fosamax: Why can't I lie down or bend over after taking Fosamax?

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