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Vicodin Dosing Information: How should I take Vicodin?

Vicodin Risks & Side Effects: What are the risks of taking Vicodin?

Neurontin: What are the side effects of Neurontin?

OxyContin: What are the side effects of OxyContin?

Tramadol: What is Tramadol? What does it do?

Vicodin: What is Vicodin?


Pain Relievers: Are there any over-the-counter pain relievers that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Cows Milk: Can I give my baby plain cow's milk instead of baby formula if I can't produce enough breastmilk?

Prenatal Vitamins: How can I pick a prenatal vitamin for me and my baby? How much folic acid should I take?

Ovulation Kits: How do ovulation predictor kits work and are they even effective?

Home Pregnancy Tests: How soon after I think I may have become pregnant can I use a home pregnancy test?

Breast Infection: If I have a breast infection, is it still safe to breastfeed?

Breastfeeding: Is it safe to take birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Safe medications: Is it safe to take medications during pregnancy?

Stretch Marks: What are stretch marks?

Birth Control while Nursing: Which birth control pills are safe for nursing mothers?

Folic Acid: Why is it important for women to take folic acid while trying to conceive?

Fathers Medication: Will my husband's medication affect a developing fetus while trying to conceive?

Prescription Information

C2 or C-II: Can you explain what a C2 drug is?

Transferring Prescriptions: If I have a prescription on file at another pharmacy, can I refill it at Walgreens?

NDC: What does NDC stand for?

Abbreviations: What do the abbreviations written on the prescription my doctor gave me mean?

Controlled drugs: What is a controlled drug?

PBM: What is a PBM?

Medication Compounding: What is compounding and why do you need it?

Dosages: What is the difference between a cc (cubic centimeter) and an mL (milliliter)?

New Prescription: What should I ask my doctor when getting a prescription?

Refills: Why do you have to contact my doctor for refills of maintenance medications?

Respiratory Conditions

Pulmozyme: What is Pulmozyme?


Depakote: What is Depakote and its side effects?

Senior Health

Drug Effects: Do medications work differently in older people?

Alzheimers Disease Symptoms: What are symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Exelon: What are the side effects of Exelon?

Alzheimers disease: What is Alzheimer's disease?

Aricept: What is Aricept and its side effects?

Sexual Wellness

Viagra Effects: How much time does Viagra take to start working? How does Viagra keep working?

Viagra: What are the side effects of Viagra?

Skin conditions

Non-prescription Psoriasis Treatments: Are there any alternative therapies for psoriasis?

Excessive Sweating Treatments: Are there any non-prescription therapies for excessive sweating?

Tattoo Removal: Are there any over the counter products that will remove a tattoo?

Psoriasis Prescriptions: Are there any prescription therapies for psoriasis?

Excessive Sweating Prescriptions: Are there any prescription treatments for excessive sweating?

Scars: Are there any treatments for scars?

Skin problems: Can diabetes cause skin problems?

Sun Spot Removal: Can I use over-the-counter creams to remove age and sun spots?

Ringworm: Can you use over-the-counter medicines to treat ringworm?

Eczema: What are some over-the-counter eczema treatments?

Stretch Marks: What are stretch marks?

Sunspots: What are sun spots and what causes them?

Clobetasol Risks: What are the risks and side effects of clobetasol?

Sunburn Signs: What are the signs of sunburn?

Sunburn Treatment: What can I use to treat a bad sunburn?

Topical Corticosteroid Clobetasol: What is clobetasol?

Dandruff: What is dandruff?

Drysol: What is Drysol?

Hydrocortisone: What is hydrocortisone?

Hyperhidrosis: What is hyperhidrosis?

Nizoral A-D: What is Nizoral A-D?

Photosensitivity: What is photosensitivity?

Poison Ivy: What is poison ivy?

Psoriasis: What is psoriasis?

Burns: What is the best treatment for burns that's available over-the-counter?

Vaniqa: What is Vaniqa?

Sleep Disorders

Sonata: What are the side effects of Sonata?

Provigil: What is Provigil?

Smoking Cessation

Weight Gain: Are there any smoking cessation products that help prevent weight gain or facilitate weight loss?

Smoking and Nicotine Patches: Can I taper off smoking while I am using the nicotine patch?

Nicotine Lozenges: Is nicotine available in a lozenge?

Nicotine Patch Dosage: Is there anything I should know before using a nicotine patch to quit smoking?

Smoking Withdrawal: What are some of the withdrawal symptoms when quitting smoking and what can be done to prevent them?

Zyban SR: What are the side effects of Zyban SR?

Nicotine Patch Rash: What can I do to relieve a skin rash associated with wearing a nicotine patch?

Chewing Nicotine Gum: What is the proper way to chew nicotine gum?

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