Ask a Pharmacist


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Gastrointestinal Conditions

Magnesium Hydroxide : How does magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia) relieve stomach pain?

Hemorrhoids : What are some treatments for hemorrhoids that don't require a prescription?

Hiccups : What causes hiccups and how can I stop them?

Probiotics : What exactly are probiotics?

Constipation : What treatments are available for constipation?

Generic Medications

Prescription Coverage : Does getting a generic save me money if I have prescription insurance?

Equivalents : How do I know if my prescription is available in a generic?

Brand vs Generics : What's the difference between brand-name drugs and generics?

Bioequivalence : What is a bioequivalent drug?

Generic Medications : What is a generic drug?

Levothyroxine : What is levothyroxine, and are there differences between the brand-name and generic versions?

Costs : Why are generic medications cheaper than brand-name medications?


Prevention : What should I do to prevent gout attacks in the future?

High Blood Pressure

Cold Medication : Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?

Decongestants : Is it safe to take decongestants if I have blood pressure?

Multiple Medications : Is taking 3 different high blood pressure medications excessive or typical?

ACE Inhibitors : What is an ACE inhibitor?

Eye Drops : Why must I use extra care administering eye drops if I have high blood pressure and am taking a beta blocker?

Injury Prevention

Shin Splints : What are shin splints and how can I prevent them?


Evening Primrose : Are there side effects or drug interactions for evening primrose?

Antidepressants and Alcohol : Can I drink alcohol while taking a tricyclic antidepressant?

Levothyroxine and Supplements : Can levothyroxine be taken with food, vitamins, iron, or other minerals?

Vitamin K : Does Vitamin K interact with warfarin?

Blood Thinners : Do some herbal medications interact with blood thinners?

Grapefruit Juice : Do some medications interact with grapefruit juice?

Antibiotics and Alcohol : Is it OK to drink alcohol when you are taking an antibiotic?

Types of Interactions : What is a drug interaction?

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