Medications

Medications

Skin Cancer from Your Blood Pressure Med? Yes, It’s Possible.

There’s new evidence that the drug hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) raises risk for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.

Medications

The Life-Threatening Drug Reaction You’ve Never Heard Of

Epidermal necrolysis is a rare condition caused by medications. Learn how to recognize it and what to do about it.

Medications

How to Tell if You’re Hooked on Antibiotics

One-third of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary…and if you take too many now, they may not work when you really need them.

Medications

Taking Steroids? Do This to Prevent Deadly Pneumonia

Steroids can be helpful, but also dangerous. Here’s what to do to keep steroids from leading to pneumonia.

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Meds That Mess with Your Gut

You know the warnings about antibiotics, but they’re not the only drugs to upset the balance in your gut, creating problems with digestion and worse.

Drug Interactions

Are Your Medications Making Your Life Worse?

Polypharmacy means taking drugs or combinations of drugs that do more harm than good. Millions of us do. Here's how to stop.

Medications

What TV Drug Ads Aren’t Telling You

TV drug ads give the impression that a pill can cure what ails you—and perhaps even give you a better life overall. Here’s how to not get duped…

Medications

When You’re Out of Treatments, “Right to Try” Isn’t Your Only Hope

When a pwerson is terminally ill and has exhausted al lthe FDA-approved treatments, "Right to Try" laws aren't the only option...

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When Your Medication Makes You Gain Weight

Medications cn help us fight diabetes, depression and other chronic conditions. But weight gain can be a troublesome side effect. The ones to watch...

Medications

Don’t Get Addicted to Xanax, Ativan, Ambien or Some Other Sedative

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, may help your insomnia or anxiety in the short term...but you can quickly get addicted. How to not get hooked...

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Is Your Medication Making You Suicidal?

The use of certain common medications is linked to suicidal thinking. Find out which ones you need to beware of...

Medications

New MRI Danger

With some MRIs you get an injection of the contrast agent gadolinium but gadolinium can be toxic.

Medications

A Better Way to Take a Tablet

Some medications can be formulated to be taken under the tongue. Here's why these sublingual medications might be helpful for you.

Medications

Time to Take Your Digital Pill?

Remembering to take medication can be challenging. But is a new high-tech digital pill the answer? Read on to find out how this new pill works…

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The Dangers of Acid Suppressing Drugs

Acid-suppressing drugs are commonly prescribed and taken on an ongoing basis by patients—but this class of drugs is one of the most dangerous you can take.