Learn More About Medication
Prednisone is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid prescribed to help balance hormones in individuals whose adrenal glands do not produce enough corticosteroids. It helps treat inflammation by altering the body’s immune function. However, with medications, it is essential to be aware of interactions, especially with alcohol. So, can you drink while on prednisone? You can, but… Continue reading Prednisone and Alcohol – Can You Drink With Prednisone?
Jessica Guht Nov. 01, 2023
Cold sores are small blisters that appear around the mouth or on the lips and result from the herpes simplex virus type one (HSV-1). Herpes is a highly contagious virus that spreads through close contact, such as sexual contact or kissing, and cold sores can serve as a location that spreads the herpes virus. While… Continue reading Acyclovir vs. Valacyclovir – Overview and Comparison
Jessica Guht Sep. 04, 2023
Those looking to quit smoking often find it challenging to fight past their body’s craving for nicotine, but a solution can be found in the medication Chantix, which reduces the reward offered by cigarettes and makes it easier for you to fight any cravings. However, those on Chantix must be aware of one thing in… Continue reading Chantix and Alcohol – Can You Drink While Taking Chantix?
Jessica Guht Aug. 30, 2023
Atorvastatin is a medication taken to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Since cholesterol production peaks at night, it’s common to wonder when you should take atorvastatin, in the morning or at night. Some doctors recommend taking atorvastatin at night, but because it has a long half-life, it can… Continue reading When to Take Atorvastatin: Morning or Night?
Jessica Guht Aug. 17, 2023
Statins are medications that are specifically designed to help lower cholesterol levels in a person’s body. There are some types of statins that are designed to be most effective during the morning, and there are other types of statins that are more effective when taken during the night, which can lead to much confusion about… Continue reading When Is the Best Time to Take Cholesterol Medication?
Jessica Guht Jun. 08, 2023
Whenever you have prescribed medication, it’s vital that you know what other types of medication you can or cannot take simultaneously. Some pain medications can increase your chances of experiencing side effects of your regular medication – so what pain medication is safe to use if you are taking prescribed gabapentin? Find out the answers… Continue reading What Pain Medication Can I Take With Gabapentin?
Jessica Guht May. 31, 2023
With the potential side effects of medications, it’s common to wonder how long after you stop taking something it will continue to affect your body. This is an especially common concern for hydroxyzine since drowsiness is one of its side effects, and driving may be unsafe until it is out of your system. This begs… Continue reading How Long Does Hydroxyzine Stay in Your System?
Jessica Guht Apr. 28, 2023
Lexapro is the brand name for Escitalopram, a type of medication used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. As with any medication, it’s important to know the possible side effects to help you know what to expect when taking Lexapro. This guide will explain some of the first-week side effects of Lexapro, helping… Continue reading Lexapro Side Effects First Week: All You Should Know
Jessica Guht Nov. 10, 2022
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed psychological disorder in children, and it can dramatically affect a child’s abilities in school, potentially impacting their long-term success. Because of this, treatment is often sought. Adderall is the most common medication prescribed for ADHD, although Wellbutrin is another potential option. Continue reading to see the differences and similarities… Continue reading Wellbutrin Vs. Adderall: How Do They Differ?
Jessica Guht Oct. 04, 2022
Sleep is one of the most important things we can do to our body, and not getting enough can cause irritability, fatigue, and lack of concentration, affecting us all day. Even more upsetting is when you spend all day tired, only to continue struggling to sleep at night. For those who take Cymbalta, this difficulty… Continue reading How To Sleep While Taking Cymbalta?
Jessica Guht Sep. 30, 2022
For those with type 2 diabetes, the body is unable to use insulin as effectively, leading to increased blood sugar levels. If left unchecked, this can lead to severe complications, such as heart problems, kidney disease, or eye damage. Metformin is a medication that can help those with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar… Continue reading Foods to Avoid While Taking Metformin
Jessica Guht Sep. 29, 2022