Category Archives: Prescription Drug Safety

What Are Statins: FAQs on Cholesterol Medications

What Are Statins: FAQs on Cholesterol Medications

You’ve probably heard this name recently in commercials or even in TV shows or movies: statins. The obvious question that follows is, “What are statins?” Statins are a class of medications that are typically prescribed for high cholesterol, although they do serve a few other purposes, which will we get to later. To find out […]

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Antibiotic Choices: Considerations for Antibiotic Types

Antibiotic Choices: Considerations for Antibiotic Types

Have you recently been prescribed an antibiotic for any reason? If you are like most people, you probably have never thought about the possible complications that can be caused by what is often considered a routine medication. Unfortunately, there are many issues you should consider before filling your antibiotic prescription at the local pharmacy. When […]

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Food-Drug Interactions: Foods that Affect the Way Medications Work

Food-Drug Interactions: Foods that Affect the Way Medications Work

Did you know that what you eat can affect the way your medications work? Many people have prescribed medications for everything from an illness to high blood pressure. These medications can each have an interaction with the foods you eat. Some foods can intensify or weaken the medications you take which can be harmful to […]

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Common Prescription Medications that can Cause Liver Damage

Common Prescription Medications that can Cause Liver Damage

Although prescription medications are designed to treat a specific illness or address a particular health condition, they don’t come without side effects and contraindications. Some drugs may have a negative impact on the human body, particularly the liver. That’s why it’s important to know some of the common prescription drugs that may increase the risk […]

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