Millions of people rely upon anti-anxiety benzos to calm their nerves and put them to sleep. What are the pros and cons of benzodiazepines?
When blood tests point to liver failure, you need to figure out quickly whether drugs or supplements you are taking could be responsible.
Antihistamines can calm allergic reactions. But when some people stop cetirizine or levocetirizine, they may experience unbearable itching!
Serious lisinopril side effects can occur after many years. Doctors may miss the diagnosis if lisinopril and angioedema affect the abdomen.
Stopping heartburn drugs like Nexium can lead to rebound acid. Gradually tapering the dose along with natural approaches help.
An antidepressant combination, sertraline (Zoloft) and amitriptyline (Elavil) increased the risk for seizures. Did it lead to brain damage?
Guidelines recommend regular aspirin use to prevent second heart attacks. In the poorest countries, though, this cheap drug is underutilized.
A physician survey and Congressional committee report are critical of the FDA's accelerated approval of Aduhelm for Alzheimer's disease. Why?
Prescribers don't always warn patients that some medications can sensitize the skin to the sun's rays and lead to bad sunburns.
Jardiance is being advertised on television. Watch the smiles, singing and dancing! There are also some serious risks. What are they?
Surgery while on Ozempic or Wegovy or other GLP-1 agonists such as Victoza, Saxenda, or Mounjaro requires special caution. Beware aspiration!
If you are like most people you use an aluminum antiperspirant daily. What happens if you stop? Body odor, right? Now there's an explanation.
Memory loss is a terrible challenge. Might commonly prescribed medications or OTC antihistamines be to blame?
Metformin (Glucophage) is the most popular drug for type 2 diabetes, but it can be hard on the GI tract and kidneys. Metformin vs. cancer?
A mother whose child relies on medicine to prevent transplant rejection found that his medicines lose potency during shipping.
When can you sue the drug company for disability or death? If you have been warned of an adverse drug reaction you could be out of luck.