Why Are Some Medications Recommended to Take With Food?
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Why Are Some Medications Recommended to Take With Food?

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Written By: Mark Rogers, Pharm. D There are three main reasons that some medications are recommended to take with food: 1. Reduce Side Effects One of the most common side…

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Navigating the World of Over-The Counter (OTC) Medicines: What Medication is Best for Heartburn (in no particular order)
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Navigating the World of Over-The Counter (OTC) Medicines: What Medication is Best for Heartburn (in no particular order)

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Written By: Mark Rogers, Pharm. D Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) The drugs available as OTC in this category includes the brands Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix (I recommend buying the generic equivalent…

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Navigating the World of Over-The Counter (OTC) Medicines: What Medicines Are Best for Headache/Pain? (in no particular order)
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Navigating the World of Over-The Counter (OTC) Medicines: What Medicines Are Best for Headache/Pain? (in no particular order)

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Written By: Mark Rogers, Pharm. D Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Acetaminophen is generally effective for mild-to-moderate pain and headaches. Oddly though, we still do not fully understand how it works. Be careful…

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Top Tips For Dealing with Medication Side Effects
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Top Tips For Dealing with Medication Side Effects

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Written By: Mark Rogers, Pharm. D So you started a new medication that your doctor says you really need to be taking. The problem is, the side effects of the…

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