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01 Jul: Top 10 “Most Important” Tips for Safe Prescription Drug Use

If you’re looking to have a safer and healthier experience taking medication, here is a list of the top 10 “most important” tips for safe prescription drug use: 1) Keep An Updated Prescription Drug Worksheet If you really want to understand your medications and desire to prevent any possible adverse drug reactions to what you take, there is no more important step than this. It’s especially needed if you’re going to a doctor you haven’t seen before and they don’t have your medical history. It’s done by gathering all of your medications together and taking them to your primary doctor so a drug worksheet can be made. Make sure you even include over-the-counter medications as well to keep your doctor abreast…

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28 May: How Long is an Open Vial of Insulin Good For?

Once an insulin vial is punctured and open there is a limited amount of time that the vial can be stored before it becomes unsafe to use. Many people who use insulin will have left over medication in the vial because of the size of their daily dosages. Different insulin products have different time limits on being able to store it safely and it can be hard to track and remember. Not all types of glucose will have the same expiration time on open vials. They not only vary by type but also by the drug used. Here’s a help list to refer to for the proper length of time to store open (punctured) vials: Long-Acting Insulin Levemir: 42 days…

prescription medications that can cause hair loss

17 Mar: 11 Common Prescription Medications That Can Cause Hair Loss

Heredity or the aging process are the obvious candidates for blame when someone begins losing hair. Other factors attributed to this issue might be stress, illness, surgery, child birth, chronic iron deficiency, thyroid disorder and a questionable diet with protein and caloric restriction. However, prescription medications that can cause hair loss often turn out to be the reason. 11 Medications That Can Cause Hair Loss Blood pressure medications are ACE Inhibitors and include Lisinopril or Captopril. Atrial fibrillation patients or with other arrhythmias take Amiodarone (otherwise known as Pacerone or Cordarone), this pretty rare and doesn’t occur all too often. Statin drugs that like Simvastatin (Zocor) or Atorvastatin (Lipitor) help lower cholesterol. Other medications that can cause hair loss include…

Thyroid Medication Not Working? These Drugs Can Cause Interactions...

05 Mar: Thyroid Medication Not Working? These Drugs Can Cause Interactions…

Most patients being treated for hypothyroidism are prescribed levothyroxine, also known as Synthroid, its brand name. In fact, nearly 12 percent of women are on the drug for life. Most commonly caused by autoimmune thyroiditis, hypothyroidism is defined by thyroid underactivity. Thyroid Drug Interactions If you aren’t feeling optimal despite receiving thyroid replacement, you may be experiencing the effects of thyroid drug interactions. In some cases, the cause of thyroid medication not working is reduced absorption because of these interactions. All patients being treated for hypothyroidism should receive regular lab tests to monitor TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone. If TSH levels fluctuate wildly, getting thyroid medication levels just right can be more difficult. Thyroid drug interactions can result from use…

Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

14 Jan: Memory Function a Reason to Simplify Your Medication Regimen

  Previously, we talked about medication adherence in broad terms. In fact, we discussed how it isn’t simply a case of not remembering to take prescribed medication, that there are many factors that contribute to non-adherence. While this is true, we need to backtrack a little because a person’s memory does play a role in medication adherence. How Your Memory Works We remember information in pieces. As discussed in a recent Forbes article, a young person with a fully functioning working memory (the memory that is used when we are conducting mental tasks, such as problem solving) can remember 3 to 5 pieces of information at a time. As we age, our ability to remember information declines. This means the maximum capacity…

eDrugSearch.com's 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

09 Jan: eDrugSearch.com’s 14 Most Popular Posts From 2014

  Aren’t you just a little bit curious to see what articles and infographics were the most popular in 2014? Here’s the countdown: 14.) What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications – Learn about the upside to taking heartburn medications, downsides and risks, proper diagnosis, and how to find the best price on your medications. 13.) 17 Common Prescription Drugs with Bad Side Effects – Let’s take a look at a few of these prescription drugs with bad side effects, what those side effects are, and what you can do if you experience any of them. 12.) Pay LESS than Your $10 Co-pay for Many Generic Medications! – If your monthly co-pay is $10, then that seems reasonable. But what if you can get your generic medications…

Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse – The New Epidemic

31 Dec: Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse – The New Epidemic

The emerging and insidious epidemic Americans should be worried about is not Ebola; it is prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse and it’s running rampant throughout the U.S. It is something that we all wish wasn’t a reality, but unfortunately it is and we can’t turn a blind eye. Prescription drug abuse is defined by the NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse as taking any medication is a way other than the way the doctor has prescribed. The NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse also states that prescription and OTC drugs are the most sought after drugs after alcohol and marijuana by Americans aged 14 and older. This abuse includes taking medication that has been prescribed for someone else, taking…

FDA Reveals New Drug Labeling for Pregnant Women

09 Dec: FDA Reveals New Drug Labeling for Pregnant Women

Many pregnant women suffer from chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or asthma and they have to take medication, such as Metformin, Sectral, and Alvesco, on a regular basis. They may also develop new conditions during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, an infection, or morning sickness. In addition, the dosage of medications they took previously might change as their body changes during pregnancy. There are so many factors involved that it can be very intimidating for a woman to know what medication she can and cannot safely take. Previous FDA Drug Labeling System Up until now, the FDA has used an outdate letter system to label prescription drugs for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The letters used in this…

18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

11 Nov: 18 Sure-Fire Tips to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Empower Yourself to Save Money on Prescription Drugs! It’s no secret that prescription drug costs are out of control in the United States. Since 2000, drug costs have risen by an average of 10 percent every year–more than 3 times the rate of inflation during this period. Today, Americans pay more for their medications than the citizens of any developed country in the world. The unfortunate–and sometimes tragic–results of skyrocketing drug prices include consumers forgoing needed medications because they simply can’t afford them. This is particularly evident in today’s struggling economy. The problem of high drug prices most directly affects the 65 million Americans who don’t have prescription drug insurance. But even those Americans who have insurance are seeing co-pays and…

What is the Best Time to Take Your Medications?

22 Oct: What is the Best Time to Take Your Medications?

The majority of people tend to take their medication in the morning when they get up or at night when they go to bed. Taking medication as a part of a solid routine helps ensure the medication isn’t forgotten. Which makes complete sense, BUT that doesn’t mean that morning or night are the best times to take your medication. There are certain medications that are better taken at certain times of the day, according to the biological rhythm of your body and when that medication can be at its most effective. The following is a list of medications that are best taken at a certain time of day: Best Time to Take Asthma Medication Asthma medications taken orally, such as…

Iodine - A Gorgeous New Website for Drug Information

01 Oct: Iodine – A Gorgeous New Website for Drug Information

What Target Did for Rx Bottles, Iodine Does for Organizing Drug Data The world of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can seem big and scary. Whenever a person needs medication for a disease, disorder, or other condition many questions come up. What are the drug options? What are the potential side effects? How much does it cost? Are there less expensive generic alternatives? How does the drug really impact people in their day-to-day lives? Fortunately, the power of the internet has once again made it possible for people to educate themselves and learn from each other. There is a new drug database called Iodine (www.iodine.com) that offers users a beautiful and interactive way to view data on the prescription and OTC medications, allowing…

18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

23 Sep: 18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

Have you ever had a charley horse that had you springing from your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever had a leg or chest muscle cramp that has hit during the day, making it difficult for you to work? Most people have experienced some kind of muscle spasms or cramps at some point in their lives and know how extremely painful they are. However, what many people may not know is that there are a number of common medications that cause muscle spasms as a side effect. That’s right! That midnight charley horse or chest wall spasm after you exercise might just be cause by the medication you are taking. Is Your Medication on the List? Here’s…

Making Sense of Your Medication’s Side Effects

02 Sep: Making Sense of Your Medication’s Side Effects

  Whether you are taking one medication or a number of different medications, you have probably looked at the list of potential side effects and felt very confused. Why? Because these medication side effects are confusing! You can have a medication that lists both diarrhea and constipation as potential side effects or both drowsiness and insomnia. How can people experience both of these at the same time? Well, they don’t, but all of the potential side effects listed are all of the side effects experienced during the clinical trials of the drug. So one person may have suffered the side effect of diarrhea and another might have had constipation. One might have become drowsy while another ended up with insomnia….

Which Osteoporosis Medication Has the Least Side Effects?

27 Aug: Which Osteoporosis Medication Has the Least Side Effects?

  Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones lose mass and tissue, leaving them weak and increasing the risk of fracture. If you live with the condition, then you know how much it can affect your quality of life. Fortunately, there are medications that can help slow down the progression of osteoporosis, but you need to know the facts before you decide which medication to take to treat the disease. Here are some facts about the different types of osteoporosis medications you can take. Bisphosphonates The most commonly prescribed medications for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates, which are designed to stop bone loss by inhibiting the cells that break down the bone. The first of these to be developed and approved…

Change In Pill Color and Shape Could Have Killer Consequences

30 Jul: Change In Pill Color and Shape Could Have Killer Consequences

  Many people take medications daily. The elderly, in particular, tend to take multiple pills per day. These people depend on these pills, but they also depend on their routine and being able to depend on knowing which pill is which. So what happens when a pill is changed? What happens when the color or shape of a pill changes? How much of a difference does this really make? It might surprise you to know, that these changes can turn a drug that is supposed to improve their health into something that is deadly. The Generic Problem Many brand name medications have lost their patent protection over the years, leading to the development of generic equivalents to a drug. Now,…

Here's a Quick Way to Prevent Medication Errors in Kids

22 Jul: Here’s a Quick Way to Prevent Medication Errors in Kids

Children are in need of medication as much as adults. With teething, fevers, ear aches, infections, and more serious health problems, children often require prescription medication to be administered in the hospital or at home. Often, this is simple over-the-counter (OTC) medication, such as Tylenol, Advil, or children’s Gravol, but sometimes prescription medication is required. Unfortunately, it is all too common for children to receive the wrong dose of medication, giving them too much or too little of what they need. According to Dr. Michael L. Rinke, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York, and his colleagues, who did a review of the previous studies done on the administration of medication and the filling of prescriptions,…

What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

15 Jul: What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

  In 2012, Nexium, the simple acid reflux drug, was the top-selling brand of prescription medication in the U.S. The sales for this drug totalled a whopping $6 billion. That’s a lot of money to treat heartburn. However, there are a number of other brands that beat the Nexium price and still offer relief from heartburn. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about heartburn medications. Upside to Heartburn Medications According to an analysis conducted by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, you have a number of options when it comes to treating heartburn. Just because doctors tend to automatically prescribe proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Aciphex, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, Prevacid 24hr, Zegerid and Zegerid OTC it doesn’t mean that’s…

Canadian Pharmacies - Setting the Record Strait About Safety

11 Jul: Canadian Pharmacies — Setting the Record Strait About Safety

Millions of Americans turn to international sources for foreign medication, Canadian pharmacies in particular ranking high on the list. They’re close to home, extremely competitive in pricing when it comes to foreign drugs, and have strict safety regulations. However, the federal government for the United States uses plenty of scare tactics in an attempt to make American citizens steer clear of foreign drugs, even going so far as making it illegal to buy drugs from international sources. Because they do not have the official stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the door is officially closed for consumers in America. However, anyone with savvy and a pinched budget is likely to opt for Canadian pharmacies. The price of…

Celebrity Drug Overdoses

03 Jul: Celebrity Drug Overdoses [Infographic]

Celebrities Who Have Died from Drug Overdoses Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in America. Prescription drugs are easy to get addicted to and terribly hard to get over. In the United States, almost 290 people overdose on prescription drugs everyday. A drug overdose doesn’t always result in death, but it can still cause serious health problems and eventually lead you to your deathbed. These celebrity overdoses, whether accidental or not, is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Below is a list of celebrities who have died from drug overdoses. The infographic below shows just a few of those whose lives have ended early due to a prescription drug overdose. Also check out: 12 Accidental…

What Expired Drugs Are Lurking In Your Medicine Cabinet?

01 Jul: What Expired Drugs Are Lurking In Your Medicine Cabinet?

  It’s probably close to a guarantee that you have expired drugs of some sort sitting in your medicine cabinet. Perhaps it’s in your first aid kit or hiding in the bottom of your purse. Whether it’s something as simple as Tylenol or Polysporin or some antidepressant, such as Effexor, that you forgot was in your medicine cabinet, you are sure to have some medications lurking around that are past their date. The thing is that these expired medications can be more dangerous to you than expired food sitting in your refrigerator. What That Expiry Date Means The expiry date placed on medications indicates it is the last day that the drug is expected to have full potency. It is also…

10 Over-the-Counter Drugs You Need to Avoid During Pregnancy

26 Jun: 10 Over-the-Counter Drugs You Need to Avoid During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, the list of forbidden things seems to grow and change as much as the unborn baby does. Many things are general knowledge, such as illegal substances, smoking and alcohol. It isn’t always considered, however, that over-the-counter drugs can be included in the things that can threaten your baby. Some OTC drugs should not be taken at all during the pregnancy and breastfeeding, while others are only safe to take during specific times of gestation. #1 Aspirin Aspirin is a common drug that is used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is also often recommended in small doses during or as a preventative for heart attacks and blot clotting. There are many OTC drugs that contain…

FDA: Heartburn Medication and Bone Fractures Go Hand-in-Hand

18 Jun: FDA: Heartburn Medication and Bone Fractures Go Hand-in-Hand

Heartburn is a common problem that has plagued people for many decades. In the late 1980s, some popular heartburn medications started being prescribed, including Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium. These heartburn medications are known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and they are so popular that 1 in 20 people take them. They work by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach to about 10% of normal stomach acid levels. These days, heartburn medications are available over-the-counter, and now that they have been around for such a long time, doctors are beginning to see some of the long-term effects of taking these medications. Osteoporosis, Heartburn Medication and Bone Fractures The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now put out a warning that PPIs…

17 Common Prescription Drugs with Bad Side Effects

12 Jun: 17 Common Prescription Drugs with Bad Side Effects

There are many medications that are commonly prescribed and taken by thousands of people every day. It is easy to think that these medications are completely safe or that they only have minor side effects. Nonetheless, there are many prescription drugs with bad side effects. The more commonly listed side effects include things such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness. However, even with these more common medications, there can be side effects that you might not expect. Let’s take a look at a few of these prescription drugs with bad side effects, what those side effects are, and what you can do if you experience any of them. 1.) Ambien Have you ever heard of sleep driving? A small percentage of…

8 Healthy Foods You Don't Mix with Medication

04 Jun: 8 Healthy Foods You Don’t Mix with Medication

We all know there is a lot of unhealthy food out there that we need to stay away from, but for those of us on certain prescription medications, there are some food you may be surprised to find that you shouldn’t be eating, foods that under normal circumstances are considered perfectly healthy. Let’s take a look at the top 8 foods you need to avoid while taking certain medications. 1.) Grapefruit A wonderful morning drink and refreshing in the summer, grapefruit and grapefruit juice must be avoided by anyone taking cholesterol drugs, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin). Other drugs that react with grapefruit juice include Plendil, Sular, and Procardia. There is a component of grapefruit juice that can increase the amount of…

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28 May: Summer’s Here! Do You Know Which Medicines Cause Sun Sensitivity?

Everyone loves summer, with its warm weather and fun in the sun, but did you know that some medicines don’t mix well with the sun? Yes, there are some medications that can cause you to burn badly or have an allergic reaction when your skin is exposed to the sun. If you are taking medication and like to spend time outdoors, then you should know which medicines that cause sun sensitivity and what you can do to protect yourself. Common Medicines That Cause Sun Sensitivity There are many medications that cause photosensitivity, both prescription and non-prescription. Antibiotics, antidepressants, and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are just a few. These are commonly prescribed medications or over-the-counter medications that people take every day. This…

New Report: Obamacare Silver Plan May Have Higher Costs Than Traditional Plans

27 May: Obamacare Silver Plan May Have Higher Costs Than Traditional Plans

  According to a new report, the cost of prescription medications may be higher under the Affordable Care Act. Individuals expected to be affected the most will be patients who have the Obamacare Silver Plan and may be required to pay more than twice as much out of pocket for their prescription drugs. Those under the Obamacare Silver Plan and who have high insurance deductibles already need to pay 100 percent of their care costs out-of-pocket until they reach their deductible amount. This amount can be as much as $2,000 in some cases, and the overall expense will surpass that of some traditional health insurance plans offered by employers. The new health insurance set-up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not completely negative. One…

New Report: Nearly Half of All Americans Take Prescription Drugs

22 May: New Report: Nearly Half of All Americans Take Prescription Drugs

  Have you ever wondered how many Americans take prescription drugs? A new report released by the Center for Disease Control Prevention has revealed that between 2007 and 2010 47.5% of Americans were taking prescription drugs. That’s nearly half of all Americans! Surprised? The number of Americans taking prescription drugs between 1988 and 1994 was only 39.1%. A whopping 10% of Americans took five or more prescription medications in the 30 days prior to the survey. So what prescription drugs are the most commonly needed by Americans today? Heart Medications Top the List There are many types of heart and cardiovascular medications that treat everything from heart disease to high blood pressure to kidney disease. This was reported to be the…

9 Sure-Fire Prescription Drug Safety Tips That Work

20 May: 9 Sure-Fire Prescription Drug Safety Tips That Work

  It is important to keep you and your loved ones safe when it comes to prescription drugs. There are some simple yet effective prescription drug safety tips that you can take to prevent complications and other problems that may arise. Learn how to protect your family and yourself from possible interactions, abuses, and other problems. 1. Know the Source Many people look to save money by using an online pharmacy. This can be a very safe way to save money on some common prescriptions — as long as the company is reputable. There are some unscrupulous sites know as “rogue” online pharmacies that will sell you counterfeit drugs. These are very dangerous, as most are made with toxic ingredients. Do your…

05 May: Has Big Pharma Really Taken Over Medical Research?

The creators of the new “Bought” movie are on a mission to answer the question once and for all — pulling the curtain back on Big Pharma’s insidious greed machine. “There is a story roaming through my head, one that’s insisting to get out. It was born in over 100 interviews with genuine, loving, caring health care professionals, researchers and advocates last year. We kept picking up a theme, a sense that the game was rigged, that we’d already played and lost but didn’t know it. Our health has already been Bought. It’s a risky story to tell, but would be a tragedy to passively consent to with silence.” The movie trailer begins at the 1:03 mark.

23 Apr: The Hidden Cost of Free Prescription Drug Samples

Regardless of where you are purchasing your prescription drugs, your prescription journey begins in your doctor’s office.  It is not uncommon for your doctor to provide you with free prescription drug samples when he or she is ready to start you on a new medication.  However, while the drug sample may be free, it might cost you more in the long run.  Pharmaceutical companies spend billions every year on distributing free drug samples to doctors across the U.S.  This is a good way to introduce these physicians to a new type of medication and it is also a good way to get patients to purchase these medications right from the start. No Generic Free Samples The free drug samples that doctors…

Brand Name vs Generic Drugs: Which Is Better?

15 Apr: Brand Name vs Generic Drugs: Which Is Better?

Is it worth paying more for the name brand?  That’s a question people are always asking themselves.  Should I buy the name brand toilet paper or is a no-name brand just fine?  There are times when spending more on the name brand means you will receive a higher quality product.  There are also times when it doesn’t matter one way or the other.  After all, a plain white cotton t-shirt is a plain white cotton t-shirt, right?  So where do prescription and over-the-counter medications fall into this brand name vs generic drugs debate?  Fortunately, you will get the same quality in a generic version of a medication as you get with the brand name. Rigorous Testing Prescription and over-the-counter drugs…

There Are Some Vitamins You CAN Mix with Your Medication

10 Apr: There Are Some Vitamins You CAN Mix with Your Medication

Have you ever been told that you can’t take vitamin supplements with your medications or that you really need to be careful when doing so?  You certainly do need to exercise caution because the combination of vitamins and prescription medication can cause a myriad of problems, but vitamin supplements CAN be beneficial with prescription medications IF you take the right combination.  Let’s take a look at a few examples of a potent and beneficial combination of medication and vitamins. Antidepressants, such as Zoloft and Lexapro, are well-paired with the B vitamins, particularly vitamins B6 and B12. People taking Metformin for type 2 diabetes will do well to take vitamin B12 and fish oil. When taking antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin or…

What You Should Know When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

01 Apr: What You Should Know When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

  Online shopping has become a regular part of people’s lives.  We purchase clothing, eye wear, books, vehicles, and even vacations online.  So why not purchase prescription drugs online, too?  Buying your prescription drugs online can be good for many reasons.  It can allow you to find better prices, remain anonymous, and give you the convenience of shopping from the comfort of your own home.  However, buying prescription drugs online is not as simple as purchasing a new pair of jeans.  You need to know how to be safe when buying your prescription drugs online. Safety First At eDrugSearch.com we take prescription safety seriously.  If you aren’t taking the right prescription drugs, you could literally be playing with your life. …

2 Simple Steps on How to Read a Doctor's Prescription Correctly

10 Dec: 2 Simple Steps on How to Read a Doctor’s Prescription Correctly

Let’s face it, sometimes it feels like you need to be a medical school graduate to decipher a doctor’s prescription. Overbooking of appointments and handling of heavy caseloads often reduces the amount of time a physician can spend with each individual patient, which may leave the patient feeling confused about what solutions were recommended for them. Many times when a prescription is offered, it is done so quickly and without much explanation. In order to avoid having more questions when you leave the doctor’s office than you had when you arrived, follow these two simple steps on how to read a doctor’s prescription: 1. Ask for Clarity Probably the most important—as well as the simplest—way to read a doctor’s prescription…

How to Buy Medication in Canada

11 Sep: How to Buy Medication in Canada – Helpful Tips You Ought to Know

If you’re interested in learning how to buy medication in Canada, there are several things that you should keep in mind. The prescriptions are often much more affordable than products that are found in the United States, and items are shipped in original containers that are sealed for your protection. Additionally, the medication includes the name of the manufacturing pharmaceutical company and the expiration date. Most pharmacies in Canada even have medications for your pets and popular drugs that do not require any prescription. The savings that you receive can be quite impressive for each kind of product. How to Buy Medication in Canada and Save Money The first step is to understand that the most reliable Canadian pharmacies insist…

How to Calculate Drug Dosage - The Easy Way

04 Sep: How to Calculate Drug Dosage – The Easy Way

One of the first skills medical professionals learn is how to calculate drug dosage. Doing the math wrong can lead to ineffective patient treatments or cause a toxic drug overdose.  In most cases, the dosage information presents as mg/kg, or a ratio of milligrams of the drug to kilograms of body weight. The first step in determining a proper dosage is to figure out the patient’s weight in the right measurement. Pounds to Kilograms At the center of the process is determining the body weight of the patient in kilograms – the International System of Units base meter for mass. One kilogram equals 2.2 pounds. To calculate body weight in kilograms, you must divide the weight in pounds by that…

How to Dispose of Expired Medications Safely

25 Jul: How to Dispose of Expired Medications Safely

There have been increasing reports recently that have discovered trace levels of prescription and over-the-counter medications in the drinking water supply of cities all over the nation. The water most likely received these levels from both drugs that were excreted as well as from drugs being flushed down the toilet. Following these findings, the FDA has issued guidelines on how to properly dispose of expired or unused drugs. Unfortunately, many people are still unsure of how to dispose of expired medications safely. Below are the 3 main methods of how to get rid of drugs that are lying around the house safely and effectively. How to Dispose of Expired Medications: Remove the pills from their original bottle. Crush the pills…

How-to-Report-Adverse-Drug-Reactions

17 Jul: How to Report Adverse Drug Reactions

The advance of modern medicine has helped human kind on many levels. The age of the average person has been extended, once deadly diseases are now a minor incontinence and medicine heals wounds that was once life altering. However, this doesn’t mean that all medicine is perfect. Even the most tested medicine reacts differently to each individual person. Sometimes these meds have a reaction that isn’t expected and can harm an individual. When this happens, here is How to Report Adverse Drug Reactions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the entity that approves all medicine that comes in and out of the USA. This is who will eventually be contacted about the adverse drug reaction. However, this isn’t the…