Prescriptions & Medicine
5 Prescription Drugs That Can Adversely Affect Your Sex Life
According to recent studies, as many as one in four cases of sexual dysfunction can be linked to certain kinds of prescription medications. While the extent of the effect that drugs can have on sexual potency is not widely known, be sure to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing sexual dysfunction – especially if you are taking any of the following classes of medications.
Accidental Prescription Overdose In Children
Unintentional overdoses affect children of all ages, but are particularly common in two year olds – with one in every 150 suffering an accidental overdose each year. While young children are often the victims of accidental overdose, older children may be at risk for pediatric poisoning as well. By taking preventative measures and educating all members of the household on the dangers of taking medication without parental supervision, you can protect your children and keep them safe from accidental overdose.
What is a Compounding Pharmacy and How can it Benefit You?
A compounding pharmacy specializes in formulating customized treatments for each patient based on their specific needs. Since standardized medications may not provide the best formulation depending on the patient’s condition, compounding pharmacies give physicians the ability to prescribe a specific dosage and strength and to combine active ingredients to design the best treatment plan for each patient.
The Future of Generic Prescription Drugs
In late March, the Supreme Court examined deals between prescription drug providers, known as “pay-to-delay” deals. While many people know that generic drugs exist, they may not fully understand how this ruling will affect them.
How to Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet, and Why It’s Important
It’s springtime, and you know what that means. It’s time for spring cleaning! While you’re freshening up your home, remember to give your medicine cabinet some extra attention as well. While the medicine cabinet can sometimes be used as a storage area, it is best to go through the cabinet regularly and discard out of date or leftover medications. This will help you avoid accidently ingesting medications that have expired, that have been prescribed to someone else, or that were prescribed to treat an earlier condition.