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How to use cromolyn sodium to treat allergies
Cromolyn sodium is a widely available medication for preventing and treating nasal allergies, such as hay fever and pet or dust allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works by preventing the release of histamines in the nose. Learn more here.

What is the difference between clonazepam and Xanax?
Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here.

Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn's disease
Diarrhea is common in Crohn’s disease and can come on suddenly, greatly interfering with a person’s daily life. Here, we look at the different anti-diarrheal medications that may help people with Crohn’s who experience diarrhea.

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?
A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red.

Some cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease
Drugs that are currently used for cancer may thwart cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, according to a new study.

What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

What is meclizine?
Meclizine oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat vertigo (a condition that causes you to feel like you or the room is spinning). Meclizine oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Learn about meclizine’s side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

What is perindopril?
Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

What is sumatriptan?
The sumatriptan oral tablet (Imitrex) is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

What is paroxetine?
Paroxetine oral tablets are used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. This prescription medication is available in immediate-release and extended-release forms. It’s also available as both a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva. Learn about side effects, dosage, warnings, and more.

What is the difference between tramadol and hydrocodone?
Tramadol and hydrocodone are opioid medications that doctors prescribe for pain. Here, learn their uses, possible risks, and the differences between them.

Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?
Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects, and a person may be able to control their blood sugar by making lifestyle changes involving diet and exercise. Learn more here.

Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?
Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives.

Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may require caution depending on their ingredients, such as those containing alcohol. Learn more about the impact of using NyQuil while breastfeeding.

What's the difference between Vicodin and tramadol?
Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful. They both have side effects and interactions with other drugs. Learn more about the difference between Tramadol and Vicodin.

Treating urinary tract infections with Cipro
Cipro is an antibiotic that doctors use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). For Cipro to work, people must take the full course of the drug and follow their doctor's instructions. But some people may be at risk of severe side effects if they take Cipro, and they may need to consider alternatives. Learn more here.

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while breastfeeding?
Many doctors recommend that women avoid taking ibuprofen when they are pregnant, so people may wonder if this drug is safe to take while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety, risks, and considerations of taking ibuprofen while breastfeeding. We also discuss other pain relievers and natural treatments.

How to treat and prevent ingrown leg hairs
Ingrown hairs on the legs are a common problem for people who shave or wax the area. In this article, we look at how to remove an ingrown hair safely. We also describe a range of ways to prevent the hairs from growing inward, including dry brushing, using shaving cream, and shaving in the direction of hair growth.

What are the side effects of antibiotics?
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. However, they can cause side effects, such as digestive issues, fungal infections, and drug interactions. Some people experience severe reactions, including anaphylaxis and antibiotic resistant infections. Learn about the side effects of antibiotics here.

Can you take Aleve and Tylenol together?
Aleve and Tylenol are over-the-counter brands of different pain medications. People frequently use them to treat mild complaints, such as headaches and sore throats. Aleve and Tylenol are safe to take together. However, alternating between the two is more likely to provide extended relief. Learn more here.

Is it safe to mix acetaminophen and alcohol?
People take acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol or Tylenol, to treat pain and fever. In combination with alcohol, this drug can cause side effects, such as stomach upset, or severely damage the liver. In this article, we outline the risks of combining acetaminophen and alcohol and give tips on how to stay safe.

Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?
Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs.

Can you mix cephalexin and alcohol?
Cephalexin, also spelled cefalexin, is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as first-generation cephalosporins, which doctors use to treat a range of bacterial infections. While some antibiotics are not safe to take when consuming alcohol, cephalexin does not usually cause adverse reactions.

What are the side effects of testosterone pellets?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and its levels in the body decline steadily with age. Many people wish to supplement it when they are deficient. Testosterone pellets can be a convenient form of testosterone replacement therapy, but they can cause side effects, such as fluid retention and acne. Learn more here.

What is acetaminophen-hydrocodone?
Acetaminophen-hydrocodone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. It’s a combination drug that contains an opioid (hydrocodone). It’s available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Norco and Vicodin. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

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