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What are the benefits of glutathione?
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here.

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differences between Valium and Xanax here.

Is melatonin safe for children?
Melatonin supplements are a popular treatment for children with sleeping problems. Although some research suggests that melatonin may be safe and effective for children, there are no clear guidelines on a suitable dosage. Learn more here.

What are the best sleeping pills?
The best sleeping pill will depend on a person’s sleep patterns and needs. People with insomnia and those with jet lag, for instance, may benefit from different medications. Learn about the types, effectiveness, and safety of several sleeping pills here.

Can you take a Z pack for a cold?
Taking a Z pack for a cold will have no effect. This is because a Z pack is a type of antibiotic that works for bacterial infections, not viral infections such as the cold. There are also some safety concerns about taking a Z pack for viral infections, so doing so should only occur under the supervision of a doctor.

What are the side effects of gabapentin?
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that doctors often prescribe to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. It is generally safe but can cause some side effects, including trembling and hoarseness. Here, learn more about the common, long-term, and rare side effects of gabapentin and when to see a doctor.

Magnesium sulfate for asthma treatment
People with asthma often experience flare-ups of symptoms. For severe asthma attacks that do not respond to standard treatments, a doctor may administer intravenous magnesium sulfate. Learn more here.

Alpha-lipoic acid: Everything you need to know
Alpha-lipoic acid is a natural compound with antioxidant properties and other potential health benefits. In this article, learn about its uses and side effects.

Blood pressure medications: Everything you need to know
Blood pressure medications help prevent many serious complications, such as stroke and heart disease. Learn about the types and possible side effects in this article.

Everything you need to know about anxiety medications
There are four major types of anxiety medication as well as other drugs that a doctor may prescribe off-label. Learn about how they work and the possible side effects here.

Does Emergen-C Work?
Emergen-C is a dietary supplement that claims to support the immune system. Some people take it to treat colds. We look at whether Emergen-C works or not.

What is the difference between methylprednisolone and prednisone?
Methylprednisolone and prednisone are medications that can treat certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, by reducing inflammation in the body. Learn about the differences between these corticosteroids here.

Fertility drugs for women: What to know
Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects.

Anticholinergic drugs: What to know
Anticholinergic drugs can help treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In this article, learn about the different types of anticholinergic drugs and their possible side effects.

Methotrexate and folic acid for rheumatoid arthritis
Doctors sometimes prescribe methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but it can lead to folic acid deficiencies. Learn more about managing this and other side effects.

What is opioid-induced constipation?
Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here.

What to know about steroids for COPD
Doctors usually prescribe bronchodilators for COPD but may recommend steroids for severe symptoms. In this article, learn about the types of steroid medications available, as well as how they work, whether they are effective, and if there are any risks or side effects.

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.

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