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Pharmacists are medication experts who use their detailed knowledge of medicines to help patients get well. Duties include dispensing medications, assuring the safety and appropriateness of the prescribed therapy, monitoring patient health and progress, partnering with consumers and patients to provide education and advice on the use of medications. They also collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other health care team members to provide expertise on drug decisions and improve patient outcomes, providing knowledge about the composition of drugs and safeguard drug purity and strength.
Death risk increased with two blood pressure drugs
Researchers reveal that two classes of medication used to treat hypertension could raise blood pressure variability, which may increase the risk of death.
Can you use an inhaler after the expiration date?
Many people with asthma wonder if inhalers are still safe to use after their expiry date. Learn about medication expiry dates and possible side effects.
Can you drink alcohol while taking antihistamines?
Taking medications can mean other substances, such as alcohol, are more dangerous. Mixing benadryl and alcohol has several distinct dangers to be aware of.
What side effects can result from interferon?
Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.
Does metformin help you lose weight?
We examine what impact metformin might have on weight loss, how this drug is used to treat diabetes, and whether or not it helps people to lose weight.
Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?
A look at the link between tamoxifen and weight gain. Included is detail on why weight gain can occur in breast cancer treatment, and other side effects.
Do any weight loss pills really work?
In this article, we take a look at nine types of pills and supplements that are proposed to help support weight loss, examining the evidence for each one.
Types and side effects of antiemetic drugs
Antiemetic drugs help ease symptoms of nausea or vomiting. Learn about what medications are available to treat different causes of nausea.
Are there any alternatives to Flomax?
BPH is a condition often treated with a drug called Flomax. A number of alternatives can help people with BPH relieve their symptoms and feel better.
What is clenbuterol?
Learn all about clenbuterol, a drug that many people use illegally as a weight-loss and bodybuilding agent. This article looks at its uses and risks.
Daily aspirin could ward off liver cancer
Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests.
Type 2 diabetes: Blood sugar pill shows promise
In a 26-week phase II clinical trial for type 2 diabetes patients, glycemic control using semaglutide in pill form was better than using a placebo.
Breakthrough pain: Causes and medications
Learn about breakthrough pain, which may occur in those who experience chronic pain. What may trigger the pain and how can it be treated?
Does forskolin work? Uses, risks, and benefits
Forskolin is a weight loss supplement that recently experienced a surge in popularity, but does it really work? We look at the benefits and risks.
Study points to a growing trend in opioid use over the past 2 decades
The prevalence of prescription opioid use increased from 4.1% of US adults in 1999-2000 to 6.8% in 2013-2014, according to a recent Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety study.
Asthma and ibuprofen: What are the effects?
Medicines can often interact with pre-existing conditions. In this article, we look at the effects of ibuprofen in people with asthma.
Very brief mindfulness training helped heavy drinkers cut back
After just 11 minutes of mindfulness training, heavy drinkers drank less in the following week than peers who underwent relaxation training, study found.
How to get rid of dizziness: Medications and remedies
There are many potential causes for dizziness, and it can cause a lot of distress in daily life. Learn how to prevent and manage dizziness effectively.
Long-term marijuana users show dampened stress response
Chronic marijuana users show lower subjective stress and salivary cortisol levels than non-users when placed under two stress conditions, study finds.
Faster-acting antidepressants may soon be a reality
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used to treat depression, but their exact mechanism is unknown. New research lifts the lid and may lead to improvements.
Alcohol improves memory of previous learning
Consuming alcohol appears to improve recall of information learned before a drinking session, but not of learning that occurs after a drinking session.
'Complete the course' message for antibiotics should be dropped
Advice that patients should complete a course of antibiotics is not supported by evidence and should be dropped, according to researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and colleagues.
Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control
New research suggests that, at the right dose and frequency, certain statins might be effective against ovarian cancer if diet excludes geranylgeraniol.
Benefits of ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is a shrub, the root of which may have medicinal properties. This herbal treatment is crucial in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine.
Study finds rate of medication errors resulting in serious medical outcomes rising
Researchers advise parents to keep medication logs and store all medications up, away, and out of sight.
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