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Amy's 50th Birthday Surprise: High Cholesterol

Just after my 50th birthday last year, my cholesterol levels were awful. I was very hesitant to take statins due to personal autoimmune conditions plus a family history of adult-onset diabetes and requested time to really clean up my diet. Unfortunately, after three months of eating clean, my levels had gotten worse and a prescription was required.

Oct 11, 2022

Cholesterol and Inflammation

Mar 22, 2023

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes, is the leading cause of death globally. Many factors contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Two primary culprits are high cholesterol levels and inflammation.

Daliresp is Now Generic

Mar 20, 2023

Daliresp (Roflumilast) is used to lessen the frequency of episodes or worsening of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) symptoms. It's prescribed to people with severe COPD, a medical disorder that affects your lungs and airways. The generic version of Daliresp was recently released on February 17, 2022.

Questions You Should Ask About Citalopram

Mar 17, 2023

Citalopram is only approved to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). Therefore, this medication is best for people with isolated depression without other mental health comorbidities. Mental health conditions often come in groups, with anxiety and depression being a very common combination. However, depression does often present on its own. When this is the case, citalopram is a great option.

What Do I Need to Know About Levetiracetam?

Mar 16, 2023

Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant or “anti-seizure” drug, preventing seizures from occurring. Levetiracetam is only indicated by the FDA to treat epilepsy as an adjunctive medication when seizures are not adequately controlled by typical medication management.

The Anatomy of The Prostate

Mar 15, 2023

The prostate is a part of male reproductive system along with the penis, testicles, and seminal vesicles. Located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate is a small gland, roughly the size and shape of a walnut and weighs approximately 30 grams or 1 ounce. The urethra, the duct that empties urine from your bladder, is enclosed by the prostate.

Amiloride (Midamor)

Mar 14, 2023

Amiloride (Midamor) is used for managing high blood pressure, treating heart failure, reducing fluid buildup (edema), and treating low potassium levels (hypokalemia). Some healthcare providers may also prescribe amiloride for hypomagnesemia (low magnesium levels) caused by Gitelman’s or Bartter’s syndrome.

Allergy or Cold

Mar 10, 2023

Allergies are immune system responses to an allergen, such as pollen, dust, and/or pet dander, whereas colds are caused by viral infections in your upper respiratory tract.

Olmesartan (Benicar)

Mar 8, 2023

Olmesartan (pronunciation: ol·muh·saar·tn) is an oral tablet medication used to treat high blood pressure and reduce the risks of health complications that arise with prolonged stress on the heart and arteries

Pitavastatin vs Simvastatin: Which one is better?

Mar 7, 2023

Although both medications are well-tolerated, according to a study that compared the efficacy and safety of both medications, pitavastatin was shown to be an effective therapeutic option for individuals with primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia when compared to simvastatin.

Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix)

Mar 2, 2023

Hydrochlorothiazide is used for managing high blood pressure. It is a diuretic, also known as a “water pill,” which is a drug class that acts on the kidneys to increase urine production and flush out excess fluid and salt from the body. Also, hydrochlorothiazide treats what is known as edema, a buildup of fluid commonly caused by conditions such as heart failure, kidney disease, and liver disease.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Medications

Feb 28, 2023

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate gland enlargement, is caused by the expansion of certain cells (stromal and epithelial cells) in the prostate gland and affect how you urinate. The layer of tissue that surrounds your prostate prevents it from expanding as it enlarges, which causes the gland to pinch the urethra. This leads to your bladder wall getting inflamed and thicker.

Pharmacist’s Review on Febuxostat

Feb 24, 2023

Febuxostat is used to treat the chronic (long-term) gout symptoms. An excessive amount uric acid in your blood causes gout attack. Febuxostat works by lowering the amount of uric acid in your body.

Why Drug Prices in The US Are So High—And What You Can Do to Limit Drug Spending

Feb 22, 2023

Americans spend more on prescription medications than any other country in the world: an average of approximately $1,300 per person. According to the nonprofit drug pricing research firm 46brooklyn Research, drug list prices are rising steadily each year by 5%. These rising costs are not felt as much by insurance companies and are largely passed onto American citizens through their insurance premiums, copays, taxes, and high out-of-pocket costs.

Why We Get Sicker In The Winter

Feb 21, 2023

Scientists of a recent study believe they may have discovered why we get more respiratory illnesses in winter. It appears that the immunological reaction in your nose is harmed by the frigid air, but how so?

Pravastatin (Pravachol)

Feb 16, 2023

Pravastatin is used to lower your blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol to prevent the development of plaque in your arteries and lower the risk of coronary heart disease. In both individuals with and without coronary heart disease or other risk factors, pravastatin is used to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems.

Marley Drug: Independent pharmacy with national service

Feb 15, 2023

When it comes to filling your prescriptions, what do you care about most? Price, pharmacy service, fill/delivery time, or convenience? For some people cost is the main deciding factor, and they shop around until they find the best price. Maybe you care more about credibility of the pharmacy and look for the legitimacy when choosing an online pharmacy. Or you value customer relationship and that’s why you’ve been loyal to your local pharmacy for many years. Regardless of the reasons, a good pharmacy should be legit, honest and have the patient-first mindset.

Valsartan (Diovan) to Manage High Blood Pressure

Feb 13, 2023

Valsartan is part of a class of medications called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) which help to manage high blood pressure. This medication helps to relax blood vessels which helps to lowers blood pressure. See uses, side-effects and more.