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Doctor insights on: Drug Information Over The Counter Medicines

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Drug Information (Definition)

Drug information is the standardized set of dosing information, treatment statistics, and possible side effects, which drug companies publish for every ...Read more


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What are the best herbal drug information sites?

What are the best herbal drug information sites?

The best:: http://nccam.nih.gov/ the national institutes of medicine center for complementary and alternative medicine has science based information - your tax dollars support it so please do use it! it's free. You can read the articles and/or search for specific drugs. ...Read more

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Easy way locate drug information for pregnant women?

Easy way locate drug information for pregnant women?

Ask your doctor: Your doctor or pharmacist are the best source. Many drugs have warning about using them in preganancy. These professions will help explain what is safe or not. ...Read more

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What are the best websites for drug information?

Plenty available: I find www.Drugs.Com, and www.Pdr.Com, reliable, informative, and easy to navigate. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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What can I do to help poison oak heal besides over-the-counter medicines and drugs like caladryl?

What can I do to help poison oak heal besides over-the-counter medicines and drugs like caladryl?

Topical steroids: Over the counter steroid creams such as Hydrocortisone are good for small and minor irritations. They should respond to a few days of twice a day topical application. Larger and more serious rashes might require something a bit more potent or even oral steroids. ...Read more