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Cold sores are small blisters that appear around the mouth or on the lips and result from the herpes simplex virus type one (HSV-1). Herpes is a highly contagious virus that spreads through close contact, such as sexual contact or kissing, and cold sores can serve as a location that spreads the herpes virus. While… Continue reading Acyclovir vs. Valacyclovir – Overview and Comparison
Jessica Guht Sep. 04, 2023
Those looking to quit smoking often find it challenging to fight past their body’s craving for nicotine, but a solution can be found in the medication Chantix, which reduces the reward offered by cigarettes and makes it easier for you to fight any cravings. However, those on Chantix must be aware of one thing in… Continue reading Chantix and Alcohol – Can You Drink While Taking Chantix?
Jessica Guht Aug. 30, 2023
No one likes getting sick, but it can be even more concerning if a woman gets sick while they are pregnant, as they then have to wonder if the medication they are prescribed is safe for them and their baby. Bactrim is an antibiotic often prescribed, especially for UTIs, but is it safe to take… Continue reading Can You Take Bactrim While Pregnant?
Jessica Guht Aug. 30, 2023
Sinus infections are incredibly unpleasant illnesses that cause your face, specifically your cheeks and temples, to be in pain while also leaving you congested. When we’re sick, we often want to get an antibiotic prescription to start feeling better, but antibiotics aren’t always effective. Bactrim is an antibiotic often prescribed for various bacterial infections, but… Continue reading Bactrim for Sinus Infection: Is It a Good Option?
Jessica Guht Aug. 28, 2023
Bactrim is a commonly prescribed antibiotic that treats a range of bacterial infections. Like most antibiotics, it can be taken with food to help prevent an upset stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. However, what you eat can also cause some complications. Alcohol is the most important thing to avoid when taking Bactrim, and this includes… Continue reading What Foods to Avoid While Taking Bactrim?
Jessica Guht Aug. 25, 2023
Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed medications and are crucial for treating bacterial infections. However, those without insurance may wonder just how much antibiotics can cost them and how to lower the price of antibiotics. Without insurance, antibiotics can cost anywhere between $10 and $70, and this cost depends on generic vs. brand… Continue reading How Much Do Antibiotics Cost Without Insurance?
Jessica Guht Aug. 23, 2023
Those with a bacterial infection may be prescribed Bactrim, a combination drug effective against some of the most common bacterial infections. However, a frequently asked question when taking a medicine is if it is safe to mix with alcohol, leading many to wonder if you can drink on Bactrim. While alcohol does not affect the… Continue reading Bactrim and Alcohol: Can You Drink on Bactrim?
Jessica Guht Aug. 22, 2023
Bactrim is a combination antibiotic consisting of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. It helps fight bacterial infections but can also cause some unpleasant side effects. Depending on how severe these side effects may be, you may choose to discontinue this medication after talking to your doctor, but your side effects might not go away until Bactrim is… Continue reading How Long Does Bactrim Stay In Your System?
Jessica Guht Aug. 21, 2023
When it comes to taking medication, there are many things to be aware of, such as the dose of your prescription and how often it needs to be taken. On top of this, it is essential to know if it should be taken with or without food. This can cause many people to wonder if… Continue reading Can You Take Antibiotics on an Empty Stomach?
Jessica Guht Aug. 19, 2023
When it comes to bacterial infections, antibiotics are the number one treatment. They help to kill or interfere with the bacteria’s growth, aiding your immune system as it fights the infection. However, there are side effects associated with antibiotics, such as bloating and an upset stomach. These issues affecting the gastrointestinal system may make you… Continue reading Do Antibiotics Make You Gain Weight?
Jessica Guht Aug. 18, 2023
Atorvastatin is a medication taken to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Since cholesterol production peaks at night, it’s common to wonder when you should take atorvastatin, in the morning or at night. Some doctors recommend taking atorvastatin at night, but because it has a long half-life, it can… Continue reading When to Take Atorvastatin: Morning or Night?
Jessica Guht Aug. 17, 2023