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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
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
Tylenol is a pain and fever reducer, and since fevers often result from infection, it is common to wonder if antibiotics, which treat infections, can safely be taken with Tylenol. While there are hundreds of antibiotics, it is generally considered safe to take Tylenol with antibiotics. However, it is recommended to check the drug interactions… Continue reading Can You Take Tylenol with Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Aug. 14, 2023
Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed medications, and OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen are a medicine cabinet staple, but is it safe to take ibuprofen with antibiotics? The short answer is that, yes, it is usually safe to take ibuprofen with antibiotics. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that there are… Continue reading Can You Take Ibuprofen (Advil) with Antibiotics?
Jessica Guht Aug. 10, 2023
Statins are medications that are specifically designed to help lower cholesterol levels in a person’s body. There are some types of statins that are designed to be most effective during the morning, and there are other types of statins that are more effective when taken during the night, which can lead to much confusion about… Continue reading When Is the Best Time to Take Cholesterol Medication?
Jessica Guht Jun. 08, 2023
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that can have serious health implications if left untreated. The key to managing and controlling high blood pressure is understanding what medications are available, and when it is the best time to take them. In this article, we’ll explore the different types of blood pressure medication… Continue reading When Is the Best Time to Take Blood Pressure Medication?
Jessica Guht Jun. 05, 2023
Whenever you have prescribed medication, it’s vital that you know what other types of medication you can or cannot take simultaneously. Some pain medications can increase your chances of experiencing side effects of your regular medication – so what pain medication is safe to use if you are taking prescribed gabapentin? Find out the answers… Continue reading What Pain Medication Can I Take With Gabapentin?
Jessica Guht May. 31, 2023
With the potential side effects of medications, it’s common to wonder how long after you stop taking something it will continue to affect your body. This is an especially common concern for hydroxyzine since drowsiness is one of its side effects, and driving may be unsafe until it is out of your system. This begs… Continue reading How Long Does Hydroxyzine Stay in Your System?
Jessica Guht Apr. 28, 2023
Lexapro is the brand name for Escitalopram, a type of medication used to treat depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. As with any medication, it’s important to know the possible side effects to help you know what to expect when taking Lexapro. This guide will explain some of the first-week side effects of Lexapro, helping… Continue reading Lexapro Side Effects First Week: All You Should Know
Jessica Guht Nov. 10, 2022
There is some evidence that ibuprofen may help to alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it is important to note that ibuprofen is not an antibiotic, and will not kill the bacteria causing the infection. Therefore, it is important to see a healthcare professional if you think you may have a… Continue reading Does Ibuprofen Help With a UTI?
Jessica Guht Oct. 13, 2022