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How to Stop Taking Vicodin -- Safely

Vicodin is prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain. You can experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Vicodin after having used it for a long period of time.

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Generic Drugs - Are There Counterfeit Generic Medications?

Counterfeit drugs are medications that are produced using ingredients that may be inactive, incorrect or harmful. Counterfeit drugs can put you at risk for serious health problems.

My Doctor's Prescription: 4 Times-a-Day or Every 6 Hours?

Doctors use abbreviations that tell your pharmacist which medication to give you and directions on how to use that medication. QID and Q6H mean different things.

Methadone a Leading Cause of Accidental Overdoses

Monday Morning Medication Safety TipDr. Mike shares information on how to take your medications safely. I was startled to read an article from an Indiana

Can Medications Used for Animals Be Taken By People?

Some people who work with animals, such as farmers, rodeo employees, horse trainers, and veterinary staff, take medications meant for their animals. This practice is not safe.

Can Extended-Release Drugs Cause Side Effects?

Extended-release medications have a special coating or ingredients that control how fast the drug is released from the pill into your body. Extended-Release Drugs, or XR drugs for short -- like all medications -- can cause side effects.

Oral Medications to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction is most often treated with oral drugs. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are oral drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection. Learn about what causes impotence and how it's diagnosed and treated.

I Have Diabetes. Why Does My Doctor Want Me to Take an ACE Inhibitor?

People with type 2 diabetes often have high blood pressure. The combination of these conditions significantly increases the risk for heart attack and stroke. People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medication such as an ACE inhibitor to treat high blood pressure.

Is It Safe to Take Phenytoin, the Generic Version of Dilantin?

Dilantin is commonly used to treat epilepsy. Many health plans require that people with epilepsy use phenytoin, the generic version of Dilantin. Some people with epilepsy report problems with generic seizure medications.

Why Are Medications Cheaper in Canada?

Canadian drugs are cheaper than in the U.S., especially for newer brand name drugs. Canadian drugs are less expensive for many reasons, including government controls, drug formulary restrictions, liability issues, and market forces.

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