MedShadow Features

Pros and Cons: Prednisone

September 17, 2018
Pros and Cons: Prednisone

Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat a variety of conditions. Find of the benefits and risks of this popular corticosteroid.

‘It’s a Gamble:’ St. John’s Wort, Depression and Drug Interactions

September 10, 2018
‘It’s a Gamble:’ St. John’s Wort, Depression and Drug Interactions

St. John’s wort is a popular herbal supplement used especially for depression. But does it actually work and what drugs might it interact with?

5 Things to Know About Essential Oils

August 27, 2018
5 Things to Know About Essential Oils

Essential oils are a popular part of homeopathy, but using them safely requires research and caution.

How Imodium Became Appealing to Opioid Addicts

August 20, 2018
How Imodium Became Appealing to Opioid Addicts

Dangerous side effects associated with using OTC anti-diarrhea drug in high amounts.

5 Alternatives to Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

August 13, 2018
5 Alternatives to Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

If you think turning to Viagra is the only way to deal with erectile dysfunction, think again. Here are 5 alternatives to ED drugs, including their pros and cons.

4 Drugs That Interact with Anxiety Meds

August 6, 2018
4 Drugs That Interact with Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax are prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. Here’s what you should know about drugs that may interact with them.

Glaucoma: 3 Ways to Treat a Sneaky Disease

July 30, 2018
A Look at Glaucoma Treatments

Eye drops, laser therapy and surgery are just some of the treatments for glaucoma. What are the benefits and risks of each of them?

How to Kick Insomnia Without Turning to Pills

July 23, 2018
How to Kick Insomnia Without Turning to Pills

Think medications are the only way to eliminate insomnia? Find out about behavioral therapies, lifestyle changes and herbal remedies that can help you say goodbye to sleepless nights.

How Herbs Can Help You Get Off Acid Reflux Drugs

July 16, 2018
How Herbs Can Help You Get Off Acid Reflux Drugs

Long-term use of PPIs is associated with serious medical conditions. Here’s how to wean off those drugs and keep reflux at bay.

Antibiotics for Severe Asthma: Are They Really Necessary?

July 9, 2018
Antibiotics for Severe Asthma: Are They Really Necessary?

Despite guidelines stating no antibiotics for asthma patients unless there’s evidence of lung infection, doctors still prescribe them.

4 Drugs With Annoying Side Effects You Should Put Up With

June 25, 2018
4 Drugs With Annoying Side Effects You Should Persist Through

Many drugs that are potentially beneficial for you in the long term can have side effects in the short term that are unpleasant. Find out about a few of the ones worth toughing it out.

SAMe: The Arthritis Supplement You’ve Never Heard Of

June 18, 2018

While you may have never heard of SAMe, it is a supplement that is rapidly growing in popularity as a treatment for various kinds of arthritis. But does it work and what potential side effects should you know about?