Need to Know

Need to Know: NSAIDs

February 15, 2018

Advil, Aleve, aspirin, Celebrex, Motrin, Voltaren and others. What you need to know about the pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Need to Know: Antimalarial Drugs

October 10, 2017

Antimalaria drugs have serious side effects and can have critical interactions with other drugs. If you plan to visit an area rife with malaria, you should discuss whether to take the meds, and which ones.

Need to Know: Birth Control Pills

July 13, 2017
Need to Know: Birth Control Pills

There are plenty of options when it comes to birth control pills. Find out how they work, possible side effects and potential drug interactions with them.

Need to Know: ACE Inhibitors

June 21, 2017
Need to Know: ACE Inhibitors

ACE inhibitors are widely used to treat hypertension. What are their side effects and are there alternatives to lowering high blood pressure?

Need to Know: Psoriasis Drugs

February 2, 2017
Need to Know: Psoriasis Drugs

There are an overwhelming number of psoriasis drugs to choose from. Find out more about them and associated side effects.

Need to Know: Vaping

January 18, 2017

Yes, e-cigs have less nicotine, but that doesn’t make them totally safe. They have their own chemical issues. And then there are the exploding batteries….

Need to Know: Tamiflu

December 5, 2016
Need to Know: Tamiflu

Flu season in full swing and you may have heard of Tamiflu as a way to curb the virus’ duration. Just how true is that and what are the drug’s side effects?

Need to Know: B Vitamins

November 10, 2016

The 8 B vitamins are among the most popular supplements. But what are the side effects and drug interactions associated with them and what foods are the naturally in.

Need to Know: Diabetes Drugs

November 4, 2016
Diabetes Drugs

When it comes to diabetes, there are a number of medicines that help, and they all work differently. What you should know about your options.

Need to Know: Acetaminophen

October 17, 2016
Acetominaphen

Acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol, is the most popular over-the-counter pain reliever. However, it can be found in over 600 OTC and prescription meds. Here’s what you should know about this well-known drug.

Need to Know: Treating Lice

October 4, 2016

Parents dread the day when they hear their child has lice. Which treatments are the most effective and safest to get rid of the icky bugs from hair?

Need To Know: Nootropics

September 12, 2016
Need To Know: Nootropics

Nootropics, which are used to enhance cognitive function and boost memory, can be prescription drugs, supplements and herbs. Here’s what you need to know about these so-called “brain drugs.”