You've heard of drug side-effects, and you've probably heard of drugs interacting with each other if you take them together - with potentially fatal consequences.
But did you know some drugs interact with certain foods? Find out here why you shouldn't eat grapefruit if you take the contraceptive pill - and three other interactions that will shock you! 4 Food-drug interactions that will shock yo... ››› more
It's important to tell your doctor what medication you're taking when he's just about to pass you a new script for another pill. That's common sense and most people remember to do that.
However, it's the occasional medication or the over-the-counter medication you may add to the mix on days when your pain seems less bearable, or you injure yourself that may present a bigger problem.
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Dealing with fevers, a sore throat and runny nose is hard enough. Now, try dealing with them when you have diabetes.
As a diabetic, you can't just run to the pharmacy and buy the first over-the-counter cold and flu remedy you find. You need to know what's in the medication and how its ingredients affect your diabetes.
Last week, I sat down with diabetes expert, Dr Craige Golding to discuss ... ››› more
There's no doubt that herbal medicine works. Various studies have shown just how effective these herbs are. But as an increasing number of people use these herbs, the big question is whether or not it's safe to combine herbs with drugs? Read on to find out… Want to use herbal medicine, but are concerned about how it might react when combined with conventional medicine?
If so, here’s what yo... ››› more
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