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drug interactions
Drug interactions can be deadly. Get the information you need in today's issue of Vidyya


Proceed To Article Get The Information You Need About Drug Interactions
Consumers are taking more medicines than ever before. With nearly three billion prescriptions dispensed each year, a growing choice of nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, and the increased use of dietary supplements, the potential for drug interactions increases. To help consumers avoid potential problems when taking prescription or nonprescription medicines, the Council on Family Health (CFH), in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Consumers League (NCL), has released an update of its popular free consumer guide Drug Interactions: What You Should Know. More...

Proceed To Article Drug Interactions: What You Should Know
This booklet describes three types of drug interactions and gives advice to patients on what questions to ask their practitioners regarding medication interactions with food, drink or other pharmaceuticals. More...

Proceed To Article Herbals: Therapeutic And Adverse Effects
This bibliography provides a brief survey of the literature covering the publication years 1997-1999 and examines the available information regarding the therapeutic and adver effects of herbal preparations. This bibliography includes citations from published articles, books, books chapters, and technical reports. More...

Proceed To Article Information For Patients: My Medicine Record
The use of multiple medicines, a greater prevalence of chronic health conditions and normal body changes caused by aging can increase the likelihood of potential problems with medicines. This chart can help patients track their medications by name, use, prescribing practitioner, description of the medication and more. Print and distribute this chart as necessary. More...

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A Dietary Supplement For Jet Lag?
Long-distance air travelers can tell you that they often walk off planes, trains and busses with tired eyes and a tired body. Now these tourists and business people can get help help in the form of a dietary supplement - a coenzyme known as NADH that may help reduce the mind-numbing effects of jet lag. More...


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