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People’s Pharmacy: Lisinopril reactions can be life-threatening

I had been hospitalized at least eight times for “abdominal obstruction” and had two surgeries: one to remove my appendix, which was found to be pink and healthy; and the …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

People’s Pharmacy: FDA acknowledges Zyrtec withdrawal itch

While on vacation, a reader experienced intense itching from Zyrtec withdrawal.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

People’s Pharmacy: People who have sex more often live longer

An active sex life might improve your longevity. That’s the conclusion of a long-running Israeli study of heart attack survivors. Those who had sex more often had better survival rates …

People’s Pharmacy: Skeeter syndrome can be long-lasting

After I’d suffered for years, a dermatologist prescribed triamcinolone. It’s been life-changing. Just the smallest dab on a mosquito bite makes it disappear within 24 hours. A bite rarely needs …

People’s Pharmacy: Watch out for ‘Ambien zombies’

Zolpidem (Ambien) is a popular sleeping pill. Many people take it on long flights to help them sleep, but sometimes it can cause amnesia. Flight attendants are aware of a …

People’s Pharmacy: Common antihistamine triggers restless legs episodes

People’s Pharmacy column for Thursday, July 11, 2019.

People’s Pharmacy: What can a mosquito magnet do?

Do mosquitos love you? If so, be sure to apply repellent before going outside. DEET is effective, but if you prefer something else, oil of lemon eucalyptus and picaridin also …

People’s Pharmacy: Dealing with swimmer’s ear

When water gets trapped in the ear, it can lead to an infection in the outer ear. This is called otitis externa, or more commonly swimmer’s ear. It often occurs …

People’s Pharmacy: Why does coffee make you go to the bathroom?

Recently, scientists tested coffee in rats and found that both decaf and high-test increase the power of intestinal muscle contractions. The coffee treatments also changed the composition of the rats’ …

People’s Pharmacy: Ketamine reversed years of depression

I’ve suffered long enough and have grappled with suicide for years. That’s all gone now. This medication saved my life.

People’s Pharmacy: Ongoing confusion over grapefruit’s interaction with medications

The world’s leading expert on this interaction notes that “all forms of the fruit (freshly squeezed juice, frozen concentrate and whole fruit) have the potential to reduce the activity of …

People’s Pharmacy: Getting off Effexor proves challenging

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, March 21, 2019.

People’s Pharmacy: PPI for GERD makes kidney disease worse

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, March 14, 2019.

People’s Pharmacy: Which anesthetic is less likely to cause post-op confusion?

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2019.

People’s Pharmacy: Doctor objects to baking soda for indigestion

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

People’s Pharmacy: Naltrexone helps overcome compulsion to pull out hair

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

People’s Pharmacy: How effective is the Shingrix shingles vaccine?

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People’s Pharmacy: Chewing sugar-free gum to stay awake on the road

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

People’s Pharmacy: Will breast cancer drug work if shipped incorrectly?

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

People’s Pharmacy: Pharmacy error caused months of misery

People’s Pharmacy column for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

People’s Pharmacy: Will Viagra lead to vision loss?

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.

People’s Pharmacy: Did antihistamine increase risk of dementia?

People’s pharmacy advice column for Thursday, May 17, 2018.

People’s pharmacy: Calcium for bones led to agonizing constipation

People’s pharmacy column for the week of April 9, 2018.

People’s pharmacy: Are mail-order medicines ruined by weather?

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for April 2, 2018.

The People’s Pharmacy: Do flu shots make influenza less severe?

The People’s pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

People’s pharmacy: Are statins linked to memory problems?

Q. I read somewhere about a statin that is not fat-soluble and doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier. Unfortunately, I forgot the name. I am currently taking simvastatin and have noticed …

People’s pharmacy: Cough syrup, antidepressant cause scary interaction

People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

People’s pharmacy: How good are gummy supplements?

After testing gummy multivitamins, it reported that “some gummy supplements – particularly gummy multivitamins – do not contain their listed amounts of vitamins or minerals, or contain impurities.”

People’s pharmacy: New generic Viagra should help men save money

People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.

People’s pharmacy: Asthma inhaler leaves reader too hoarse to talk

People’s pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.